Written answers

Thursday, 5 September 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the DVLA has refunded to motorists who sold their cars and claimed back the unused vehicle tax on those cars since 2014.

    • A34: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 April 2019 to Question 240641 on A34: Oxfordshire, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) deaths and (b) injuries...

      Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his Department’s policy to include in contracts for motorway maintenance and upgrade work (a) penalty clauses for contractors...

      Bus Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Inclusive Transport Strategy, published on 25 July 2018, when his Department plans to publish guidance on what should be...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish a report to Parliament on the Government's objectives for walking and cycling as set out in the statutory 2017 Cycling and...

      Shared Spaces: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that town designs that remove navigation tools used by blind and partially-sighted people to navigate, including...

      Portsmouth International Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much additional funding will be allocated to Portsmouth International Port to prepare for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Portsmouth International Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department will be responsible for reimbursing Portsmouth City Council for costs incurred from preparations at Portsmouth International...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made in reviewing guidance in the Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to help ensure that more public charging points are provided for electronic vehicles.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cars there are in the Government Car Service fleet.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many petrol or diesel engine cars were added to the Government Car Service fleet in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many hybrid electric cars were added to the Government Car Service fleet in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fully electric cars were added to the Government Car Service fleet in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019.

      Manchester-Sheffield Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on the capacity improvement scheme planned for the Hope Valley line.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings his Department has had with Wirral Council to discuss preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carers and Parents: Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to implement the European Council directive on work-life balance for parents and carers.

    • Manufacturing Industries: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will allocate long-term funding to the LCR 4.0 programme.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff working in her Department for Aramark and ISS are paid below the London Living Wage.

      Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support the supply of skills and expertise to UK shipyards.

      Plastics: Freezers and Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date her Department took the decision to ban the manufacture of plastic backed (a) fridges, (b) freezers and...

      Small Businesses: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings her Department has had with businesses on Teesside to discuss preparations for the UK leaving the EU...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings her Department has had with Wirral Council to discuss preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a...

      VE Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations she has received from events organisers on the cancellation of the May bank holiday in 2020 in...

      Regional Planning and Development: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how he plans to use the Northern Powerhouse to increase productivity in County Durham.

      Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the National Association of Local Councils on the delivery of the Northern...

      Life Sciences: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of stricter border checks for people from EU Member States after...

      Life Sciences: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions (a) she and (b) her officials have had with their counterparts at the Home Department on the effect of...

      Plastics: Freezers and Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timeframe is to introduce a ban on the sale of plastic backed (a) fridges, (b) freezers and (c) fridge freezers.

      Spark Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions she has had with Ofgem on energy bills being issued in error to customers of other energy...

      Manufacturing Industries: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to establish an industrial energy efficiency scheme.

      Natural Gas: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government’s target to reach net zero emissions by 2050, by how much her Department plans...

      Vauxhall Motors: Ellesmere Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many meetings she has had since taking office with representatives of the PSA Group on the Vauxhall Motor plant in...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings her Department has had with Durham County Council to discuss preparations for the UK leaving the EU...

      Nissan: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when she last spoke with Nissan on the effect on their operations in the UK of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect on the automotive sector of the UK leaving the EU without...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Nigeria and Pakistan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the persecution of Christians in (a) Pakistan and (b) Nigeria.

    • Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to uphold the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration; and whether he will support sanctions...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Cambridge Analytica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the minutes of meetings between Cambridge Analytica and (a) his predecessor, the Rt Hon. Member for Uxbridge...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Chinese authorities on the status of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong;...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to ease tensions in Hong Kong.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department have taken to ensure the UK’s obligations under the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong...

      Gaza: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that medical workers in Gaza can perform their humanitarian functions...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that when attacks on humanitarian workers occur in Gaza those responsible...

      Palestinians: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the issue of impunity for attacks against health workers in the Occupied...

      Palestinians: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which Israel’s internal investigations into the killings of...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the UK Government has made to the Indian Government on its revocation of Article 370, granting special...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the revocation of Article 370 of the constitution; and if he will...

      Albania: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Albanian counterpart on human trafficking; and if he will make a statement.

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Venezuelan’s Government’s withdrawal from...

      North Korea: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recent missile tests in North Korea.

      Julian Assange

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2019 to Question 267367 on Julian Assange, when the UK Government’s response to the...

      Papua: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the statement in the communique of the 50th Pacific Islands Forum that the root...

      Papua: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indonesian counterpart on ending the violence in Papua and West Papua.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Aden, Yemen; and if he will make a statement.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2019 to Question 277209, which paragraphs in Chapter VI of the Award of the UN Convention on...

      Hong Kong: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on behalf of (a) British subjects and (b) people with joint...

      Nicaragua: Catholicism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Nicaraguan counterpart on reports of harassment of the Catholic Church in that country.

      Hong Kong: Police Brutality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government in Hong Kong on instituting an independent inquiry into police brutality.

      Darfur: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions has he had with his Israeli counterpart on (a) the presence of Abdul Wahid from Darfur residing in...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration is adhered to by all parties.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the reported mass detention of Uighur Muslims in China.

      Diplomatic Service: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many requests for diplomatic protection have been made by British citizens since 2014.

      Israel: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contingency planning is being undertaken by his Department on the potential relocation of the UK Embassy in Israel; and...

      Papua: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the communique of the 50th Pacific Islands Forum, whether the Government will take steps to help tackle the...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK's position is at the UN in relation to the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir; and whether the Government...

      Armenia: Gold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the statement made by the former Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Armenia, as reported in the press...

      Lydian International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the (a) dates, (b) attendees and (c) items discussed at meetings between representatives of Government and...

      Kashmir: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on residents of the Indian Government’s communications lockdown in Kashmir.

      Papua: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to respond to the communique of the 50th Pacific Islands Forum raising concerns about the...

      North Korea: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of North Korea's short-range ballistic missile tests on that country's compliance...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit: Scotland

      What plans he has to meet the Cabinet Secretary for Government Business and Constitutional Relations of the Scottish Government.

    • Brexit

      What outcome he is seeking in his negotiations with the EU.

      Brexit

      What recent discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

      Environment Protection

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on environmental policy of the effect of the UK leaving the EU .

      Brexit: Northern Ireland

      What recent assessment he has made of the efficacy of recommendations of the Alternative Arrangements Commission on arrangements on the Irish border after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rate of mental illness is of (a) males in the richest decile and (b) females in the poorest decile.

    • Mental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the incidence of (a) self harming, (b) eating disorders and (c) mental illness among (i) boys and (ii) girls...

      Depressive Illnesses: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will estimate the average cost to the public purse of treating repeated episodes of depression by (a) drugs, (b) individual...

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of expenditure by his Department on the NHS was spent on mental health services in each of the last 10 years.

      Maternal Mortality: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will commission an urgent review of maternal care in response to the findings of the MBRRACE-UK maternal deaths and morbidity...

      Social Services: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to increase the number of apprenticeships in social care in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) the UK.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on schemes to encourage staff of his Department to cycle to work since 2015; and how much his...

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of NICE modifying its Single Technology Appraisal ICER thresholds to recognise...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps (a) Public Health England and (b) his Department are taking to ensure that smokers are aware that heated tobacco products are...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Care and Support Statutory Charging Regulations 2014, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the National...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescription penalty charge notices issued by the NHS Business Authority have been overturned because the person was confirmed...

      Dialysis Machines: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that existing mutual aid arrangements for dialysis will continue after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will...

      Plastic Surgery: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the NHS has been as a result of correcting or ameliorating the effects of unregulated aesthetic surgery procedures in...

      Kidney Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to protect the supply and space for storage of medicines, equipment and consumables required for the treatment of...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Department is taking to ensure that patients' data held by the NHS is owned by those patients.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what meetings his Department has had with Wirral Council to discuss preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what impact assessment is being undertaken as part of the consultation on proposals to change the reimbursement arrangements for NHS...

      Alzheimer's Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the quality of care provided to people with Alzheimer's in NHS hospitals.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to report Neuro Patience: Still Waiting for Improvements in Treatment and Care published by the Kings Fund on 9 July 2019,...

      Hearing Aids: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support research and development of new hearing aid technology.

      Audiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase uptake of NHS hearing services.

      Radiotherapy: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of cancer patients that turn down radiotherapy due to the distances involved in travelling to...

      Dialysis Machines: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that kidney disease patients on dialysis retain the right to receive health care free of charge when...

      Transplant Surgery: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the continuation of arrangements for the sharing of human organs for transplantation across EU borders...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) raise awareness of and (b) increase access to the PrEP impact trial in BAME communities.

      Prescription Drugs: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons (a) Colesevelam (cholestagel) and (b) other prescription medications are out of stock; and what steps he is taking to...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the supply chains for medicines and medical supplies of the UK leaving the...

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the finding in the Royal College of Psychiatrists fourth annual National Audit of Dementia Care in General Hospitals...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the lack of availability of places on the PrEP impact trial disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men.

      Health Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Overseas visitor charging: no-deal Brexit guidance for NHS service providers published in April 2019, what guidance...

      Health Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps Spanish and Portuguese citizens visiting the UK after the 31 October 2019 or residing in the UK but without Settled Status...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people received health testing in the community as a result of the Grenfell Tower fire; and what the age was of people tested.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement, Millions at risk from antidepressant withdrawal, new review concludes, published by the All-Party...

      Health Services: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Clinical Commissioning Group for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire on the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with Bristol City Council on the effect on social care of the UK leaving the EU without a...

      North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with North Tees and Hartlepool Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on preparations for the UK leaving...

      NHS Business Services Authority: Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost of purchasing office furniture for NHS Business Authority offices was in (a) the North West and (b) the North East in each...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to engage with representatives of dispensing practices on the proposed changes to the reimbursement...

      Care Homes: Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it compulsory for all residential nursing and care homes to have outdoor recreational space.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the accessibility of cervical screening to women with a physical disability.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether it is Government policy to spend 0.7 per cent of GDP target on overseas aid.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the Government remains committed to contributing 0.7 per cent of UK GNI in Official Development Assistance.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether any UK Aid-funded facilities in Yemen have been (a) damaged and (b) destroyed by airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition.

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many FTE staff in his Department are working on preparations for the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many hours have staff in his Department spent in each of the last 12 months on preparations in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of access for humanitarian supplies from the port of Aden, Yemen.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the humanitarian impact of the recent escalation of military activity in Aden, Yemen.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a central bursary fund to train teachers specialising in teaching children with a hearing...

    • Young People: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made in improving access to adequate support for young carers to tackle loneliness and social isolation.

      Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the importance of transparency on setting and lowering funding bands for degree apprenticeships.

      Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2019 to Question 263684, what assessment his Department has made of the overall compliance of schools in England...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of funding for special education needs pupils in schools.

      Lifelong Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase access to lifelong learning.

      Schools: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had on publishing guidance on safe temperature in schools and replacing school uniform policy in hot weather.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations have been received by his Department on the provision of RE teaching in schools as part of a broad and balanced curriculum; and...

      History: GCE A-level and GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils learning about the British Empire at (a) GCSE and (b) A level.

      Higher Education: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the gender pay gap in higher education (a) at Portsmouth University and (b) in the UK.

      STEM Subjects: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on funding for STEM subjects at higher education institutions of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      STEM Subjects: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with universities on the effect of higher education funding arrangements on the sustainability of STEM courses in (a)...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he will take to make school uniforms and PE kits more affordable for families on low incomes.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations made by Missing Families in its report entitled All of us were...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will respond to the petition entitled Stop treating school refusal as truancy hosted by 38 Degrees from Not Fine in School which calls for the...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value of apprenticeship levy funds expiring from employers' accounts was in August 2019; and what plans the Government has for the allocation...

      Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the findings of the annual report by the Education Policy Institute, published in July 2019, what steps he will take to tackle the...

      School Exclusions Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the consultation on the recommendations of the Timpson Review will include (a) socio-economic and (b) ethnic trends in school exclusions.

      Schools: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department will publish the (a) results and (b) final guidance from the consultation on school security.

      Electronic Publishing: VAT Zero Rating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the zero-rating of VAT on digital publications.

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the post on his Department's education in the media blog, entitled Supporting teachers for the upcoming year, dated 30 August 2019,...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prosecutions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 were made in Scotland in the last five years.

    • Ministry of Justice: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what mental health support his Department provides to people employed in the justice and custodial sector.

      Ministry of Justice: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support his Department provides to people employed in the justice and custodial sector who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

      Ministry of Justice: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many repairs to his Department’s buildings were outstanding in each of the last 12 quarters.

      Youth Offending Teams: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children that are EEA nationals receive services from youth offending teams.

      Young Offenders: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Justice, what processes his Department has put in place to ensure that children that are EEA nationals who come into contact with the criminal justice system...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the effect of (a) court closures and (b) the reduction of funding for legal aid on trends in the level of access to justice.

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 275723 on translation services, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for personal independence payment appeals to be decided at HM Courts & Tribunals Service Ashford.

      Unsolicited Goods and Services: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that vulnerable people are protected from aggressive or unsolicited sales techniques in the legal services...

      Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much is allocated to be spent from the public purse on conducting the Law Commission's review of the law on how and where people can marry in...

      Kirklevington Grange Prison: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what meetings his Department has had with Kirklevington prison on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

      Probate: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2019 to Question 278565 on Probate: Computer Software, at what point in the Probate application process is user...

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of immediately laying an order under Section 14 of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 to...

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to her Department's publication, Mortgage and landlord possession statistics in England and Wales, April to June 2019 (provisional),...

      Translation Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding was allocated to each provider of translation services in each financial year since 2010-11.

      Bristol Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with HMP Bristol in Horfield on the potential implications for that prison of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the prison population was on 30 June in each year since 1997; and how many of those prisoners were in (a) public and (b) private prisons.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison places defined as in-use certified normal accommodation there were on 30 June of each year since 2010; and how many of those places were...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has plans to increase the number of prison officers above the levels as outlined in HM Prison and Probation Service workforce...

      Ministry of Justice: Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of his Departments capital expenditure limit has been switched to resource expenditure limit in each year since 2015; and if he will...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 31 July 2019 to Question 280324 on Arms Trade: Trade Fairs, what engagement by Government Ministers will be...

    • Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reasons she invited a delegation from Hong Kong to the Defence and Security Equipment International arms fair; and if she will make...

      Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many export licence requests have been received by her Department from businesses in (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) Wansbeck...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax: Discounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people claimed the severe mental impairment council tax discount in (a) 2018, (b) 2017, (c) 2016, (d) 2015...

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will provide the same level of funding as that currently provided by EU...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the application of business rates to domestic childcare settings on those...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government will publish the consultation on the Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have not adopted a Local Plan.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the leader of Lancashire County Council on the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council on preparations for the UK leaving the...

      Private Rented Housing: Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to include deposits of lodgers in deposit insurance schemes.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what meetings her Department has had with Wirral Council to discuss preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to row A of the table headed Spending in Departmental Expenditure Limits on page 46 of the Central Government Supply Estimates 2019-20:...

    • Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made any assessment of whether the founding of the 6th Division will affect the current operations of the 77th brigade.

      Harland and Wolff: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government took into account Harland and Wolff's involvement in two bids for the Type 31a Frigate contract when taking the decision to...

      Aircraft Carriers: Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Harland and Wolff having entered into administration, which UK shipyards have the infrastructure to facilitate the repair and...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Tankers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of refitting and retrofitting the Royal Fleet Auxiliary’s four Tide-Class tankers.

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 31 July 2019 to Question 280324 on Arms Trade: Trade Fairs, what military assets the Government will provide to the Defence...

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for a decision to be made on the successful bidder to fulfil the new Type 31e frigates order.

      Military aircaft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the proposed takeover of Cobham plc by Advent International on the continuation and...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the planned Establishment of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary; and what is its current strength at all Ranks against its Establishment numbers.

      Former Ministers: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what severance payment the rt hon. Member for South Staffordshire received after he left his position as Secretary of State for Defence.

      Armed Forces: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library any analysis undertaken by his Department on the effect of proposals in Section 3 Civil litigation longstop of the...

      Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) applications his Department has received and (b) payments his Department has made for injury compensation in the last nine years where the...

      Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's document Legal protection for our Armed Forces Personnel and veteran serving in Operations outside of the United...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Government's policy is on the acquisition of major UK-based defence companies by overseas investors; what assessment he has made of the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 275665 on universal credit: fraud, what steps her Department is taking to close a loophole...

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of benefits decisions in Doncaster have been appealed in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2019 to Question 273727, whether her Department consulted (a) advice agencies and (b) disability charities...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2019 to Question 273727, whether her Department has written to the GPs of all those employment and support...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants over 65 have (a) been unsuccessful in their application for personal independence payment, (b) received benefit...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many adults born after 8 April 1948 are awaiting a decision in their application to transfer from disability living allowance to personal...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many adults born after 8 April 1948 are in receipt of disability living allowance and waiting to be invited to claim personal independence...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the appropriateness of requiring claimants with mental health conditions to attend face-to-face...

      Universal Credit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 278344, on Universal Credit: Fraud, over what period of time the 52 pages were shut down.

      Parents: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make a comparative assessment of the proportion of parents in low income families who are (a) out of work and (b) in part-time work...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to protect people on benefits or low incomes who would be most vulnerable to rising food prices or food...

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of recording all calls from benefits claimants to ensure that complaints can be...

      Pensioners: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants over 65 at the date of their application have been refused personal independence payment at (a) mandatory...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which local authorities in (a) Yorkshire and (b) Humberside have local welfare assistance schemes in place.

      Social Security Benefits: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to tailor medical assessments for benefits to take account of the needs of ME sufferers.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her evidence of 24 July 2019 to the Work and Pensions Committee on increased support with upfront childcare costs, whether...

      Habitual Residence Test: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-UK EEA citizens successfully appealed a failure of the habitual residency test between November 2017 and November 2018.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many enforcement actions the HMRC and Child Maintenance Group liaison group has conducted since January 2017.

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times her Department has requested that HM Courts and Tribunals Service provide an extension to a deadline for a universal credit...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to increase the take-up of pensions credit by people who are entitled to claim it; and if she will make a statement.

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to ensure that state pensions for UK citizens living overseas increase at the same rate as pensions for pensioners who...

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken is for her Department to respond to universal credit appeals.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's timescale is for notifying all parents who may be eligible to receive historical Child Support Agency arrears.

      Working Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions officials of her Department have had with their counterparts in the Ministry of Justice on the correspondence entitled...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have died in the last 12 months after having been assessed by her Department as fit for work.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have received (a) multiple and (b) no assessments from her Department in the last two years.

      Health Assessment Advisory Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether employees of the Health Assessment Advisory Service receive a monetary bonus for each claimant they find fit for work.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons her Department took the decision to undertake an internal review into the handling of the case of Stephen Smith in private...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Arms Length Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to row D of the Resource DEL table on page 11 of the DWP Main Estimate 2019-20 Select Committee Memorandum, if she will publish...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people under 21 years old have claimed housing support entitlement as part of universal credit since the ending of means testing for...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants initially refused employment support allowance have subsequently been awarded that allowance under regulation 29 or...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the process is for ensuring that the outcomes of appeals against the refusal of (a) employment support allowance and (b) personal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on the evaluation of the video recording pilot for personal independence payment assessments.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of reduced allowances for universal credit claimants who are under 25 years old on the...

      Universal Credit: Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the restriction on earned income for eligibility for support for mortgage interest under...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of universal credit were (a) employed and (b) unemployed as at 15 August 2019.

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to lodge an appeal against the High Court decision by Lord Justice Singh and Mr Justice Lewis in relation to her...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2019 to Question 267247 on Children: Maintenance, what assessment she has made of the effect on inequality...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to introduce details of the calculation of (a) housing costs, (b) LHA limits, (c) spare bedroom deductions and (d)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the length of time taken to respond to journal messages submitted by claimants of universal credit.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on registration of the child maintenance debt of a non-resident parent with credit rating agencies.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many incidences of child maintenance debt of a non-resident parent were registered with a credit rating agency in the last 12 months.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason deduction of earnings requests are submitted by the Child Maintenance Service to collect child maintenance.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the end on the Post Office Card Account on vulnerable people that use that service.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have been awarded employment support allowance under (a) regulation 29 and (b) regulation 35 of the Employment and Support...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Meat: Imports

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

    • Veterinary Medicine: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what parts of the Government’s plan for registration of veterinary medicines in the event of a no deal Brexit have...

      Sri Lanka: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to prevent the export of (a) hazardous and (b) medical UK waste to Sri Lanka as recycling.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish his Department's guidance issued to (a) Resilience Forums, (b) local authorities (c) other bodies with...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to reduce the complexity of environmental schemes for land holders.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Joint Air Quality Unit vehicle checking software will be ready by February 2020.

      Eggs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that imported liquid and powdered egg products are compliant with UK food standards after...

      Tree Planting: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding her Department is making available for planting or replanting urban trees to replace trees that have been...

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban cages for all farm animals in the UK.

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the merits of banning the caging of farmed animals.

      Amazonia: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is giving to indigenous people in the Amazon affected by major forest fires; and what steps his...

      Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Animal Breeding (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 S.I., No. 117, what assessment he has made of...

      Fishing Vessels: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Sea Fish Licensing (England) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 S.I., 253, what assessment he has made of the...

  • Home Office

    • Modern Slavery Act 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation will be required as a result of the Government's response to the review of the Modern Slavery...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will provide translations of the EU Settlement Scheme publications (a) Leaflet 1: Important information for EU citizens in...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the outcome was of her Department's review into different responses provided to FOI requests 53533 and 52979 in relation to the...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many confirmed victims of modern slavery are waiting for a decision on their immigration status; and if she will make a statement.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the trafficked status of a confirmed victim of modern slavery is considered when determining their application for leave to remain;...

      Human Trafficking: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary on the trafficking of people between the UK and Vietnam; and if she will make a...

      Human Trafficking: Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary on the trafficking of people between the UK and Nigeria; and if she will make a...

      Action Fraud: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will undertake an investigation into reports that Action Fraud call handlers are coached to tell callers to that helpline that they...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what processes his Department has put in place for an EU citizen arriving in the UK to prove to immigration officials at the point of entry...

      Crime Prevention: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department consulted with (a) young people and (b) members of the DCMS Youth Steering Group before launching the #knifefree...

      Free Movement of People: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the impact assessment of the additional border restrictions for people moving between EU Member States and the UK after...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2018 to Question 203927, what her Department's policy is on whether EU citizens with Leave to Land who...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of EEA nationals that will not have applied to the EU settlement scheme by (a) 30 June...

      Sodexo: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to extend the contract with Sodexo to pay asylum seekers through the use of an Aspen card by six months.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria her Department plans to use to require non-UK EU citizens to undertake visa clearance prior to arrival in the UK after 1...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that EEA nationals are able to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if they (a) lack mental...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings her Department has had with Wirral Council to discuss preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government still plans to bring forward the 2018 Boundary Commission proposals to Parliament.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a pilot scheme allowing election-day voter registration in polling stations.

      Public Sector: Computer Software

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 278600, for what reason that Answer did not confirm whether...

      Cabinet Office: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which (a) Cabinet and (b) former Cabinet members have returned severance payments to the public purse in the...

      Cabinet Office: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has for training on devolution for the Civil Service.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to increase the number of Civil Service roles outside of London.

      National Security Strategy Implementation Groups

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the recently established National Security Strategy...

      National Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what contingencies the Government has put in place to ensure that the roll out of Fusion Doctrine will...

      Government Departments: Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 24 July 2019 to Question 279145, on what date his Department most recently assessed the number of Government Transformation...

      Foreign Relations: Africa

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the working relationship between the Whitehall Africa Group and the...

  • Treasury

    • Bingo: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on the bingo industry of the change to bingo duty in 2014.

    • Bookmakers and Football Pools: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the rate of gross profit tax levied from (a) the Football Pools and (b) bookmakers; what the rationale is for applying...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have benefited from the Help to Buy ISA in (a) north east Scotland and (b) West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine; and what the cost to the...

      Wealth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to narrow wealth differentials between the richest and poorest (a) individuals, (b) regions, (c) counties and (d) constituencies.

      Aviation: Alternative Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2019 to Question 277102 on Aviation: Alternative Fuels, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of...

      Financial Services: Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of support it provides to the FinTech sector in the UK.

      Banks: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he will take to reduce bank closures in rural areas.

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding from the public purse his Department spent on the production of the graphic tweeted by his Department on 31 July 2019 entitled We’re...

      Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to raise the pension tax allowance above the current rate of 25 per cent.

      Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) his counterparts in other EU member states and (b) industry of the potential merits of introducing a reduced rate of...

      Football Pools: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to football pools of reducing betting duty to 10 per cent.

      Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits for the UK's literacy rates of removing VAT from digital products.

      Government Departments: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department issued to Departments on the baseline for bids for the spending review; and whether the effect of additional resources in...

      Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of VAT on e-publications on children’s literacy in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Hate Crime: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funding the Government has allocated to tackle hate speech in sport; and what proportion of that funding has been spent,...

    • Gun Sports: Commonwealth Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made in restoring shooting to the range of sports in the Commonwealth Games.

      Social Media: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) his Scottish Government counterpart and (b) social media companies on tackling...

      Monuments: Scapa Flow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has made on the proposed sale of dedicated monuments at Scapa Flow.

      Loneliness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support the Government provides to tackle loneliness among young people.

      Youth Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the review his Department has launched into statutory guidance for local authorities on providing youth...

      Youth Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the review his Department has launched into statutory guidance for local authorities on providing youth...

      Broadband: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he next plans to meet with his Scottish Government counterpart to discuss increasing the availability of superfast...

      Tourism: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage (a) UK and (b) overseas citizens to take holidays in UK (i) seaside towns and (b) coastal...

      Tourism: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to encourage the development of tourism in seaside towns and coastal communities.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Newspaper Press

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

      Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to respond to the consultation on Strengthening the Process for Retaining National Treasures.

      Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the consultation on Strengthening the Process for Retaining National Treasures, what plans she has to...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her policy is on the provision of free television licences to pensioners over the age of 75.

      Tourism: North Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to increase tourism in North Herefordshire.

      Sports: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to make sport more accessible to (a) women and (b) disabled people in the West Midlands.

      Passenger Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’ proposals...

      Passenger Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with regional tourism bodies on the potential effect the Maritime and Coastguard...

      Social Media: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to establish a voluntary citizen editors training scheme to help current social media moderators more...

      Advertising: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Advertising Standards Authority bans adverts with misleading...

      Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had Trade Union representatives for the creative industries on the effect on that...

      Cybercrime: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's press release entitled, New boost to increase diversity in nation’s cyber security...

      Young People: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the announcement of 27 February 2019 that new youth voice projects will be launched to encourage young...

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department’s single departmental plan, for what reason the intention to sponsor World Heritage...

  • Leader of the House

    • Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House, what assessment he as made of the effect of the prorogation of Parliament between 9 and 12 September 2019 and the 14 October 2019 on the number of sitting days...

    • Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Leader of the House, what further legislative changes are needed to enable Departments to complete preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019; and how...

      Privy Council

      To ask the Leader of the House, when the Privy Council will next meet.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent fraudulent applications for Universal Credit, in particular for loans, other than issuing warnings about keeping personal...

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