Written answers

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • East-West Rail Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the East West Rail scheme will be environmentally-friendly.

    • East-West Rail Link: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the East West Rail scheme will have freight capacity.

      Department for Transport: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy consumption in the latest period for...

      London Airports: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a dedicated rail link between Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

      Holyhead Port: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Operation Yellowhammer HMG Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions, what estimate he has made of (a) the reduced flow rate in the...

      Lower Thames Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the lower Thames crossing project on the (a) M2 Junction 3, (b) A229 and (c) road infrastructure in...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on extending the Cycle to Work scheme to include bus travel.

      Borders Railway Line: Carlisle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to make an assessment of the feasibility of extending the Borders railway to Carlisle.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve rail connectivity between South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.

      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; and what recent discussions he has had with...

      Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason was the Government's procurement of additional freight capacity delayed.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many non-disclosure agreements in relation to preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal his Department has signed with (a) private...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to support businesses using seasonal workers to remain viable in the event that the...

    • Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make a comparative assessment of her Department's guidance on the installation of heat pumps through the...

      Rain Forests: Amazonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policies of recent trends in the level of...

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on developing large-scale electricity storage solutions.

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what incentives have been put in place to support businesses in developing and implementing sustainable business practices.

      Electricity: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Operation Yellowhammer: HMG Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions paragraph 5, what estimate she...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to raise awareness of the Warm Home Discount Scheme among people who are eligible to...

      Keadby Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the (a) generation capacity and (b) estimated decommissioning date is of Keadby Natural Gas Power Station.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy consumption in...

    • West Bank: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has had made to the Palestinian Authority on (a) its decision to prevent Palestinian LGBTQ group Al...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what provision the review of the UK’s protection of civilians strategy is making for the specific vulnerabilities faced...

      Armed Conflict: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department’s review of the UK’s protection of civilians strategy will embed (a) civilian casualty...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen support for mechanisms to hold perpetrators accountable for violations of...

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his South Sudanese counterpart on the peace talks in that country.

      Afghanistan: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the US withdrawal from talks with the Taliban on the future of Afghanistan.

      Middle East: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps he has taken to support the Yazidi people in Iraq and Syria.

      Middle East: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) physical safety and (b) human rights of members of Yazidi communities from Iraq...

      Middle East: Yazidis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the Government provides to survivors of sexual violence among the Yazidi people in Iraq and Syria.

      Kashmir: 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 recent amendments made to the Constitution of the...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the human rights implications of recent restrictions imposed by authorities of the Republic of...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the rule of law in the Republic of India of the procedures recently used by the...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to help prevent the escalation of conflict over disputed territories and laws within the...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Indian Government on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen support for mechanisms enabling perpetrators to be held accountable for...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) assessment he has made of the effect of reports of arbitrary indefinite detention in Kashmir and (b) representations...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role the troika of UK, US and Norway has had in Sudan’s constitutional settlement.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has discussed term limits for governing and elected officials in Sudan with (a) military leaders and (b)...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the troika of the US, UK and Norway has made to the new governing coalition in Sudan on tackling breaches...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what role his Department plays in the prevention of human trafficking.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen mechanisms to enable perpetrators to be accountable for violations of...

      Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Israeli Government on the alleged shooting by the Israeli Defence Force of a 9 year old...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Visas: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans the Government has to negotiate visa free travel between the UK and EU for short leisure and business visits after the UK...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions his Department has had with Oldham Council on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

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

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy consumption in the...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) residency and (b) healthcare rights for UK nationals living in the EU of...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many civil servants in his Department were actively working on preparations for (a) no deal and (b) a deal with the EU as of 26...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September to Question 284853 on prescription fees and charging, whether NHS England will publish its own...

    • Clostridium: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of community-acquired c-difficile infections require hospitalisation.

      Clostridium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of incidences of an outbreak of c-difficile Infection in NHS hospitals after a single...

      Antibiotics: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing funding for research on antibiotic resistance.

      NHS: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many bids for capital spending (a) his Department, (b) NHS England and (c) NHS Improvement has (i) rejected and (ii) not responded to...

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which organisations his Department consulted on the effect of 5G towers on public health.

      Ophthalmic Services: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason his Department ended funding for the National Ophthalmology Database audit.

      NHS: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of invoices received by the NHS are paid within 30 days; and how many incur 29 per cent interest for late payment of more...

      York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what capital expenditure York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has incurred in each year since 2005-06.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which medical products imported to the UK cannot be stockpiled due to (a) time limits on transport, (b) temperature restrictions, (c)...

      Haemophilia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the supply of factor concentrates for haemophiliacs will not be affected in the event that the UK...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the supply of medicines to NHS (a) providers and (b) hospitals in the Cheshire and Merseyside area in...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Audit Office's report, Exiting the EU: supplying the health and social care sectors, published on 27...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the report entitled, Exiting the EU: supplying the health...

      Care Homes: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of (a) nursing homes and (b) providers of domiciliary care have made preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Audit Office's report, Exiting the EU: supplying the health and social care sectors, published on 27...

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of NHS England on the reintroduction of financial incentives to attract people into...

      Nurses: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of healthcare providers on nursing vacancies in NHS trusts.

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk to health posed by 5G connectivity.

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Finance

      To ask the Attorney General, what plans he has for the distribution of the additional funding for the Crown Prosecution Service announced in August 2019.

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate he has made of the number of people brought to trial for all categories of offences by the Crown Prosecution Service in each year since 2010.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps he has taken to reduce the waiting times for personal independence payments appeals to be heard in the Garston and Halewood constituency.

    • Ministry of Justice: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy consumption in the latest period for...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Imports: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will guarantee continued market access to the UK on current terms for exports from (a) Ghana, (b) Cameroon, (c) Côte...

    • Wines: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to support British wine exports.

      Arms Trade: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions the Government has had with the UAE Government on ensuring the exports outlined in the New Security Export Strategy will be...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prorogation

      To ask the Prime Minister, what assessment he has made of Ministers' compliance with Section 1 of the Ministerial Code in relation to the prorogation of parliament as a result of the Supreme...

    • Department of Energy and Climate Change

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether his Government plans to reinstate the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy consumption in the latest...

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the Government's progress on achieving employment for one million more disabled people by 2027.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to address the disability employment gap.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of disabled people leaving work as a result of a (a) disability and (b) long-term health condition in...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to increase the number of disabled people employed by her Department.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many organisations have participated in her Department's voluntary reporting framework on disability, mental health and wellbeing in the...

      Universal Credit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many third parties who have allegedly scammed people into making a universal credit claim have been identified and investigated; and how...

      Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have received a Severe Disability Premium transitional payment; what the average lump sum was for a Severe Disability...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Seagrass: Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the merits of the use of underwater seagrass to capture and store carbon from the...

    • Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to review the six day standstill rule.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which provider supplies energy to her Department; how much CO2 was emitted through her Department’s energy consumption...

      Fisheries: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 11 July 2017 to Question 2722, what progress she has made on assessing the required strength...

      Food: UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to extend the lamb purchase scheme announced by the Prime Minister on 30 July 2019 to (a) other meats, (b)...

      Fisheries: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2018 to Question 197445, what increase there has been in the number of (a) personnel...

      Agriculture: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on (a) wheat and (b) dairy farmers of the UK leaving the EU without a...

      Tea: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to introduce a ban on the sale of plastic tea bags.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding allocated by his Department to consultancy services to support its preparations for...

    • Development Aid: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to ensure that Official Development Assistance expenditure by...

      West Bank: Demolition

      What steps his Department is taking to support Palestinian families threatened by home demolition and forcible transfer in (a) East Jerusalem and (b) the rest of the West Bank.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      Whether he plans to provide additional financial support to low-income countries that incur loss and damage caused by climate-related events.

      Israel: Palestinians

      What representations he has made to the Government of Israel on the potential effect of annexing the Jordan valley on the social and economic well-being of the Palestinian people.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the Scottish economy in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Elections: EU Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether EU citizens will have the right to vote in the May 2020 local elections in the event that the UK has...

    • Cabinet Office: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many non-disclosure agreements in relation to preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal his...

      Government Departments: Ethics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent advice he has received from the Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team on the (a)...

      Ministers: Conduct

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many requests for investigations into the conduct of ministers has the Director General of the Propriety...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with pro-life groups in Northern Ireland on the legislation to decriminalise abortion in Northern Ireland.

    • Anniversaries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with political parties on plans to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland in 2021.

      Northern Ireland Office: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy consumption in the latest...

      Welfare State: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the welfare mitigation package for people in Northern Ireland will be extended beyond March 2020.

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Energy Supply

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy consumption in the latest period for which...

    • Excise Duties: Wines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to reduce the excise duty on (a) wine, (b) sparkling wines and (c) fortified wines.

      Customs: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Treasury, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK lorries travelling across the English Channel that will be prepared for French customs checks in the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy consumption...

    • Hacker House: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, under (a) which scheme and (b) what criteria the company Hacker House Ltd was awarded a grant of £100,000 in January 2019.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the new internet protocol DNS over HTTPS on the effectiveness of UK...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many qualified archaeologists are employed in her Department.

      Musicians: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she has taken to ensure that British musicians will be able to apply for work permits that will be valid from 1 November...

      Hacker House: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with her Department’s officials about the circumstances of the award of a...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessments he has made of the potential (a) merits and (b) risks of allowing Huawei to access the UK’s 5G...

      Hacker House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on Hacker House's presence in the UK.

      BBC: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the adequacy of the BBC Executive Complaints Unit’s interpretation of its impartiality...

      Hacker House: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the performance indicators and metrics for the grant funding awarded to Hacker House; and what assessment...

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is her policy to lay before Parliament the statutory instruments required to give legal effect to the regulations...

      Press: Privacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Independent Press Standards Organisation on improving the conduct of the...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps she has taken to reduce gambling related harm.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on which dates the 100 towns invited to develop proposals for the £3.6 billion Towns Fund were allocated funding.

    • Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department used to identify the 100 towns invited to develop proposals for the £3.6 billion...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled, Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of trends in level of people living in temporary accommodation in the last...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support individuals and families in temporary accommodation to move into...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of funding allocated to local authorities to implement the...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 4 April 2019 to Question 239278 on Sleeping Rough, when he plans to publish the impact and...

  • Women and Equalities

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

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether an estimate has been made of the number of sibling couples who will be affected by the provisions of the Civil Partnership Act 2004...

    • Church of England: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government has taken to monitor Church of England compliance with equality legislation.

      Equal Pay: LGBT People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department has made an assessment of any potential discrepancies in rates of pay between heterosexual and non-heterosexual workers.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Products: Certification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK approved bodies will only be able to provide third party conformity assessment, where required, for products placed...

    • Certification Quality Marks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, will be the duration of the time-limited arrangement for the acceptance in the UK of CE marking and hence third party EU...

      Products: Certification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) in the event of a no-deal Brexit, manufacturers, authorised representatives and importers based in the UK will be responsible for the conformity...

      Products: Certification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when, and where, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, public access to the list of UK approved bodies for conformity assessment, and particulars of standards...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the manufacturing purchasing managers’ index falling to a 7-year low of 47.4; and what assessment they have made of the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce further incentives for carbon-neutral lifestyles.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of EU businesses that divert supply chains away from the UK.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made towards the roll-out of smart meters.

      Energy: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK’s current dependency on energy supplied by interconnectors.

      North Sea: Oil Rigs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the environmental impact of leaving de-commissioned oil rigs in the North Sea.

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the report by the World Future Council Unlocking the Trillions to Finance the 1.5°c Limit, published...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that every household that wishes to sign up for a Smart Export Guarantee from an energy company will be able to obtain a...

      Retail Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase footfall in high street stores.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tenants over the age of 60 currently live in private rental accommodation; whether this proportion of older people in private rental accommodation is...

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change the distribution of adult social care funding.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pension Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 22 July (HL16979), whether they will provide details of the funding for charities that work...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to remain closely aligned with the EU regulatory framework on (1) environmental protection, and (2) food safety standards.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) revoke all existing, and (2) ban future, export licences for the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in guaranteeing free TV licences for over-75s.

  • Women and Equalities

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