Written answers

Monday, 7 October 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what allocation per capita was made by his Department in respect of clinical commissioning group (CCG) services in (a) each CCG in York...

    • Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was for cancer test results (a) at York Hospital and (b) in England in 2014-15 and each subsequent year.

      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 (a) availability and (b) adequacy of stockpiles of (i) medicines, (ii) medical equipment...

      Catheters: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it remains the policy of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence that intermittent self-catheterisation is the gold...

      Catheters: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any funds are being made available from the public purse for Southampton University's trial to compare mixed multi/single-use...

      Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch is required to meet in order to start an investigation.

      Import Controls: Animal Feed and Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the capacity of UK Border Force to manage high risk food and feed that does not enter through a Border...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will compensate (a) victims of and (b) family members affected by the contaminated blood scandal.

      Medical Equipment: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the capacity of Notified Bodies under the terms of the Medical Devices Regulation to meet the...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place in the Library each estimate that has been provided to Government since January 2019 on the potential reduction in...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the green paper on funding social care.

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the trends in the level of GP trainees.

      Junior Doctors and Students: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Sexual Harassment of UK Doctors: Report 2019 published by Medscape on 1 October 2019, what steps his Department is...

      Vulnerable Adults: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to expand the safeguarding system used to investigate the deaths of vulnerable adults to include everyone who has died...

      Clostridium: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of (a) the per patient cost to the NHS of treating C-difficile infection (b) the cost the NHS of treating...

      Dietary Supplements: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money the NHS spent on (a) probiotics and (b) prebiotics in the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years.

      NHS: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the sexual harassment of NHS staff by (a) members of the public and (b) other NHS staff members.

      Doctors: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that junior doctors can make complaints about senior and consultant doctors (a) anonymously and (b)...

      NHS: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the sexual harassment of NHS staff on (a) patient safety and (b) quality of patient care.

      Headaches: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make new migraine treatments available through the NHS.

      WiFi: 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 human health by multiple wi-fi systems in flats and houses of multiple...

      Psychiatric Hospitals: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will improve the collection of data on (a) length of stay and (b) delayed transfers of care in children’s mental health...

      Psychiatric Hospitals: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will establish a covenant to guarantee parental involvement in children's care at in-patient mental health units.

      Autism and Learning Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that all NHS staff who commission specialist services for (a) autistic children and (b) children with a learning...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendation in the Children's Commissioner's report, Far less than they deserve, on replacing the Transforming...

      Mental Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) mean and (b) median waiting time for talking therapies for patients accessing mental health services was in (i) York and...

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on reaching an agreement with EU countries on a replacement for the S1 scheme.

      Health Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to cover healthcare costs for UK nationals living in EU countries indefinitely until separate arrangements...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals were made to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in England in each year from 2014-15 to 2018-19.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was between (a) referral and first assessment and (b) referral and treatment for Child and Adolescent...

      NHS Property and Estates Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Appendix A: Government response to review recommendations of the Government response to the Naylor Review, published in...

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was for a GP appointment in (a) the London Borough of Redbridge, (b) Greater London and (c) England in each...

      Bereavement Counselling: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which exemplar bereavement care pathways have been identified as models of good practice by his Department and NHS England; what effect...

      Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve access to bereavement care and support; and if he will make a statement.

      Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many meetings Ministers in his Department have held with Ministers in the Cabinet Office on the National Data Strategy in the last 12...

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Department has taken to ensure that women who are unable to use alternative forms of HRT have access to HRT patches.

      Bedford Hospital NHS Trust: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of local health providers on medical staff vacancies at Bedford Hospital NHS...

      Bedford Hospital: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the funding announced for the merger of Bedford Hospital Trust and Luton and Dunstable University Hospital Trust will...

      Bedford Hospital: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and East London Foundation Trust on plans to reinstate...

      Bedford Hospital NHS Trust: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent on diagnostic equipment for cancer including MRI and CT scanners at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust in each year since...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who the successful supplier was in the tender for the Express Freight Service.

      NHS Trusts: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 6.1 of the Report of the Liverpool Community Health Independent Review by Dr Bill Kirkup, published in...

      Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what cognisance NHS Improvement took of the oral contribution of the Minister for Health of 27 June 2018, Official Report, column 1002,...

      NHS Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NHS Improvement on its progress in implementing the Kirkup governance report, published in...

  • Prime Minister

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with with (a) President Trump, (b) President Rouhani and (c) his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the situation in Yemen.

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether he discussed the conflict in Yemen in his meeting with Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on 24 September 2019.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of backdating universal credit payments to reduce the five week wait for a...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of establishing an independent commission to review the value of benefits to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit payments were subject to a deduction for child maintenance arrears.

      Working Age Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the working age benefit freeze on the household incomes of people with (a) disabilities and (b)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of (a) sanctions and (b) conditionality on the (i) health and well-being of claimants...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on trends in the level of referrals to food banks.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of child poverty.

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure pension funds consider the impact of climate change when taking investment decisions.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the financial assistance scheme for pensioners affected by occupational pension...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost to the public purse was of providing free television licences to people over the age of 75 for qualifying residents in (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many advance benefit payments were made to people in (a) Wallasey constituency and (b) Wirral in each of the last 12 months.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will set out the performance targets for the determination of complaints to the Independent Case Examiner’s Office in 2019-20.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what Independent Case Examiner’s Office budget is for 2019-20.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help businesses increase access for disabled people to (a) apprenticeships and (b) jobs.

      Occupational Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding was allocated to (a) the Money Advice Service, (b) the Pensions Advisory Service and (c) Pension Wise in each of the five...

      Money and Pensions Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding the Money and Pensions Service will receive in 2019.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people of pensionable age receiving personal independence payments have been sent a notification requiring them to reapply for that...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support (a) claimants with cancer and (b) other vulnerable claimants applying for universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Chronic Illnesses and Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on creating a single assessment service for benefits claimants who are disabled or have long-term health...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the reasons for differing rates of home visits to universal credit applicants in different geographical areas;...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff who applied for promotion within her Department from 1 September 2018 to 1 September 2019 and who...

      Pensioners: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many UK Pensioners residing in the EU would not receive an up-rated pension after 2022-23 in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a...

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was to her Department of universal credit appeals which over-turned the decision of her Department over the last 12 months.

      Poverty: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of women and girls living below the poverty line.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking with representatives of Paypoint UK to ensure that universal credit claimants without access to a bank...

      Occupational Pensions: Canterbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Canterbury constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled and (b) saved more than the...

      Occupational Pensions: Stoke-on-Trent North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in Stoke-on-Trent North constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a workplace...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of October 1 to Question 290635 on universal credit, what evidence her Department used to reduce the repayment level...

      Occupational Pensions: Birmingham Hodge Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people in the Birmingham, Hodge Hill constituency have (a) opted out after being auto-enrolled into a...

      Social Security Benefits: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290603, what support is available to people who would otherwise be eligible for benefits...

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what dedicated emergency support her Department has put in place to help and advise Thomas Cook members of staff who have lost their jobs.

  • Home Office

    • Leicestershire Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 24 July 2019, if her Department will estimate the number of new police officer posts...

    • Police: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many retired police officers have been engaged by police services in a consulting role in each year since 2016.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 24 July 2019, how many of the vacancies for additional police officers to be recruited...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers there were in England and Wales in July (a) 2018 and (b) 2016.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has received the final report of the Windrush lessons learned review.

      European Criminal Records Information System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she will take to mitigate the effect of the loss of access to the European criminal databases in the event of the UK leaving the...

      Entry Clearances: Holidays Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to make sure people returning from holidays will not be affected by increased checks at border posts in the event of the...

      Action Fraud: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what due diligence her Department has taken to ensure that the funding provided for the Action Fraud contact meets the demand of the service.

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made toward securing the future of family reunion routes in negotiations with the EU; and whether the UK will...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will estimate the number of people posing a sexual threat to children (a) online and (b) offline in the UK.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to help further understand the specific characteristics and motivations of child sexual abuse offenders...

      Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the (a) research and (b) reports that her Department has commissioned and requested on (i) the Sikh community and (ii)...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government guidance entitled How your personal information is used within the Borders, Immigration and Citizenship...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the reciprocal effect on UK citizens living in the EU of measures to tighten the migration to the UK of EU...

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria must reports submitted to Action Fraud meet in order to be investigated.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support homeless migrants from the EU apply for settled status.

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with her international counterparts on ensuring that UK citizens who were ISIS fighters and are imprisoned in...

      Immigration: British Nationals (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing British National (Overseas) passport holders to live and work in the...

      Visas: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish a response to EDM 2723 on Joint All Party Parliamentary Group Report on Visa Problems for African visitors to the UK.

      Omar Barghouti

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason there was a delay in Omar Barghouti being informed of the approval of his visa to travel to the UK from the Occupied...

      Veterans: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 272140 on Right of Abode: Veterans, when her Department plans to make a decision on...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the average waiting time for decisions on settled status applications; and what plans she has to reduce...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has published on the application process for indefinite leave to remain for a person has previously been...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2019 to Question 291111 on Immigration: EU Nationals, what the average time taken was to answer a...

      Immigration: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to waive immigration application fees for members of the armed forces and their families.

      Migrant Workers: Speech and Language Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to accept the recommendation made by the Migration Advisory Committee in its report entitled Full review of the Shortage...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to Question 290346 on Immigration: Windrush Generation, tabled by the hon. Member for Croydon North on 24...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the ability of refugees and people seeking asylum to reunite with family members in the UK under the...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) target and (b) average time taken is between the completion of an immigration tribunal and the implementation of that...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking as part of its planning for the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal to increase the number of...

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with the Irish Government on alternative arrangements to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland when...

      International Cooperation: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Irish Government on enhanced east-west cooperation between the UK and the Irish Republic when the UK...

      Welfare State: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, by what date would legislation have to be introduced to prevent Welfare Reform mitigations in Northern Ireland expiring on 31 March 2020.

  • Treasury

    • Child Benefit: Adoption

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the child benefit rules to include support to all parents of adopted children.

    • Treasury: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser from 1 June to 31 August 2019.

      Treasury: Crispin Odey

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish (a) the outcome of all meetings and (b) all call logs between Ministers of his Department and Mr Crispin Odey.

      Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury of 30 September 2019, Official Report, column 981, what assessment his...

      Business: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding his Department has allocated to Operation Kingfisher.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department, when he plans to respond to the letter of 10 December 2018 from the hon. Member for North Durham to the Financial Secretary to the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the next Spending Review will be (a) launched and (b) completed.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the benefit freeze will be lifted in 2020.

      Bank of England: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timeframe is for the next Governor of the Bank of England to take up their post.

      Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of Operation Kingfisher's (a) bailout fund and (b) administration.

      Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of to Question 291263, what steps (a) his Department and (b) the FCA have taken to ensure that insurers are aware of their...

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department budgeted to support (a) other Government departments and (b) the Government’s arms-length agencies in preparation for the UK...

      UK Debt Management Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the UK Debt Management Office has loaned to (a) the City of York local authority, (b) local authorities in Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) local...

      Women in Finance Charter

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many organisations in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber, (b) London and (c) the UK have signed up to the Women in Finance Charter; and how many workers in...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of economic effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal; and whether that assessment has changed compared...

      Wines: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of a reduction in the level of excise duty for wine on the Welsh wine industry.

      Border Delivery Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the detailed planning assumptions of the Border Delivery Group for each month since January 2019.

      Low Pay: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle low pay amongst workers aged 21 and below.

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the incorrect filing of dormant accounts.

      Banks: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to increase the transparency of banks' investments, in particular the financing of arms, pesticides, plastic packaging and...

      Employment: Taxation

      To ask the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, how HMRC established its estimate that nine out of 10 contractors are not compliant with current off-payroll working rules in the private sector.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of taxpayers were in each tax bracket who were contacted by HMRC in respect of tax compliance checks.

      EU Countries: British Nationals abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional checks there will be for UK passport holders arriving into an EU country in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the inclusion of pension strain within the £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments on long-serving...

      Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of businesses affected by Operation Kingfisher; and what plans his Department has made to mitigate the...

      Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria his Department has set for businesses which wish to apply for the bailout fund created by Operation Kingfisher.

      Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many retail bank branches there are per head of population.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase the minimum wage to £10.50 in the next Budget.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the cost to consumers of private motor insurance auto-renewals.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on the public sector pension scheme valuation.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Digital Technology: Hate Crime and Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of (a) sexual harassment and (b) misogynistic abuse against content...

    • Malvern Hills Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of using the Charity Commission Section 72 mechanism to...

      Electronic Government: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the accounts of the data ethics and compliance issues that her Department produced for the cross data...

      Internet: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) Facebook, (b) Snapchat and (c) other internet sites remove inappropriate posts...

      Internet Service Providers: Monopolies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps her Department is taking to tackle Internet Service Provider monopolies.

      Cybercrime: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2019 to Question 291081 on Cybercrime: Skilled Workers, for what reason the Answer did...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the previous Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport of 22 July 2019,...

      5G: Brecon and Radnorshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on what date she plans to start the roll-out of 5G in Brecon and Radnorshire constituency.

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to prevent mobile telecommunications companies from financially exploiting consumers with roaming...

      British Board of Film Classification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have had with the British Board of Film Classification to discuss...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on shared intelligence...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Indian Queens Power Station

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

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent meetings (a) Ministers and (b) Officials in her Department have had with businesses in the (i) automotive...

      Sizewell C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the effect on consumer energy bills will be in each year of operation of a regulated asset base agreement for the...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that small businesses are prepared for the UK leaving the EU.

      Iron and Steel: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to help maintain a competitive UK steel industry.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people working in her Department are on secondment from (a) the petroleum industry (b) EDF, (c) BP, and (d) Shell.

      Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate her Department has made of the level of support for a ban on the public sale of fireworks.

      Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to increase consumer confidence in high street retail.

      Service Industries: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when her Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to tackle unfair practices in the hospitality sector...

      Manufacturing Industries: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of 25 September 2019 from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Minister for...

      Flexible Working and Holiday Leave: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to require employers to provide domestic abuse survivors with (a) flexible working arrangements and...

      Fusion Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the Government's proposal to develop and build...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timeframe is for the conclusion of the review of evidence on levelised costs of electricity generation; and if...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2017.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2018.

      Energy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Single Energy Area for Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will continue in the event that the UK...

      Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what sectors his Department plans to prioritise for support in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Kilroot Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September to Question 290725 on Kilroot Power Station, when she plans to undertake a...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the revised commissioning date is for Hinkley Point C nuclear power station; and if she will make a statement.

      Fuel Poverty: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) Wallasey constituency, (b) Wirral and (c) Merseyside are living in fuel poverty.

      Industry: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to support research into cost-effective alternatives to coal for heavy industry.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for the publication of the White Paper on energy policy.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on just-in-time manufacturers of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Post Office: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Post Office annual report 2018-19 will be published.

      Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291262, if he will place in the Library a copy of the provisions...

      Climate Change: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to ensure that the green technology and decarbonisation work forces have the skills necessary...

      Climate Change: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September to Question 290753, how much funding has been allocated to raising awareness of...

      Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what impact analysis her Department prepared (a) from 1 January 2018 to 23 July 2019 and (b) since 23 July 2019 as a...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate she has made of the number of smart meters that have been replaced as a result of customers switching...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Spending Round 2019, what the planned increase in the (a) grant to and (b) spending power of...

    • Planning: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has for speeding up the planning process for large developments whilst ensuring adequate...

      Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the names the external agencies providing services for the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s energy...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2019 to Question 274566 on Private Rented Housing, what steps his Department is...

      High Rise Flats: 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...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's data release entitled, Building Safety Programme: Monthly Data Release for August...

      Affordable Housing and Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to increase the provision of (a) affordable housing and (b) social housing in (i) London...

      London Port Health Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's announcement of 21 August 2019 that ports and local areas will receive £9...

      Homelessness: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government taking to reduce the number of homeless people that die while living on the street.

      Homelessness: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that the trend in the level of deaths of homeless people is investigated.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of (a) homelessness and (b) rough sleeping statistics.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Governement, whether he is consulting on permitting a further two per cent increase to local authority precepts in order to fund...

      Future High Streets Fund: Leigh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the methodology of the award process for the Future High Streets Fund; and what score bids within...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeframe is for the completion of the consultation on a UK Shared Prosperity fund; and if he will publish a...

      European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives of the third sector on the development of a...

      Social Rented Housing: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on the barriers survivors of domestic abuse...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the amount of money people have received out of local welfare assistance...

      Refuges: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to fund women’s refuges.

      Homelessness: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Office for National Statistics report showing a 22 per cent rise in the deaths of homeless...

      Homelessness: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless deaths in 2018 attributable to substance misuse; and what...

      Homelessness: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to improve drug and alcohol support for homeless people and rough sleepers.

      Homelessness: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of healthcare provision for homeless people and rough sleepers.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department will take steps to ensure that people who present as homeless to a local authority are found...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 4 September 2018 to Question 167831 and with reference to paragraph 87 of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs...

    • Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons RDEL in the Supplementary Estimates 2018-19 and the Main Estimates for 2019-20 are different for (a) infrastructure costs, (b)...

      Unmanned Marine Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans for further trials of Ecosub platforms in the next two years.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a committee of inquiry into the causes and effects of the Afghanistan operation...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2019 to Question 290584, whether his Department was aware of the Saudi Press Agency release of 14 September 2018...

      Shipbuilding: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of IT specialists entering employment with UK shipyards.

      International Military Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the transfer of taxpayer funds, necessary for the IMS Ltd 2002 payment into court, was authorised by Parliament as per the requirements of the...

      Armed Forces: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel reside in (a) Wakefield District and (b) Wakefield constituency.

      Ministry of Defence: Jainism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will invite representatives of the Jain community to national events organised by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the cost of Government Furnished Equipment for each of the five planned Type 31 Frigates.

      Armed Forces Covenant: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many grant applications made to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund were (a) accepted and (b) rejected in the last 12 months.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assurances he has received from Lockhead Martin on the (a) quality of the canopy adhesive used on the F35 and (b) effect on its stealth capability...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he will announce the procurement timetable for the Mechanised Infantry Vehicle programme; and what proportion of the build will be undertaken...

      Army: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Army’s review of Junior entry has been completed; and if he will place a copy of that review in the Library.

      Bahamas: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the support provided by UK armed forces to the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.

      Persian Gulf: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to protect UK shipping in the Strait of Hormuz.

  • Scotland Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Energy Supply

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

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the financial value was of arms exports to each member of the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen since 2015.

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether any licences have been granted for military equipment where the Saudi National Guard is certified as the end user since the Court of...

      Trade Agreements: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government plans for all future trade agreements to be conditional upon animal welfare requirements.

      Overseas Trade: Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with his Kenyan counterpart on increasing trade with that country.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Candidates: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to encourage more women to seek elected office.

  • Department for Transport

    • Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of buses in England (a) meet and (b) exceed Euro VI emission standards.

    • Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how he plans to allocate the £200 million of increased funding to transform bus services announced in the Spending Round 2019.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will introduce a vehicle labelling scheme for new and second-hand cars and vans detailing the real world nitrogen dioxide and...

      Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) cost to the public purse of and (b) length of time required for Government-secured freight capacity in the event...

      Roads

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

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) financial and (b) logistical support (i) has been and (ii) will be provided to port operators and port health authorities for potential...

      Large goods vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of HGV operations that that will be prepared for new border processes on 31 October 2019 in...

      Ports: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the improvements to port infrastructure on the UK side of channel since June 2019 on potential goods...

      Aviation: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contingency plans his Department has put in place to mitigate disruption to air travel in the event of a large Icelandic volcanic eruption.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to introduce a requirement for buses to have audio visual (a) next stop and (b) final destination announcements.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions if mandatory E10 fuels were introduced.

      Department for Transport: Crispin Odey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish (a) the outcome of all meetings and (b) all call logs between Ministers of his Department and Mr Crispin Odey.

      Large Goods Vehicles: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) ECMT and (b) short-term ECMT international road haulage permits have been (i) applied for, (ii) approved and (iii) refused each month in...

      Large goods vehicles: EU countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 274650 on Large Goods Vehicles: EU Countries, which bilateral agreements he expects to be (a)...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on UK ports of the UK leaving the EU under the Government's worst case planning assumptions.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has made of the effect on young drivers of pay-as-you-drive car insurance.

      Isle of Wight: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve transport links between the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth.

      West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Leadec cleaning staffing provision will be maintained on the First Trenitalia West Coast franchise.

      West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what specification has been provided for the (a) new and (b) renovated fleet on the First Trenitalia West Coast Franchise.

      Bristol Port Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the criteria was for deciding that Bristol Port needed £100,000 to prepare for the UK exiting the EU.

      Taxis: Audio Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of drivers of private hire vehicles using a microphone whilst in transit.

      Department for Transport: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of staff who applied for promotion within his Department from 1 September 2018 to 1 September 2019 and who identified as...

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the amount of money spent from the public purse on transport per head of population in (a) Wales, (b) England and (c)...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £200 million of increased funding to transform bus services announced in the Spending Round 2019 he plans to allocate in (a) the...

      Bus Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cessations of bus services (a) his Department and (b) Traffic Commissioners were notified of in (a) the North West, (b) Merseyside and (c)...

      Northern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 July 2019 to Question 279431 on Northern, what allowable Changes are permitted under the terms of the Arriva Rail North...

      Northern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 July 2019 to Question 279431 on Northern, what the net financial impact was of the allowable Changes made under the terms...

      Driving under Influence: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to help reduce the number of deaths caused by driving under the influence of alcohol.

      Bicycles: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the take up and effectiveness of the incentives for e-cargo bikes announced on 10 September 2018.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the need for regulatory reform in the taxi and private hire industry.

      Bypasses: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for his Department to (a) consider the strategic outline business case for the provision of a North Ipswich bypass and (b)...

      Ports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the criteria was for the selection of bids for funding for the Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity competition.

      A14: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291480 on A14: Freight, whether Highways England has carried out a formal assessment of...

      Roads: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will fund the improvement to junctions on the A14 with the A1156 (East of Ipswich) and A12 (North), the A1189, the A1214 and A12...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department will review the cost of train fares.

      Aviation: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of lifting the UK flight ban to Sharm el Sheikh.

      Air Travel Trust Fund: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the annual report and accounts for the Air Travel Trust Fund for the year ending March 2019 have not been published on the CAA website.

      Air Travel Trust Fund: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the levels of excess payments are on (a) insurance and (b) reinsurance policies taken out by the Civil Aviation Authority to cover payouts from...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • India: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with (a) state government officials, (b) state government...

    • India: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 September 2019 to Question 169229 on India: Politics and Government, if he will make an estimate...

      India: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 11 September 2019 to Question 169229 on India: Politics and Government, what recent assessment...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser from 1 June to 31 August 2019.

      Sino-British Joint Declaration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) the Chinese Government's compliance with the Sino-British Declaration and (b) the effect of...

      Hong Kong: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made on (a) human rights, (b) police violence and (c) repression in Hong Kong to (i) his...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have plans to hold meetings with the delegation from Fight for Freedom Stand...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2017.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2018.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department spent on refreshments in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

      Diplomatic Service: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of detainees abroad who hold a British National (Overseas) passport who...

      Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted...

      Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the Cabinet plans to discuss the recommendations of the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign...

      Chile: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish his Departments papers in relation to the release of political prisoners from Chile in 1975.

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to support a UN-enforced arms embargo against Myanmar.

      British Overseas Territories and Commonwealth: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to make an assessment of the level of risk of wild fires to (a) Commonwealth nations and (b)...

      Ukraine: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the work of local non-governmental organisations, journalists and lawyers...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2019 to Question 290584, whether his Department was aware of the Saudi Press Agency...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department recognises Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe as a hostage of Iran as per the terms of the UN Hostages Convention.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what criteria the Government uses to recognise someone as a state-held hostage.

      EU Countries: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many members of Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service work in the institutions and bodies of the EU.

      Helicopters: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2019 to Question 290584, whether the Saudi Government reported the RSLF helicopter crash...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that local Yemeni organisations are involved in the peace process in that country.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2019 to Question 286088 on Yemen: Military Intervention, what additional information has...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has had with the US Government on shared intelligence on Huawei's proposed role in...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which EU countries (a) have and (b) have not yet implemented arrangements equivalent to the UK’s EU Settlement Scheme to...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir; and if he will make a statement.

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in (a) India and (b) Pakistan on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

      Pakistan: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his Pakistani counterpart; and what was discussed at that meeting.

      India: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last met his Indian counterpart; and what was discussed at that meeting.

      Kashmir: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291427 on Kashmir: Armed Conflict, whether actions to de-escalate the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress his Department has made on appointing a director-general level champion for freedom of religious belief.

      Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Bishop of Truro’s Independent Review for the Foreign Secretary of FCO Support for Persecuted...

      Brazil: Rain Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Brazilian counterpart on the increase in deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon over the...

      Serhiy Rusynov

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Russian counterpart on the release of the Ukrainian student Serhiy Rusynov, who has been...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the treatment of the Uighur people by the Chinese Government.

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2017.

    • Yemen: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support his Department is providing to Yemeni-led civil society organisations.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      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 compliance of schools with (a) equalities...

    • Free School Meals: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in primary schools in Wallasey constituency were eligible for free school meals in each year since 2010.

      Free School Meals: Wallasey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in secondary schools in Wallasey eligible for free school meals went on to higher education in each year...

      School Exclusions Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Timpson review of school exclusion: Government response, published in May 2019, what progress his Department has made on...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the responses to the survey of local authorities undertaken by his Department in September 2019 on schools' preparedness for the UK...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to support pupils with SEND.

      Coram Family: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the decision by the House of Lords on 18 June 2019, whether his Department plans to reinstate and extend the contract with the...

      Vocational Guidance: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what means of redress is available to disabled young people who haven’t received independent careers advice.

      Adoption Support Fund: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has for future funding of the Adoption Support Fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Education: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser from 1 June to 31 August 2019.

      Political Parties: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's policy is on political advertising in schools.

      Department for Education: Crispin Odey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish (a) the outcome of all meetings and (b) all call logs between Ministers of his Department and Mr Crispin Odey.

      Teachers: Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to apply national pay settlements to teachers working in academy schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to implement a schools level national funding formula; and if he will make a statement.

      Ofsted: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will allocate additional funding to Ofsted to carry out additional inspections when schools previously rated Outstanding are no longer exempt...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his oral contribution of 3 September 2019, Official Report, column 65, on education funding, which courses will be eligible for funding...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 2.10 of Spending Round 2019, how the £66 million will be distributed between (a) state maintained nurseries and (b)...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 2.10 of Spending Round 2019 published on 4 September 2019, what the average hourly funding rate for delivering the...

      Department for Education: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2017.

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment has he made of the financial effect on low-income families of the cost of a school uniform.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help local authorities recruit foster carers.

      Children: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce the incidences of the use of restraint in children's homes.

      Out-of-school Education: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to protect students at Islamic education centres in the UK from being exposed to potentially radicalising ideology; and if he...

      Wigan University Technical College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding from the public purse was provided to Wigan University Technical College in each year from 2013 to 2019.

      Academies: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department will take to ensure the timely publication of (a) GCSE and (b) other test results by multi-academy-trust run schools.

      Sixth Form Colleges: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to teachers at 6th-form colleges on gaining timely access to pupils' previous school's test results in order...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on school suppliers listed as part of...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what indicators his Department uses to measure the effectiveness of the children's care system.

      Highway Code: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that young people are being appropriately educated on (a) safe use of the highway and (b) the contents...

      Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to review the 3000 pupil threshold for academy capital funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Literature: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of children taking English Literature at A-Level in the last 10 years.

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the implications of worst case scenario planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal on the ability of...

      Pre-school Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of his Department’s capital departmental expenditure limit was spent on creating new early years places in each financial year since...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of his Department’s capital departmental expenditure limit was spent on Sure Start in each financial year since 2010-11.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with special educational needs in (a) Hampshire, (b) Southampton and (c) the UK are unable to attend school as a result of not...

      Sex and Relationship Education: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ensure that the curriculum for relationships education continues to include marriage as one of the issues when children are being taught...

      Brexit: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Walthamstow of 25 September 2019, Official report, column 786, for what reasons schools...

      Maintained Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding options are available to enable the rebuild of local authority maintained schools without the need for academisation.

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to implement the recommendations of the Auger Review in full or in part.

      Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve support for children and young people in secondary schools who have speech, language and communication needs.

      Equality: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all schools teach every part of the Equality Act 2010.

      Teachers: Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 September 2019 to Question 281772 on Teachers: Pay Settlements, from which Departmental budget the £105 million...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of demand for local authority-provided children’s services.

      Sixth Form Colleges: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to review the funding of sixth form colleges.

      Business: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase entrepreneurship and business education in schools.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure full funding for UK participants in Erasmus+ in the 2020-21 academic year.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Eggs: Salmonella

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to ensure that eggs infected with salmonella do not reach consumers.

    • Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance her Department has issued to livestock transport companies on the welfare of animals in the event of delays to...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will investigate reports of badger culling within the FERA Woodchester Park research centre.

      Fishing Gear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the amount of abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear from UK and foreign fishing fleets...

      Veterinary Medicine: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Operation Yellowhammer HMG Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions paragraph 6ii, if he will list...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the (a) effectiveness of the discard ban in reducing discards of quoata species of fish and...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many non disclosure agreements in relation to preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal her Department has...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK will be a listed country for animal health in relation to (a) ungulates, (b) equines (c) dogs, (e) cats and...

      Import Controls: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to EU Official Control Regulation 2017/625 due to come into force on 14 December 2019, whether the Government...

      Pets: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to require vet practices to scan and check microchip...

      Pets: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the number of invasive insect species in the UK as a result of the removal of...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions has she had with the Welsh Government on strategies for the eradication of bovine TB.

      Bovine Tuberculosis Strategy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish its response to the Godray Report on bovine TB.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library each estimate that has been provided to Government since January 2019 on the potential...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of vaccinating all cattle against the TB virus.

      Mining: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of sea-bed mining on the ocean ecosystem.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser from 1 June to 31 August 2019.

    • Wales Office: Crispin Odey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will publish (a) the outcome of all meetings and (b) all call logs between Ministers of his Department and Mr Crispin Odey.

      Economic Situation: Wales

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

      Rural Development Programme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how his Department plans to support new programmes that would have been eligible for Rural Development Programme funding after 31 October 2019.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Supreme Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the President of the Supreme Court.

    • Ministry of Justice: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser from 1 June to 31 August 2019.

      Ministry of Justice: Crispin Odey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish (a) the outcome of all meetings and (b) all call logs between Ministers of his Department and Mr Crispin Odey.

      Ministry of Justice: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2017.

      Ministry of Justice: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) first class, (b) second class and (c) in total in 2018.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of child sexual abuse have had an award by the Criminal Injuries and Compensation Scheme withheld because (a) of an unspent conviction,...

      Ministry of Justice: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of staff who applied for promotion within his Department from 1 September 2018 to 1 September 2019 and who identified as...

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) contractors and (b) sub-contractors operated within the prison estate in each of the last three years.

      Prisons: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the trends in the number of fire events in prisons in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether vape pens have been used to start fires in prisons; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Arson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many national prison arson reduction workshops have been held in each of the last 12 quarters; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many enforcement notices have been issued in relation to prison fire safety arrangements in each of the last 12 quarters; and if he will make a...

      Prisons: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many audits of prisons for maintenance of fire safety equipment have returned a finding of (a) amber-red and (b) red in each of the last five years;...

      Debt Collection: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the call for evidence on bailiff enforcement launched in 2018, entitled Review of the 2014...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken to tackle legal advice deserts.

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals for the recognition of humanist marriages.

      Debt Collection: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his timescale is for responding to his Department's Review of enforcement agent (bailiff) reforms: call for evidence, published in November 2018.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to ensure that the Get Ready for Brexit campaign complies with the General Data...

    • Democracy: Subversion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Government form Security check / counter terrorist check questionnaire: NSV001, what...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how events are assessed for level of risk for the purposes of inclusion on the National Risk Register.

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to Operation Yellowhammer, what his Department's base case planning assumptions were before...

      Sleeping Rough: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of rough sleepers who have died in each of the last...

      Former Ministers: Grants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many grants to persons ceasing to hold Ministerial and other offices under section 4 of the Ministerial...

      Cabinet Office: Jainism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will invite representatives of the Jain community to national events organised by his Department; and if...

      Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Mr Dominic Cummings is included on the internal government distribution copy list for (a) Cabinet...

      Domestic Abuse: Older People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people over the age of 60 experiencing domestic abuse.

      Government Chief Digital Information Officer: Government Chief Data Officer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291432, if he will list the job responsibilities of the...

      Cabinet Office: Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291339 on Cabinet Office: Data Protection, (a) who the...

      Cabinet Office: Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291339 on Cabinet Office: Data Protection, how many (a)...

      Cabinet Committees

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings each Cabinet committee has held since the Prime Minister took office.

      Brexit: Publicity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291438, for what reasons the postcodes where adverts for the...

      Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the estimated cost incurred will be in the event that the Government implements Operation Black Swan.

      Government Departments: Living Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to ensure that the London Living Wage is paid by all Government Departments and...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Sign Language

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission plans to provide British Sign Language interpreters for all...

    • House of Commons: Security

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether a (a) temporary or (b) permanent House of Commons security pass has ever been...

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many trains operated by East Coast Main Line were reported as being “full and standing” over the weekend of 16–18 August; and when they...

    • Trains: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on greenhouse gas emissions of their decision that East Midlands Trains should order 165 new bi-mode vehicles to...

      Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much bi-mode trains cost to (1) order, and (2) run, compared to electric trains for InterCity services.

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they took steps, in the light of the collapse of Monarch Airlines and the expenditure of public funds in repatriating travellers, to ensure...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 11 July (HL16737), when the final decisions on the costs of electrifying the railway from...

      Midland Main Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 11 July (HL16737), what plans they have (1) to review their decision to deploy new bi-mode...

      A34: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many accidents involving death or serious injury have occurred in each of the last five years for which figures are available on the A34 section of the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iraq: Yazidis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received the information sent to them by Lord Alton of Liverpool concerning allegations made by the Clarion Project, that young Yazidi girls...

    • Sudan: Food Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Transitional Military Council, or relevant governing body, in Sudan about food insecurity in South Kordofan and Blue Nile.

      Sudan: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Transitional Military Council, or relevant governing body, in Sudan about the availability of basic drug supplies in...

      Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Transitional Military Council, or relevant governing body, in Sudan about permitting access by humanitarian aid...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign Secretary raised concerns over settlement building with Israel’s Foreign Affairs Minister Israel Katz during their meeting in London on...

      Sudan and Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 July (HL17137), what considerations led them to adopt the positions that “the Assad...

      Sudan and Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 July (HL17137), what was the basis for reaching their conclusions that (1) the Assad regime...

      Burundi: International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UN Human Rights Council Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, published in September, suggesting that Burundi is at...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Freedom of Information Request 0510–19 to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office was submitted; what has caused the delay in responding to it; and whether...

      West Bank: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take following the decision of the Israel Electric Corporation to cut off electricity supplies to villages in the Palestinian West Bank.

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel about the situation of stateless female cancer patients in Gaza who require specialist...

      Occupied Territories: Economic Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development Report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people: Developments...

      Lebanon: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Lebanon’s efforts to restrict undocumented foreign labour, and of the impact of such restriction on...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the UN that the composition of the constitutional committee on Syria has been agreed, what plans they have to call for the...

      Papua: Protest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the protests and mass demonstrations in West Papua since 15 August.

      Papua: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of human rights violations by Indonesian security forces in West Papua since 15 August.

      Papua: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Indonesia about reports of human rights violations in West Papua.

      Papua: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have held with members of the Pacific Islands Forum about the situation in West Papua.

      Papua: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to raise the current situation in West Papua at the United Nations; and if so, when.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had discussions with the governments of the United States and Turkey, following their first joint ground patrol near Tell Abyad in Syria,...

      Brazil and Indonesia: Rain Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of Brazil and Indonesia regarding forest fires and the need to prevent new ones, together with the urgency...

      India: Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of India about those people in Assam liable to become stateless as a result of the recent update to the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cybercrime: Government Departments and Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of privileged access management in protecting the cyber security of (1) government departments, and (2)...

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the results of Operation Black Swan before 31 October; and if so, when.

  • Department for Education

    • Children in Care: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many looked-after children are non-UK EU nationals.

    • Children in Care: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support local authorities give to looked-after children who are non-UK EU nationals to apply for (1) residency, (2) citizenship, and (3) settled status.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any estimated overspend of council funding special needs education; and what steps they are taking to provide financial support...

      School Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the call by the Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell, for there to be a statutory requirement for each school to provide a...

      Children: Reading

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so how, they intend to adopt any of the children’s reading rights recommendations by the Children’s Laureate, Cressida Cowell, as part...

      Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they continue to use their "good parent" policy in relation to children in state care.

      Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether any children in public care are being treated as a financial asset.

      Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of children in care being placed outside their local authority area.

      Children in Care: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of times children in public care change schools.

      Children Act 1989

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what mechanisms are in place to ensure that local authorities carry out their duties as set out in the Children Act 1989.

      Office for Students: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long, on average, it takes for an application by an institution for registration with the Office for Students to be processed; and what has been (1) the...

      Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the figures published by the National Deaf Children’s Society which indicate that the number of specialist teachers for...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have analysed the value and effectiveness of early intervention approaches in children’s social care; and if so, what actions they have...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered the causes of the increase in demand for children’s social care services; and if so, what actions they have taken as a result.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether children’s social care services delivered and commissioned by local authorities will benefit from additional funding as a result of the Spending...

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy on the (1) provision, and (2) uptake, of lower-level apprenticeship...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average length of time between the receipt of Ministry of Defence tender submissions and contract awards made in the (1) 2009/10, (2) 2014/5, and (3)...

    • Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Ministry of Defence invitations to tender ended in a failure to award any contract in the (1) 2009/10, (2) 2014/15, and (3) 2018/19, financial years.

      Warships: Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a service and support contract is in place to support the 30mm guns on naval ships.

      HMS Bristol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the role of HMS Bristol.

      Persian Gulf: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of an accidental outbreak of hostilities in the Gulf region; and what plans they have to make military enhancements to...

      Merchant Shipping: Roll-on Roll-off Ships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the four Point-class sealift ships will be used to transport urgent cargoes of medicines, short shelf life products, or...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Food: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mitigate the impact of any rise in the cost of food staples as a result a no-deal Brexit on low income families.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Banks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with food retailers about providing food and other products that would otherwise have to go to landfill sites to food banks; and...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that children are not detained for immigration reasons.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the EU on technical alternatives to a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Interim and Final Reports, published by Prosperity UK on 24 June and 18 July, on future arrangements for the border between the UK...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to identify the cause of the gender pay gap.

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