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Written answers

Monday, 21 October 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Rolling Stock: Sheffield City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking in response to Northern Rail’s confirmation of delays to the replacement of Pacer trains in Sheffield City Region.

    • Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that support is in place for customers using Pacer trains who have special assistance needs.

      Bus Services: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the additional funding for bus routes announced in the Spending Review 2019 will be allocated to Worcestershire County Council.

      Railways: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Government’s announcement of 10 October 2019 on an infrastructure revolution, what his timescale is for the (a)...

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for publication of the business plan for Road Investment Strategy 2.

      Department for Transport: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) aviation, (b) rail and (c) maritime industry employees have security passes for access to the Department for Transport.

      First Group: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the financial performance of First Group's rail franchises, whether he plans to review First Group’s pre-qualification...

      South Western Railway: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £2.6 billion in premium payments has the Department received from South Western Railway operator First/MTR since the start of...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to encourage local authorities to use recycled plastic to repair potholes.

      Driving: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many EU member states have confirmed that commercial driving licences issued in the UK will be recognised without an international driver's permit...

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional funding has been made available to the DVSA to cope with increased demand for its services in the event of the UK leaving the EU...

      Abellio Greater Anglia: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £3.7 billion in premium payments the Government has received from Greater Anglia operator Abellio/Mitsui since the start of the...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) improve rail safety standards, (b) reduce the number of trains which pass through red signals and (c)...

      First Group: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with First Group UK on (a) the provision of bus transport in the UK and (b) their plans for the divestment of their UK bus...

      Retford Station: Lifts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects work to be commenced on the lower level platform lift at Retford station.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens aged over 17 who (a) hold and (b) do not hold a full or provisional UK driving licence.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost was of the YouTube video HS2: Upgrading Britain’s Railways dated 8 October 2019.

      Department for Transport: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290331 on Department for Transport: Energy Supply, and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding he plans to allocate to the extension of the third rail electric train network.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made on the installation of audio-visual equipment in buses.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will abolish fees for the Blue Badge Scheme.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric car charging points there are in (a) St Helens, (b) the North West and (c) the UK.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the extension of eligibility criteria for the Blue Badge scheme on trends in the level of...

      A27: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when Highways England will bring forward further measures to tackle congestion on the A27 between Worthing and Shoreham; and if he will make a statement.

      Midlands Connect

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of delivering Midlands Connect.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of providing free bus travel for people under 25.

      Train Operating Companies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the revenue received by train operating companies for all (a) cross-border rail travel between England and Wales in...

      Roads: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what new steps he will take to support improving key roads that are not part of the Major Road Network, outside existing commitments.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of non-competitive electricity prices on the steel sector’s...

    • Energy: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress her Department has made towards achieving the 2017 Conservative manifesto ambition to deliver lowest...

      Energy: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the recommendation to align UK industrial...

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will introduce (a) discounts on energy network costs, (b) a Capacity Market Levy exemption, (c) 100 per cent...

      Executives: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that executive (a) salaries and (b) bonuses reflect the...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to provide for support for people who are seeking...

      Maritime Enterprise Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the membership is of the Maritime Enterprise Working Group.

      Biofuels: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans her Department has to fund research into micro-algae biofuels as an alternative to fossil fuel.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324, when a decision was taken to ensure that the...

      Sizewell C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 7 October 2019 to Question 290553 on Sizewell C Power Station, by what framework...

      Disclosure of Information: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether she plans to implement in full the EU Directive 2018/0106 on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to support the automotive industry in the event that the UK leaves the EU...

      Sirius Minerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the local economy of his Department's decision to not support a...

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Consumer White Paper will be published, and whether that paper will include improved protections for online...

      Refineries: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department has taken to safeguard the supply of reagents and additives for UK fuel refineries in the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many face-to-face Brexit Readiness Roadshows his Department has organised for the purpose of providing information...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page 79 of the Government's No-Deal Readiness report, what assessment she has made of the length of time...

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many requests the Insolvency Service has received for redundancy payments from Thomas Cook employees; and how many...

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what future meetings are planned of the National Taskforce for Thomas Cook; and what funding will be allocated to that...

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support she plans to provide to businesses in Peterborough that were in the supply chain for Thomas Cook.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the potential effectiveness of the proposal of the trustees of the Mineworkers' Pension...

      European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding from the European Social Fund (a) the UK and (b) each region of the UK received in the latest year for...

      European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding from the European Social Fund has been allocated to employment support for (a) disabled people, (b)...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate she has made of the number of beneficiaries of the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme who also receive pension...

      UK Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential economic effect on the energy intensive industries to be...

      Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent representations her Department has received on the sale of fireworks to the general public.

      Urban Areas: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the recent Cambridge University Bennett Institute for Public Policy report entitled Townscapes, The...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding her Department has allocated to the President of the 26th Conference of the Parties.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what objectives the Government has set for the UK Presidency of the 26th Conference of the Parties.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what her Department’s strategic priorities will be for the 26th Conference of the Parties UN Climate Conference...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of hosting the 26th Conference of the Parties.

      Business: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will publish the names of the organisations that applied for a Brexit Readiness Grant; and how much was awarded...

      Collective Bargaining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 3 October 2019 to Question 291066 on Collective Bargaining, whether she plans to...

      Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on the economy of reducing the working week to 32 hours.

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will provide former employees of Thomas Cook with (a) retraining opportunities and (b) loans to start new businesses.

      Restaurants: Gratuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that restaurant staff receive 100 per cent of their tips.

      Business: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in how many business transactions the Government has intervened in the interests of national security since 2015.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the (a) US withdrawal from and (b) Turkish incursion into Kurdish...

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the US decision to withdraw military forces from the Kurdish...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions the Government has had with the Turkish Government on the Turkish military incursion into Kurdish controlled...

      Sudan: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Sudanese counterpart on ensuring accountability for the violence in Khartoum on 3 June 2019.

      Anoosheh Ashoori

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress his Department made during the United Nations General Assembly of September 2019 on securing the release of the...

      Anoosheh Ashoori

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he last discussed with his Iranian counterpart the case of the hon. Member for Lewisham East's constituent, Anoosheh Ashoori.

      Anoosheh Ashoori

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when UK diplomats last met with the hon. Member for Lewisham East's constituent, Mr Anoosheh Ashoori.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what further discussions he has had with the 80 member states that did not vote in favour of the UN resolution on the future of...

      Ilois

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take further steps to support Chagossians in (a) the UK, the (b) Seychelles and (c) Mauritius to (i) find employment...

      Syria: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of Turkey's compliance with international law in relation to that country's recent actions in...

      Colombia: Paramilitary Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) the accuracy of reports of attacks in Colombia on the headquarters of opposition parties by...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the (a) governance of and (b) humanitarian situation in (i) Uighur and (ii)...

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the BBC video report by journalist Fred Scott dated 13 October on three UK orphans in Syria, if she will take...

      Syria: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that Kurdish people in (a) Syria and (b) surrounding regions do not come to harm following...

      Greece: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the provision of essential healthcare and mental healthcare for unaccompanied...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter to the Prime Minister of 12 September 2019 from the hon. Member for Birmingham...

      Sri Lanka: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on the status of Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Tamils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the UK Government is taking to support the protection of human rights of Tamil communities in Sri Lanka.

      Turkey: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on reviewing the EU-Turkey refugee agreement; and what steps he is...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what policies are in place to ensure that staff of his Department based in Burma do not use Burmese military owned companies to...

      Armed Forces: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding his Department has allocated for the Continuity of Education Allowance to fund school places (a) globally and...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290335 and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324, if he...

      Greek Islands: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Greek counterpart on that Governments policy to contain people on Greek islands in the...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many full time equivalent staff worked on climate change and energy in (a) his Department's UK-based offices and (b)...

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of British children trapped in north east Syria.

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to evacuate all British children trapped in north east Syria.

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his officials have had with representatives of regional authorities in north east Syria on the (a)...

      Abd a-Rahman a-Shteiwi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Israeli Government on conducting a criminal investigation into the alleged shooting by...

      Uganda: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether Uganda has abandoned plans to re-introduce an anti-homosexuality Bill imposing the death penalty on homosexuals.

      China: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question HL17757 on China: Prisoners, when his Department held its most...

      China: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 3 September 2019 to Question 281598 on Organs, what steps the Government plans to take in...

      Catalonia: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Spanish counterpart on the (a) general and (b) police response to pro-independence...

      Uganda: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has had made to his Ugandan counterpart on the proposed legislation in that country to impose the death...

      Uganda: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps the Government is taking to improve human rights in Uganda.

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to evacuate British children and their mothers from north east Syria.

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to repatriate the mothers of British children trapped in north east Syria.

      China: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 3 September 2019 to Question 281598 on Organs, what assessment the Government has made of the...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Government's No-Deal Readiness Report, what steps the Government plans to take to support the automotive...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Jainism

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

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Radioisotopes: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the August 2019 British Nuclear Medicine Society's open letter to the Prime Minister on radioisotope delivery, what...

    • Antidepressants: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions for anti-depressants were issued to (a) children aged under 16, (b) teenagers aged 16 to 17 and (c) young people...

      Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the merits of (a) splitting Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust into separate...

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether anti-epileptic drugs are exempted from serious shortage protocols; and what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the...

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of anti-epilepsy medications in the event that the UK leaves the...

      Twitter: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effect on mental health of anonymous (a) abuse and (b) threats made on Twitter.

      Dietary Supplements: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 7 October 2019 to Question 292911 on Dietary Supplements: Expenditure, in what situations and to treat...

      Health Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department plans to make available to (a) healthcare in the North East of England, (b) healthcare in Sunderland and (c)...

      South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to make funding available to South Tyneside and Sunderland Hospital Trust for infrastructure expenditure.

      Lisdexamfetamine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the supply of Lisdexamphetamine.

      Lisdexamfetamine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure there will be an adequate supply of Lisdexamphetamine in the event of the UK’s departure from the...

      Agomelatine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supply of Agomelatine.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections in Haringey.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to review its sexual health policy to reduce rates of sexually transmitted infections.

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS Trusts participating in the field test programme for the elective care standards proposed in the interim review of...

      Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the adequate supply of (a) Sertraline, (b) Quetiapine and (c) Venlafaxine for the treatment...

      Antidepressants: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of anti-depressants used in the UK are imported from the EU; and what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of the...

      Tourette's Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he is putting in place to (a) support people with Tourette’s syndrome and to (a) tackle the stigma associated with that...

      Vitamin D: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to reduce vitamin D deficiency in children in primary and secondary schools in (a) the London borough...

      Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of (a) the number of under-18s who have had cosmetic fillers and Botox injections in the last year and...

      Surgery: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps NHS England will take to record patient experience at trusts participating in the field test programme for the elective care...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase uptake of the flu vaccine by social care staff.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to use technology to improve attendance at NHS cancer screenings.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reverse the fall in the number of health visitors.

      Early Years Ministerial Group on Family Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the status is of the cross-Government working group on family support from conception to age two years old; and when the report of...

      Social Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has issued to local authorities on awarding social care contracts; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance her Department issues to local authorities on the level of fees charged by social care providers; and if he will make a...

      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 each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were waiting for a diagnostic test in NHS Trusts on 31 March in each year from 2011 to 2019.

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were on the national elective waiting list on 31 March in each year from 2011 to 2019.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients were seen within four hours in A&E in (a) 2018-19 and (b) each year since 2010.

      Twitter: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effect of anonymous (a) abuse and (b) threats made on Twitter on teenage mental health.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to make clinical commissioning groups in north-west London financially sustainable; and if he will make a statement.

      Mount Vernon Hospital Northwood: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken since the July 2019 publication of the Clinical Advisory Panel's review of cancer services at Mount Vernon; and...

      Maudsley Hospital: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients referred to the Michael Rutter centre for obsessive–compulsive disorder at the...

      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) adults and (b) children who suffer with obsessive compulsive disorder in each (i) nation...

      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which clinical commissioning groups in England have implemented the NICE guidelines for obsessive compulsive disorder.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 7 October to Question 293726, how many meetings Ministers or officials in his Department have held with...

      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,...

      Epidemiology: Paediatrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the research by the University of Bristol published on...

  • Department for International Development

    • Uganda: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking with regard to its aid programme for Uganda in light of the recent decision by the Ugandan...

    • Developing Countries: Maternal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of UK overseas development assistance on levels of maternal mortality in the last 10 years.

      Developing Countries: Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of UK overseas development assistance on levels of contraception prevalence in the last 10 years.

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian assistance his Department is providing to civilians as a result of Turkey’s military action in the Kurdish...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of Turkey’s recent military action in northern Syria on the humanitarian situation in...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the number of civilians (a) killed, (b) injured and (c) displaced as result of Turkey’s recent...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian assistance his Department plans to offer to the Kurdistan Regional Government as a result of Turkey’s recent...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with his UN Refugee Agency counterparts on the humanitarian situation in the...

      Rwanda: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to integrate nutrition into his Department's programmes in Rwanda; and if he will make a statement.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 226730 on Burma: Human Trafficking, what assurances he has received from his...

      Department for International Development: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290329 on Department for International Development: Energy Supply and to...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian effect of the escalation of military activity in Northern Syria; and what steps...

  • Department for Education

    • Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his 8 May 2019 press release entitled Free meals and activities for 50,000 children over 2019 summer holidays, how much funding he...

    • Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his 8 May 2019 press release entitled Free meals and activities for 50,000 children over 2019 summer holidays, how many unsuccessful...

      Department for Education: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of St Helens Council on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Schools: Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department holds on the number of schools with gardens.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if will he take steps to ensure that all (a) school staff and (b) parents are informed about the (i) location and (ii) management plan for asbestos in...

      Teachers: Pay Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 7 October to Question 293690 on Teachers: Pay Settlements, from which of his Department's 2019-20 budgets the...

      Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many of the schools approved in Wave (a) 9, (b) 10, (c) 11, (d) 12 and (e) 13 of the free schools programme are (i) under construction and (ii) open.

      Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools built under (a) the Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme (CLASP) and (b) the Second Consortium of Local Authority...

      Pupil Premium: Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) number and (b) proportion of children eligible for the early years pupil premium attend a maintained nursery school in each (i) region and...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) number and (b) proportion of nursery schools in each (i) region and (ii) local authority area in budget deficit.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much supplementary funding each maintained nursery school has received in the current financial year.

      Special Educational Needs: Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with SEND attend each maintained nursery school.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children who access 30 hours of funded childcare attend a maintained nursery school in each (a) region and (b) local authority area.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to remove all asbestos from schools.

      Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 25 September 2019, Official Report, column 780, what the evidential basis is for the...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to publish the names the schools subject to the Asbestos Management Assurance Process.

      Ilkley School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the outcome of Ilkley Grammar School and the Moorland Trust's application to open a 1,000 place sixth form college under the Free...

      Pupil Premium: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will extend the pupil premium to post-16 education to support disadvantaged students in further education.

      Adoption Support Fund: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to announce plans for the continued funding of the Adoption Support Fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Nurseries: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Ofsted registered nurseries have been sold to new owners in each of the last 12 months.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offences against Children: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average compensation award was for successful child sexual abuse prosecutions which resulted in a criminal compensation order in 2018.

    • Prisons: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 8 October 2019 to Question 293577 on Prisons: Fires, how many CPS referrals for prosecution in 2018 involved fire events...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Family Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to widen the scoping criteria for legal aid in family law cases set by the Legal Aid,...

      Legal Representation: Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequate provision of legal advice in family law cases to reduce the number of litigants in person in the family...

      Prisoners: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many pregnant women are in prison in England and Wales (a) in total and (b) for non-violent crimes.

      Prisoners: Mobile Phones and Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to prevent prisoners uploading footage and accessing YouTube and other social media channels in prison; and if he will provide...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to tighten bail conditions for people charged with offences involving knife crime.

      Ministry of Justice: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 291004 and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324, if he will introduce the same...

      Suspended Sentences: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people serving suspended sentences were made subject to an electronic monitoring condition, broken down by offence; and on how many occasions...

      Offenders: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 20 June 2019 to Question 267275 on Offenders: Electronic Tagging, how many events were classed as formal breaches...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 03 October 2019 to Question 292174 on Re-offenders: Homicide, how many offenders under statutory supervision have been...

      Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 3 October 2019 to Question 292174 on Re-offenders: Homicide, how many lifers on licence have been subsequently returned...

      Probate: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 2 September 2019 to Question 284794 on Probate: Computer Software, what steps he is taking to ensure applicants can give...

      Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s press release, £100 million crackdown on crime in prison, published on 13 August 2019, what the previously...

      Criminal Justice System Common Platform Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the estimated completion date is for the Criminal Justice System Common Platform programme.

      Criminal Justice System Common Platform Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the estimated total cost is of the Criminal Justice System Common Platform programme.

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 4 October 2019 to Question 290625 on Sentencing, what steps his Department plans to take to alleviate overcrowding in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment he has made of compliance with arms export licence criteria of weapons sold to Turkey.

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many extant arms export licences for Paveway bombs there are for (a) Saudi Arabia and (b) that country's coalition allies; and what the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Charities and Community Interest Companies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that (a) charities and (b) community interest companies that have...

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to make it an objective of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to (a) reduce the level of and...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives of St Helens Council on preparations...

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from Peterborough City Council for financial support following the collapse of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letters of the 11 June, 3 July and 20 August 2019 from the Rt hon. Member for...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 9 September 2019 to Question 282187, if he will publish the resource DEL budgets of...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's document entitled, Main Estimate 2019-20: Estimates Memorandum, if he will publish...

      Local Government: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance he has issued to local authorities on the use of advertisements on their websites.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on (a) the US withdrawal from Northern Syria, (b) the actions of the Turkish Government in...

    • Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme transferred their pension benefits from that scheme to non-defined benefit schemes prior to the...

      HMS Jufair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel are based in HMS Jufair on a full-time basis.

      Bahrain: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time staff are currently stationed in the UK's Naval Support Facility in Bahrain.

      Antisubmarine Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure interoperability with NATO allies on anti-submarine warfare.

      Defence: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of workers leaving the defence industry since 2010.

      Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has any plans to publish an updated Defence Industrial Strategy.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to fulfil the commitment to provide military assistance to Saudi Arabia made in the Written Statement of 23 May...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there is a statutory requirement for a (a) military and (b) legal review of the Trident Replacement Decision.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it remains his policy to increase (a) female personnel to 15 per cent of intake and (b) Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic personnel to at least...

      Ministry of Defence: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's current US dollar contract liability is.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost was of purchasing nine P-8 Poseidon military aircraft.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Government's announcement of 15 August 2019 that it would invest £3 billion in purchasing nine Boeing Poseidon P-8A maritime...

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to place the order for the first fleet solid support ships; and how many of those ships he plans to order.

      Armed Forces: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many surplus ration packs have been distributed to charitable organisations helping homeless people in (a) Wirral and (b) the UK.

      Bomb Disposal: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 291280 on Bomb disposal: Northern Ireland, on how many occasions Army bomb disposal units...

      Armed Forces: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has allocated to the Continuity of Education Allowance to fund schools places (a) globally and (b) in England in each of...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of his Department's progress on meeting armed forces recruitment targets.

      Armed Forces: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent from the Continuity of Education Allowance on placements at (a) Eton, (b) Charterhouse, (c) Harrow, (d) Rugby, (e)...

      *No heading*

      If he will introduce a statute of limitations to protect servicemen and women from prosecution.

      *No heading*

      If he will take steps to ensure that veterans who served before 1975 for less than 22 years are granted a service pension.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to amend the Pension Protection Fund rules to allow people with pre-April 1997 pensionable service to receive increases...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department's policy that jobcentre staff should inform claimants of universal credit that they should make a claim for...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time has been for calls to the Employment Support Allowance helpline in each month since October 2018.

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she will publish the terms of reference of her Department's new Serious Case Panel.

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether (a) disabled people and (b) representatives from disabled people's organisations will sit on her Department's new independent Serious...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who will sit on her Department's new independent Serious Case panel.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what disability training medical professionals undertaking personal independence payment assessments are required to have in respect to autism.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions officials in her Department have had with their counterparts in the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government on...

      Brexit: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions her Department has had with representatives of St Helens Council on preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason universal credit is paid pro-rata when a claimant becomes eligible part way through an assessment period for state pension...

      Universal Credit: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of economically active people claiming universal claimant in the Vale of Clwyd...

      Occupational Pensions: Makerfield

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

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers in (a) Birkenhead and (b) the UK have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme; and how many jobs have been created (i)...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Access To Work grants have been awarded in (a) Birkenhead and (b) the UK; and what the total value of those grants was in each of the...

      Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department allocated to the Work Programme in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department allocated to Work Choices in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Work and Health Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much funding her Department allocated to the Work and Health programme in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to implement the ruling of the Supreme Court on extending bereavement support payments to unmarried couples.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290333 on Department for Work and Pensions: Energy Supply and to the Answer of 1...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a reduced rate bus pass for women born in the 1950s who have had...

      Guardianship and Parents: Anxiety and Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of children who live in households in receipt of benefits who have one or more (a) parent and (b)...

      Unemployment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to tackle high levels of unemployment among the deaf community.

      Money and Pensions Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 7 October 2019 to Question 292823, whether the budget for the Money and Pensions Service in 2019-20 is 125.6...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of women on low incomes born in the 1950s who have had their state pension age changed in (a)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions Ministers in her Department have had with groups representing women born in the 1950s who have had their state pensions age...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to help reduce the financial losses incurred by women on low incomes born in the 1950s who have had their state...

      Occupational Pensions: Scunthorpe

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Veterinary Medicine: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on availability of veterinary medicines of the UK leaving the EU without a...

    • Agriculture: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to support the recommendation of the Royal Society of Arts Food, Farming and Countryside...

      Agriculture: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of whole farm agroecological systems.

      Agriculture: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to incentivise farmers to use more sustainable farming methods.

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which animals will be covered by the ban on trophy hunting imports to the UK.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions her Department has had with representatives of St Helens Council on preparations for leaving the EU without...

      Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the British Horseracing Authority on changes to reduce the death rate of horses.

      Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 25 July 2019, Official Report, column 1497, what the timescale...

      Fisheries: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the year on year increase of (a) surface...

      Pigmeat: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of trends in the annual value of pork exports to China since 2014.

      Pregnancy: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the study published in Nature Communications on 17 September 2019, what recent discussions she has had...

      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of delaying the proposed introduction in 2020 of charges for Musical...

      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to include transitional arrangements for CITES-listed materials in (a) any withdrawal agreement made with...

      African Swine Fever: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the risk of an outbreak of African swine fever in the UK; what steps the Government is...

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he had with (a) the National Farmers' Union and (b) other relevant bodies before publishing the updated...

      African Swine Fever: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that pork imports do not reach the UK from countries affected by African swine fever.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the EU Settlement Scheme quarterly statistics dated 22 August 2019, for what reasons settled status applications are...

    • Anne Sacoolas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits and feasibility of issuing an Interpol Red Notice against US citizen...

      Climate Change: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she had with the Metropolitan police on the revised section 14 notice issued under the Public Order Act 1986 to the...

      Metropolitan Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 24 July 2019, Official Report, column 1292, how many of those additional...

      Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what role Ministers have in the appointment of people to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the EU Settlement Scheme Statistics dated 22 August 2019, for what reasons 88,900 outstanding applications have yet to be...

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's funding for voluntary and community sector organisations to support vulnerable and at-risk EEA citizens...

      LPT Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the findings of the Cruelty Free International and SOKO...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many hate crimes were recorded in each category in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent period for which data is available.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the seasonal workers pilot scheme were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to increase the number of ID scanning centres for EU citizens applying to the EU settlement scheme available in...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to make the EUSS App available on iOS smartphones.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in Wales who have applied for status under the EU Settlement Scheme have (a) received settled status (b) been declined, (c)...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in the Dwyfor Meirionnydd constituency have applied for status under the EU Settlement Scheme, and have (a) received settled...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in the constituency of Carmarthen East and Dinefwr have applied for status under the EU Settlement Scheme and have (a)...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in the constituency of Ceredigion have applied for status under the EU Settlement Scheme and have (a) received settled...

      Police Custody: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the total time that police custody cells have been occupied by people withdrawing from the use of vaping...

      Asylum: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the frequency of requirements for asylum claimants to attend a Home Office centre are not...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for International Development of 2 October 2019, Official Report column...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department will publish details on the application outcomes of the EU Settlement Scheme at a (a) local authority and (b)...

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officers from each police force are assigned to the policing operations for (a) Extinction Rebellion protests and (b) protests...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Energy Supply

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324, which other Departments have plans to...

    • Brexit: Publicity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect on the Government’s Get Ready for Brexit campaign of seeking...

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many known cases of incorrect identity verification on Gov.UK Verify there have been since 2014.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which 46 Government services were originally intended to be accessible through GOV.UK Verify by March 2018.

      Electronic Government: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent correspondence he has received from each Gov.UK Verify provider on their continued participation...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers: Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what processes the Government has in place to ensure that special advisers continue to comply with...

      Cabinet Office: Energy Supply

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which provider supplies energy to his Department; how much CO2 was emitted through his Department’s...

      Public Appointments: Permanent Secretaries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to page 31 of the 2013 report entitled Civil Service Reform Plan: One Year On, whether it remains...

      Homelessness: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will place in the Library data on the number of homeless people (a) in receipt and (b) not in receipt of...

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 6 February 2019 to Question 215097 on Government Departments: Consultants, how...

      Behavioural Insights Team

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much money was spent from the public purse on the Behavioural Insights Team as recorded by the Cabinet...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether (a) local authorities or (b) Government will bear the cost of producing a local electoral identity...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department has spent from the public purse on voter ID pilot schemes.

      Office for Tackling Injustices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 8 October 2019 to Question 293689, whether he is considering not establishing...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will amend the Crown Commercial Service energy frameworks for the supply of (a) gas, (b) electricity and...

      Technology: Conferences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Prime Minister's speech at the UN on 24 September 2019, what (a) plans she has made and (b) public consultation she plans to...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether an invitation has been extended to the UNFCCC Secretariat for that Secretariat to visit the UK as...

      Office for Veterans' Affairs: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to the new Office for Veterans Affairs.

      Cabinet Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contingent workers have been hired through the Public Sector Resourcing framework since its creation.

      11 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of amount spent from the public purse on repairs and maintenance at No. 11 Downing...

      Cabinet Office: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings Ministers in his Department have had on the implementation of sustainable development goals...

      Government Chief Data Officer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 8 October to Question 293725 on Government Chief Data Officer, until what date...

      Elections: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to improve electoral accessibility for voters with blindness following the...

      Public Sector: Computer Software

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 5 September 2019 to Question 284390 on Public Sector: Computer Software,...

      Cabinet Office: Health

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department uses Office for National Statistics estimates of personal wellbeing in formulating...

      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.

  • Treasury

    • Public Works Loan Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 1 per cent increase on interest rates of Public Works Loan Board finance on the viability of (a)...

    • Financial Services: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's preferred method is of ensuring continued market access to the EU for UK-based financial services firms after the UK leaves the EU.

      Public Works Loan Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the recent increase to the Public Works Loan Board interest rate will apply to existing loans payable by local authorities.

      Public Works Loan Board: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect that increasing the Public Works Loan Board interest rate to 2.8 per cent will have on the (a) number and (b)...

      Public Works Loan Board: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many loan applications submitted by Welsh local authorities to the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) are still viable following the increase to the PWLB...

      Pensions: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to (a) prevent pension phone scams and (b) bring people who undertake pension phone scams to justice.

      Employment: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the representatives of large companies on their ability to assess the employment status of their workers for the...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on the loyalty penalty in the mortgage market; and if he will make a statement.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many formal complaints the Financial Conduct Authority has received from consumers in relation to the (a) sale and (b) distribution of Exchange Traded...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many formal complaints from consumers the Financial Ombudsman Service has (a) received and (b) upheld in relation to the (i) sale and (ii) distribution...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Financial Conduct Authority’s proposed ban of cryptoasset investment products for retail investors...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations of the Cryptoassets Taskforce's 2018 report in relation to enabling innovators...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether issuers of Exchange Traded Notes are required to comply with (a) the EU Prospectus Directive, (b) Listing Rules for the NASDNAQ and (c) Nordic...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of consultation responses to the Financial Conduct Authority's consultation entitled, CP19/22: Restricting the sale...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 71 of the Government's No-Deal Readiness Report, what temporary measures will be introduced to create a standalone regime for...

      Self-employed: Manchester Gorton

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in the Manchester, Gorton constituency filed (a) the SA103F form, (b) the SA103S form and (c) both forms with HMRC; what the 10 most common...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether child benefit is paid for children who are UK citizens but whose parents have no recourse to public funds; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services: Older People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of making personal social care free at the point of use for all people aged over 65.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that people are able to obtain their money from free-to-use ATMs throughout the country.

      Local Government: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 30 September to Question 291404, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of local authorities...

      Tax Avoidance: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK remains in alignment with the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive after the UK leaves the EU.

      Social Security: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to ensure (a) the continued validity of UK-issued A1 certificates or (b) that freelance workers are exempted from social security...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he will announce the funding for the next phase of the Affordable Homes Programme.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which social media companies have signed up to the Government code of conduct for social media platforms.

    • Twitter: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 8 October 2019 to Question 294108, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the...

      Twitter: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on anonymous abuse and threats on Twitter.

      Twitter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to prevent people from establishing anonymous profiles on Twitter.

      Twitter: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions officials in her Department have had with representatives from Twitter on tackling fake Twitter accounts.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make it her policy to produce a long-term plan for the provision of youth services.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to increase funding for local authorities to deliver (a) the provision of youth workers on a long-term...

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to her Department's News story of 10 July 2019, Review launched into statutory guidance for local authorities...

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital Media Culture and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the implications for her policy on commencing Part 3 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 of...

      Commonwealth Games 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, where the Commonwealth Games 2022 preparatory camps for competitors will be located.

      Internet: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department plans to provide to the Information Commissioner’s Office to enforce the Age Appropriate...

      Twitter: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to tackle (a) sexism and (b) racism on Twitter.

      Twitter: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of Twitter's appeals process for people that have suffered abuse on Twitter.

      Musical instruments: Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what advice she has given to UK-based musicians on transporting instruments into the EU in the event of the UK leaving the EU...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 7 October 2019 to Question 292999 on Huawei: 5G, what estimate her Department has made of the...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many complaints under the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme which were not...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • thebigword

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the contract with thebigword to provide interpreting and translation services in the criminal justice system will be reviewed.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to recent events in Hong Kong, what plans they have to draw attention to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, ratified by the governments of China and the...

    • Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision of the government of India, on 5 August, to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution of India, and what...

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to seek a peaceful resolution of the dispute between India and Pakistan, following the decision of the government of India on 5 August...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist (1) British National Overseas passport holders, and (2) other people who are subject to human rights violations, to ensure...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: Post Offices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how pensioners who do not have a bank account will receive their pension when the contract with the Post Office expires in 2021.

    • Industrial Health and Safety: Farms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether children visiting farms are protected by the statutory duties on employers and others to protect the health and safety of non-employees, including members...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which ministers from the Northern Ireland Office attended the commemorative events held at Lisburn on 17 August to mark the 50th anniversary of Operation Banner.

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