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Written answers

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to extend the provisions of the Bus Services Act 2017 in respect of franchising bus services to local transport...

    • West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) volume of passenger data which will be transferred from Virgin and Stagecoach to new West Coast Partnership...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the credit ratings of UK rolling stock companies (a) Porterbrook, (b) Angel Trains, (c) Eversholt Rail and (d) Rock...

      Road Traffic Control: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect Operation Brock will have on congestion levels on the Kent (a) road network and (b) economy.

      Boeing 737: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent updates he has had from the Civil Aviation Authority on their assessment of the safety of the Boeing 737 Max airliners.

      Transport: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote greener alternatives for (a) long-distance and (b) international transport.

      Roads: Sutton Coldfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding he has allocated for the repair of roads in Sutton Coldfield in the last two years for which information is available.

      European Aviation Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the cost to the Civil Aviation Authority of taking on functions currently performed by the European Aviation Safety...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the most recent contractual arrangements are that his Department has agreed with the Operator of Last Resort and (a) SNC Lavalin, (b) EY and (c) Arup.

      West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons his Department instructed West Coast Partnership Operator First Trenitalia to submit a Section 17 application to the Office for Rail...

      West Coast Partnership Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of Network Rail’s ability to (a) process the First Trenitalia West Coast Track Access Agreement and (b) manage...

      Railways: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when work will be completed on a new passing loop at Brading on the Isle of Wight; and what the timescale is for introducing a half-hourly service on...

      Travel Cards: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a reduced rate travel card for people living on the Isle of Wight to improve...

  • 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 assessment she has made of the potential effect of Ofgem's Targeted Charging Review proposals on (a) costs to the...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will write to her Cabinet colleagues to (a) inform them that her Department is adopting energy suppliers that...

      Professions: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many mutual recognition agreements for professional qualifications (a) the UK has signed with EU member states and...

      Business: Regulation

      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 UK regulators taking on regulatory functions currently...

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will make new capital grant funding available to businesses in Peterborough to generate jobs after the collapse...

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will take steps to help ensure that the site of the former Thomas Cook headquarters in Peterborough is used to...

      Biofuels: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to (a) remove biomass subsidies and (b) increase support more sustainable,...

      Rain Forests: Amazonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 2 October 2019 to Question 290776 on Rain Forests: Amazonia, what assessment her...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which public appointments she is responsible for.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department has taken to measure the effectiveness of the disbursement of public money by local...

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will commission a review of the value for money provided by local enterprise partnerships.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships: Solent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) equity of Solent local enterprise partnership's grant...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 17 October 2019 to Question 140 on Electricity Generation, when she plans to publish...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the restoration of the autonomy of Kashmir and Jammu; and what...

    • Hong Kong: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Hong Kong counterparts on the use of excessive police force against protesters.

      Climate Change Convention: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the availability of accommodation in Glasgow for the 26th Conference...

      Climate Change Convention: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using cruise liners to provide accommodation for...

      Climate Change Convention: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what executive authority the President of the 26th Conference of the Parties, UN Climate Conference will have over staff within...

      Climate Change Convention: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of energy and climate change policy staffing resources his Department requires to host...

      Ahmed Mansoor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to make representations to his Emirati counterpart on (a) recent reports that Ahmed Mansoor has been tortured...

      Syria: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it her policy to return British nationals detained in Syria to the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Syria: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of level of risk to UK nationals detained in Syria and sent for trial in Iraq of (a) torture and...

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

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

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions has he had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the repatriation of British children trapped...

      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, if he will publish the evidence...

      Burma: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has undertaken an assessment of the adequacy of the evidence available for the purpose of taking a case to the...

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the repatriation of British children...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he will discuss human rights concerns with his Bahraini counterpart during the joint Working Group between Bahrain and...

      Malaysia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Malaysian counterpart on the (a) consistency with international human rights laws and...

      Syria: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart to ensure that the Turkish authorities respect international...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will submit a request to the UN Security General to expand the scope of the UN Board of Inquiry for Syria beyond north...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he made to (a) parties to the conflict in north east Syria and (b) countries that have borders with Syria...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to support the renewal of UN Security Council Resolution 2165.

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure that Syrian refugees currently residing in Turkey are not repatriated to Syria against...

      Syria: Human Rights

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

  • Attorney General

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to research conducted by 38 degrees showing that 571 people in Carshalton and Wallington have type 1 diabetes and rely on...

    • Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the 10 most frequent causes of admission to an NHS hospital; were in the most recent 12 month period for and how many people were...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for cervical screening test results.

      Hepatitis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve detection rates of (a) hepatitis B and (b) hepatitis C.

      General Practitioners: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on recruiting additional GPs in rural locations.

      General Practitioners: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to maintain the level of out-of-hours GP cover in Surrey.

      Hospitals: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure hospital capacity is increased in line with population growth in the York area.

      NHS: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to undertake a review the exclusion of NHS non-executive directors in protections under the Public Interest Disclosure...

      General Practitioners: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's consultation entitled, Community pharmacy drug reimbursement reform, published in July 2019, what...

      General Practitioners: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to consult representatives of dispensing GP practices on the proposals in his consultation on community pharmacy...

      Diabetes: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve mental health provision for diabetes patients.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with the (i) Academy of Royal Colleges, (ii) Royal College of General...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 30 April 2019 to Question 246493 on Health Services: Foreign Nationals, whether the review document...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 25 March 2019 to Question 236341, Health Services: Foreign Nationals, what the total sum was that NHS...

      Agomelatine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of the supply of Agomelatine in the event that the UK leaves the EU on 31 October 2019...

      Social Prescribing: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children and teenagers that have benefitted from social prescribing services since...

      Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the taxpayer of the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency taking on...

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for mental health (a) referrals and (b) treatment.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with members of the UK national screening committee on amending NHS guidelines to allow cervical smear test...

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for (a) referral to a specialist for autism diagnosis and (b) an initial assessment for...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions for medical cannabis have been issued on the NHS since the rescheduling of cannabis-based products.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions for medical cannabis were issued on the NHS from November 2017 to November 2018.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of children under five years old who are obese.

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in the al-Hol refugee camp in Syria; and what steps her Department is...

    • Syria: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy of reports by the (a) International Committee of the Red Cross and (b) Syrian Arab Red...

      Syria: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps he has taken to support aid agencies in northern Syria.

  • Department for Education

    • Sign Language: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to expedite the development of a GCSE in British Sign Language.

    • Schools: Census

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will include data on children with disabilities in the school census.

      GCE A-level: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department collects on the proportion of deaf young people who have completed A-levels.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated to the Maintained Nursery School budget for the financial year 2020-21.

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of a school’s budget was spent on supply teachers in (a) The London Borough of Hounslow, (b) Greater London and (c) England in...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to allocate funding to further education providers in England as a result of the increase in pension contributions under the...

      Pupil Referral Units: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whats steps the Government is taking to increase the proportion of students in pupil referral units achieving passes in GCSE (a) English and (b) Maths.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Queen's speech 2019, whether his Department's priorities for the Female Offender Strategy have changed.

    • Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many providers are listed on the Dynamic Purchasing System for education in prison.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many band 3-5 prison officers were temporarily transferred from other prisons to prisons in his Ten Prisons Project.

      Prison Officers: Women's prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many band 3 to 5 prison officers in each female prison have less than two years' experience.

      Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to improve the adequacy of witness testimony.

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were convicted of voter ID fraud in the last twelve months.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of offenders on licence after fixed-term recall (a) re-offended and (b) breached their licence conditions and were recalled for a fixed...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of recalls to prison resulted in (a) fixed-term recall and (b) standard recall in the latest period for which figures are...

      Prisoners: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) fathers and (b) mothers in prison who have children under the age of 18.

      Prisoners' Release: Childcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) men and (b) women were released on Childcare resettlement licence in the latest year for which information is available.

      Prisoners' Release: Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of eligible (a) men and (b) women were released on home detention curfew in each of the last three years.

      Firearms: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted of illegally importing firearms into the UK in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners' Transfers: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many pregnant women have been transported in prisoner transport vehicles in each of the last three years.

      Road Traffic Offences: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many overseas drivers have been prosecuted for committing the offence of speeding on UK roads between August 2018 and August 2019.

      Solicitors Regulation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Solicitors Regulation Authority has a code of conduct for its staff working in the (a) the Investigation and Supervision Unit, (b) Forensic...

      Prisoners: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of women in prison have been perpetrators of domestic violence.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of assaults on prison staff were (a) dealt with by the prison and (b) charged as an offence in each of the last five years;...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of recalls to prison have been 28 day fixed-term recalls in the latest year for which information is available.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce the time taken for welfare benefits appeals to be heard by the tribunal service and (b) tackle the...

      Ministry of Justice: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many equal pay reviews there have been in his Department since 2010; what the dates were of those reviews; and whether his Department plans to...

      Prison Officers: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on prison officer pensions of the ability of those officers to continue frontline...

  • Treasury

    • Entrepreneurs' Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the objectives of the Entrepreneur Relief scheme are; and what assessment his Department has made as to whether those objectives are being met.

    • Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government has taken to evaluate the potential effect of IR35 on the economic viability of businesses that rely on (a) seasonal and (b)...

      Small Businesses: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that SMEs are adequately prepared for IR35.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line and Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) expenditure on High Speed Rail 2 and (b) Scottish Barnett Consequential allocation was in each year since 2010.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children under five years old living in poverty.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Department is taking to support sustainable house-building.

    • National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he expects construction on the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre to start; and how much has been...

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with developers to encourage building on brownfield sites.

      Affordable Housing: South Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the revised Joint Spatial Plan for South Gloucestershire allows the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much of the £77 million funding allocated to local authorities for the purpose of no deal preparations has...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department uses Office for National Statistics estimates of personal wellbeing in formulating policy; and...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ystradffin Farm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons he has leased Ystradffin Farm, Rhandirmwyn, Llandovery SA20 0PG.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department uses Office for National Statistics estimates of personal well-being in formulating policy; and what policies her...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the pay system in her Department has been changed to take account of the Employment Appeal Tribunal ruling on Dudley Metropolitan...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which of her Department's offices staff working on maternity allowance are deployed.

      Pension Credit: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to increase the uptake of pension credits in Easington constituency.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff are deployed in her Department's offices in Walsall; which benefits those staff administer; and what recent assessment she has...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much a universal credit payment to a single mother is reduced by when two maternity payments are received within the universal credit...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will introduce a bus voucher system for universal credit claimants who may not be able to afford public transport costs to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forests: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will support the delivery of the Northern Forest; and if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of...

    • Amazonia: Rain Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that no products linked to Amazon deforestation are sold in the UK.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on food supplies of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which countries are allowed to import hunting trophies to the UK.

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to introduce a moratorium on the importation of hunting trophies to the UK.

      Veterinary Medicines Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the cost to the UK Veterinary Medicines Directorate of taking on regulatory...

      Veterinary Medicine: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the duration of recognition of certifications by a qualified person for...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the capacity of the veterinary industry to deal with increased demand for Export...

      Gun Sports: Lead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of field sports association on reducing the level of use of lead-shot...

      Peat Bogs: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the burning of (a) blanket bog and (b) the peat soils that blanket...

  • Home Office

    • Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology Note No. 599 on Early interventions to reduce violent crime, what...

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's Guidance, Anti-knife crime community fund - year 3 (2019-20), last updated on 26 June 2019, when she...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the £3.75 million reserved for her Department's March 2019 marketing campaign for the EU settlement scheme was spent on (a)...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been transferred from Pre-Settled to Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme in each month since 1 January 2019.

      Motor Vehicles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the level of vehicle theft in the West Midlands.

      Police: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the change in FTE police numbers in Hampshire (a) in 2019 (b) in subsequent years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • *No heading*

      What plans he has to move public sector jobs outside London.

    • *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to ensure that electoral registers are complete.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Business: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Prime Minister's proposed EU exit deal, what assessment his Department has made of the economic effect on...

    • Industry: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Prime Minister's proposed EU exit deal, when his Department last met with representatives of Northern Irish...

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions he has had with Ministers in the Welsh Government on the potential effect of customs checks on trade across...

      Department for Exiting the European Union: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, which public appointments he is responsible for.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 14 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what steps her Department has taken to work with...

    • Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 14 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what plans her Department has to renew its...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 14 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what steps her Department has taken to work with...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 15 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what steps her Department has taken towards...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 15 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what steps her Department has taken to establish a...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 15 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what progress her Department has made on working...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 15 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what progress her Department has made on working...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 15 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, when her Department plans to provide an update on...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 15 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what steps her Department has taken towards...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 16 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what steps her Department has taken to support the...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 16 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what progress her Department has made on extending...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 16 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what steps her Department has taken towards...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 16 of the Government’s Civil Society Strategy, what steps the Inclusive Economy Unit has taken to...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people participated in the National Citizen Service in each local authority area in Surrey in each of the last three...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary for Digital, Culture Media and Sport, what discussions officials of her Department has had with representatives of business organisations on funding for IT training to help...

      Mass Media: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce independent regulation of the media to protect individuals from...

      Visual Impairment: Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential benefits to (a) partially sighted and (b) blind people of (i) e-readers and (ii)...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department uses Office for National Statistics estimates of personal well-being in formulating policy; and what...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Employment: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of a preventative duty on employers to require them to take reasonable, proactive steps to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to stop online (1) trolling, (2) harassment, and (3) cyberbullying; and what measures are in place to protect victims of such abuse.

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in ensuring the continuation of the provision of free TV licences for over-75s.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Private Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding was allocated to the Continuity of Education Allowance to fund school places (1) globally, and (2) in England, in each of the last five...

    • Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost of external advertising for each recruit admitted into the Armed Forces over the last 12 months.

  • Cabinet Office

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