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Written answers

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • First Transpennine Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the First Transpennine Express accounts 2018-19, filed at Companies House on 4 October 2019, what comparative assessment he has made...

    • First Transpennine Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the First Transpennine Express accounts for 2018-19, filed at Companies House on 4 October 2019, what assessment he has made of the...

      Public Spaces: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's Inclusive Transport Strategy, published in July 2018, what steps he is taking to ensure that public spaces are more...

      Department for Transport: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in his Department reported their religion as Islam in the latest period for which figures are available; what the reported ethnicity of...

      Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time staff were employed at Baillieston Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency test centre in Glasgow East...

      Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on which date the property rental contract for the Baillieston Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency test centre in Glasgow East constituency is due to...

      Driving Tests: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date a Minister in his Department last visited the Baillieston Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency test centre in Glasgow East constituency.

      Railways: Trespass and Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have been prosecuted for (a) trespass on and (b) vandalism of railways in each of the last 10 years.

      Department for Transport: Jainism and Zoroastrianism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when representatives of the (a) Jain and (b) Zoroastrian community were invited to national events organised by his Department in each of the last two...

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the collapse of Thomas Cook.

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department taken to help ensure customers affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook receive compensation.

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to undertake test exercises at UK ports to ensure the preparedness of those ports in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      London City Airport: Night Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Romford constituency that are adversely affected by night flights to and from City Airport.

      Sandbach Station: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that increasing accessibility at Sandbach railway station is included in the Government's disability action plan.

      Northern: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to maintain existing contracts between Northern Rail and subcontractors in the event that Northern Rail is taken into...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to reform taxi and private hire licensing laws; and if he will make a statement.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2019 to Question 2632 on High Speed 2 Railway Line, how much of the (a) £827,218.15. and (b)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff in her Department are paid less than the London Living Wage; and what requirements her Department places...

    • Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made about the potential effect of Ofgem’s proposed reforms under the Targeting Charging...

      Brexit: Chester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the Brexit Readiness Fund has been allocated to Chester.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage the building of new nuclear power generation plants in the UK; and if he will make...

      Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she has taken to integrate social enterprise into the Government’s Industrial Strategy.

      Community Interest Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she has taken to promote community interest companies as a form of business.

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she has taken to encourage people setting up businesses to embed (a) social and (b) environmental purpose...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the decision by the Government of Bangladesh to relocate Rohingya refugees to Bhasan...

    • Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department has taken to help reduce tensions and hostilities in Kashmir.

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to support the maintenance of human rights in Kashmir.

      Kashmir: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to help secure free movement of humanitarian organisations in Kashmir.

      Pakistan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when (a) he and (b) Ministers from his Department next plan to meet with the Pakistani High Commissioner.

      Bahrain: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what matters the Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa and the Bahraini Minister of Foreign Affairs discussed...

      Iran: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the capabilities of Iran’s ballistic missile programme.

      Iran: International Atomic Energy Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran’s level of co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of claims made by the Pakistani Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari in a...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of alleged human rights abuses in Indian-administered Kashmir; and if he...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to acquire accurate information on the situation on the ground in Indian-administered...

      Libya: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Libyan Government on the humanitarian crisis in Tripoli; and what plans he has to...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on that country's (a) invasion of Rojava and (b) attacks...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason his officials in the Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) did not inform officials from the Department of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2019 to Question 892 on Cabinet Office: Sustainable Development, how many...

    • Government: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding the Government has allocated to consultancy firms to support preparations for the UK leaving...

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, in how many office buildings the Government operates.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government has made on realising the 2018 Estate Strategy's target to reduce the office...

      Brexit: Publicity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many designs for posters and adverts produced as part of the Get ready for Brexit awareness campaign...

      Brexit: Publicity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has (a) paid for and (b) booked advertising space for the Get ready for Brexit campaign...

      Electronic Government: Personal Records

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date funding for gov.verify stops.

      Government Property Agency: Public and Commercial Services Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government Property Agency has to recognise the PCS union for its facility management contracts.

      Government Property Agency: Living Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government Property Agency's Total Facilities Management Contract requires (a) staff to be paid...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of women attending breast and cervical cancer screening programmes.

    • Measles: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reinstate the UK's World Health Organisation measles-free status.

      Vaccination: Children

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

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of levels of access to health services on vaccination rates.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming NHS people plan will include a fully costed plan for increasing the cancer workforce.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff in his Department reported their religion as Islam in the latest period for which figures are available; what the reported...

      Catheters: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 7 October 2019 to Question 291565, whether all catheters used in the proposed Multicath clinical trial...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff his Department are paid less than the London Living Wage; and what requirements his Department places on contractors to...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure gay and bisexual men in Lewisham, Deptford constituency have access to places on the PrEP impact trial.

      Mental Health Services: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of trends in the level of demand for NHS mental healthcare treatment in (a) Romford constituency and...

      Mental Health Services: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse was of the provision of NHS mental healthcare treatment in Romford constituency in each of the last...

      Mental Health Services: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in Romford constituency are in receipt of NHS mental healthcare treatment.

      Mental Health Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure equity of access to mental health treatment.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to improve the provision of mental health services for children aged five to 16.

      Pregnancy: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle perinatal mental illness.

      NHS and Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) the NHS and (b) the social care system of recruitment advertising in the most recent period...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to introduce a cap investment strategy for NHS mental health trusts.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the average number of health visitors per income quintile of the population in England in each of the most...

      Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in inpatient mental health facilities have been held in such facilities for (a) up to three months; (b) three to six...

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with local health trusts on the prevalence of community hospital services.

      Primary Health Care: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the recent cyber attack on Pitney Bowes and its impact on the primary care provision within the (a) East...

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he his taking to ensure the adequacy of availability of hormone replacement therapy medicines.

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many non-disclosure agreements have been placed on NHS staff by NHS England in the last five years.

      Tildacerfont

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make Tildacerfont available on the NHS.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress is being made on making PrEP available on the NHS.

      Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the seed funding announced on 30 September 2019 will be allocated to (a) Charing Cross Hospital, (b) Hammersmith Hospital and...

      NHS: Facilities

      What steps he is taking to improve NHS facilities.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      What steps he is taking to increase the rate of early cancer diagnosis.

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on vaccine research to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      What recent progress he has made on recruiting additional GPs; and if he will make a statement.

      Radiotherapy: Stevenage

      Whether he plans to increase access to radiotherapy in Hertfordshire by introducing a satellite radiotherapy service in Stevenage.

      Pharmacy

      What steps he is taking to improve community pharmacies.

      Health Services and Social Services: Northamptonshire

      If he will establish an integrated health and social care pilot programme in Northamptonshire.

      General Practitioners

      What steps he is taking to improve GP services.

  • Department for International Development

    • Pakistan: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if his Department will provide specific training courses for religious minority candidates under the Punjab Skills Development Fund in...

    • Pakistan: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to (a) ensure that schools in Pakistan supported by his Department do not use textbooks with content that...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report of the Pakistani Minorities and Freedom of Religion or...

      Pakistan: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will allocate additional funding for programmes in Pakistan to (a) educate school children from minority backgrounds, (b)...

      Department for International Development: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many staff in his Department reported their religion as Islam in the latest period for which figures are available; what the...

      Overseas Aid: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps he has taken to ensure value for money in Overseas Development Assistance.

      Developing Countries: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to provide medical support to people with physical disabilities in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps he has taken to promote communications technology for development purposes.

      Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to his oral evidence of 21 October 2019 to the International Development Committee, how many of the 160 departmental staff...

      Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that medical workers in Gaza can perform their humanitarian functions without risk...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure those responsible for attack on humanitarian workers overseas are held to account.

      Palestinians: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussion he has had with representatives of the Israeli Government on the compliance with international standards of that...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the Sustainable Development Goals, what steps he is taking to maintain levels of investment in nutrition.

      Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure that nutrition is included in the UK’s commitment to Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance.

      Ethiopia: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to integrate nutrition into its health programmes in Ethiopia.

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that his Department's education programmes include objectives on nutrition.

      Libya: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Libya since the upsurge in violence in that country resulting in...

  • Department for Education

    • Dyslexia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department’s policies of the research by the Driver Youth Trust on teachers and...

    • Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received on the merits of mandatory installation of fire sprinklers in all (a) new and (b) refurbished schools in England;...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide The Share Foundation with support in identifying young people who would benefit from the Stepladder of Achievement programme; and...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will ensure that unused apprenticeship levy funding is devolved to (a) the West of England combined authority and (b) other local authorities to...

      Universities: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to protect university staff from racial abuse.

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Spring Statement 2019, what the timeframe is for the roll-out of free sanitary products in (a) primary schools, (b) secondary...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether unspent apprenticeship levy monies returned to his Department are allocated to the apprenticeship budget for use by non-levy paying employers.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children were in children's homes (a) in borough and (b) out of borough during the year for each year since 2015.

      Education: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce education in schools to promote responsible dog ownership.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Jainism and Zoroastrianism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when representatives of the (a) Jain and (b) Zoroastrian community were invited to national events organised by his Department in each of the last two years.

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what number and proportion of committal orders made by Magistrates’ Courts in England and Wales for default of payment of fines have arisen from a...

      Legal Aid Agency: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what targets the Legal Aid Agency sets for its staff.

      Prisons: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2019 to Question 550 on Prisons: Fires, what information his Department holds on fire related events in prison.

      Prison Officers: Long Service Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many long service medals have been awarded in each of the last five years to prison officers; what the cost was of awarding each medal; and if he...

      Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) people in operational support grades, (b) prison officers, (c) senior officers and supervising officers and (d) principal officers and...

      Young Offenders: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding has been spent on projects aimed at (a) improving data on racial disparities within the justice system, (b) improving judicial...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of adjournments is per case in (a) all cases heard in the criminal courts and (b) cases relating to (i) murder, (ii) rape (iii)...

      Ministry of Justice: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been spent on consultancies by (a) his Department and (b) HMCTS in each of the last 12 months.

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases have been adjourned in (a) magistrates courts and (b) crown courts in each of the last 12 months.

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that families whose loved ones are murdered abroad have access to criminal injuries compensation.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers worked at each prison in (a) 2010 and (b) 2019.

      Family Courts: Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many parents had no representation at a family court case relating to a child in each year since 2010.

      Non-molestation Orders: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of domestic violence were refused legal aid when applying for a non-molestation order in each year since 2010.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time from the receipt of an appeal to the hearing was in first-tier tribunals in each year since 2010.

      Legal Opinion: Parents and Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has for the future funding of independent legal advice for (a) parents and (b) kinship carers involved in the child welfare...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what ratio-based calculation is used by his Department to determine the necessary number of prison officers.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of assaults on prison officers by prisoners resulted in a prosecution in each year since 2010.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of successful prosecutions for assaults by prisoners on prison officers resulted in a (a) concurrent sentence and (b)...

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many successful prosecutions for assaults on prison officers by prisoners on resulted in a sentence of (a) of less than one month, (b) between one...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the Government's policy is on arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

    • Department for International Trade: Jainism and Zoroastrianism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when representatives of the (a) Jain and (b) Zoroastrian community were invited to national events organised by her Department in each of...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which Departments she has directed to be responsible for attracting foreign direct investment.

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the Scotch whisky industry to the UK's food and drink exports.

      Arms Trade: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many extant (a) single individual export licences and (b) open individual export licences there are for which the end-user is Turkey;...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government plans to take to improve the energy performance of owner-occupied dwellings.

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to provide financial support to leaseholders of properties with flammable cladding that are under 18...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of owners of private blocks over 18 metres in height that have...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Answer of 2 July 2019 to Question 270343 on Fire Extinguishers, whether his Department's report...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many building owners of blocks over 18 metres in height with ACM cladding in the UK have begun the process of...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department will publish the report on the wider testing of non-ACM cladding materials used on buildings in the UK.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff of his Department are paid less than the London Living Wage; and what requirements his Department...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of homes in England that have been valued at £0 as a result of surveyors...

      Buildings: Insulation

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

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to present his legislative proposals on safety standards to Parliament in the form of a draft Bill.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the feedback from (a) the expert panel on building safety and (b) other organisations that his...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has received representations on mortgage lenders and building insurers requiring additional...

      Slavery: Monuments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking help ensure that Memorial 2007 has the necessary funding required before November 2019.

      Stronger Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish (a) the full selection methodology used to allocate monies from the Stronger Towns Fund and (b) the...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many staff, by grade, have volunteered for shift working in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many of his staff, by grade, who volunteered for shift working at the Departmental Operations Centre have been...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many of his staff, by grade, that have not volunteered for shift working in the Departmental Operations Centre in...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance the Department has issued to managers to ensure that selection of staff for normal hours day time...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeframe is for the implementation of option 2 in the the report on the scoping review of the Housing Health...

      Buildings: Insulation

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

      Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeframe is for the coming into force of the provisions of the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Racial Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to tackle incidences of racial abuse in the armed forces.

    • Ministry of Defence: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff in his Department reported their religion as Islam in the latest period for which figures are available; what the reported ethnicity of...

      Arctic: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of appointing an ambassador to the Arctic to represent the Government’s interests in that region.

      Iraq: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the continuation of the role of British forces in training and equipping Iraqi security forces and Kurdish security forces in the...

      Railways: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many active HM Forces Railcards there are.

      Military Aid: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review his Department's policy on training military officers from countries with a record of human rights abuses.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Maternity Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for maternity allowance were (a) received, (b) accepted and (c) rejected in the latest year for which figures are available.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in her Department reported their religion as Islam in the latest period for which figures are available; what the reported...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanctions on universal credit claimants were successfully appealed at independent tribunals in 2018-19.

      Food Banks: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been signposted or referred to a food bank by staff at Shettleston Jobcentre in...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department's policy to collect information on the number of individuals subject to a benefit sanction who receive...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of changing application forms for attendance allowance .

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of attendance allowance claims have been successful since (a) 2010, (b) 2015 and (c) 2018.

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of attendance allowance claims are due to dementia.

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the cost of uprating pensions for people who retired in EU27 states in 2018.

      Occupational Pensions: Vale of Clwyd

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

      Cold Weather Payments: Sutton Coldfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Sutton Coldfield constituency received cold weather payments in the winter period of 2017-18.

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to consult on increasing the eligibility for bereavement support payment to include cohabitees.

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the (a) 18-month limit for receiving bereavement support payment and (b)...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the mandatory reconsideration process.

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the the effect on vulnerable claimants of the requirement for six months proof of eligibility when applying...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of carers who care for more than one person.

      Universal Credit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many instances of universal credit advance fraud have been investigated by her Department in each month since the introduction of full service.

      Office for Disability Issues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress the Government has made on establishing a new cross-government disability team.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she will make an assessment of the potential merits of permitting the direct payment of housing costs to landlords prior to eight...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how his Department defines what a reasonable chance of collection is before deciding to write-off arrears accrued under the Child Support Agency.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of receiving parent's arrears accrued under the Child Support Agency that were written off while a...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason receiving parents were not compensated for the decision to write-off arrears for money they were owed which accrued under the...

      Retail Trade: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to help workers from the retail industry who have lost their jobs transition to new roles.

      Pensioners: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 5 September 2019 to Question 282280, what proportion of claimants transferring from disability living...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 5 September 2019 to Question 281695, how many people over 65 claiming disability living allowance have not yet...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people are entitled to claim universal credit by telephone; and if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's internal...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people were economically inactive in the UK in (a) 2010 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 3 April 2019 to Question 238679 on Universal Credit: Telephone Services, whether calls which are transferred...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of delays at the ENGIE Document Scanning facility at Kidderminster on benefit...

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will conduct an assessment of the potential merits of (a) Job Centre and (b) Department for Work and Pensions staff collecting...

      Homelessness: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to identify how many homeless people who died in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available had...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of the recommendations of the Bovine TB Strategy Review...

    • Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the preparedness of the Import of Products, Animals, Food and Feed System (IPAFFS) to...

      Animal Feed and Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether UK ports will be required to undertake sanitary and phytosanitary controls of high-risk food and feed from the EU in...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which public appointments she is responsible for.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Jainism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will invite representatives of the Jain community to national events organised by her Department; and if she will...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay

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

      Weeds Act 1959

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to repeal the Weeds Act 1959.

      Pâté de Foie Gras: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ban the import of Foie...

      Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish her Department's response to the UK Overseas Territories Environment Funding Call for Evidence.

      Eutrophication: Solent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support (a) the University of Portsmouth, (b) Natural England, (c) Southern Water,...

      Plastics: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has had recent discussions with the large supermarket chains on reducing the amount of single-use plastics they...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage the public to (a) reduce and (b) recycle food waste.

      Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the risk of ancient rights of way being lost due to them not being registered by...

      Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of extending the deadline for registering public rights of...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to inform local authorities of changes to the financing of waste collection as a result of the...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 453 on Chemicals: Regulation, whether the IT system for UK REACH will...

      Plastics: Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with cigarette manufacturers on eliminating plastic in cigarette butts.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will bring forward legislative proposals to allow rehoming organisations to rehome well-behaved and...

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she plans to publish her Department's research on the effectiveness of dog control.

      Flood Control: Severn Stoke

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of flood protection measures in Severn Stoke, Worcestershire.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what documentation officials at the border have been instructed to accept as proof of (a) settled status and (b) pre-settled status for EU...

    • Home Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which public appointments she is responsible for.

      Naturalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons her Department has not reached a decision on the application for naturalisation of constituent Ali Bam (B1308051) within...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Prevent programme.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in Bethnal Green and Bow have received compensation to date from the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to (a) collect, (b) monitor and (c) publish data on LGBTQI+ people that have been detained under immigration powers.

      Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mental health support is made available to police officers; and what statistics her Department holds on the suicide rate of police officers.

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the pre-charge bail data from the last 12 months collected as part of police forces' annual data requirements.

      Crimes of Violence: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to reduce youth-related violence in Sutton Coldfield constituency.

      Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to make ring-fenced funding for mental health support for police officers part of the Police Covenant.

  • Wales Office

  • Scotland Office

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Answer of 4 October 2019 to Question 290576 on Low incomes: Food, how many exit scenarios the Government has...

  • Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Peterborough

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the (a) employment prospects and (b) financial security of former staff of the HMRC office in...

    • Treasury: Living Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff of his Department are paid less than the London Living Wage; and what requirements his Department places on contractors to pay the London...

      Treasury: Jainism and Zoroastrianism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when representatives of the (a) Jain and (b) Zoroastrian community were invited to national events organised by his Department in each of the last two years.

      Public Works Loan Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason (a) the borrowing rate for local authorities from the Public Works Loan Board was increased by HM Treasury by 100bps on 9 October 2019 and...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase the £66 million funding for early years education announced in the Spending Round 2019 by 10 per cent by 2021.

      Revenue and Customs: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what training HMRC staff have on economic abuse.

      Non-domestic Rates: Romford

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many appeals in relation to business rates the Valuation Office has received from businesses in Romford constituency in the most recent year for which...

      Alpha Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on Alpha insurance customers of the decision by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme to award only premium...

      Cars: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has been made of the effect on the car industry of changes to car finance loan terms following the publication of the FCA's March 2019...

      Coinage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether work has commenced on minting the 50 pence coin to mark the UK's exit from the EU.

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which (a) projects and (b) schemes in Northern Ireland were funded in (a) part and (b) in whole by financial transactions capital since 2012-13; and what...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the benefits to the UK's economy over the next 10 years of the UK leaving the EU.

      Coinage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many 50 pence coins commemorating the UK leaving the EU have been minted as of 24 October 2019.

      Barclays: Post Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 1792, on Barclays: Post Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of Barclays Bank's planned...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she or her Department was made aware of the contractual dispute between NCS Trust and the largest provider of National...

    • National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the internal investigation into complaints regarding NCS Trust will be concluded; and if she will publish the findings of...

      National Citizen Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress NCS Trust has made on addressing the governance issues raised in reports by the Public Accounts Committtee and...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the NCS Trust’s effectiveness in (a) delivering and (b) meeting the targets set for the...

      National Citizen Service Trust: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many formal complaints have been made to her Department on the NCS Trust in the last 12 months.

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing Ofcom to protect local radio news services from reductions by...

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure the financial sustainability of the youth investment fund sustainable beyond 2025.

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that the youth investment fund will allocate funding for the most disadvantaged young people.

      Youth Services: Hounslow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support her Department is providing for youth facilities in Hounslow.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential contribution of (a) FTTP, (b) DOCSIS, (c) xDSL and (d) G.fast technology in...

      Business: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to improve the protection of businesses from cyber attacks after the cyber attack on...

  • Prime Minister

    • UK relations with EU

      To ask the Prime Minister, what direction he has given and to which Departments on the UK's future relationship with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Period Poverty Task Force

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress the Government's period poverty task force has made in its objectives since it was established.

  • Department for Transport

    • Holyhead Port

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements for a no-deal Brexit have been put in place at the port of Holyhead.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to make 2025 the new target for zero carbon emissions.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Hevrin Khalaf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether the execution of Hevrin Khalaf, the secretary-general of the Future Syria Party, constitutes a war crime.

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about the claim by the Syrian Democratic Forces that nine executions of civilians have been carried out since the invasion of Syria by...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with the government of the United States their condemnation of the executions of Syrian civilians by Turkish-allied Syria groups; and...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the names of combatants fighting alongside Turkish forces in north-east Syria who are known to have affiliations with ISIS or other...

      Syria: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have received about the plight of religious or political minorities at risk from genocidaires in north-east Syria; and what action they are...

      Middle East: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they are making in establishing international judicial mechanisms to bring those responsible for genocide in Syria and Iraq to justice.

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to immediately repatriate the children and widows of British citizens or residents in Syria, who wish to return to the UK; and if not, why not.

      Ali Hajji

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about Bahraini human rights activist Ali Al-Hajee and his access to (1) dental implants and dental...

      Naji Fateel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about Bahraini human rights activist Naji Fateel and his access to (1) medical care for his...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain about political prisoners Hassan Mushaima and Abduljalil al-Singace and their access to...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the report by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in...

      Moosa Mohammed

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Channel 4 about an incident at the Bahraini Embassy in London where photojournalist Moosa Mohammed was reportedly “battered with a...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about reports that the Israeli military have fired live rounds at farmers on their land in Gaza...

      West Bank: Archaeological Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about reports that the Palestinian archaeological sites in Sebastia, within area B of the West...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there has been a delay in their publication of the next edition of the review of compliance with the Sino-British Declaration on Hong Kong.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any evidence of the recent use by Turkey in northern Syria of (1) white phosphorus in gas or solid form, and (2) flechettes; and whether...

      Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what evidence they based their decision to modify their response to the findings of the China Tribunal in its report Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ...

      Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what budget has been allocated to the office of the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion and Belief for each of the next three years.

      Burma: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use Magnitsky powers to target those responsible for reported crimes against humanity in Myanmar; and what mechanisms they are...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Myanmar about ensuring justice and the voluntary and safe return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

      Bangladesh and Burma: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any trading (1) sanctions, and (2) conditions, have been imposed on (a) Myanmar; and if so, what.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent alcohol harm and reduce health inequalities.

  • Department for International Development

    • Unrwa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the accuracy of the report on the internal ethics of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, produced in 2018, and...

    • Unrwa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency has published data to the International Aid Transparency Index in order to...

  • Department for Education

    • Engineering: Graduates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of undergraduates who studied engineering at university who now work in the engineering industry post-graduation.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Times of Sittings

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what estimate he has made of the total cost of the sitting of the House of Lords on Saturday 19 October.

    • House of Lords: Select Committee Reports

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker which House of Lords Committee reports, published since the EU Referendum in 2016, have been directly related to the UK's departure from the EU, excluding reports...

  • Treasury

    • Public Works Loan Board: Interest Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the interest rate rises announced by the Public Works Loan Board.

    • Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014 have ensured that VAT is no longer applied to debts enforced under a High Court judgment; and if not,...

      Agriculture: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Agriculture Flat Rate Scheme is applied equally across the UK; and if not, why not.

      Agriculture: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in Shields and Sons Partnerships v HMRC [2017] C262-16 that...

      Agriculture: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in regard to the Shields & Sons Partnership v HMRC [2017] C262-16 ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Fraser of Allander Institute Economic Perspectives: Could a reduction in alcohol consumption be good news for...

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the soft drinks industry levy to include sugary dairy drinks, as recommended by the Royal College of Surgeon's Faculty of Dental...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Public Lavatories: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate to finance rate relief for local authorities in relation to the provision of public lavatories in the present Parliamentary session.

    • Private Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to lay regulations to implement mandatory electrical safety checks for the private rented sector; and if so, when.

      Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration is being given to the introduction of mandatory electrical safety checks in the social rented sector.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the refurbishment of Wellington Barracks is likely to start; and what plans they have for the future of Hyde Park Barracks.

    • Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that the Ministry of Defence's management of outsourcing contracts has wasted £3.9 billion, what plans they have to review such contracts...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Timber: Packaging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in enabling British exporters to conform with wooden packing requirements under International Standards For Phytosanitary Measures No....

    • Public Footpaths

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to improve and extend the footpath network since the publication of their Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy in 2017 on 21 April 2017.

      Plastics: Packaging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to introduce extended producer responsibility charges for manufactures producing plastic packaging.

      Plastics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the increased use of virgin plastics in products as a result of the rise in the cost of recycled plastic flakes.

  • Home Office

    • Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given, if any, to including provisions in the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill for a separate...

    • Hate Crime: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce violent hate crime towards disabled people.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Devolution: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings have taken place between House of Lords Ministers and Ministers in the Scottish Government in the last six months.

    • Prorogation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Earl of Courtown on 8 October (HL17934), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have made...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Languages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officials with relevant foreign language skills are currently employed by the Department for International Trade to work on negotiating free trade...

    • Overseas Companies: Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the British Chambers of Commerce about their members' business with Burmese military-owned companies.

      Manufactured Goods: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that manufacturers are predicting sharp declines in exports next year.

      Arms Trade: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 October (HL Deb, col 25), when they expect to complete the review of arms export licences to Turkey.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Video Games

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance, if any, they intend to offer to the Video Standards Council on the age-rating system for video games.

    • Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the number of children who gamble.

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prevent children accessing pornography online now that they do not intend to introduce age verification for pornographic websites.

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