Written answers

Monday, 4 November 2019

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will make an assessment of whether the level of (a) drug-related deaths and (b) drug-related violence constitutes a...

    • Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Statement of 16 October 2019, Publication of Professor Sir Mike Richards’ Review of National Adult...

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Statement of 16 October 2019, Publication of Professor Sir Mike Richards’ Review of National Adult...

      HIV Infection: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 1684 on HIV Infection: Males, what plans the Government has to collect information...

      Doctors: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the retention of newly qualified doctors in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure the equity of access to (a) general and (b) specialist palliative care throughout England.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to require NHS clinical commissioners to provide 24-hour specialist advice services for generalist palliative care...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost of rolling out the dental contract reform prototypes pilot scheme throughout England.

      NHS: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the annual cost to the NHS is of (a) pharmaceutical drugs, (b) examination gloves, (c) disposable aprons, (d) other medical...

      Plastic Surgery: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking against cosmetic surgery clinics that provide substandard care.

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients play an active role in promoting their own safety.

      Hospitals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals were lifted out of special measures in each of the last two years.

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting times were for surgical procedures for (a) knee replacements, (b) hip replacements, (c) melanomas and (d)...

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to require food outlets to display food hygiene ratings.

      Influenza: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of flu nasal spray for (a) pre-school and (b) school-aged children in the winter period...

      Influenza: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of take-up of the flu nasal spray among (a) pre-school children and (b) school-aged children.

      Asthma: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policy of the report entitled, A Hidden Harm: Why healthcare...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Written Questions

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will provide Answers to Questions (a) 287656, (b) 287662 and (c) 287663 on Prorogation tabled on 5 September 2019.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Maternity Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department's target to process maternity allowance claims within 24 working days.

    • Maternity Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 17 October 2019 to Question 58 on the fast tracking of emergency cases of maternity allowance, how emergency...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's report entitled, In-Work progression trial: further impact assessment and cost benefit analysis, what the...

      Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people employed on zero-hour contracts in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK in each year...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) representatives of the duty holders of the Thistle oil platform on the...

      Oil Rigs: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has discussed with the Health and Safety Executive the evacuation of all workers from the Thistle oil platform to the Dunlin Alpha...

      Oil Rigs: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the evacuation of all workers from the Thistle oil platform to the Dunlin Alpha platform in the North Sea on 21 October...

      Oil Rigs: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Health and Safety Executive has provided guidance or advice to EnQuest on conducting preliminary safety inspection of subsea...

      Oil Rigs: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Health and Safety Executive plans to complete its investigations into the causes of the recent fires on the (a) Heather Alpha and (b)...

      Offshore Industry: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she last discussed the safety of workers in the offshore oil and gas industry with representatives of (a) trades unions and (b) the oil...

      Maternity Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, where maternity allowance was administered prior to April 2018.

      Maternity Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will list (a) all of the sites where maternity allowance has been administered and (b) the period of time they were administered at...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2019 to Question 3824, what roles are being performed by the 13 departmental staff who are paid below the...

      Pension Credit and State Retirement Pensions: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners in Romford constituency (a) receive the basic state pension, (b) receive pension credit and (c) are eligible for pension...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the 2 July 2019 research, Cover the cost: restoring local housing allowance rates to prevent homelessness, commissioned by...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of hardship payments made by her Department which have been directly attributed to the imposition of...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to enable Access to Work (a) advisors and (b) assessors to follow-up with claimants to ensure that...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will undertake a review of section 4.05 of the Access to Work Holistic Assessments Provider Guidance, published on 7 August...

      Universal Credit and Welfare State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to respond to the Work and Pensions Committee’s (a) twenty-seventh report of Session 2017-19, Universal...

      Occupational Pensions: Dunfermline and West Fife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 8 October 2019 to Question 294182, how many employers in Dunfermline and West Fife constituency have not met...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to respond to the email from the hon. Member for Birkenhead on the disability living allowance award of his...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 5 March 2019, Health and Disability Announcement, HCWS1376, what progress her Department has made...

      Part-Time Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people working less than 16 hours who wanted to work more in each of the last 10 years.

      Personal Care Services: Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with representatives from the Local Government Association on the adequacy of health and safety registration...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Daily Mail and Metro Newspaper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2019 to Question 323, when he plans to place the memorandum in the Library.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Metro Newspaper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2019 to Question 316, whether the graphics used in the six-week long advertising campaign entitled,...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that non-maintenance-paying parents do not request mandatory reconsiderations from the Child...

  • Home Office

    • Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to publish the report entitled Prostitution and sex work: nature and prevalence in England and Wales.

    • Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to undertake a review of the fees charged for immigration applications.

      Visas: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to extend the upper age limit of the working holidaymaker visa scheme between the UK and Australia.

      Cannabis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licences for the cultivation of high THC cannabis are in effect in the UK; and how many have been awarded in the past 12 months.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time to process an application to the EU Settlement Scheme is.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the eligibility criteria are for existing family members when applying for settled status after 31 December 2020 but before 29 March 2022.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criminality checks would be for EEA citizens seeking to migrate to the UK in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to hold a public consultation on the operation of the European temporary leave to remain scheme.

      Refugees: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of replacing EU funding for refugee services through the Asylum, Migration and...

      Migrant Workers: Latin America

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle labour exploitation of nationals of Latin American countries living in the UK.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration's report entitled EU Settlement Scheme follow up, received by her...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Question 2871 tabled on 21 October 2019 by the hon. Member for Luton South.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2019 to Question 4283 on Hate Crime, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the (a)...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Name Day Question 511 on Immigration: EU Nationals which was tabled on 15 October 2019.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of National Referral Mechanism referrals receive negative Reasonable Grounds decisions for (a) people in immigration...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will investigate what happened to the personal documents of Shahnaz Saeed (B17209/19), which were mailed to her legal representatives...

      Musicians: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of agreeing a two-year, multi-entry touring visa on a reciprocal basis with the EU in...

      Immigration: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking ensure that her Department's technology used in the EU settlement scheme application process accurately reads female...

      British Nationals Abroad: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prepare for the return of British children trapped in north-east Syria.

      National Fraud Intelligence Bureau: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the findings of Which?'s investigation into Action Fraud, published...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason she has submitted an answer to Named Day Question 697, tabled on 15 October 2019.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people submitted visa applications using the Super Priority visa service in the last complete financial year for which information...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the role is of the Command and Control Unit; and which government agencies have access to data through that unit.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps Northern Ireland Government Departments have taken to encourage the use of Financial Transactions Capital.

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: International Men's Day

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019.

    • Coinage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of producing 50 pence coins to commemorate the UK leaving the EU on 31 October...

      Coinage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of melting down the 50 pence coins produced to commemorate the UK leaving the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to support the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy; and what his policy is on the future of carbon pricing...

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) businesses and (b) the public purse of the customs checks to be implemented between Northern Ireland and the...

      Competition and Markets Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding was allocated to the Competition and Markets Authority; and how many staff were employed in that organisation in each of the last five years.

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government have taken to encourage Northern Ireland Government Departments through (a) the Programme for Government and (b) other...

      Employment: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential reduction in the number of contracting roles as a result the roll-out of the off-payroll rules.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of HMRC staff employed at Easter Inch Steading, Bathgate, that will transfer to the UK Government Hub in Edinburgh;...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much fuel duty was paid from sales of fuel in Kilmarnock and Loudoun in each year since 2010.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of existing mortgage prisoners that could benefit from the rule changes announced by the FCA on 28 October 2019.

      Electronic Funds Transfer: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of the UK Finance proposal for a Faster Payment Scheme Change Request to provide a long-term...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) practical, (b) financial and (c) other support Northern Ireland Government Departments have provided to applicants in preparing their...

      Treasury: Digital Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for digitisation uses to champion digitisation.

      Money Laundering: South Sudan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to issue a public advisory to UK financial institutions investing in South Sudan of the risk of money laundering in relation...

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of interchange fee reductions on the number of free-to-use ATMs.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the capability of software providers for the Track and Trace system on tobacco products to fulfil economic...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with representatives of retail banks on maintaining a physical network of banks for customers that do not use digital services.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the second part of the Leveson inquiry into regulation of the press will be commenced; and if she will make a statement.

    • Radio: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department has taken to bring forward the legislation required to secure the renewal of analogue FM and AM...

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on including loneliness in the guidance her Department issues on the family test.

      Toys and Games: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to include the harm caused to consumers by unsafe toys sold on online marketplaces in the...

      Lotteries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral statement of 16 July 2019 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and...

      Lotteries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral statement of 16 July 2019 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and...

      Lotteries: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the cost of taking out an additional licence where a society lottery reaches the £10...

      Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of society lotteries that are close to reaching the £10 million annual turnover...

      Lotteries: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the oral statement of 16 July 2019 by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and...

      Mobile Phones: Bishop Auckland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what her timescale is for provision of total mobile network coverage in Bishop Auckland constituency; and which operator will...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Drax Power Station: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the environmental impact of the four new gas-fired turbines at Drax power...

    • Environment Protection: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to encourage green investment in Romford constituency.

      Regulatory Policy Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what occasions the Regulatory Policy Committee has not rated a regulatory proposal following its assessment.

      Regulatory Policy Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timetable is for the Regulatory Policy Committee to review its rating of the European Union (Withdrawal...

      Post Office: Credit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Post Office is accredited under the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether she has plans to undertake a Contract for Difference allocation round for Pot 1 technologies.

      Solar Power: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of changes to rate of VAT for solar energy on trends in...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate she has made of the number of households in fuel poverty in each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK in...

      Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to support electricity network companies as they work to enable the transition to a low...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate she has made of the amount of power that will be available through nuclear generation in 2050.

      Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit)...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, who is responsible for digitisation in her Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the final report from the Young people's future health inquiry entitled A healthy foundation for the...

    • Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to address the finding of the report entitled Insight report: a forecast for accessible homes,...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government is taking steps to limit the number of properties bought as investments rather than as homes or...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 886 on Affordable Housing, what his timescale is for decisions...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the number of flat-owners in residential blocks who have been unable to sell or...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing rent freezes to maintain affordable housing for...

      High Rise Flats: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding from the affordable homes budget has been allocated to tower block safety measures since the Grenfell...

      Social Rented Housing: Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will meet Wycombe social housing providers to discuss the effect of abolishing section 21 of the Housing Act...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for (a) two and (b) three shift patterns of working for staff in his Department in the event that...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the total staffing costs of (a) two and (b) three shift patterns of working by staff in...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has conducted a risk assessment for (a) Departmental staff and (b) the Department of shift...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether Departmental workstreams have ceased or are planned to cease as a result of Departmental staff being allocated...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure new build homes are built according to electrical and fire safety...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the viability of the leasehold sector of (a) regulating...

      Local Plans: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with officers of local councils in Oxfordshire on Oxfordshire County Council potentially...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his timescale is for bringing forward legislative proposals on leasehold reform.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps have moved to the former Clares factory in Swindon.

    • Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the agreement between the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia governing the British Military Mission to the Saudi Arabian...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the internal security training provided by the British military mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard comprises; and whether riot control is...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the British Military Mission to the Saudi Arabian National Guard advises the latter on operations related to the conflict in Yemen.

      Ministry of Defence: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for digitisation uses to champion digitisation.

      Ministry of Defence: Harrow East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department made of the effect on the local economy in Harrow East constituency of (a) spending and (b) investment by (i) his...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average cost of training soldiers is from basic training to completion of trade training is for (a) REME Recovery mechanics; (b) Royal Signals...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the ratio of maintenance hours to flown hours is for the (a) AgustaWestland Apache AH1, (b) AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat, (c) Eurocopter AS365...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for digitisation uses to champion digitisation.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many licences for the export of military material from the UK to Turkey have been suspended since 9 October 2019; what equipment those...

    • Trade Agreements: China and Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of inserting human-rights related clauses into future trade deals with China or...

      Manufacturing Industries: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Channel 4 Dispatches programme of 28 October 2019, on what dates did meetings take place between officials at her...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to open trade negotiations (a) bilaterally with the US, (b) for the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive...

      Middle East: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what trade arrangements the UK have with Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

      Department for International Trade: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, who is responsible for digitisation in her Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for digitisation uses to champion...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: International Men's Day

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans her Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019.

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the employee number threshold over which listed public authorities must report gender pay...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with the Minister for Welfare Delivery on the removal of Child Maintenance Service collect and pay charges for...

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Government Equalities Office’s Gender Equality Roadmap, published in July 2019, what the terms of reference are for the...

  • Department for Transport

    • A3: Hindhead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what data are available on levels of road noise along the A3 between the Hindhead tunnel and Queen Elizabeth country park (a) prior to and (b) since...

    • Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what data his Department holds on the proportion of (a) petrol and diesel and (b) electric (i) cars and (ii) other vehicles bought through (A)...

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to support local authorities to maintain rural bus services.

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) commercial helicopters, (b) helicopter crew and (c) flights were involved in the evacuation of all workers from the Thistle oil platform...

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Road Investment Strategy 2015-2021, what progress has been made on delivering sustainable transport outcomes through...

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £900 million budget allocated to Highways England over the six year spending period 2015 to 2021 to deliver wider environmental,...

      Bus Services: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on new funding for the (a) restoration of bus services removed due to changes in...

      Railways: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on new funding for (a) the reopening of local railway lines, (b) the...

      Motorcycles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the sustainability of motorcycling as a form of transport; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on trends in the level of road casualties of policies to promote active travel; and if he will make a statement.

      Motorcycles: Bus Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which local authorities allow motorcycles access to bus lanes; and if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of revising guidance on...

      Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of motorcycle road injuries involved drivers and riders who acted unlawfully with respect to using the road in each of the last three...

      Commuters: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of exposure to particulate matter between commuting at (a) street level and (b) on the London Underground; and...

      Railways: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help (a) bring forward the Bristol East Junction project and (b) promote economic growth and prosperity in the...

      Roads: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his timetable is for announcing the decision on whether the Gallows Corner scheme in Romford has been selected for the major road network programme.

      Department for Transport: International Men's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019.

      M1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what public consultation was undertaken prior to the decision to proceed with the conversion of junctions 34 to 35A of the M1 to an all lane running...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that electric vehicle charging infrastructure is made available in (a) Clacton and (b) the UK.

      Railways: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many passenger journeys were made from (a) Newton-le-Willows, (b) Garswood, (c) St Helens Central, (d) St Helens Junction, (e) Rainford and (f)...

      Heathrow Airport: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of 28 October 2019, Official Report column...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what Performance Indicator or Indicators he proposes to set for Highways England’s performance as part of its 2nd Roads Investment Strategy to...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions (a) his Department and (b) Highways England has had with representatives of cycling, walking and horse-riding user groups to...

      Cycling: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of whether Highways England’s provision for cycle travel in the (a) A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon and (b)...

      A1: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason roadworks planned for the A1 near Harlaxton (a) are scheduled to take over 18 months to complete and (b) cannot be completed to a...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the research commissioned by his Department to assess the funding required to meet its ambitions to (a) double cycling trips and (b) increase...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much road tax was collected from (a) private vehicle owners and (b) commercial operators in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency in each year since...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) monitoring and (b) analysis his Department undertakes of the average (i) capital cost, (ii) running cost and (iii) whole-life cost of...

      Department for Transport: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for digitisation uses to champion digitisation.

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require rail franchisees to provide part-time season tickets.

      Northern: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that Arriva Rail North Limited has used all reasonable endeavours to ensure that the Real Living Wage is paid by...

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will have discussions with Highways England on holding a full public consultation on the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway including on the option...

      A34

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will urgently investigate the continued delays to the Lodge Hill junction upgrade project on the A34; and if he will make a statement.

      A27: Chichester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will undertake a consultation of all the options for improving the Chichester section of the A27.

      London-Exeter Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to exercise the call option over the leasing costs of the 36 Eversholt Rail funded class 802 bi-modes operating on the West of...

      Department for Transport: General Election 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the latest guidance for Department for Transport announcements during the 2019 General Election purdah period.

      East Coast Railway Line: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the report of the Consortium of East Coast Mainline Authorities, published on 25 October 2019, what assessment he has made of the...

      Trains: Diesel Fuel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's policy is on the use of diesel trains on the UK rail network beyond 2040.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2019 to Question 1878, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: International Men's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019.

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the implementation of the Revitalised Peace Agreement in South Sudan.

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to improve the political and humanitarian situation in South Sudan.

      Chile: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Chile.

      Ecuador: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Ecuador.

      Papua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Indonesia on the human rights situation in West Papua.

      Colombia: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps is he taking to help mitigate the environmental impact of UK mining companies operating in Colombia.

      War Crimes: White Phosphorus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help prevent war crimes involving white phosphorus; and what assessment he has made of...

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Egyptian counterpart on the support and protection of human right defenders in...

      Kashmir: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the communications blackout in Kashmir; and what plans he has to...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the implementation of UN resolutions to uphold the human rights of the Kashmiri...

      Kashmir: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 24 October 2019 to Question 5006, for what reason he did not provide an assessment of the accuracy of...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is Government policy that the use of cluster munitions against civilians constitutes a grave violation of human rights.

      Ukraine: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of hate crime investigations in Ukraine; and if he will make a statement.

      South Sudan: Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his (a) Kenyan, (b) Ugandan and (c) South Sudanese counterparts on preventing...

      Diplomatic Service: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department takes steps to ensure that the credentials of foreign diplomats posted to the UK do not have military...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of undertaking an independent audit of the adequacy of the UK’s...

      Sri Lanka: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the extent of the government of Sri Lanka's engagement with war crimes...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department made of the (a) human rights situation in Bahrain since the execution of three men in that...

      Jordan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he plans to have with his Jordanian counterpart on the imprisonment of women for disobeying their so-called...

      Gambia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in The Gambia in relation to (a) freedom of expression and (b)...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on identification of tuberculosis cases of the (a) WHO Global Tuberculosis Report...

    • Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure its programmes on girls’ education integrate nutrition objectives.

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of nutrition on preventing deaths of children under the age of five years; and what steps he...

      Venezuela: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent measures his Department is taking to support internally displaced people in Venezuela.

      Venezuela: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the UK Government is taking to support Venezuelan refugees and migrants in the countries bordering Venezuela.

      Tanzania: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding his Department has allocated to aid programmes in Tanzania in each of the last three years; and what that funding has...

      Department for International Development: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2019 to Question 3787 on Department for International Development: Secondment, what the grades...

      Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will ensure that its support for the Vaccine Alliance, Gavi, in 2020 will include the objective of improving...

  • Department for Education

    • Sign Language: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2019 to Question 872, what the timescale is for the development of the GCSE in British Sign Language; and whether...

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding was allocated to (a) secondary and (b) primary schools in (i) Harborough constituency and (ii) England in 2017-18; and what the...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance he has issued to Ofsted on monitoring school's performance in teaching relationships and sex education.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral answer of 9 September 2019, Official Report, column 476, which higher education institutions the Government is working...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on implementing the new Relationship and Sex Education curriculum in early adopter schools.

      Schools: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps the Government has taken to tackle extremism in schools.

      Free School Meals: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils are in receipt of free school meals in Romford constituency.

      Class Sizes: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the pupil to teacher ratio is, including teaching assistants, in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Romford constituency.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2019 to Question 1676, for how long he will maintain supplementary funding for local authorities to preserve the...

      Apprentices: Offshore Industry and Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage employers in the (a) shipping and (b) offshore energy sectors to offer apprenticeships.

      Department for Education: International Men's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019.

      Department for Education: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the objectives are of his Department's 4-year Solar Framework Market Engagement; and how much funding has been allocated to the project from his...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 31 July 2019 to Question 280408 on Schools: Uniforms, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of issuing...

      Family Rights Group: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to maintain funding for the Family Rights Group family advice line beyond March 2020.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is providing to local authorities to improve their support for vulnerable children.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the October 2019 report Learning and Work Institute report, Bridging the Gap:...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the level of central Government funding for local authorities on the adequacy of...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is providing to improve local authority support for vulnerable children.

      Academies: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what accountability process is in place to ensure that academies implement SEND children's Education, Health and Care Plans.

      Schools: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department made of the effect of trends in the level of school spending per pupil in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens on...

      Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of looked-after children in children’s homes who have gone missing from children’s homes (a)...

      Children and Young People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the mental health of (a) children under 12 and (b) young people under 18 of terrorist attacks...

      Apprentices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether Government regulators are able to undertake end-point assessments of trained apprentices using Trailblazer Apprenticeships standards.

      Apprentices: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the amount of sea time required by employee to qualify as an Able Seafarer (Deck) apprentice.

      Department for Education: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for digitisation uses to champion digitisation.

      Children: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the role that summer holiday clubs play in supporting the ambition set out in the Government's School Sport and...

      Children: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of holiday clubs in (a) helping children remain physically active outside of school terms and (b)...

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that students who are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues are (a) identified and (b) receive support...

      University Technical Colleges: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the number of University Technical Colleges achieving good and outstanding Ofsted reports.

      Supply Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure supply teachers are sufficiently trained in the subjects they teach.

      Primary Education: National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support the mental well-being of primary school students undertaking Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 examinations.

      Supply Teachers: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the schools budget was spent on supply teachers in (a) St Helens borough, (b) the Liverpool city region and (c) England in the most...

      Special Educational Needs: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to the (a) Liverpool city region and (b) St Helens borough to support children with SEND in each year...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many parents who are students are eligible for 15 and not 30 free hours of childcare.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government’s apprenticeship and levy statistics, published in October 2019, how many of the 780 recorded accounts of...

      Apprentices: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Level 2 apprenticeship starts there were in construction in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2017-18, (c) 2016-17 and (d) 2015-16.

      Apprentices: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how a student completing an On-Site Construction T Level will transition onto a Level 2 apprenticeship in bricklaying should that student need more...

      Vocational Guidance: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on promoting the vocational pathways available for students wishing to pursue a career in construction to (a) teachers, (b)...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the ability of apprenticeship levy paying employers to transfer levy funds to non-levy paying employers.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the trends in the level of apprenticeship starts for people aged (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 years old.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of GTA England members that have been unable to access apprenticeship funding since the apprenticeship levy...

      Adoption Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report entitled, Investing in families, published by the APPG for Adoption and Permanence, whether his Department has made an...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the amount owed is in respect of loans for (a) tuition fees and (b) living costs to date; and what projections his Department has made of the...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of whether it is possible to replace tuition fees with maintenance grants and be cost-neutral to the public purse; and...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many more students have attended university since the cap on student numbers was lifted; and what recent assessment his Department has made of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to expand the size of the Blue Belt.

    • Air Pollution: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve air quality in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens.

      Air Pollution: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets her Department set for the reduction of air pollution in the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens.

      Chemicals: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage the sharing of data on chemical safety jointly owned through consortia to...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps her Department has taken to improve air quality standards.

      Natural England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 1654 on Natural England, what estimate she has made of the shortfall...

      *No heading*

      What recent steps she has taken to help ensure business certainty for farmers after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent discussions have taken place on the UK's continuing participation in Erasmus in the event of the UK leaving the EU (a)...

    • Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will list the international obligations which will require declarations in respect of goods moving from Northern Ireland to GB...

  • Attorney General

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 24 October 2019 to Question 1073 on Prison sentences: Hampshire, whether he plans to extend the scope of the unduly lenient sentence scheme...

    • Attorney General: International Men's Day

      To ask the Attorney General, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019.

      GPT Special Project Management

      To ask the Attorney General, what progress he has made on his plans to take forward a prosecution for bribery and corruption in the case of GPT Special Project Management Ltd.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Judiciary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many days (a) recorders and (b) judges have sat in total in England in each of the last 10 years.

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 955 on Prison Sentences, what proportion of all standard determinate custodial sentences handed...

      Prisoners: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2019 to Question 949 on Prisoners: Parents, for what reasons his Department does not collect data to illuminate the...

      Courts: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases in the (a) family, (b) criminal and (c) civil courts have required a translator or interpreter in each of the last ten years; and what...

      Prisoners' Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison-to-prison transfers have been completed in each of the last five years by (a) the Police, (b) the Prison Service and (c) private contractors.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's strategy entitled, Transforming Rehabilitation, what key success indicators his Department plans to include in its...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to include targeted programmes for offenders that are dependent on (a) drugs, (b) alcohol and (c) gambling as a...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the criteria used by Her Majesty's Prisons and Probation Service expert panel to assess accredited rehabilitation programmes.

      Ministry of Justice: International Men's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) assaults and (b) serious assaults against other prisoners and (i) assaults and (ii) serious assaults against staff there were at (A) HMP...

      Prison Officers: Length of Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of band 3 to 5 prison officers have experience of less than (a) six months, (b) one year, (c) three years and (d) five...

      Prisons: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Prisons and Probation at the Justice Select Committee on 22 October 2019, what...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the current listing time is for appeal hearings for personal independent payment from the date received to hearing date in (a) Brighton and Hove...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2019 to Question 944 on Reoffenders, how many offenders in each category lived in (a) Wales and (b) England.

      Probation: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training will be offered to probation officers employed by community rehabilitation companies in Wales when they transfer to the National Probation...

      Probation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s press release of 16 May 2019 entitled Justice Secretary announces new model for probation, how much of the up...

      Probation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s press release of 16 May 2019 entitled Justice Secretary announces new model for probation, what estimate he has...

      Courts: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the number of courts in England and Wales that were inaccessible to people with disabilities in each day of 2019.

      Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many adjournments have taken place in each month in 2019 in the (a) criminal, (b) civil and (c) family courts.

      Courts: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) failure to appear warrants have been issued and (b) times the police have had to collect defendants to ensure that they attended trial in...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases that collapsed on the day of the trial there were (a) in each month in 2019 and (b) in 2018 and (c) in 2010.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff HM Courts and Tribunals Service employed (a) centrally and (b) through agencies in (i) 2010, (ii) 2014 and (iii) 2018; and how many they...

      Prisoners' Release and Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were released from prison on each day from 17 December 2018 to 31 December 2018; and how many of those people were recalled to prison...

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are due for release from prison on each day from 20 December 2019 to 3 January 2020.

      Young Offender Institutions: Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the annual budget was for library services for (a) HM Young Offender Institution Cookham Wood, (b) HM Young Offender Institution Feltham A, (c) HM...

      Ministry of Justice: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for digitisation uses to champion digitisation.

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of adjournments is per case in all cases heard in the criminal courts in each year since 2010.

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) magistrates, (b) crown and (c) family courts which are scheduled to be sold are (i) still hearing cases and (ii) shut but yet to be sold.

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the most recent estimate is of the cost of outstanding repairs at each prison.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2019 to Question 944 on Reoffenders, how many offenders under statutory supervision have been convicted under each...

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours of unpaid work have been handed down by the courts as part of community orders in each year since 2010.

      Ministry of Justice: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many full-time equivalent National Compliance and Enforcement Service staff have been employed in each year since 2010.

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hearings and trials across the HM Courts and Tribunal Service estate used a video link or similar technology in each of the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department spent on third-party contractors in (a) 2010, (b) 2014, (c) 2018 and (d) 2019.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Mortality Rates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which region in the UK had the highest rate of preventable mortality in the last year for which figures are available.

    • Cabinet Office: International Men's Day

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans his Department has to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019.

      Elections: Social Media

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to implement the recommendations of the Electoral Commission's 2018 report,...

      General Elections: Weather

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has modelled the effect of winter weather on predicted General Election turnout.

      Government Departments: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2019 to Question 3548 on Cabinet Office: Temporary Employment, how many...

      Weather: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of excess winter deaths in each (i) nation and (ii) region of the...

      Honours: Social Status

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 9 September 2019 to Question 286332 on Honours: Gender and Ethnic Group,...

      Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people who do not have access to any form of photo ID; and how many...

      Government Departments: Equal Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether each Department has set a target for the elimination of the gender pay gap in their workforce; and if...

      Cabinet Office: Digital Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, who is responsible for digitisation in his Department; and what mechanisms the person with responsibility for...

      General Elections: Learning Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) party manifestos, (b) voter registration information...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average house price is in each parliamentary constituency in the most recent period for which figures...

      Electoral Register: Homelessness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to support people who are (a) homeless and (b) without a fixed address to...

      Absent Voting: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment the Cabinet Office has made of the effect of the snap parliamentary general election on...

  • Department for Transport

    • London Underground: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Transport for London about steps it may take to make the London Underground network carbon neutral.

    • Aviation: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the regulatory requirements needed for the introduction of so-called "flying taxis".

      Ferries: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on ferry contracts that were entered into in anticipation of a possible no-deal Brexit in the past 12 months.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to promote the (1) production, and (2) use, of electric cars in the UK.

      Railways: Tree Felling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 28 October (HL39), what assessment they have made of the impact of clearance of trackside...

      Railways: Tree Felling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 28 October (HL39), whether Network Rail carries out any habitat and carbon offsetting to compensate...

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review their repatriation measures for non-ATOL protected passengers, following the collapse of Thomas Cook.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide training for Pakistani minority groups and non-governmental organisations on how to (1) organise, campaign and lobby for their...

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that 13-year old Mohammed Hamid Mohammed, admitted to Tal Tamir Hospital following the bombing of Ras-al Ain by Turkey,...

      Jerusalem: Water Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the government of Israel about its reasons for the reported denial of access to the Ein Hanya natural spring...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to call on the government of Turkey to compensate the (1) next of kin of civilians killed or seriously wounded, and (2) local...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Turkey about ensuring that its auxiliary militias comply fully with current, and any future,...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have received about reports of torture, murder, kidnapping, ransoming of civilians, and sexual enslavement of women, by the Turkish forces and...

      Free Syrian Police and White Helmets: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Netherlands about the reasons why that government cancelled its funding for the White Helmets and the...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported use of white phosphorus against the Kurds by the government of Turkey.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to consulting other NATO members about expelling Turkey for reportedly committing war crimes.

      Russia: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what conditions they would anticipate a rapprochement of diplomatic relations with the government of Russia.

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of remarks made to the human rights committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations by the Special Rapporteur on the...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of remarks made by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea on 22...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of remarks made by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea on 22...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the withdrawal of United States forces from north east Syria, whether the Coalition for the Defeat of ISIS’ mission now includes retaining control...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ISIS fighters in Syria have been (1) killed, and (2) captured, in (a) 2018, and (b) 2019, by the Coalition for the Defeat of ISIS.

      Nobel Prize

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support the nomination by the Republic of South Korea of the nurses Marianne Stoger and Margaritha Pissarek for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.

      Qatar: Football

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made as to whether the humans rights of workers building the stadium for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar have been violated.

      Hong Kong: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the disqualification of Joshua Wong from being able to stand for election in the District Council elections in Hong Kong; whether...

      North Korea: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of remarks made to the human rights committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations by the Special Rapporteur on the...

      Africa: Conflict Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of African-led efforts to end conflict in Africa, including the Silence the Guns 2020 initiative; and what...

      Africa: Conflict Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to enhance cooperation between the UN, the EU, and international, regional, and sub-regional institutions, to advance support for peace in...

      Africa: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of funding for UN support to African Peace Support Operations.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the agreed ceasefire in north-east Syria is being respected by all armed groups; and what proposals they...

      Syria: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 29 October (HL109), how many repatriations of British citizens or residents now in Syria, in...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Rohingya people’s civil and human rights are being upheld in Myanmar.

      Burma: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of attacks against Chin people in Myanmar.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations the Prime Minister has made to the President of China about the situation in Hong Kong; and when any such representations were made.

      Côte d'Ivoire: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to hold discussions with the government of the Ivory Coast about honouring presidential term limits.

      Sahel: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent reports they have received about unrest in the Sahel.

      Sahel: Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contributions they are making to the proposed Multi-National Joint Task Force and the G5 Sahel Joint Force in the Sahel.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Health: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the supervised tooth brushing programme, as recommended by the Royal College of Surgeon's Faculty of Dental Surgery in its report...

    • Dental Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a new NHS dental contract focused on prevention, as recommended by the Royal College of Surgeon's Faculty of Dental...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the reasons for the disparities in life expectancy between women and men.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the financial implications for the NHS of the level of damages payments issued to resolve clinical negligence claims...

      Liothyronine: West Midlands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action can be taken by thyroid patents who in raising concerns about the Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) refusal to allow the...

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the updated prescribing guidance for liothyronine issued by the South Regional Medicines Optimisation Committee in...

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they propose to take in relation to thyroid patients who, having previously had successful treatment on dosages of 20mcg and above of...

      Liothyronine: Merseyside

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further proof of eligibility for treatment with liothyronine is required for those patients, in Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) who are members of the Pan...

      Liothyronine: West Midlands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of whether the Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group is following the updated prescribing guidance for...

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what price to the NHS liothyronine would need to fall below in order for the restriction on its prescription to be lifted.

      Lung Diseases: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to cease the prescription of dry powder inhalers in England apart from in exceptional circumstances; and if so, when.

  • Department for Education

    • Alternative Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards are in place to ensure that children in care who are in Alternative Provision are always educated by registered providers.

    • Schools: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Joint Understanding between the Department for Education and the Independent Schools Council is supporting the raising of educational standards in state...

      School Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to make it mandatory for schools to have a library.

      Social Services: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the maximum funding for a Level 3 Adult Care Worker apprenticeship is set at £3,000 when the maximum funding for Level 3 apprenticeships for veterinary...

      Department for Education: Third Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of third sector organisations currently receiving funding from the Department for Education have had (1) firm, and (2) indicative, funding...

      Family Rights Group: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future funding of the Family Rights Group; whether they intend to announce those plans; and if so, when.

      Nurseries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the freedom of information request which details how nursery rates are calculated will be published by the Department of Education.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Social Media

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are, if any, to add either 'International Relations' or 'Foreign Affairs' to the searchable list of topics on the Lords Digital Chamber, which...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Kazakhstan: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the outcomes of the UK–Kazakhstan Inter-Governmental Commission meeting, held in London on 24 October.

    • Overseas Trade: Côte d'Ivoire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the forecasts by multilateral financial institutions including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, what plans they have to...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Temporary Accommodation: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many families have been living in temporary accommodation in each of the last five years.

    • Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children have been living in temporary accommodation in each of the last five years.

      Temporary Accommodation: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which families living in temporary accommodation are experiencing isolation; and what steps they intend to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Ministry of Defence spent on advertising in the last year; and what the principal categories were, broken down by (1) medium, and (2) purpose.

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Mastiff (all variants), (2) Ridgeback (all variants), (3) Wolfhound (all variants), (4) Husky (all variants), (5) Coyote (all variants), and (6)...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of each fleet of (1) Mastiff (all variants), (2) Ridgeback (all variants), (3) Wolfhound (all variants), (4) Husky (all variants), (5) Coyote...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of each type of (1) Mastiff (all variants), (2) Ridgeback (all variants), (3) Wolfhound (all variants), (4) Husky (all variants), (5) Coyote (all...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what rules the Boeing P-8 Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft for the Ministry of Defence has been certified as airworthy; and where certified by a third...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK's F-35 aircraft they have ordered, broken down by (1) lot number, and (2) financial year, since the start of the programme.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the figures for the delivery of F-35 aircraft to the Ministry of Defence in the National Audit Office's report Delivering Carrier Strike,...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the Pensions Regulator makes pension schemes regularly reconcile and report on the accuracy of auto-enrolment pensions data.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Greek Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the resettlement of vulnerable children and unaccompanied minors from the Greek Islands.

    • Scientists: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Queen's Speech on 14 October, how they intend to expand the pool of UK research institutes and universities able to endorse scientists and...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of those who have been held in immigration detention centres for more than 28 days in each of the last four years were granted (1) refugee status,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Elections: Visual Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accessibility of elections for blind and partially sighted people; and what steps they intend to take to ensure...

    • Ministers: Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect ministers from abuse and intimidation when leaving the Parliamentary Estate.

      Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding by the Reform think tank that £14.3 billion of public money has been wasted by public sector outsourcing contracts.

      Public Sector: Business Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether decision-making civil servants and local authority officials are currently required to disclose all interests to prevent any conflict of interest; and...

  • Treasury

    • Shares: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of tracker and similar funds lending the shares of beneficial owners for shorting; what regulations are in place...

    • Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will (1) establish an independent review into the Financial Conduct Authority's supervision of Woodford Investment Management and Link Financial...

      Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) employers, and (2) pension scheme members, have received too much tax relief due to incorrect pension contributions being made as a result of...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the impact of regulation on the competitiveness of financial services in the UK.

      Economic Situation: Forecasts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their next economic forecasts in accordance with the Industry Act 1975.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain the Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to extending the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to other products which fail to meet Public Health England’s voluntary sugar...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • 5G

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of 5G airwaves on (1) satellite communication, and (2) the European Space Agency's Copernicus Project.

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