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Written answers

Tuesday, 14 January 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Breathalysers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to align with EU policy requiring Alcolock built-in breathalysers to be fitted in all new motor cars from 2022; and if he...

    • River Thames: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) how many movements and (b) what proportion of barge traffic on the tidal Thames between Richmond and Tower Bridges was connected to the (i)...

      River Thames: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of vessel (a) speed and (b) frequency on the tidal River Thames on public safety; and...

      Passenger Ships: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the criteria are for exemptions of passenger boats from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s damage stability requirements for category C...

      Passenger Ships: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether all stages of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency’s 2018 consultation on the Review of standards for older...

      River Thames: Passenger Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a heritage river route for River Thames passenger boat operations which connect...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he will make an assessment of the merits of the requirement provided for in the Third European Driving Licence Directive for a minimum...

      Skipton-Colne Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of re-opening the rail link between Skipton and Colne.

      Bus Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to protect bus routes in the North West from closure.

      Bus Services: Worsley and Eccles South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of bus provision in Worsley and Eccles South.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2020 to Question 217, when his Department will be able provide an update on whether the Oxford to Cambridge...

      A34: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2020 to Question 221, if he will work with Highways England and Oxfordshire County Council to bring forward the...

      Southend Airport: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received on (a) noise pollution and (b) emissions from aircraft at Southend Airport.

      Southend Airport: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of restrictions on aircraft (a) noise and (b) emissions at Southend Airport.

      High Speed 2 Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Oakervee Review into High Speed Two will be published in full.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish his response to the Berkeley minority report into High Speed Two.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on productivity of reallocating funding from High Speed Two into Travel to Work area transport routes.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the benefit-cost ratio from High Speed Two.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the evidential basis is of his Department's analysis that there will be a demand for 18 trains per hour on the High Speed Two line.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Pregnancy: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment the Government has made of trends in the level of pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the...

    • Renewable Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 7 October 2016 to Question 45055, how many tonnes of carbon dioxide were displaced by...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how frequently she plans to raise the National Living Wage to meet the Government target of two-thirds of median...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what additional steps her Department has taken to increase the supply of renewable energy production.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent comparative assessment his Department has made of the costs and benefits of the use of solar thermal...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to change the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme so that hot water from solar thermal...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Australia: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the UK Government is providing to the Australian Government while it tackles the effects of the wildfires in...

    • Australia: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what requests for (a) aid and (b) assistance have been received from the Australian Government in respect the ongoing bush...

      Hong Kong: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Hong Kong Government on police brutality in Hong Kong during the protests there over...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the (a) Hong Kong Chief Executive and (b) representatives of the Chinese Government on the...

      Iran: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help de-escalate tensions between Iran and the US.

      Falkland Islands: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase tourism between the UK and the Falkland Islands.

      Bermuda: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase tourism between the UK and Bermuda.

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the Bahrain Government on the reimposition of death sentences against...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on not upholding on appeal the death sentences of prisoners...

      China: Uighurs

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

      China: Uighurs

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

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Lydian International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much Lydian International paid the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to sponsor the Queen’s Birthday Party Event at the...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had (a) his UN counterparts and (b) his Chinese counterpart on Uighur Muslims in China.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans he has to increase the resources of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland in response to the new responsibilities that are...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hysteroscopy: Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include outpatient hysteroscopy and the issue of uncontrolled pain for women on the agenda of a meeting of the Women's Health...

    • Hysteroscopy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if NHS Improvement will remove the financial incentive for outpatient hysteroscopy procedures within the proposed National Tariff Payment...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people suffering from motor neurone disease have access to physiotherapy.

      Eating Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to January 2020 NHS Digital figures showing an increase in hospital admissions for eating disorders, what steps he is...

      Ovarian Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what national public awareness campaigns have been run to increase awareness of ovarian cancer in the last 12 months; and what steps his...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the final wishes of people in relation to organ donation in the absence of a decision...

      Myeloma: Health Services and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to revaluate funding for Myeloma (a) care and (b) research under the NHS Long Term Plan.

      Fertility: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support women with fertility problems.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with eating disorders in the last five years.

      Testicular Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been diagnosed with testicular cancer in each of the last five years.

      Health Services: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of the Future Fit work to reconfigure health services in Shropshire.

      Breast Cancer: Diets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether there is a link between dieting and the risk of breast cancer.

      Colonoscopy: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when water infusion for colonoscopy will be available on the NHS.

      Myeloma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people where diagnosed with myeloma in the last five years by (a) age range and (b) gender.

      Leukaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were diagnosed with leukaemia in the last five years.

      Dementia: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with football associations on former footballers and the diagnosis of dementia.

      Prostate Cancer: Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of a potential link between dairy diets and prostate cancer.

      General Practitioners: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of GPs in rural constituencies.

      Dementia: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the prevalence of childhood dementia.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ensure that a rapidly deteriorating condition that may be entering a terminal phase under paragraph 16...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that gay and bisexual men in York Central constituency have access to places on the PrEP Impact Trial.

      Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the backlog of unreviewed cases in the LeDer process.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the secondary cancer diagnosis rate was for (a) Leeds and (b) England in each of the last 5 years.

      Cancer: Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in how many cases of secondary cancer diagnosed in each of the last five years had the patient undergone (a) a PET scan, (b) a CT scan or...

      Cancer: Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what NHS policy is on offering (a) PET, (b) CT and (c) MRI scans to patients undergoing treatment for primary cancer in order to identify...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was for trauma and orthopaedic surgery in each NHS Foundation Trust in each month in 2018-19.

      Joint Replacements: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people waited for more than 18 weeks from referral to treatment for (a) hip replacement and (b) knee replacements by NHS...

      Joint Replacements: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people waiting for joint replacement surgery have exercised their right to an alternative provider from April 2018 to March 2019...

  • Leader of the House

    • Recess

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of announcing all Parliamentary recesses 12 months in advance subject to the progress of House of Commons...

  • Department for Education

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on the academies programme for the next five years.

    • Teachers: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the recommendations in the report by the National Association of Head...

      Educational Institutions: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 28 October 2019 to Question 2798 on Educational Institutions: Sanitary Protection, which of the products to be made...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the change in the number of children in care since 2010.

      Schools: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's transparency data entitled, Decisions on the Disposal of School Land, published on 2 January 2019, for what reason...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what was the base rate of funding was for 16-18 year olds in 2020-21 prices, in 2009-10.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many 3-4 year old children are ineligible for 30 hours of free childcare as a result of (a) one parent and (b) both parents not meeting the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing the retirement age for magistrates to 75 years of age.

    • Magistrates' Courts: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Magistrates' Court hearings have been cancelled in Greater Manchester in each year from 2010 to date, by reason for cancellation.

      County Courts: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many County Court hearings were cancelled in Greater Manchester in each year from 2010 to date, by reason for cancellation.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the President of the Family Division in relation to transparency in the family courts.

      Feltham Young Offender Institution and Wetherby Young Offender Institution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children categorised as restricted status have been held in (a) Feltham A and (b) Wetherby prisons in each of the last five years.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people (a) applied for and (b) were granted civil legal aid in Romford constituency in (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress has been made on (a) reducing the level of prison violence and (b) improving the delivery of education and rehabilitation services.

      Ian Simms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the full decision of the Parole Board in relation to the case of Ian Simms.

      David Duckenfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the estimated cost is to HM Courts & Tribunals Service of each of the three trials of David Duckenfield on charges of manslaughter arising from...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of staffing levels in prisons.

      Burglary: Sentencing

      If he will increase the length of sentences handed down for burglary offences.

      Knives: Crime

      What assessment he has made of trends in conviction rates for knife possession as a result of the increased use of stop and search.

      *No heading*

      What progress his Department has made on the sale of HMP Reading.

      *No heading*

      What assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for Law Centres.

      *No heading*

      What plans he has to increase the use of electronic tagging.

      Debt Collection: Enforcement

      When he plans to publish his Department's response to the Review of enforcement agent (bailiff) reforms: call for evidence, which closed on 17 February 2019.

      *No heading*

      What steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of crime in prisons.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      What recent discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on arrangements for the UK leaving the EU.

    • Brexit: Scotland

      What plans the Government has to seek the consent of the Scottish Parliament to the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.

      Brexit: Northern Ireland

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the potential effect of the Withdrawal Agreement on the Northern Ireland economy.

      UK Relations with EU: Scotland

      What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on bringing forward legislative proposals to give Scotland a statutory role in negotiations on a future relationship with the EU.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether clause 11(3) of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill provides for Ministers to limit the (a) scope and (b)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission: Milford on Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeframe is for a decision to be made on the application by the Rt. Hon. Member for New Forest West to...

    • Street Cleaning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of funding allocated to local government on the...

      High Rise Flats: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2020 to Question 117, on High Rise Flats: Safety, how many of the 9000 emails had...

      High Rise Flats: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2020 to Question 117, on High Rise Flats: Safety, where the purpose of the Housing...

      High Rise Flats: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2020 to Question 117, on High Rise Flats: Safety, if he will publish the...

      Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his department holds on the number and proportion of privately owned apartment blocks where remedial...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment on a complete ban on combustible building materials.

      Empty Property: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many houses in (a) Wallasey constituency and (b) the North West were unoccupied in 2019.

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislation to reform leasehold.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people have been recruited by the armed forces from the Oldham Metropolitan Borough area in each year from 2010 to date.

    • Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of foreign combatants transferred from Syria to engage in armed conflict in Libya.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of reports that former Thomas Cook staff are having difficulties accessing...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) people and (b) women in work are claiming (i) universal credit and (ii) legacy benefits.

      Social Security Benefits: Glasgow South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many advance benefit payments have been made to claimants in Glasgow South West constituency in each month since January 2019.

      Social Security Benefits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints her Department received in relation to processing claims for (a) universal credit and (b) personal independence payments...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she will make it her policy that all universal credit claimants making phone calls to her Department should be informed that staff can...

      Universal Credit: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants who have been offered a free of charge call back by her Department have accepted that offer in...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of job centres operate a universal credit full digital service.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit applicants manage their claims primarily (a) online, (b) via telephone, (c) face-to-face, (d) in other...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of Universal Support in helping people who are not digitally literate to...

      Carers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been prosecuted for Carer's Allowance (a) overpayments and (b) wrongful payment in the last 10 years.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish her Department's policy on whistleblowing.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department enforces the (a) repayment of social security overpayments and (b) prosecutions when the error was made by her Department.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints regarding quality of service were received by the Independent Case Examiner in 2018-19; and how many of those complaints...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the Independent Case Examiner’s Annual Report for 2018-19 only includes data on the number of weeks taken for a full...

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time taken was by the Independent Case Examiner to (a) begin and (b) complete an investigation into a complaint...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Trees: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether there are plans to extend the cover of ancient and ornamental woodlands in the New Forest.

    • Litter: Beaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to tackle rubbish and plastic waste on beaches; and what support her Department is...

      Air Pollution: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of air quality in (a) the North West, (b) Wirral and (c) Wallasey.

  • Home Office

    • South Wales Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much additional funding has been allocated to South Wales Police for tackling knife crime and serious violence in the last 12 months.

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to vary the EU Settlement Scheme to guarantee EU citizens' right to remain in the UK.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications there have been to the Windrush Scheme; what proportion of those applications resulted in documentation being supplied...

      Fires: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to use UK fire resources to assist Australia in tackling the bushfires in that country.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the police recruitment process is based upon skills directly relevant to those required by the...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on her Department's review of pre-charge bail legislation; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many frontline police officers will be recruited to local police forces in (a) 2020, (b) 2021 and (c) 2022; and if she will make a statement.

      Police Pursuits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals on police pursuits; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the powers are of private security firms contracted by public authorities to carry out policing duties; and if she will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on establishing a Police Covenant; and if she will make a statement.

      National Police Chiefs' Council: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests his Department has made to the National Police Chiefs Council for data outside the normal reporting rules since July 2019.

      EU Nationals: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to provide physical documentation for EU nationals with settled status to ensure they do not experience...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child refugees have been resettled in the UK from elsewhere in Europe under Section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 in...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many travel documents were issued to beneficiaries of international protection by the UK in 2019.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on the charging of the immigration health surcharge to people that are victims of sex trafficking and that have...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many residents were accommodated in each asylum reception centre in the UK at the end of 2019.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants were granted permission to work in the UK in 2019.

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the trends in the level of violent crime in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

      David Duckenfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the estimated cost to the police service in England is of each of the three trials of David Duckenfield on charges of manslaughter...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, with reference to the Answer of 3 September 2019 to Question 286275 on Scotland Office: Freedom of Information, if he will take steps to ensure that...

    • Scotland Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2018 to Question 136969 on Scotland Office: Freedom of Information, if he will publish his Department's review...

      Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on social media advertising in each month since June 2019; and on which platforms that money was spent.

      Scotland Officers: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, with reference to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 230101 and the Answer of 3 September 2019 to Question 286276, for what reasons the cost of...

      Scotland Office: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the travel costs for his Department have been in each quarter since January 2018 by (a) mode of travel and use by (i) Ministers and (ii) officials.

  • Members Estimate Committee

    • Representative Money

      To ask the hon. Member representing the Members Estimate Committee, how much (a) was paid between the 2015 and 2019 general elections and (b) is scheduled to be paid between 12 December 2019 and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Bodies: Sanctions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the proposed restrictions on public bodies using their resources to support boycotts, divestment or...

    • Average Earnings

      To ask the Chancellor for the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what time series data sets her Department holds of average earnings (a) by sector, (b) by region and (c) for...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the blog post dated 2 January 2020 published by Dominic Cummings, what steps he is taking to ensure that the proposed recruitment...

      Honours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, at what time his officials found out that the addresses of recipients of honours in the 2020 New Year Honours list had been published.

      Honours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to investigate how the addresses of recipients of honours in the 2020 New Year Honours list were published in...

      Honours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential for legal action to be taken against his Department in connection to publishing the addresses of...

  • Treasury

    • Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on preventing banks in the UK being used as depositories in the laundering of state funds from other nations.

    • Motor Vehicles: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of vehicle checks that will be required daily from (a) Great Britain to Northern Ireland and (b) Northern Ireland...

      Mayflower: Anniversaries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will change the status of the Mayflower 400 commemorative coin from collectors-only to general circulation.

      Football Pools: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of reducing Pool Betting Duty to 10 per cent on the industry and economy of the north...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timeframe is for the commencement of the review into alcohol duties.

      Mortgages: EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the mortgage rules related to the EU Mortgage Credit Directive once the UK leaves the EU.

      UK Relations With EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether regional impact assessments will be published for (a) the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, (b) the Political Declaration and (c) the...

      Divorce: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the transparency, clarity and regulation of litigation loans for divorces to ensure that customers are fully aware of the implications of...

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking with the Payment Systems Regulator to assess the scale of the reduction in the number of free to use ATM's, particularly in rural...

      Border Delivery Group: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Border Delivery Group has met in Northern Ireland since 13 December 2019.

      Premium Bonds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to make it the policy of National Savings & Investments to enable Premium Bond prize winners to have their prizes credited to...

      Employment: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what improvements have been made to the HMRC Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) tool to ensure that it meets the needs of the private sector; and what...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Passenger Ships: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the Maritime and Coastguard Agency's proposals for...

    • Public Libraries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to prevent library closures.

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of (a) the Government's loneliness strategy in reducing...

      Performing Arts: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to improve access for children in (a) Blackpool South constituency and (b) other deprived...

      Cambridge Analytica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent representations she has received from the Information Commissioner on Cambridge Analytica.

      Gambling Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on what date her Department plans to commence its review of the Gambling Act 2005.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has had discussions with (a) civil servants, (b) Cabinet colleagues and (c) recognised trades unions on the future...

      5G: North Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the roll out 5G; and when 5G will be available in North Herefordshire.

      Actors: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with British TV and film production companies on increasing the number of female actresses in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Australian bush fires and the climate emergency, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of barring UK...

  • Attorney General

    • Criminal Investigation: Evidence

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will provide additional staff training resources for criminal cases involving large volumes of electronic evidence.

    • Criminal Proceedings: Evidence

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment he has made of how (a) material evidence brought forward by the prosecution and (b) unused material that fails to be disclosed to the defence...

      Katelyn Dawson

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will undertake a review of the decision by the CPS not to prosecute the driver responsible for the death of 15-year-old school girl Katelyn Dawson.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Weather: Forecasts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they monitor the accuracy of weather forecasts issued by the Meteorological Office; and whether the accuracy of forecasts has (1) increased, (2) decreased, or...

    • Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to revoke the moratorium on fracking.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • India: Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the comments by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 is fundamentally discriminatory...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

  • Department for International Development

    • International Crisis Group: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the International Crisis Group is in receipt of any Government funding; and if so, whether that funding is provided to the charity (1) in general, or (2)...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to retain (1) the Department for International Development as a separate Whitehall department, with a Secretary of State for International...

  • Department for Education

    • Coventry University

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits to Coventry University of having, in addition to the vice-chancellor, five deputy vice-chancellors, eight...

    • Universities: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with UK Universities about reports that universities are not reporting crime statistics.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of job outcomes for disabled people that can be definitively attributed to the Disability Confident Scheme; and what...

  • Department for International Trade

    • WTO Dispute Settlement Body: Judges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure the necessary appointments of new judges are made to the World Trade Organisation Dispute Settlement Body in order to be able...

    • Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate making a trade agreement with Japan.

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