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Written answers

Monday, 3 February 2020

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Queen's Hospital Romford: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was in A&E at Queen's Hospital, Romford in 2019.

    • Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to end the practice of placing people with neurological conditions in (a) nursing homes that do not meet...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2020 to Question 80 on Social Services, what the timetable is for cross-party talks on social care...

      In Vitro Fertilisation: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people seeking leave to remain in the UK are eligible for NHS IVF treatment.

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to take forward proposals in the Green Paper on prevention.

      NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Health on 9 January, Official Report, Column 727, what guidance his Department...

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the term cosmetic surgeon is defined in law.

      Plastic Surgery: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 5 September 2019 to Question 284642 on Plastic Surgery: Costs, whether the Government plans to collect...

      National Institute for Health Research: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will undertake an equality impact assessment of research funding spent by the National Institute for Health Research.

      Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to regulate the provision of (a) the injection of Botox and cosmetic dermal fillers and (b) other...

      Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate NHS England has made of the number of linear accelerator radiotherapy machines in use at NHS hospitals in (a) the North...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the position taken by the World Health Organisation on electronic...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's policy on electronic nicotine delivery systems will be at the ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the People’s Republic of China, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of the UK's vaccine (a) development and (b) production to respond effectively to...

      Transplant Surgery: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that waiting times for BAME patients for organ transplants are reduced after the introduction of the...

      Social Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding from the public purse was allocated by local authorities for adult social care in each year since 2009-10, by local...

      East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 28 January 2020,...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of patients that have waited for more than 18 weeks for treatment.

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of vacancies in the NHS.

      Health Services: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of homelessness on (a) access to health services and (b) the health of (i) children, (ii)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Pregnancy: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help reduce smoking rates among pregnant women.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to reduce obesity rates among year six children.

      Mumps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the increasing incidence of mumps.

      Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many long waits were recorded since the new system for measuring 999 response times was introduced for the two highest priority...

      Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution, of 28 January 2020, Official Report, column 665, if he will publish the number of people held...

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ring-fence funding for drug and alcohol treatment services.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the (a) price, (b) availability...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce alcohol related deaths in South Yorkshire.

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of consultants in hospitals.

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of a reduction in the recruitment of consultants on the rate of closures of A&E departments.

      Speech and Language Therapy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was from first outpatient appointment to second outpatient appointment for children receiving speech and...

      Speech and Language Therapy: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the (a) Children’s Commissioner’s Office and (b) other partners on options for...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle alcohol harm.

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to reform calculation of monthly equivalents for universal credit claimants with weekly rent...

    • Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) efficiency of contracted out health assessments for (i) employment...

      Personal Independence Payment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in (a) Barnsley East constituency, (b) Yorkshire and Humber and (c) England have contacted the personal independence payment...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons jobs are being transferred from Great Western House, Birkenhead to Blackpool, Sunderland and Cardiff.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with officials at Great Western House, Birkenhead on the potential loss of staff jobs.

      Personal Independence Payment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how long the average wait-time is for a caller to be put through to a phone operator on the personal independence payment helpline.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the adequacy of the (a) services provided by and (b) number of Capita PIP assessment centres...

      Buildings: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints the Health and Disability Assessments centres in (a) Carmarthen and (b) Swansea have received on disabled access in...

      Buildings: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has issued to staff at Health and Disability Assessment centres in (a) Carmarthen and (b) Swansea on disabled...

      Jobcentres: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether disabled claimants have access to face-to-face support in Jobcentres when Health and Disability Assessments centres are not accessible...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims of employment and support allowance where the claimant was a member of (a) the support group and (b) the work related activity...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims of employment and support allowance where the claimant was a member of (a) the support group and (b) the work related activity...

      Universal Credit: Jarrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants live in Jarrow constituency.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance has been provided to (a) work coaches and (b) staff of her Department on measures to increase earnings for in-work claimants,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has issued to (a) work coaches and (b) staff in her Department on assessing whether claimants are reaching (i)...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how her Department has promoted Pension Credit since June 2019.

      Personal Independence Payment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have contacted the personal independence payments helpline in (a) Wallasey, (b) Wirral and (c) the North West in the latest...

      Employment: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what specialist training Work Coaches receive to help people with hidden and fluctuating health conditions (a) find and (b) stay in work.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that employers signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme are actively supporting disabled...

  • Home Office

    • Vandalism: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to recent acts of vandalism on a Synagogue and a Mosque in London, if she will introduce further measures to protect...

    • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many suspected migrants have been detected entering the UK by small boat across the Dover straits in each year since 2015.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on advertising the EU Settlement Scheme by (a) channel and (b) region or nation in each of the last six months.

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons there was a sixfold increase in the number of migrants crossing the English Channel in 2019 compared to the previous year.

      National Crime Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to allocate addition resources to the National Crime Agency to tackle (a) county lines gangs, (b) modern...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what is the (a) maximum and (b) minimum penalty is for non-compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Action 2015.

      Home Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is compliant with the requirement in section 3.1.8 of the Civil Service Management Code that time off with pay for...

      Home Office: Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 1729 on Home Office: Equal Pay, if she will place in the Library copies of the...

      Home Office: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation has affected the right of recognised unions in her Department to...

      Musicians: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the status will be of visiting musicians from EEA countries on 1 January 2021 in the event that the UK does not reach an agreement with...

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Action Fraud; what the average investigation timeframe is for a case being...

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests the UK made to EU member states under the European Arrest Warrant in the last 12 months.

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests under the European Arrest Warrant the UK received from EU member states in the last 12 months.

      Schengen Agreement: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions did EU member states access information about UK citizens using the Second generation Schengen Information System in...

      Schengen Agreement: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times UK law enforcement authorities accessed information on citizens of other EU member states using the Second generation...

      Investigatory Powers Commissioner: Annual Reports

      To ask the Minister for the Home Department, whether the 2018 Annual Report of the Investigatory Powers Commissioner has been submitted to the Prime Minister; and what the timetable is for its...

      Hate Crime: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many instances of (a) serious violence, (b) hate crime, (c) malicious communications were recorded targeting the LGBT+ community in each...

      Police National Computer: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timeframe is for her Department to rectify the software error that has resulted in conviction alerts for foreign nationals on the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take in relation to EU citizens who have not been granted the right to remain in the UK by the end of June 2021.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what quarterly targets her Department has set for each police force in order to recruit 6,000 additional officers by the end of 2020-21.

      Criminal Records: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timeframe is for solving the software glitch which led to 75,000 convictions failing to be passed on to EU member states.

      Former Prime Ministers: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of providing transport for former prime ministers in each of the last five years.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of EEA national children have applied for (a) pre-settled and (b) settled status as of December 2019.

      Visas: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people from the Kurdistan Region in Iraq were refused an entry visa to the UK in the last 12 months for...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people received (a) police cautions and (b) criminal records for offences relating to cannabis in each of the last 10 years.

      Refugees: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits for the integration of refugees of changing the definition of family to include...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she is taking to ensure that EU citizens living in the UK apply for settled status by 31 January 2020.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the additional cost is to police forces of changes resulting from the quadrennial valuations of the public service pension schemes in...

      Antisemitism: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of antisemitic hate crime took place in (a) South Yorkshire and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber in 2019.

      Police: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase diversity in the police force.

      Home Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff were recruited by her Department in the last twelve months to work on preparations for the UK leaving the EU; and what the...

      UK Border Force: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what qualifications or criteria are required for Border Force personnel working in (a) ports and (b) airports; and whether those...

      UK Border Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Border Force staff her Department is planning to recruit in the financial year 2020-21 in preparation for the UK leaving the EU.

      Immigration: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases are on hold pending the drafting of the case-handling instructions since the conclusion of Immigration4U trial on 26 November...

      Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported incidents of racism have occurred in each year since 2010.

      Immigration Controls: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much UK Government funding has been provided for border security in northern France in each year since 2015.

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of the Windrush scandal have received compensation to date.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle the rising incidents of knife crime.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to tackle alcoholism.

      Deportation: Jamaica

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ascertain the safety of individuals involuntarily removed on the charter flight to Jamaica, which took place on...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking support EU nationals living in the UK that (a) lack mental capacity and (b) do not have a power of...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the application process for settled status for EU nationals living in the UK that are...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent estimate he has made of the annual cost to the public purse of the Historical Investigations Unit from its establishment until the...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of the staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

  • Treasury

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to allocate £8 billion to the social care system; whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of Tax Free Childcare on trends in the level of parents returning to work.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many cases of the replacement of unsafe cladding following the Grenfell Tower fire have not had VAT applied to the cost of the works.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a distinct classification in the taxation system for alcoholic drinks created by...

      Public Houses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many pubs have a rateable value of under £100,000.

      Revenue and Customs: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times HMRC has been required to refund tax paid by former employees as a function of termination payments as a result of an incorrect decision in...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 268996 on taxation: self-assessment, how much was paid in fines by people who submitted tax returns...

      Devolution: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish an updated Statement of funding policy: funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern...

      Child Trust Fund: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, of 13 March 2019, Official Report, column 179WH, when the Government...

      Treasury: Apprentices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to strengthen financial regulations in response to the case of Isabel dos Santos.

      Pensions: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) monetary value of public sector pension pots due to be paid on retirement to people who have previously...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has for the future of the Tampon Tax Fund.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Amusement Arcades: Children

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make (a) an assessment of the implications for her policies of the fact that over half of child...

    • Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) terms of reference, (b) membership and (c) minutes of the meetings of the Digital...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timeframe is to enable access to the DVLA database of licences to private sector identity organisations...

      BBC: Information Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has undertaken an impact assessment on the effect on older people of the decision by the BBC...

      Technology: Older People

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help older people manage the increasing reliance on technology in society.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to classify (a) video game loot boxes and (b) FIFA Ultimate Team Packs as gambling in the...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, Technology use and the mental health of...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government's target is for achieving digital literacy among the UK population.

      Boats: River Thames

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential effect of the Maritime and...

      Public Service Broadcasting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to safeguard Public Service Broadcasting prominence in the...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on increasing the take-up of...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2020 to Question 6790 on Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Employment Tribunals Service: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2020 to Question 3164 on Employment Tribunals Service: Fines, how many individual,...

    • Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to support customers of Thomas Cook that have outstanding...

      Fireworks: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals to provide local licensing authorities with regulatory powers...

      Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a code of conduct for companies offering...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2020 to Question 4707, when the Office for Product Safety and Standards will...

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2020 to Question 2480, on Carbon Capture and Storage, what criteria his Department...

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is the Government's policy to introduce a statutory compensation scheme for customers facing serious...

      Conditions of Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to help safeguard pregnant women from (a) workplace discrimination and (b) unfair...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which employers have been named by the national minimum wage enforcement unit for non-compliance in the last three...

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, representing Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what steps the Government is taking to support the take...

      Railways: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the reform of (a) train manufacturing and (b)...

      Carers: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce an entitlement to leave for unpaid carers.

      New Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to ensure that Government grants for start-up companies are not fraudulently obtained.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

      Fireworks: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2020 to Question 3877 on Fireworks: Animal Welfare, what the time frame is for the...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate she had made of the additional cost to the public purse of (a) delays, (b) structural flaws and (c)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Playgrounds: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities to provide accessible play parks for people with...

    • Mayors: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been devolved to each (a) metro mayor and (b) metro mayor region in each of the last four...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' external wall...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to mortgage lenders in respect of fire safety recommendations from the...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of recommendations on fire safety from the Independent...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has received advice from the National Fire Chiefs Council on the relative fire safety risk of high-rise...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2019 to Question 6702, on Buildings: Fires, if he will make an assessment of the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2020, to Question 5437, on Buildings: Insulation, how many groups of affected...

      Homelessness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support he is providing to (a) homeless children and (b) children in temporary accommodation.

      Homelessness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homeless children there are in (a) Bedfordshire and (b) Luton; and what funding is available to tackle...

      Homelessness: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to allocate additional funding to areas with the highest levels of homelessness.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Homelessness: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the title is of the programme of £437 million in funding that will be allocated to tackling homelessness;...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824 before 2021.

      Parking: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made towards establishing a code of practice under the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on ensuring that new properties are built with accessibility standards to...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of wheelchair accessible housing.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the findings of the recent Review of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association; and if he will publish the terms of reference...

    • British Overseas Territories: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces are stationed in each of the UK's overseas territories.

      Ministry of Defence: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      International Military Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how its company IMS Ltd funded its payment into court in 2001; and how much of that payment was provided by (a) his Department or (b) the public purse.

      International Military Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much International Military Services Ltd received from its investments in local authorities and local authority securities; on what dates those...

      Army: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department underspent on (a) salaries, (b) accommodation and (c) equipment in 2019 through not achieving its target of a British Army...

      Armed Forces: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what was his Department's performance against Departmental Expenditure Limits in 2018-19 for (a) salaries, (b) accommodation and (c) equipment.

      Apache AH1 Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Apache AH1 helicopters are in service; what the annual maintenance cost is of those helicopters; and what the average number of operating hours...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) reserve and (b) regular service personnel have been based in each of the (i) nations and (ii) regions of the UK in each of the last five years.

      Burkina Faso: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government is providing support to the Burkina Faso Government’s anti-terrorist operations.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what level of training has been provided to British armed forces on tackling sexual violence in conflict; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Defence Select Committee report, Session 2015-16, Beyond Endurance: Military Exercises and the Duty of Care (HC598), what recent...

      Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expenditure of his Department was in net cash requirement terms in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      *No heading*

      What recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of recording veteran suicides on improving the provision of support to at-risk veterans.

  • Scotland Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK-Africa Investment Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the outcomes of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 were in respect to the consolidation of trading partnerships.

    • Export Credit Guarantees: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether UK Export Finance or its agents have had discussions with the Iranian authorities on the outstanding sovereign debt, including those...

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate her Department has made of the amount of Government investment provided to (a) oil and (b) gas projects through UK Export...

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of UK Export Finance investments on trends in the level of global fossil fuel...

      Department for International Trade: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what proportion of staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to introduce incentives to increase the number of electric vehicles purchased by consumers.

    • Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of uninsured drivers.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the 2019 guidance on hidden disabilities and blue badge parking.

      M11: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fatal accidents have occurred on the Junction 7a section of the M11 in each year since 2010.

      Railways: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps Network Rail plans to take to ensure that disruption is minimised for rail users in Ipswich when closing sections of track from Ipswich to...

      A619: A6192

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a Chesterfield to Staveley A619-A6192 link road.

      Network Rail: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the sustainability of the level of Network Rail debt.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road safety for guide dog users.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimates were made in his Department’s 2018 road traffic forecasts for the volumes of cycle traffic in England and Wales in (a) 2015, (b)...

      Railways: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the new spending on re-opening historic railway lines announced on 28 January will (a) apply to England only and (b) result in Barnett...

      Lifeboats: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2020 to Question 1713 on the Rescue Boat Grant Fund, when his Department plans to make an announcement on the...

      Driving Tests: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to increase driving test fees this year.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency will conduct a customer insight survey to ask if candidates would like to take their driving test from...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to privatise heavy goods vehicle testing stations.

      Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on implementing local cycling and walking infrastructure plans.

      Passenger Ships: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the updated impact assessment from the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on its proposals for older passenger boats.

      Boats: River Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on (a) low carbon river transport in London and (b) the role of older passenger boats on the River Thames in transporting tourists...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the £500 million Restoring Railways, Connecting Communities funding he plans to allocate to (a) Wales and (b) cross-border...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to introduce statutory targets to reduce levels of overcrowding on rail services.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the DVLA officially recognises Temporary Exemption Certificates issued by the Department for Infrastructure in Northern Ireland.

      Bus Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase bus use in (a) the North West, (b) Merseyside, (c) Wirral and (d) Wallasey constituency.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve rail services in (a) the North West, (b) Merseyside, (c) Wirral and (d) Wallasey constituency.

      Department for Transport: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has requested that retired East Coast High Speed Trains are not scrapped by the franchise owners; and whether he has concluded...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on a cross-governmental approach to the implementation of...

    • Developing Countries: Overseas Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what weighting is given to bids made by British companies tendering for contracts from his Department for projects overseas.

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in which countries her Department has awarded contracts for the drilling of water wells; and how many of those contracts were awarded...

      Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will make it his policy to allocate funding from the public purse to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

      Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has held with his international counterparts to ensure that universal health coverage is central to the...

      Developing Countries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the role of (a) Gavi and (b) Nutrition for Growth in helping to end preventable child deaths by 2030.

      UK-Africa Investment Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether representatives of (a) Shell International, (b) BP and (c) other oil and gas companies were invited to the UK-Africa...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of her Departments's role in promoting climate dependency; and what...

      Angola: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions his Department has had with the Angolan Government on the recent droughts in that country.

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what oversight his Department plans to provide for partnerships between the City of London and African partners with reference to UK aid.

      Syria: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the effect of the humanitarian situation in Syria on (a) neighbouring countries, and (b) Lebanon.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Energy Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to encourage the energy industry to increase the number of apprenticeships in that industry.

    • Free School Meals: Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the level of take-up of free school meals of linking that take-up to provision of the pupil premium.

      Schools: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2019, to Question 6117, on Schools: Insulation, if his Department will undertake an audit of schools to establish...

      Department for Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Educational Exchanges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2020 to Question 2671 on access to educational and cultural exchange programmes, what steps his Department has...

      Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2020 to Questions 6080, 6081 and 6082 on Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund, what the total value was of...

      Schools: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the national funding formula for schools on levels of socio-economic inequality in (a) Wallasey, (b)...

      Speech and Language Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to map speech and language therapy provision across the UK.

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to respond to Sir Philip Augar's review of Post-18 Education and Funding.

      Education and Skills Funding Agency: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of staff working at the Education and Skills Funding Agency are apprentices.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many designated Sure Start Children's Centres there were in each local authority in England in (a) 2015 and (b) 2017.

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Malaysia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to take to ensure that the contents of the 42 containers of plastic being returned by the Malaysian...

    • Fishing Catches: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the (a) estimated weight of the fish submitted on the catch recording app or (b) weight of those fish shown on sales...

      Fish: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether fish from an under 10 metre licensed fishing vessel are required to appear on a sales note if the buyer of those...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what quantity of fish can be landed without being required to be reported or recorded by the Marine Management Organisation,...

      Food: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much and what proportion of exports of (a) beef, (b) sheep meat, (c) pork, (d) dairy and (e) poultry products were...

      Agriculture: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of (a) changing (i) subsidies and (ii) grant support and (b) other...

      Rural Areas: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect on rural areas of the termination of funding from the European Agricultural Fund...

      Food: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to ensure the provision of a nutritionally balanced plant-based meal on each public sector menu.

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many representations she has received from (a) pro-hunting and (b) anti-hunting groups to extend the length of the...

      Forests and Trees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to protect (a) trees and (b) woodlands in (i) Surrey and (ii) the UK.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to protect biodiversity in (a) Surrey and (b) the UK.

      Tree Felling: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to Forestry England has been of tree felling at Slap Bottom in the New Forest from 1 December 2019 to date;...

      Animal Welfare: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with devolved Administrations on ensuring consistency of sentencing for animal abuse offences.

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the public purse was of Natural England’s programme of monitoring of SSSIs in each calendar year...

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of SSSI units were monitored (a) by number of units and (b) by area, in hectares as part of...

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by Natural England’s SSSI monitoring programme in each calendar year...

      Domestic Animals: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that (a) pets are protected from violence and (b) people who perpetrate...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the December 2018 document, Our Waste, Our Resources: A strategy for England, what steps her Department...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

      Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the use of electronic shock collars.

      Livestock: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of routine vaccination in livestock; and whether she will provide...

      Livestock: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made on the effect of preventable disease on the (a) health, (b) welfare, (c) productivity and (d)...

      Livestock: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the recent outbreak of coronavirus, if she will bring forward proposals to (a) prevent animal disease and...

      Fracking: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her Department's policy on fracking in the UK of the findings of the...

  • Attorney General

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

    • Wales Office: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, if he will publish the titles of the reviews that his Department is undertaking.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Coroners: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals for non means tested legal aid funding for families in relation to state-related deaths.

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many requests for legal assistance were made by asylum applicants during the first instance procedure in 2019.

      Ministry of Justice: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much HM Courts and Tribunals Service has received for the sale of the court estate.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money from the public purse HM Courts & Tribunals Service spent on (a) the common platform and (b) other digital projects in relation to...

      Courts: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost to the public purse was of the maintenance of the court estate in each year since 2015.

      Wills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Law Commission plans to publish a response to its consultation on wills, which closed on 10 November 2017.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether HM Courts and Tribunals Service conducts comparative assessments of the time from cases first being listed in the Crown court to first hearing...

      Trials: Administrative Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was between a three day trial being listed and the first hearing of that case at (a) Hove Crown Court and (b) Southwark...

      Trials: Administrative Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases had to be rescheduled on the day of a hearing in that case as a result of insufficient availability of court space in each month of 2019.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Political Parties: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many political adverts were placed on online without a digital imprint during the 2019 General Election.

    • Ministry of Defence: Offshore Funds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the requirements are for (a) senior officials and (b) Ministers of his Department to disclose their ownership and use of offshore banking arrangements.

      Public Appointments: Standards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the due diligence process for public appointments following the resignation of Benita Mehra from her...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2020 to Question 1394, on Census, on what date the ONS provided the draft Census Order to his Department.

      Freedom of Information: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to improve Freedom of Information disclosure rates across Departments.

      National Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the potential increase in risk to national security of critical national infrastructure being owned by foreign...

      Census: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to include a non-gendered option on the Census 2021.

      Census: Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to lay the statutory instrument to make provision for Census 2021.

      Financial Services: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2020 to Question 5387, if he will publish the top 10 export destinations for Welsh financial services.

      Prime Minister: Apprentices

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of staff employed by No. 10 Downing Street are apprentices.

      Codes of Practice: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will amend the Ministerial Code to include what the steps that will be taken in the event that a (a) Minister and (b) Special Adviser is accused...

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the difference in carbon footprint of using a ship versus aircraft for travel to and from the Isles of Scilly.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for a Scotland to the West Country Sleeper service to improve inter-regional connectivity.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether current forecasts for rail freight potential take account of the need to reduce heavy lorry mileage by 2050.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic and environmental benefits of an electrified rail-freight network between (1) major ports and inland terminals, and (2)...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the (1) current, and (2) future, haulage capacity of freight locomotives; and whether they include any such estimate in plans for the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what budget provision they have made for the Horizon Research Programme beyond 2020.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the regional disparities in small business lending, as reported in The Times on 21 January.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what are the current peak energy requirements of the UK; and what such requirements are predicted to be in 2032.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on the UK's membership of the European Committee for Standardization; what discussions they have had with the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that a Palestinian political prisoner who was released after an 18 year sentence from Negev...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that Palestinian fruit and vegetable stalls and their contents have been destroyed by...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about ensuring that the reported perpetrator of a hit and run incident that injured a Palestinian girl on...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to categorise possible state sponsors of terrorism.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the anticipated impact on the Falkland Islands fishing industry when the UK leaves the EU.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how they intend to implement the recommendations of the Tailored Review of the British Council, published on 12 March 2019; and how the British Council will be involved...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 January (HL455), how many exemptions and licences have been issued for British exports to Syria in the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about reports that Uighur Muslims are being recruited for forced labour in Xinjiang; what assessment they...

  • Department for Education

    • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire: Finance

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether funding for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is consistent with funding for similar institutions based in London.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the amount of secure accommodation in England for children with severe behavioural problems.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many young people aged between 16 and 19 years old were not in education, employment or training in each quarter of 2018.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment has been made of the readiness of schools to implement the statutory teaching of Relationships and Sex Education from September 2020.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when the Department for Education expects to award the contract for "an information and advice service for families including kinship carers of children at risk or...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to classify hate crimes on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity as aggravated offences.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 21 January (HL187), what criteria they use to assess what constitutes a “legitimate...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what statutory help, if any, they have provided to Emmaus communities in England and Wales over the last 10 years.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what additional action is being taken to alert customers of hotels with Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding which do not comply with building regulation...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with local authorities in Greater London about the licensing of properties to be used as short-term holiday lets; and...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of short-term holiday lets on the availability of housing for those who wish to live in London.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 13 January (HL292), when the removal and replacement of Aluminium Composite Material cladding will be...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce new non-tax incentives after Brexit to support the UK housing market.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the of the speed of recovery in the communities affected by the November 2019 floods.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult with interested parties prior to the publication this year of the national strategy for disabled people outlined in the Queen's Speech.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support measures to address international deforestation.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ban the export of plastic waste.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that hazard data is publicly available and visible, in particular, data on (1) coastal erosion, (2) wind...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent any negative effect on the income of cereal and livestock farmers as a result of the wet weather.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Dementia and Mental Illness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the next meeting of the British–Irish Council discusses (1) mental health, and (2) dementia, medical and social...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to relocate the House of Lords to York.

  • Treasury

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that (1) the precise spot rate, and (2) the commission charged, are identified for all consumer foreign currency transactions at the moment...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have given new policy guidance to the National Infrastructure Commission following the Government's decision to implement a target for net-zero emissions by 2050.

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