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Written answers

Monday, 10 February 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Trains: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of space for pushchairs on trains.

    • Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much (a) capital and (b) revenue funding has been allocated from which (i) local and (ii) national funding streams to (A) cycling and (B) walking...

      Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much (a) capital and (b) revenue funding has been allocated or is estimated to be allocated from which (i) local and (ii) national funding streams...

      Taxis: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2020 to Question 10420, what the timeframe is for the publication of the Statutory Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the value of all residential property purchased by HS2 Ltd to facilitate the construction of High Speed Two.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the level of congestion on the road network in England.

      Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to increase the number of people who use public transport.

      Bus Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to encourage more people aged under 25 to travel by bus.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 9041, what assumptions the National Transport Model (NTM) makes on the (a) levels of cycling,...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 9654 on Large Goods Vehicles: Testing, what discussions he has had with stakeholders on...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2020 to Question 8236 on High Speed 2 Railway Line, what estimate he has made of the reduction in journey times...

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the minutes of HS2 Ltd board meetings have not been published since October 2019.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the minutes of HS2 Ltd audit and risk assurance committee meetings have not been published since October 2019.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the full results of the IPSOS MORI public opinion work commissioned by HS2 Ltd.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many HS2 Ltd board meetings Ministers have attended; what the name is of each Minister who attended; and on what date they attended.

      Selby-Hull railway line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to increase train speeds between Doncaster and Hull; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2020 to Question 9106, on Transport: Midlands, what comparative assessment he has made of the level of funding...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Green Deal Scheme: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 3 October 2019 to Question 292374 on Green Deal Scheme: Appeals, how many cases from...

    • Sales Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the use of pressure selling techniques.

      Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the enforcement of age restrictions by outlets on the sale...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans her Department has to extend the Warm Home Discount scheme beyond 2021.

      National Federation of Subpostmasters: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2020 to Question 6029 on National Federation of Sub-Postmasters: Expenditure, what...

      Tom Cooper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Answer of 28 January 2020 to Question 6031 on Post Office: Public Appointments, by which selection process...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when she plans to publish the outcome of the Neonatal Leave and Pay consultation, which closed on 29 November 2019.

      Parental Leave: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether her Department offers additional parental leave to its employees who become parents of premature babies.

      Business: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of FTSE 100 companies on diversity.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Overseas Territories: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September to Question 284655 on Cayman Islands: Passenger Ships, what assessment the Government has...

    • Committee of Permanent Representatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which meetings of (a) the Committee of the Permanent Representatives of the Governments of the Member States to the European...

      Bangladesh: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what steps he is taking to promote tourism between the UK and Bangladesh.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his (a) Russian and (b) Syrian counterpart on the humanitarian effect of the bombing...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2020 to Question 5527 on Israel: West Bank, how many of the cases funded through the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of 30 January 2020 of the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Official Report...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2020 to Question 5527 on Israel: West Bank, to what essential infrastructure the UK has...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2020 to Question 5529 on Israel: Palestinians, whetherthe Government plans to replicate...

      Amazonia: Rain Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he plans to make to his Brazilian counterpart on protecting the Amazon rainforest from further deforestation.

      North Macedonia: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to support North Macedonia to undertake a strategic defence review in preparation for NATO membership.

      Kashmir: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the UN on sending UN delegates to Kashmir to assess the humanitarian and political...

      Kashmir: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to organise mediations between the Kashmiri and Indian Governments.

      Kashmir: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential for (a) an escalation of the conflict and (b) nuclear warfare...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has provided financial support to the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands to manage the costs of...

      Children: Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has any plans to update the current guidance on cases of parental child abduction to Japan.

      Iran: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government will initiate discussions at the UN Security Council on the implications for global security of the shooting...

      Egypt: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve diplomatic relations with Egypt.

      Iran: International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to help ensure Iran complies with international law.

      China: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of long-term persecution of the Uyghur Muslims, Falun Gong practitioners...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart to ensure that Uighurs detained in camps in western China will...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2020 to Question 6736 on Iran: Detainees, what steps he is taking to help ensure that...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January to Question 6737, on Iran: Detainees, how many times (a) he and (b) officials in his...

      China: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to UK nationals in Wuhan who are unable to access medication.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Nigeria: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of religiously motivated violence in Nigeria; and if he will make a statement.

      European Union: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on diplomatic relations after the UK leaves the EU.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2020 to Question 5457, how the decision to extend the Integrated Activity Fund budget for...

      Lebanon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) recent government formation in Lebanon and (b) stability of Lebanon following the...

      Embassies: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to the public purse was of diplomatic entertainment activities of British overseas embassies in the 2018-19...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps has he taken to help promote peace between Palestinians and Israel.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the prospects for peace between Palestine and Israel.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of life prisoners licences revoked under Section 9 of the Life Sentences (NI) Order 2001 in each year...

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate he has made of the number of licences revoked under Section 8 of the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998 in each year since1998.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much (a) NHS England and (b) clinical commissioning groups spent in aggregate on (i) primary medical services, (ii) community health...

    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money from the public purse has been allocated to funding research on myalgic encephalomyelitis since 2010.

      General Practitioners: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was for a GP appointment in (a) Rotherham Borough, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Rother Valley in each of the...

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote the health benefits of exclusively breastfeeding babies; and what steps his Department is...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with local health commissioners on the pause in recruitment for gay and bisexual men on the PrEP impact...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the WHO recommendation that member states temporarily suspend HPV...

      Human Papillomavirus: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the level of risk of (a) HPV infection and (b) HPV-caused diseases among boys aged 14-15 compared with boys...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the cost-effectiveness of a HPV vaccination programme for boys too old to be eligible for the...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce a catch-up HPV vaccination programme for males and females up to the age of 26.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, of 28 January 2020, Official Report column...

      Atezolizumab and Nab-paclitaxel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what meetings representatives of (a) NICE and (b) NHS England have had with Roche on atezolizumab with nab-paclitaxel for breast cancer...

      Atezolizumab and Nab-paclitaxel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of atezolizumab with nab-paclitaxel on the NHS for breast cancer patients with PDL1...

      Atezolizumab and Nab-paclitaxel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the publication of the NICE draft guidance on atezolizumab with nab-paclitaxel for certain breast cancer patients on 3...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a further review of the Carers’ Action Plan 2018-2020; and whether that review plans to assess the needs...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to allocate adequate funding to support the effective delivery of the recommendations of the final NHS People Plan.

      Tourette's Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS staff are trained to provide adequate support to people with Tourette’s.

      NHS: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NHS Property Services on under-occupancy of the NHS estate; and what assessment he has made of...

      London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the appointment of the chief executive of London North West University Healthcare NHS trust; and if he will...

      Mount Vernon Hospital: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to sell off NHS land on the Mount Vernon Hospital site; and will he make a statement.

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people died by suicide within two months of attending A&E for a mental health problem in (a) 2018 and (b) 2019.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Tobacco Control Plan 2017-2022 is making adequate progress to reduce adult smoking prevalence to 12 per cent by 2022.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recent statement from the Children’s Commissioner that...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under-18 years olds waited longer than four weeks to access CAMHS services in the last 12 months (a) in each region and...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with local authorities’ social care providers on protecting older and vulnerable people from the...

      Plastic Surgery: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 8164 on Plastic Surgery, which regulator oversees the administering of (a) botox...

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of schools with mental health teams in England.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Care what progress his Department has made in improving access to specialist mental health support for children.

      Eating Disorders: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to increase funding for research into eating disorders.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to increase the number of (a) staff working in mental health services and (b) specialist staff working in...

      Eating Disorders: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to allocate funding for the development of evidence-based eating disorder treatments for adults.

      Dementia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allocate additional funding to support the early diagnosis of dementia.

      General Practitioners: Houghton and Sunderland South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time equivalent clinical staff there were in each GP practice in Houghton and Sunderland South...

      Paramedical Staff: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial assistance is available for people studying to become paramedics.

      East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of (a) the implications for his policies of the time taken by East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation...

      Mount Vernon Hospital Northwood: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is permitted to provide advanced radiotherapy as recommended by NICE for the treatment of lung cancer;...

      Mount Vernon Hospital Northwood and Northwick Park Hospital: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) age and (b) estimated remaining working life is of radiotherapy machinery at (i) Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and (ii)...

      Mount Vernon Hospital Northwood: Doctors and Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) nurses and (b) doctors are employed to provide cancer care at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre; and if he will make a statement.

      Mount Vernon Hospital Northwood: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of full-time equivalent vacancies there are for (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) other clinical professionals...

      Lung Cancer: Clinical Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 28 January 2020 to Questions 7156 and 7157, how the next National Lung Cancer Audit will be published on 11...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis is for Government advice on the longevity of the coronavirus on (a) parcels and (b) other objects.

      Colposcopy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what changes the NHS is making to (a) the management of CIN 2 cervical cell changes and (b) other aspects of colposcopy and programme...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Carers' Action Plan 2018-20; and what plans he has to extend...

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the care for young carers package delivered by GP practices.

      Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 21 October 2019 to Question 757 on Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures: Children; if he will make it his...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) improve the equity of funding and support between primary and secondary care services for training doctors...

      Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 9655 on Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls, in what format information relating to...

      Poultry Meat: Chlorine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2020 to Question 7113 on Food: Chlorine, whether the Food Standards Agency advises that chlorinated...

      Joint Replacements: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was by NHS foundation trust for (a) hip replacement and (b) knee replacement surgery in 2018-19.

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of waiting times for (a) children and (b) adults at University Hospital Coventry &...

      University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase staffing levels at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

      Radioisotopes: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the continued supply of isotope species for medical (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment after...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps his Department has taken to help tackle the (a) humanitarian crisis, (b) effects of aerial bombardment, (c) mass...

    • Developing Countries: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance has been allocated to programmes that support operational anti-narcotic services in...

      Developing Countries: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure the (a) transparency and (b) accountability of Official Development Assistance allocated to...

      Nigeria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives of the Nigerian Government on Official Development...

      Developing Countries: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 9092 on Developing Countries: Climate Change, what assessment his Department has...

      Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will (a) increase the funding allocated to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and (b) support that funding increase by taking steps to...

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what programmes his Department funds in South Sudan.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support countries with weaker health systems following the declaration by the World Health...

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will allocate additional funding to help eradicate leprosy throughout the developing world.

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to support people in developing countries who have disabilities resulting from leprosy.

  • Department for Education

    • Further Education: Sixth Form Colleges: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether sixth form colleges will be eligible for investment proposed by the Government in the further education college estate; and whether those...

    • Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the allowance for free school meals.

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will undertake an equality impact assessment of transferring to higher education providers responsibility for (a) administering and (b) setting...

      Pupils: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the health and wellbeing of pupils with brain injury of the change in the level of funding...

      School Exclusions Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made in implementing the recommendations of the Timpson Review of school exclusion, published May 2019.

      Educational Exchanges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 9128 on Educational Exchanges, if he will publish the publish his proposals for the potential...

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the annual maintenance and refurbishment budget is for schools in England; and what plans his Department has to increase that funding to enable...

      Sex and Relationship Education: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the training being provided for schools to help them implement statutory Relationships and Sex Education will be fully LGBT-inclusive.

      Special Educational Needs: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy that schools for students with high levels of special education needs should employ an onsite nurse.

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of school-owned land has been designated as playing field land in each year since 2010.

      Physical Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many registered PE teachers have been employed in schools in England in each year since 2010.

      Corporal Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his Department's policy to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the use of corporal punishment in the home.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of pupils eligible to receive pupil premium funding in (a) Lewisham Deptford, (b) London...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much and what proportion of Apprenticeship Levy funding was used to fund qualifications at each education level, in each year since 2018.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much and what proportion of Apprenticeship Levy funding has been allocated to non-levy paying employers in each year since 2018.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much and what proportion of funding for apprenticeships was allocated to SMEs in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2020 to Question 1755 how many of the 530,000 three and four year olds who are ineligible for 30 hours free...

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to introduce a capital expansion fund for sixth form providers.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to change the rules on the use of social media by spectators in criminal court proceedings.

    • Terrorism: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are serving custodial sentences for each category of terror offence in each prison; and what the length of sentence is for each person.

      Crimes of Violence: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of convictions are were there for violent offences committed against the person (i) on retail premises and (ii) against...

      Probate: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 6598, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in complaints his Department has...

      Prisons: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve the effectiveness of health and safety reporting systems for prison staff.

      Prison Service: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve support offered to prison staff after involvement in violent or distressing incidents.

      Prison Service: Crimes of Violence and Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) assaults, (b) serious assaults and (c) sexual assaults on prison staff were carried out against (i) prison officers,...

      Shoplifting: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for shop theft have occurred in each year since 2010.

      Employment Tribunals Service: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 10459 on Employment Tribunals Service: Females, how many cases of (a) pregnancy and (b) maternity...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time is for a personal independence payment appeal to be heard under the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal service in...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many band three to five prison officers had (a) less than three years' experience and (b) three or more years’ service at each high-security...

      Prisoners' Release: Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether she has made an assessment of the threat to the public from individuals convicted of terrorism offences and subsequently released in Wycombe;...

      Hague Convention On the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have applied for the return of their child to the UK from another country under the 1980 Hague Convention in each of the last five years.

      Hague Convention On the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are waiting for the return of their child to the UK from another country under the 1980 Hague Convention.

      Probate Service: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken is for the issue of a (a) grant of probate and (b) letter of administration by the Liverpool District Probate Registry; and...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Whisky: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make it her Department's policy to protect the Protected Geographical Indicative Status of Scotch Whisky in future trade...

    • Overseas Trade: Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she had with her counterpart in the Bangladeshi Government on increasing trade between the UK and Bangladesh.

      Coal: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 9090 on Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees, what estimate she has made of the...

      Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make it her policy to oppose tariffs on (a) steel and (b) rolled steel in a potential future trade deal with the US.

      Free Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will hold discussions on free ports with all ports in the UK which express an interest in such developments.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the (a) relative fire risk and (b) consequent need for waking watches in high-rise...

    • Social Rented Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Regulator of Social Housing in ensuring the fire safety of...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many complaints have been (a) made and (b) upheld to the Housing Ombudsman in relation to fire safety since June 2017.

      Planning Permission: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to ensure that planning guidance issued by her Department takes into account the need to...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made on his Department's consultation on accessible housing standards.

      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.

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to respond to the proposals for leasehold reform published by the Law Commission on 9...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies on housing developments of the Campaign to Protect...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the proposed White Paper on planning will include guidance on the benefits of designing (a) higher density...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local planning authorities reject planning applications which do...

      Devolution: England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for the publication of the White Paper on English devolution.

      Supported Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will increase funding to create additional capacity in local authority supported housing facilities for elderly...

      Freehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report entitled Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market: Summary of consultation...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Porton Down: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many experiments were conducted on animals by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory on behalf of his Department in each of the last 10 years.

    • Strategic Defence and Security Review: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2020 to Question 6112, whether his Department is consulting with trade unions representing staff of his Department...

      RAF Scampton: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the results of the Land Quality Assessment for RAF Scampton.

      Defence: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to begin discussions with EU member states on co-operation in relation to defence capabilities development.

      International Military Services: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the International Military Services Ltd payment in respect of the court case in 2001 was accounted for in his Department’s financial...

      International Military Services: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on how much money has been returned in respect of the court case in 2001 to International Military Services Ltd in...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that people who leave the armed forces are prepared for civilian life.

      Veterans: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on advice issued by NHS England to GPs on veterans' needs;...

      Armed Forces: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on ensuring that commonwealth personnel are able to bring family members to the UK.

      Armed Forces: Brecon Beacons National Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on the use of Brecon Beacons national park for military training.

      Ministers: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Ministers have used armed services transport in the last 12 months, by department; and what the cost has been of military flights...

      Ministers: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the protocol for armed services facilities being used for Ministerial transport; and whether he plans to review that protocol.

      Submarine Delivery Agency: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to increase staff levels at the Submarine Delivery Agency.

      RAF Menwith Hill: Qassem Soleimani

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether RAF Menwith Hill had a role in the drone programme that assassinated Qasem Soleimani.

      International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 8399 on Iran: International Military Services, if he will place in the Library a copy of his...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) hardware and (b) software components procured from UK-based companies in the new P-8 Poseidon...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to increase the number of newly-purchased P-8 Poseidon aircraft to 16.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Sonar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which sonobuoys will be integrated into the nine new P-8 aircraft; and whether those sonobuoys will be supplied by a UK-based company.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at which military location the nine new P-8 aircraft will undergo maintenance and repair.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much has been paid in working-age benefits to claimants in (a) Wansbeck constituency and (b) postcode areas (i) NE61, (ii) NE62, (iii)...

    • Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Work and Pensions Select Committee report on Bereaved Support Payments, published on 22 October 2019, what the expected...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether funding is available to existing universal credit claimants to pay for childcare so that they are not required to pay up front and...

      Carers: Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessments he has made of the adequacy of financial support available from the public purse for unpaid carers.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of amending her Department's requirements on the use of audio recording equipment to make...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value is of child maintenance debts her Department (a) has written off and (b) estimates will be written off in (i) Scotland and (ii)...

      Housing Benefit: Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many foster carers are subject to the spare room subsidy in England and Wales.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential incentive for mixed-aged couples to live alone as a result of the changes to pension credit...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to increase the number of people claiming pension credit in the last 12 months; and what progress she has...

      Personal Independence Payment: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the personal independence payment assessment process in (a) identifying the most...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have moved into employment since the roll out-of universal credit in each year for which figures are available.

      Buildings: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to levels of disabled access to Centres...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department takes to ensure that claimants who are found to be eligible for employment support allowance but don't receive...

      Disability Living Allowance: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to exempt people of state pension age in receipt of disability living allowance from further reassessments for...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, under what circumstances a deduction of earnings order under the Child Maintenance Service is no longer appropriate.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will extend the powers that are available to the Child Maintenance Service for the collection of child maintenance.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims from a non-resident parent for a recalculation of child maintenance as a result of a change in the income of that parent were...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2020 to Question 10758 on EnAble Fund for Elected Office, when her Department plans to publish its...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in what circumstances the Independent Serious Case Panel is instigated.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who sits on the Independent Serious Case Panel.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what processes the Independent Serious Case Panel uses when investigating cases.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money from the public purse was spent on water safety measures in Portsmouth South constituency in (a) 2010, (b)...

    • Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect on the import of waste for recycling in the UK of (a) the UK leaving the EU and...

      Livestock: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish proposals on replacing the current scheme for payments to commoners for the number of livestock...

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will review the adequacy of the animal welfare requirements governing the (a) keeping and breeding of ducks and (b)...

      Non-native Species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent evidence her Department has of the effect of invasive non-native species since the publication the 2010...

      Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultations her Department has undertaken on the implementation of the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and...

      Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will amend the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019 to permit the licensing of vet...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support her Department provides to representatives of wildlife organisations to encourage them to take up positions on...

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 15 January 2020, Official Report, column, 1020, what the...

      Food: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the level of food products imported from countries at risk of climate change.

      Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of red squirrels by the end of the current Parliament; and if she...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support farmers to prevent the spread of bovine TB.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of equalising compensation payments to farmers in England for...

      Moorland: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of fire prevention measures for moorland in and around Sheffield.

      Insects: Electromagnetic Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect on insects of electro-magnetic radiation.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will hold discussions with Girlguiding on their research on young people's views on deposit return schemes.

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many deer are shot in England and Wales each year; how many of those deer are shot cleanly the first time; and how many...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the public purse is of each badger cull zone; and what estimate she has made of the economic cost-benefit...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to continue expanding the boundary of the minimum infected area in Cumbria in the event that...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the original planning for the minimum infected area (MIA) in Cumbria did not include barriers to prevent...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of a buffer zone around the minimum infected area in...

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend Schedule 2 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act...

      Fisheries: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to prevent clashes between British and French fishermen in the English Channel.

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on ensuring...

      Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to (a) reduce the grey squirrel population and (b) increase the red squirrel population.

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the arrangements will be for the oversight of the Traditional Speciality Guaranteed status of British regional and...

      Rabbits: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the need for regulations on the welfare of rabbits (a) kept as pets and (b)...

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      What recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on reducing benefit tourism.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department spent on advertising in each month since January 2019; which campaigns were funded by that expenditure; and which media (a)...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Treasury

    • Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the soft drinks industry levy has been spent on since that levy was introduced.

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has been collected from air passenger duty from (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England in each year since its introduction.

      Mental Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure equitable access for people with past or present mental health problems for travel to travel insurance after...

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that people on low incomes have local access to a free-to-use ATM.

      Infrastructure: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for the publication of the National Infrastructure Strategy.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to increase the Lower Earning Limit in line with the primary national insurance contribution threshold.

      Oil: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue accrued to the public purse from the export of crude and refined oil in 2018.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of Air Passenger Duty on regional and international connectivity.

      Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the support offered by the Enterprise Investment Scheme to the independent film industry.

      Cars: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on safeguarding against discrimination in the car insurance market.

      Infrastructure: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to replicate Connecting Europe Facility funding after the transition period.

      Financial Services Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions officials in his Department have had with (a) stakeholders and (b) representatives from the Financial Conduct Authority on the review of...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be subject to the 2019 Loan Charge after the implementation of the recommendations by Sir Amyas...

      Employment: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timescale is for the completion of the review of IR35 tax regulations.

      Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Financial Conduct Authority has made in directing consumers with pre-existing and historical medical conditions to the most appropriate...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the allocation of long-term funding for children’s services.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to increase the small brewers relief threshold from 5000 to 10,000 hectolitres.

      Beer and Public Houses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal plans he has to support the pubs and breweries industry.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Bosworth

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department will take to use the legacy of Euro 2020 to improve grassroots football facilities in...

    • Commonwealth Games 2022

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) verbal and (b) written guidance has been issued to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games delivery...

      Video Games: Children

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage parents to set up technical controls on their children's gaming...

      VJ Day: Anniversaries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.

      Football: Females

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to increase the number of female football coaches.

      Football: Females

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to allocate funding from the public purse to the development of women's football.

      Listed Events

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to categorise the (a) Women's Football European Championship, (b) Women's Football...

      Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy to introduce safe-standing at football stadia in the event that the Sports Ground...

  • Prime Minister

    • Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister, what the timeframe is for the establishment of the Intelligence and Security Committee.

    • National Security

      To ask the Prime Minister, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament’s report on the Russian threat to the UK is published without delay.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the benefits of HS2 to the Crewe-Chester-Holyhead rail route; and when such potential benefits will be realised.

    • Electric Scooters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their planned timetable for the introduction of legislation to regulate the use of electric scooters and other similar vehicles.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the DVLA will not refuse tax renewals for those people in Northern Ireland who have not been able to have MOT...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Camden

      Her Majesty's Government why works in connection with HS2 and Granby Terrace bridge were transferred from the scope of the work being undertaken by Skanska Costain Strabag JV, as the main works...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      Her Majesty's Government whether they expect HS2 to be completed (1) on time, and (2) on budget.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      Her Majesty's Government what they estimate the total final cost of HS2 will be to the Exchequer.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      Her Majesty's Government when HS2 will be completed.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      Her Majesty's Government whether HS2 Limited has revised any existing agreements with contractors.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent on HS2 to date; and how much they estimate the programme would cost to cancel immediately.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to revise the proposed speed of HS2 trains.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Technology

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the technology involved in HS2 will be outdated by 2033.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Hillingdon

      Her Majesty's Government what is the source of their most recent data regarding the flow of groundwater near the HS2 Harvil Road site; and whether this data has been made public.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what data they collect about air pollution at, and near to, airports.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Retail Trade: Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to promote small independent shops.

    • Business: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that the interests of (1) consumers, and (2) competition, inform the Brexit red tape challenge.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Hong Kong: Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports of the arrest of a 15 year old girl outside the British consulate in Hong Kong, what plans they have to publish the legal advice which informed...

    • Egypt: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reply they received from the government of Egypt when the British Ambassador in Cairo raised concerns about the imprisonment of Essam and Gehad el Haddad.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current situation in Yemen, following the briefing by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, to an emergency...

      Saudi Arabia: Hacking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the proposal by Agnes Callamard, the UN Special Rapporteur on Summary Executions and Extrajudicial Killings, and David Kaye, the UN Special...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest policy on the Chagos Islands; and what assessment they have made of the UN General Assembly's resolution 73/295 Advisory opinion of...

      Gaza: Armed Conflict

      Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the number of civilian deaths, and (2) the amount of damage to civilian structures, in Gaza caused by bombing by the Israel Defence...

      Gaza: Floods

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the damage caused to (1) crops, and (2) livestock, in Gaza following the release of water from rainwater collection dams by...

      Khalida Jarrar

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the treatment of Khalida Jarrar during her recent detention by that government.

      West Bank: Schools

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel about reports of a raid on a school in Deir Nizam on 19 January.

      Israel: Bedouin

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the stopping of school buses serving villages in the southern Negev region by that government.

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      Her Majesty's Government, further to their Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong: January to June 2017, published on 14 September 2017, whether their position remains that "the best way to secure the...

      Hong Kong: Embassies

      Her Majesty's Government, following reports of the arrest of a 15 year old girl outside the British consulate in Hong Kong, what steps they have taken to ensure that she was not...

      Burma: Portia Management Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 January (HL306), whether they have asked Portia Management Services to end its business...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many registered nurses there are in England.

    • Better Care Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the expenditure at constant prices of the Better Care Fund for each financial year since its inception; what is the expected expenditure of that Fund in...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in updating their School Food Standards to reduce sugar consumption, as set out in their childhood obesity plan for action, published...

    • Faith Schools: Peterborough

      Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with Peterborough Council prior to that authority's decision to plan to open the first fully religiously selective Government-funded faith...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to consult on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

    • Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to involve civil society in the development of successful integration (1) under the five integration areas outlined in the Integration...

      Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Warwick not to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 28 January (HL402), whether the results of the benefits cap evaluation will be published by...

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many people aged (a) 75–84, (b) 85–94, and (c) 95 and over, will be affected by the removal of the Adult Dependency Increase on 6 April; (2)...

      Agriculture: Industrial Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were (1) killed, or (2) seriously injured, due to accidents in the agriculture sector in each year since 2000.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hill Farming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enhance the prospects of hill farmers after Brexit.

  • Home Office

    • Care Homes: Fire Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of current fire regulations in protecting residents of both public and private care homes, particularly taking...

    • Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to implement the recommendation of the Surveillance Camera Commissioner for England and Wales for there to be government inspections of...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what International English Language Testing System level the Home Office requires overseas students attain in order for them to be granted student visas.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they propose to publish the new immigration rules that will come into effect on 1 January 2021; what arrangements will be made for Parliamentary scrutiny...

      Nationality: British Overseas Territories

      Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with British Overseas Territories about the access to citizenship by children of fathers from such territories who were not married to the...

      Knives: Crime

      Her Majesty's Government what communications have had with (1) the police, and (2) third-sector organisations, about preventative, non-criminal justice approaches to reducing knife crime.

      Migrant Workers: Arts

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the new points-based immigration system will support the creative industries sector; and in particular, how any such new...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Constituencies

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the most recent Parliamentary Boundary Commission Review.

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the effectiveness of authorised corporate directors of open-ended investment funds in providing investor protection.

    • Tourism: VAT

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about the case for reducing VAT applicable to the UK tourism industry.

      Financial Services: Greater London

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ensure that London is the top global financial centre after the UK has left the EU.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the "gamblification" of sport, and (2) the number of gambling companies which sponsor football clubs.

    • Digital Technology: Sales

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require technology companies selling consumer devices to state at the point of sale how long they will continue to provide software updates which...

      Theatres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to regional theatres in England.

      Football: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to women’s football.

      Football

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to non-league football

      Football: Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of staff employed by Premiership or Championship football clubs that are paid less than the living wage.

      Disinformation: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to establish the difference between free speech and false information online.

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