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Written answers

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the renationalisation of Northern Rail.

    • Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in what circumstances the power to recall vehicles proposed in the Environment Bill would be used.

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which criteria his Department uses to assess the socio-economic effect of public procurement of rolling stock.

      Network Rail: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 8313, for what reason he did not include Network Rail debt within the scope of the Government...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the ability of Network Rail to secure the supply of sleepers in control periods (a) 6 and (b) 7.

      Motorways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he make an assessment of the potential merits on introducing (a) training and (b) public service advertisements for motorists on the safe use of...

      Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reduce the drink driving limit.

      Driving under Influence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to devolve the powers to vary penalties for the offence of drink driving to the Scottish Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional highway funding Kent county council is able to access to tackle increased pressure on the county road network as a result of its...

      Trains: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to transition the self-powered train fleet from diesel to hydrogen.

      Rolling Stock: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether rolling stock procurement regulations support UK manufacturers.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric cars were purchased in each NUTS region in 2019.

      South Western Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential implications for his policies on the South Western Railway franchise of Transport Focus's National Rail...

      South Western Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to take South Western Railway into public ownership.

      South Western Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Transport Focus's National Rail Passenger Survey, published in February 2020, what assessment he has made of the value for money of...

      South Western Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Transport Focus's National Rail Passenger Survey, published in February 2020, what assessment he has made of the environmental...

      South Western Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve services on South Western Railway.

      Railways: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what identification veterans will need to provide to receive the veterans railcard.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on increasing the roll-out of rapid charging points for electric vehicles in Wales.

      Gatwick Express Railway Line: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on people with disabilities of reducing the price of off-peak Gatwick Express tickets between Brighton and...

      A47

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the planned dates for start of (a) construction and (b) completion were for each of the six A47 improvement schemes under the Roads Investment...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Committee for Climate Change's report entitled, Net Zero Technical Report, published May 2019,...

    • Equal Pay: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to tackle the LGBT+ pay gap.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support hydrogen development as a sustainable energy resource in order to meet...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government will take steps to meet the terms of the UN General Assembly resolution on the future of the Chagos Islands.

    • Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2020 to Question 1712, on Bahrain: Human Rights, what assessment he has made of the...

      Gambia: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking with the Gambian Government to tackle child abuse by Western tourists.

      Bangladesh: Tourists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office, how many UK nationals travelled to Bangladesh in (a) 2010 and (b) 2019 for the purpose of tourism.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure compliance with the UN Security Council resolutions on the violence affecting civilians in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Palestinian Authority on accepting the peace plan recently proposed by Israel.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps he has taken to de-escalate the security situation in north-west Syria.

      Lebanon: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK plans to provide additional assistance to Lebanon to tackle its financial crisis.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential for opening negotiations with Iran on a revised nuclear deal.

      South Sudan and Sudan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of security of Christians in (a) Sudan and (b) South Sudan.

      Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has plans to share offices overseas with other Commonwealth countries.

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic support his Department provides to the Nigerian Government to help tackle the persecution of Christians in that...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to end (a) the aerial bombardment of and (b) other military hostilities towards civilians in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the Palestinian state proposed in the US Administration’s Peace to Prosperity plan...

      Colombia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to monitor the effect of Government funding for Colombia on human rights and the peace process in that...

      Colombia: Overseas Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage UK company compliance with UN guiding principles on business and human rights in Columbia.

      Tristan Da Cunha: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to help ensure that Tristan da Cunha’s fishing industry is adequately protected from...

      India: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made for the implications of his policies of India’s recent Citizenship Amendment Act; and what...

      India: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has had discussions with representatives of the Indian Government on recent shootings related to the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Capital Investment: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2020 to Question 5511, when he plans to publish the membership of the UK Government-Northern Ireland...

    • Stormont House Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the Government's policy is on the legacy aspects of the Stormont House Agreement.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Prescriptions: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to amend the NHS prescription form to include a box to indicate whether a free prescription can be claimed...

    • NHS 111: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many complaints he has received on the NHS 111 service in each of the last five years.

      NHS 111: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS has paid out in claims for clinical negligence by NHS 111 operators or call centres in each of the last five years.

      NHS 111: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to review the adequacy of the minimum training requirements for NHS 111 operators.

      Tourette's Syndrome: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of issuing NICE guidance on the diagnosis of Tourette’s in children on the...

      Pharmacy: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving pharmacists access to patient records to reduce the demand for GP appointments.

      Lung Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the forthcoming roll-out of proactive lung screenings by NHS England in the Mansfield and Ashfield...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will launch an inquiry into deaths relating to vaping.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK citizens repatriated from Wuhan in China as a result of the coronavirus...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to help ensure equity in the performance of clinical commissioning groups on the (a) timeliness and (b)...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of NHS clinical negligence liability over the last 10 years.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps NHS Resolve has taken since 2017 to tackle the increase in clinical negligence liability.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to tackle the predicted financial deficits in (a) clinical commissioning groups and (b) acute trusts in north-west...

      Mount Vernon Hospital: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost of making safe asbestos on the Mount Vernon Hospital site; and if he will make a statement.

      Mount Vernon Hospital: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the estimated cost to the public purse is of (a) replacing and (b) relocating the Linear Accelerators on the Mount Vernon site to...

      Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS England on a potential merger of the Hillingdon Hospitals Trusts and North West Hospitals trusts;...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effect of funding inequalities between areas on (a) NHS Newham clinical commissioning group, (b)...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Health and Social Care, how many people detained at an immigration detention centre were assessed for a mental illness in 2019.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what was the average waiting time was for people under the age of 18 to access CAMHS in (a) north, (b) east , (c) west , (d) south and...

      Eating Disorders: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to ensure that public health campaigns (a) take into account the welfare of people affected by eating...

      Eating Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) increase the training provided to and (b) improve the understanding of dealing with cases...

      Plastic Surgery

      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, whether the surgical procedures referred to in that Answer...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of treatment meeting the Access and Waiting Time Standard for Children and...

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase the provision of eating disorder services in the North East.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has (a) taken and (b) plans to take to ensure that abortion clinics (i) report cases of suspected sexual abuse and...

      Misoprostol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department’s guidance allowing misoprostol to be taken at home, what steps he has (a) taken and (b) plans to...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the final NHS People Plan.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) reduce waiting times for carer's assessments and (b) improve the tailoring of support for carers after an...

      Carers: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve support for the health and wellbeing of (a) young and (b) other carers.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the cost of medical treatment provided by the NHS to foreign nationals was repaid by those nationals in each of the...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients presenting at A&E with a mental health emergency are treated with equal...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the Rapid Resolution and Redress Scheme to the number of cases of new birth injuries and deaths.

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many premature babies required neonatal care lasting two weeks or longer in (a) 2019, (b) 2018, (c) 2017, (d) 2016 and (e) 2015.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people aged 18 years and under attended A&E for (a) deliberate self-harm and (b) psychiatric conditions in England in each...

      Preventive Medicine

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

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has undertaken of the effect of air pollution on health in the UK.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timescale is for publishing the public health grant allocations for 2020-21.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a cancer strategy for the future of cancer services in North West London; and if he will make a statement.

      Mount Vernon Hospital Northwood: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he made of the effectiveness of (a) digital and (b) paper care records at Mount Vernon Hospital; and if he will make a...

      Hospitals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals were rated (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) requires improvement and (d) inadequate after the first cycle of CQC...

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2020 to Question 6150 on autism: diagnosis, how his Department monitors the autism diagnosis process...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS posts in children and young people’s mental health service there were in each year and at each grade since 2014.

      Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to review the process by which patients are given a no evidence of active disease verdict.

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to help tackle the humanitarian crisis in Idlib, Northern  Syria.

    • Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department takes to ensure, through the allocation of official development assistance, that children studying in...

      Developing Countries: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate he has made of the numbers of sanitary pads donated through UK aid programmes; and to what countries those donations...

      UN Convention on Biological Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if the Government will take steps to negotiate a deal at CoP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity which (a) recognises the...

      Gaza: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the UN's warning that Gaza may be unlivable by 2020, what steps he is taking to tackle the humanitarian situation in...

      Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions he has had with his counterparts throughout the world on ensuring that universal health coverage is a central focus...

      Developing Countries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to end preventable child deaths by 2030.

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding has been allocated for the control and research of leprosy (a) since 2012 and (b) for the next five years.

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will hold discussions with (a) the UK's Leprologist and (b) leprosy NGO's to create a UK strategy for tackling global leprosy.

      Developing Countries: Leprosy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if he will allocate funding to support research to find a specific and sensitive rapid diagnostic test for leprosy.

  • Department for Education

    • Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) access to and (b) funding for creative subjects.

    • Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a yearly standardised mental health questionnaire for all secondary school...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is taking steps under the universal declaration of human rights to uphold the rights of children in schools that use extended isolation in...

      Homicide: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of homicides of people aged 16-24 have been followed by (a) a serious case review, (b) a child safeguarding practice...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of (a) trends in the level of demand for children’s services and (b) the adequacy of funding allocated to...

      Schools: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to respond to the Call for Evidence on Building Bulletin 100: Design for Fire Safety in Schools, (BB100), that closed on 31...

      Work Experience: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what safeguarding guidance his Department has issued to schools in relation to students using LinkedIn profiles to look for work experience.

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to schools on the use of Google Classroom; and what alternatives to that platform are available to schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Acquittals: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reimbursing legal costs for defendants acquitted during legal trials.

    • Probation: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what criteria he plans to use to assess bids for Innovation Partner contracts under the new planned probation model.

      Probation: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to publish signed Innovation Partner contracts under the new planned probation model.

      Probation: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of services commissioned under the dynamic framework of the new planned probation model which will be...

      Probation: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department will have the power without breaching contracts to remove poorly performing innovation partners under the new planned probation model.

      Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital Margate: Coroners

      To the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of coroner's inquests into baby deaths at the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate.

      Prisoners: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what processes are in place for the monitoring of people serving sentences for offences under the (a) Terrorism Act 2000 and (b) Terrorism Act 2006.

      Probation: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many expressions of interest he has received to operate innovation partner contracts under the new planned probation model.

      Offences against Children: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there have been for child sexual abuse committed in the (a) 1970s and (b) 1980s since the police service began the national...

      Offences against Children: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to ensure that victims of child sexual exploitation are not refused compensation as a result of criminal convictions obtained...

      Rape: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what engagement there has been with victims of sexual violence as part of the cross-Government end-to-end review of the criminal justice system handling...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the titles of the reviews that her Department is undertaking.

    • Overseas Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential effect of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak on UK trade.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with her Canadian counterpart on gender-based impact assessments of free trade agreements.

      Trade Agreements: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure public scrutiny of future free trade agreements.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of undertaking gender-based impact assessments (a) prior to and (b) after the...

      Trade Agreements: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the publication of negotiation objectives for trade deals with China.

      Trade Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade missions are planned by his Department in the next six months; and how businesses are identified for participation in those...

      Trade Promotion: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to promote British food and drink exports in foreign markets.

      UK Export Finance: Debts Written Off

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what value of sovereign debt has been written off by UK Export Finance or its predecessors in relation to (a) Iran, (b) Iraq and (c) Jordan...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2020 to Question 5443 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, whether the Building...

    • Vagrancy Act 1824

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timetable is for conclusion of the review of the Vagrancy Act 1824.

      Councillors: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made in implementing recommendations 20 and 21 of the Committee on Standards in Public Life...

      Parish Councils: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many town and parish council clerks have (a) resigned, (b) taken long-term sick leave and (c) been placed on...

      Parish Councils: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what sanctions are (a) available and (b) proposed for use against town and parish (i) councils that implement...

      Parish Councils: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of spending by town and parish councils that was found to be ultra vires was recovered in...

      Parish Councils: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the reporting requirements under the system of...

      Homelessness: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding allocated to Enfield Council's homelessness services provision.

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to extend the Troubled Families programme beyond 2021.

      Night Shelters: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of enabling more homeless shelters to accommodate dogs overnight...

      Public Lavatories: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals in respect of the non-domestic rating of public lavatories.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on leaseholders who have been forced to declare bankruptcy because of inability...

      Homelessness: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the level of compliance of local authorities with the (a) affordability and (b)...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of remedial fire safety works other than the replacement of ACM cladding on...

      Clubs: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the proposed reduction in business rates for pubs will include clubs in local communities.

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 05 February 2020, to Question 5442, on Buildings: Fire Prevention, whether the Expert Panel...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the condition of mess accommodation; and if he will make a statement.

    • Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much Government funding was received by Right Management Limited for work carried out as part of the Career Transition Partnership programme for...

      Military Aircraft: Low Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much compensation his Department has paid to Welsh farmers for cattle abortions as a result of low flying aircraft activity in each of the last five...

      International Military Services (Saudi Arabia)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons IMS (Saudi Arabia) Limited, which existed from 31 August 1977 to 1 October 2002, was not dissolved at the time it ceased trading in...

      International Military Services (Saudi Arabia)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the primary (a) activities and (b) contracts were of IMS (Saudi Arabia) Limited, which existed from 31 August 1977 to 1 October 2002, and which...

      International Military Services: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of the receivables in his Department's accounts for money owed to his Department by IMS Ltd in relation to monies paid into court (a)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pensions: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which nations the UK has reciprocal pensions agreements with; when those agreements were signed; and if she will make a statement.

    • Pensions: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions her Department has had with the Ministry of Defence on the effect on veterans of the freeze on pensions for UK citizens...

      Pensions: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when (a) she and (b) her officials last discussed reciprocal pensions agreements with their counterparts in (i) individual EU member states,...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to review the effect of the three month relevant period limitation on universal credit claimants with long-term...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of expenditure on welfare benefits payments was classified as overpaid in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Security Benefits: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of removing entitlement to benefits from people convicted of terrorism offences.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken to ensure that universal credit claimants paying rent weekly do not face a one-week shortfall in their UC...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of personal independence payment who were assessed at home have had successful mandatory reconsideration claims in (a)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to improve the benefits claim process by (a) sharing assessment data between benefits and (b) making the...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment, whether her Department plans to make exempt people with long-term health problems from assessments to include people assessed...

      Unemployment: Ethnic Groups

      To the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to tackle levels of unemployment among the BAME community.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her oral contribution of 7 October 2019, Official Report, column 1496, what recent assessment she has made of the level of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Animal and Plant Health Agency assurance checks are conducted in each badger cull zone to determine the numbers of...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many puppies were seized at the ports of a) Dover and b) Folkestone and placed in quarantine under the Puppy Pilot...

      Agricultural Machinery: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support the Government plans to provide for farmers to de-carbonise agricultural vehicles.

      Animal Products: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect a mutual recognition agreement with the US on animal welfare...

      Game: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish her Department's response to the Wild Justice Challenge on the effect of rearing gamebirds on Sites of...

  • Home Office

    • Police: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what performance targets her Department sets for the police.

    • Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people applied for asylum from detention in 2019.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on her Departments review of the restrictions that prevent asylum seekers from working.

      Domestic Abuse: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to increase conviction rates for coercive control.

      Visas: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people in the UK on a six month domestic work visa and who entered the National Referral Mechanism received a reasonable...

      Undocumented Migrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been prosecuted under section 21 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 since July 2016.

      Hate Crime: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of hate crime at places of worship were recorded in each year since 2010.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Answer of 22 May 2019 to Question 254747 on Asylum: Religion, when she plans to update the house on the progress of the review...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on implementing the 2015 counter-extremism strategy; and if she will make a statement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her oral contribution of 9 January 2020, Official Report, column 588, whether she has received a response to her letter of...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people detained at immigration detention centres disclosed that they were victims of torture in 2019.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people detained at an immigration detention centre attempted suicide in 2019.

      Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the criteria are for people subject to terrorism prevention and investigation measure to be charged for offences.

      Police: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding her Department has allocated to police forces in England and Wales in relation to the Prevent strategy in each of the last...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of EU citizens over the age of 65 living in the UK that have not applied for settled status.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 January 2020 to Question 3789 on Immigration: EU Nationals, how many people that applied for settled status...

      Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of a single location in Wales for scanning settled status application documents on...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on circulating information on the EU Settled Status Scheme to EU citizens and communities in rural and...

      Offenders: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department’s news story entitled Tougher sentencing and monitoring in government overhaul of terrorism response,...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's definition is of a complex immigration case; and what the criteria are for designating a case as complex.

      Parents: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of children whose parents have no recourse to public funds that live in (a)...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department holds figures on the number of looked-after children who are (a) eligible for settled status and (b) have applied...

      Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures were issued in each of the last 12 months.

      Anti-terrorism Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department’s policy to reinstate Control Orders.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) applications and (b) different individual applicants there have been to the EU...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to increase resources for (a) Action Fraud and (b) the police for the (i) investigation and (ii) prosecution of fraud.

  • Attorney General

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how the additional £85 million for the Crown Prosecution Service will be spent; and if he will take steps to make an assessment of the effect of that additional...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that the introduction of voter identification cards does not affect an individual's civil rights.

    • Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the process is for an independent Scotland to (a) secede from the UK and (b) accede to the EU; and if he will make a statement.

      Offshore Funds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the use of offshore accounts by government decision makers; and whether additional risk controls or...

      Government Departments: Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contracts Interserve holds with central government departments; and (a) with which departments and (b) for what duration those contracts are held.

      Government Departments: Interserve

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Interserve contracts held with central government departments recognise a trade union for staff.

  • Treasury

    • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on compensation for people who lost money due to the closure of Equitable Life.

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure taxpayers are adequately informed of the implications of Disclosure of tax avoidance schemes (DOTAS) registration; and if...

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what figures are available from HMRC's (a) Real Time Information data or (b) other data sources on the average wage at which previously unemployed people...

      Payroll Deduction Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to stop the promotion of payroll loan schemes.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Independent Loan Charge Review, published in December 2019, how many people will be required to pay the 2019 Loan Charge in the event...

      Air Passenger Duty: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Air Passenger Duty on route development at airports in Northern Ireland.

      Border Delivery Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what changes there will be to meetings of the Border Delivery Group between February 2020 and 31 December 2020.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support UK drinks manufacturers following the removal of post duty point dilution.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure access to cash is maintained in (a) Brighton and Hove and (b) England.

      Gatwick Express Railway Line

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on reducing the price of off-peak Gatwick Express tickets between Brighton and London...

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the schedule is of payments to the EU under terms of the Withdrawal Agreement.

      *No heading*

      What fiscal steps he is taking to help give people the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to ensure equity of funding to help deliver productivity growth throughout the north of England.

      *No heading*

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the adequacy of funding for sixth form students.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to ensure that the level of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme levy is (a) equitable and (b) proportionate.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • National Citizen Service Trust: Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the pay differential is between the highest and lowest paid employees of the National Citizen Service Trust.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the roll-out of gigabit-capable broadband by 2025; and...

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what comparative assessment he has made of average broadband download speeds in the UK against those in (a) EU...

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the (a) funding, (b) timescales and (c) other details of the delivery programme for...

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many households in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England are connected to full fibre broadband.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Department plans to respond to the consultation entitled, Online Harms White Paper, published in April 2019.

      UK Safer Internet Centre: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of directly funding the UK Safer Internet Centre.

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 22 October 2019 to Question 311, what progress her Department has made on the...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2019 to Question 676, on Third Sector, what progress his Department has...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2019 to Question 672, on Third Sector, when his Department plans to...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2019 to Question 670, on Third Sector, what recent progress his...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2019 to Question 665, on Third Sector, what further progress his...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2019 to Question 663, on Third Sector, what recent progress his...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2019 to Question 662 on Third Sector, whether the first round of Local...

      Youth Centres: Closures

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate her Department has made of the number of youth centres that have closed in (a) Lewisham Deptford, (b)...

      Loneliness: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle loneliness in the West Midlands.

      Cinemas: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of facilities in cinemas for deaf children and young people that...

      Housing: Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2020 to Question 10373 on Housing: Broadband, what steps he is taking to...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Employment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in protecting the rights of people with mental health...

    • UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: Elections

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans the Government has to put forward a candidate for the elections to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in 2020.

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 7222 Offshore Industry: Discrimination, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary...

      Equal Pay: LGBT People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to tackle the LGBT+ pay gap.

      EnAble Fund for Elected Office: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how much funding the Government Equalities Office has (a) allocated to and (b) spent on the EnAble Fund since the launch of that fund.

      EnAble Fund for Elected Office: Applications

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many applications to the EnAble fund have been (a) received and (b) approved from applicants in (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales, (iii) Northern Ireland...

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage the take up of electric cars.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure cross-border rail routes benefit from the Government's investment in HS2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Crewe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate that HS2 will reach and serve Crewe.

      Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the length of trains used for cross country routes; and if so, when they expect such trains to be introduced.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many electric vehicle charging points have been installed at car parks operated by Network Rail; where those charging points have been installed; and what is...

      Aircraft: Electric Motors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the development of hybrid electric aircraft in the UK.

      Railway Stations: Swansea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on plans to develop a West Wales Parkway rail station near Swansea.

      Motorways: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been killed on smart motorways to date.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Leah Sharibu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the abduction of Leah Sharibu, what assessment they have made of reports of her enslavement, forced conversion and pregnancy; what actions they have...

    • Saudi Arabia: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether during his meeting with the Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia on 20 January 2020, the Foreign Secretary raised (1) the alleged involvement of the...

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 January (HL347), when political prisoner Hassan Mushaima was last taken for an...

      Abduljalil Abdulla al-Singace

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 January (HL348) and following the joint statement by Human Rights Watch and the Bahrain...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in assessing the welfare of political prisoners in Bahrain, they take into consideration the findings of independent experts, in particular (1) the...

      Hajer Mansoor Hassan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 January (HL345), in forming their assessment of the case of Hajer Mansoor, what consideration...

      Israel: Palestinians

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of drug experimentation being conducted on Palestinian prisoners and schoolchildren in Palestine.

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK students intending to travel in the EU in 2021 will be able to remain in the Schengen area for more than 90 days in any 180 day period.

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK citizens travelling by (1) mobile home, (2) yacht, (3) barge, or (4) bicycle, will be able to remain in the Schengen area for more than 90 days in any...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK citizens who own a second home in the EU will be limited to spending only 90 days in any 180 day period in the Schengen area after December 2020.

      Jerusalem: Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the competing claims to the territory of East Jerusalem and the prospects for a likely resolution to such claims.

      Bangladesh: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Bangladesh and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to ensure the safety of...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are planning to take in relation to the ruling of the International Court of Justice Application of the Convention on the Prevention...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Doctors: Stress

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Resilience burnout and coping mechanisms in UK doctors: a cross-sectional study, published in the British Medical Journal on 27...

    • Better Care Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned any independent evaluation of the effectiveness of the Better Care Fund in (1) improving the discharge of patients from acute...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have made of the proportion of patients in acute hospital wards in England that are there inappropriately because of the absence of adult...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average daily cost of a bed in (1) an acute hospital ward; (2) a nursing home; and (3) a residential care home, in England in the latest financial year...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what statistics they have about the prevalence of e-cigarette use, particularly among young people; what evidence they are collecting to determine...

      Urinary Tract Infections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed Commissioning for Quality and Innovation for urinary tract infections will include any specific references to catheter-associated urinary...

      Embryos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 22 November 2016 (HL3075), how many human embryos were deliberately destroyed in each of the last 12...

      Health Professions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) registered nurses, (2) registered nursing associates, and (3) registered midwives, are on the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register (a) in total, and...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 24 October 2017 (HL1882), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority now holds...

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 30 January (HL734), why those arriving in the UK on commercial flights from Wuhan after the...

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the performance standard for the uptake of nearly all routine pre-school vaccinations is met.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of anti-vaccination messages on the uptake of all routine pre-school vaccinations.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve consistency by healthcare professionals in reminding parents to vaccinate their children.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to make it easier for parents to access vaccination services for their children.

  • Department for Education

    • Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the value of (a) history, (b) politics, and (c) modern languages qualifications in the workforce of the future; and (2) the...

    • Languages: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enhance the teaching of foreign languages in England.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that British students can continue to participate in the Erasmus Plus programme.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what involvement UK Ministers and officials have had in the development of the proposed Erasmus Regulation for 2021–27.

      College Financial Monitoring Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the review by Dame Mary Ney into college financial monitoring, commissioned in August 2019.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Terrorism: Prisoners' Release

      Her Majesty's Government (1) how many convicted terrorists have been released from prisons in (a) Great Britain, and (b) Northern Ireland, since 2001; and (2) how many such convicted terrorists...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK’s ability to introduce online harms legislation if safe harbour provisions form part of any future free trade...

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Prime Minister's trade envoy programme in respect of its role in promoting the UK's trade and investment opportunities.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific steps they are taking to ensure that students living in blocks with aluminium composite material cladding which does not comply with safety...

    • Invalid Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of planning legislation to allow for the assessment of (1) the potential increase of mobility scooter use, and (2)...

      Care Homes: Fire Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for a statutory maximum height for care homes to enable reasonable escape provisions in the event of fires, particularly...

  • Home Office

    • Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not included the identity of the designated authority in the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill; who the proposed designated authority is for the...

    • Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the designated authority in their proposed changes to extradition in the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill; and whether any such...

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review their decision to designate the National Crime Agency as a designated authority for extradition purposes in the explanatory...

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Scottish Government about the Government's proposed changes to extradition law, and in particular any changes to the role...

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many requests for arrests were made from police in England and Wales to judges in (1) Scotland, and (2) the rest of the United Kingdom, in (a) 2016–17;...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the findings of the report by NHS Health Scotland Evaluating the impacts of minimum unit pricing for alcohol on the alcoholic drinks industry in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Elections: Disinformation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of misinformation and disinformation on the last General Election; and what plans they have to mitigate any risks to...

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to negotiate terms to provide for (1) the mutual recognition of driving licences, (2) participation in the European Health Insurance Card, and...

      Honours

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 20 January (HL106), how many people received a CBE or higher honour in the New Year Honours List 2020 in each of (1)...

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they have undertaken with (1) central clearing parties, (2) asset managers, (3) investment banks, and (4) insurance firms, about regulations for...

    • Brexit: Coinage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total cost of the destruction of the coins minted to commemorate the UK's withdrawal from the EU which stated the incorrect exit day.

      Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that International Monetary Fund data shows that the UK is placed 27th out of 28 EU countries for investment as a...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Rugby: Disadvantaged

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of The Rugby League Dividend report, published by the Rugby Football League on 22 August 2019, on the economic and social impact of...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Hate Crime: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they collect on incidences of misogynistic hate speech against women in public life; what assessment they have made of whether misogynistic hate...

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