Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Written answers

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps have been taken in relation to Heathrow’s planned alternation policy since the 2019 consultation.

    • Gatwick Express Railway Line: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it a condition of the Govia Thameslink Railway franchise that it reduce the price of its off-peak Gatwick Express tickets between...

      Rail Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Williams Review will include consideration of ways in which manufacturing can support the UK economy.

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 7222 on Offshore Industry: Discrimination, when his Department's review of regulations on the...

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's Maritime 2050 strategy, whether the social framework for the UK maritime workforce proposed in that strategy will...

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities on employer discrimination against seafarers on grounds of protected...

      Shipping: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011 for seafarers from European Economic...

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage new road developments to take adequate account of (a) cyclists and (b) pedestrians.

      Veterans: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Veterans' Railcard will include the dependants of veterans.

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the average (a) amount and (b) proportion of the original cost estimate of overspend on major infrastructure projects.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the cost of installing audio-visual equipment on (a) mid- and (b) late-life buses.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding was allocated to installing audio-visual equipment on buses in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Northern Ireland in the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Office: Public Appointments

      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, who occupied the role of...

    • Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2020 to Question 6034 on Post Office, if she will hold discussions with...

      Euratom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether remaining in Euratom will be a Government objective in negotiations with the EU.

      Sirius Minerals: Shares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will commission an inquiry into the events around the recent collapse in the share price of Sirius Minerals PLC.

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2020 to Question 6034 on the Post Office, if she will meet with representatives of...

      Business: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she will take to improve LGBT+ workers representation on the boards of FTSE 100 companies.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on raising the small brewers relief threshold.

      Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals to restrict the sale of fireworks.

      Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of devolving powers on the regulation of the sale of fireworks to...

      IKEA: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if her Department will take steps to support employees affected by the closure of IKEA's store in Coventry.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on encouraging the Palestinians to return to the negotiating...

    • Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2020 to Question 1369 on Hong Kong: Human Rights, what the timeline is for the publication...

      Greek Islands: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to assist international partners in improving the (a) living conditions and (b) processing...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it remains the policy of the UK Government to support a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that would lead to...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the US Administration’s Peace to Prosperity plan in supporting a...

      Commonwealth: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote LGBT rights in (a) Commonwealth nations in which homosexuality is a criminal...

      Exports: Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he will take to ensure that the Falkland Islands continues to have tariff free exports to the EU after the...

      Cayman Islands: Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he will take to ensure that the financial services sector in the Cayman Islands is not adversely affected by the UK...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment has his Department has made of recent trends in the level of irregular migration into Turks and Caicos from Haiti.

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on the (a) prosecution of (i) Amnesty International Turkey's Tan...

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from Police Scotland for him to hold discussions with his counterpart in the US...

      Jiang Rong and Wang Yi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on the arrests and detentions of (a) Pastor Wang Yi and (b) Mrs...

      Burma: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the government in Myanmar on the authorities treatment of (a) Kachin Christians and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP patients in (a) Preston, (b) the North West and (c) England failed to secure a same-day appointment with their GP practice in...

    • Levomepromazine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the supply of Levomepromazine.

      Nurses: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to recruit more nurses in the West Midlands.

      Paramedical Staff: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include student paramedics on the NHS scheme for claiming student placement expenses.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help prevent further shortages of HRT products.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Offshore Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department’s (a) anti-fraud and (b) anti-money laundering procedures review will investigate (i) payments by his...

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the pneumococcal vaccine is available to all people who are eligible.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the news story entitled, Early cancer detection and survival to be prioritised by NHS, published by his Department in...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February to Question 9687, what assessment he has made of the (a) correlation between the level of (i)...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many A&E attendances there were for people aged over 18 for eating disorders in (a) 2015, (b) 2016, (c) 2017, (d) 2018 and (e) 2019.

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of fast-tracking access to mental health services for veterans.

  • Wales Office

    • Renewable Energy: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the renewable energy sector in Wales.

    • Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of universal credit on the cost of living of low-income families in (a) Newport West and (b) Wales.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Smart Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the effect on the development of children of the increasing use of smart...

    • Schools: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the (a) environmental, (b) economic and (c) educational merits of installing solar panels on schools.

      Basic Skills: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase numeracy and literacy rates of primary school students from lower income households in the UK.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Child Arrangements Orders: Grandparents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on improving child access rights for grandparents.

    • Terrorism: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of previous terrorism-related offences committed by people before being given an immediate custodial sentence for that offence...

      Terrorism: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of terrorism-related previous offences was for people convicted of a terrorism-related offence and not given an immediate...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Prime Minister's speech in Greenwich on 3 February 2020, what steps the Government is taking to calculate the UK's...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Disability and Older People

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

    • Private Rented Housing: Tenants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to protect tenants from (a) landlords and (b) letting agents that are exploiting...

      Affordable Housing: Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) efficiency of affordable housing schemes in Wycombe; and...

      Community Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of regulations used by local authorities in relation to changing the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which types of non-ACM cladding systems have failed the combustibility test.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it remains his policy that the cost of removing unsafe cladding on buildings should be borne by the freehold...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2020 to Question 8382 on Buildings: Fire Prevention, what assessment his...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 8384 on Buildings: Fire Prevention, whether the Independent...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2020 to Question 8382 on Buildings: Fire Prevention, how many high-rise private...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 9039 on Buildings: Insulation, whether (a) he and (b) his...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2020 to Question 8382 on Buildings: Fire Prevention, for what reasons it took the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January 2020 to Question 8382 on Buildings: Fire Prevention, whether an additional fund...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to protect green spaces from development.

      Leasehold

      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...

      Landlords: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many landlords in England are registered on the Government's rogue landlord database; and what his estimate is of...

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many houses in multiple occupation are licensed by local authorities; and what estimate he has made of the number...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps need to be taken before the new P-8 Poseidon aircraft reach full operational capability.

    • Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Antisubmarine Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the procurement of nine P-8 Poseidon aircraft on UK anti-submarine warfare capability; and if he...

      Boeing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what commitment Boeing has given to maxmise UK workshare on future projects.

      International Military Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what due diligence his Department undertook on IMS Ltd’s financial activities and (a) anti-bribery policies, (b) risk management, (c) money...

      Veterans: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timescale is for Phase 2 of the Veterans ID card.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what savings have accrued to the public purse as a result of the removal of the spare room subsidy; and what estimate his Department has made...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to introduce a mechanism into universal credit to allow claimants to move their review date, in order to avoid...

      Disability Living Allowance: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people over state retirement age receiving disability living allowance have had their lifetime awards reassessed in each of the last...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many parents owe more than £1000 in Child Maintenance Service arrears.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-resident parents with child maintenance arrears of more than £1,000 the Child Maintenance Service has been unable to enforce...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Wood-burning Stoves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of wood burning stoves on air quality.

    • UN Convention on Biological Diversity: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who will represent the Government at CoP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity in Kunming, China, in the summer.

      Birds: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the timely issuance of new general licences for the control of pest birds in...

      Animal Welfare: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what responsibilities local authorities have to ensure high standards of animal welfare in their area.

  • Home Office

    • Fracking: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a levy on shale gas companies to fund the cost of policing at shale gas...

    • Airguns: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of 1 April 2019 of the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Official Report, column 786, what...

      Crime: Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of 10-19 year olds were victims of air weapons offences in each year since 2010.

      Firearms: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of under-18 year olds admitted to hospital for injuries caused by firearms were injured by firearms other than...

      Firearms: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress she has made on a public consultation on firearms safety.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department,when she plans to respond to the consultation entitled, Statutory guidance to police on firearms licensing, which closed in September 2019.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the consultation entitled, Policing and Crime Act: proposals to implement legislation to define antique...

      Crime: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to tackle county lines drugs dealing.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration cases have taken longer than (a) six months and (b) one year to be resolved in each of the last five years.

      Crime: Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of young people under the age of 18 charged with air weapons offences.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department will announce more details on the drugs summit taking place in Glasgow on 27 February 2020.

      Protest: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Public Order Act 1986 in relation to social-media-driven protest with limited...

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the findings of the inquest into the death of Marc Cole, what assessment her Department has made of the safety of the use...

      Cannabis: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many schedule 1 (a) domestic and (b) import licences cannabis and cannabis-based products were granted in 2019.

      Immigration: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) the Premier League, (b) the English Football League and (c) other national sports...

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take in response to her Department’s call for evidence on abuse and violence towards shopworkers.

      Naturalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timeframe is for the decision on the application by a senior NHS Consultant with Case ID Number 24910589 for naturalisation as a...

      Proscribed organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on the proscription of (a) System Resistance Network, (b) Sonnenkrieg Division, (c) Atomwaffen Division and (d)...

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to monitor UK citizens in prison in northern Syria who are believed to have been supporting or fighting...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who has been invited to attend the Glasgow summit on tackling drugs misuse on 27 February 2020; what the criteria was for participants to...

      Migrant Workers: Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of UK-trained overseas Veterinary Surgeons working in the UK under the current visa regulations...

      Visas: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending the visas of Chinese students to allow them remain in the UK until it is...

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons people that have lost Biometric Residence Permit cards are required to submit a new Biometric Residence Permit card...

      Hampshire Constabulary: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of the additional 20,000 police offices will be recruited to Hampshire Constabulary.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to replace EEA regulations on immigration with alternative arrangements; and what those arrangements will comprise.

  • Department for International Development

  • Scotland Office

    • *No heading*

      What steps the Government is taking to support the operation of the UK internal market.

    • *No heading*

      What discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the proposals of the Scottish Government to introduce a Scottish visa.

      *No heading*

      What the Government’s policy is on maintaining the Sewel Convention.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Christianity: Religious Freedom

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent discussions the Church of England has had with (a) officials in the Foreign and Commonwealth...

    • Churches: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Church Commissioners have made of the effect of the Strategic Development Fund on...

      Churches

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to monitor the effect of renewal and reform programme church...

      Church Commissioners: Investment

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church Commissioners are taking to help ensure that companies they invest in and comply...

      Archbishop of Canterbury

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what the outcomes were of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s recent visits to the (a) Democratic...

      Anglicanism

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what the outcomes were of the recent Anglican Primates meeting in Jordan.

      Clergy: Training

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to inform and educate its clergy on (a) scientific advances...

      Marriage

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to strengthen and marriage and family life.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Crime: Airguns

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many air weapons offences there were in each year since 2014-15.

    • Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to help support every signatory to the Paris Climate Change Agreement in proposing updated intended nationally determined...

      Civil Service: LGBT People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans to take to improve reporting on LGBT+ inclusion in the civil service.

      Asthma and Lung Cancer: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people died from (a) asthma and (b) lung cancer in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Exports and Imports: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value was of (a) exports and (b) imports between the UK and Ireland in (i) 2009 and (ii) 2019.

      Catalytic Converters: Theft

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the rates of theft of catalytic converters from automobiles in each of the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • VAT: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse in revenue lost as a result of VAT fraud on online marketplaces in the 2018-19 financial year;...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding the Government has allocated under the tax-free childcare scheme in Northern Ireland since its creation.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress his Department has made on its review into funding the transition to a net zero greenhouse gas economy.

      Industry: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he plans to provide to industries in Scotland affected by the recent introduction of US trade tariffs.

      Tax Avoidance and War Widows

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the consistent application of the principle of retrospectivity in the cases of the (a) loan charge...

      Barclays: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority on Barclays' overdraft pricing changes planned for March 2020.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be made bankrupt as a result of accelerated payment notices in respect of the 2019 Loan Charge.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to take steps to reduce the risks associated with high risk vendors in mobile networks in the UK.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 240967 on Broadband, whether people throughout the UK will...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to review the framework of protections offered to whistleblowers.

    • Visas: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by the Lord Privy Seal on 3 February (HLWS83), whether "short-term business trips to supply services" will apply to (1) the...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are seeking to negotiate with the EU a visa-waiving treaty for UK workers in the creative industries, resident in the UK, seeking to market their...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by the Lord Privy Seal on 3 February (HLWS83), whether the "measures to minimise barriers to the cross-border supply of services...

      Climate Change: Arctic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they taking to reduce the thawing of permafrost in the Arctic.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of conditions in detention centres in or near Tripoli, in particular in terms of (1) food, (2) water, and (3) hygiene; and what...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they first had the opportunity to read the President of the USA's proposal Peace To Prosperity: A Vision To Improve The Lives Of The Palestinian And...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the Constitution, Democracy and Rights Commission is unbiased, and perceived to be unbiased.

    • Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Orders of Merit or Companions of Honour have been awarded in the last 25 years to those resident at the time in (1) London, and (2) Yorkshire.

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 5 June 2019 (HL15875), what is the latest timetable for laying the secondary legislation on...

      British Constitution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which minister of full Cabinet rank holds ministerial responsibility for the UK constitution.

      Conservative Party: Fundraising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any copy of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2020 provided to the Government for official purposes has been given to the Conservative Party in order to...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of inequality of access to drug and alcohol services for offenders across the UK; and what steps they are taking to...

    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reduction of NHS-operated drug and alcohol services on the training of psychiatrists; and what steps they are...

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for protecting, or increasing, current levels of investment in drug and alcohol services.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 January (HL Deb, col 1043), what instructions they have given Public Health England about...

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) registered nurses, and (2) registered midwives, left the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register in 2018–19 to return to other EU or non-EU...

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who have flown to the UK from Wuhan, China, since the outbreak of the coronavirus was announced have been contacted; how many of those have been...

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to use artificial intelligence to help combat the recent outbreak of coronavirus.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ensure quicker access for children to child and adolescent mental health services.

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children aged five who have not had both doses of the MMR vaccination.

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the study from the University of Cambridge The costs of switching to low global-warming potential inhalers. An economic and...

      Kingston Hospital: Parking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are satisfied that the Kingston NHS Foundation Trust is able to maintain permanently a minimum number of 797 car parking spaces for...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of NHS staff provided fraudulent qualifications between 2017 and 2019.

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the operation of data protection legislation in respect of Clinical Commissioning Groups asking to see patients' personal...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the amount of long-term funding for the NHS.

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of NHS trusts' ability to manage increased patient risk this winter.

      Cancer: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the article, Pan-cancer analysis of whole genomes, published in Nature on 5 February.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of public investments in research and development towards delivering the targets set out in Sustainable Development...

  • Department for Education

    • GCE A-level

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any problems concerning the recognition of A-level qualifications by universities in the EU.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Catering

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps the House of Lords administration is taking to increase the availability of halal food in its cafeterias.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to introduce the Renters’ Reform Bill.

    • Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made to ensure that Disabled Facilities Grant is more easily accessible to older tenants in the private rented sector and their landlords.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all new homes are built to Lifetime Homes Standards.

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide homes to homeless people in the UK.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what studies they have commissioned on the benefits of establishing additional social housing units to (1) the economy, (2) crime levels, and (3) regional inequality.

  • Home Office

    • Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 28 January (HL424) and the absence of such a stipulation in the Immigration Rules, how they...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they intend to undertake on any secondary legislation regarding access for goods, products and services between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

    • Proscribed Organisations: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current assessment of the structure, roles and purpose of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland.

      Proscribed Organisations: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update their assessment of the structure, roles and purpose of paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland, published on 20 October 2015.

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

February 2020
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
242526272829 

Did you find what you were looking for?