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Written answers

Monday, 24 February 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the amount of UK steel which could be procured for the HS2 project.

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the potential benefits for Wales of HS2 Ltd procurement contracts.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of establishing a nationwide independent Road Collision Investigation branch.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral statement on Transport Infrastructure and oral contribution of 11 February 2020, Official Report, column...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library notes of meetings between Network Rail and (a) Ministers and officials of his Department and (b) the Mayor of the West...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) business case and (b) estimated cost for the Golborne Spur section of phase 2b of High Speed Two.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South of 5 February 2020, Official Report column 395, if (a) he or...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to allow fully electric bikes to be registered as a category with the DVLA.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Prime Minister of 11 April 2020, official report, column 731, what proportion of the £5 billion...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for new infrastructure at ports to enable additional checks on vehicles and goods arriving from the EU from 1 January 2021; and if...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2020 to Question 11642 on Network Rail: Debts, what assessment he has made of the effect of Network Rail’s...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) the re-opening of so-called Beeching lines is implemented equitably throughout the regions according to...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the decision by Great Western Railway to withdraw from the easitNETWORK scheme on (a) traffic...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the new zero carbon buses will (a) be electric and (b) run on hydrogen; and how much funding will be made available for (i) charge points...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to increase the number of people using buses.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that people in Coventry benefit from High Speed Two.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of giving workers on zero-hours contracts the right to a...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the loan guarantee offered by the Government for the construction of Hinkley Point C remains valid despite the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of capacity of the UK manufacturing sector to produce electric heavy goods vehicles.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to (a) record and (b) name businesses that breach national minimum wage rules as a result...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will reintroduce subsidies for home solar panel installation.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the Welsh Government on the organisation of COP 26.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate she has made of the number of households living in fuel poverty in (a) Camberwell and Peckham...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to end household fuel poverty.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on providing compensation to people with...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if her Department will support a referral to the Competition and Markets Authority of alleged unfair and...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what definition of scale-up businesses her Department uses; and what steps she is taking to support those businesses.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to increase the amount of electricity generated from hydro sources; and if he will make a...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the viability of kaolinite-rich clay mining in Wales.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the welfare of Paul Whelan; and what representations he has made to his Russian...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to follow the US in imposing sanctions on any company involved in the construction of Nord Stream...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) political and (b) humanitarian situation in Syria.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential for UK military hardware to be used by Turkish forces in Syria as a result of...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress towards a two-state solution in Israel was made under Rt Hon Tony Blair’s tenure as the Quartet’s...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Kurdish community in relation to the situation in Northern Syria.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the threat posed to that country by Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on that country’s logistical support to the Libyan National Army.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his French counterpart on the Libyan National Army.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Western Sahara region is included in the UK-Morocco trade and political continuity agreement.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of civil servants based in the UK Mission to the EU in Brussels in each of the last...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Kenyan authorities on a reported attack on a school in Kamuthe on 13 January 2020 in...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the security situation of Christians in Egypt.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the (a) overcrowding of the Moria refugee camp on...

  • Attorney General

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Attorney General, whether there is a legislative basis for the 28-day limit on appealing an unduly lenient sentence meaning something other than 28 days.

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Attorney General, what the basis was for his authority to refuse the application of Tracey Hanson in relation to a potentially unduly lenient sentence; and if he will make a statement.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions there have been under the Modern Slavery Act since 2015 for cases involving child victims.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps her Department is taking to (a) review and (b) reduce the backlog of cases in Leicestershire awaiting assessment by the CPS for more than 28 days.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to reports in the Health Service journal, published 6 February 2020, when his Department plans to publish its report on...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2020 to Question 12901 on Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls, for what reason the department does...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that mental health support is available for young people waiting for mental health treatments.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation by Dr Bill Kirkup, published in March 2015, what step has his department...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation by Dr Bill Kirkup, published in March 2015, what steps his Department...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation by Dr Bill Kirkup, published in March 2015, what steps his Department has...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation by Dr Bill Kirkup, published in March 2015, what steps his department has...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled, The Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation, published in March 2015, what steps he has taken to...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with local NHS trusts on tackling further outbreaks of Coronavirus.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust on the steps it will take to tackle an outbreak of the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 7600 on Mental Health Services and the Network Contract Direct Enhanced Service...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for primary healthcare services.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of overseas (a) doctors and (b) nurses have indefinite leave to remain.

      *No heading*

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

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 Jan 2020 to Question 4747 on Gender Recognition: Prescriptions, what information his Department holds on how...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 Jan 2020 to Question 4747 on Gender Recognition: Prescriptions, what steps his Department takes when general...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 Jan 2020 to Question 4747 on Gender Recognition: Prescriptions, in cases where general practitioners have...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a requirement for pregnancy warning labels on alcohol products.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2020 to Question 12296, on Special Educational Needs: Nurses, what steps his Department has taken...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure parity of financial compensation for people affected by the infected blood scandal in each nation of the UK; and if he...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to issue guidance to local authorities on the (a) timescale and (b) implementation process for the routine commissioning of...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on increasing the availability of the ovarian cancer drug Zejula.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2020 to Question 8166 on Plastic Surgery, how many surgeons on the GMC register are not resident in...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will commission an independent inquiry into the causes of shortages of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) medications and products.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what savings have accrued to his Department as a result of UK NHS Pharmacy 2 U service; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment the National Supply Disruption Response has made of the potential risk to supplies of essential medicines in the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation by Dr Bill Kirkup, published in March 2015, what steps his Department has...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that regulatory bodies for healthcare professionals issue guidance on (a) the duty of staff...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation by Dr Bill Kirkup, published in March 2015, what steps his Department has...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on capital investment needed to deliver the modernisation of the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on alternative procurement routes for primary care modernisation proposals after the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle eye conditions and sight loss associated with diabetes.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle eye conditions and sight loss associated with homelessness.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle eye conditions and sight loss associated with optic atrophy.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what the date presumed consent for organ donation will be implemented.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many abortions took place after the diagnosis of vertical talus in each of the last 10 years; and at what weeks gestation those...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) funding for and (b) provision of mental health services is adequate to meet the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will issue guidance to NHS Trusts to increase the provision for fathers staying with the mother and baby in hospital.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation by Dr Bill Kirkup, what plans his Department has to improve the 2014 duty...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many student midwives there were in each academic year since 2014-15.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Education and Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the findings of Project Drawdown in 2017 on reversing global warming, what assessment he has made of the potential...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to improve access for humanitarian agencies operating in Yemen.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the desert locust invasion in Eastern Africa.

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children who were cared for in a friends and family foster placement on 31 March 2019 had also been in (a) an unrelated foster...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Education, whether his Department collects data from local authorities on the number of (a) trafficked and (b) at risk children in their care.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department allocated to place children under 16 in (a) unregulated and (b) unregistered care settings in each of the last five...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2020 to Question 11622, on Pupils: Mental Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the research commissioned by Government from the Early Intervention Foundation on effective local practice with regard to...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were taken into care in (a) the East Midlands, (b) Leicester and (c) Leicester East constituency in each of the last 5 years.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of students from Europe studying in the UK through the Erasmus+ programme, at each university.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve educational attainment in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2020 to Question 13528, what assessment he has made of the decision-making capacity of schools, colleges and...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to schools in Suffolk in each year since 2009-10.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that fostering services are paying (a) at or (b) above the national minimum allowance level to foster carers.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of adequacy of the national minimum fostering allowance paid to foster carers to provide high quality care for...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with (a) the National Union of Students, (b) Universities UK, (c) University and College Union, (d) Unison and (e) Unite...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support looked after children who are placed out of borough in homes not registered with Ofsted.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value was of apprenticeship levy funds expiring from employers’ accounts in each month from May 2019 until January 2020; what...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department's policy is to support foster carers to maintain contact with children that they have fostered.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of alternative curricula for children with special educational needs.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Suspended Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of suspended sentences was that one person received without receiving a prison sentence in a (a) magistrates' court and (b)...

    • Reoffenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of offenders receiving an immediate custodial sentence had (a) zero, (b) one to four, (c) five to nine, (d) 10 to 15, (e) 16 to 25, (f)...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) women and (b) men were (i) charged, (ii) convicted and (iii) received custodial sentences in relation to television licence fraud in the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2019 to Question HL133 on Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014, what his policy is on debtors being...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Senior Coroner at the Southport office plans to make a decision on reopening the investigation into the death of Laura Higginson; and whether a...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has plans for the UK to accede to the Lugano Convention.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Answer of 6 February 2020 to Question 11632, Prisons: Industrial Health and Safety, what assessment he has made of the potential...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of drug finds in prisons between 2008 and 2018.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has held discussions with the Attorney General on the reasons for the decline in the rate of convictions for rape since 2010.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many litigants in person there were in (a) crown courts, (b) family courts and (c) county courts in each court area in Wales in (i) 2013, (ii) 2014,...

  • Department for International Trade

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the UK arms licensing system is compliant with international law.

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made to the cost of the public purse of the (a) staffing and (b) rent of (i) DIT East of England, (ii) DIT North East,...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2019 to Question 260105, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of the (a)...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the printing and postage of the document entitled Exporting: A Toolkit for MPs.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether there is an Expert Trade Advisory Group for agriculture.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has plans to ensure the exclusion of goods produced to animal welfare standards that are lower than the UK standard from...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that the introduction of a new regime for a UK Global Tariff and the Most Favoured Nation schemes does not...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made on trade negotiations with Algeria.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what criteria she plans to use to guide negotiations on future free trade agreements.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February to Question 11626 on Trade Agreements, whether she has had discussions with her Canadian counterpart...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2020 to Question 12924, what her Department's timescale is for considering how to factor climate...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure...

    • 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...

      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...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to change the criteria for the distribution of funding for local authorities.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to hold engagement events on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in the next (a) four weeks,...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ask the Regulator for Social Housing to explain why Clarion Housing Group’s failure to ensure that...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ask the Chief Executive of Clarion Housing Group to report how many tenants in all-electric blocks who...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will ask the Regulator for Social Housing to state (a) how many complaints it has received about services...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 May 2019 to Question 249190 on Clarion Housing Group and with reference to the oral...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8 October 2019 to Question 291215 on Housing Ombudsman Service: Complaints, what the average...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to establish a building safety fund to help remove dangerous non-ACM cladding from...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what data his Department is collecting on the cost of interim fire safety measures in high rise buildings being borne...

      Youth Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Local Government Association on the adequacy of funding allocated by local...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the (a) projected annual net costs of Help to Buy from its inception until 2021-22 as set out in...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release of 24 October 2019, entitled £38 million Homes England funding...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to make an announcement on the uplift in planning fees; for what reason that announcement has not yet...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish a Statement of Expectations for supported housing providers; and if he will make a statement.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to bring forward proposals to require landlords to leave a deposit when they engage the services...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people received a Disabled Facilities Grant in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government, how many people with a diagnosis of autism received a Disabled Facilities Grant in each of the last five years for...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the Government’s timescale is for ensuring that all high-rise residential buildings identified with ACM...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of sprinkler systems in improving fire safety in tower blocks.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the criteria upon which high street shops were determined to be eligible for rate relief.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons adult gaming centres are excluded from high street rate relief.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the (a) potential merits of making local authorities economically liable for...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been allocated under the (a) Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme (SOAHP) 2016 to 2021...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the value of contracts awarded by his Department to the British Standards Institute was in each of the last five...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has commissioned large-scale fire safety tests on expanded polystyrene in rendered systems.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people that served in the armed forces were identified as statutorily homeless by local authority housing...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the scope of the unsafe cladding fund to include all buildings with cladding that do not meet the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the extent to which his Department's proposed Future Homes Standard is aligned with the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from local authorities that wish to set more demanding building regulations than...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the Government’s policy is on achieving zero carbon new homes.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to extend the community housing fund for five years.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what restrictions are placed on the activities of Government-appointed commissioners who provide services to firms...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he holds information on the amount of money that the commissioner for Northamptonshire Mr Tony McArdle has...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support planning and development on brownfield sites.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to page 110 of the background briefing to the Queen's Speech published in December 2019, what plans he...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to reintroduce the Community Housing Fund.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of the Community Housing Fund on the rate of build of...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of renewing the Community Housing Fund on community cohesion.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his statement of 20 January 2020 on Building Safety, Official Report, column 23, if he will publish...

      *No heading*

      What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of Government funding for local authorities in England.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • International Military Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 9095, on International Military Services: Finance, how his Department's contribution to that...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Stellate Ganglion Block injections have been approved in the UK for the treatment of military personnel suffering from PTSD; and if he will make...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what ongoing supply commitments did IMS (Saudi Arabia) Ltd have that continued (a) after 1985 and (b) beyond 1 Oct 2002.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Navy, (b) RAF, (c) Army and (d) Royal Marines personnel have killed themselves in each month of each year since 2015, by gender.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what changes to the duty of care for armed forces personnel have been introduced under the Defence Safety Authority since 2015.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to give Portsmouth residents the opportunity to go onboard HMS Prince of Wales while she is docked in the city.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK defence forces will be deployed with the EU battlegroup until 31 December 2020.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2019 to Question 12926 on Social Security Benefits, on what dates the Independent Serious Case Panel...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2019 to Question 12926 on Social Security Benefits, if she will publish the agendas of the Independent...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a yellow card warning system for benefit sanctions in England.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have successfully disputed the Real Time Information on which their awards have been based in the most...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have received an advance payment in the most recent 12 months for which data is available.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence payment decisions have been challenged (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully at (i)...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to publish the outcome of her Department’s review of the Special Rules for Terminal Illness and Severe Conditions.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims were closed in 2019 as a result of a claimant failing to accept their claimant commitment when they have (a)...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants whose claims were closed during 2019 because of a claimant failing to accept their claimant commitment...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to introduce a work allowance for all universal credit claimants who do not meet the existing criteria; and if...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will review the minimum income floor used to estimate earnings for universal credit claimants that are self-employed.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2020 to Question 1733, on the Independent Case Examiner (ICE), if she will request that the ICE's annual...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners have been required to make a claim for universal credit rather than pension credit because their partner has not yet...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to review the effect on pensioner poverty of the requirement that pensioners make a claim for universal credit on...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the net saving that will be made by the public purse from the abolition of the Adult Dependency Increase for...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Independent Serious Case Panel established in 2019; and if she will make a statement.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit claimants with deductions due to court fines have had the maximum deduction taken from their...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2020 to Question 9581 on Universal Credit, to which legislative provisions that Answer refers.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on employment support for the visually impaired.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit in Sheffield on (a) the number of people borrowing from loan...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of universal credit credit claimants whose childcare costs exceed the upper threshold for...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the effect of the limits on childcare costs claimable through universal credit on (a) women and (b)...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that paying parents do not delay settlement of their child maintenance liabilities.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of the Child Maintenance Service’s deduction from earnings orders for child maintenance were not complied with in 2018.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that employers are complying with the seven day deadline of deduction from earnings orders, to ensure child...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many non-resident parents were fined for non-payment of child maintenance in 2018.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received support for upfront childcare costs under the Flexible Support Fund; and what proportion of the Flexible Support Fund...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support is in place for parents (a) who are in work to cover the cost of childcare costs during school holidays and (b) who have accessed...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Environmental Audit Committee's first report of Session 2019 entitled, Invasive Species, if her...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will fund a public awareness campaign on invasive non-native species in 2020.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of (a) the contribution of the commercial crayfish industry to the UK economy and...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on the compliance of imported agricultural goods with UK (a) animal welfare, (b) environmental and (c)...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the enforcement of the Pet Travel Scheme in 2019.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of deaths each year attributable to air pollution in the London Borough of Southwark.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to improve air quality in the London Borough of Southwark.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many trees have been planted in England in each of the last five years.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential effect of naming people responsible for fly-tipping on rates of...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost to the public purse has been of flood damage in the UK in each of the last three years.

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have had a (a) passport and (b) UK citizenship withdrawn under the Royal Prerogative in each year since 2013.

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Department, how many Unexplained Wealth Orders have been issued in each quarter since the implementation of those orders.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of potential child victims of trafficking currently not supported by an Independent Child...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether British citizens in receipt of personal independence payments are exempt from the minimum income requirement when applying for a...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of identity theft and fraud made to Action Fraud were referred to trading standards departments for investigation in each...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2020 to Question 12894, on Immigration: EU Nationals, if his Department will work with local...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending a statutory duty on flood response to the Fire and Rescue Service in...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she is providing for Chinese nationals whose visas expire imminently and whose home provinces are affected by covid-19.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints her Department received on biometric residence permits being produced with an incorrect (a) name, (b) date of birth, and...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the terms of the contract for the physical production of biometric residence permits are on (a) who produces the permits, (b) where...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU citizens will be required to provide evidence of settled status or pre-settled status by Border Force officials when entering the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether (a) airline and (b) ferry operators will be required to ask EU citizens for evidence of (i) settled status and (ii) pre-settled...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the (a) European Commission and (b) her (i) Austrian, (ii) German and (iii) Slovenian counterparts on the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inadmissibility decisions based on the concept of safe third country were made by the UK in 2019, by country designated as safe...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of police powers to intercept packages containing items which may be...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timeframe is for the publication of the Home Office funded research by the University of Bristol on prostitution policy.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been extradited from the UK to Indonesia for (a) violent crimes and (b) non-violent crimes in each year since 2003.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2020 to Question 10761, on Airguns: Reviews, what her timescale is for the consultation on firearms...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were recorded as victims of modern slavery in (a) York Central constituency, (b) City of York Local Authority and (c) North...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many child victims of modern slavery and human trafficking were recorded in (a) York Central constituency, (b) City of York Local...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative assessment he has made of trends in the level of police station closures and the ability of members of the public to report...

  • Wales Office

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions his Department has had with the Welsh Government on the organisation of COP 26.

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions took place between officials in his Department on marking the day the UK left the EU; and what the outcome was of those discussions.

  • Cabinet Office

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what functions have been (a) delegated to Departments and (b) retained by the civil service under the civil service management code.

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to encourage civil society dialogue as set out in paragraph 125 of the Political Declaration agreed with the EU.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what RAG rating the Infrastructure and Projects Authority has given to delivery confidence for the 2021 Census.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria his Department uses to select the patient-side participants in meetings on resolving the contaminated blood scandal.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the correlation between the level of (a) turnout at elections and (b) detection of electoral fraud.

  • Treasury

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact assessment he undertook on the effect of the closure of the St Albans regional VOA branch on local businesses' ability to challenge or appeal...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much cash or cash equivalents the Government held in offshore bank accounts at 31 December 2019.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to report the amount of cash and cash equivalents that each Government Department holds in offshore bank accounts in the next Whole of...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the findings of the Industrial Strategy Council's research paper, UK Regional Productivity Differences: An Evidence Review, published in...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to discourage the migration of higher-skilled workers from towns to cities.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the annual gross cost of checks on goods from the European Economic Area; and what estimate he has made of the (a)...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the level of additional infrastructure required (a) in and (b) around the port of Holyhead to conduct checks on goods after...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what advice his Department has issued to businesses on the steps required to prepare for importing goods from the European Economic Area after December 2020.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to oral Answer of 7 January 2020, Official Report, column 251, on Durham County Council's housing regeneration masterplan, what progress his...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Financial Conduct Authority to determine the effect of the persistent credit card debt remedies introduced in February...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations his Department has received from consumer groups on unintended consequences of the Financial Conduct Authority’s persistent...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 8 of the Green Finance Strategy published on 2 July 2019, what correspondence he has sent to the Bank of England (a) Financial...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of disposable income in the North East.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect that the increase in the Living Wage will have on small businesses; and what financial plans he has to support...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Bank of England is subject to regional requirements on its (a) performance, (b) monitoring and (c) reporting.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the Third Report of the Treasury Committee, Session 2019, published on 1 November 2019.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to place the Contingent Reimbursement Model Code for...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he has introduced to increase the domestic installation of solar roofs since the closure of the Feed in Tariff framework.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the EU has instigated infringement proceedings against the UK over its post production dilution duty regime; and if he will make a statement.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding was allocated to dementia care in the last financial year; and what plans he has to increase that funding.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding is available through the Scottish Government for victims of contaminated blood.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making the Contingent Reimbursement Model Code for Authorised Push Payment Fraud retrospective.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made on tackling the effect of pension taxation on NHS leaders.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of proposed changes to IR35 rules from April 2020 on SMEs in Scotland.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's policy is on meeting the UK's Paris Climate Agreement commitments; and if he will make a statement.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the Treasury measures annual progress on carbon reduction commitments.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution his Department' spending plans to meeting the target to reduce emission to net zero by 2050.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking in response to the Resolution of the House of Commons of 1 May 2019 declaring a climate emergency.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the blog post dated 22 February 2019 by Dr Ian Levy, Technical Director of the National Cyber...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of his Department's spending was allocated to grassroots sport in each year from 2010.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that children are not exposed to alcohol advertisements online.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he holds information on how much and what proportion of the BBC licence fee was spent in the last year on...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much Huawei equipment analysis has been installed by UK 5G carriers since March 2019.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the review into online stakes will be launched by the Gambling Commission.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the telecoms security plan.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued to network operators on mitigating the effect of high risk vendors in their network.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has made an assessment on the effect of the decision to give Huawei permission to build parts of the...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what Ofcom's budget was in each year since its inception; what proportion of that budget was allocated by Her Majesty's...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase regional digital growth throughout the UK.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding her Department has allocated to to UK Anti-Doping in each of the last three years.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of UK anti-doping procedures in preventing athletes who have failed...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Minister of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Shared Rural Network, what proportion of the UK will have geographic coverage from all four operators by 2025.

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to roll-out gigabit broadband (a) in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency and (b)...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve broadband coverage in North East Bedfordshire constituency.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • *No heading*

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, on how many occasions since June 2019 reports have been made on the missing towel dispenser in...

    • *No heading*

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission consulted the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards before making...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motorways: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 11 February (HL1193), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, how many people have...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 3 February (HL829), what was the peak electricity requirement in 2019; and how much they...

    • Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 3 February (HL829), whether they expect the UK to require less energy in 2032 than at present.

      Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what method produces the greatest quantity of low carbon electricity in the UK at present.

      Crowdfunding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 28 January (HL579), whether the confidentiality agreements cover the aggregation of data...

      New Businesses: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure that UK-based artificial intelligence start-ups are not acquired by dominant market players.

      Digital Technology: Takeovers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure that the acquisition of smaller companies by Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft or Google is transparent.

      Business: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which businesses have been removed from the Prompt Payment Code due to non-compliance.

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the amount owed to UK SMEs as a result of late payment.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Africa: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage countries in Africa to sign up to the African Continental Free Trade Area.

    • Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals in the report by John Deverell for Oxfam A Process for Arms Exports: Fulfilling Criterion 2C of the...

      Islamic State: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that children born out of rape of the victims of Daesh genocide are being left in orphanages; what assistance they offer...

      BBC Persian Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the harassment of BBC Persian staff in London, and (2) reports that such staff's families in Iran have been (a) called in for...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report produced by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights which alleges that, between 23 and 29 January,...

      Hebron: Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the reported beating of a three year old Palestinian child by Israeli...

      Hebron: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the reported injuries to journalists caused by Israeli forces in Hebron.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Mining

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 January (HL664), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what assessment...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Mining

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 January (HL666), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what plans they have...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of China shipped more than 10,000 tons of oil to North Korea in the last four months of 2019; and...

      Bahrain: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the allegations in the report published by eight UN Special Rapporteurs on 1 November 2019 that officials from the National...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that a Palestinian policeman was killed inside a police station in Jenin on 6...

      Zimbabwe: Economic Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) economic, and (2) food security, situation in Zimbabwe.

      Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which foreign leaders, or their representatives, each Department has met since the 2019 General Election.

      China: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the World Health Organisation about the WHO's statement that the government of China had been open with information about...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements are in place to track the effectiveness of courses in improving human rights improvements provided in Bahrain as part of the Integrated Activity Fund.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many care (1) homes, and (2) beds, in England, broken down by region, are operated by (a) local authorities, (b) private firms, and (c) charities.

    • Care Homes: Derbyshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Derbyshire County Council about its plans to close a number of direct care homes for older people.

      Foetuses: Pain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the article by Dr Stuart W G Derbyshire and John C Bockmann Reconsidering fetal pain, published in the British Medical...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that their commitment for all health and care organisations to be compliant with the national data opt-out policy by 2020 will be met...

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report T3 Prescribing Survey Report, published on 7 February; and in particular the reported failure by Clinical...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action the Department of International Development is taking to (1) protect girls from trafficking and exploitation in crises, and (2) provide support for...

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Department for International Trade

    • Ayman Asfari

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the former International Trade Secretary, the Rt Hon Liam Fox MP, sought advice as to how to manage any perceived conflicts of interest arising from Ayman...

  • Home Office

    • Prevent Oversight Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prevent Oversight Board, as referenced in the statutory guidance published in accordance with the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, still...

    • Domestic Abuse: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the period of time that victims of domestic abuse who are applying for indefinite leave to remain can claim public funds under the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants were employed by the Department for Exiting the European Union at the time of its winding up on 31 January.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what employment package the minister responsible for the implementation of HS2 will receive.

      Subversion: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Prime Minister is expected to finish his consideration of the report by the Intelligence and Security Committee into alleged Russian interference in UK...

  • Treasury

    • Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Buscombe on 31 October 2018 (HL10750), how many (1) women, and (2) men, recorded in HMRC’s Real Time...

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