Written answers

Monday, 2 March 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Traffic Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to review the effect on local authority finances of issuing traffic regulation orders.

    • Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for issuing new guidance for the operation of community buses under sections 19 and 22 of the Road Traffic Act 1988.

      Pedestrian Crossings: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road traffic accidents have been recorded as taking place on or in the vicinity of pedestrian crossings in each of the last three years.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what role hybrid vehicles will have as part of plans to decarbonise the transport sector; and whether new hybrid vehicles will be able to be bought...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of (a) the potential merits of hybrid large commercial vehicles as a step towards full electrification and (b)...

      Bridges: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse has been of assessing the viability of a bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland to date; and how much funding...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has held with (a) representatives of Chinese companies and (b) the Chinese Government on the construction or operation...

      Offshore Industry: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether European Technical Standard Orders issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency after 31 December 2020 will continue to apply to commercial...

      Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve bus services in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) the UK.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is his policy to (a) make electric vehicle charge point payments payable by debit or credit card or (b) continue the existing subscription...

      Bus Services: Wrekin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve the provision of bus services serving The Wrekin constituency.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a list of preferred alternative routes to smart motorways for drivers driving long distance who wish to avoid all-lane running...

      High Speed Two: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which individuals accompanied Mark Thurston, Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, on his visit to Beijing in April 2018.

      High Speed Two: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the purpose was of the visit by Mark Thurston, Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, to Beijing in April 2018.

      High Speed Two: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether funding from the public purse was allocated to the visit to Beijing in April 2018 by Mark Thurston, Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd.

      Heathrow Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of a (a) one year, (b) two year and (c) three year delay to construction of a third...

      Heathrow Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a phased construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport on new connections to regional airports.

      High Speed Two: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what HS2 Ltd's total budget is for development of the new construction skills training school on the Maria Fidelis School site; and what the prices...

      High Speed Two: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) date of commissioning, (b) date of production and (c) fees payable for each report commissioned by HS2 Ltd from PwC.

      High Speed Two: Balfour Beatty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the payment of £11,864,405.23 on 11 September 2019 made by HS2 Ltd to Balfour Beatty for Main Works Civils Contractor Stage One...

      Ports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, who the recipients were and what the purpose was of each (a) grant and (b) loan of funding under the Ports Infrastructure Resilience and Capacity Fund...

      Railways: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking in response to the finding by the Office for Statistics Regulation published on 8 January 2020 that the National...

      Railways: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons some train operating companies are provided with the results of the National Rail Passenger Survey three weeks in advance.

      Railways: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons his Department has not implemented the proposal by Transport Focus for continuous rail passenger interviewing.

      Railways: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to ensure that the National Rail Passenger Survey collects data on passenger support for the presence of on-train and station staff.

      Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish a strategy on decarbonising transport.

      M20: Maidstone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the public purse of creating a junction 8A on the M20; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many single track kilometres of rail electrification will be delivered in each year of Network Rail's Control Period 6.

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce regional disparities in transport funding.

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to undertake a review of the Airports National Policy Statement under section 6 of the Planning Act 2008.

      Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what parties have written to his Department requesting a review of the airports national policy statement.

      Railways: Midlands and North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Integrated Rail Plan for the Midlands and the North, announced on 21 February 2020.

      Railways: Midlands and North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the assessment from the National Infrastructure Commission on the rail needs of the Midlands and the North, announced on 21...

      Railways: Midlands and North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Integrated Rail Plan for the Midlands and the North, announced on 21 February 2020, will include an assessment of the proposed route for...

      Railways: Midlands and North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to consult on the Integrated Rail Plan for the Midlands and the North, announced on 21 February 2020.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 13 January 2020 from the hon. Member for Garston and Halewood on the Tyred campaign to ban dangerous...

      Cycleways: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to build cycle paths in (a) the North East and (b) Houghton and Sunderland South constituency.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps not to implement the change to EU European Motor Insurance Directive on motor insurance in relation to (a) public roads and (b)...

      A1: Rutland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the resurfacing of the A1 through Rutland; and when the road surfaces on that stretch of road were last inspected.

      Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the the level of aircraft noise sleep disturbance impact in Camberwell and Peckham constituency; and what...

      Railways: Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which cycle routes are located on dismantled railway lines in England.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the HS2 Ltd Phase One Planning Forum minutes for November 2019 will be published.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the names of the chair and attendees to the September 2019 meeting of the HS2 Phase One Planning Forum have been redacted in the...

      Chester-Shrewsbury Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to electrify the Shrewsbury to Chester via Wrexham route.

      North Wales Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure better connectivity along the North Wales to Chester train line.

      Chester-Crewe Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve the connectivity along the Chester to Crewe train line.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Crewe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for Crewe to be added to the High Speed Two line upon completion of existing plans.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government’s priorities are for dementia research.

    • New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of business start-ups in (a) North East Bedfordshire constituency, (b)...

      Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2020 to Question 13075, on Fireworks: Sales, when the Office for Product Safety...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the number of people unable to top up as a result of £5 minimum top up limits on...

      Global Wind Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when officials in his Department last met representatives of the Global Wind Organisation; and how often those meetings...

      Offshore Industry: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs on offshore (a) oil and (b) gas installations on the UK continental...

      Offshore Industry: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to support offshore oil and gas workers during the transition to a low carbon...

      Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will increase the funding available for National Trading Standards investigations into secondary ticket abuse.

      Public Houses: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the closure of independent pubs in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Floods: Spoil Heaps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the risk of floodwater to coal slag heaps in ex-mining communities in England.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on UK businesses of COVID-19.

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the increase in (a) the National Living Wage and (b) the National Minimum...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to consult the Committee on Climate Change on the UK's Nationally Determined Contribution under the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of effect of the fifth carbon budget on progress towards net zero emissions.

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to support small businesses in (a) Harlow and (b) the UK.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on maintaining UK participation in EU Emissions Trading Scheme mechanisms after the transition period.

      Renewable Energy: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to encourage private investment in the renewable energy sector.

      Electric Vehicles: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with officials in HM Treasury on tax reliefs for electric...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Huawei

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) meetings and (b) other representations his Department has had with Huawei since 1 January 2019.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many air miles were accumulated by (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his Department in...

      Copyright: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2020 to Question 6620 on Copyright: EU Law, whether the Government plans to make...

      Post Office: Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the reasons for a decision by Post Office Ltd not to renew a licence for an ATM in...

      Post Office: Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to Post Office Ltd to help (a) maintain and (b) increase the number of ATMs in...

      Post Office: Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many licences for ATMs in branches of the Post Office are due to expire in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern...

      Post Office: Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will take steps to ensure that Post Office Ltd is able to renew the licences of all ATMs based in...

      Post Offices: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what process is used to determine the price of sale of former Crown Post Office branch premises.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to improve the UK's ambitions for the UNFCCC COP26.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on rural communities of changes in fuel prices.

      Scottish Limited Partnerships: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many fines have been levied against Scottish Limited Partnerships for failing to register a Person of Significant...

      Scottish Limited Partnerships: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Scottish Limited Partnerships are qualifying under the terms of the Scottish Partnerships (Register of People...

      Scottish Limited Partnerships: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the value was of fines levied against Scottish Limited Partnerships for failing to register a Person of...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people have been prosecuted for filing false information to Companies House in each of the last three years.

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to facilitate the development of domestic manufacturing capacity for electric vehicle batteries.

      Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to develop hydrogen-vehicle refuelling infrastructure.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the generation of green hydrogen.

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that the forthcoming oil and gas sector deal has the potential to provide benefits for...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February to Question 14947, when the consultation with the Consumer Protection Partnership...

      Business: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 14949, how many of the 33,860 scaleups identified are in (a)...

      Boilers: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the economic viability of the use of hydrogen-ready boilers in...

      Climate Change Convention: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last met with Welsh Government ministers on Welsh representation at COP26.

      Climate Change Convention: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last met with Welsh Government officials on the organisation of COP26.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sports: Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will take steps to (a) support sports teams from the Falkland Islands to participate in international...

    • Wagner Group: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of sanctions against PMC Wagner, its founder Dmitry...

      Marine Environment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the Global Ocean Treaty.

      Marine Environment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to attend the UN negotiations on the Global Ocean Treaty in New York in March 2020.

      Marine Environment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he will attend the UN discussions on a global ocean treaty in New York in June 2020.

      Turkey: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on reports of that country bringing forward legislative proposals...

      Brazil: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the increased issuance of mining licences in Brazil on Brazil's...

      Brazil: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Brazilian counterpart on the (a) overcrowding of, (b) understaffing at and (c) lack...

      Brazil: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he is making to his Brazilian counterpart on (a) freedom of expression and (b) freedom of the press in...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Brazilian counterpart on the exports of cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia by that...

      Russia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of violence against human rights protesters in Russia.

      Russia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Russian counterpart on violence against human rights protesters in Russia.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department received reports of the US Administration freezing military aid to Ukraine prior to 12 September 2019.

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department made representations to the US Administration on the freezing of military aid to Ukraine before 12...

      Albania: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of legislative proposals on anti-defamation in Albania on the freedom of...

      Trade: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to increase trade links between the UK and British Overseas Territories.

      Cuba: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many meetings the British Ambassador to Cuba has had with the Cuban Government on non-payment by Cuban authorities for work...

      Wagner Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on Russian state support for the Wagner Group.

      Diplomatic Service: Driving under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the written ministerial statement of 25 February 2020, HCWS119, on Alleged Serious and Significant Offences...

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to provide support to his Nigerian counterpart to tackle the security situation in Nigeria; and whether...

      Leah Sharibu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Nigerian counterpart on the abduction and imprisonment of Leah Sharibu by Boko Haram;...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to coordinate with the EU on foreign policy after the transition period; and if he will make a statement.

  • Attorney General

    • Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of people that were due to be prosecuted for benefit fraud have had their prosecution proceedings terminated in the latest period for...

    • Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Attorney General, if she will extend the current 28 day limit for appealing a sentence under the unduly lenient sentence scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Attorney General, how many of the cases referred to her Department under the unduly lenient sentence scheme were received on the 28th day after sentence outside office hours; and what...

      Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Attorney General, how many of the cases referred to her Department under the unduly lenient sentence scheme were received before the 28th day after sentence time period had elapsed but...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance has been issued to community health NHS trusts on the treatment of suspected Covid-19 patients at home.

    • Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the potential merits of using...

      Doctors and Nurses: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent (a) general practitioners, (b) other doctors and (c) nurses employed by...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking through the NHS Long Term Funding Bill to ensure parity in the funding of physical and mental health support services.

      Lung Diseases: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the effects poor air quality and pollution on lung health.

      Leicester Hospital: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government has taken to consult people resident in Leicester on the proposed changes to Leicester General Hospital.

      Leicester Hospital: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the proposed sale of land on the Leicester General Hospital site, what assessment he has made of that hospital's future...

      Perinatal Mortality: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many open serious case reviews there are into perinatal deaths in England.

      Menopause: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the training GPs receive on the treatment of menopausal symptoms.

      Care Homes: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of people selling their homes to pay for their dementia care.

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent from the public purse, in today’s prices, on (a) the National Health Service and (b) NHS maternity services, in...

      Anaesthesia Associates and Physician Associates: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department plans to provide to the General Medical Council to conduct the preparatory work for bringing forward the...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure adequate (a) public and (b) clinical understanding of the functions of medical associate professions.

      Physician Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of physician associates on the training of junior doctors.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on securing the adequate availability and delivery of freestyle librelink diabetic sensors during the...

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to reduce waiting times for mental health care support for (a) adults and (b) children.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to (a) increase investment in research into pancreatic cancer, (b) establish a dedicated awareness campaign...

      Cancer: Sutton Coldfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce waiting times for NHS hospital appointments for cancer patients in Sutton Coldfield...

      Twins Trust: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Twins Trust Maternity Engagement Project in reducing (a) perinatal deaths and (b)...

      NHS Trusts: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the contact details for each NHS Trust of the (a) CEO, (b) maternity board safety champion, (c) medical director and...

      Infant Mortality: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of infant mortality in (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands.

      Infant Mortality: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the rate of infant mortality in (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands.

      Energy Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to restrict the sale of energy drinks to people aged under 16.

      Flour: Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the consultation on the fortification of flour.

      Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many mental health nurses have been employed by NHS funded services at each band, in each year since 2010.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the performance threshold for the faster diagnosis standard for cancer is.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department’s position is on whether patients who initially privately fund a cancer drug can receive it on the NHS if it is...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2020 to Question 12328, on Mental Health Services: Children, how many new mental health support...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2020 to Question 12329, on Mental Health Services: Children and Young People, what the eligibility...

      Mental Health Services: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of (a) schools and (b) colleges have a mental health support team.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that GPs are trained to respond to young people attending an appointment about their mental...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mental health training is available for people who work with young people outside of educational settings; what plans he has to...

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding (a) Clinical Commissioning Groups and (b) local authorities have allocated to low-level mental health support in each...

      General Practitioners: Wrekin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to maintain the level of out of hours GP cover in The Wrekin constituency.

      Asthma: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make it its policy to raise public awareness of the links between asthma and cleaning products.

      Maternity Services: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to (a) undertake research on and (b) raise awareness of staff in NHS Trusts of kangaroo care for...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a cancer care fund to provide early access for people to cancer...

      Podiatry: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many qualified chiropodists there are in the NHS in England; and how many there were in 2010.

      Podiatry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the NHS budget is for chiropody training; and what that budget was 2015.

      Podiatry: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for an NHS chiropody appointment in England.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the publication of the Health Education England Cancer Work Force Plan phase 2.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2020 to question 7622 on Social Services, when he plans to publish a Green Paper on adult...

      Suicide: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2020 to Question 11501 on Suicide: Males, if he will make it policy to include representatives...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report of the Independent Review of Adult Screening Programmes in England, published by Sir Mike Richards in...

      Dental Services: Ealing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Starting Well programme on improving children’s dental attendance in...

      Dental Services: Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of domiciliary for dental care in (a) Ealing North constituency and (b) England.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many sexual health clinics have closed in (a) England and (b) London since 2010.

      Veterans: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of adequacy of the provision of health services for veterans in each local authority in the UK.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to tackle (a) regional and (b) national differences in breastfeeding rates; and what discussions he has had...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2020 to Question 8296 on Transplant Surgery: Finance, if he will place in the Library a copy of his...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the extent of and (b) the potential effect on (i) the health outcomes of patients and (ii) the...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2020 to Question 7623 on NHS: Computer Software, whether the table used in the previous...

      NHS Trusts: Inspections

      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...

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on average waiting times for patients seeking GP surgery appointments caused by (a) changes to...

      Hearing: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of accessibility of hearing test appointments for care home residents.

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the National Screening Committee to conduct the next review of the evidence on screening for prostate cancer.

      Speech and Language Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to improve out-of-hospital care for patients with communication and swallowing needs.

      Speech and Language Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of specialist speech and language therapists in the NHS; and what plans he has to...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Impact Assessments

      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...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      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...

      NHS Trusts: Reviews

      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...

      NHS Trusts: Reviews

      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...

      Incontinence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of paediatric continence services for children throughout (a) England, (b) the...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in local government public health funding on food safety and public protection.

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on the mandatory display of food hygiene ratings in England.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect of HRT shortages on (a) work attendance and (b) productivity.

      Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Cancer Alliance Planning Guidance for 2019-20, which cancer alliances have committed to improving access to...

      Abortion: Tarsal Coalition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2020 to Question 14720, on Abortion: Tarsal Coalition, in what format her Department collects data...

      Maternity Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women not entitled to NHS healthcare were charged for the cost of maternity care in 2018-19.

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to bring forward legislation for a long-term NHS plan.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to help people affected by the abolition of the Pharmacy First scheme.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish guidance for (a) medical professionals and (b) the public on access to medicines at the end of the transition period.

      Maternity Services: Standards

      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 progress he has made in...

      Lung Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to introduce a national screening programme for lung cancer, including using a blood test.

      NHS: Standards

      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...

      NHS: Reviews

      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...

      NHS Trusts: Coroners

      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...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      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...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of medical cannabis through the NHS in Northern Ireland.

      NHS Trusts: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of the (a) Care Quality Commission and (b) NHS Counter Fraud Authority to take action...

      Haemochromatosis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve early diagnosis of genetic haemochromatosis.

      Pharmacy2U

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 14948, how many regular users there are of NHS Pharmacy2U service; what estimate...

  • Department for International Development

    • Greece: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what funding her Department has provided for refugees at Camp Moria, Lesbos.

    • Developing Countries: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 8428, if her Department will take steps to collect data on the trafficking of...

      CDC: Offshore Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he takes to monitor the proportion of CDC Group’s investments held offshore or in offshore entities; and what the...

      CDC: Offshore Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what reviews he has undertaken on the adequacy of CDC’s controls on the use of offshore accounts and investments by CDC...

      Developing Countries: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 8428, how many adolescent girls were supported by the £12 million UK Aid...

      Developing Countries: Microfinance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance her Department spent delivering microcredit in each of the last five years.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's policy is on supporting education throughout the world.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 8427 on Developing Countries: Education, how many girls supported through the...

      Nigeria: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the £83.0 million allocated to the Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria will be spent on supporting the...

      Nigeria: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Partnership for Learning for All in Nigerian Education programme benefits the most...

      Nigeria: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what level of profit are private partners allowed to make from money provided to them through the Partnership for Learning for All in...

      British Overseas Territories: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans she has to replace European Development Funds with Official Development Assistance to support British Overseas Territories...

      Private Infrastructure Development Group: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by non-renewable energy projects financed by the...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent steps she has taken to provide humanitarian support to displaced people in Syria.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much and what proportion of Official Development Assistance has been allocated to (a) healthcare, (b) physical health and (c)...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what progress her Department has made with the Georg Eckert Institute on the review of the textbooks included in the Palestinian...

      Department for International Development: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what estimate she has made of the total amount of funding from the public purse given by her Department to (a) civil society and (b)...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what Official Development Assistance is being provided by the Government to (a) Idlib and (b) Syria.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to promote apprenticeships to young people in (a) Harlow and (b) the UK.

    • Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how his Department plans to allocate the £455m from the soft drinks industry levy to fund children’s (a) health and (b) access to healthy food.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what impact assessments the Government has conducted on cessation of funding for post-16 qualifications.

      Universities: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he has plans to tackle the use by universities of non-disclosure agreements for student grievances.

      Sixth Form Education: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 7 Feb 2020 to Question 10455, whether his Department holds data on the cost to sixth form colleges of VAT in the last five...

      Apprentices: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to promote apprenticeships as an alternative to university for school leavers from socio-economic disadvantaged backgrounds.

      Apprentices: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote apprenticeships in (a) The Wrekin constituency and (b) Shropshire.

      Apprentices: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to introduce prison apprenticeships with the same standards as other apprenticeships.

      Academies: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times he has used his power to direct academies in (a) Edgbaston constituency, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Birmingham to accept...

      National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what legal costs have been incurred by the National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure formerly known as the National College for High...

      National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost has been to the public purse of rebranding the National College for High Speed Rail as the National College for Advanced Transport and...

      Apprentices: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allocating funding for the transport costs of children aged (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 in (i)...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to improve training for teaching staff when supporting children with speech, language and communication needs.

      Speech and Language Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Health and Social Care on developing a cross government strategy to support children...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in (a) Houghton and Sunderland South constituency, (b) the North East and (c) England have placed disruptive children in isolation...

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much pupil premium schools have used in each category in the most recent two years for which data is available.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils who are entitled for free school meals on the grounds of low household income but are not registered to receive...

      Higher Education: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help resolve the ongoing industrial dispute between the Universities and Colleges Employers Association, Universities UK...

      Universities Superannuation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Universities UK and the Universities Superannuation Scheme on the joint expert panel’s valuation of that scheme.

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of potential changes in the number of university enrolments at Scottish universities among overseas (a) undergraduates and...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in (a) the North West (b) Merseyside and (c) the Wallasey constituency have placed disruptive children in isolation booths in the...

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for sixth form students.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to extend eligibility for the Teachers’ Pay Grant to sixth form colleges.

      *No heading*

      What assessment he has made of the capacity of further education colleges to meet future demand for training in (a) electric vehicle maintenance and (b) the building of zero energy bill homes.

      *No heading*

      What progress his Department is making on improving school facilities.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to increase the use of technology by schools.

      *No heading*

      What progress he has made on implementing the recommendations of the Augar review of post-18 education and funding.

      *No heading*

      What steps he is taking to reduce the cost to parents of school uniforms.

      *No heading*

      What recent estimate he has made of the number of looked after children being placed in out-of-area placements as a result of the unavailability of a place in their home local authority.

      *No heading*

      What steps his Department is taking to ensure a balance between academic and vocational training in the development of further education courses.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rehabilitation: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to rehabilitate prisoners convicted of terrorism offences; and which (a) organisations and (b) individuals provide...

    • Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will consider introducing a British bill of rights.

      Domestic Abuse: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the recommendations of the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill in its First Report of Session 2017–19, whether he...

      Humanism: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on couples wishing to have a humanist wedding of the requirement to also have a civil ceremony in...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reduce the number of behaviour management incidents in custody for young offenders.

      Reece Dempster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the previous offences by (a) date, (b) category and (c) disposal of each offence committed by Reece Dempster who was sentenced at the...

      Prison Officers: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) male and (b) female prison officers were convicted of an offence as a result of having a relationship with a prisoner in each of the last...

      Offenders: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the custody rate was (a) in total and (b) by sex of the offender for each category of offence in each of the last three years.

      Offenders: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average custodial sentence length was (a) in total and (b) by sex of the offender for each category of offence in each of the last three years.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average amount of time served of a sentence of imprisonment was (a) in total and (b) by (i) male and (ii) female offenders for (A) violence...

      Prison Sentences: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time served in prison was for people sentenced to immediate custodial sentences for terrorist offences in each of the last 10 years.

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of section 22A of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980.

      Age of Criminal Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to raise the age of criminal responsibility.

      Social Security and Child Support Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hearings of the (a) first tier and (b) upper tier Social Security and Child Support Tribunals were adjourned in each of the last five years,...

      Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many instances of (a) trespass on land under section 61 and (b) aggravated trespass on land under section 68 of the Criminal Justice and Public...

      Rape: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps with the Home Secretary to include a joint inspection of the CPS and police in the Government's review of the criminal justice...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of waiting times for Child Maintenance Service appeals in (a) Wallasey, (b) Merseyside and (c) the North West.

      Vagrancy Act 1824: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions have been made under the Vagrancy Act 1824 in (a) England and (b) Wales in each calendar year since 2015.

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department last made an assessment of the efficiency of the dispatch of probate; and if he will make a statement.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been imprisoned for failing to pay fines in respect of the non-payment of a TV licence in (a) Wales and (b) England in each year...

      Homicide: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women have been killed by men who claim rough sex as a defence to murder, in each of the last five years in England and Wales.

      Employment Appeal Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average wait time is between an appeal being lodged at the Employment Appeals Tribunal to that appeal being heard.

      Business: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the results of his call for evidence on corporate liability reform for economic crime.

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Export Finance: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February to Question 14007 on UK Export Finance: Fossil Fuels, what the (a) annual budget of and (b) number of...

    • UK Export Finance: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to reduce the number of oil and gas projects supported through UK Export Finance; and if she will make a statement.

      UK Export Finance: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2020 to Question 14007 on UK Export Finance: Fossil Fuels, how many meetings officials in the UK...

      Fairtrade Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times she has met representatives of Fairtrade since July 2019.

      Business: Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the number of (a) British and (b) European businesses who have not received payment (a) six, (b) 12 and (c) 24...

      Trade Agreements: Biodiversity and Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to incorporate into her trade negotiations the UK's priorities on promoting nature-based solutions at the UNFCC...

      Trade Agreements: Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions her Department has had with representatives of the Brazilian Government on a bilateral trade deal with that country.

      Diesel Vehicles: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many second-hand diesel cars were exported from the UK in 2019.

      World Trade Organisation: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the implications for the Government's policies of the multi-party interim appeal arrangement entered into by...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of potential (a) challenges in the negotiations on the UK's proposed schedules at the WTO and (b) amendments,...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress the UK is making in submitting schedules at the WTO.

      Renewable Energy: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to identify potential export markets for UK renewables; and which countries have been identified for...

      Trade Agreements: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will open negotiations with her Indian counterpart on a UK-India free trade agreement; and if she will make a statement.

      Exports: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what sector-specific steps she is taking to increase the export of UK goods and services to India; and if she will make a statement.

      Overseas Companies: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much funding she has allocated to supporting UK businesses in India; and if she will make a statement.

      UK-India Joint Economic and Trade Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times the Joint Economic Trade Committee has met in each year since 2005; and if she will make a statement.

      Agriculture: Expert Trade Advisory Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 744 on Agriculture: Expert Trade Advisory Groups, when the Agri Food Expert Trade...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Infrastructure Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much of the housing infrastructure fund has been spent in each (a) region and (b) local authority.

    • Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of local authorities to deliver their statutory duties for adult...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Government policies on tackling on homelessness since 2010.

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding to tackle rough sleeping in the...

      Local Government: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much the lead commissioner for Northamptonshire has received in payments from Northamptonshire county council...

      Newton Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) value of the contracts that Newton Europe has won to provide...

      Social Services: Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many tenders were received for the contract put out on 9 December 2019 to transform adult care services in...

      Local Government: Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department provides (a) financial and (b) other resources to local authorities to help them retain Trading...

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people under the age of 25 who are (a) homeless and (b) at risk...

      Public Lavatories: Non-domestic Rates

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

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on regional disparities of the proposed move to 100 per cent...

      Non-domestic Rates: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with local authority leaders on the effect on Leicester City Council’s budget of (a)...

      Social Services: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to meet the demand for social care in Leicester.

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to require surplus off-street parking revenue to be used...

      Local Economic Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the contribution of Local Economic Partnerships (LEPs) to increasing levels of (a)...

      Temporary Accommodation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of children in temporary accommodation in (a) Poplar and...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it remains the Government's policy to hold a public consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities meet the requirement for major planning developments to...

      Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timeframe is for the coming into force of the provisions of the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019.

      Local Government Finance: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from the (a) Chief Executive of Blackpool Council and (b) Leader of Blackpool...

      Housing: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes were demolished by in each local authority area; and how many new homes in each classification of (a)...

      Local Government Finance: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Fair Funding Review includes consideration of rural indicators.

      Fire Prevention: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the market for professional indemnity insurance for (a) fire assessors,...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities are adequately prepared to deal with a Covid-19...

      Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's press release of 23 July 2019, when the additional independent adviser on...

      Floods: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many objections to proposed developments on flood risk land from the Environment Agency have been overturned by...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to repeal the provisions relating to rough sleeping under the Vagrancy...

      Affordable Housing

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

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020, to Question 680, on Building Safety, what further steps his Department is...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2020 to Question 598, on European Regional Development Fund: North East, if he...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what powers local authorities have to enforce the removal of unsafe (a) high pressure laminate cladding and (b) other...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he holds information on the number of properties in each region given a zero-value for mortgage purposes by...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the correlation between his Department's issuing of cladding guidance and trends...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of EWS1 forms for external wall fire reviews that have been completed for...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of mortgages for residential properties that have been (a) offered and (b)...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee's report entitled Leasehold reform, Twelfth...

      Multiple Occupation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities cannot impose additional room size standards for houses in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Clyde Naval Base: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which contractor is responsible for perimeter security at Royal Naval Armaments Depot Coulport; and what the financial value is of that contract.

    • Veterans: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the capacity of the Northern Ireland criminal justice system to...

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of medically discharged veterans that have experienced difficulties in finding adequate (a) housing,...

      Nuclear Submarines: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his policy is on procedures to provide nuclear submarine commanders on distant patrol with information to determine the legality of an order to...

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to delay the incremental retirement of the Type 23 frigates; and whether he has made an assessment of the...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much Government funding has been spent on the defence estate to facilitate the (a) delivery and (b) maintenance of the F-35b.

      Armed Forces: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 3 February 2020, Official report, column 3, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times and at what cost to the public purse military aircraft were used for non-military purposes by companies with Government contracts in 2015.

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the tender for the fleet solid support ship contract includes the potential cost of the transfer of intellectual property to the UK Government...

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on the Future Littoral Strike Ship.

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when procurement on Fleet Solid Support Ships will recommence.

      Warships: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to manpower shortages and delayed refit and retrofit programmes, whether the Royal Navy is able to put 19 destroyers and frigates to sea.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the National Shipbuilding Strategy, whether it is his Department's policy to grow the fleet of the Royal Navy.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Type 31 will possess an anti-ship-missile capability.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the required lethality for the proposed Mark 7 nuclear warhead.

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to maintain the size of the British Army throughout the 2019 Parliament.

      Ministry of Defence: Lockheed Martin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the level of consolidated damages payments made by Lockheed Martin to his Department was in each of the last five financial years.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the service life of a Type 23 frigate is.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on child poverty of the roll-out of universal credit in (a) Leicester East constituency,...

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce child poverty in (a) Leicester and (b) the UK.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the value of deductions due to sanctions for benefit payments by parliamentary constituency in (a) the latest period for...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 11 of the Government's response to the Work and Pensions Committee's Nineteenth Report of Session 2017–19,...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 February 2020 to Question 14677, on Local Housing Allowance, whether he plans to allocate additional funding to...

      Personal Independence Payment: Aberavon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment claimants in Aberavon constituency have had a decision from her Department overturned at Tribunal in...

      Universal Credit: Mental Illness and Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of universal credit (a) are classed as vulnerable and (b) have a mental health condition.

      Universal Credit: Mental Illness and Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much (a) on average and (b) in total her Department pays in adjustments for universal credit claimants with (i) identified vulnerabilities...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants with mental health conditions in Scotland of (a) universal credit, (b) employment and support allowance and (c) jobseekers...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the sanction rate for claimants of universal credit is higher than the sanction rate for claimants of (a) jobseekers...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February to Question 15027, whether her Department collects data on the correlation between the number of people...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there are financial provisions in place for (a) agency workers, (b) people on temporary contracts and (c) other employees who do not...

      Social Security Benefits: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of claimants of social security benefits who have died by suicide in the last twelve months for which...

      Pension Rights: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to grant unmarried couples the same automatic right to benefit from their...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 727 on Universal Credit, how much has been paid back to universal credit claimants as a...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 727 on Universal Credit, how many universal credit claimants successfully disputed the...

      Marriage Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money has been spent under section 22 of the Family Law Act 1996 on (a) the provision of marriage support services, (b) research into...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many terminally people have died while waiting for a decision on their personal independence payment claim in each year since 2009.

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to start its review of the effect of the six-month rule which prevents terminally ill people who are expected to...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 725, what the locations of the are of the small-scale Proof of Concepts for the warning...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which organisation has the responsibility for setting and adjusting the rate of deductions for fixed penalty notices for environmental...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Crematoriums: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 February 2020 to Question 14705 on Cremation, when the next process guidance review for...

    • Marine Environment: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to expand the global membership of the Global Ocean Alliance.

      Fishing Catches: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which Minister was responsible for presentation to the Assessment Panel and the service standard beta assessment report for...

      Fishing Catches: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the report of the Record your catches beta assessment on 24 July 2019 was submitted to the Marine Management...

      Fishing Catches: Scotland and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether under 10m fishing vessels registered in England and landing in a Welsh or Scottish port will be required to create a...

      Fishing Catches: Scotland and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether under 10m fishing vessels registered in Wales or Scotland and landing in an English port will be required to create...

      Air Pollution: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of PM2.5 emissions in Birmingham.

      Nitrogen Dioxide: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in NO2 emissions in Birmingham.

      Peat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the England peat strategy will be published.

      Peat Bogs: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to implement the Committee on Climate Change's recommendation of ending the burning of...

      Fishing Catches: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether there was a senior responsible owner in (a) the Marine Management Organisation or (b) his Department who oversaw the...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities increase their recycling rates.

      Flood Control: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent flooding in Yorkshire.

      Tree Planting: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many trees are planned to be planted in Hartlepool constituency in 2020.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: International Men's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department took to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2019.

      Climate Change: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans take to help mitigate the effects of climate change on the most disadvantaged in society.

      Camping Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of replicating the provisions of Scotland’s wild camping laws in...

      Clothing: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the environmental damage caused by fast fashion.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many air miles were accumulated by (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his Department in (i)...

      Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent tomato brown rugose fruit virus spreading to the UK.

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of equines moving...

      Animals: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he has made an assessment of the potential merits of a common veterinary area to reduce the need for additional checks on...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that local British food producers have access to a fair, competitive and...

      Farmers: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support farmers and fishermen suffering from mental health problems.

      Agriculture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) EU and (b) overseas nationals employed as (i) semi-skilled and (ii) unskilled...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the value of top fruit left unpicked as a result of labour shortages during the 2018-2019 season.

      Horticulture: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) EU and (b) overseas nationals employed as (i) semi-skilled and (ii) unskilled...

      Floods: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of planning applications were objected to by the Environment Agency because of flood risk concerns since 2009.

      Wildlife: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of trends in cyber-enabled wildlife crime since 2015.

      Coal: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the number of people who are reliant on coal for fuel in (a) Wallasey, (b)...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to assist (a) farmers and (b) food producers to process their food in environmentally sustainable and...

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timetable is for publishing a new geographical indications scheme for food producers.

      Fish Farming: Whitstable

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Marine Management Organisation plans to publish the navigational risk assessment that it conducted on 22 January...

      Environment Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff have been employed by the Environment Agency in each year since 2009.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much and what proportion of flood defence funding has been allocated to (a) Yorkshire and Humber, (b) the South East,...

      Tree Felling: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many trees were felled in Dorset in response to instructions from Natural England that the felling was necessary to...

  • Home Office

    • Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many additional police officers (a) have been recruited nationally in the last 12 months and (b) she plans to allocate to Bedfordshire...

    • Rendition and Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what formal process Police Scotland could request evidence from the US Government for an ongoing criminal investigation.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has chartered flights scheduled for deportations in the next six months.

      D-Day Landings: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date (a) Hampshire Constabulary and (b) Thames Valley Police will receive their mutual aid submissions submitted following D-Day 75.

      Fire Prevention: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were employed in fire safety inspecting teams in (a) 2010, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to the provision of support services for (a) victims of domestic abuse and (b)...

      Special Constables: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the recruitment campaign for special constables.

      Special Constables: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the flexibility of training times for special constables in England.

      Special Constables: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the monthly 16-hour expectation for special constables on the number applications for...

      Special Constables: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with Essex Police on introducing community special constables in Essex.

      Assaults on Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to fears of violence against police officers, what steps she is taking to support the mental wellbeing of police officers.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect the human rights of migrants from the Windrush generation.

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring into force the offence of threatening with an offensive weapon etc in a private place as provided for by section 52...

      National Wildlife Crime Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will guarantee the long-term funding of the National Wildlife Crime Unit; and if she will make an assessment of the potential merits...

      Registration: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to bring forward the regulations necessary to introduce an electronic registration system for marriages.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of EU migrants who will come to the UK annually under the proposed immigration system compared to...

      Cleveland Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to increase recruitment to Cleveland Police.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria the Migration Advisory Committee will use to determine shortage occupations from 2021.

      Visas: Entertainers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether musicians and artistic performers from the EU will be subject to the Tier 5 (Creative and Sporting visa) temporary worker route from...

      National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many successful prosecutions the National Wildlife Crime Unit has contributed to since its creation.

      National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to ensure the continued effective prosecution of wildlife criminals after the funding arrangement for the...

      Vagrancy Act 1824: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made under the Vagrancy Act 1824 by each police force in (a) England and (b) Wales in each year since 2015.

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce knife crime in (a) Slough and (b) the UK.

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to reduce the level of violent crime.

      Health Services: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much the NHS surcharge will be for EU migrants arriving after the transition period.

      Crime: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she last received crime performance figures from Greater Manchester Police.

      Police: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to the police in England on the use of their common law powers and responsibilities.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the definition of a hate incident set out on the College of Policing's website; and if she...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on the use of restraints when transporting women from Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre to be deported.

      Domestic Abuse: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale is for reviewing and updating the guidance on the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme; and whether she plans to introduce...

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what specific outcomes she plans to set police forces in order to reduce crime.

      Home Office: Amazon Web Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) efficiency and (b) effectiveness of using Amazon Web Services as a public cloud hosting...

      Home Office: Amazon Web Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data Amazon Web Services has access to as the public cloud host for her Department.

  • Wales Office

    • Storms: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Coal Authority on former coal mining sites in Wales following the landslides caused by storm Dennis.

    • Floods: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on UK Government financial support for tackling the flooding caused in Wales by storm Dennis.

      Wales Office: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many (a) Union Jack, (b) St George, (c) Scottish Saltire and (d) Flag of Wales flags his Department owns.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to Written Statement of 22 July 2019, Official Report, HCWS1772, what progress the Government has made on the defending democracy programme.

    • Prime Minister: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contractors have been hired by the Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street since 12 December 2019.

      Prime Minister: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether members of 10 Downing Street staff with Developed Vetting security clearance are permitted to see unredacted Top Secret-classified material...

      Veterans

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress his Department has made on the implementation of the Government’s Strategy for Our Veterans.

      Veterans

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government’s Strategy for Our Veterans will classify the very seriously injured as a priority group.

      Cabinet Office: Rural Areas

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how the Government defines rurality.

      Life Expectancy: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the life expectancy of (a) women and (b) men in each of the last 10 years in (i) the North West, (ii)...

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to improve veterans’ employment prospects.

      Cabinet Office: Huawei

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many representations (a) his Department and (b) the Prime Minister’s Office has received from Huawei since 1 January 2019.

      Chequers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost to the public purse of renovation works to Chequers has been in each the last five years up to and including February 2020.

      Office for Veterans' Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of staff will be allocated to work for the Office for Veterans' Affairs.

      Domestic Abuse: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) applications were made under the right to ask element of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) (b) disclosures were made as a...

  • Treasury

    • Incinerators: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce a tax on waste incineration.

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate has been made of the quantum of the Barnett consequential for the Northern Ireland Executive announced during the 2019-20 Financial Year...

      Help to Buy Scheme: North East Bedfordshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information he holds on the number of people who have taken up a Help to Buy ISA in the North East Bedfordshire constituency.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has for (a) universities and (b) other UK institutions to be able to participate in EU-funded projects after 2020.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has for the tobacco track and trace system in the UK at the end of the transition period; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will undertake a review level of the business rates transitional relief.

      First Time Buyers: Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of first time buyers that have used a (a) Help to Buy ISA and (b) Lifetime ISA to fund the purchase of a home.

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC staff employed in offices undergoing closure as part of departmental restructuring will be entitled to the full 21 months compensation despite...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether there is a link between the rate of beer duty and independent pub closures.

      Free Zones: Crime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made for the implications for his policies on free ports of the potential risk of (a) tax avoidance, (b) money laundering and (c)...

      Free Zones: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether companies operating within free ports will be subject to (a) tax and (b) other financial incentives.

      Freeports Advisory Panel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what role the Freeports Advisory Committee plays prior to the publishing of proposals relating to free ports.

      First Time Buyers: Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reduce the stamp duty rate for first-time buyers purchasing properties above the threshold set for first-time buyers.

      Taxation: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to further regulate tax advisers.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2020 to Question 11458 on Capital Gains Tax on what date the comprehensive communications plan began.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was paid in fines by people who submitted tax returns after the deadline of 31 January in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on Budget 2020.

      Business: Competition

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his polices of the conclusions of the Centre for International Competitiveness's report, UK...

      Electric Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the existing tax regime in respect of electricity consumption for electric vehicle charging.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the risks to the UK economy of covid-19 in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on funding for additional resources for the NHS to respond to the...

      Entrepreneurs' Relief: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people claimed Entrepreneurs’ Relief in Wales in the 2018-19 fiscal year.

      EU External Trade: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policies of the EU's proposed carbon border tax.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the proposed residence test in respect of the stamp duty land tax surcharge for non-UK residents purchasing residential property in England and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2020 to Question 1971, when the EU Commission requested the UK’s observations regarding post duty paid dilution...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport : Sports

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of his Department's work is dedicated to sport.

    • Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish his Department's economic indicators by region.

      Artificial Intelligence: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government records instances of the use of Artificial Intelligence in the public sector.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government's Online harms white paper: initial consultation response published on 12 February 2020, what...

      Mobile Phones: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve mobile phone coverage in (a) North East Bedfordshire constituency and (b) other...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2020 to Question 11568, on Broadband, how much and what proportion of the funding for...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2020 to Question 11568, on Broadband, what steps his Department is taking to determine...

      Sexting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure online platforms do not host sexual content which has not been consented to by people who...

      Tourism: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase tourism in the West Midlands.

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans her Department has to ensure (a) lines of accountability and (b) attributable liability for mistakes of artificial...

      Social Media: Suicide and Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to tackle social media platforms which promote harmful content relating to suicide and self-harm.

      Mobile Phones and Broadband: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to improve (a) mobile phone and (b) broadband coverage in (i) The Wrekin constituency and (ii)...

      Rugby: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department held on the Rugby Football Union’s plans to reduce funding for championship clubs; and...

      Technology: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria are used to identify locations for his Department's International Tech Hubs.

      Musicians: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect on the music industry of applying the Tier 5 Visa rules to members...

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to investigate alternatives to 5G technology to reduce the risk of long-term exposure to...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Parades: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the work of the Parades Commission of Northern Ireland on normalising public processions.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Employment: Menopause

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government is taking to improve workplace support for women going through the menopause.

    • Employment: Menopause

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government has taken to encourage employers to support women in the workplace that are experiencing menopause by (a) training staff to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • India: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of India to establish independent inquiries into the (1) repression of protests against the Citizenship...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rights of Way: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any decisions about extending the 2026 deadline for registering historic rights of way; and if not, when they expect to make such a decision.

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