Written answers

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what provisions are included in the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill 2019-20 to protect national parks and AONBs from aircraft noise.

    • Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) scrutiny and (b) appeal mechanisms there are for the assessment of the effect of aircraft noise on (i) Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability of charging points for electric vehicles.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of the safe use of electric vehicle charging points.

      A63: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many road traffic collisions there have been on the A63 between the Ferensway Interchange (Central Hull) and North Cave Interchange in the last...

      Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what oversight his Department has of the work of the Civil Aviation Authority in (a) setting and (b) maintaining flight routes.

      A50: Uttoxeter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make a decision on the future of the proposed Project B on the A50 Growth Corridor at Uttoxeter.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings he has had with representatives from the airline industry on the implications for that industry of changes to Government travel advice...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to increase access to charging points for electric vehicles in rural areas.

      Heathrow Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his plans for meeting the net-zero by 2050 decarbonisation target as set out in the Climate Change...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to decarbonise road transport.

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the role of (a) Navblue, (b) Lufthansa Systems, (c) Jeppessen and (d) other coding houses in airspace...

      Merchant Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the progress the Merchant Navy Training Board has made in promoting the training of (a) ratings and (b) cadets...

      Shipping: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the take-up of (a) apprenticeships and (b) the apprenticeship levy...

      Aviation: Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to regulate the serving of nut-based products on flights operated by UK airlines.

      British Transport Police: Forms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the CID 27 form used by British Transport Police.

      Transport for the North: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing a devolved budget for Transport for the North.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his July 2019 policy paper entitled Road Safety Statement: a lifetime of road safety, whether it is his policy to review the...

      Roads: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Road safety statement 2019: a lifetime of road safety, published in July 2019, what progress his Department has made on the...

      Bus Services and Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of ticket prices on (a) train and (b) buses on the accessibility of public transport.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Heating: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's plans are for decarbonising heating systems in existing commercial properties.

    • Alternative Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to incentivise industry to engage in the Industrial Cluster Mission challenge; and...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of supporting companies to onshore manufacturing supply...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will meet with (a) employer organisations and (b) trade unions on a strategy to manage the potential...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to support businesses in the event of reduced (a) tourism, (b) leisure and retail...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he is putting in place to help (a) businesses and (b) customers manage (i) short- and (ii) medium-term...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress the Industrial Cluster Mission has made; and what further steps the Government is taking with industry to...

      Post Office: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that sub-postmasters who are found to be innocent of accusations of theft due to the...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many business start-ups there were in (a) Bexley, (b) London and (c) England in each year since 2010.

      Job Creation: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to help businesses create highly skilled jobs in London.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure compatibility of smart meters between providers.

      Flybe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to allocate additional funding to the Northern Ireland Executive for the support for staff affected...

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2020 to Question 20598, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2020 to Question 20600, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2020 to Question 20600, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it remains his policy to make sure that no Mansfield miner, or any other miner signed up to the Mineworkers'...

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to help promote shared parental leave.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to help promote shared parental leave.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Wang Quanzhang

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the conviction in Tianjin province of the human rights lawyer,...

    • Marine Environment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who will represent the UK at the fourth session of the UN Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity in March and...

      China: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on banning the live trade of wild and endangered animals; and what...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the cases of (a) Ali al-Nimr, (b) Abdullah...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the human rights situation in that country.

      Saudi Arabia: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the cost to the public purse will be of his planned visit to Saudi Arabia.

      Islamic State: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent support his officials of his Department have provided to the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for...

      West Africa: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives from the Economic Community of West African States on the security...

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department plans to respond to the report by the UN Human Rights Office, published on 12 February 2020, on business...

      Israeli Settlements: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to respond to the publication of the UN Human Rights Office report on business enterprises...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is (a) monitoring the temperature of, (b) distributing relevant literature to and (c) carrying out health checks...

    • Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will (a) provide a briefing to hon. Members on its public health communications strategy for covid-19 and (b) deploy...

      Glaucoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to implement the safety recommendations in the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report entitled Lack of...

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to hold discussions with Cabinet colleagues on changes to the length of gestation required for a still-born baby to be...

      Calea: Parenteral Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what monitoring his Department undertakes on the compliance of Calea UK Ltd with improvements agreed between the company and the Medical...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of waiving the NHS surcharge for new staff coming from abroad to work in the NHS.

      Diabetes: Podiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS has spent on treating diabetic foot ulcers in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Podiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many multidisciplinary foot care teams there are in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Podiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase access to podiatry services; and if he will make a statement.

      Addictions: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that homeless people with (a) alcohol- and (b) drug-related conditions are able to access the support...

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has commissioned any research studies on the potential effects of 5G on the ability of the human body to absorb oxygen.

      Cancer: Blackpool North and Cleveleys

      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 Blackpool North...

      Infant Mortality: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of infant mortality in Blackpool over the last 10 years.

      Mental Health Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of mental health practitioners working in the NHS.

      Menorrhagia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will respond to the recommendations in the report by the Menstrual Health Coalition, entitled Heavy menstrual bleeding breaking...

      Menorrhagia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report by the Menstrual Health Coalition, entitled Heavy menstrual bleeding breaking silence and stigma, published...

      Public Health: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to increase the level of public health funding allocated to Liverpool City Council.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that retired medical staff will be (a) re-registered and (b) re-certified to practice in...

      London Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet with representatives of (a) the London Ambulance Service and (b) the Patients’ Forum for the London Ambulance...

      Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the current capacity in NHS England for patients with (a) respiratory failure and (b) multiple...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs have been contracted to the NHS in each of the last 20 years for which figures are available.

      University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the PFI interest rate is that is charged to the University Hospitals of North Midlands Trust on the construction of the Royal Stoke...

      Addictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the adequacy of funding for support services for friends and family...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle health inequalities.

      Health Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendations contained in the report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation, published in March 2015, what...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 7625 on Cervical Cancer: Screening, what assessment he has made of the...

      Patient Access to Medicines Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the terms of reference of the Patient Access to Medicines Partnership are; and if he will publish the (a) minutes of and (b) papers...

      Patient Access to Medicines Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which (a) Government Departments and (b) other bodies and organisations are members of the Patient Access to Medicines Partnership.

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the General Medical Council on re-licensing of retired doctors returning to practice during the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made arrangements to provide full Crown indemnity to (a) doctors and (b) nurses returning to clinical practice to assist...

  • Department for International Development

    • CDC: ARM Cement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much CDC Group have invested in ARM Cement; how much of that investment has been lost or written down; and on what dates the...

    • Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency's for...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Official Development Assistance her Department has allocated to climate change adaptation projects in each of the last three...

  • Department for Education

    • Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to (a) encourage young people to read and (b) promote reading for pleasure in (i) Eastleigh constituency, (ii)...

    • Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his Department's policy to provide statutory guidance to governing bodies on school uniforms.

      Braille

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of trends in the number of people with fluency in braille on the ability of (a) visually impaired and...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of SEN funding.

      Food Poverty: Academic Year

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2020 to Question 620 on Food Poverty: Academic Year, what the combined value was of the bids received by his...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have had their 30 hours free childcare funding suspended as a result of technical issues using the Government gateway system in 2020.

      Engineering: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking with representatives of private sector companies to increase the number of apprenticeships in the engineering sector.

      Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage people to take part in adult literacy programmes in (a) Blackpool and (b) England.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Chief Coroner has taken to ensure that coronial decision-making is consistent throughout the UK.

    • Prison Officers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Prison Service Pay Review Body Summary of England and Wales Visits 2019, published in February 2020, what steps he is taking to...

      Robin Tolson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman has received in relation to the conduct of Judge Robin Tolson QC.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made on developing the UK Shared Prosperity Fund; and if he will make a statement.

    • Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the purpose is of the Thames Estuary (a) Growth Commission, (b) Growth Award and (c) Envoy; and if he will make a...

      Sub-letting: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to tackle fraudulent sub-letting of social housing.

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce social housing waiting lists.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Integrated Communities Action Plan published by his Department on 9 February 2019, what progress...

      Fracking and Wind Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been allocated to support (a) planning development and (b) processing of applications by local...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 23 Frigates: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost was of attaching Sea Ceptor to the Type 23 Frigates.

    • Nuclear Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Statement of 25 February 2020, Nuclear Update HCWS125, what steps he plans to take to ensure that close work with the US on new warhead...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the process will be for self-employed people to claim contributory employment and support allowance in the event that they have to...

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many pensioners over the age of 80 are in receipt of the state pension.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her policy is on maintaining benefit payments in cash form to claimants.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she will take to ensure that claimants in receipt of personal independence payment (PIP) automatically receive the accompanying...

      Child Maintenance Service: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what income the Child Maintenance Service has received from (a) bank interest and (b) other investments made as a result of payments held by...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time was that payments from parents were held by the Child Maintenance Service before being paid to the receiving...

      Child Maintenance Service: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was received by the Child Maintenance Service in charges for (a) collection and (b) payment services in each of the last three years.

      Social Security Benefits: Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken help claimants with muscular dystrophy complete forms for (a) personal independence payment, (b) universal...

      Social Security Benefits: Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training on the fluctuating conditions of muscular dystrophy is provided to assessors of (a) personal independence payment, (b) universal...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for personal independence payment were (a) made, (b) refused and (c) granted for terminal illness payments using the DS1500...

      Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for universal credit were (a) made, (b) refused and (c) granted for terminal illness payments using the DS1500 form in each...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2020 to Questions 21930, 219331, 219332 and 21933, for what reasons the information requested is not readily...

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the roll-out of universal credit on the level of income of disabled people.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Coal: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect the proposed ban on burning coal in domestic settings on fuel poverty.

    • Livestock: Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the potential merits of legislation overseas to close wet...

      Electronic Training Aids: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of (a) shock collars and (b) other aversive training devices on animals'...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Croydon

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

    • Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the prevalence of online live-streaming of the sexual exploitation of children that originates...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on family reunion for unaccompanied asylum seeking children.

      National Wildlife Crime Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will allocate long-term funding to the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the College of Policing’s operational guidance for investigating and recording...

      Immigration: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraphs 13-15 of Annex A of the document entitled New Decade, New Approach, published in January 2020, what the...

      British National (Overseas): Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many British National Overseas passport holders there were in Hong Kong in each year since the introduction of that category of...

      Visas: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will publish the (a) amount accrued to the public purse from (i) fees and (ii) charges applied by the UK Visa Application Centre; and...

      Flakka

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to prevent the (a) sale and (b) use of the drug flakka.

      Organised Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of prioritising police resources on tackling organised crime in rural...

      Migrant Workers: Service Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the additional costs to be borne by the (a) catering and (b) hospitality industries as a result of the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU citizens that are awarded pre-settled status will have the same entitlement to benefits after the transition period as they do now.

      Police: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of police officers have a degree.

      Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding is available to support security and safety in and around mosques; and if she will make a statement.

      Migrant Workers: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the time it will take for SMEs to register as Tier 2 employers under the new immigration system.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the EU settlement scheme from people in Northern Ireland have been (a) received, (b) accepted and (c) rejected.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of potential effect of the proposed immigration rules on the security industry.

      Shavendra Silva

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to take similar steps to the US State Department and bar Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, the head of Sri Lanka’s...

      Passports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of including parents' surnames in the passports of their children.

      Passports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to help prevent mothers from being stopped at border control on entry to the UK as a result of having a...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish proposals for continuing the family reunification scheme after the transition period; and if she will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

  • Treasury

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: STEM Subjects

      What steps the Government is taking to encourage girls to study STEM subjects.

    • Career Breaks

      What steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to support people in returning to work after a career break.

      Housing: Disability

      What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the start date for the consultation on accessible housing.

      Pupils: Bullying

      What steps she is taking to tackle (a) homophobic and (b) transphobic bullying in schools.

  • Department for Transport

    • East-West Rail Link: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 19 February (HL1348), whether they intend to require that the line is (1) designed to...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Euston Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Prime Minister on 11 February with reference to HS2 that they will "take proper control of what is happening at Euston...

      Railways: Midlands and North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who within the government will be principally responsible for delivering the Integrated Rail Plan described in the Terms of reference for an integrated rail...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comparative risks posed to the public by (1) a limited amount of extension of third-rail electrification for which a...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to sanction further extensions to the electrified network in the near future to ensure a continued workload for the skilled labour involved in...

      Railways: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 25 February (HL1519), whether they plan to initiate a further upgrade of power supply to cater...

      Motorways: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they propose to take following the evidence stocktake on the safety of smart motorways.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional charging points are planned for installation on UK motorways by the end of 2020.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to synchronise any increased demand on the UK electricity supply in line with the growth of electric vehicle usage and the availability of...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the estimated increased impact from electric vehicles on the UK power grid system is likely to be by 2035; and what factors were considered in making that...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they plan to take to inform consumers about the comparative carbon footprint generated by different electric vehicles in their production.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for a standardised formula for assessing vehicular carbon footprint to ensure a reliable comparative...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commit to a full global satellite system to replace UK participation in the EU’s Galileo system.

    • Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of the UK’s new satellite navigation system to replace UK participation in the EU’s Galileo system.

      Global Navigation Satellite Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many satellites the UK’s new satellite navigation system will have to replace UK participation in the EU’s Galileo system.

      Galileo System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they would consider access to the EU’s Galileo system in return for providing UK technical expertise.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage civil society to contribute to the Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review.

    • Malaysia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the current political situation in Malaysia, and (2) the protection of freedom of religion or belief by the government of...

      Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the arrest of (1) Hong Kong media entrepreneur Jimmy Lai, (2) the vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Labour Party, Lee...

      China: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about the role of ‘wet markets’ in the global spread of COVID-19.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to place a copy in the Library of the House of the report on the consultation on abortion law conducted by the Northern Ireland Office in...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the World Health Organization's decision to welcome the government of India's decision to ban e-cigarettes; and what plans they...

    • WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage they pay of the costs of the World Health Organization's secretariat for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

      Coronavirus: Italy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to test all pupils returning to the UK from school trips in northern Italy for Wuhan coronavirus.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bethell (HL Deb, cols 248 and 253), what measure of inflation they used in the cash figures for the four financial years...

      NHS Trusts: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bethell (HL Deb, cols 248 and 253), whether (1) NHS Trusts with loans will have to repay those loans or service them from the cash...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new operating targets for the NHS will be included in the Handbook to the NHS Constitution for England.

      Hospitals: North West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS hospital trusts in (1) Greater Manchester, (2) Lancashire, (3) Merseyside, (4) Cheshire, and (5) Cumbria, have completed mandatory autism training of...

  • Department for International Development

    • Sudan: South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to guarantee humanitarian access to the civilian population in Abyei.

  • Department for Education

    • Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to increase the funding available for family support and preventative services.

    • National Retraining Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the national retraining scheme will be rolled out across England.

      National Retraining Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people participated in the initial pilot rollout of the national retraining scheme.

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Department for International Trade

    • Type 31 Frigates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in finding an export market for the new Type 31 class of frigate.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Travellers: Hate Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle hate crimes against Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many buildings still have illegal aluminium composite material cladding.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to invest further in flood defences.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recent adverse weather conditions, what consideration they have given to suspending the requirement for farmers to grow three different crops in...

      Food: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to promote British food and beverages.

      Floods: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) advice, and (2) funding, they have provided, or intend to provide, to help property owners protect their properties from flooding.

      Property: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, or intend to have, with the insurance industry about incentivising property owners to protect their properties from (1) flooding,...

      Floods

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide more data to local organisations and communities to help them prepare for future floods.

  • Home Office

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been allocated to fund independent guardians for trafficked children in the current, and each of the last three, financial years; and how much...

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many victims of human trafficking who receive a positive conclusive grounds decision have (1) had the recovery needs assessment, and (2) been granted...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many victims of human trafficking in England and Wales with a positive conclusive grounds decision received discretionary leave to remain in 2018–19, and...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many victims of human trafficking with a positive (1) reasonable, and (2) conclusive, grounds decision are currently held in immigration detention.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to incorporate EU Directive 2011/36/EU on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims into UK law.

      Police: Graduates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many police officers in England and Wales of the rank of Assistant Chief Constable, or equivalent, are university graduates.

      Extradition: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been extradited to the United States under the UK–US extradition treaty of 2003.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were held in immigration detention in the UK at the start of each of the last five financial years; how many were compulsorily deported in each...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they give to the political views of an individual being considered for a trusteeship which they have to approve.

    • Public Bodies: Location

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many public bodies they plan to move from London and the south east of England to elsewhere in the UK during this Parliament.

  • Treasury

    • Free Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether existing and new freeports will be required to maintain the rules and precautions on plant and animal hygiene that now apply in all other ports; and if...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for introducing legislation to permit the legal ownership of personal data.

    • Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) body, or (2) individual, is accountable for the delivery of gigabyte-capable broadband for all by 2025.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with online media platforms to ensure readers and users of their comment sections are not subject to online harms.

      Arts Festivals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide for the promotion of literary festivals.

      Sports: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Sport England about the practical application of the Equality Act 2010 in sport; and what were the results of any such...

  • Women and Equalities

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