Written questions and answers

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Unique Identifying Number – Every written question in the House of Commons has a UIN per Parliament. In the House of Lords each written questions has a UIN per parliamentary session.
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Asked by Chris Ruane
(Vale of Clwyd)
Asked on: 12 December 2017
Wales Office
Wales Office: Written Questions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions have advised that the requested information was not available on the grounds of disproportionate cost associated with data collection and collation in the current session.
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Answered by: Guto Bebb
Answered on: 15 December 2017

None. This is out of a total of 166 parliamentary questions that have been answered (as at 13 December).

Grouped Questions: 118865
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Asked by Chris Ruane
(Vale of Clwyd)
Asked on: 12 December 2017
Wales Office
Wales Office: Written Questions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, (a) how many and (b) what proportion of his Department's Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions have advised that the requested information was not available on the grounds of disproportionate cost associated with data collection and collation in the current session.
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Answered by: Guto Bebb
Answered on: 15 December 2017

None. This is out of a total of 166 parliamentary questions that have been answered (as at 13 December).

Grouped Questions: 118863
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Asked by Andrew Gwynne
(Denton and Reddish)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities have contracted out their adoption services to a third party; and what the name is of each such contractor.
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(Tooting)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will take steps to cover the legal costs of UK Anti-Doping as part of the ongoing tailored review.
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Asked by Neil Coyle
(Bermondsey and Old Southwark)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make an assessment of the adequacy of funding available to local authorities for the retrospective fitting of sprinklers in tower blocks; and if he will publish the criteria to be used in that assessment.
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(North Ayrshire and Arran)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has any plans to address the loyalty penalty in essential markets.
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(North Ayrshire and Arran)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with regulators on the loyalty penalty faced by consumers who don't switch provider.
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Asked by Andrew Gwynne
(Denton and Reddish)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 118073, if he will list the requests received by Manchester City Council.
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Asked by Andrew Gwynne
(Denton and Reddish)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117510, what discussions his Department has had with Ofwat to ensure that water and sewerage companies adopt the latest technology in leakage detection and that such technology provides value for money.
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Asked by Ian Austin
(Dudley North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to his Department's publication ADM Memo 30/17, if he will publish the criteria used in the LEAP exercise to review awards of personal independent payment claimants who may be affected by the updated PIP Assessment Guidance detailed in the Written Statement of 2 November 2017, HCWS218.
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Asked by Ian Austin
(Dudley North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 2 November 2017, HCWS218, whether previous personal independence payment applicants who may benefit from the update to PIP Assessment Guidance but whose applications were unsuccessful before 9 March 2017 should (a) reapply for PIP, (b) await contact from the his Department regarding their claims or (c) request a review of their initial claim in light of the updated guidance.
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Asked by Ian Austin
(Dudley North)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to table 8D of the Personal Independence Payment: DLA to PIP reassessment outcomes, October 2017, what steps his Department is taking to address the disproportionate number of people with epilepsy who have seen their awards refused or reduced during the transition to personal independence payments; and if he will make a statement.
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Asked by Dr Rupa Huq
(Ealing Central and Acton)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Attorney General
Commons
To ask the Attorney General, if he will make it his policy for there to be a review of the options for law reform to ensure that large companies and financial institutions can be prosecuted for economic crime in the UK.
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Asked by Dr Rupa Huq
(Ealing Central and Acton)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Attorney General
Commons
To ask the Attorney General, what plans he has to publish a call for evidence on the need for legal reform to extend corporate criminal liability beyond bribery and tax evasion.
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Asked by Dr Rupa Huq
(Ealing Central and Acton)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when she plans to create a public register showing the beneficial owners of overseas legal entities which (a) own or buy property in the UK and (b) secure contracts from central Government.
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Asked by Dr Rupa Huq
(Ealing Central and Acton)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the UK Overseas Territories on the adoption of public registers of beneficial ownership in the UK Overseas Territories.
Q
Asked by Dr Rupa Huq
(Ealing Central and Acton)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what measures he is taking to promote the adoption of public registers of beneficial ownership in other countries.
Q
Asked by Dr Rupa Huq
(Ealing Central and Acton)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary on the active enforcement of the OECD Anti Bribery Convention.
Q
Asked by Dr Rupa Huq
(Ealing Central and Acton)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on the promotion of anti-corruption measures through bilateral trade deals.
Q
Asked by Dr Rupa Huq
(Ealing Central and Acton)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) multilateral and (b) bilateral initiatives he has taken to counter the illegal wildlife trade.
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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2017 to Question 117953, whether her Department has access to operational details of requests made by UK law enforcement authorities for beneficial ownership information.
Q
Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2017 to Question 6341, when she expects to make a decision on fees for firearm and shotgun licences administered by the police.
Q
Asked by Deidre Brock
(Edinburgh North and Leith)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Scotland Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2017 to Question 6287, what external advisers or companies his Department has used for advertising in each of the last four years.
Q
(Bristol West)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, under what powers the property of a person who is street homeless can be confiscated.
Q
Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Prime Minister
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117199, what reports the Prime Minister receives from the delegate who attends a British-Irish Council on behalf of the Government following each meeting.
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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Prime Minister
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117199, if she will make it her policy for the Prime Minister to attend a meeting of the British-Irish Council when other heads of government of the UK and the Republic of Ireland are in attendance.
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Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Prime Minister
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 117199, for what reasons a Prime Minister has not attended a meeting of the British-Irish Council since 2007.
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Asked by Jon Trickett
(Hemsworth)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Cabinet Office
Commons
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the contract between the Government and Amazon Web Services covering Platform as a service.
Q
Asked by Layla Moran
(Oxford West and Abingdon)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential implications of Disney's takeover of 21st Century Fox for the Competition and Markets Authority's investigation into the anticipated acquisition of Sky Plc by 21st Century Fox; and if she will make a statement.
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Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the comprehensiveness and quality of Ofcom’s quarterly telecoms complaints data in terms of enabling consumers to make informed decisions; and if she will make a statement.
Q
Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of including data from Alternative Dispute Resolution schemes in Ofcom’s quarterly telecoms complaints data in order to enable consumers to make better informed decisions; and if she will make a statement.
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Asked by Ben Lake
(Ceredigion)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with cystic fibrosis have been prescribed Orkambi in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last five years.
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Asked by Ben Lake
(Ceredigion)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with cystic fibrosis charities on the effectiveness of Orkambi.
Q
Asked by Ben Lake
(Ceredigion)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make the non-emergency police phone number 101 a free-to-use service.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Prime Minister
Commons
To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to her oral contribution of 14 December 2017, Official Report, column 398, in what format she was briefed on the content of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s oral evidence to the Treasury Committee of 6 December 2017.
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Asked by Ged Killen
(Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has examined the Canadian Provincial Nominee Programme scheme as part of its policy planning for a new UK immigration system after the UK leaves the EU.
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Asked by Ged Killen
(Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many meetings she has had with Scottish Government minsters on the Government's proposed reforms to the UK's immigration system after the UK leaves the EU.
Q
Asked by Ged Killen
(Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of reforming the immigration system with a view to increasing working age populations in regions where growth in that demographic has halted or is in decline; and if she will make a statement.
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Asked by Ged Killen
(Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Scottish business sectors have made representations to her on immigration schemes for Scotland after the UK leaves the EU.
Q
(Preston)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 3 April 2017 to Question HL6413, on horses: animal welfare, what the timetable is for the update to that code of practice.
Q
(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Transport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy in the forthcoming cycle safety review to include the Dutch Reach within the driving test to help reduce the number of serious injuries and deaths from the car-dooring of cyclists.
Q
Asked by Craig Tracey
(North Warwickshire)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the commercial agreement announced by NHS England on 9 November 2017, what the timetable is for NICE to issue final guidance on Perjeta (pertuzumab) in combination with Herceptin (trastuzumab) and docetaxel for HER2 positive metastatic or locally recurrent unresectable breast cancer.
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Asked by Jo Platt
(Leigh)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2017 to Question 118099, for what reasons no reference was made as to whether support to small businesses forming part of the Government's assistance to small businesses as the UK leaves the EU was to be financial or just other support.
Q
(Orkney and Shetland)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help reduce rising levels of plastic in the oceans.
Q
Asked by Jo Platt
(Leigh)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 December 2017 to Question 118324, for what reasons no reference was made to the evidential basis for the recruitment of an additional 300 Border Force officers.
Q
(Orkney and Shetland)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff of his Department are responsible for dealing with reducing the levels of plastic in the oceans.
Q
(Orkney and Shetland)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of potential human health hazards posed by rising levels of plastic in the oceans.
Q
Asked by Jo Platt
(Leigh)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December 2017 to Question 117570, what steps her Department plans to take to increase social mobility in areas of Good and Outstanding Ofsted rated schools.
Q
Asked by Chris Ruane
(Vale of Clwyd)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 15 December 2017
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what has been the cost-per-child of children's school meals in each of the last ten years.
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Asked by Jon Trickett
(Hemsworth)
Asked on: 15 December 2017
Attorney General
Commons
To ask the Attorney General, what steps his offices are taking to implement the guidance set out by the Government Commercial Function in its paper entitled Exiting Major IT Contracts: Guidance for Departments, published in November 2017, in respect of (a) using market engagement, (b) setting up disaggregation work, (c) risk assessment, (d) developing a programme plan through the transition, (e) identifying the skills and capabilities that will be needed in the future and (f) any other work related to that guidance.
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