Written questions and answers

Written questions allow Members of Parliament to ask government ministers for information on the work, policy and activities of government departments.

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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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(Poplar and Limehouse)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress the Department has made with the food, drink and advertising industries on discouraging the promotion of high caffeine and sugar energy drinks at sporting events.
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(Poplar and Limehouse)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to assist local authorities, voluntary organisations and business to promote a broad range of physical activity opportunities for health benefits.
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(Bedford)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Ministry of Justice
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were subject to adjudications in HMP Bedford in 2016, and of those prisoners how many were Muslim, and what was the breakdown by ethnicity.
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(Sevenoaks)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her assessment is of the adequacy of the funding delivered by the new funding formula for Amherst School, Seal Primary School, Weald Primary School, Riverhead Infants School and Dunton Green Primary School in Sevenoaks.
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(Birmingham, Hall Green)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether any assessment has been made of the effect on access to healthcare by UK citizens who do not have a passport of requiring patients to show ID before they can access healthcare.
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(Bedford)
[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: 24 November 2017
Ministry of Justice
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employment tribunal judges and staff there were in (a) the Eastern Region and (b) Bedford in each year from 2010 to 2017.
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(North Swindon)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Education
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Apprenticeship Levy on the veterinary sector.
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(North Swindon)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of regulatory costs on the veterinary sector.
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Asked by Andrew Gwynne
(Denton and Reddish)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for International Trade
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2017 to Question 113264, if his Department will undertake an impact assessment of the implications for UK trade in relation to each trade remedy that will potentially be agreed with the WTO after the UK leaves the EU.
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(Bristol East)
[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: 24 November 2017
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will reaffirm its commitment to the UK High Level Marine Objectives.
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Asked by Sammy Wilson
(East Antrim)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations and conclusions of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group International Freedom of Religion and Belief's, Article 18: From Rhetoric to Reality, published on 25 October 2017.
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Asked by Dan Jarvis
(Barnsley 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: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July to Question 1686, if he will adopt the recommendations of Thriving at Work: a review of mental health and employers, to reform mental health practices in the work place.
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Asked by Dan Jarvis
(Barnsley 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: 24 November 2017
HM Treasury
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of the 26 June 2017 to Question 238, when the Government plans to provide further details on the Shared Prosperity Fund.
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Asked by Jo Platt
(Leigh)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons the amount of renewable energy generated in the UK in 2016 was lower than that produced in 2015.
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Asked by Jo Platt
(Leigh)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he expects the amount of renewable energy generated in 2017 to be greater than that produced 2016.
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Asked by Jo Platt
(Leigh)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase production of renewable energy.
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Asked by Thelma Walker
(Colne Valley)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Communities and Local Government
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to introduce legislation relating to vehicles parked on pavements.
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(Southampton, Test)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many school and community energy solar PV installations were commissioned between (a) 1 October 2015 and 30 September 2016 and (b) 1 October 2016 and 30 September 2017, and the total installed capacity was in each period.
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(Sevenoaks)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
HM Treasury
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to introduce an independent NHS Pay Review Body.
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(Sevenoaks)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to assist conjoined twins born to Palestinian parents at the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza to access specialist treatment in Israel.
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(Sevenoaks)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Exiting the European Union
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether an EU citizen who is the spouse of a UK citizen will require a visa or sponsor after the UK leaves the EU when that spouse has been absent from the UK for two years.
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(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Health Education England’s ‘Stepping forward to 2020-21: The mental health workforce plan for England’, published in July 2017, what proportion of the new mental health workforce recruits he estimates will be occupational therapists.
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(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the patient benefits of MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will list all above inflation salary increases or bonus schemes for Directors of NHS Bodies in the last two years.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure patients suffering from essential tremor have access to the latest treatments on the NHS.
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(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake a full public consultation prior to approving the establishment of any Accountable Care Organisations.
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(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111406 on prescriptions: fees and charges, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for that increase in the number of penalty charge notices.
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(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer of 13 November to Question 111406, how much has been (a) charged in and (b) collected from penalty charge notices in each of the last 36 months.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2017 to Question 111406, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of universal credit on the number of penalty charge notices issued in respect of wrongly claimed NHS prescriptions.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department of Health
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many subsidiary companies are being established by (a) individual NHS and Foundation Trusts and (b) multiple Trusts for the purpose of sharing services.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is a backlog to implement a change of circumstance request made by a parent with care in respect of a non-resident parent for the Child Maintenance Service.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Work and Pensions
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time to implement a change of circumstance request made by a parent with care in respect of a non-resident parent was in each of the last 36 months.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to respond to the Mayor of London's Solar Action Plan consultation.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the industrial benefits of solar power.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much (a) ground mounted (b) rooftop solar power was deployed in each month of this year from January 2017.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what advice his Department has received on the lawfulness of excluding solar power from CfD auction rounds under state aid rules.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
HM Treasury
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which energy generation technologies are exempted from paying business rates in England and Wales.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
HM Treasury
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent meetings his Department has had with representatives of the solar industry on business rates for rooftop solar power.
Q
(Ellesmere Port and Neston)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
HM Treasury
Commons
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has been made of the effect of business rate rises on levels of deployment of rooftop solar power for self-consumption.
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Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff 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: 24 November 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on what date her Department informed local authorities that they might not be able to bid to be the 2023 European City of Culture.
Q
Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff 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: 24 November 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department provided any advice to local authorities on whether they would be able to bid to be the 2023 European City of Culture.
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Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff Central)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether all entrants bidding to be part of the European City of Culture 2023 programme are from countries that are (a) EU member states, (b) EFTA member states, (c) formally negotiating to become EU member states or (d) holders of associate status.
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Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull 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: 24 November 2017
Ministry of Justice
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) Hull Maritime Museum, (b) Hull University, (c) Hull City Council, (d) TransPennine Express and (e) the artist Leonard J Brown were consulted before the decision was taken permanently to house the replica of Amy Johnson's Gipsy Moth at Yorkshire Air Museum.
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Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)
[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: 24 November 2017
Ministry of Justice
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what sites in Hull were considered potential sites to permanently house the replica of Amy Johnson's Gipsy Moth, and what steps were taken to assess the suitability of those sites.
Q
(Swansea East)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Home Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for The Home Department, what plans the Government has to reinstate data on decisions for people referred into the national referral mechanism.
Q
Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)
[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: 24 November 2017
Ministry of Justice
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, (a) how many and (b) which organisations contacted (i) the Ministry of Justice and (ii) HM Prison Hull expressing an interest in permanently housing the replica of Amy Johnson's Gipsy Moth at a site in Hull.
Q
Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)
[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: 24 November 2017
Ministry of Justice
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if will publish all correspondence between officials of his Department and (a) Hull Maritime Museum, (b) Hull University, (c) Hull City Council, (d) TransPennine Express, (e) the artist Leonard J Brown and (f) HM Prison Hull on the permanent location of the replica of Amy Johnson's Gipsy Moth.
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Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff Central)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Wales Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November to Question 110379, how many civil servants were seconded to the Hendry Review.
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Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff Central)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of whether the gambling industry has invested 0.1 per cent of gross gaming yield in supporting those who suffer from gambling-related harm in the last year.
Q
(Barking)
Asked on: 24 November 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he expects Montserrat’s public register of beneficial ownership to be published; and what support in publishing that register the Government is providing.
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