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Written answers

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprentices employed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 1 July 2013 were (1) under the age of 21, (2) aged between 21 and 25,...

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government as of 1 July 2013, how many apprentices under the age of 21 have been employed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for longer than (1) 12...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprentices employed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have, in the past 12 months, achieved apprenticeship qualifications;...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review the restrictions on asylum applicants applying for jobs on the shortage occupation list.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 10 July (WA 44), whether they have any plans to review the restrictions on (1) active review...

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Newby on 9 July (HL Deb, col 158) regarding the involvement of the Government in decisions to increase the Bank of England's...

      Broadcasting: S4/C

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consult as to the best way of providing financial support for S4/C when the present arrangements come to an end.

      Children and Families Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any estimates of any additional costs to public funds or to local authorities of implementing the provisions (as drafted) set out in...

      Children: Sexual Exploitation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 15 July (WA 80–1), when they expect to ratify the Lanzarote Convention Against the Sexual...

      Civil Service: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether bonuses to civil servants and Government-sponsored organisations require the consent of HM Treasury; and, if so, in how many instances such bonuses...

      Claims Management Companies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are monitoring the activities of claims management companies in attracting tenants to make complaints about tenancy deposit holders; and whether...

      Debt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was their objective for the reduction of the fiscal deficit in May 2010; what assessment they have made of whether that target has been achieved; and...

      Devolution: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to follow the Silk Commission recommendation that responsibility for Stamp Duty Land Tax should be devolved to the National Assembly for...

      Economy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the balance of the economy has changed since May 2010; and which individual sectors have seen the largest and smallest growth.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the International Young Democrat Union in July on recent political developments in Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prospects for political reconciliation in Egypt.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the number of killings of Coptic Christian priests and worshippers since President Morsi was removed from office in Egypt.

      Employment: Job Creation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which sectors of the United Kingdom economy have seen the most job creation since May 2010.

      EU: Roma Integration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken since May 2012 to implement the measures in the European Union National Roma Integration Strategy which were assessed by the...

      Gambling: Spread Betting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with (1) the Gambling Commission, and (2) the Financial Conduct Agency, about the regulation of spread betting on sporting...

      Gulf States

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any financial relationship between the Gulf States and salafist movements in the middle east and north Africa.

      Health: Cancer Drugs Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that patients newly diagnosed with cancer after 1 April 2014 will receive appropriate treatment when funding through the Cancer Drugs...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of fines and compensation awarded by the European Court of Human Rights against (1) Russia, and (2) Turkey, have so far been paid.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the report Threat Assessment of Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, published on 2 July by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP),...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what mechanisms are made available to individual police forces by (1) the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, and (2) the Serious Organised...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the local authority pilot project of the London Safeguarding Trafficked Children guidance and toolkit of February 2011 involving...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) statistics on the number of positive conclusions for Nigerian children compared to...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any statistics have been collected or analysis conducted by the UK Human Trafficking Centre or the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre of...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the National Referral Mechanism categorises forced labour and domestic servitude as two separate statistics in relation to child trafficking.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to enforce proposed legislation that will require landlords to conduct immigration checks on tenants.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Intra-Company Transfer workers and their dependants came to the United Kingdom last year; and how many are currently present in the United Kingdom.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures are in place to review immigration cases where parents are detained apart from their children and to ensure that the children’s health...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they take to ensure that Home Office staff always complete a Family Welfare Form when parents are separated from their children by immigration...

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the recent Medical Justice report Expecting Change: The case for ending the detention of pregnant women;...

      Internet: Pornography

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence on the list of top websites accessed from the United Kingdom produced by Alexa of non-United Kingdom...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discussed with the government of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and related third parties, the case for avoiding provocative behaviour...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the government of Israel on the rights of mixed-residency-status couples in East Jerusalem.

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have been held with European partners concerning the political and social separation of East Jerusalem from the West Bank and whether there...

      Lebanon

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to build the resilience of the Lebanese army to respond to the security situation on its border with Syria.

      Luxembourg Compromise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the present status of the Luxembourg Compromise; how many times it has been invoked, and to what effect; and whether they intend to use it in...

      NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they have provided to local health authorities regarding the consideration of local demand when planning provision of services.

      Northern Ireland Assembly

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered taking steps to enable the creation of an official opposition within the Northern Ireland Assembly.

      Northern Ireland Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of all communication between the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Parades Commission.

      Northern Ireland Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission for each financial year since it was established.

      Northern Ireland Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which parades monitors have worked for the Northern Ireland Parades Commission since its formation; whether they will place reports on every parade in the...

      Northern Ireland Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance exists about the current or former political activity of members of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission; and what is the extent of the...

      Phone Helplines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will reconsider the use of premium-rate phone charges for government helplines.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many police officers were required from Great Britain to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland during the events around 12 July.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the police officers from Great Britain sent to Belfast in July to support the Police Service of Northern Ireland were instructed (1) to stop an...

      Protection of Freedoms Act 2012

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications there have been for the Secretary of State to disregard a conviction under the terms of section 92 of the Protection of Freedoms Act...

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which public bodies the Department for Work and Pensions has appointed a chairperson since May 2010; and who was appointed in each case.

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any measures are in hand to cancel the sovereign debt of Somalia; and, if so, when they will take effect.

      Sport: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any reduction in local authorities' expenditure on sports facilities and playing fields on opportunities for...

      Sport: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of participation by children and families on low incomes in sport where full cost charges for use of facilities are required...

      Sport: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the post-Olympic legacy with regard to access to sport for young people, and participation rates; and who are the...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations about human rights in Sri Lanka they intend to make to the government of Sri Lanka during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Ahmad Jarba, head of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, the newly elected President...

      UK Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of trade between the United Kingdom and (1) China, and (2) India, (a) since May 2010, and (b) between 1997 and 2010.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Middlesex University which suggests that the visa restrictions on non-European Economic Area spouses could...

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