Written answers

Friday, 6 February 2015

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five...

    • Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Written Statement of 18 December 2014, HCWS154, on Integration Update, what estimate he has made of expenditure...

  • Home Office

    • Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many companies were fined for employing illegal immigrants in each of the last five years.

    • Police: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce translation and interpretation costs in police forces.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will launch an inquiry into the future of local newspapers; and if he will take steps to prevent further closures of such newspapers.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's advertising budget was in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to page 23 of Growth is our Business: A Strategy for Professional and Business Services, published in July 2013,...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to provide books and other educational material for the Mesopotamia Academy of Social Sciences, Qamislo, northern Syria; and if...

  • HM Treasury

    • Tourism: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to introduce a tourist levy or tax in London to help local councils offset reductions in funding from the Exchequer.

    • European Central Bank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the quantitative easing programme launched by the European Central Bank.

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • House of Lords: Staff

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many staff working on the House of Lords estate and undertaking work for the House of Lords Administration are (1) employed directly by the House of Lords,...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 27 January (HL4238), when they last made an assessment of driver training and testing standards in each...

    • Woodhead Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of using the Woodhead rail tunnel for high voltage power cables; and whether it will affect future use of the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total sum payable by Russia following judgments of the European Court of Human Rights; whether payments have been made in some cases; and whether...

    • Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the reported imprisonment of Malak Khatib.

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have taken legal advice as to whether the blockade of Gaza could constitute a crime against humanity.

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