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Written answers

Friday, 13 March 2015

  • Home Office

    • Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been provided to the independent panel inquiry into child sexual abuse.

    • Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress she has made on legislative proposals to ban the sale of legal highs.

  • HM Treasury

    • Bus Services: Fares

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2014 to Question 215333, what the estimated cost to the Exchequer in the calendar year 2015 will be of raising...

    • Welfare Tax Credits: Fraud

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many prosecutions were brought for tax credit fraud in each year since 2010.

      Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many illegal diesel plants have been discovered in Northern Ireland in the last five years; and where such plants were located.

      Fuels: Tax Evasion

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions for diesel laundering there have been in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Air Passenger Duty: Northern Ireland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on air passenger duty.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his priorities are for the UK's relationship with Sri Lanka.

    • Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to the Ukranian government in response to the recent gas blast in a coal mine in that...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much has been allocated for the impairment of student loans included in the Department Expenditure Limit for his Department.

    • Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how much his Department has spent on advertising higher education aimed at non-EU nationals in each of the last five years.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many and what proportion of people who enter higher education at the age of 18 do so with BTEC qualifications as the entry...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how an institution can become a designated institution under section 129 of the Education Reform Act 1988.

      Innovate UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the process is for deciding the location of the new Energy Systems Catapult.

      Student Finance England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Student Finance England's processes for approving student finance...

      Student Finance England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what guidance he has provided to Student Finance England on the length of time taken to (a) approve student finance applications...

      Student Finance England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to ensure interim financial support is provided to students when approval of their applications to...

      Student Finance England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which student groups he has recently met to discuss the performance of Student Finance England.

      Student Finance England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Student Finance England's complaints procedure.

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2015 to Question 219924, what the nature of the launch anomaly was; and what the result of...

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2014, Official Report, column 213W, on the Galileo system, what the cost was to January...

      Electrical Engineering: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many electrical engineers graduated from UK universities in each of the last 10 years.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2015 to Question 223288, what steps he is taking to encourage institutions of further and...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps have been taken to ensure the maintenance of quality at publicly-funded English higher education institutions after...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of removing student number controls at higher education institutions on further...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the total amount of student loans outstanding as of January 2015.

  • Department for Transport

    • A13

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the state of the cleanliness of the A13 between the junction with the M25 and the junction with the A130; and what steps...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Devolution: England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recommendations of the Non-Metropolitan Commission’s recent report, "Devolution to Non-Metropolitan England"; and what...

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they provide as part of their homelessness prevention strategy to help prevent relationship breakdown.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Maldives

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the arrest and imprisonment of former President Mohamed Nasheed in the Maldives, and allegations of police brutality and denial...

    • Eastern Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have with regard to the aims and agenda of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership summit meeting at Riga in May 2015.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the fate of the Assyrian Christian prisoners abducted by Daesh on 24 February from Syrian villages along the River Khabour...

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports that the Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi, may now face execution by beheading for his decision to renounce his religion.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning Mossad’s recent analysis of Iran’s nuclear programme.

      Occupied Territories

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning its plan to expropriate 500 dunams of land in East Jerusalem for a landfill site.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the reported shooting of a man on the roof of his family home in Deheishe refugee camp.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the shooting of a Palestinian student drinking from a water fountain in a Jerusalem school, what representations they will make to the government...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report in Haaretz that Israel already has a plan to evacuate the communities along the Gaza Strip border, what assessment they have made...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether Iran's construction of a heavy-water research reactor at its Arak facility places that country in breach of its...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of lives saved as a result of the United Kingdom's military action in Libya; and what is their estimate of the number of...

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest developments in respect of the United Kingdom trading with Israeli settlements.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what sums were reimbursed from the Department for International Development to the Ministry of Defence in each of the last 10 financial years in respect of...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the total cost to the United Kingdom of expenditure on Overseas Development Assistance in each of the years since 1985; and what percentage of...

      Malawi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they have taken, including provision of any financial support, to help with the humanitarian problems caused by recent floods in Malawi.

      Malawi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what organisation or body they have established to assist with the rebuilding of homes, infrastructure and agricultural development following the recent...

      Malawi

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place with the government of Malawi and international institutions with regard to the recent floods in Malawi.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reductions in the workforce of police forces, what steps they are taking to recruit more police officers and support staff from ethnic...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Succession to the Crown Act 2013

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 will be brought into force.

    • Charities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of charity law in the United Kingdom and the case for reform.

      Almshouses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of almshouses.

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