Written answers

Friday, 17 July 2015

  • Home Office

    • Overseas Students: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many students who have had leave to remain curtailed or extension of leave to remain refused who held a cancelled ETS English language...

    • Abortion: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the level of protection provided by harassment laws afforded to women who are harassed when visiting...

      Police: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 5856, what the additional costs attached to the enforcement of the new legislation are...

      Offences against Children: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2015 to Question 3680, if she will ask the National Crime Agency to estimate the number of women who pose...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to meet the recommendations set out in the UK report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2015 to Question 3770, if she will take steps to ensure that the DNA profiles of prisoners who have been...

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2015 to Question 3767, if she will name the 94 privately-operated further education colleges whose...

      National Asset Management Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions have taken place between her Department and relevant authorities in the Republic of Ireland on co-operation with the...

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many prosecutions have taken place as a result of English language test fraud in the last five years; and with what offences those...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, by what mechanism his Department plans to announce the outcome of nuclear negotiations with Iran.

    • Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if the Government plans to revise its Strategy for Abolition of the Death Penalty 2010-15.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take in response to the High Court ruling in the judicial review case against the Government brought by...

    • Science: Midlothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take to maintain excellence in scientific research and development in the Midlothian constituency.

      Science: Midlothian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many jobs in Midlothian constituency are supported by science funding from his Department.

      Science: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many jobs in Scotland are supported by science funding from his Department.

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on student numbers of ending maintenance grants.

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) March 2014, (b) April 2014, (c)...

      Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2015 to Question 3264, how many businesses were not paid within 10 days of each month; what...

      Infrastructure: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, by what date he plans for the Collaboration for Research in Infrastructure and Cities hub to be operational; and what funds have...

      Virtual Reality Headsets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if his Department will take steps to ensure that children under 13 are aware of producers' of virtual reality headsets...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the reform of the Electronic...

  • Department for Education

    • Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which qualifications in religious education her Department has approved for teaching in publically-funded schools.

    • Children: Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of meeting the aims of Save the Children's Read on. Get on. campaign.

      Primary Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in (a) Lewisham, Deptford constituency, (b) the London Borough of Lewisham and (c) Greater London leave primary education with (i)...

      Department for Education: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the name, responsibilities and pay band are of each special adviser in her Department.

      Philosophy: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the findings of the study funded by the Education Endowment Foundation into the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Information Commissioner: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department is responsible for signing-off pay levels at the Information Commissioner's Office; and whether his Department objected to...

    • Prisoners' Release: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2015 to Question 3642, how many people were placed on life licence for murder in each year since 2007.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Chad: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the lessons learnt were from the deployment of the RAF in Chad in 2014.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in his Department on 9 June 2015, Official Report,...

    • Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effects on regional identity and character of adopting a metro mayor model.

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that major property developers provide affordable housing in urban areas.

  • HM Treasury

    • Living Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Budget Statement of 8 July 2015, Official Report, column 338, what estimate he has made of how many of the 60,000 jobs which the Office for...

    • Tobacco: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.213 of the Summer Budget 2015, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the decision not to...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to tax credits on the poorest families.

      Tobacco: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he expects to publish the responses to the consultation on the tobacco levy.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Environment Protection: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what direct funding her Department has allocated for projects which deliver low-carbon development in (a) the present financial year...

    • Department for Energy and Climate Change: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the name, responsibilities and pay band are of each special adviser in her Department.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent comparative assessment she has made of (a) her Department's forecast reductions in household gas and electricity...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the name, responsibilities and pay band are of each special adviser in (a) his Department and (b) the Prime Minister's Office.

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, in what ways his Department is supporting the mediation of a standardised pre-qualification questionnaire to help businesses access public sector contracts.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on reform of the Electronic Communications Code.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the (a) costs and (b) fees incurred have been of the Chilcot Inquiry in each year to date since the setting up of that inquiry.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Sports and Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish tourism and sports strategies by 21 July 2015.

  • Department of Health

    • Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on NHS England's National Diabetes Prevention Programme to tackle Type 2 diabetes.

    • Food: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage that the food and beverage manufacturing sector to reduce sugar content in the food and drink they produce.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Ethnic Groups: Birmingham

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of levels of representation from the Black and Minority Ethnic community in the governance of local spending bodies in...

  • Home Office

    • West Midlands Police

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the admission by West Midlands Police that in 2010 they withheld a report on child rape, abuse and exploitation, what steps they plan to take to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the persecution of the various religious communities in China.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Fuel Poverty: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are currently taking to reduce fuel poverty among older people; and what further steps they plan to take.

    • Civil Nuclear Constabulary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review the rules regarding the Civil Nuclear Constabulary's inclusion in provisions for extended jurisdiction or mutual aid, in the...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 8 July (HL Deb, col 177–180) concerning the annual cost of £3 billion of storing and...

  • Attorney General

    • Islamic State: Flags

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prosecutions there have been as a result of displaying the ISIL flag in the United Kingdom.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that overseas students continue to consider studying in the United Kingdom.

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