Written answers

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been deported on non-civilian aircraft in 2015.

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of human trafficking were located as a result of calls to the NSPCC helpline in the last year; what grant her Department...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was paid to (a) Dame Fiona Woolf and (b) Baroness Butler-Sloss for their work on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Human Rights: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to include the rights of older people in his Department's work on human rights and consider how such...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2015 to Question 2952, if he will make it his policy to secure accredited Living Wage Employer status...

    • Betting Shops: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the effect of single manning in bookmakers on the safety and security of (a) staff and (b) customers.

      Betting Shops: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received on single manning in betting shops.

      Olympic Games 2012: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to promote the legacy of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games in the North West.

      Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is towards global frequency allocation from the International Telecommunications Union at the World Radiocommunication...

      Sports: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on sport in (a) Ashfield constituency, (b) Nottinghamshire, (c) East Midlands and (d) England in each...

      Gaming Machines: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many fixed-odds betting terminals there were in Copeland constituency in each of the last five years.

      Horse Racing: Prize Money

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the total prize money dispersed in horse racing in each of the last five years; and what...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, in how many and what proportion of families supported by the Troubled Families Programme have unemployed family members entered...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent meetings he has had to discuss the role of local authorities in the future of grassroots football.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what analysis his Department has undertaken of the benefits to the economy of superfast broadband access.

      Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many local television stations were created between May 2010 and May 2015; and if he will make a statement.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is his policy to retain the BBC Licence fee (a) until 2020 and (b) for the entirety of the next Charter period.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they first received notification from Network Rail that the costs of some projected enhancement and electrification schemes were likely to exceed the...

    • Railways

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Network Rail enhancement and electrification schemes that have now been paused for reconsideration, whether they plan to take steps to...

      Network Rail

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the current financial stability of Network Rail and its impact on improvements to the railway system, in the light of...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the pause in the electrification of the TransPennine rail line and Midland Main Line will affect (1) the ending of...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of whether the replacement of Class 170 diesel multiple units by Class 156 units on the TransPennine franchise has...

      Driving: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to reduce road accidents and fatalities among 15 to 18 year-olds; what plans they have to introduce restrictions on carrying...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Rohingya Muslims are able to vote in the forthcoming election in Burma.

  • Attorney General

    • Fifa

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Serious Fraud Office is currently investigating allegations of serious or complex fraud, bribery and corruption in the case of FIFA officials;...

    • Barclays

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether ministers have had any discussions with the Serious Fraud Office on a Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Barclays Bank regarding that bank’s...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Living Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on individuals' and businesses' understanding of wage rules of naming the new higher minimum wage, announced in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • National Mental Capacity Forum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Faulks on 10 March (HL Deb, col 646) about the recruitment of a chair of the national mental capacity forum, (1) when the...

    • National Mental Capacity Forum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Faulks on 10 March (HL Deb, col 646) about the creation of the national mental capacity forum, (1) whether an appointment has...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Home Office

    • Torture

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the United Kingdom signed the Istanbul Protocol; and when they plan to ratify it.

    • Asylum: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum applicants in the Detained Fast Track have been released from detention since 26 June who (1) were awaiting an initial decision; (2) had been...

      Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish the Public Sector Equality Duty statement prepared in respect of the Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015.

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total expenditure from the Home Office budget during 2014-15, and the total planned expenditure for 2015-16, on the reception, processing,...

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis the cost of refugees arriving in the United Kingdom is allocated between the budget of the Home Office and that of the Department for...

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average cost per head to public funds of the first 12 months after arrival of those classified as refugees and accepted for resettlement in the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Welfare State: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each financial year from 2015–16 to 2020–21, what are the estimated annual costs of (1) child benefit, (2) child tax credits, (3) free...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their decision to endorse the site at Moorside in West Cumbria for the construction of a new nuclear power station, what action they are...

  • Department of Health

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost of terminations of pregnancies affected by neural tube defects in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Haematological Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Destination Cure; and whether they plan to support the calls for a stem cell donor for every person who needs...

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