Written answers

Thursday, 30 July 2015

  • Home Office

    • Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people accused of sexual offences involving children have been (a) investigated, (b) charged and (c) convicted in each of the last...

    • Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of human trafficking were (a) identified and (b) offered support by her Department in each year since 2010; and if she will...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which periodicals and newspapers his Department subscribes to; how many of each such periodical his Department acquires; and what the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Monetary Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the quantitative easing programme on (a) bank lending generally and (b) M4 lending.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what contracts his Department and HM Courts and Tribunals Service currently have out to tender.

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of time was for the Tribunals Service to administer a First-tier Tribunal-Social Security and Child Support appeal in respect of...

      Courts: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent representations he has received on the effect of the criminal courts charge.

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners currently in open prisons have previously (a) absconded or failed to return to prison and (b) breached the conditions of their...

      Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the value was of fines remaining uncollected on 31 December (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken is by bailiffs at Wandsworth County Court to execute possession orders; and if he will make it his policy to ensure that all...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Iraq: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to integrate training on sexual violence and gender issues into all training given by British forces to the Peshmerga in Iraq.

    • Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list the countries where the United Kingdom is providing training to foreign armed forces; and of those training missions, whether they...

      Mediterranean Sea: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what Ministry of Defence costs in respect of naval operations concerning migrants in the Mediterranean are currently being funded by the Department for...

      Ministry of Defence: Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what organisations have been established in the last five years by the Ministry of Defence that are wholly funded from within its budget; and which of those...

      Defence: Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of defence inflation over the next five years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Pakistan: Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the level of terrorist activity in Karachi, Pakistan, and whether there is any involvement by Al Qaeda, Taliban and the Muttahida...

  • Department for International Development

    • Africa: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the proportion of HIV-related deaths in (1) Kenya, (2) Malawi, (3) Mozambique, (4) Nigeria and (5) Rwanda that are...

    • South Sudan: Food Supply

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the food security situation in South Sudan; and to what extent the United Kingdom will respond bilaterally as well as...

      South Sudan: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to secure a medical pipeline in areas where the government of South Sudan is unable to provide basic drugs for health clinics.

      Unesco

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

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of Syrians displaced (1) within Syria, and (2) abroad.

      West Bank: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost to the public purse in the last five years of the conflict in the West Bank, both directly and via the EU.

      St Helena: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the first commercial flights to St Helena will commence.

      St Helena: Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tourist beds (1) are currently available, and (2) are under construction, on St Helena.

      St Helena: Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many tourist beds will be required on St Helena to support one weekly flight when the island’s airport opens in February 2016.

      St Helena: Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many proposals to create more tourist beds on St Helena (1) have been passed, (2) are currently under consideration, and (3) have been rejected, by the...

      St Helena: Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of tourist beds on St Helena; what progress has been made in this regard since the decision to build an airport...

      Civilian Stabilisation Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people are currently on the Civilian Stabilisation Group list maintained by the Department for International Development, broken down by gender.

      Civilian Stabilisation Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many members of the Civilian Stabilisation Group have been deployed in other countries in each of the last five years; and how many are currently...

      Civilian Stabilisation Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding is currently allocated to the deployment of members of the Civilian Stabilisation Group.

      Civilian Stabilisation Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the Civilian Stabilisation Group in the light of emerging priorities and the anticipated agreement of the Sustainable...

      Civilian Stabilisation Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any of the Civilian Stabilisation Group have experience of devolved administration within the United Kingdom.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the Department for International Development budget in the last two financial years was allocated to (1) British non-governmental aid...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the appointments of the eight advisers on the renewal of the BBC’s Charter conform with the seven principles...

    • Broadband: South West

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the regional and national economic effects of the present rate of the roll-out of superfast broadband in Devon and Somerset.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute of Fiscal Studies Living Standards, Poverty and Inequality in the UK: 2015; and how they plan...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forestry Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what land and property has been (1) disposed of, and (2) acquired, by the Forestry Commission since the publication of the report of the 2012 Independent...

  • Home Office

    • Human Trafficking: Mediterranean Sea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many traffickers across the Mediterranean have been (1) apprehended, and (2) prosecuted, in the United Kingdom, or any other European Union member state,...

    • Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the agreement between the Metropolitan Police Service and the Independent Police Complaints...

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to conduct a consultation with civil society during the summer of 2015 concerning the guidance available to businesses on what to include...

      Telecommunications: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the proposed timetable for the passage of a new communications data bill through both Houses in order to meet the present legislation's sunset...

      Middle East: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British nationals are estimated to have travelled abroad to Syria and Iraq to join extremist groups since October 2014; how many have since returned...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 16 July (HL1344), in the light of the fact that some police forces, including the Metropolitan Police...

      Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the basis of their assessment in the Explanatory Memorandum for the Asylum Support (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 that the current payment...

  • HM Treasury

    • Pensions: Advisory Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish information on the uptake and effectiveness of Pension Wise.

    • Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 9 July (HL898), what training in communication skills is provided for the officials in (1)...

      Aggregates Levy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the European Commission decision regarding exemption from the aggregates levy.

      Public Sector: Borrowing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how much public-sector borrowing will grow up to 2018–19 as a consequence of the fiscal changes announced in the...

      Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to require estate agents to carry out anti-money-laundering due diligence checks on the purchaser of a property, in addition to those they...

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