Written answers

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

  • Home Office

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions there were for human trafficking and modern day slavery in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014; and from which countries...

    • Offences against Children: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which organisations have received funding from the (a) Sexual Abuse Support Fund and (b) Child Abuse Inquiry Support Fund.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Tennis: Wimbledon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will request the Lawn Tennis Association to take steps to reduce queue waiting times at Wimbledon.

  • Scotland Office

    • Telecommunications: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on reform of the Electronic Communications Code.

    • Telecommunications: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has had discussions with mobile network operators on (a) digital infrastructure and inclusion and (b) reform of the Electronic...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department plans to spend on the Compliance and Enforcement Service project in the next year.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 13 July (HL957), what responses they have received to date from the government of Eritrea to...

    • Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 13 July (HL957), in the light of the findings of the UN Commission of Inquiry on human...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 20 July (HL1462) which concerned discussions with the government of the Republic of Ireland instigated under...

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of progress in implementing the economic pact agreed with the Northern Ireland Executive in June 2013.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Overseas Trade: Greece

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of total annual British imports from, and exports to, Greece.

    • Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many, and what proportion of, (1) 16 year-olds, (2) 17 year-olds, (3) 18 year-olds, and (4) 19-24 year-olds, started on an apprenticeship in the areas of...

      Supermarkets: Sales Promotions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to tighten regulation to ensure that supermarkets do not mislead customers with confusing pricing promotions.

      Tickets: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in line with the statutory objective set out in the Consumer Rights Act 2015 to set up an enquiry in order to publish a report on the operation of...

      Property: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to require companies registered abroad that intend to hold a property title in the United Kingdom to deliver to the Land Registry the same...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of opportunities to revive previous Hanseatic League trade routes between the United Kingdom and Europe; and in particular...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 22 July (HL1552), whether they plan to delay the sending of the Scotland Bill to the House of Lords until...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Autism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the rate of full-time employment of adults with autism above the current level of 15 per cent.

    • Occupational Pensions: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Altmann on 13 July stating that the total cost of equalising survivor benefit payments would amount to £3.3 billion...

  • Home Office

    • Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the latest data from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, and the statistics on the number of incidents of revenge porn recently released...

    • Rape

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to respond to the recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics, which recorded over 29,000 rape cases in the year ending...

  • HM Treasury

    • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of Equitable Life policy holders who have still to be contacted before the Equitable Life Payment Scheme closes.

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much they expect to raise from action on tax avoidance by 2017–18.

      Banks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to weaken the ring-fence scheme separating retail and investment banks.

      Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to introduce a cap on cash payments for property, in addition to existing anti-money-laundering measures.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the United Kingdom’s cumulative expenditure and exposure since 2008 in relation to efforts to support the euro and the economies of Greece,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Strategic Defence and Security Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what part, if any, the geopolitical analysis in the 2015 review of French military spending will play in the formulation of the Strategic Defence and...

    • Agriculture: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many fatalities and serious injuries there have been in the agriculture industry in each year from 1995 until 2014.

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