Written answers

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of ex-army personnel who are serving a prison sentence for a minor offence in the most recent period for which...

  • Attorney General

    • Gurpal Virdi

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will meet hon. Members and representatives of the Crown Prosecution Service to discuss the prosecution of Councillor Gurpai Virdi in the case heard at Southwark...

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why there are 50 miles per hour speed restrictions on substantial lengths of the M1 where there is limited repair activity taking place; and what is the...

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of the funding allocated for the Northern Powerhouse will be spent on (1) repairs of potholes and damaged carriageways, and (2) other highway...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 15 September (HL2049), what proportion of the 275,000 affordable homes they have committed...

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 15 September (HL2049) which committed to helping to protect taxpayers from the rising cost...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in considering whether to call in planning applications for schemes involving hydraulic fracturing that have taken longer than 16 weeks to be...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any assessment of the intervention by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, and whether they are aware of any war crimes committed in relation to...

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of attacks by the Royal Saudi Air Force on the world heritage sites in Yemen; and whether the United Kingdom supplied any of the...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the BBC Newsnight report of 10 September that presented evidence of attacks on civilians in Yemen by the Royal Saudi Air Force.

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are supporting any peace initiatives between Saudi Arabia and Yemen.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Tickets: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the total number of websites that have been shut down with the help of City of London Police to date; and how many websites...

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how frequently, and in what way, they monitor and compare their performance in attracting overseas students to study and work in the United Kingdom with that...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what comparisons they have made between their current and previous schemes to encourage foreign students to prolong their studies and take up employment with...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total number of those on Teach First schemes in 2014–15, and how many of them (1) did not take up a teaching career, and (2) did not...

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Modern Languages teachers have left the teaching profession in each of the last five years (1) through retirement, and (2) for other reasons.

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of how many teachers qualified to teach Modern Languages leave the profession within the first three years post-qualification.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the funding and number of legal advice centres of changes to legal aid and advice following the Legal Aid,...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the invention by Agri-Broadband which has enabled broadband speed to be increased from 1 Mbps to 45 Mbps; and whether such an...

  • Home Office

    • EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they plan to make to European Union ministers at the 14 September meeting on EU migration; and whether they plan to make representations...

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of current counter terrorism legislation; and whether it prevents funding of Syrian non-governmental...

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