Written answers

Thursday, 1 October 2015

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether implementation of gaining-provider led switching for broadband and fixed telephony has been completed.

    • Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made on preventing unwanted and nuisance telephone calls.

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings his Department has had with trades unions in the last 12 months.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Swimming: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of (a) children and (b) adults in Cumbria who swim.

    • Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the value of the Government Art Collection.

      Betting Shops: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many incidents at betting shops relating to fixed-odds betting terminals police officers have attended in each of the last five years.

      World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what further steps his Department is taking to commemorate the First World War centenary leading up to 2018.

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the policy of the Metropolitan Police Service to prevent individuals who have applied to join the service and have been put...

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to distinguish between the number of overseas students with Tier 4 visas and the number of migrants in all other categories in immigration...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Packaging

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish their response to the consultation on the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 regarding misleadingly similar...

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of potential measures to reverse the recent decline in the number of overseas students coming to the United Kingdom to study...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many mental health treatment orders were issued by each magistrates' court in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 16 September (HL1944), how many F35B Sea Lightnings were assumed to be in the air wings when the Prime...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ask water companies to do more to co-ordinate and implement flood defences; whether they plan to launch a full and transparent...

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to bring forward legislation for a new water abstraction licensing regime; and whether they propose to introduce a one-size-fits-all approach...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are on target to deliver retail competition for non-household water and sewerage services in England in April 2017; whether they plan to publish...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Rural Payments Agency will complete Basic Payment Scheme payments to eligible farmers before the end of 2015.

  • 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 they define as affordable housing in relation to new homes for...

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their definition of "affordable housing".

  • HM Treasury

    • Self-employed Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people who pay (1) Class 2, and (2) Class 4, National Insurance contributions below the Lower Profits Limit also employ (a) one person, (b) two...

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current amount of borrowing by the Northern Ireland Executive as a result of the Reinvestment and Reform Initiative.

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