Written answers

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in each of the years 2015 to 2025, what is (1) the planned expenditure on (a) rail, and (b) road, improvements in the north of England, and (2) the planned...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Fossil Fuels

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in the light of the recent advice from the Bank of England they are considering giving any urgent advice to local authorities about the case for...

    • Housing: Derelict Land

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will announce proposals for the use of the proposed £1 billion fund to support brownfield housing schemes.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what official development assistance and non-official development assistance funds have been allocated under the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund since...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Languages: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which stated that the United Kingdom forfeits £48 billion in lost...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the United Kingdom's overseas development budget is distributed via the European Union; and what amount that represents.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 17 July (HL558), what assessment they have made of the impact of the declining number of professionally...

    • Secondary Education: First Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage first aid training in secondary schools, and whether, in particular, they are taking steps to offer CPR training,...

      Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish the Small Schools Taskforce report relating to the provision of free school meals in small schools.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to the decision to award MTCNovo the contract to run Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre, what assessment they have made of the experience that...

    • Ali Mohammed al-Nimr

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review their commercial relationship with Saudi Arabia in the light of the sentencing of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr to death by crucifixion.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incidents of benefit fraud relating to human trafficking and organised crime have resulted in a successful prosecution between 2010 and the most...

      Just Solutions International

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Prisons, Probation, Rehabilitation and Sentencing on 9 September (HC5660),...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Syria: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many British military personnel (1) have been sent to train Syrian opposition fighters since January 2015, and (2) are currently engaged in training...

    • Syria: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) how many Syrian opposition fighters have been trained by British military personnel since January 2015, (2) what military equipment has been supplied to...

      Syria: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Syrian opposition fighters trained by British military personnel have defected or surrendered to Syrian Islamist groups.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what resources are being allocated to prevent the spread of pests and diseases affecting the natural environment, including trees and woodland, and what...

    • Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current annual cost of the Common Agricultural Policy; and what proportion is contributed by the United Kingdom.

      Government Departments: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the 2014–15 Greening Government Commitments report is in preparation; and whether that document will report on the commitments set out in the...

      Forests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to address reductions in woodland planting rates.

  • Home Office

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Institute of Alcohol Studies' response to the Institute of Economic Affairs' report Closing Time: Who’s killing the British Pub?,...

    • Administration of Justice: Saudi Arabia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Home Office and the Saudi authorities on justice, security and policing.

      Private Investigators: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the statement by Lord Bates on 26 March (HL Deb, cols 1528–9) that licensing for private investigators would be introduced early in...

      Madeleine McCann

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 16 September (HL2087), whether they have established success criteria for the budgeted spend of £2...

      Missing Persons: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 16 September (HL2087), whether they have any plans to spend an amount equivalent to the spending on Operation...

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Sector: Living Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of public sector employees currently earning less than the National Living Wage.

    • Public Sector: Living Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they expect the cost of increasing public sector salaries to the level of the National Living Wage to be met from within the overall 1 per cent pay...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of how much would be raised annually by a levy of 0.5 per cent on PAYE costs, in a similar manner to the Construction Industry...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total budget in each of the last five available financial years for (1) the Ministry of Defence, and (2) the Department for International...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Security Council has discussed the strategic implications of the closure of the Redcar steelworks to the long-term security interests of...

  • Department of Health

    • Hypothyroidism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to help patients with undiagnosed hypothyroidism who present clinical signs and symptoms of that condition, but are refused any...

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