Written answers

Friday, 13 November 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which regulations his Department introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 to date; which regulations his Department...

    • Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many deaths occurred on rural roads in 2014 to 2015.

      Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent legal decision on the Quality Contract for NEXUS; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which regulations his Department introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 to date; which...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received about the threatened demolition of the village of Khan Al Ahmer in the West Bank and the...

    • Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will (a) discuss with the Moroccan ambassador to the UK and (b) instruct the British Ambassador in Rabat to investigate...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to address the political dimensions of the situation in Syria.

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to meet the UK's international obligations to refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria, other...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to use the UK's position on the UN Security Council to help facilitate diplomatic negotiations on...

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans he has to assist the Syrian people in putting in place stable political and diplomatic foundations on which to...

      Syria: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how the Government plans to develop a more comprehensive strategy to combat ISIL that prioritises protecting civilians in Syria.

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what conclusions he wants the Vienna talks on the Syria crisis to reach.

      Israel: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the outcome was of his Department's visit to Um-il-Hiran and Ateer; whether he plans to visit that region; and if he will...

      Dogs: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the international dog meat trade.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have accessed the Government support package for people affected by the...

    • Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2015 to Question 11315, whether local authorities (a) retain intellectual property rights...

      Further Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2015 to Question 13325, how many bursaries his Department offered people to become...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what (a) discussions he has had and (b) consultations he has undertaken with sector stakeholders on potential changes to earning...

      Innovate UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of Innovate UK's effectiveness in securing (a) jobs and (b) growth for UK businesses.

      Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether monitoring activity was put in place by his Department to oversee the financial viability of SSI in Redcar.

      Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps (a) he and (b) his Department made to secure a buyer for Redcar coke ovens and blast furnace before the Official...

      Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on how many bids were received by the Official Receiver to buy or operate any element of...

      Open University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received on the Open University's plans to close regional centres across England.

      Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what correspondence his Department has had with PwC regarding SSI Redcar in the last three years; and how many meetings his...

      MAHLE Engine Systems UK: Kilmarnock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the assistance that could best be offered to help prevent the loss of highly-skilled...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what progress his Department has made on introducing loans for postgraduate study.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, which regulations his Department introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 to date; which regulations his Department...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Secure Training Centres: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the annual cost per place of (a) MTCnovo's contract to run Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre and (b) G4S Care and Justice...

    • Courts: Workington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people living in Copeland Borough who will be able to travel to (a) a magistrates' court and (b) a family...

      Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what financial checks are carried out on prison officers and civilian staff in prisons after their initial employment period.

      Ministry of Justice: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which regulations his Department introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 to date; which regulations his Department...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in what conditions the 114 Syrian refugees are being held at RAF Dhekelia in Cyprus; and if he will undertake to ensure that these conditions are...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that people eligible to join the Class 3A voluntary contribution scheme are made aware of it.

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have signed up to the Class 3A Voluntary National Insurance Contribution Scheme in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which regulations his Department introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 to date; which regulations his...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people currently claiming legacy benefits he expects to have transferred to universal credit by the end of the current...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which regulations her Department introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 to date; which...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when she intends to answer the letter of the hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, dated 29 June, on Mr I Boddison.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ensure that at least 1,000 Syrian children are brought to settle in the UK before Christmas 2015.

    • Community Engagement Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, who has been appointed to the Community Engagement Forum; what criteria were used to make those appointments; and if she will make a statement.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Syrian refugees from each UN camp she expects to be resettled in the UK in 2015.

  • HM Treasury

    • Child Benefit: Immigrants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of migrants residing in the UK who claim benefits on behalf of children living abroad by country of residence of the...

    • Marginal Tax Rates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of families who will have marginal deduction rates over (a) 50, (b) 60, (c) 70, (d) 80 and (e) 90 per cent in...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Forests: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she is taking to support the sustainable management of forests outside the UK.

    • Fracking: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will take steps to promote the use of British welded steel instead of imported seamless steel in the shale gas exploration industry.

      Climate Change: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps her Department is taking to support poor communities overseas to tackle the effects of climate change.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of changes to support for the solar power sector on the market share of the...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what estimate her Department has made of the likely market size of the UK solar industry in 2016.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, which regulations his Office introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 to date; which regulations his Office expects...

    • Cabinet Office: Families

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of his Department's policies have been assessed against the family test; what steps he has taken to publish the outcome of such assessments...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which regulations the Government Equalities Office introduced as a result of EU legislation in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015 to date; which...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they plan to publish the outcome of the consultation on reforming support for failed asylum seekers; and whether they will publish a summary of the...

    • Merseyside Police: Horses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who took the decision to disband the mounted section connected to Merseyside Police.

      Demonstrations: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how much policing the student march on 4 November in London cost.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of halving the maximum visa refusal rate on the Highly Trusted Sponsor status given to higher education...

  • Department for International Development

    • International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the proportion of aid funding which is channelled to large international agencies compared to that channelled to local...

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