Written answers

Friday, 27 November 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many sexual assaults on trains there have been in the last 12 months.

  • Home Office

    • Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government plans to take to (a) tackle sexual abuse and sexual crime involving 16 and 17 year olds and (b) better educate...

    • West Midlands Police: Performance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the efficiency of West Midlands Police.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the proportion of crimes committed under the influence of alcohol in the last 12 months.

      National Crime Agency: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to expand the role of the National Crime Agency in (a) West Africa and (b) the Sahel region.

      Driving Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2015 to Question 15363, what assessments she has made of the capacity of traffic police to enforce...

      Rendition and Torture: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the final file concerning the Metropolitan Police Service investigation known as Operation Lydd has been passed to the Crown...

      Employment: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2015 to Question 14607, what the evidential basis is for the assertion on page 8 of the consultation...

      Older People: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to raise awareness of financial scams targeting older people.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Saudi Arabia: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the government of Saudi Arabia on the reaffirmation in UN Security Council...

    • Jerusalem: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of continuing evictions of Palestinians from East Jerusalem on prospects for a...

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will discuss with the Moroccan ambassador to the UK Morocco's ban on the UN Secretary General's Personal Envoy to the...

      Ivory Coast: Liberia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is giving to Côte d'Ivoire to strengthen its border security with Liberia.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Open University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of proposed closures to Open University regional centres on the numbers of...

    • Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what equality impact assessment the Government has undertaken on the implications of the planned abolition of maintenance grants.

      STEM Subjects: Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the number of women completing PhDs in STEM subjects.

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect on the RAB charge of the planned replacement of maintenance grants with means-tested loans.

      Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the Government's Strategy for UK Life Sciences, published in December 2011,...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department is contributing to the co-ordination of work across Government to support the achievement of the Sustainable...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of how effectively pupil premium funding is used by schools to support disadvantaged highly-able pupils.

    • Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will amend how the pupil premium is paid in order to reward schools that consistently improve results for all pupils while narrowing the...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that schools facilitate highly-able pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds accessing the best universities.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sexual Offences: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many sexual offences in which the offender was under the influence of alcohol were recorded in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2015 to Question 14680, on state retirement pensions, how many non-live cases there have been in each of...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of new claimants of employment and support allowances who will be placed in the work-related activity...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial and advisory assistance his Department offers to businesses to encourage them to employ, train and support people with physical...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his policy is on people who receive disability benefits being able to volunteer without it affecting their entitlement to those benefits.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Habitual Residence Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make it his policy to amend the three month rule for the habitual residence test to allow access to income based jobseeker's...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Livestock: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the disparity between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK in the price...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when legislative provision will be made for the (a) establishment of the role of metro mayor for the West Midlands Combined...

    • Local Government Finance: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what revenue contribution the Government has made to Sefton Council for the support of services in each of the last five years.

  • HM Treasury

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Directors

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made on progress towards the target of 25 per cent female representation on FTSE 100 corporate boards by 2015.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether members of the security forces are included within the concept of parity of esteem as required by the Belfast Agreement 1998.

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