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Written answers

Friday, 11 December 2015

  • Department for Transport

    • Infrastructure: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether special purpose vehicles are currently used to deliver any government-supported passenger rail or infrastructure operations.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the forms on her Department's website is available in Welsh.

    • Driving Offences: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Police and Crime Commissioners have powers to instruct the police to impose fines on motorists found to be travelling at 71 mph in...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to improve the system for reporting cybercrime.

      Bookmakers: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the causes of recent trends in the number of police call outs to bookmakers.

      Personation: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prevent online identity theft.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Treasury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many meetings he has held with the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 2015-16 session of Parliament to date.

  • Department for Education

    • Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2014 to Question 17343, what free schools her Department funded for 2014-15; how many children were enrolled at...

    • Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new schools were built in each local education authority area between 1997 and 2015.

      Gambling: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2015 to Question 18390, if she will include within the scope of character education referred to teaching on the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Criminal Proceedings: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of changes to his Department's policy on the criminal courts charge.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost is of each (a) Paveway IV bomb and (b) Brimstone missile procured by the RAF; and how many such weapons are in the RAF stockpile.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the European Regulation on a European Single Market for Electronic Communications on...

    • Trinity Mirror: Local World

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he is seeking the advice of Ofcom on Trinity Mirror's purchase of Local World and the implications of that purchase for...

      Bowes Museum: Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons the portrait of Oliver Porter by Sir Anthony van Dyck donated to the nation by the Duke of Northumberland is hung in...

      UN Convention for Protection of Cultural Property in Event of Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans for the UK to ratify the 1945 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

      Internet: Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, when his Department will publish its consultation on verification mechanisms to restrict under 18 access to pornographic websites.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government undertook of consumer needs before announcing its plan to introduce a 10Mbps universal broadband speed.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, which areas of the UK had (a) limited and (b) no mobile coverage in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2015.

      Broadband: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK businesses that do not have access to broadband with speeds above 24Mbps.

      Mobile Phones: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2015 to Question 6371, whether he plans to reform the planning process to improve the ability of...

      UK City of Culture: Kingston Upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much (a) capital funding and (b) funding in total has been allocated by (i) his Department and (ii) bodies funded by his Department...

      British Telecom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the outcomes were of his recent meetings with BT's Head of Customer Care in relation to (a) billing, (b) transparency around...

      Regeneration: Dundee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support the Government has provided for the Waterfront regeneration project in Dundee.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to improve the administration of the Rural Payments Agency.

    • Animal Breeding: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many semen collection licences her Department has issued in each year from 2010 to 2015.

      Animal Breeding: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much revenue accrues to the public purse for payments received for semen collection licences.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many road traffic collisions English fire and rescue service attended in 2013-14.

  • Scotland Office

    • Dover House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2015 to Question 7426, how many events have been hosted by non-government bodies at Dover House since 21 July 2015.

  • HM Treasury

    • Landfill Communities Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he made of the effect on (a) environmental bodies, (b) biodiversity conservation, (c) pollution prevention, (d) waste reduction and (e)...

    • Infrastructure

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2015 to Question 902460, what the value of the guarantees of projects approved by the UK Guarantees Scheme has been in...

  • Department of Health

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise public awareness of multiple myeloma and the risks presented by late diagnosis of acute myeloid leukaemia.

    • Veterinary Medicine: Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with health experts on the human health implications of the veterinary use of colistin for colistin resistance in slaughtered...

      Health Services: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2015 to Question 12818, on health services: weather, what data will be (a) collected and (b) published by NHS England.

      Junior Doctors: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his oral contribution of 30 November 2015, Official Report, column 33, on NHS England collating feedback from all trusts on the effect of...

      Myeloma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether an assessment has been made of the barriers preventing multiple myeloma patients accessing the most innovative treatments.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Royal College of Nursing on the link between the speed of a person's walk and dementia.

      Mental health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of changes to public health funding on mental health and wellbeing.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to review their current immigration policies so that international students, qualified researchers, and experts across the health and...

    • Passports: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many adults applying for a passport for the first time have failed the personal interview test in each year since such interviews were required.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which are the designated dispersal areas for asylum seekers in the UK; how many asylum seekers are currently registered as living in Northern Ireland; how...

  • Department for Education

    • Equality: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to bring equalities legislation in Northern Ireland into line with the rest of the UK.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which department has overall responsibility for deradicalisation programmes in prisons.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Christmas Bonus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total cost of distributing the £10 Christmas Bonus for pensioners.

    • Christmas Bonus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value, in current prices, of the £10 Christmas Bonus for pensioners when it was first introduced.

      Christmas Bonus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to change the £10 Christmas Bonus for pensioners.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Technology and Innovation Centres

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many catapult networks have been established by Innovate UK; what is the focus of each network; and how much funding they are providing to each network.

    • Skills Funding Agency

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the breakdown of the £172 million Learner Support budget of the Skills Funding Agency for 2015–16.

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