Written answers

Friday, 8 January 2016

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote human rights in Eritrea.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Conditions of Employment: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what representations he has received from (a) the hon. Member for Wallasey, (b) the Labour Party and (c) the Trades Union...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to tackle bullying initiated by religious intolerance in schools.

  • Home Office

    • BBC: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will direct HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary to investigate Kent Police's handling of a complaint of alleged corruption within the...

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many section 95 support claims for asylum seekers have been subject to processing delays of more than 14 days in the last 12 months; and...

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to paragraph 7.3 of the Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015, whether she plans to maintain international language...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the time taken to make section 95 support payments to asylum seekers.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 December 2015 to Question 19753, on UK Visa and Immigration correspondence, how many people who received those...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2015 to Question 19474, in what circumstances her Department plans to recompense spousal visa...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the effect of reductions in the number of hon....

  • Department of Health

    • Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the potential effect of replacing student bursaries with loans on the number of British students entering nursing courses in...

    • Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the average length of time that it will take for student nurses to pay off the cost of loans accrued under the proposed loans system...

      Social Workers: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2015 to Question 16659, whether providers of locum social workers must be registered with the Care Quality Commission.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the Care Quality Commission plans to introduce a public review system for care homes.

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to give the Care Quality Commission additional powers to sanction care providers which are persistently non-compliant...

      Care Quality Commission: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many times the Care Quality Commission has been the subject of legal action by care providers in each year since 2010.

      Social Services: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the potential effect on the costs of elderly care of the introduction of the national living wage.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his Department's publication, Living Well for Longer: One year on, published in March 2015, when he plans to publish a hepatitis C...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the hepatitis C Improvement Framework will include provisions on clinical commissioning groups and local authorities to engage with the...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on average how many patients died in A&E on a (a) Monday, (b) Tuesday, (c) Wednesday, (d) Thursday, (e) Friday, (f) Saturday and (g) Sunday in the...

      Miscarriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients have had miscarriages as a result of the amniocentesis test in the last three years.

      Social Services: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on elderly care providers of the introduction of the National Living Wage.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has assessed the potential effects on nursing students of abolishing grants and maintenance allowances and introducing student loans and...

      Tolvaptan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of when Tolvaptan will be available through the NHS to treat autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many foreign students were studying in UK universities in each of the last 10 years, and how many of those were from China.

    • Labour Party: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the estimated annual financial loss to the Labour Party following the implementation of clause 10 in the Trade Union Bill,...

      Labour Party: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultation was carried out on the provisions outlined in clause 10 of the Trade Union Bill.

      Labour Party: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether an impact assessment was conducted on the provisions contained in the Trade Union Bill that will change the current opt-out process to an opt-in process.

      Trade Union Bill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what date the full impact assessment for the Trade Union Bill will be published.

  • Department for Education

    • Child Rearing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of studies which conclude that there is a correlation between early direct maternal care and adult stability.

    • Child Rearing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of studies which show that children benefit most from home care provided by close family members rather than from that...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Ministry of Justice has drawn up any contingency plans for the adaptation of UK law in the event of a UK withdrawal from the EU, and if so,...

    • Prison Sentences: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Faulks on 17 December (HL4250), whether they now have any additional information about the number of women responsible...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to encourage clubs in the Football League to comply with the Sports Grounds Safety Authority's Accessible Stadia guide.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pregnant Women: Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to provide at least three years' financial assistance, where such subsidy is independent of paid work, for maternal care in the home.

  • Home Office

    • Parliament: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what national co-ordinating arrangements are in place to provide reassurance or security assistance to MPs or members of the House of Lords who receive...

  • HM Treasury

    • Child Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many households that currently claim tax relief on income from residential property finance costs also claim child benefit.

    • Railways: South West

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had discussions with the Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission concerning railway links between London and south-west England.

      Turkey: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government over what period, and under what headings, the €3 billion offered by the EU to Turkey in respect of refugees and migrants will be spent; and what...

      Loans: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the amount of government loans to the Republic of Ireland during the past decade; of those loans, what capital has been re-paid; and how much...

      Treasury: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total annual cost of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s political advisers, including both special advisers and members of the Council of...

      National Savings Bonds: Pensioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify whether they intend to reissue the 65+ Guarantee of Growth Bonds as and when they mature.

      Public Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the difference between the public finance forecasts for 2015–16 and the actual financial figures available to date, and what assessment have...

      VAT: Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of their obligation under EU law to prevent VAT evasion.

      Electronic Commerce: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the liability of online marketplaces for unpaid VAT where a business trading in that marketplace evades VAT.

      Electronic Commerce: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted any test purchases in online markets to provide evidence of the evasion of VAT.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Commission on Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the Independent Commission on Freedom of Information to publish its report.

    • Public Inquiries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which public inquiries they set up between May 1997 and January 2004; and what was the purpose of each.

      Public Inquiries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the financial year 2003–04, what was the total cost of each public inquiry conducted; and what was paid to each inquiry chairman, including...

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Leader of the House on 17 December that the convention on statutory instruments "has now broken" (HL Deb, col 2197), on how many...

      Life Peers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many life peerages have been created since the 2010 election, and how many of those were (1) Conservative, (2) Liberal Democrat, (3) Labour, and (4)...

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