Written answers

Thursday, 18 February 2016

  • Home Office

    • Entry Clearances: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people from the Kurdish Region in Iraq (a) applied for and (b) were refused entry clearance to the UK in the last six months for...

    • EU Immigration: Women and Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Unicef press release of 2 February 2016, More children and women seek safety in Europe, what steps she is taking to...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2015 to Question 19716, what proportion of oral appeals were not represented in each month of the last...

      Immigration Rules: Airlines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with airline companies on ensuring that immigration rules are carried out correctly by airline staff.

      Rescue Services: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department's funding to sea search and rescue programmes are due to end; what future funding is planned for such programmes; and if...

  • Department for Education

    • Basic Skills: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her announcement of 2 November 2015 Introducing greater emphasis on literacy and numeracy at key stage 2, what representations she...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people who had been wrongfully released from English prisons were recalled in 2013.

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of terrorism offences who were wrongfully released from English prisons were recalled in 2013.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Palestinians: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of Palestinian children imprisoned in (a) Palestine and (b) Israel in 2015.

    • Mauritania: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the prevalence of slavery in Mauritania.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Calder Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much was spent on flood defence schemes in the Calder Valley area in (a) 1997 to 2010, (b) 2010 to 2015; and what the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which countries where female genital mutilation is known or suspected to be practised widely receive UK overseas aid.

    • Middle East: International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK's status as the largest European donor for relief in Syria and Iraq, and for refugee services elsewhere, what progress they are...

      Developing Countries: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have regarding claims that UN member states are seeking to minimise the number of Sustainable Development Goal indicators, possibly...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to change the definition of overseas development aid in order to channel a higher proportion of the aid budget through departments other...

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the £536 million spent by the Department for International Development on malaria in 2013–14 was disbursed, and how much of the total...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why no safe areas have been established in Syria, in particular in Idlib, Darra, Jazira, and Afrin.

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which infectious diseases are among the leading causes of death for girls and women aged 10 to 19 in Africa, and what steps...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which body or bodies establishes the final criteria for qualified teacher status; what are those criteria; and where they are made available.

    • Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Education (School Teacher Qualifications) (England) Regulations 2003, and in particular Schedule 2, remain in force; and if not, when they were...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government where the criteria for standards in initial teacher training can be found, and whether there are any specific legislative instruments enforcing those criteria.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role the National College for Teaching and Learning has in formulating the criteria for qualified teacher status.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what additional steps, if any, they will take to monitor and enforce compliance with the School Admissions Code in the light of their decision to limit those...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy that all schools should follow the School Admissions Code, and if so, why objections to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator that...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to comments made by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, Chair of the Accord coalition, opposing proposals to prevent organisations...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether proposed changes to who can object to school admissions arrangements will have a disproportionate impact on parents...

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the finding of the report An Unholy Mess, published by the Fair Admissions Campaign and the British Humanist...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the timetable for the publication of the recommendations of the Department for Education's independent expert group, led by Stephen Munday CBE, on...

      Department for Education: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice has been provided this Session for ministers or senior officials in the Department for Education on whether to use secondary legislation or...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to ensure that every academy has its own governing body.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Open Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prisoners were in open prisons in each of the last five years.

  • HM Treasury

  • Ministry of Defence

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 10 February (HL Deb, col 2239), whether a ministerial direction has been given to the Permanent Secretary in the...

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when British military liaison began with Saudi Arabia regarding its intervention in Yemen.

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether UK military personnel trained in, or dedicated to, cultural protection have been involved in liaison with Saudi Arabia regarding its intervention in...

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