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Written answers

Thursday, 31 March 2016

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to paragraph 1.160 of Budget 2016, what his policy is on providing compensation to local authorities for...

    • Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of underwriting a national rent deposit scheme to help more...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • EU Common Foreign and Security Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the EU's decision-making process is for (a) humanitarian and (b) military interventions; who is involved in those...

    • Radicalism: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the EU is taking to counter extremism and radicalisation in (a) the Middle East, (b) South Asia and (c) Africa; and...

      Terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what powers the EU has to freeze the assets of suspected terrorist groups or individuals suspected of involvement in terrorism;...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Science: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the running costs were for the 56 capital based science projects which his Department has funded for each year since 2007,...

    • Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many people were refused student loans as a result of their discretionary leave to remain immigration status in each of the...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent assessment has he made of the potential impact on innovation in the UK of his Department's change to government...

      Education Funding Agency and Skills Funding Agency: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2016 to Question 30126, what estimate his Department has made of the total cost of running...

      Employment: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the Freedom of Information Request release of 1 October 2014, reference BIS/FOI/2014/20352, what the data on...

      Apprentices: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to paragraphs 1.140 and 1.142 of the Budget 2016, whether it is his policy that apprentices over the age of 25...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases have been transferred from community rehabilitation companies to the National Probation Service for risk escalation.

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of non-custodial sentences for knife crime offenders on the rate of reoffending.

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information his Department holds on the number of times that lawyers have not been able to meet their clients in custody in England and Wales at...

      Independent Monitoring Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his policy is on (a) support for independent monitoring boards and (b) consideration of the recommendations which those boards make in their annual...

      Richard Lewis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will conduct a new review of the case for recommending a pardon for Dic Penderyn.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions for benefit fraud were overturned on appeal between 2010 and 2014.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which non-UK EU armed forces procure materiel from British companies.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disability Living Allowance: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease in (a) England and (b) Wales applied for disability living allowance in each of the...

    • Social Security Benefits: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that reforms of the welfare system are communicated clearly to recipients of welfare payments.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he expects the findings of the review of industrial injuries disablement benefit to be published.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 February 2016 to Question 27368, on what basis the Child Support Agency allows non-resident parents to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support her Department provides to farmers who are waiting to receive a single farm payment.

    • Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of deploying ocean-going drones to help catch illegal trawlers in...

      Flood Control: Carlisle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the potential costs of making necessary improvements to flood defences in Carlisle...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people aged between 18 and 25 who applied for asylum as unaccompanied children were served with removal directions in each...

    • Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has prohibited entry into the UK of people from other EU member states on public protection grounds in each of the last five years.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2016 to Question 30557, how many people who have arrived in the UK through the camp in Calais have...

      UK Border Force: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2016 to Question 23143, when the Border Force's budget for 2016-17 will be agreed.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Charities: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps has he taken to monitor the conduct of charities when marketing commercial products.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Athletics: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many (a) assistant, (b) athletics, (c) level one, (d) level two, (e) level three and (f) level four coaches have been licensed to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 March (HL6444), (1) whether the European Commission, the Committee of Permanent...

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 March (HL6444), whether future Governments of the other EU member states are bound by the...

      Turkey: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last raised the importance of the freedom of the press with the government of Turkey, in particular in the context of Turkey's application for EU...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning the right of return of Syrian refugees who were originally displaced from their homes...

  • Department for International Development

    • UN High-level Panel on Access to Medicines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the mandate of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Access to Medicines and its potential to improve access...

    • Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost to the UK of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative; which ten countries have benefited most financially from the scheme; and...

      *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of including representatives from the Department for International Development in discussions and...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Joanna Dennehy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much legal aid has been, and is likely to be, paid to Hugh Southey QC and the solicitors representing Joanna Denneby in her claim that segregation in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Tree Planting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether planting more trees in England is one of their policies and what assessment they have made of whether planting more trees constitutes a public benefit.

    • Litter

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what practical role they have played in the Clean for the Queen initiative.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Localism Act 2011

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the operation of the general power of competence contained in the Localism Act 2011.

    • Social Services: Living Wage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost to the public purse as a result of the introduction of the National Living Wage for social care workers in each of the seven...

  • HM Treasury

    • Business: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much (1) employer National Insurance, and (2) Corporation Tax, was paid in each year since 1997 by (a) companies employing over 250 people, and (b) small...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the immigration assumption in the latest Office for National Statistics high migration projection of the population of the UK; by how much, in that...

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