Written answers

Thursday, 7 April 2016

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Foreign Investment in UK: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the value was of direct investment from China in each (a) sector and (b) industry sector in each of the last five years.

    • Money Laundering: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate his Department has made of the number of its senior civil servants who will potentially fall under the provisions...

  • Home Office

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the phrase "mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs" in their Counter-Extremism Strategy differs in meaning from the phrase...

  • Department for International Development

    • Disasters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the present conditions of (1) the Gaza Strip, and (2) the Mosul Dam in Iraq, are suitable candidates for examinations under the...

    • Nepal: Earthquakes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress of earthquake relief in Nepal in the last 12 months; and how much they have contributed to it.

  • Department for Education

    • Arts: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many level 2 Craft, Creative Arts and Design (9.2) vocational qualifications were completed in each year since 2011 in England, Wales and Northern...

    • Grammar Schools: Buckinghamshire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the not-for-profit company that sets and co-ordinates the 11 plus exam in Buckinghamshire is subject to the public sector equality duty.

      Pre-school Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure there is adequate funding for children with special educational needs in early years education.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to ring-fencing funding provided to local authorities for childcare.

      Children's Play

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the importance of strategic local approaches to play, and what plans they have to require authorities to submit regional...

      Children's Play

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the call in the new report from the charity Sense, Making the Case for Play, for play to be part of the ministerial brief...

      Children's Play

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to highlight play as a key strand of the Government's policy on parenting and life chances.

      Arts: GCSE

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals took Art and Design GCSE in each year since 2011 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined, and what percentage of the total...

      Arts: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals took Art and Design GCE AS/A level in each year since 2011 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland combined, and what percentage of the...

      Arts: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many individuals completed either Art and Design GCE AS/A level or Craft, Creative Arts and Design level 3 vocational qualifications in England, Wales...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the cost to the public purse in each of the last five years of the winter fuel allowance; and what would be the tax receipt if it were subject...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support local government in the light of their planned extension of business rate relief.

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the additional expenditure reductions that will be required of local authorities following the announcement of the changes to...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many homes were completed in each London Borough in the latest year for which figures are available; and how many homes were sold under the Right to Buy...

      Community Relations: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of community cohesion in view of the reduction in discretionary spending available to local authorities in London.

      Parish Councils: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they envisage for town and parish councils in the new devolution deals.

  • HM Treasury

    • Married People: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have taken up the Married Couple’s Allowance in each year since its introduction.

    • Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they set a five per cent exit charge for early closure of a lifetime ISA.

      Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the contribution of contingent convertible bonds to financial stability and, in particular, the risk of adverse feedback loops and...

      Financial Services: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Government buildings have been transferred to finance Islamic bond schemes; what restrictions there are on the use of such assets as a result of Sharia...

      Employee Ownership

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there was any prior consultation before the decision was taken to end the post transaction valuation check and PAYE health check currently provided...

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