Written answers

Friday, 6 May 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what work his Department is carrying out to follow up the International Maritime Organisation summit on shipping emissions in April 2016; and whether...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many infraction proceedings the EU has initiated against his Department in each of the last 10 years; what the reasons were...

    • Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to support a UN implementing agreement for the establishment and management of marine protected areas...

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number and area of marine protected areas established beyond national jurisdiction...

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of areas beyond national jurisdiction is covered by (a) regional seas agreements (b) regional fisheries...

      Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) promote the protection of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction and (b)...

      Romania: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Romanian government on the treatment of the Roma community in that country.

      Antarctica: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to taking to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in Antarctica.

      Antarctica: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many instances of (a) illegal and (b) unregulated fishing have been recorded in Antarctic waters by the UK in each of the...

      Nigeria: Boko Haram

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of efforts by the Nigerian government to tackle Boko Haram.

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of human rights in Sudan in the period from 2011 to 2016 in preparation for the...

      Forced Marriage Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people made contact with the Forced Marriage Unit in (a) 2013, (b) 2014 and (c) 2015.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that comprehensive data is collected on the situation and needs of older people in...

    • Department for International Development: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to encourage micro-enterprise companies with 10 or fewer employees or turnovers of less than two...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with the Cabinet Office on a cross-governmental approach to implementation of the Sustainable...

  • Church Commissioners

    • George Bell

      To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many people involved in investigating allegations of child abuse made against George Bell consulted his papers...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) unauthorised entries to military bases, (b) thefts or losses of classified material, (c) successful cyber attacks on his Department's...

    • Military Bases: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, at which military bases unauthorised entries were reported in each year from 2014.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what timetable is in place for the publication of the new National Litter Strategy.

    • Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the effect of the introduction of Flood Re on people seeking to access affordable flood...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EEA nationals have moved to the UK since 1 February 2004 and (a) are now eligible for and (b) have been granted permanent...

    • Visas: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 35 individuals named under the US Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act 2012 have been granted UK visas since the...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what improvements have been made by the ACRO Criminal Records Office on access to overseas convictions of UK nationals convicted abroad.

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many overseas convictions of UK nationals have been recorded on the Police National Computer in the last year for which information is...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on improving the processes used by the police in relaying the overseas convictions of offenders to prosecutors...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households are in receipt of (a) feed-in tariff payments from solar PV installations, (b) domestic renewal heat incentive...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2016 to Question 33531 and of 14 April 2016 to Question 33450, what further government activities are planned to...

  • Department for Transport

    • Ferries: Isle of Wight

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who was responsible for the maintenance of the access ramps to the mezzanine deck on the St Helen ferry at Fishbourne, Isle of Wight, which collapsed on 18...

    • Loran Navigator System

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much has been spent by them or Trinity House on the E-LORAN navigation system in each of the last 10 years.

      London Airports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will outline the decision-making process following their expected announcement on airport expansion in the South East, and at what stage in that...

      Night Flying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to consult on a replacement regime once the current night-flight regime comes to an end in October 2017, and when that consultation is...

      London Airports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what basis they intend to decide how much public funding to put into the new transport infrastructure that would be required if there is to be expansion...

      Road Traffic Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the proposed increase in penalty points and fines for those who use mobile phones while driving, in the...

      Railways

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what responsibility they have for examining how the costs of heavy rail might be reduced.

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the operation of passenger compensation schemes run by train operating companies.

      Bats

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are used (1) to determine the cost-effectiveness of bat bridges before construction is undertaken, and (2) to determine the value of those...

      M25: A12

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Highways Agency has made of the standard of cleanliness of the junction between the M25 motorway and the A12 trunk road.

      Bats

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what academic studies have been conducted into the financial case for bat bridges over roads, and what assessment they have made of the conclusions of those...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Managers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Executive Remuneration Working Group’s conclusions, and whether they have any plans either by statutory means or...

    • Managers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the FTSE share index of public companies trading at broadly the same levels as 1998 whilst executive pay over the same...

  • Department for International Development

    • EU Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding the Department for International Development transferred to the EU over and above their fixed aid related contribution.

    • Bilateral Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether there is still a development case for bilateral aid for India and Turkey; and whether they have plans to end...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Warships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 25 April (HL7484), whether they still stand by the commitment, made by the Prime Minister and Secretary of...

  • HM Treasury

    • London Stock Exchange: Deutsche Borse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have, if any, to review the competition implications for central counterparty clearing of the proposed takeover of the London Stock Exchange...

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the (1) EU GDP, and (2) UK GDP, per household in 2030 in each of the three scenarios in the HM Treasury analysis The...

  • Department of Health

    • Clostridium

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the outcome, and (2) the cost effectiveness, of the use of faecal microbiota transplants in the treatment of recurrent...

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