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Written answers

Friday, 3 June 2016

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to page 31 of the White Paper, A BBC for the future: a broadcaster of distinction, published in May 2016, if he will...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Property: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with reference to the press release, PM hosts major summit as part of global drive to expose, publish and drive out corruption,...

    • Video Games: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to protect children from in-game selling and promotions when playing games online.

      Video Games: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of legislation for protecting children from in-game selling and...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the inclusion of Universal Health Coverage as a target in the World Health Organization report Health in the 2030 Agenda...

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take within the World Health Organization to ensure that targets on universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they intend to make to ensure that decisions on follow-up and review of the World Health Organization’s report Health in the 2030...

      HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there will be UK ministerial attendance at the UN High Level Meeting for ending AIDS in June.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Department for International Development is taking to reach the ambition it set out in the 2015 discussion paper Delivering quality education...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps the Department for International Development is taking to encourage other donors to fund the Education Cannot Wait fund at its launch at the World...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the Education Cannot Wait fund for education in emergencies will meet the objectives set by the Sustainable...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will take steps to support efforts to monitor the funding and transparency of the Education Cannot Wait fund for education in emergencies.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority they are giving to ensuring that children of school age, who are refugees, displaced or migrants, receive continuous education regardless of...

      Palestinians: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about Palestinian refugees besieged by Government forces in Khan Eshieh near Damascus; and in particular, whether they intend to...

      Developing Countries: Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place between the Department of Health and the Department for International Development regarding the draft Global Health Sector...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what support they are providing to aid agencies working in Yemen.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that aid and humanitarian help is able to gain access to Sa’ada and Hajjah.

      Yemen: Malnutrition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of increased malnutrition and starvation in Yemen.

  • Department for Transport

    • Bats

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 May (HL8096), how many bat bridges over roads are (1) currently under construction, and (2)...

    • Uber

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that Uber drivers in London and other cities hold genuine driving licences and valid insurance; what penalties are...

      Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking (1) to reduce air pollution from shipping in and around UK ports, and the use of local electrical power by ships moored in those...

      Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to address the key findings of the 2013 report Analysing Air Pollution Exposure in London, and whether additional powers will be...

      Railways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many primary school sites in London exceeded EU limit values of NO2 due to diesel train emissions in each of the last five years.

      Railways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what research they have carried out into levels of NO2 emissions by diesel trains in urban areas, and whether they intend to apply similar control measures...

      Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they received from the former Mayor of London, Mr Johnson, about the 2013 conclusions of the Report on Air Pollution in London, which he...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 23 May (HL174), what steps they are taking in particular to ensure that all employees at British...

      Horse Riding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of each of the issues raised in the response of the British Horse Society to their consultation on a draft cycling and walking...

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: Algeria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission to refuse the Home Office the right to deport six individuals,...

    • Islam

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have evaluated the possible risks to national security and social cohesion of the spread of the Wahhabi ideology.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Tidal Power

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future contribution of tidal lagoons to meeting the UK's energy requirements and decarbonisation targets.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Glyphosate

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) view that three unpublished industry-sponsored carcinogenicity studies on mice played...

    • Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to require all abattoirs to have CCTV recordings of the slaughter process in the interests of animal welfare, and to require storage of...

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