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Written answers

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

  • Home Office

    • Cybercrime: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has received representations from professionals working in criminal justice on the appropriate punishment for young...

    • Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has taken steps to make advance passenger information available to Border Force general maritime officers; and if she will make...

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of paragraph 170 of the 2016 report of the United Nations Panel of Experts, whether they are aware of any attempts to aid illicit activities...

    • Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Bangladesh about the case of Anata Gopal Ganguly and the murders of atheists and Christians.

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of reports of the public burning to death by ISIS of 19 women from Iraqi religious minorities in Mosul; what assessment they...

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the protection of the human rights of Iranian women and scholars.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Vetting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the security implications arising from the reported leak of telegrams from the British Embassy in Ankara, whether they will conduct a review...

      Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy regarding the legal possibility of bringing before the UN Security Council a resolution seeking to refer the actions of Daesh in Iraq...

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the likelihood of securing a UN Security Council Resolution focused on the actions of Daesh in Iraq, in the light of the...

      Middle East: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding they have made available to the Free Yazidi Foundation and other organisations in Iraq and Syria to aid the collection of evidence of genocide...

      Middle East: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they or the UN are collecting reports or intelligence detailing suspected crimes against humanity or genocide in Iraq and Syria, and if so, whether...

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to take steps to encourage Gulf States to allocate asylum spaces for Syrian refugees.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Soil: Scientists

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many soil scientists are currently employed by (1) universities and colleges, (2) research institutions, and (3) the private sector, in the UK.

    • Soil: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the expenditure on soil research by all UK research councils in each year since 2006.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for (1) the reported design flaw in the engines of the Type 45 destroyers, and (2) the costs of the refit in the light of those flaws; and...

    • Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to remedy the problems caused by the failure in hot climates of intercooler units on Type 45 destroyers.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to reduce the delays that occur between the announcement of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant being made and permission to start being...

  • Home Office

    • Robbery: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of reported commercial robberies in London in 2015 were targeted at betting shops.

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Sector: Borrowing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the current borrowing limits imposed on (1) the Scottish Parliament, (2) the National Assembly for Wales, and (3) the Northern Ireland Assembly.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Efficiency Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to publish the savings in public sector procurement as a result of following the advice of Sir Philip Green; and whether they will consider...

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