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Written answers

Friday, 24 June 2016

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil servants in her Department are paid through limited companies.

    • Undocumented Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employers received (a) one, (b) between two and four and (c) more than five fixed penalty fines for illegally employing immigrants...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers who were granted refugee status were not provided with a (a) biometric residence permit and (b) National Insurance...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child refugees have been reunited with relatives in the UK since the announcement, Unaccompanied asylum-seeking...

      Detainees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children in England have been detained in immigration removal centres in each year since 2015; how many of those children so...

  • Attorney General

    • Gurpal Virdi

      To ask the Attorney General, how and why the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) joined the Metropolitan Police in announcing that retired police sergeant Gurpal Virdi was charged with misconduct in...

    • Gurpal Virdi

      To ask the Attorney General, what the cost is to the Crown Prosecution Service of obtaining a transcript of the Southwark Crown Court trial of charges against Gurpal Virdi.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Counterfeit Manufacturing: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of counterfeit electrical goods being sold online in order better to protect...

    • Counterfeit Manufacturing: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will estimate the number of counterfeit electrical goods that were sold in the UK in each of the last three years.

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department is taking to prevent counterfeit electrical goods being sold in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many fines were issued for the sale of counterfeit electrical products in (a) 2013-14, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2015-16.

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what penalties there are for selling counterfeit electrical products.

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the growing use of online shopping on the incidence of sales of counterfeit...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bates on 21 March (HL Deb, col 2149), what evidence they have that allowing child refugees to sponsor relatives would "create...

    • Islam

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 3 June (HL311), whether one of the ideologies they are directly challenging is Wahhabism.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have instigated, or plan to instigate, undercover police investigations into potential female genital mutilation perpetrators in the UK.

      Refugees: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they and other EU member states are taking to increase the number of competent interpreters available for interviewing and assessing refugees on...

      EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the new draft EU Resettlement Scheme to be made public; and what progress, if any, has been made in re-opening EU frontiers.

      Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 13 June (HL Deb, col 1000–1002), what plans they have to remove the supply of illegal drugs and...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to instigate targeted investigations into potential female genital mutilation perpetrators in the UK.

  • Department for Education

    • Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the annual cost of providing assessment and testing materials in primary schools in England in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • New Businesses: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of female role models for women entrepreneurs.

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have (1) been made redundant, and (2) taken voluntary redundancy, in each of the last...

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