Written answers

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for (a) the UK aviation sector and (b) his Department's aviation policies of the outcome of the...

    • Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on implementation of the Single European Sky programme.

      Ports: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has received a copy of the report by IPPR North, entitled Gateways to the northern powerhouse: A northern ports strategy,...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will place in the Library a copy of his recent request to local authorities for information about those bodies' housing...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will set out the (a) number, (b) nature, (c) date of and (d) grounds of decisions Ministers in his Department have made...

      Affordable Housing: Ipswich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, under which legislative provisions he took his decision on Ipswich Council's planning application for the development of the...

      Non-domestic Rates: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answers of 8 February 2016 to Questions 25834 and 25835, whether a final decision has been made on the...

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the ongoing costs of keeping local authority data on the sale of higher value council homes up-to-date.

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on house prices.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what EU directives related to his Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which EU (a) legislative and (b) other proposals his Department is leading negotiations on for the Government in the Council of...

      EU Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with trade union officials on the job security of UK citizens employed by EU institutions.

      EU Withdrawal: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the rights of UK...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received from his European counterparts since the outcome of the referendum on the UK's membership...

      Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if his Department will produce a new Strategy for Abolition of the Death Penalty.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to hire and train trade negotiators.

      Iraq: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports his Department has received on the progress of Iraqi forces in recapturing Fallujah.

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking in response to the outcome of the EU referendum to maintain the existing border between...

      USA: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when he plans to meet his US counterparts to discuss the effect of the recent EU referendum on UK-US relations.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Iron and Steel: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he plans to take to prevent the dumping of Chinese steel in the event of the UK leaving the EU.

    • Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the implications of the EU referendum result for his plans to implement the EU-Canada...

  • Department for International Development

    • Burundi: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, under what circumstances it is her Department's policy to enact its action plan for Burundi.

    • Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will increase the proportion of the UK aid budget spent on water and sanitation.

  • Department for Education

    • Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps her Department has taken to encourage students at Key Stage 3 to take up modern foreign languages.

    • ICT: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that computer coding is taught to children from an early stage in their education.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the level of funding for secondary schools per pupil was in each of the last six years; and if she will make a statement.

      Schools: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what real-terms funding she has allocated to schools in Birmingham for each of the next five years.

      Primary Education: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in Key Stage 1 in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) Nottinghamshire were taught in classes of more than (i) 30 or (ii) 35 in the...

      Primary Education: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which primary schools in (a) Ashfield constituency and (b) Nottinghamshire were were full or over capacity in the academic year beginning September...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Insurance: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been for insurance fraud in each of the last five years.

    • Work Capability Assessment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many work capability assessment appeals there were in Wales in the last three years.

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost to the public purse was of an appeal hearing for a work capability assessment in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will consider the proposal from contributors to the report entitled Ambition for Public Libraries in England 2016 to 2021 to...

    • Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of the Local Government Association's recommendation within the report entitled Ambition...

      British Telecom: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will investigate reports that BT is installing and charging for telephone lines for customers who have not requested...

      Broadband: Na h-eileanan an Iar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many voucher codes have been issued to date to households in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency under the national satellite...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had discussions with his European counterparts on funding for the universal service obligation.

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings he has had with mobile telephone providers on the implications of the outcome of the EU referendum for roaming charges;...

      Department for Culture, Media and Sport: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department is making in respect of EU (a) Directives which are passed and not yet implemented and (b) Regulations which...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on implementation of the Digital Economy Act 2010.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of work capability assessments.

    • Vacancies: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what his Department's policy is on allowing unregistered charities to advertise vacancies on Universal Jobmatch.

      Vacancies: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many unregistered charities are registered and able to post vacancies on Universal Jobmatch.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many veterans applied through his Department for the Legion d'Honneur in each month from July 2014 to June 2016.

    • Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the projected increase in defence expenditure during the current Parliament his Department expects to spend on (a) equipment and (b)...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information the Government holds on stockpiles of cluster munitions in countries other than the UK.

      Saudi Arabia: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether UK ground personnel based in Saudi Arabia have witnessed the (a) movement, (b) transport or (c) storage of cluster munitions in that country.

  • Home Office

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in each year since 2005.

    • Investigatory Powers Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the potential costs of compliance with measures contained in the Investigatory Powers Bill to (a)...

      Investigatory Powers Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Independent Review of the operational case for bulk powers, if she will make it her policy to establish a further...

      Home Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to ensure that her Department's purchasing policies support British (a) industry and (b) agriculture.

      Police: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the potential closure of the Lancashire Police helicopter base on the safety of the local...

  • HM Treasury

    • Taxation: Treaties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department publishes on its process of reviewing and revising the UK's tax treaties with other countries.

    • Housing Market

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure stability in the housing market and increase the confidence of property developers since the EU referendum of 23 June 2016.

      Financial Institutions: Greater London

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to encourage financial institutions to maintain their London operations and employment levels.

      Taxation: Malawi

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK-Malawi tax treaty on work to alleviate poverty and support economic growth in Malawi.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government took before 23 June 2016 to prepare for a potential vote to leave the EU in the referendum.

    • UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral statement of 27 June 2016, Official Report, column 23, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure...

      Voluntary Work: Prizes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to promote the Prime Minister's Points of Light awards; and how much was spent (a) overall and (b) on staff costs...

      West Cumberland Hospital: Childbirth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many births there were at West Cumberland Hospital in each of the last six years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on regulation relating to air quality.

    • Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2016 to Question 40996, what statistics the Government collects on the number of hunting...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on (a) air pollution, (b) water pollution,...

      Fisheries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on fishery funding.

  • Department of Health

    • Benzodiazepines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions of individual benzodiazepine drugs were dispensed in 2015.

    • Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences of 18 April 2016, Official Report, column 262WH,...

      West Cumberland Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to release the funding for Phase 2 of the redevelopment of the West Cumberland Hospital.

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the (a) full or (b) part privatisation of NHS Professionals; and if he will make a statement.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with clinical bodies on the use of seed brachytherapy to treat prostate cancer.

      Diarrhoea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of Travellers' diarrhoea there have been in each of the last five years; and what steps his Department is taking to advise people...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to (a) support the provision of and (b) increase the uptake of weight-loss surgery.

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with clinical bodies on the potential merits of weight-loss surgery in preventing diabetes.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department received the request from the Scottish Government to allow increased payments to Scottish people affected by contaminated blood...

      Paediatrics: Audiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many paediatric audiology services have registered for the Improving Quality in Physiological Services accreditation scheme to date.

      Choice in End of Life Care Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on the Government's response to the Choice Review; and if he will make a statement.

      West Cumberland Hospital: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has visited the maternity department at the West Cumberland Hospital.

      West Cumberland Hospital: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with the Cumbria Success Regime on consultant-led maternity services at the West Cumberland Hospital.

  • Women and Equalities

  • Home Office

    • European Gendarmerie Force

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 1 June (HL344), which countries participate in the EU Gendarmerie Force; what is its purpose;...

    • European Gendarmerie Force

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 1 June (HL344), whether they gave their consent for the EU Gendarmerie Force to wear the EU...

      Migrant Workers: Domestic Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to deal with the mistreatment of migrant domestic workers by employers who exploit their employees'...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure widespread access to reasonably priced accommodation for students in London and other metropoles.

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Natural Gas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether gas supplies to the UK are secure and will remain competitively priced following the vote to leave the EU, and what...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the Frontier Economics report commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the level of contributions from the...

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