Written answers

Thursday, 28 July 2016

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: West Yorkshire

      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 in West Yorkshire.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK's policy on the Middle East of recent demolitions by Israel of Palestinian...

    • COE Commissioner for Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in response to his...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the maximum duration is of an apprenticeship.

    • Further Education: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the end of year budget surplus or deficit was for each further education college in the Liverpool City Region in each financial year since 2010-11.

      Apprentices: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many deaf young people aged 16 to 24 achieved (a) intermediate, (b) advanced and (c) higher apprenticeships in 2014-15; and what their...

  • Home Office

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has received representations from the police on increasing resources related to criminal record check disclosure requests.

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what targets her Department has in place to ensure criminal records check disclosures are processed efficiently.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 July 2016, Machinery of Government Changes, HCWS94, who the interested parties are that...

    • UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what process his Department plans to use to recruit negotiators for the forthcoming negotiations on the UK exit from the EU.

      Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment he has made of the economic benefits of maintaining freedom of movement between the UK and the EU.

      UK Withdrawal from EU: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has made an estimate of the total cost to the public purse of negotiations for leaving the EU; and if he will...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will ensure full access to the EU single market for the renewable energy industry following UK withdrawal from the EU.

      UK Withdrawal from EU: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to engage with Scottish businesses and civic society on the negotiations to exit the EU.

      Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his policy is on the role Parliament will have in negotiations related to the UK leaving the EU.

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with Ministers from the devolved administrations since he took office.

      Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans he has to consult opposition parties on the process of negotiating the UK exit from the EU; and what plans he has to...

      Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will ensure the UK's participation in the Digital Single Market during negotiations for UK withdrawal from the EU.

      Drugs: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what his policy is on future UK involvement in the Innovative Medicines Initiative.

      Erasmus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make it his policy to ensure that (a) UK students can continue to participate in the Erasmus programme and (b) UK...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what discussions he has had with UK universities on their views on the UK's future engagement with the EU.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when he plans that the UK will cease contributing towards the funding of the EU.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, by what process the Government plans to recruit trade negotiators; and how many trade negotiators the Government plans to recruit.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will launch a consultation on improving the home buying process, and if so, when.

    • Leasehold: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the costs charged by a landlord to the purchaser of a leasehold property of providing (1) the notice of assignment or charge, (2)...

      Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to extend the requirements of the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 and the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 to...

      Security of Tenure: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to lay regulations concerning the right to security of tenure for victims of domestic violence under the Housing and Planning Act 2016, and...

      Council Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reduction in council housing rents on new council housing and the existing stock.

      Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made to bring forward regulations to introduce electrical safety checks, as set out in the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they propose to take to strengthen the capacity of the Commonwealth to prevent and resolve conflicts between or within its members; and whether...

  • Department for International Development

    • South Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the agreement between the governments of Sudan and South Sudan and the World Food Programme to...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Resignations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of teachers left that profession (1) less than one year from starting teaching, and (2) within five years of starting teaching, between 2011...

    • Apprentices: Lone Parents

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) female, and (2) male, single parents have (a) started, and (b) completed, apprenticeships in each of the last five years.

      Apprentices: Part-time Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprenticeship placements have been advertised as part-time in each of the last five years.

      Design and Technology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to including Design and Technology as a science option within the English Baccalaureate.

      Design and Technology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many schools Design and Technology is not part of the curriculum.

      Design and Technology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people have applied to study Design and Technology in teacher training colleges.

      Design and Technology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of Design and Technology studies to the UK economy.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to respond to the findings published in June in Reporting on the HCP process: Bren Prendergast's parent participatory research, in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to address delays in the production of education, health and care plans in cases where (1) plans are produced by a local authority...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Lone Parents: Low Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) female, and (2) male, single parents earn less than the median average income.

    • Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that Jobcentre staff and Jobcentre Plus advisers understand fully, and respond effectively to, mental health problems.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they are making in reforming benefit sanctions and in preventing hardship to children and other dependent family members.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many facial images are held on the Police National Database.

    • Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many facial images held on the Police National Database are of individuals who have not been charged with an offence.

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the present system of up-loading, storage and searching of facial images on the Police National Database complies with the Human Rights Act 1998.

      Radicalism: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many instances of radicalised behaviour have been reported by teachers as a result of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 coming into force.

      Firearms: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the total compensation payments arising from the Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 and the Firearms (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1997.

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