Written answers

Friday, 29 July 2016

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the implications of market uncertainty following the EU referendum for progress in meeting her target for creating new...

    • Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of how many degree apprenticeship places will be taken up by 2020.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

  • Home Office

    • Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many facial images have been added to the Police National Database since the High Court ruling in the case of R (RMC and FJ) v MPS [2012] EWHC 1681(Admin).

    • Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider a facial digital image or photograph to be a biometric identifier.

      Refugees: Families

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the British Red Cross report Not So Straightforward and its campaign to reunite refugee families, Torn Apart.

      Hate Crime: Nottinghamshire

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the authority of Nottinghamshire Police to categorise wolf-whistling as a hate crime rather than a public nuisance; and...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to (1) change the colour of the current British passport from maroon to dark blue, and (2) remove the words "European Union" from...

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the evaluation of the moving on period for those granted refugee status, announced during the passage of the Immigration Act 2016.

      Firearms

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from interested parties about the recent EU deactivation specification as it applies to deactivated historical...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Karen Bradley MP (HC Deb, cols 33WH–54WH), on...

      Deportation: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to make an assessment of the report by the Refugee Support Network After Return, in particular with a view to preventing hardship and...

      Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 June (HL Deb, col 1352), what assessment they have made of whether action to combat the threat of...

      Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 June (HL Deb, col 1352), whether when they use the words "extremism", "radicalisation" and...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, under their counter-terrorism policy, it is acceptable to debate the nature of, and to criticise, all religions, including Islam, even if those...

      Civil Disorder: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of policing the disturbance in Hyde Park and Marble Arch on the evening of 19 July.

      Europol

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the UK contributes to Europol each year; what assessment they have made of whether the role of Europol will be affected by Brexit; and whether the...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what avenue of complaint members of the public have if they believe that government information, such as that provided in the document Tier 4 sponsors whose...

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Institutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proposed EU-wide recovery and resolution frameworks for failed central counterparties, and whether in their assessment...

    • London Stock Exchange: Deutsche Borse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the consequences for financial stability of combining four large central counterparties (CCPs), LCH.Clearnet Ltd,...

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports have, since 2006, (1) commented on the state of the UK economy; (2) commented on the state of the UK...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recommendations of (1) the report published by the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations Remaking the State, and...

      ARM: Softbank

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have secured any commitments from SoftBank to avoid taking action through royalty payments or increased borrowing costs that would reduce or...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bangladesh: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of links between the reported recent upsurge of jihadist violence in Bangladesh and Zakir Naik’s television channel...

    • Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports of the dousing with gasoline and setting alight of a Catholic woman in the village of Kajura, what representations they have made to...

      Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Equal Rights Coalition, which was agreed at the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current level of violence against Hindus in Pakistan.

      Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the human rights situation in Bangladesh, especially in relation to the right to freedom of religion or belief.

      Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to participate in the conference about the attacks on Yazidis, Christians and others by ISIS organised by the US State Department in...

      Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they now recognise that a genocide is underway against minorities in Syria and Iraq; and whether the opinion set out in The Sunday Telegraph on 27...

      Omar al-Bashir

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the government of Rwanda about the visit to that country by Omar al Bashir, President of Sudan, who has been indicted by...

      Omar al-Bashir

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the Secretary General of the Commonwealth about recent visits to Rwanda and Uganda by Omar al Bashir, President of...

      Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the imposition of sanctions and penalties on countries that host visits by those indicted for genocide or crimes...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 July (HL1012) in which they stated that the IMF "noted Zimbabwe's good progress and...

      Saudi Arabia: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the levels of discrimination experienced by Shia citizens in Saudi Arabia in the fields of public education, government...

  • Department of Health

    • Strategic Projects Team

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the National Audit Office investigation into the collapse of the Uniting Care Partnership Contract in Cambridge and Peterborough, whether...

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