Written answers

Monday, 1 August 2016

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government is ensuring that programmes involving the regeneration of public land require a proportion of the new...

  • Department for Education

    • Foreign Students: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will take steps to reassure university students that the outcome of the EU referendum will not prevent those students from studying abroad in...

    • Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on the long-term ability of universities to maintain current levels of...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the proportion of student loan borrowers who took out their loan after 2012 who have read the contract terms contained...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has conducted an (a) impact and (b) equality assessment of the effect that freezing the student repayment threshold at...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department plans to alter the terms and conditions of student loans for existing borrowers.

      Students: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of sign language interpreters and electronic note takers registered with the Disabled Students Allowance...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to engage with (a) coal generators and (b) the biomass sector on whether a future biomass...

    • Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage de-carbonisation of the UK energy market.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Research: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the result of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, what assessment they have made of the impact on funding for scientific and...

    • Recall of Unsafe Products Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 4 July (HL751), whether they plan to publish (1) the terms of reference, and (2) the minutes, of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Zakir Naik

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government following the decision to ban Zakir Naik from visiting the UK what discussions they have had with other governments about the nature and content of the...

    • Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to table a resolution for discussion at the UN Security Council drawing attention to the failure of member states to assist the...

      South Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the government of Sudan's attitude and approach towards the conflict in South Sudan, and whether it will contribute to...

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the visit by the US’s Special Envoy for Sudan, Donald Booth, to Sudan in June, and of any lessons that could be...

      Sudan: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the efforts by the government of Sudan to prevent the influence in Sudan of groups such as Daesh, Boko Haram, and Al Shabaab.

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to promote stronger educational and cultural links between the UK and Sudan.

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent actions of the government of Bahrain towards the main Shia opposition group; what is their assessment of the state of...

      Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last raised with the government of Pakistan the issues of (1) the honour killing of women, (2) the exclusion of minority communities from full...

      Iraq: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to stop the further displacement of civilians in Iraq, particularly in Mosul, due to continued military action by coalition...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 July (HL1014), whether it is the policy of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to refer...

  • Department for Education

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recommendations of the December 2015 report of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee Transgender Equality, when they plan...

    • Children's Centres

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they still intend to publish the consultation on the future of Sure Start, which they promised to initiate in July 2015, and if so when.

      Secure Accommodation: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to encourage profit-making companies to run Secure Children's Homes.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Judges: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 18 July (HL948 and HL949), how many judges in HM Courts and Tribunals service who are over 50 years of...

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • Peers: Email

      To ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answer on 14 July (HL958) concerning the Parliamentary Digital Service, how members of the House are informed of the Acceptable Use...

    • Peers: Email

      To ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answer on 14 July (HL958) concerning the Parliamentary Digital Service, which Parliamentary officials or employees are authorised to...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Home Shopping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what regulations protect the contact details of vulnerable people being passed to other commercial agencies when purchasing a product online or having one...

    • Third Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the implementation of the concept of the Big Society is still part of their programme, and if so, which initiatives remain and where departmental and...

      ICT: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have in place to ensure that the digital skills of UK citizens are viable in the global marketplace and can compete with those of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • British Home Stores: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Pensions Regulator about the length of time it will require to report on the BHS pension scheme; and whether they...

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the continuing impact of the alterations to the state pension age on women born in the 1950s, on or after 6 April 1951.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the calls by Women Against State Pension Inequality for transitional state pension arrangements for women born in the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether Brexit will increase, decrease, or have no material impact on, the need for more housing in England.

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