Written answers

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

  • Home Office

    • Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many incidents of hate crime were reported in each region in the last 12 months.

  • Department for Education

    • Foreign Students: European Economic Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to safeguard the status of UK nationals studying in other member states of the EEA as a result of the outcome of the...

    • Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that academics in the UK will be able to continue collaborating with academics in universities in EU member states...

      Foreign Students: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on the ability of UK students studying language courses to...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2016 to Question 42021, if she will make it her policy to consult on the detail of the proposed changes to the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to ensure that UK researchers have the same level of funding as before the EU referendum.

    • Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on the potential merits of requiring search engines to change their algorithms to...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the financial cost will be to other electricity generators of the proposed supplementary balancing reserve and...

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that research with European research partners into mental health continues after the...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the suitability of proposed new innovation finance products for life sciences research...

      Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to maintain the current level of EU funding for research and innovation to recipient...

      Office for Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's plans are for the Office for Life Sciences; and if he will make a statement.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with further and higher education sectors on future research funding once the UK leaves the EU.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of holding a second referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of which policy areas within his Department's remit will be affected by the outcome of the EU...

      Republic of Ireland: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Irish counterparts since the EU referendum; and what steps he plans to take to ensure that...

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has taken legal advice on whether the European Communities Act 1972 can be repealed by Royal Prerogative.

      EU Internal Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to maintain relationships with his European counterparts as a result of the outcome of the...

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will meet representatives of Norway and Switzerland to discuss the outcome of the EU referendum.

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to meet the President of the European Council to discuss the outcome of the EU referendum.

      Germany: Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in his talks with the German government on compensation for British citizens affected by Thalidomide.

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports he has received on the steps taken by the Venezuelan government in response to shortages of basic...

      Venezuela: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Venezuela on the ongoing economic situation and food shortages in that...

      Venezuela: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Venezuelan counterpart on reports of detention without charge, arbitrary detentions,...

      UK Withdrawal from EU: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on whether article 50 of the Treaty on the functioning of the EU enables the EU to negotiate separately with...

      Latvia: World War II

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic representations the Government made to Latvia on the Latvian Legion Day event on 16 March 2016.

      France: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his French counterpart about the attack in Nice on 14 July 2016.

      UN Refugees and Migrants Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many delegates and from which Departments the UK plans to send to the UNGA Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

      UN Refugees and Migrants Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his objectives are for the upcoming UNGA Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

      UN Refugees and Migrants Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will attend the UNGA Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent reports his Department has received on events in Turkey; and what assessment his Department has made of the effect...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to force Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies to establish public central registers of...

      Diego Garcia: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the status is of the monthly log of flights which passed through Diego Garcia between January 2002 and January 2009; and...

      Turkey: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish government counterpart on that country's obligations as a Council of Europe...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the US administration on the extension of the use of British Indian Ocean...

      Diego Garcia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the latest arrangements are between the UK and US governments on holding detainees in Diego Garcia.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Research: International Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the result of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, how they plan to ensure that UK universities and research institutions do not...

    • Euratom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the result of the referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, whether they plan to negotiate ending the UK's membership of Euratom.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of its intention to reduce the budget for Arab teacher training colleges in...

    • Waleed Abulkhair

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they made on 19 May to the government of Saudi Arabia about the case of Mr Waleed Abu Al-Khair; what response they received; and whether...

      Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is representing them at the LGBTI Human Rights Conference taking place in Montevideo and what update they can provide about the proceedings of that...

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the UK–Sudan strategic dialogue initiated in March represents a change of approach in foreign policy towards Sudan, and whether that dialogue...

      Sudan: Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the positive contributions made by Sudan, particularly in regard to combatting terrorism and radicalisation.

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ceasefire declarations by the government of Sudan and the rebel movements in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

      Horn of Africa: EU Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure a positive and constructive role for Sudan as part of the Khartoum Process.

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, as part of the troika, to persuade opposition movements in Sudan to sign the African Union’s Roadmap for Peace, and to...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the comments by Lord Mance in the Supreme Court’s judgment in R (on the application of Bancoult (No 2)) v Secretary of State...

      Ilois: Resettlement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the resolution from Mauritius at the forthcoming UN General Assembly calling for the matter of the resettlement of Chagos islanders...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about the use of the death penalty against minors.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Olympic Games: Brazil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the allegations of widespread doping by Russian athletes, whether they intend to back calls by the US and Canada anti-doping agencies for...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much of England is covered by Local Welfare Assistance Schemes; and what assessment they have made of whether those schemes have the necessary resources...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Green Belt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 13 July (HL1065), which are the 24 local authorities that have adopted new green belt...

  • Department of Health

    • Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how best to evaluate the impact of vaccination programmes to prevent rare diseases of high severity, and in particular the...

    • Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the scope of the Cost Effectiveness Methodology for Immunisation Programmes and Procurements working group has shifted from its original purpose, and...

      Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Cost Effectiveness Methodology for Immunisation Programmes and Procurements working group’s final report has been provided to the...

      Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) operating differently to other health...

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