Written answers

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Nuclear Power: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps would be needed to replace EU Atomic Energy Community safeguards inspectors with International Atomic Energy...

    • Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions have taken place with the EU Science Commissioner on the future of EU funding for research and...

      Pneumoconiosis: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many posthumous claims for compensation under the (a) Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers' Compensation) Act 1979 and (b)...

      Pneumoconiosis: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons his Department included in the tender document to administer the Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis Scheme...

      Pneumoconiosis: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which signatories to the Coal Workers Pneumoconiosis Scheme 1974 were consulted by his Department prior to the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Universities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the changes that have placed responsibility for universities within the Department for Education and the responsibility for research,...

    • Trading Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted a review of trading standards this year and, if so, when they plan to publish the outcome of that review.

      Domestic Appliances: Fires

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with manufacturers about fires caused by faulty electric tumble dryers.

      British Chambers of Commerce

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their relationship with the British Chambers of Commerce; what assessment they have made of the performance of that organisation; whether they have...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Turkey: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the collapse of the Dolmabahçe Agreement, whether they will discuss with the government of Turkey the proposal by Open Democracy of 15...

    • UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to invoke Article 50 of the TEU immediately; and whether they will negotiate to withdraw from the EU within months, and not later than...

      UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions they have given to ensure that UK representatives in the EU Committee of Permanent Representatives (1) do not commit the UK to any new...

      Baltic States: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the treatment of Russian minorities in the Baltic States, particularly Lithuania, and (2) whether such treatment would...

      Namibia: Germany

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Germany about its recognition of the killings of Herero and Nama people in 1904–08 as genocide,...

      European Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Sir Julian King will be obliged to swear an oath of allegiance to the EU, and what assessment they have made of whether that oath will conflict with...

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in South Sudan in the light of inter-tribal conflict between supporters of President Salva Kiir and...

      South Sudan: Conflict Resolution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what role they have taken since 2011, and are now taking, to resolve the conflict in South Sudan.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Sovereignty: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conditions have to be met before they would consider triggering a Border Poll in Northern Ireland, and whether those conditions currently exist.

    • Sovereignty: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have had, or intend to have, discussions with the government of the Republic of Ireland about the possibility of holding a Border Poll.

  • Department for International Development

    • RMS St Helena

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the planned schedule for RMS St Helena for the next 12 months.

  • Department for Education

    • Postgraduate Education: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many postgraduate students in England were enrolled in two-year masters’ degree courses in (1) 2009–10, (2) 2010–11, (3) 2011–12,...

    • Office for Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to include a dedicated place for a student representative on the Board of the Office for Students, and if so what arrangements they plan to...

      Students: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have in place to ensure that the Student Loans Company does not continue taking payments after graduates have paid off the balance of...

      Overseas Students

      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 are still attractive...

      Degrees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, between 2013 and 2016 inclusive, how many institutions applied to the Quality Assurance Agency’s Advisory Committee on Degree Awarding Powers (ACDAP)...

      Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports of increasing anti-Semitism in the UK, whether they will consult university Vice-Chancellors about what action they can take on the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Asylum and Immigration Tribunal: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why fees in the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal are to be increased, and what percentage of requests for a waiver of such fees were refused in each quarter...

    • Motorways: Driving Offences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many motorists have been prosecuted for the inconsiderate use of the middle lane on the motorway network since the announcement that the police would...

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • Peers: Email

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will place in the Library of the House a copy of the Acceptable Use Policy or policies for Parliamentary emails.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Domestic Animals: Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they collect statistics on the number of domestic animals that die as a result of being locked in a car or other motor vehicle either because of lack...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the average age of the child refugees they propose to take in from the conflicts in Syria and North Africa; what assessment they have made of the...

    • Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in clarifying their definition of "non-violent extremism".

      Asylum: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 July (HL1030), how often priority dispersal internal checks occur, and what standard is...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many ministers (1) in the House of Lords, and (2) in the House of Commons, are presently unpaid.

    • BBC Monitoring

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the response by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 19 July (HL Deb, col 525), what assessment the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Ministry of Defence,...

      Monarchy: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the heir to the throne is subject to EU law.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what revenue they received, per country, for the Overseas Market Introduction Service in each of the past four years.

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the procedure by which an Overseas Business Network is appointed; and who (1) administers the performance of, and (2) approves the budget for,...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what amount they have paid for, or directly to, each of the Overseas Business Networks in each of the past four years.

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