Written answers

Friday, 9 September 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent in addition to his Department's obligations under franchise agreements on driver training or driver recruitment by...

    • Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2016 to Question 40286, asked by the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich, what the title is of the group that...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether taxi and private hire vehicles require additional licences while working outside their primary licensing authority area.

      Railways: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what change there has been in passenger numbers on trains in West Yorkshire since 2010.

      Railway Stations: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the number of people using railway stations in West Yorkshire since 2010.

      West Coast Railway Line: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department took to publicise its consultation on the West Coast Mainline franchise.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 29 February 2016 to Question 27306, if his Department will undertake analysis to understand the potential benefits for...

      Railways: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will visit the Cumbrian Coast Rail Line between Carlisle and Whitehaven.

      Taxis: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will introduce new national regulations for private hire driver licences in line with Transport for London's new regulations for private hire...

      Bus Services Bill (HL)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with private bus operators on Clause 21 of the Bus Services Bill.

      Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) fuel efficiency and (b) journey times of buses.

      Taxis: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward primary legislation to regulate the taxi and private hire vehicle industries in the current session.

      Taxis: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make Disclosure and Barring Service checks a statutory requirement for taxi and private hire vehicle driver licenses.

      Level Crossings: Bridgend

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to make alterations to the rail crossing in Pencoed.

      South Wales Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on the electrification of the railway line in South Wales.

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on changes in the number of licensed private hire vehicles in England in the last 12 months; and what assessment...

      Railways: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on introducing automatic compensation for rail users whose trains arrive late.

  • Home Office

    • Marriage of Convenience: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many convictions there have been for offences relating to cases of immigration marriage fraud in each of the last 10 years.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many equal pay cases were not taken forward after post-claim conciliation in each year since 2010.

    • Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the (a) benefits and (b) risks of using electrical socket safety...

      Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on the potential introduction of a ban on electrical socket safety covers or inserts.

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will assess the potential effect on (a) public safety and (b) animal welfare of restricting fireworks displays to...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential benefit to (a) consumers, (b) the economy and (c) the environment of...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to require individuals and organisations to be licensed to purchase fireworks.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2016 to Question 29005, if Ministers of his Department have concluded whether further...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many financial penalties have been imposed to date on respondent employers for aggravated breach of employment law...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of Ofgem's plans to introduce a Partial View in the Confidence Code Review...

      Employment: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the concluding observations and recommendations of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total amount of arrears recovered by HM Revenue and Customs for non-compliance with the national minimum wage...

      Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy that all employees are entitled to paternity leave from the first day of employment; and...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to reward local authorities that invest in renewable energy creation.

      Energy: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effects of recent changes in the value of the pound on the cost to the...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on the role of unabated coal-fired power generation over the next decade.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's policy is on whether it should be mandatory for price comparison websites to show the cheapest...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will meet with the hon. Member for Copeland and representatives of the Civil Nuclear Police Federation to discuss...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's press release of 11 August 2016, entitled Largest ever list of National Minimum Wage...

      New Businesses: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what options his Department provides to people whose application for a Start Up Loan has been unsuccessful due to their...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to reduce domestic energy bills for consumers.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the press release of 11 August 2016 entitled Largest ever list of National Minimum Wage offenders...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of having the Civil Nuclear Constabulary retirement age at...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to complete the roll-out of smart meters.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Central and South America on the economic, social and political situation...

    • Venezuela: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the economic situation in Venezuela on human rights in the region.

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Venezuelan counterpart on the humanitarian situation in Venezuela.

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assist those fleeing repression in Venezuela.

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representation he is making to the Turkish government about the suspension of judges, civil servants and education workers...

      Turkey: Academic Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has raised with his Turkish counterpart the issue of Turkish academics being banned from international travel.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had at the UN on implementation of Security Council Resolution 47 on Kashmir.

      Kashmir: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the British High Commissions in India and Pakistan are providing to British citizens affected by the violence in...

      United Nations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much the UK contributed to the funding of UN special envoys through (a) the UN regular budget, (b) the UN peacekeeping...

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many UN special envoy missions there have been in each of the last five years.

      Sri Lanka: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan government on water pollution from the Chunnakam Oil Plant in the Jaffna Pensinsula.

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 10 May 2016 to Questions 36574 and 36576, in what way his Department carried out its assessment of...

      Bangladesh: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights record of the government of Bangladesh; and if he will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps his Department plans...

    • Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the estimated cost to the public purse is of implementing online voter registration in Northern Ireland.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Consultants

      To ask the Attorney General, if he will publish a list of all secondees to the Law Officers' Departments from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many times her Department has used the services of (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting...

    • Department for International Development: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will publish a list of all secondees to her Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) value for money of the UK's aid assistance to the Palestinian Territories.

      Overseas Aid: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding from the public purse for each refugee camp has been given in each of the last five years; and on what that funding...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the Government's policy is on maintaining its commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of gross national income on overseas aid.

      Developing Countries: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how her Department plans to fund support for economic development in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department plans to take to (a) track and (b) report progress made against the Sustainable Development Goals by...

      Tibet: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2016 to Question 36578, what the findings relevant to Tibet were of her Department's-funded...

      South Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan; what estimate she has made of the number of (a) refugees,...

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Multi Academy Trusts have closed down in each year since 2010.

    • Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with the European Commission on (a) the status of EU students at British universities and (b) the status of British...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, in which secondary school subjects her Department has been unable to recruit enough trainee teachers to fill the number of training places allocated...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what new measures she is implementing to encourage take-up of teacher training.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional financial assistance is available to students whose maintenance loans do not fully cover the costs of accommodation; and what estimate...

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on prioritising maintaining or increasing the number of students from the EU who attend universities in the UK.

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 25 July 2016 to Question 42894, how many directions were made by local authorities in each year from 2012; and how...

      Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many institutions in England (a) held and (b) were granted taught degree awarding powers in each year since 2006.

      Higher Education: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people with refugee status have undertaken study at the level of higher education in the UK in each of the last six years.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support to find school places is available for British families with school-age children returning to the UK after a long period of time.

      Academies: Calderdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of (a) trends in the take-up of academy places and (b) the performance of academies in Calderdale in the last five years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Wills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the existing regulatory regime relating to the will writing industry.

    • Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what information the Government makes available to people (a) injured in and (b) who have witnessed a terrorist attack about (i) who they should contact...

      Ministry of Justice: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people working for her Department or its executive agencies on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced basis are paid less than...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the effect of recent reduction in staff numbers in prisons on (a) prisoners' access to education and (b) prisoners'...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps her Department is taking to tackle access to and use of psychoactive substances in prisons.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the causes of recent increases in violent incidents towards staff in prisons; and what steps she plans to take to reduce...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason her Department has increased the small claims limit for minor whiplash claims.

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps her Department has taken to reduce the incidence of self-harm in prisons.

  • Leader of the House

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps are being taken to prevent discrimination against people with dyslexia in the Armed Forces.

    • Ministry of Defence: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a list of all secondees to his Department from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) KPMG and (e) other consulting firms in...

      Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons people who are from or live in Northern Ireland are required to complete a counter terrorist check as part of an application to join...

      Armed Forces: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of support for post-traumatic stress disorder provided to (a) serving regular armed...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the potential cost of terminating and re-tendering the Carillion Amey housing contract.

      Royal Naval Reserve

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what vessels of all types are available to the Royal Naval Reserve for training.

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the change in defence spending has been since May 2015.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 16 February 2016 to Question 26142, if he will publish the names of the successful bidders to become trusted...

    • Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether Atos and the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments are required to refund costs incurred by people in supplying the medical...

      Bereavement Benefits: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will amend the eligibility criteria for bereavement benefits to enable unmarried couples who have cohabited for many years to claim the...

      Working Conditions: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the efficacy of maximum workplace temperature regulations in protecting workers' health and well-being.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to devolve agricultural subsidies to the devolved administrations once Britain exits the Common...

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her policy is on future collaboration with the EU on air pollution and the transposition into UK law of Directive...

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to implement a diesel scrappage scheme to tackle air pollution.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will take steps to reduce the number of non-recyclable paper coffee cups used in the UK.

      Moorland: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of whether the Walshaw Moor Estate's management of its blanket bog habitats...

      Air Pollution: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is her Department's policy that the UK should comply with the air pollution limits set out in the EU Industrial...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people working for his Department or its executive agencies on a (a) directly employed, (b) agency or (c) outsourced...

    • Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the review on supported housing.

      Homelessness: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to provide employment and social enterprise opportunities for (a) the homeless and (b)...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps his Department has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps his Department plans to take in...

  • HM Treasury

    • Money Laundering

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his policy that existing money laundering regulations made under section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972 should remain in force in...

    • Video Games: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the benefits to the UK economy of video games tax relief.

      Film: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was claimed in film tax relief in each year of its operation.

      Childbirth

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the (a) short-term and (b) long-term economic effect on households of (i) multiple births and (ii) single births;...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of replacing Vehicle Excise Duty with a roads fund fuel levy that charges motorists excise duty based...

      Tobacco: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the effect of tobacco legislation on levels of revenue received by HM Treasury in the last 10 years.

      Diabetes

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with type 1 diabetes are not disproportionately affected by the introduction of the soft drinks...

      Financial Ombudsman Service: Small Businesses

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to minimise the administrative effect on small businesses of information requests from the Financial Ombudsman.

      Energy: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to announce the outcome of the consultation on reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape which closed in March 2016.

      Concentrix: Telephone Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he plans to introduce a MP hotline number for Concentrix.

      Treasury: Consultants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a list of all secondees to (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs from (i) PwC, (ii) Deloitte, (iii) Ernst and Young, (iv)...

      Infrastructure: West Yorkshire

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support infrastructure development in West Yorkshire.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time members of staff in his Department (a) were working on the Northern Powerhouse initiative before the EU referendum, (b) are currently...

      Revenue and Customs: Contracts

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures are in place to monitor the service standards of third party contractors supporting the tax credits system.

      Concentrix: Standards

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions has he had with Concentrix on standards of service in its work to support the administration of the tax credits system.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Committees: Airports

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to re-establish the Economic Affairs (Airports) sub-Committee.

    • Nick Clegg

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what arrangements have been made for the process of approval of expenses claims submitted by the right hon. Member for Sheffield, Hallam under the...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers: Business Interests

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many applications from former special advisers of his Office have been received under the business appointment rules for civil servants since 13...

      Government Departments: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what total reduction in government spending has been attributed to policies drawn up by the Behavioural Insights Team since 2010.

      Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to improve data-sharing (a) across government departments and (b) between government departments and local authorities.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that government departments and executive agencies return people's personal identification documents by secure delivery.

      Government Departments: Credit Cards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, from which sources does the Government receive credit card fees from people paying for services offered by its departments and agencies; and what the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what countries the Government has made representations to on negotiating trade deals as a result of the outcome of the EU referendum.

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, of which governments states have made official representations to the Government since 24 June 2016 on negotiating a free trade deal with the UK.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which countries the Government has approached or been approached by to discuss trade deals; and when he plans to commence such discussions.

      Jamaica: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans his Department has to develop a trade deal with Jamaica.

      Trade Agreements: Mercosur

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to negotiate a trade deal with the Mercosur trading bloc.

      Department for International Trade: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which Minister in his Department has responsibility for tackling corruption.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if his Department will look at examples of best practice in attracting foreign direct investment (a) in Swindon and (b) across the UK.

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what preparations have been made for the UK having its own representative at the World Trade Organisation.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the options for new forms of economic relationships with countries outside the EU.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade negotiators are employed by the Government.

      UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff worked for the Defence and Security Organisation on 1 April 2016; and what the budget for that organisation is for 2016-17.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: UK Withdrawal from EU

      To ask the Prime Minister, what steps 10 Downing Street has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps 10 Downing Street plans to take in the...

    • UN Refugees and Migrants Summit

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she plans to attend the UN General Assembly meetings on refugees and migrants on 19 and 20 September 2016.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to respond to the Constitution Committee’s report, Inter-governmental relations in the United Kingdom, published on 27 March 2015.

    • Government Departments: European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many civil servants, and of what rank, work in EU units or sub-departments within all UK Government ministerial departments.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many women born in the 1950s received Automated Pension Forecasts in the years 2003 to 2006, and of those, how many were also sent the official PM6...

    • State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review their policy of freezing state pensions of British citizens residing in overseas countries, where there is no existing...

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