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Written answers

Thursday, 10 November 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on agency workers in each of the last five years.

    • Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect on take-up of low and ultra-low emission vehicles of the proposals on...

  • Home Office

    • Crime: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) reported crimes, (b) arrests, (c) charges, (d) cautions and (e) other disposals for (i) anti-social behaviour and (ii) public...

    • Historic Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in protecting heritage buildings.

      Pathology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken as a result of the recommendation made in the Hutton review of forensic pathology in England and Wales,...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings her predecessor had with Ministerial colleagues to discuss the Troubled Families Programme between 12 May 2010 and 13 July 2016.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to help ensure that medical research between British and Israeli scientists who...

    • Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's timetable is for publication of its plans for the next Contract for Difference allocation round...

      Data and Communications Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the reasons are for the time taken to prepare the readiness of the Data and Communications Company after Capita...

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of whether UK companies will need to register future trademarks and patents in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Occupied Territories: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with other EU member states on demolition of EU-funded buildings in the Occupied...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on agency workers in each of the last five years.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what proportion of women are employed by his Department on an inner London pay structure in the following pay grades (a)...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Mossack Fonseca

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had any discussions with representatives of the firm Mossack Fonseca since April 2016.

      Italy: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Italian government on resolving discrimination amongst the lettori.

      Africa: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2016 to Question 50891, whether he plans to raise the acceptance of donations for...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will estimate the number of employers which publish targets for the ratio of male to female apprentices.

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to publish supplementary documentation to the Green Paper, Schools that work for everyone, of September 2016, to address provision...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils from white working class backgrounds in (a) selective, (b) non-selective and (c) state boarding schools achieved the highest...

      Pupils: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons her Department collects data on pupils' nationality and country of birth; and how that data is used.

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 September 2016 to Question 44308, on primary education, where the information requested is held.

      Pupils: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to her Department's training guide video for autumn 2016, whether schools do not need to obtain pupil or parental consent to share...

      Pupils: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the data collected by schools on pupils' country of birth and nationality to be included in the National Pupil Database are to be made...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what provision is in place for a new school to alter its published admission number between being approved and being built.

      Department for Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships have been created in her Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants in those...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to Answer Questions 48788, 48789 and 48790, tabled on 14 October 2016 by the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston.

      Families: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to make available fairer funding to families in Worcestershire.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will rank (a) selective, (b) partially selective and (c) comprehensive local authority areas in England by correlating guaranteed per pupil...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress is being made on the fair funding formula for schools; and when she plans that new funding to begin.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children (a) under one year old, (b) between one and four years old, (c) between five and nine years old, (d) between 10 and 15 years old and...

    • Ministry of Justice: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of women are employed by her Department on an inner London pay structure in the following pay grades (a) Administrative Assistant, (b)...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to limit the potential re-traumatisation of vulnerable 16 and 17 year old victims of sexual abuse or exploitation in the...

      Ministry of Justice: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much her Department has spent on agency workers in each of the last five years.

      Care and Management of Transgender Offenders Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice of 1 November 2016, Official Report, column 777, when she...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to ensure that people who appeal unsuccessful personal independence payments applications are adequately represented during the...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Newspaper Press

      To ask the Prime Minister, what plans she has to change the official guidelines for recording meetings that take place with the newspaper press.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what the name is of each free museum or gallery sponsored by her Department in each region of England.

    • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions she has had with the Ofcom on the implications for its remit of the draft Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

      Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2016 to Question 50037, if her Department will define a more specific timescale for responding in...

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been allocated to the Cyber Retraining Academy in partnership with the SANS institute.

      Art Works: Audio Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what her Department's policy is on promoting and making funding available for audio as an art form.

      Rugby: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to increase children's participation in rugby.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the net annual savings to the Exchequer since the introduction of the benefit cap in 2013.

    • Housing Benefit: Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2016 to Question 47261, on housing benefit: hostels, whether the new funding model will ensure that the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has spent on agency workers in each of the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect of the extension of the benefit cap to £23,000 per year in London and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect of the extension of the benefit cap to £23,000 per year in London and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) households and (b) children who will be affected by the extension of the benefit...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect of the extension of the benefit cap to £23,000 per year in London and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect of the extension of the benefit cap to £23,000 per year in London and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) households and (b) children who have been affected by the benefit cap since it was...

      Personal Independence Payment: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people from Garston and Halewood constituency have had their personal independence payment claim rejected since April 2013.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she has consulted the Food Standards Agency on the implications for its remit of the draft Transatlantic Trade and...

    • Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make it her policy to allow individual ports to ban live animal exports after the UK has left the EU.

      Company Cars: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential effect on air quality standards of...

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that (a) sheep and (b) other livestock are transported safely and comfortably.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Mayor of London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many letters his Department received from the Mayor of London between May 2010 and April 2016; and if he will make a statement.

    • Veterans: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) veterans sleeping rough and (b) homeless veterans in (i) Liverpool, Wavertree...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on the personal, social and economic well-being of older people of moving into...

      Communities and Local Government: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on agency workers in each of the last five years.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect the UK leaving the EU will have on the number of new houses needed...

      Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the briefing given by his official spokesperson on 18 October 2016, when he plans to review available...

      Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will take steps to raise awareness among landlords of the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what measures are in place to ensure that private car parking firms are (a) accurate in issuing penalty notices and (b)...

      Small Businesses: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many small businesses in (a) Tynemouth constituency, (b) North Tyneside local authority area and (c) the North East have...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department has spent on agency workers in each of the last five years.

    • Scotland Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what proportion of women are employed by his Department on an inner London pay structure in the following pay grades (a) Administrative Assistant, (b)...

  • HM Treasury

  • Cabinet Office

    • Living Wage

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of people employed in each (a) region, (b) local authority and (c) parliamentary constituency are paid less than the...

    • Cabinet Office: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on agency workers in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Built Environment Select Committee (HL)

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their response to the report of the Select Committee on National Policy on the Built Environment, Building Better Places, published on...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why North Yorkshire County Council receives the sixth lowest allowance for childcare providers amongst 160 county councils; and what plans there are to...

    • English Baccalaureate

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Department for Education will publish their response to the consultation on their plans to make it compulsory for all pupils starting secondary...

  • HM Treasury

    • Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 25 October (HL2200), whether they will consider using a more flexible and variable approach to...

    • Private Equity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review the tax benefits extended to private equity partners by the application of a special rate to carried interest income.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an estimate of the revenue that would be raised by (1) a one percentage point rise in the rate of national insurance, and (2) the...

      London Stock Exchange: Deutsche Borse

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the importance of the merger of the London Stock Exchange and the Deutsche Börse being effected through a holding...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Farmers: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to support young farmers to stay in farming and to encourage new entrants to become farmers.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to introduce a subsidy ceiling on farm payments; and if so, what ceiling.

      Livestock: Animal Feed

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made a comparative assessment of the animal welfare, environmental and human health benefits of pasture-fed livestock, against livestock...

      Livestock: Animal Feed

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will develop guidance on the use of the term "grass-fed" for livestock so that consumers can make more informed decisions when buying meat and...

      Farmers: Age

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the average age of farmers in England; and what assessment they have made of the impact of farmers' ages on the future of...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the demand for seasonal workers in the agricultural industry to ensure crops are harvested in the required timescales.

      Tomatoes: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the research by Professor Graham Seymour into controlling the softening of the tomato fruit.

      Crops

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the harvest forecast for arable crops across the EU.

      Oilseed Rape

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of erucic acid contamination of oilseed rape.

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