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Written answers

Friday, 11 November 2016

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Aircraft: Carbon Dioxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking at international level to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from aircraft.

    • Fire Prevention: Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on changes in the level of use of chemical fire retardants in furniture over the...

      Fire Prevention: Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to propose amendments to the Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988 to...

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2016 to Question 47384, on companies: costs, when he plans to review progress...

      Fire Prevention: Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a mandatory requirement for furniture products to...

      Carbon Dioxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 80 per cent from 1990 levels by 2050.

      Defence and Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of the defence and security industries.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when his Department plans to publish its analysis of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on more than 50 sectors.

  • Department for Education

    • Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many grammar schools take account of whether applicants to that school are (a) in receipt of pupil premium and (b) eligible for free school meals.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to bring forward legislation to allow for the forcible conversion of schools to academy status in underperforming local authority areas.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to answer Question 43738, tabled on 20 July 2016 by the right hon. Member for East Ham.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding per head has been allocated for childcare in (a) Barnsley East constituency, (b) Barnsley, (c) Yorkshire and the Humber and (d) the...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether she plans to require maintained schools which have consistently been rated by Ofsted as outstanding to convert to academy status.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications her Department has received from grammar schools proposing to expand since the introduction of the School Standards and...

      Glenburn Sports College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department owns the site of the former Glenburn Sports College in Skelmersdale.

      Grammar Schools: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children with special educational needs attend each grammar school in each local education authority area with a fully...

      Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information her Department holds on the proportion of people working in (a) law, (b) journalism, (c) politics, (d) medicine and (e) other...

      Digital Technology: Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2016 to Question 47994, what estimate she has made of the cost to the adult education budget of providing...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2016 to Question 49543, what assessment she has made of the effect on UK (a) GDP and (b) productivity of 3...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils at grammar schools obtained five or more GCSEs including mathematics and English at Grade A* to C at in the latest year for...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to respond to Questions (a) 48764, 48763 and 48762, tabled on 14 October 2016, (b) 48383, tabled on 12 October 2016, (c) 46707, tabled...

      Teachers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many nominations for an appreciation letter for being an exceptional teacher on retirement her Department has received since 2010.

      Independent Reviewing Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many independent reviewing officers (a) are currently employed and (b) were employed in 2010 in each local authority as headcount and full-time...

      Children in Care: Boarding Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children in care attend fee-paying boarding schools.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the statistical release Information on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Secure Training Centres: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2016 to Question 49053, whether the Youth Justice Board has raised the issue of updating its ethnicity data...

    • Youth Custody: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate she has made of literacy levels among gypsy and traveller children in secure training centres and young offender institutions.

      Personal Independence Payment: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals from new claims and reassessments between June 2015 and July 2016 are outstanding after assessment for personal independence payments...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the conclusions of sociology working paper 2016-03,...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many liability orders have been applied for since June 2014 in respect of child maintenance arrears cases administered by the Child...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Deduction from Earnings Orders are in place relating to child maintenance arrears cases under the 2012 statutory scheme.

      Personal Independence Payment: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average median number of weeks' clearance times were after assessment for personal independence payments for new claimants and...

      National Employment Savings Trust Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of implementing proposals to allow the National Employment Savings Trust to offer retirement...

      National Employment Savings Trust Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential demand from members of the National Employment Savings Trust for retirement income...

  • Home Office

    • Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national offenders have successfully challenged deportation from the UK on human rights grounds in each of the last 10...

    • Refugees: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to provide additional funding for English language tuition for refugees who gain settlement rights in the UK under the...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to reform the immigration detention estate.

      Sports Competitors: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect on professional sport of applying to professional sportspeople from outside the UK...

      Tourism: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect on the tourism industry of the introduction of visa charges on travel to and from the...

      Asylum: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 23 May 2012 to Question 106405 on asylum: young people, what the results of the dental x-ray pilot were.

      Radicalism: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to protect people in rural areas against radicalisation.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2016 to Question 47816, if she will publish details of any (a) policy equality statement, (b) equality...

      South Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her Answer of 31 October 2016, Official Report, columns 645-6, when the operational order of the day will be released.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to monitor and improve the performance of UK Visas and Immigration's implementation of decisions made by...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what immigration status children transferred to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 will be given on arrival in the UK.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were granted permission to work in each of the last three years.

      Mining: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which files and documents she reviewed before making her decision not to proceed with an inquiry into the events at Orgreave in 1984.

      Free Movement of People: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to ensure that freedom of movement to and from the UK for Irish citizens is pursued during negotiations...

      Immigration: Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans that paragraph 11 of Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016 will come into force.

      Refugees: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that people in the Calais refugee sites have access to clean drinking water.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what research has been undertaken on assisted technologies in conjunction with the use of gov.uk websites.

    • Heart Diseases: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many instances of sudden cardiac death in young people occurred in each local authority area in each year since 2009-10.

  • Department of Health

    • Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of NHS England payroll expenditure excluding VAT on (a) permanent nursing staff and (b) agency nursing staff in 2016-17.

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether all international students applying to study in the UK are required in their visa applications to submit bank statements showing that they have...

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether local authorities are informed of the identity and location of asylum seekers who are housed on behalf of the Home Office in their area.

      Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether the Syrian vulnerable person resettlement programme should be expanded to include victims of sexual violence and...

  • Department for Education

    • Languages

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the number of UK nationals who speak a second language fluently; what strategy they have to improve foreign language skills...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Kids Company

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect the investigations into Kids Company by the Metropolitan Police and the Charity Commission to conclude and when they expect those bodies to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in recruiting black and ethnic minority personnel to the armed services in each year from 2010 to 2015, excluding those from the...

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