Written answers

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicle Type Approval

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 12 December 2016, EU Transport Council, HCWS340, what recent progress his Department has made with his...

    • A14

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to improve the A14 from junction 42 (Westley) to junction 51 (Beacon Hill).

      Department for Transport: Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the Treasury Committee on 12 December 2016, in response to Q311, who in...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many unpaid internships there are in his Department.

    • Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of local authority Travellers' sites that will be required in each of the...

      Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many staff have been employed in the Local Growth Unit in each region in each year since 2009-10.

      Communities and Local Government: Horizon 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral contribution by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the Treasury Committee on 12 December 2016, in...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Manufacturing Industries: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to provide contingency funding for the continuation of compensation for the indirect...

    • Developing Countries: Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the November 2016 remarks of Dr Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency,...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what roles have been created in the communications team within his Department since its creation.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2016 to Question 55315, what assessment he has made of the total cost of the smart...

      Manufacturing Industries: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to (a) progress the Government's application to the European Commission to exempt and (b) bring...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on using British wood in...

      Association of Independent Electricity Producers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what meetings he has had with the independent electricity producers since his appointment.

      Fossil Fuels: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the oil and gas industry since the Autumn Statement 2016.

      Hinckley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's polices on Hinckley Point C of power outages at...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: iNHouse Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has had communications with iNHouse Communications Ltd in connection with any current commercial...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what analysis his Department is undertaking of alternative options for regulating sectors covered by the EU Emissions...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the finding of the Competition Markets Authority in its report of 24 June 2016, Energy market...

      Manufacturing Industries: Trade Competitiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to (a) expedite the Government's application to the European Commission to exempt...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • USA: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has discussed the recent US partial cessation of weapons sales to Saudi Arabia with his US counterpart.

    • Pakistan: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Pakistani High Commission on reports of increasing persecution of the Ahmadi...

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to his Foreword to the National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, First Annual...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the stability of the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Morocco: European Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with the European Commission on the level of EU Development Fund contributions that Morocco has...

      LGBT People: Oppression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which countries he has identified as actively persecuting LGBT citizens; and what discussions he has had with his counterparts...

      Sudan: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Sudan on the arrest of the human rights defender Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam...

      Israel: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports his Department has received on the effect of recent wildfires in Israel.

      Spain: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many British Citizens have requested the aid of the British Consular in Spain for crimes involving sexual violence or...

      Egypt: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of democracy stability in Egypt.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Lord-Lieutenants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, where members of the public can access up-to-date information on deputy lieutenants.

    • Civil Contingencies Secretariat

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total (a) budget and (b) full-time equivalent workforce was of the Civil Contingencies Secretariat in each of the last six years.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2016 to Question 49681, if the Government will reinstate ageing as part of the Ministerial brief...

    • Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Independent Commission for Aid Impact report entitled DFID's...

      Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many civil servants in her Department work full-time in the Inclusive Societies Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Developing Countries: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the prevalence of gender-based violence; what steps her Department is taking to reduce such violence;...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian assistance required in Aleppo.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment her Department has made of the humanitarian situation in areas of Syria outside Aleppo.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what humanitarian assistance the Government is providing to civilians in Syria.

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will require all universities in the UK to publish regular remuneration reports.

    • Universities: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what measures the Government plans to introduce to regulate pay increases granted by internal remuneration bodies to Chancellors and Vice Chancellors...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to help local social services to develop primary prevention strategies to reduce child maltreatment; and what discussions she...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how long, on average, students wait for a decision on funding if they require the Home Office to confirm to Student Finance England that their...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Civil and Family Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will make it her policy to ensure that civil and family courts are made aware of the criminal convictions or details of prohibition orders of...

    • Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many victims of harassment or stalking have had proceedings against them in family courts initiated by the perpetrator of that staling or harassment...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving sentences for imprisonment for public protection have completed the tariff period set by their original sentence.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to reduce delays in securing dates for First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum) hearings.

      Ministry of Justice: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the selection criteria were for the contract to provide translation and transcription services for her Department, awarded to thebigword in May 2016.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the average waiting time for transitioning from jobseeker's allowance to income support.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate his Department has made of the level of taper rate in universal credit that would mean that households were no worse off under...

      Carers: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to support people providing unpaid care in securing and keeping (a) full-time and (b) part-time employment.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Cadmium: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if her Department will quantify the contribution to soil cadmium levels of (a) phosphate-based fertilisers and (b)...

    • Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total (a) budget and (b) full-time equivalent workforce was of her Department's Flood Management Team in each of...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what her most recent estimate is of the number of lead local flood authorities which (a) have and (b) have not published a...

      Flood Control: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in establishing the new ResilienceDirect database; how many flood defence assets are recorded in...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets her Department has set for raising partnership funding for flood protection in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2017-18, (c)...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which public authorities have provided partnership funding for flood protection; and how much each such authority has...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much resource funding was allocated to flood risk management in each of the last six complete financial years; and what...

  • Home Office

    • Entry Clearances: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the hospitality sector on future entry requirements for EU nationals after the UK has left the EU.

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the letter from the Immigration Minister to all local council leaders of 8 September 2016, if she will publish the number...

      Refugees: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been granted refugee status or another type of subsidiary protection in the UK on the basis that they have been...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied asylum seeking children arriving in the UK have been given a dental check-up in the latest period for which figures...

      Hate Crime: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many racially or religiously aggravated offences were reported in Merseyside in each month since the EU referendum; and what change that...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made in making an estimate of how many unaccompanied refugee children will be transferred from the EU to the UK under...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost of immigration detention was in each of the last three years.

      Freezing of Assets: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has subjected (a) Dimitry Klyuev, (b) Pavel Karpov or (c) Andrey Pavlov to an (i) asset freeze or (ii) asset recovery...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will make it its policy to transfer 1,000 children from Calais to the UK before Christmas 2016.

      Emergency Services: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how her Department is working with EE and other mobile network operators to maximise the benefit of the new publicly funded emergency...

      Police: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the savings to be achieved in the police force through the use of joint procurement.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answers of 30 November 2016 to Questions 50075, 50073 and 50074, how many of those people who have claimed to be stateless...

      Home Office: Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people employed in human resources roles in her Department have (a) prior experience and (b) qualifications in human resources.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the trialled fast track scheme for permanent residency applications from EU migrants; (b) what...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government has made on reforming pre-charge bail.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to answer Questions 47283 and 47284 tabled on 7 October 2016 by the right hon. Member for Slough.

      Emergency Services: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that EE negotiates transparent commercial terms for multi-operator access to publicly funded...

      Visas: Clergy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to grant short-term pastoral visas to Christian church ministers from countries where their members are...

      Human Trafficking: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what preparations her Department is making for the coordination of efforts to tackle human trafficking with EU member states after the UK...

      Israel: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2016 to Question 54294, what assessment she has made of whether the criteria for advanced security...

      Migrant Camps: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much of the £3.6 million offered to the French government for support relating to migration she plans will fund (a) support...

      Religious Freedom: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the letter of 17 November 2016 from the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief on...

      Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance she provides to (a) police forces and (b) victim support bodies on charging for the release of stolen property which has been...

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to make individual with limited or indefinite leave to remain aware of the 2014 changes to the right to...

      Refugees: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on developing the Community Sponsorship Scheme for refugees announced in October 2015.

  • HM Treasury

    • Personal Income

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy and implications of the analysis published by the Women's Budget Group and Runnymede Trust on 28 November 2016...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans his Department has to include worker representation on its departmental board.

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what comparative assessment he has made of (a) the level of psychiatric morbidity and suicide rate and (b) expenditure on mental health in...

  • Department of Health

    • Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hospital consultant posts are vacant; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is an adequate number of hospital consultants...

    • Patients: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) cost and (b) time taken for Isle of Wight residents travelling for treatment to mainland hospitals.

      Department of Health: iNHouse Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has had communications with iNHouse Communications Ltd in connection with any current commercial tender process.

      Department of Health: iNHouse Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has awarded any commercial contracts to iNHouse Communications Ltd in the last five years.

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the rates at which the NHS market forces factor is applied to the dental service increment for teaching.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of including the market forces factor as a criterion for allocation of Service Increment for Teaching (SIFT)...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of hospital care for in-patients who have no medical need for that care in 2016-17.

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much dental and medical service increment for teaching funding was allocated to each dental school by (a) student and (b) in total for each of the...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the income of NHS providers of the proposed withdrawal of the service increment for teaching...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving under Influence: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to collect annual figures for the prosecution of incidents of drink driving which involve a casualty.

    • Southern

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Southern Rail to ensure that there are adequate support services for the elderly and disabled, particularly at times of...

      Southern: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Southern Rail has made, or is considering, any proposal to provide compensation for regular passengers who do not hold a season ticket.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of the new InterCity train sets allocated to the East Coast franchise will be (1) hybrid trains and (2) electric trains.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will maintain the UK's reciprocity under the Brussels 1 Regulation and the Motor Insurance Directive...

      Aviation: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will seek to retain the ability of passengers flying in the EU to claim compensation for delays and...

      Railway Stations: Wheelchairs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the platform height restrictions set by the European Rail Agency on disabled passengers in wheelchairs; and...

      River Exe: Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 December (HL3737), when the Environment Agency intends to remove the weirs obstructing the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the current maximum passenger carrying capacity from London to Birmingham by rail; and how much additional capacity they estimate...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the target dates for opening each stage of HS2 to passenger travel.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are still committed to the £55.7 billion allocated in the 2015 Spending Review for HS2 and, if so, what are the budgets for (1) purchase of...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to remove restrictions on the acquisition of equipment by members of the public which is capable of disabling or destroying drones flying...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Transport on 10 September 2015 (HC7971), what action the cross-government working group has taken...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what they are doing to encourage local agencies, both statutory and non-statutory, to provide more integrated local services.

    • Landlords: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the database of rogue landlords and property agents provided for in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 will be published.

      Landlords: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the database of rogue landlords and property agents provided for in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 will include all rogue landlords who have...

      Private Rented Housing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the ban on letting fees charged to tenants which was announced in the Autumn Statement will include all fees and whether it will apply throughout a...

      Private Rented Housing: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether letting agents that continue to charge fees after the ban announced in the Autumn Statement has been introduced will be listed on the database of...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 23 November (HL Deb, col 1937), (1) what assessment they have made, and will make, of successfully...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 24 November (HL Deb, col 2050), what is the new information regarding pay to stay that led to a...

      Housing and Planning Act 2016

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 29 November (HL 3353), what is the composition of the eight working groups that have been...

      Housing and Planning Act 2016

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 29 November (HL3354), which organisations have responded to the public consultation since the...

      Local Government: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of (1) Liverpool City Council support for the Project Enterprise Village initiative, and (2) the Insolvency Service investigation and...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote sustainable drainage in new house building.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to promote energy efficiency in new house building.

      Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to initiate a national dialogue for Britain to discuss common citizenship, with active participation by people of all traditions and origins.

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 12 December (HL3686), when the consultation on the design competition for the Holocaust...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Radioactive Waste

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they still intend to take steps to ensure that any site proposed by them for a national nuclear waste repository will be dependent on the approval...

    • Consumers: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in pursuing the negotiations for Brexit, whether they will negotiate to maintain the UK's membership of the Consumer Protection Cooperation Network and the...

      Drugs: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report by Deloitte concerning the level of return from research and development among the biggest drug companies.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, during her recent visit to Bahrain, the Prime Minister raised with the government of Bahrain the cases of Mohammed Ramadan and eight others who face...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Service: Ombudsman

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill, Cm 9374, published on 5 December, does not make provision for findings of maladministration and recommendations...

    • Public Service: Ombudsman

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to provide for a member of the House of Lords, as well as members of the House of Commons, to be entitled under the draft Public Service...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Emergencies

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many evacuation procedures have been carried out in the Palace of Westminster and other parts of the Lords estate in each of the last five years for which...

  • Department for Education

    • Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the proposal to drop the 50 per cent cap on religious selection in faith schools, what consideration they have given to the finding of the...

    • Grammar Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of deprived children in existing grammar schools in comparison to non-selective schools.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that pupils from the most deprived areas are not negatively impacted by new grammar schools.

      Church Schools

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the progress made by disadvantaged pupils in Church schools.

      Schools: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to appoint a commission of inquiry to investigate schools in Birmingham where pupils are reported to be subject to Islamist...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Public Sector: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to include interpreting in public services within the list of excepted professions in Schedule 1 to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act...

    • Offenders: Health

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Community Rehabilitation Companies are required to collect data on mental health, physical health or substance misuse; and if so, whether that data...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Goldie on 22 November (HL Deb, col 1839) concerning the revision of the statutory Parole Board Rules so that parole panels...

      Magistrates' Courts: North East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consultations have taken place about the decision that only trials will be heard at Newcastle Magistrates Court, with domestic violence and weekday...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Turkey: Military Coups

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the failed coup in Turkey on 16 July on the participation of Turkish military personnel in NATO commands.

    • Armed Forces: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 13 December (HL3894), whether (1) the Army, (2) the Royal Navy, and (3) the Royal Air Force, hold information...

      Special Forces

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether UK special forces have adopted new rules of engagement as a result of concerns about prosecution for war crimes.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed green paper on Social Justice will give consideration to the enactment of section 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

    • *No heading*

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will give an assurance to UK citizens living in the EU and in receipt of the UK basic state pension that they will continue to receive the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what guidance they have given to Border Force regarding the illegal trafficking of puppies.

    • Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Breeding and Sale of Dogs (Welfare) Act 1999.

      Dogs: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many puppy dealers have been (1) prosecuted, or (2) fined for selling puppies without a licence.

  • Home Office

    • Ivory: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what further training they intend to provide to the police and the National Crime Agency in preparation for their plan for a complete ban on the sale of ivory.

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether unaccompanied asylum-seeking children brought to the UK under section 67 of the Immigration Act 2016 will be given refugee status or discretionary...

      Habitual Residence Test

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 29 June 2015 (HL541), what measures have been put in place to make it easier for those victims of human...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the statutory mandatory reporting duty in relation to female genital mutilation.

      Middle East: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to review why the Archbishop of Mosul, the Archbishop of St Matthews and the Archbishop of Homs and Hama were refused visas to...

      Middle East: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to review their visa policy towards those travelling to the UK from Iraq and Syria.

      Middle East: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many visas in 2015 and 2016 were (1) issued, and (2) refused, to those applying to travel to the UK from Iraq and Syria.

      Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that police forces and local authorities are making use of female genital mutilation protection orders.

      Stalking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 November (HL Deb, col 2041), how frequently individuals convicted of stalking are assessed and...

      Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 23 November (HL Deb, col 1931), (1) which authority will be responsible for requesting details of...

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 December (HL Deb, cols. 1235-6), why authority from the Immigration Minister, which was stated...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much aid the UK has given to Greece to help accommodate and care for refugees from Syria.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much development aid the UK reported to the Development Assistance Committee for the last two years for which figures are available, broken down by (1)...

  • HM Treasury

    • Financial Services: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which tax receipts are reliant on the financial services sector.

    • EU Countries: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the appeal in Luxembourg of Antoine Deltour against his conviction in June for theft, what steps they are taking to protect whistleblowers...

      Office for Budget Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 12 December (HL3687), whether they have made a separate assessment of the accuracy of the...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a public sector worker who earns less than £11,000 a year, and who contributes to a public sector pension scheme, receives the equivalent of...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to implement the proposal to limit child tax credits to the first two children in a household.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have identified each and every issue which requires separate negotiation for leaving the EU; and if so, whether they will publish a list of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Imports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Price on 8 December (HL3478), whether their commitment to promoting UK exports of goods and services includes the...

  • Department of Health

    • General Practitioners: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the ratio of GPs to patients in each Clinical Commissioning Group in London in each of the last five years.

    • Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have carried out a workforce future planning assessment of the number of nurses needed to sustain the demand in services; and if so, what were...

      Nurses: Resignations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis and assessments they have undertaken on the reasons for nurses leaving the nursing profession.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Research

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the five-year survival rate for patients suffering from pancreatic cancer, what funding has been provided for research into pancreatic...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the transfer of care rate for each local authority in England; and what assessment they have made of the reasons for any differences in the transfer...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many NHS employees were born in other EU member states.

      Health Services: Per Capita Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the ranking of spending on healthcare per capita amongst EU member states.

      Neuroblastoma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to uphold the verdict of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence with regard to dinutuximab for children with neuroblastoma.

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