Written answers

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of deaths and serious injuries of cyclists that were attributable to poorly maintained local roads...

    • Southern: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has received a request from Transport for London to fund extra bus services on days on which industrial action affects Southern...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to promote the development of low carbon vehicles.

      Railways: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of 11 May 2016, Official Report, column 621, how much of the £1.4 million referred to has been spent to...

  • Home Office

    • Mobile Phones: Aerials

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to ensure that all four mobile network operators are available on all Emergency Services Network masts in (a) the...

    • Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the responsible agencies report on progress on meeting the commitments in her Department's report, Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation,...

      Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will take steps to encourage survivors of historic child abuse to share their experience with the Independent Inquiry into...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • National Grid Company: Pension Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on people affected by proposed changes to the defined...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much has been given in subsidies to biomass plants in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the amount of biomass fuel used in the UK which is sourced from inside the UK.

      Fossil Fuels: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the oil and gas decommissioning action plan, published by...

      Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2017 to Question 58548, what sanctions were imposed on Home Energy and Lifestyle...

      Radioactive Waste: Dumfries and Galloway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether preparations are in progress on current or future nuclear waste disposal activity in Dumfries and Galloway.

      Renewable Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the level of investment in renewable electricity generation in Scotland in 2018.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his most recent estimate is of the level of investment in renewable electricity generation in the UK in (a) 2017,...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to reform the domestic renewable heat incentive scheme.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the statement made by the Secretary General of the United Nations on 19 December 2017 on the situation in...

    • UK Permanent Representation to the EU: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many people are employed at the UK Permanent Representation to the EU.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the target number of days within which written correspondence from (a) Parliamentarians and...

      Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the humanitarian and human rights situation in Rakhine State, Burma.

      Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to press for humanitarian access to Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan States,...

      Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to resolve the escalation in conflict in Kachin and northern Shan States, Burma, and the displacement...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Data Steering Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2017 to Question 58918, what his Department's policy is on the timetable for the release of the minutes from the...

    • Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many civil servants are also employed directly by Ministers and paid (a) by the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority and (b) any other body.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Legal Profession

      To ask the Attorney General, what the cost to his Department was of the use of external lawyers by his Department (a) in general and (b) related to the work of the Treasury Solicitors in (i)...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's role is in reviewing the overseas development assistance work and budgets of other government departments.

    • Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department spent on (a) consultancy, (b) lawyers and (c) accountancy fees in (i) 2014, (ii) 2015 and (iii) 2016.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether there will be any new country programmes established in 2017.

      Overseas Aid: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, when she will publish her Department's Country Operational Plans.

      Gaza and West Bank: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the level of access available to humanitarian organisations operating in (a) Gaza and (b) the West Bank.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to increase humanitarian assistance to Yemen; and if she will make a statement.

      Occupied Territories: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with non-governmental organisations funded by her Department that promote human rights and economic...

      Gaza: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the pace and number of home reconstructions in Gaza through the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism.

      Department for International Development: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what each item of expenditure over £5 million was that was authorised by Ministers of her Department in each of the last six months.

      Burma: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to deal with the humanitarian situation in Rakhine, Kachin and Northern Shan States, Burma.

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much financial support was given to higher education institutions by government directly or through the Higher Education Funding Council for...

    • Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions she has had with UK higher education institutions about the nine per cent drop in applications for medicine courses in UK...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2016 to Question 52361, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the student loan repayment...

      Graduates: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of EU graduate students who have remained in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland, employed in jobs relating to (i)...

      Graduates: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of EU students who have remained in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland after graduating with degrees in (i) science,...

      Higher Education: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that working class, white males are better able to access higher education.

      Higher Education: Working Class

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to provide financial support to working class students on degree courses which last longer than three years.

      Grammar Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her Department's policy is on grammar schools in failing school improvement partnerships becoming academy sponsors of those schools.

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department publishes for parents and social workers on the use of restraining techniques for children with autism who exhibit or...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what research her Department has commissioned on the increase in the number of pupil exclusions over the last three years.

      Maria Strizzolo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish the employment contract and job description for the post Ms Maria Strizzolo held at her Department.

      Primary Education: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to assist Peterborough City Council in improving educational attainment in primary schools; and if she will make a statement.

      Languages: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy and effectiveness of the provision of modern foreign language education in primary...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Family Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the contribution of 9 January 2017, Official Report, column 27, what plans her Department has to consult with (a) Women's Aid and (b)...

    • Family Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for her Department's review into the most effective means of banning perpetrators of domestic abuse from directly cross-examining...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Reserve Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Army reservists from the (a) Infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Corps of Signals, (d) Army Medical Services, (e) Adjutant General's...

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on the Warrior Capability Sustainment programme; what the timetable is for that programme; and if he will make a...

  • Prime Minister

    • Seeta Kaur

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether she raised the case of Seeta Kaur with Prime Minister Modi, as requested by the hon. Member for Edmonton in a letter to the Prime Minister ahead of her visit to...

    • Wall Street Journal

      To ask the Prime Minister, if she will publish minutes of her meeting with the Wall Street Editorial Board in September 2016.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones: Rhondda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the population of the Rhondda has (a) 2G, (b) 3G and (c) 4G mobile coverage.

    • Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions her Department has had with Ofcom on introducing a 30 per cent cap on mobile spectrum.

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps she has taken to extend the Public Lending Right to e-books which are borrowed remotely.

      Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the long-term financial viability of print journalism and the newspaper industry.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much and what proportion of plastic packaging has gone to landfill in each of the last five years.

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what financial resources her Department has allocated for the UK National Adaption programme; and if she will make a statement.

      Agriculture: Profits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the potential effect of the UK exiting the EU on the profitability of farmers and growers in...

      Pests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what resources her Department has allocated for research into new and emerging pests and diseases in each of the next five...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what studies her Department is carrying out on neonicotinoid pesticides; and if she will make a statement.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to review the disbursement of payments from the convergence uplift scheme.

      Fisheries: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which EU fishery regulations will be transferred to domestic legislation through the Great Repeal Bill.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment he has made of changes in the rate of core spending power per dwelling between (a) 2009-10 and...

    • Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many urban transformation centres are planned under the Northern Powerhouse Plan; what the remit of such centres will be;...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 58515, what plans he has to fund social care through new homes bonuses in...

      Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support high streets around the country.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much capital has been spent on social housing in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d)...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many people have been registered as homeless in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on 100 per cent business rate retention.

      Housing: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce legislative proposals to grant freeholders the right to remove property management companies from new...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the adult social care support grant will be allocated to local authorities for 2018-19 on a similar distribution to...

      Communities and Local Government: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which EU directives relating to his Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

      Affordable Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to increase the level of affordable housing supply for key workers in (a) Greater London, (b) the...

  • Scotland Office

    • Immigration: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the effect of levels of immigration on Scotland's economic performance in the last five years.

    • European Convention on Human Rights: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK's signatory status to the European Convention on Human Rights on the competencies of the...

      Trade: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the value to Scotland's economy of Scotland's trade with the rest of the UK.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the potential effect of the Autumn Statement 2016 will be on the budget of the Scottish Government.

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of variation of income tax rates.

  • HM Treasury

    • Stamp Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the total revenue from stamp duty in the 2017-18 financial year.

    • Food: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has assessed the potential merits of reducing VAT on low-fat percentage food products from 20 to five per cent; and if he will make a...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, in how many cases parents with care have alerted HM Revenue and Customs to potential tax fraud by the non-resident parent in each of the last three...

      Insurance Premium Tax: Charities

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the increase in insurance premium tax announced in the Autumn Statement 2016 on the charity sector.

      Affordable Housing: South West

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to increase the affordable housing supply in the South West.

      Child Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Government has made of the change in the value of child benefit in real terms over the next five years as a result of the freeze in the...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of stamp duty reform on small-scale property development companies since the increase in stamp duty on second...

      Revenue and Customs: North West

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the proposed closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices based in the North West are due to take place between 2017 and 2021.

      EU Grants and Loans: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on Scotland's allocation of the (a) European Social Fund and (b) European Regional Development Fund...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of sums to be accrued to the public purse from the apprenticeship levy on public sector bodies in Scotland in each of the next...

      Self-employed: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress the Government has made on its plans to reform IR35 regulations for self-employed people.

      Sterling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes in the Sterling exchange rate on the resilience of the Government's stock of foreign currency...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what account his Department is taking of the outcome of the Balance of Competences Review in formulating further Government policy on...

    • UK Trade with EU: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average amount of tariffs that would have to be paid annually by (a) UK...

      Industry: Netherlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what representations he has received from industries in the Netherlands on the Government's forthcoming negotiations on the UK...

  • Department for International Trade

    • EU External Trade: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK solar sector of the EU Minimum Import Price for Chinese solar module imports; and if he...

    • UK EU Life Sciences Transition Programme Steering Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2016 to Question 55459, whether the UK/EU working group on life sciences was established by the Government.

  • Department of Health

    • Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of clinical commissioning groups implement self-referral for physiotherapy.

    • Arthritis: Rheumatology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that patients with early inflammatory arthritis are referred from their GP to rheumatology services within...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients who used accident and emergency services in England were not registered with a GP or primary care provider; and how many of...

      Department of Health: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which overseas development aid projects his Department plans to fund from its overseas aid budget in each of the next 10 years; and what the nature,...

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of patients who would potentially be ineligible each year for treatment with Kadcyla trastuzumab entansine if...

      General Practitioners: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of GPs who hold a special interest accreditation have that accreditation in musculoskeletal conditions.

      Primary Care Support England: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints were made against Primary Care Support England about the transfer of patient records in each (a) region of England and (b) month...

      West Yorkshire Central Services Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many complaints were made against West Yorkshire Central Services about the transfer of patient records in each month from 1 September 2014 to 31...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of potential savings to the NHS budget of prescribing the most cost-effective inhaler medication to each NHS patient.

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and (b) Roche on draft guidance on Kadcyla...

      Skin Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of restrictions imposed by NHS England on the use of the (a) dabrafenib plus trametinib and (b) ipilimumab plus...

      Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Board Papers, published on 10 January 2017, for what reasons NHS England have asked the CCG...

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much NHS funding has been allocated to (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) the UK in each year since 1997.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the estimated cost to the NHS was of accident and emergency admissions for people with diabetes complications in each of the last three years.

      Cavendish Coalition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what financial assistance his Department has provided to the Cavendish Coalition of NHS Employers.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average national bed occupancy rate was for (a) adult and (b) child adolescent inpatient psychiatric wards in each year since 2010.

      Medical Records: Camden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the efficiency benefits of the Camden Integrated Digital Record; and whether he plans to make similar software available...

      General Practitioners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England with severe mental health illness are registered with a GP; and how many such people had an annual physical health check in...

      Sleeping Pills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions for sleeping tablets were dispensed in (a) Liverpool, Wavertree constituency, (b) Liverpool and (c) each region in each month of...

      NHS European Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost was to the public purse of the NHS European Office in the 2015-16 fiscal year.

      Department of Health: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2016 to Question 44971, how many performance meetings the Departmental Board has held since the publication of the...

      Trastuzumab Emtansine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many women received the drug Kadcyla trastuzumab emanstine through the Cancer Drugs Fund from 2014 to 2016.

      Trastuzumab Emtansine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure that Kadcyla trastuzumab emanstine remains available on the NHS to breast cancer patients.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which prisons make available eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing therapy for prison staff or prisoners; and how such therapy is funded.

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he plans for the musculoskeletal component to the Workforce and Wellbeing Charter on best practice to be published.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Government Equalities Office: EU Law

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, which EU directives relating to her Department's responsibilities are awaiting transposition into UK law.

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Firearms

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that airline passengers arriving at or departing from UK airports are not allowed to carry guns or ammunition either...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they took in bringing about the current ceasefire in Syria.

    • Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contact they have had with the Assad regime immediately before or after the recent ceasefire in Syria.

      North Korea: Guided Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of North Korea’s ability to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile; and when, at what level, and in what terms,...

      European Defence Agency

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, and if so why, the UK is increasing its contributions to the European Defence Agency, and whether any part of the Agency's funds will be used to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Devolution: England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth concerning the Neighbourhood Planning Bill: English Votes for English Laws (HLWS329), what steps they...

    • Propaganda: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the potential influence of fake news disseminated via the internet on voting in the UK; and whether they are taking steps to...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Resignations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Nick Gibb MP on 20 October 2016 (HC47083), what proportion of the state school teachers who have left the profession within...

    • Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the connection between the selling off of school playing fields, the decline in organised team sports in areas where...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the British army last executed a Divisional Movement Order.

    • Wildcat Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the £271 million Wildcat Helicopter support deal with Leonardo Helicopters, announced on 9 January, is the same agreement that was announced in 2012.

      Wildcat Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the £271 million Wildcat Helicopter support deal which sustains 500 jobs will include the highly skilled workforce of GKN.

      Royal Ulster Rifles Museum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to make any redundancies at the Royal Ulster Rifles Museum in Belfast; if so, why; and whether any new staff are being recruited.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the (1) BAME, and (2) female, recruiting targets for the British Army for each of the last six years for which figures are available; and what...

      Capita

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long the contract with Capita for recruitment to the Armed Forces is expected to operate; and how often the contract is reviewed.

  • Home Office

    • Ivory: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many successful prosecutions have been made in respect of the sale of ivory in the UK under the Control of Trade in Endangered Species (Enforcement)...

    • Prevent Oversight Board

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the future role to be played by the Prevent Oversight Board.

      Asylum: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unaccompanied young asylum seekers from Syria, aged (1) 1 to 8, (2) 9 to 12, and (3) 13 to 18, have been accepted into the UK since the September...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bridges of Headley on 21 December 2016 (HL4050), what are the 50 sectors on which they are undertaking an analysis.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following UN resolution 2334 (2016) concerning the illegality of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian Occupied Territories, what action they will take in...

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