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Written answers

Friday, 20 January 2017

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Garden Communities: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how his Department plans to measure whether proposed new garden cities, towns and villages are attractive and well-designed;...

    • Garden Communities: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many garden towns of more than 10,000 homes his Department plans to fund in the next 10 years.

      Garden Communities: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on how schools, hospitals, libraries and other public services will be planned into the proposed new garden...

      Garden Communities: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing private firms to construct and run physical infrastructure...

      Garden Communities: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to allow proposed new garden cities, towns and villages to go ahead on the sites of (a) airfields, (b) playing...

      Housing: Ebbsfleet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built in Ebbsfleet Garden City.

      Neighbourhood Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department has provided to councils in support of neighbourhood plans in the last financial year.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built on spare public land sold by the Government in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Housing Associations: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average time taken for housing associations' titles to be registered at the Land Registry has been in each...

    • Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to encourage employers to consider paying above the minimum wage levels set in...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) emptying the Pile Fuel Storage Pond at Sellafield, (b) full radiological...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria his Department plans to use when considering requests by a generating party to the investor agreement on...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the Hendry Review.

      Green Investment Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59325, whether private capital had been secured for the offshore...

      Small Businesses: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the financial support available for small businesses; and if he will make a statement.

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of sole traders operating in the UK in each year since 1990; and if he will...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he plans to take to ensure that UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016) on the cessation of Israeli settlement...

    • UN Resolutions: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2016 to Question 55858, what progress has been made by his Department on securing...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason the Government did not send a full representative to the Paris Peace Conference of 15 January 2017 on peace...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he plans to send a Minister of his Department to future talks on establishing peace in Israel and Palestine; and if he...

      Gambia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on recognising any appointment made by President Jammeh of the Gambia of a new ambassador to the UK in the...

      Gambia: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his policy to support sanctions against President Jammeh of the Gambia in the event that he does not hand over...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, who represented the Government at the Paris Peace Conference on 15 January 2017; and what representations that representative...

      Iraq: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Iraqi government on the amount the UK plans to provide through the Conflict,...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that maximum value for money is delivered by cash transfer schemes overseas.

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the technical correction to the dedicated schools grant at paragraph 38 of the Government response to the early years funding...

    • Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average cost was to a (a) school and (b) local authority of employing a (i) teacher and (ii) classroom assistant in the most recent period...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2016 to Question 43027, what assessment she has made of trends in the number of applications to early years...

      Higher Education: Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to address the continued decline in enrolments of all part-time students in higher education as indicated in higher education...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made based on the new early years funding formula of the maximum amount of funding each local authority would be able to retain...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of disadvantaged three and four year olds as measured by free school meals data currently access the 15 hours early...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities have applied to her Department to dis-apply the early years national funding formula high pass-through requirement until...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of granting legal recognition to humanist marriages.

    • Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the problem-solving courts pilot programme announced by her Department in May 2016 will begin.

      Child Abuse in North Wales Judicial Inquiry Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will publish an updated copy of the Macur Review with redactions relating to Gordon Angelsea reinstated.

  • Prime Minister

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Saudi Arabia: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if any Tornado aircraft (a) upgraded by UK personnel and companies under the Royal Saudi Air Force Tornado Sustainable Programme or (b) supplied from...

    • Saudi Arabia: Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 19 December 2016, Official Report, column 1216, if the Government has made representations to Saudi Arabia to...

      Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on service morale and operational capacity of prosecution of former members of the armed forces for activities...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the shortfall was for the recruitment of reserve and regular soldiers and officers in (a) Infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Corps of...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to re-profile the equipment contracts for the (a) F-35 Lighting II, (b) P-8 Poseidon and (c) AH-64E Apache.

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 59470, what steps his Department is taking to ensure sovereign supply of cables for military purposes.

      Armed Forces: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel in the (a) Army, (b) RAF and (c) Royal Navy are trained at proficiency level (i) 1, (ii) 2, (iii) 3, (iv) 4 and (v) 5 in (A) Mandarin...

      AWE: Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions officials of his Department have had with the Atomic Weapons Establishment on the ongoing pensions dispute.

      Ministry of Defence: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide a comprehensive list of the public policy targets established by his Department (a) between 2010 and May 2015 and (b) since May 2015.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the implications for his Department's policies are of the US Department of Defense Director, Operational Test and Evaluation 2016 Annual Report on...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Glasgow Central of 5 December 2016 on the report Why people go to foodbanks,...

    • Job Centres: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mental health experts are employed in frontline services in job centres to embed the link between employment and mental health.

      Employment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps is he is taking to ensure full access to the workplace for people with ongoing mental health conditions.

      Employment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to encourage businesses to follow Department of Health guidance for employers on workplace adjustments for...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are being taken to collect the almost £4 billion of child maintenance arrears debt currently owed.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people use the Anniesland Jobcentre.

      Jobcentres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people using the Anniesland Jobcentre have been informed in writing of the potential closure of that jobcentre.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Child Maintenance Service takes account of a person's lifestyle as well as income in determining liabilities for paying maintenance.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department plans to spend on (a) the Work Programme and (b) Work Choice in each year until those programmes cease to operate.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what date he has set for the cessation of (a) the Work Programme and (b) Work Choice.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria were used to determine the Child Maintenance Service's enforcement charges, including liability orders, lump sum reduction...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what evidential basis he took into account in making recent changes to financial support for disabled people new to the employment and support...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 57955, on employment and support allowance: Glasgow, if he will take steps to make...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made by her Department in evaluating the potential merits of a transition to a total expenditure...

    • Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will place in the Library a copy of the independent evaluation of the effectiveness of local flood risk management...

      Flood Control: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2016 to Question 57997, how much of the partnership funding for flood protection was...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: iNHouse Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department is in communication with iNHouse Communications Ltd in relation to any ongoing commercial tender process.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2016 to Question 57941, how much funding for lead local flood authorities was...

      Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the level and extent of maltreatment of animals in slaughterhouses; and whether she...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 December 2016 to Question 57996, for what reasons the Environment Agency has reduced its...

      Infant Foods: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on how many retailers in Scotland have been fined in each year since 2007 for failure...

      Water: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to facilitate the establishment of new internal drainage districts and water management...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with each of the devolved institutions on immigration rules for seasonal agricultural workers...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of additional staff her Department plans to employ to assist with the proposed...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether EU disallowance fines relating to the Common Agricultural Policy are paid for through Common Agricultural Policy funds.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of emergency calls to the police were responded to within 20 minutes in 2015-16.

    • Birmingham Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, (a) what reimbursement West Midlands Police will receive for the deployment of officers to assist in containing the disturbance at HM Prison...

      Crime and Terrorism: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals for Directive 2016/681/EU on the use of passenger name record data for the prevention,...

      Migrant Workers: Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals for Directive 2014/54/EU on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on...

      European Investigation Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals for Directive 2014/41/EU on the European Investigation Order in criminal matters to be...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to ensure that more unaccompanied children are granted asylum in the UK.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2017 to Question 58482, what discussions the Government has had with (a) the Scottish Government and (b)...

      Entry Clearances: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many family visitor visas have been refused in each year since 2010 on account of reasonable doubt that the applicant for such a visa...

      Home Office: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide a comprehensive list of the public policy targets established by her Department (a) between 2010 and May 2015 and (b)...

      Migrant Workers: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with each of the devolved institutions on immigration rules for seasonal agricultural workers after...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child refugees have been accepted into (a) York Central constituency, (b) York Local Authority area, (c) Yorkshire...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many child refugees are planned to be resettled in the UK in 2017.

  • HM Treasury

    • Non-governmental Organisations: Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress the Government has made in working with non-governmental organisations to mitigate the effect of bank de-risking on their ability to provide...

    • Economic Situation: Scotland

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential effect on (a) Scottish businesses and (b) Scotland's economy of the UK leaving the EU single...

      Treasury: Policy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide a comprehensive list of the public policy targets established by his Department (a) between 2010 and May 2015 and (b) since May 2015.

      Fossil Fuels: Tax Yields

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the expected tax yield from oil and gas in the next financial year as a result of the recent increase in the price of oil.

      Fossil Fuels: Loan Guarantee Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on the delivery of loan guarantees to companies operating in the oil and gas sector.

      Financial Institutions: City of London

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Oral Answer of 17 January 2017, Official Report, column 757, on leaving the EU: UK economy, what the evidential basis was for his statement...

      Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether AME funding for the Northern Ireland non-domestic renewable heat incentive continued on an interrupted basis from 1 April 2015 to 30 September 2015.

      Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any misuse of funds attached to the uptake of the Northern Ireland non-domestic renewable heating incentive was confined to devolved spending only...

      Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) his Department and (b) the National Audit Office were notified that the Northern Ireland Department for Finance and Personnel had declined to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many senior civil servant posts there are in his Department.

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many senior civil servant posts are unfilled in his Department.

      Horizon 2020: Switzerland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether his Department has examined the case of Switzerland's readmission into the Horizon 2020 programme ahead of forthcoming...

      Energy: Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make it his policy to secure the continuing existence of the all-Ireland single energy market as he negotiates the UK's...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make it his policy in negotiations to seek to retain European Economic Area (EEA) rules on state pensions paid to UK...

      Shipping: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether UK withdrawal from the EU customs union would result in a requirement for every shipping container to be inspected at its...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he plans for negotiations on fisheries to be conducted separately or within general Article 50 negotiations.

      Eurojust and Europol: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on membership of (a) Europol, (b) Eurojust and (c) the European Arrest Warrant Scheme after the UK...

      European Aviation Safety Agency: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency after the UK leaves the EU.

      European Medicines Agency: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what the Government's policy is on membership of the European Medicines Agency after the UK leaves the EU.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 57205, whether the policy of the Government remains giving UK companies the...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will publish his economic assessments of the different options for market access and trade to accompany the Government's plan...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have taken out a mobile telephone contract in an area in which signal...

  • Department of Health

    • Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of hospital admittance of diabetic inpatients was in 2016.

    • Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to his announcement of 4 October 2016, that up to 1,500 extra medical training places will be made available from September 2018, what...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the NHS of treating foreign visitors to the UK; and what information his Department holds on the (a)...

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will estimate the effect of making available on the NHS bisphosphonates for the treatment of secondary breast cancer on the number of women...

      Breast Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has undertaken into the barriers clinicians experience in prescribing bisphosphonates for the prevention of secondary breast...

      Department of Health: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will provide a comprehensive list of the public policy targets established by his Department (a) between 2010 and May 2015 and (b) since May 2015.

      Physician Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the consultation on the role of Physician Associates announced in his keynote speech to the NHS Providers conference on 30 November 2016 will be...

      Hypnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether use is made of hypnotherapy within the NHS for conditions other than for irritable bowel syndrome.

      Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the impact assessment made on (a) NHS England's proposed closure of congenital heart disease services at Royal Brompton Hospital and...

      Royal Brompton Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of additional (a) staff, (b) wards and (c) beds that will be required in each of the hospitals that will take...

      Nutrition: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20 December 2016 to Question 58477, on nutrition: health education, what advantages and disadvantages were considered and...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the need for an independent review of the evidence relating to heated tobacco innovations.

      Defibrillators: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will allocate additional funding to local health trusts to install defibrillators in rural locations that are hard to reach by ambulance.

      London Ambulance Service: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 58750, how many times the CommandPoint system for the London Ambulance Service has experienced an...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what preventative and early intervention steps he plans to take to reduce the cost to NHS trusts and foundation trusts of providing tooth extractions for...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2016 to Question 56272, if he will identify the 10 high-needs areas within England which are due to receive NHS...

      NHS: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding his Department plans to allocate from the public purse to the NHS per capita in each financial year up to 2020-21.

      Mental Health Services: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) members of staff were employed by crisis resolution and home treatment teams and (b) crisis resolution and home treatment teams there were...

      Community Care: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many reports of physical assault during community visits were made by (a) mental health professionals, (b) midwives, (c) health visitors and (d) care...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the clinical benefits of brief psychosocial intervention; and whether he plans to make such treatment available on the NHS.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the retention of GP practices in areas with an elderly demographic.

      Clacton Hospital: Minor Injuries Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of closing Clacton Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit on accident and emergency provision at Colchester...

      General Practitioners: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of GP coverage in North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group.

      Slimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to monitor and regulate the sale of weight loss and diet control products.

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that baby milk is safe for consumption.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that any research findings on the potentially detrimental effects of using electronic cigarettes is taken into account...

  • Department for Education

    • Public Buildings: Defibrillators

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that each school and public building has an accessible defibrillator.

    • Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether schools are required to collect personal data about schoolchildren and to pass these on to the Home Office, either directly or through the Department...

      Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to consult on statutory guidance on corporate parenting issued under the Children and Social Work Bill.

      Autism: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the National Autistic Society on their School Report 2016 which reviewed how the Special Educational Needs System is...

      Union Learning Fund

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government (1) how much money was paid to the Union Learning Fund last year, and in total since its inception; (2) which trade unions were provided with assistance from...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are ensuring that there are sufficient numbers of foster parents to accept unaccompanied young asylum seekers.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • North Korea: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the governments of China and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea concerning reports of 30 North Korean defectors...

    • North Korea: Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the Republic of Korea and their National Intelligence Service regarding claims by Thae Yong Ho that he took copies of...

  • Ministry of Defence

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