Written answers

Friday, 3 March 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has held with Transport for the North on including a Bradford station on the Northern Powerhouse Rail.

    • Gatwick Airport: Night Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate how many people are adversely affected by night flights from Gatwick Airport in Tonbridge and Malling constituency.

      Rebecca Coriam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (a) made to and (b) received from third parties on its inquiry into the disappearance of...

      Roads: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to (a) Transport for London and (b) London boroughs to repair potholes.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2017 to Question 58192, if he will set out recent and planned future changes in the driving test for HGV vehicles...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of senior civil servants of his Department are (a) men, (b) women, (c) disabled, (d) from working-class backgrounds and (e) from black,...

    • Military Bases: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, to whom US military bases sited in the UK are accountable.

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 64541, what discussions his Department had with the Department for Exiting the European Union on...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Enterprise Capital Funds: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of the recipients of the Enterprise Capital Funds' programme were companies with at least...

    • Business: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of the recipients of funding from the Business Finance Partnership were companies with at...

      Energy Intensive Industries: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the report of the House of Lords Economics Affairs Committee, The Price of Power: Reforming the...

      Exchange Rates: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effect of recent change in the value of sterling on exports from the UK's...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Kim Jong-nam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Malaysian counterpart on the killing of Kim Jong-nam.

    • Kim Jong-nam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his North Korean counterpart on the killing of Kim Jong-nam.

      Georgia: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress made in implementing the Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia; and what...

  • Department for International Development

    • Department for International Development: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of senior civil servants of her Department are (a) men, (b) women, (c) disabled, (d) from working-class backgrounds...

    • Yemen: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2017 to Question 62668, what assessment her Department has made of port capacity in Yemen; and...

      Department for International Development: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many officials of her Department were in Yemen on 1 March 2017.

  • Department for Education

    • Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and which grammar schools have requested funding from her Department for onsite or annex expansion of existing selective schools since...

    • Baverstock Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons her Department did not accept the offer from a sponsor to take over control of Baverstock Academy.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Administration of Justice: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessments she has made of the effectiveness of the training provided to (a) court staff and (b) members of the judiciary on identifying and...

    • Custodial Treatment: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been given an immediate custodial sentence of less than six months in courts used by North Wales Police in North Wales by (a)...

      Criminal Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the (a) procedures and (b) timescales are by which findings of not guilty are entered into the criminal record database; and at what point a person...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps her Department is taking to tackle drug dealing (a) in general and (b) of spice in prisons.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when she plans to next visit (a) HMP Wormwood Scrubs and (b) HMP Pentonville.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment she has made of the level of drug dealing in (a) HMP Wormwood Scrubs and (b) HMP Pentonville.

      Bail Hostels: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many deaths where the presence of a novel psychoactive substance was noted occurred in bail hostels, by premises, in each year since 2010.

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: USA

      To ask the Prime Minister, in what capacity her address to the Republican Party in Philadelphia on 26 January 2017 was given.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Business: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what information her Department holds on the number of commercial companies that retain individuals' personal data.

    • Non-domestic Rates: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the financial effect of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • European Union Solidarity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 16 January 2017, on Winter Flooding 2015-16, HCWS412, what the cost (a) in total and...

    • European Union Solidarity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 16 January 2017, on Winter Flooding 2015-16, HCWS412, how much of the £60...

      European Union Solidarity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Government first became aware that payments to the EU were required in relation to the UK's 2007 Solidarity Fund...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what right to buy receipts local authorities have paid to the Exchequer including (a) capital receipts, (b) any interest...

      Social Workers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what training will be offered to social workers in England to prepare for the introduction of the third party reporting...

      Internet: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his answer of 25 January to question 61017, for what reasons offences committed online are not recorded and what...

      Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2017 to Question 62638, on how many occasions local authorities have been penalised for...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many civil servants in his Department oversee contracts which have been awarded to external providers.

  • HM Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria his Department plans to use to measure the success of the proposed tax-free childcare scheme.

    • Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his timetable is for the review of cases of families who had their tax credits restricted or removed by Concentricx

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many appeals related to business rates the Valuation Office has received from businesses in England in the most recent year for which figures are...

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many appeals related to business rates the Valuation Office has received from businesses in Tonbridge and Malling constituency in the most recent year...

      Small Businesses: Cash Dispensing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of reduced access to free ATMs on small businesses in (a) England, (b) the Yorkshire and the Humber...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's VED reform, due to commence on 1 April 2017, what estimate he has made of how many and what...

      Pension Rights

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the judgment of the Supreme Court of 8 February 2017, in the matter of an application by...

      Minimum Wage: Arrears

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of the 359 employers named by his Department for non-compliance with the national minimum wage on 15 February 2017 identified further arrears, not...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Secondment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff have been seconded to Government Departments from (a) PwC, (b) Deloitte, (c) Accenture, (d) KPMG, (e) McKinsey & Co, (f) Ernst and...

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to adopt contextual recruitment methods to increase the diversity of civil service recruitment; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to make open data publication a requirement for all companies entering Government procurement tenders.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Adam Werritty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times Mr Adam Werritty has been received on his Department's premises at his behest since he took office.

  • Department of Health

    • Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the ambulance service prioritises the severity of patients' symptoms to minimise the time taken for ambulances to reach patients.

    • Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of patients received treatment for bariatric surgery within 18 weeks of referral in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2014-15, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2012-13.

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his future policies of the NHS Ambulance Response Programme trial undertaken by the South West...

      Ambulance Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of financial resources available to ambulance services for emergency response.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the merits of extending civil partnerships to opposite sex couples.

  • Department for Transport

    • Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 January (HL Deb, col 1093), what form the operational and contractual performance monitoring of Govia...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they are giving to school headteachers and governors who are notifying parents that they need to make voluntary financial contributions to help...

    • Pre-school Education: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the conclusions of a recent report by LSE and Surrey University that graduate nursery teachers for three- to five-year-olds make a...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they plan to use to decide whether Royal Dutch Shell will be permitted to leave behind underwater storage tanks and concrete rig supports in...

  • Department for International Development

    • Syria: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations in the report by the International Rescue Committee In search of work: Creating Jobs for Syrian...

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