Written answers

Monday, 3 April 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the data demand per train for onboard WiFi by the completion of the franchise renewal process in 2028.

    • Department for Transport: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the five most visited websites were by staff of his Department in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Communities and Local Government: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the five most visited websites were by staff of his Department in the last year for which figures are available.

    • Letting Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2017 to Question 60219, whether he has set a date to introduce legislative proposals to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 66455, which options he is considering for the implementation of the...

    • Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide research funding for an assessment of the potential effect of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon on 10...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether a marine licence has been granted for the proposed development of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local enterprise partnerships in delivering employment, growth and...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of alternative forms of tidal energy generation; what the result of the...

      Self-employed: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to tackle the use of self-employed people as agency workers by businesses.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the five most visited websites were by staff of his Department in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how much his Department has spent on (a) hotels, (b) hospitality, (c) food and drink and (d) transport in each of the last five years for which figures...

  • Department for Education

    • Overseas Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2017 to Question 65926, on overseas students: loans, for what reason there was an increase in the outstanding...

    • Pre-school Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure that apprentices currently enrolled on the Early Years Educator programme are able to obtain their Level 3...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the budget for the Get Into Teaching campaign was for (a) research, insight-gathering and audience testing, (b) creative development and...

      Design and Technology: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of students eligible for free school meals have taken GCSE design and technology in each of the last five years.

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children did not meet the required standards in speech and language by key stage 1 in (a) Barnsley East constituency, (b) Barnsley,...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was spent on average per pupil in schools in (a) Barnsley East constituency, (b) Putney constituency and (c) the UK in (i) 2015 and (ii) 2016.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Port Talbot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what category of offenders will be detained in the proposed new prison at Port Talbot.

    • Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the reoffending rate is for each community rehabilitation company by category of offence.

  • Leader of the House

    • Short Money

      To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2017 to Question 67233, on Short money, when he plans to publish the breakdown of staff salaries paid for from that Short money...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2017 to Question 65637, non Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Brexit, what (a) EU agencies and...

    • Cultural Heritage: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many artefacts and items held by the (a) National Gallery, (b) British Museum and (c) British Library relate to or have their...

      Digital technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2017 to Question 66826, on digital technology: training, what estimate her Department has made of...

      Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effect on charitable donations of the Information Commissioner's Office investigation into wealth...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has conducted contingency planning in the event that the UK does not secure a data adequacy decision with the EU...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has held discussions with multinational companies operating within the UK on implementing binding corporate rules in order...

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has met local councils to discuss making empty buildings available for use by digital start-ups.

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2017 to Question 66826, how many of the 4 million digital technology training opportunities referred...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the five most visited websites were by staff of her Department in the last year for which figures are available.

    • Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to control and reduce the number of grey squirrels.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Deer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential link between wild deer and the incidence of TB in cattle.

      Food: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to repeal EU legislation on the size, shape and appearance of fruit and vegetables for sale in the UK...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2017 to Question 908267, if she will publish a list of the fish stocks of UK interest...

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of diesel engines on air quality in (a) London and (b) each other region...

  • Home Office

    • Organised Crime: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to ensure that the International Anti-Corruption Co-ordination Centre liaises with the Northern Ireland...

    • Counter-terrorism: Cryptography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has held discussions with Counter Terrorism Command on encryption technology.

      Marriage Certificates: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 9 February 2016 to Question 25738, what recent steps her Department has taken to amend marriage certificates...

      Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 20 January 2016 to Question 22366, how many migrants granted leave to remain in the UK did not have no...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the Home Affairs Select Committee report, Asylum accommodation, published on 17 January 2017.

      Social Media: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her public statement of 26 March 2017, what her Department's definition of necessary hashtags is.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service family accommodation dwellings and (b) single living accommodation bed spaces there are in (i) England, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Wales...

    • Ministry of Defence: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each year since 2012.

      Ministry of Defence: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on (a) hotels, (b) hospitality, (c) food and drink and (d) transport in each of the last five years for which figures...

      Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has agreed not to enforce the Key Performance Indicators with Babcock while the current industrial action is underway.

      Middle East: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made any changes to the definition of civilian casualty in relation to British military action against Daesh in Iraq and...

      Middle East: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilians have been killed or injured by British airstrikes against Daesh in Iraq and Syria since 1 January 2017.

      Armed Forces: Nuclear Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the pinch point trades his Department is monitoring relate to nuclear; and what the (a) liability, (b) strength and (c) shortfalls in real...

      Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what strategic and tactical changes have been made to coalition operations against Daesh since the inauguration of President Trump.

      Reserve Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2.68 of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body 46th Report, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2.9 of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body 46th Report, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that service personnel...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many engineering graduates and apprentices have been recruited to his Department's civilian workforce and trained as nuclear specialists in each of...

      Afghanistan: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the safety in Afghanistan of Afghan interpreters who previously worked for the Government.

  • HM Treasury

    • Third Sector: Tax Allowances

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has received any advice on the admissibility of Social Investment Tax Relief for community-owned renewable energy projects under EU State Aid...

    • Transfer Pricing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has discontinued the publication of annual transfer pricing statistics.

      Treasury: Internet

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the five most visited websites were by staff of his Department in the last year for which figures are available.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many UK companies there are with Authorised Economic Operator status.

      Treasury: Official Hospitality

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department has spent on (a) hotels, (b) hospitality, (c) food and drink and (d) transport in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 January 2017 to Question 58873, what the timetable is for formal ratification of the World Health Organisation Protocol to...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) cases of national minimum wage compliance the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) National Minimum Wage Risk Unit has investigated, (b) notices of...

      Landfill Communities Fund

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of funding for the Landfill Communities Fund; and what proportion of the landfill tax will be allocated to providing...

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent changes to the climate change levy on the policy to move off-gas grid businesses away from oil, coal and...

      Import Duties

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a full list of tariffed commodities with their identifying codes and their annual revenues for 2015.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spent on (a) hotels, (b) hospitality, (c) food and drink and (d) transport in each of the last five years for which figures are...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the five most visited websites were by staff of his Department in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Foreign Investment: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations his Department has received from civil society organisations on the EU's proposed multilateral investment court.

    • Department for International Trade: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the five most visited websites were by staff of his Department in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Department of Health

    • Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department provides to NHS trusts and other bodies on ensuring equal provision of access to treatments for rare diseases.

    • NHS: Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England or other NHS bodies on the future use of the derelict land owned by the NHS in Wood Street in High Barnet...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many NHS patients were transferred to a private hospital to undertake elective surgery in each year since 2010-11.

      NHS: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England on enabling NHS bodies to retain ownership of land and property that is not needed for healthcare purposes...

      NHS: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to ensure that the proceeds of any land sale by the NHS are subsequently used in the local NHS in that area.

      Travel: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department provides to NHS trusts and other bodies to ensure equal provision of access to pre-travel immunisations.

      General Practitioners: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) general medical services, (b) personal medical services and (c) alternative provider medical services contracts were issued for GP surgeries...

      Soft Drinks: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to encourage soft drinks companies to reduce the amount of sugar in their products.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2017 to Question 67372, on civil partnerships, if she will set out (a) how and (b) within what timeframe the...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 28 December 2016 (HL4037) and the variation in yield revealed, what assessment they have made...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Interim Report and recommendations of the Advisory Commission on Rakhine State; and what representations they will make to the...

    • Sudan: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they supported the appointment of a representative of the government of Sudan as Vice Chairman of the Organization for the Prevention of Chemical...

      Sudan: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have supported the call by Amnesty International to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons by the government of Sudan against the...

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Cameroon concerning reports of the suspension of internet and email services in the English-speaking...

      France: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 24 January (HL4702), what is the policy that has resulted in the British Embassy in Paris...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning reports that Palestinian children living in the occupied West Bank and Gaza...

      Basil al-Araj

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the killing of the activist Basil al-Araj.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had at the UN regarding the report by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia which stated that Israel practises...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of reports of the shooting of Ibrahim Mahmoud Matar by the Israeli police on 13 March, what representations they are making to the government...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received reports of tear gas and rubber bullets being used in schools in Abu Dis in March.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent representations they have made to the government of Israel about the treatment of Palestinian child prisoners; and what assessment they have made...

      Zimbabwe: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost of making the necessary financial arrangements to enable the government of Zimbabwe to pay the pension arrears owing...

      Lebanon and Tunisia: Travel Information

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will review their travel advice for (1) Tunisia, and (2) Lebanon, in the light of the economic development and democratic progress made by those...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 20 March (HL Deb 10), whether they will cease giving political and practical support to armed...

      Yemen: Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia regarding enabling journalists to enter Yemen.

      North Korea: Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 3 November 2015 (HL2960), what assessment they have made of the terror threat to UK...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 14 March (HL5738), what response was received when the Parliamentary Under Secretary of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Irish Language

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the parity of esteem under the 1998 Belfast Agreement, whether any change of status for the Irish language would also be granted to the...

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to bring forward legislation to prevent a second Northern Ireland Assembly election this year if there is no agreement to form a...

      Human Rights: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the government of the Republic of Ireland ensures an equivalent level of protection for human rights in...

      Human Rights: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Dunlop on 13 March (HL5767), what issues of human rights in the Irish Republic they have discussed with the government...

  • Attorney General

    • Corporate Manslaughter: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 9 March (HL5640), whether the legal guidance for prosecutors concerning the Corporate Manslaughter and...

  • Department for International Development

    • Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much overseas development aid funding has been committed to Zimbabwe in each of the last ten years for which figures are available.

    • Syria: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the conditions in which displaced persons in Idlib Province, Syria, are living.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the increasing annual number of self-inflicted deaths in prisons since 2012, what steps they are taking to reduce the number of such deaths.

  • Scotland Office

    • Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the Scottish Government concerning the inclusion of a third option, offering further devolution of powers to Scotland,...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, following the Green Paper consultation Improving Lives: Work, Health and Disability, what assessment they have made of the ability to work of some disabled...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the rationale for setting a single benefit cap earnings exception threshold in Universal Credit linked to the National Living Wage; and whether this...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many instances of fly tipping have been reported in each of the past three financial years; and how many successful prosecutions have been brought over...

    • Sheep Worrying

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to reduce the incidence of dogs worrying sheep.

      CH2M Hill

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 March (HL5813 and HL5815), since HS2 Ltd, Thames Water Utilities Ltd and Bazalgette Tunnel...

      Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by the Prime Minister on 8 March 2017 (HC Deb, col 807), what data they have collected that shows an improvement in air quality in...

      Air Pollution: Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of local air pollution forecasts in major cities; and what comparisons they make between these forecasts and...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent outbreak of bovine tuberculosis in hounds, what assessment they have made of the risk of future outbreaks; and what steps they...

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish the new Code of Practice for the keeping of equines.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to reply to a letter from the European Centre for the Study of Extremism sent on 27 February about requests for UK visas for Syrian officials.

    • Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons,...

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March,...

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March,...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress they have made in introducing detention reviews for those held in immigration removal centres.

      Immigration Bail

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to introduce automatic bail hearings under Schedule 10 to the Immigration Act 2016.

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March,...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with civil society organisations regarding community-based alternatives to immigration detention centres.

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March,...

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to the Report on an unannounced inspection of Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 21 March,...

      Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when (1) the Home Secretary, and (2) the Immigration Minister, last visited Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre.

      Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking, through instruction to the appropriate authorities and through the dissemination of guidance, to clarify their position...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to replace the UK's representative to the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence in Riga, and if so when.

    • Air Force

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of RAF pilots who already possess private pilot’s licences on joining the service.

  • HM Treasury

    • Paye

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the average per capita annual PAYE receipts in each of the last five years, broken down by electoral division in the 23 June 2016...

    • Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 19 September 2016 (HL1586, HL1587 and HL1757), Lord Freud on 15 September 2016 (HL1588),...

      Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that employers and workers are told that net pay arrangement pension schemes may be unsuitable for workers who earn below the...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of families that would be affected, over the next five years, by the Child Tax Credits (Amendment) Regulations...

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Income

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the average per capita contribution to GDP in each of the last five years, broken down by electoral division in the 23 June 2016...

    • Business Appointments Advisory Committee

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will review the effectiveness of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they intend to take to assist electors without a permanent address to register to vote, including registering online; and whether any forthcoming...

      Former Ministers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments has ever advised a former minister not to accept an appointment.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which government departments are responsible for their own procurement.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government from which professional bodies the civil service seeks support to discharge procurement responsibilities, broken down by department.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Mobarik on 24 January (HL Deb, col 550) concerning UK exports, what criteria the Department for International Trade uses...

    • Exports

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Mobarik on 24 January (HL Deb, col 550) concerning UK exports, what export campaigns are currently sponsored by the...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not ratified the UNESCO Convention on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

    • Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the position paper published by the Gambling Commission in March concerning online gambling using virtual in-game currencies, whether they...

      Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the position paper by the Gambling Commission published in March drawing attention to the risk of users of social casino games transitioning...

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