Written answers

Thursday, 6 April 2017

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Public Lavatories: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to increase the number of Changing Places toilet facilities in public places.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Internet

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

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how the evaluation of the National Referral Mechanism will examine the effectiveness of that mechanism for children.

  • Department for Transport

    • A1

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answers by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 7 February (HL Deb, col 1592), and in the light of the comments by the Chief Executive of Highways...

    • Railways: Bus Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 March (HL6062), whether they will consider substituting bus services at less busy times for...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Raci Bilici

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Turkey for the release of Raci Bilici, chairman of the Diyarbakir branch of the Human Rights...

    • Bulgaria: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are making representations to the government of Bulgaria about the forced return of refugee children to Afghanistan.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU Enlargement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they are giving to give Bosnia and Herzegovina to prepare for its acceptance as a candidate country to join the EU.

  • Department for International Development

    • St Helena: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the process by which they determine the level of the annual revenue support grant to St Helena.

  • Department for Education

    • University Technical Colleges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which universities are partners in university technical colleges; and which technical specialisms those universities support.

    • University Technical Colleges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to encourage more universities to become involved in the university technical colleges programme.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Households Below Average Income statistics revealing that 3.2 million adults in working families were in relative poverty in...

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the impact of the recent increase in inflation on the number of children in poverty; and what plans they have for protecting low...

      Universal Credit: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many families with three or more children born before April 2017 they project will be affected by the introduction of the two-child limit on Universal Credit.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by the Earl of Courtown on 8 March (HL Deb, col 1357), whether they will give further consideration to providing compensation to...

    • Fisheries Convention

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 9 March (HL5592 and HL5593), and in the light of the invoking of Article 50 on 29 March,...

      Hare Coursing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many reported hare coursing offences there have been in each year from 2010 until the latest year for which records are available.

      Hare Coursing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the deterrent effect of fines for persons convicted of hare coursing, in the light of the finding by the House Commons...

      Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to establish clear objectives for all aspects of future environmental protection in the UK; and when those objectives will be...

  • Home Office

    • Entry Clearances: India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government for what periods in 2009 and 2010 did the then UK Border Agency stop accepting new applications for a Tier 4 (General) student visa in North India.

    • Entry Clearances: India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many applications for a Tier 4 (General) student visa from Indian nationals were refused in each year from 2006 to 2016; what was the rate of refusal;...

      Citizenship: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what national or local (1) organisations, and (2) agencies, have been funded in the last 12 months in respect of the promotion of British values and...

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people identified as LGBT were held in asylum detention centres for more than (1) one month, (2) two months, (3) six months, and (4) one year, over...

  • HM Treasury

    • Transfer Pricing: Statistics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have discontinued the publication of annual Transfer Pricing statistics; and if so, why.

    • Advance Pricing Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Advance Thin Capitalisation Agreements (1) were agreed, and (2) were in force, in (a) 2014–15, and (b) 2015–16.

      Advance Pricing Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total volume of intra-group loans (1) for which Advance Thin Capitalisation Agreements (ATCAs) applied, and (2) in relation to which new ATCAs...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that potential claimants are aware of the introduction of the two-child limit on Child Tax Credit and the child element...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Peers: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is a moratorium on the appointment of new peers by the House of Lords Appointment Commission; whether the Commission has recommended any new...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the UK's exit from the EU, whether they are planning to introduce primary legislation dealing with foreign investment in UK companies.

    • Trade Promotion: Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote trade between the UK and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

      Overseas Investment: Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of economic opportunities for British business for investment and partnership in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to paragraph 2.8 of the minutes of 9 March 2017 of the Licence Committee of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) regarding...

    • Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much it costs the NHS, including labour costs, to produce each European Health Insurance Card.

      Primodos

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 28 March (HL6261), whether the Expert Working Group on Hormonal Pregnancy Tests will review the...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, with reference to paragraphs 2.8, 2.9 and 3.17 of the minutes of 9 March 2017 of the Licence Committee of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority,...

      Hospitals: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what actions they are taking to ensure that patients staying overnight in hospitals always have access to professional nursing support.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many general practitioner surgeries are operating within A&E departments on a 24/7 basis.

      Department of Health: ICT

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on the Data Services Platform which is being developed by the Department of Health's arm's-length bodies to standardise the...

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend that rural proofing will be applied to the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plans.

      Nurses: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the total number of nurses employed within the NHS in England who are citizens of other EU countries and have resigned from their posts since 24 June...

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of air pollutants in the home on people’s health.

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of poor ventilation on people’s health.

      Chemicals: Health Hazards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect of (1) limonene, and (2) pinene, on people’s health.

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 22 March (HL5975), what steps they are taking to ensure that more precise figures on the number...

      Public Sector: Leadership

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the possible benefits to the national health and police services of encouraging good leadership and psychological wellbeing...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the cost to the NHS of people living in poor housing.

      Primodos

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Shaughnessy on 28 March (HL6261), whether they will meet with Marie Lyon and representatives of the Primodos...

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