Written answers

Friday, 7 April 2017

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Batley and Spen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding was provided per pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in Batley and Spen constituency...

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidelines her Department provides on the steps for admissions authorities to take to accommodate disabled parents' requests when engaging with...

      Design and Technology: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she plans to take to promote take-up of GCSE design and technology in schools.

      ICT: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of A-level students took computer science in each year during the period 2005 to 2010.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 March (HL6081), what is their estimate of the cost of constructing the Handsacre connection...

    • West Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 23 March (HL5994), what are the minor line speed improvements on the West Coast Main Line,...

      A14

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the rise in local air pollution, and associated health effects, resulting from the proposed increase in road traffic...

      Railways: Huntingdon

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of increasing rail traffic through the Huntingdon area; and whether this would avoid increasing air pollution...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Workplace Parking Levy in Nottingham; and what discussions, if any, are taking place to introduce workplace parking...

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 January (HL4755), whether the range of tools available to Transport for London to deal with...

      Taxis: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 31 January (HL4755), whether any authority has the power to limit the number of private hire...

      Air Routes: Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that, following Brexit, airlines based in the UK will still be able to operate European flights; and what assurances...

      Air Routes: Europe

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to negotiate, during the Brexit negotiations, a transitional aviation regime for UK airlines operating European routes, in order to avoid...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, before introducing the ban on the carriage of personal electronic devices in cabins on certain flights, what assessment they made of (1) the additional risk...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons have been learned from the trials that have taken place on the use of longer semi-trailers for articulated goods vehicles.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect on highway surfaces and street furniture, such as roundabouts, of the use of longer semi-trailers for...

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their plans for the future use of longer semi-trailers for articulated goods vehicles.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend longer semi-trailers for articulated goods vehicles to have unfettered use of the entire highway network or be confined to trunk roads...

      Railways: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current legislation regarding endangering passenger safety on trains; and what assessment they have made of whether the current legislation...

      Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what priority they will give to ensuring continued access to the EU’s Open Skies deregulated aviation market in the negotiations to leave the EU.

      Air Routes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risk that UK-based airlines will relocate abroad in order to maintain continental routes after Brexit.

      Air Traffic Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are planning to conduct statutory five-yearly reviews of all UK airspace allocation, both civil and military.

      Airports: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider the introduction of new rules to ensure that no airfield can be closed without a full independent economic appraisal and audit of...

      Driverless Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Amsterdam Declaration 2016, what international role they intend to take in setting and developing agreed communications standards for...

      Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to clarify the rules covering the operation of seaplanes for personal and recreational use around the UK.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the likely time delay and cost to HS2 of CH2M withdrawing their bid for the £170m design contract for Phase 2B; what were the reasons for the...

      Network Rail: Land

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place between Network Rail and the Treasury regarding (1) the sale of operational land, (2) whether such sales would be leasehold...

      Highways England: Land

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recently announced cost escalation of new or enhanced road projects by Highways England, whether any discussions have taken place...

      High Speed Two

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to appoint a successor to David Prout as Director General of the HS2 Group; and what the selection process will be.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance Survey published in March, whether they intend to review the highways maintenance funding...

      Aviation: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their proposals for the regulation of civil aviation following Brexit.

      London-Brighton Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they received the report by Chris Gibb into the performance failures on the Brighton Main Line, and when they intend to publish it unredacted.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 March (HL6061), what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the small diesel engine to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Consumers: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the request in the letter of 22 March from Citizens Advice, MoneySavingExpert.com and Which to the Prime Minister, whether they will...

    • Climate Change: Arctic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will be making representations to the government of the US about reports of the elimination and non-disclosure of scientific data for the Arctic...

      Employment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cumulative effect of changes to laws and regulations relating to employment on (1) small and medium-sized enterprises,...

      Productivity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the beneficial effects of good leadership and psychological wellbeing upon productivity and output in the national economy.

  • Department for International Development

    • Commonwealth: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking steps to ensure that Commonwealth countries do more to tackle global health threats, such as malaria.

  • Department for Education

    • Citizenship: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding has been provided in respect of citizenship education and related issues, including British values, over the last 12 months; to which bodies...

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures are in place to enable the reporting of unlawful exclusions from state-funded schools.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many unlawful exclusions from state-funded schools were reported to the Department for Education in each of the last five academic years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the conclusion of the Prison and Probation Ombudsman in the bulletin published on 28 March that there has been a "lack of concerted and...

    • Dartmoor Prison

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to replace Dartmoor Prison since the publication of the report of the House of Commons Justice Committee, Prisons: planning and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Parachute Regiment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many personnel serving in the Parachute Regiment or supporting arms attached to Parachute Regiment Battalions, are not qualified as military parachutists...

    • World War II: Wrecks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 27 March (HL6154), what appropriate action has been taken with regional governments and partners to prevent...

  • HM Treasury

    • EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 23 March 2017 (HL5996), what estimate they have made of the contribution of non-UK EU nationals...

    • Premium Bonds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 23 March (HL Deb, col 267), why clubs, societies and charities are barred from owning premium bonds.

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many families will be affected by the introduction of the two-child limit on Child Tax Credit and the child element of Universal Credit in (1)...

      Inflation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, given their use of the Consumer Price Index to calculate increases in pensions and benefits, what assessment they have made of the impact on consumers of...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the total cost of the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme since its introduction.

      Vat

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cumulative effect of changes to laws and regulations relating to VAT on (1) small and medium-sized enterprises, (2)...

      Productivity

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

      Credit Cards: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that credit card companies give more help to those with debt problems following the introduction of new rules by the Financial Conduct...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many specialist personnel, expert in international trade agreements within the Commonwealth, they have engaged by outsourcing to the private sector as...

  • Department of Health

    • General Practitioners: Inspections

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the professional qualifications of the Care Quality Commissioners who inspect NHS general practitioners' practices; whether they are required to...

    • NHS: Empty Property

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many NHS estate properties are currently vacant, and what is their total value; and what are the NHS's plans for disposal of vacant estate properties.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress NHS Improvement and NHS England have made in developing new (1) outcomes-based, and (2) capitated budget, reimbursement models for the...

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment has been made of the cost effectiveness of local authorities developing and running social care residential homes to meet the urgent needs of...

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