Written answers

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many complaints concerning (a) automated and (b) live telesales calls were received by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO)...

  • Department for Transport

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Retail Trade: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which dynamic pricing is operated within the UK retail sector.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to hold the view, as expressed to the House of Commons Justice Committee inquiry, Prisons: planning and policies, 9th report of...

    • Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they continue to share the view of the then Secretary of State, as cited in the House of Commons Justice Committee report, Prisons: planning and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • National Insurance Credits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the number of mothers claiming their full entitlement to NI credits towards their state pension.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 7 March (HL Deb, col 1246), whether the trebling of agricultural apprenticeships from 6,000 to 18,000 is...

    • Glyphosate

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the risks to British farming of the withdrawal of glyphosate.

      Dairy Farming: Job Creation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the dairy industry's labour requirements, and of the opportunities for job creation in that sector.

      Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consult the public on future policy and support for farming once the UK leaves the EU, in advance of any decisions being taken or...

      Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that appropriate enforcement mechanisms will be in position post-Brexit in place of those currently exercised by the...

      Agriculture and Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the announcement by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 4 January, what progress they have made on finalising the...

      Urban Areas: Pests

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they last reviewed (1) the proliferation of pests in urban areas, and (2) the ability of local authorities to deal with those pests.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many local authorities they estimate will reduce their Housing Related Support programme budgets in 2017–18 by (1) 30 to 40 per cent, and (2) 50 to...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a second Scottish independence referendum on Brexit negotiations and planning.

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to ensure that higher tariffs are not imposed on the UK in response to leaving the single market.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures have been put in place to ensure that the Brexit negotiations do not impose undue bureaucratic burdens on UK businesses.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: South Africa

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for ministerial or other visits to South Africa to establish trade deals after Brexit.

    • Commonwealth: Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for the UK to re-connect with the economies of Commonwealth countries.

      Ministers: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 28 March (HL6075), when Baroness Mobarik expects to follow up her commitment made in her answer on...

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