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Written answers

Thursday, 27 July 2017

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 2616, how much his Department spent on consultations with businesses...

    • Energy: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of constituents in Blaenau Gwent constituency who...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, how many staff in the Law Officers' department have responsibilities relating to the UK's exit from the EU.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to address the fact that self-employed workers are less likely to get onto apprenticeships as they are not on the payroll for...

    • Migrant Workers: Linlithgow and East Falkirk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the cost to businesses in Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency of the Immigration Skills charge for the current...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department plans to publish the most recent advanced learner loan applications figures.

      Schools: Tatton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) cash and (b) per pupil funding has been provided to schools in Tatton constituency in each of the last five years.

      Skilled Workers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2017 to Question 233, what steps are being taken to ensure that ongoing skills gaps of all types are filled.

      Arts: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has for the development of specialist careers advice for those considering careers in the creative industries.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated to the main capital budget for schools for each financial year to 2020.

      Doncaster College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when her Department agreed for Doncaster College to work out-of-area in 2015 with Worksop Town FC in recruiting for a 16 to 19 football discussion;...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Rowanoak Waste Services: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions the Environment Agency has had with West Midlands Police on (a) the site operated by Rowan Oak Waste...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his oral contribution of 26 June 2017, Official Report, column 348, if he will list the public sector buildings which are now...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Voting Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when the £5 million fund to celebrate the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 announced in the Spring Budget 2017 will be...

    • Maternity Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government plans to offer support to Northern Irish women to carry their children through to term in the light of the support it is...

  • Department for Transport

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to develop plans to train a pool of alternative train drivers to replace those who go on strike.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the likely cost of tickets for travel on HS2 between London Euston and Manchester.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of estimates that over 60,000 bodies will need to be exhumed from St James Gardens, Camden, to facilitate the building of HS2.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of disruption to existing passenger services during the construction of HS2.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many contracts have been awarded in relation to Phase One of HS2 to suppliers based in (1) England, (2) Wales, (3) Scotland, (4) Northern Ireland, and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Construction

      Her Majesty's Government how they intend to finance the construction of HS2 Phase 1; and whether they intend to use a Public Private-Partnership arrangement for any of the construction work.

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to seek the return of £1.76 million in unauthorised redundancy payments to HS2 executives, as detailed in the National Audit Office's report into...

      High Speed Two: Redundancy Pay

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to recover the unapproved redundancy payments of £1.76 million to HS2 staff as reported by the National Audit Office; and why HS2...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Forests

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to avoid damaging the 63 ancient woodlands that lie on the proposed route of HS2.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Camden

      Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of London Plane trees in Camden that will be endangered by the construction of HS2.

      Space Technology: Licensing

      Her Majesty's Government when they envisage completing the implementation of the licensing regime for spaceports in the UK; and, if completion will not take place until 2020 or later, what...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport on 29 April 2014 (HCWS47), whether they will publish the agreed deadlines...

      Taxis: Regulation

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce legislation to modernise the regulations governing taxi services.

      Southern: Fares

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 11 July (HL207), why they regard the recommendations of the Gibb Report as inconsistent with their fares policy.

      Tyne and Wear Metro

      Her Majesty's Government when they will announce their decision on the funding of the new Tyne and Wear Metro fleet; what options they have considered in making that decision; and what assessment...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the benefits and costs of being an associate member of Euratom.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what research and analysis they intend to undertake to assess the impact of, including the unintended consequences of, the implementation of Good work: the Taylor...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to convert Regulation (EU) 1223/2009 on cosmetic products into UK law; and, if so, which UK body will assume the role of the Scientific Committee on...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to extend the remit of the Grocery Code Adjudicator to cover the dairy sector.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the budget of the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate for 2017–18; how many staff it expects to employ in 2017–18; and how many staff it employed...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to increase the use of rooftop solar power.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the Euratom Supply Agency.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the benefits and costs to the UK of membership of the Euratom Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy.

      Tickets: Sales

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the secondary tickets market meets expected standards of consumer protection and fairness; if it does not, whether...

      Tickets: Sales

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure full cooperation between international jurisdictions to facilitate legal action against alleged abuses propagated within the...

      Energy: Fraud

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 24 April (HL6622), what assessment they have made of mass marketing scams that target energy customers.

      Business: Billing

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 13 July (HL392), whether they will publish the number of businesses which have been issued an invitation to...

      Radioisotopes

      Her Majesty's Government, following the UK’s departure from Euratom, (1) whether they have any plans for molybdenum-99 to be produced in the UK; (2) whether design plans for nuclear...

      Housing: Construction

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund on the construction industry in delivering future housing needs.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what level of grant-in-aid funding was provided to each service within the BBC World Service in each of the financial years 1987–88 to 2014–15; and, for each...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the living conditions for gay men in Chechnya, including whether those conditions have changed for the better or worse in 2017.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Russia regarding violence against, and the detention of, people who are perceived, or identify, as LGBT in...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have offered to human rights organisations seeking to investigate cases of reported killings, detentions and torture of people who are...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the UK will be represented at the British Council Language and Development Conference 2017, to be held in Dakar in November; and if so, by whom.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any representations about the content of a video published by the British Embassy in Ljubljana in February to mark 25 years of...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they last made representations to the government of China regarding refoulement of North Korean refugees to North Korea; and what response they received.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Peruvian government regarding the publication of any information regarding the register of victims of forced...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the detention on politically-related charges of Bahraini women in Isa Town Women's Prison.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is working towards securing the temporary release of Mohammad Ramadan, who was sentenced to death by a Bahraini court in...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking in response to the continued violation of human rights in West Papua, most recently the arrest of 130 people taking part in a peaceful march...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the US regarding bringing forward repairs to the Wideawake airfield runway on Ascension.

      Libya: EU Immigration

      Her Majesty's Government what is the closest distance to the Libyan coast that EU migrant search and rescue missions operate; whether migrants picked up at a certain distance are returned to...

      Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation

      Her Majesty's Government what meetings they have had in the last two years under the P5 Process with the five nuclear weapons states recognised under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of...

  • Department for International Development

    • Middle East: Internally Displaced People

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have received evidence that those working for (1) the UNHCR, and (2) other UN agencies, are failing to protect internally displaced (a) Christians, (b)...

    • Syria: Refugees

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of (1) the written evidence submitted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or Belief to the International...

      Developing Countries: Snakes

      Her Majesty's Government what priority the Department for International Development plans to give to the issue of snakebite envenoming, given that the WHO considers it to be a category A...

      Developing Countries: Diseases

      Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development intends only to focus on eradicable neglected tropical diseases.

      Gaza: United Nations

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 18 July (HL659), whether they expect to receive a report from the UN on its mission to Gaza on 10 July, in which they...

      Burundi: Humanitarian Aid

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bates on 19 July (HL Deb, cols 1616–17), whether humanitarian assistance to (1) the 700,000 in need of food aid, and (2) the...

      Libya: Overseas Aid

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have provided any resources to persons or organisations in Libya from the budget of the Department for International Development; and if so, to which...

      South Sudan: Education

      Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided, if any, to the Girls' Education South Sudan programme, including for that organisation's cash transfer system that ensures...

      Overseas Aid

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to re-establish funding for (1) the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and (2) Marie Stopes International; and if so, when.

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government which higher education providers have declined to participate in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister raised the issue of potential cuts to the Fulbright Programme as a result of the US administration's budget proposals during her meeting with...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether social workers working with children who show indicators that they may be victims of modern slavery receive any training on the Achieving Best Evidence guidelines.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, and what resources they will provide, to ensure that recommendations they accept from (1) HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, and (2) the Prisons...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are developing strategies in relation to (1) death from natural causes, (2) mental health issues, and (3) suicides for (a) prisoners in general, (b) older...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have for maintaining the UK's intelligence, surveillance, targeting, acquisition, and reconnaissance capability.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on scientific and technical research into nuclear verification since 2015; whether the UK is actively seeking other non-nuclear weapons...

      Navy: Engineers

      Her Majesty's Government whether there has been an improvement in the recruitment and retention of engineer officers and senior engine room ratings in both the Royal Navy and Royal Fleet...

      RAF Northolt

      Her Majesty's Government how much revenue the RAF secured from operating commercial flights at RAF Northolt in each of the last three years.

      RAF Northolt

      Her Majesty's Government what contribution is being made by operators of commercial flights at RAF Northolt towards the cost of upgrading the runway and airport facilities.

      RAF Northolt

      Her Majesty's Government whether a noise mitigation plan exists for RAF Northolt; and if so, how that plan can be accessed by members of the public.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of the Integrated Full Electric Propulsion system for the Type 45 Destroyers.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have conducted a lessons learned exercise relating to the performance of the Integrated Full Electric Propulsion system for the Type 45 Destroyers.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      Her Majesty's Government when they expect to make the main investment decision for resolution of the power and propulsion issues relating to the Type 45 Destroyers.

      Navy: Termination of Employment

      Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Navy personnel left the service as a result of the cuts arising from the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010.

      Navy: Technology

      Her Majesty's Government what technology they have employed to make personnel efficiencies in the Royal Navy.

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on extremism (HLWS40), how many institutions in the UK were found, or estimated, to teach deeply...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Williams of Trafford on extremism (HLWS40), what assessment they have made of the link between (1) the distribution of the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what definition of political and social extremism they used in the review mentioned by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 12 July (HLWS1040); and whether it included...

  • HM Treasury

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a cross-departmental working party to consider replacement of the Barnett Formula with a needs-based system of resource allocation,...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what level of central Government spending per capita is anticipated for (1) Wales, (2) Scotland, (3) Northern Ireland, and (4) London in the current financial year.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have developed to ensure that, following Brexit, funding which has previously been supplied to Wales through European Structural Funds will be fully...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what was (1) the total income raised from the stamp duty levy on additional homes, and (2) the total amount refunded because a purchaser sold their main residence within...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assumptions they made in forecasting expected revenue from the three percentage point stamp duty levy on the purchase of additional homes and homes available for rent.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Groceries Code Adjudicator

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the event of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, whether they plan to amend domestic legislation prior to the ratification of any final outcome of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how much (1) has been paid since July 2016, and (2) is budgeted to be paid in 2017–18, to recruitment agents or companies for the recruitment of staff to (a) the...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how much (1) has been paid since July 2016, and (2) is budgeted for 2017–18, by the Department for International Trade for external legal advice

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