Written answers

Friday, 28 July 2017

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Private Property: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will grant local authorities the power to insist that landlords or home owners maintain their properties to an acceptable...

    • Letting Agents: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria were used to select the location of letting agents' fees ban workshops.

      Building Regulations: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will publish any research or work commissioned in preparation for the revision of Approved Document B of the Building...

      Building Regulations: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2017 to Question 750, on building regulations: fires, if the Government will make an...

  • Department for Education

    • GCE A-level: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Social Mobility Commission's report: Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility 1997-2017, what...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Pay: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to respond to the recommendation in the Low Pay Commission Report 2015 that payslips of hourly-paid...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information his Department holds on whether the base contractor or other employers on Diego Garcia are required to pay a...

  • Department for Transport

    • Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to encourage the wider use of lane rental schemes, as introduced in London in 2012.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the rainbow flag will be flown over the British Embassy in Turkey over the weekend commencing 24 June.

  • Department for Education

    • School Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to publish their care leaver covenant.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they will publish updated guidance on (1) safeguarding children who may have been trafficked, and (2) care of unaccompanied and trafficked children.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement of additional resources for services for vulnerable children and families through the Children's Social Care Innovation Programme, what...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to audit the training given to teachers on how to administer adrenaline and handle severe allergic reactions in children.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of training a teacher through (1) Teach First, (2) School Direct, and (3) initial teacher training courses.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for using any underspend on the Sixth Form College budget.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what requirements apply to the setting up of a teacher supply agency; and  how such agencies are regulated.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that every school has an adequate library with qualified staff.

      Pupils: Health

      Her Majesty's Government what consultation the Department for Education held with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the decision to cut the Healthy Pupils Capital Programme.

      Horticulture: Education

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to promote the benefits of horticulture and gardening-based social activities (1) nationally, and (2) in schools and colleges, including as part...

      Apprentices

      Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeships there are in England.

      Students: Loans

      Her Majesty's Government how much money was advanced in total for Advanced Learner Loans in 2015–16.

      Students: Loans

      Her Majesty's Government how much money was advanced for Advanced Learner Loans in relation to qualifications at Level 4 or higher in 2015–16.

      Students: Loans

      Her Majesty's Government, how much money was advanced for Advanced Learner Loans in the first six months of financial year 2016–17.

      Students: Loans

      Her Majesty's Government how much money was advanced for Advanced Learner Loans in 2016–17.

      Students: Loans

      Her Majesty's Government how much of the Department for Education budget was allocated for Advanced Learner Loans in 2016–17.

  • Ministry of Justice

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • House of Lords: Prayer

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he has considered recommending to the relevant Committee of the House of Lords that at times of great national tragedies the House could hear inclusive...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of (1) children, (2) adults, and (3) working families, living in poverty across the United Kingdom; and what long-term plan...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is the budget for the Health and Safety Executive for 2017–18; how many inspectors it expects to employ in 2017–18; and how many inspectors it employed...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 5 July (HL147), how many incursions by vessels they have recorded; and what nationalities are represented.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government which EU-based environmental legislation and regulations will be transposed into UK law through the European Union (Withdrawal) Act, (1) without change, (2) with minor...

      Animals: Exports

      Her Majesty's Government what welfare measures they are taking to reduce or eliminate the export of live animals from the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of Médecins Sans Frontières’ refusal to take any funds from the EU in protest against the EU’s refugee policy, whether...

  • HM Treasury

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government why parents who submit an online application for 30 hours free childcare to the Department for Education website are sent a holding response.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances a Government financial guarantee to a capital investment project will lead to the definition of expenditure on that project being classified as...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve small and medium-sized enterprises’ access to redress and compensation from banks; and what assessment they have made of the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the analysis by the Office for Budget Responsibility that the UK's public finances are ill-positioned to withstand (1) a possible recession, (2)...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what are the sources of funds for the additional £1 billon investment announced for Northern Ireland in June.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what were the volumes and nature of smuggled goods seized along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the last five years for which figures...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many convictions there were of persons charged with smuggling offences along the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland for the last two years...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what progress have they made in reducing the national debt.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, to engage with the European Parliament's inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion.

      Overseas Loans: Republic of Ireland

      Her Majesty's Government how much the Republic of Ireland owes the UK relating to the £338 million loan provided following the financial crisis; and what are the arrangements for repayment.

  • Department for International Trade

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants at the Department for International Trade have undertaken training in negotiating skills; and how much has been budgeted in 2017–18 for...

  • Department of Health

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