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Written answers

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

  • Home Office

    • EU Nationals: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens residing in the UK have a disability.

    • Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many passport applications processed by the Passport Office missed the three week target for processing in each month between 1 January...

  • Home Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many failed asylum applicants in the UK are stateless; how many lack the necessary documents to leave the UK; and what action they are taking to enable those who can...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what standard of knowledge of the English language is required for candidates for British citizenship; and what assessment have they made of comparable requirements in...

      Security Industry Authority

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 July (HL352), why the publication of the review report on the Security Industry Authority, completed...

      Ebrahim Bham

      Her Majesty's Government why they issued a visa to Ebrahim Bham to speak at the Palestinian Expo, in the light of his anti-Semitic statements and his claim that jihad reflects Islamic...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 4 July (HL Deb, cols 89–90), when the review of pay rates in immigration detention centres was...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      Her Majesty's Government, with reference to paragraph 31 of their White Paper Safeguarding the position of EU citizens in the UK and UK nationals in the EU, published on 26 June, whether EU...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage, promote and support businesses, including social enterprises, to increase their trade with other businesses at a local level.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government how many seats are available for civilians on Falklands Airbridge flights.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 July (HL206), whether they have had any discussions with (1) the Commonwealth Secretariat, (2) the...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government when they were first aware of the allegation that the United Arab Emirates had hacked news and social media sites of the government of Qatar.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the full version of the report by Sir Jon Jenkins on the Muslim Brotherhood.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the plan adopted by NATO following its meeting in Brussels on 25 May; and what will be the contribution of the UK to the measures...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the indictment by Israel's military court of Issa Imro, the EU-recognised human rights defender.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the decision to be made by the Israeli High Court of Justice on the proposed removal of 300...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning reports that Israeli forces are supporting abusive behaviour by Israeli settlers towards...

      Council of Ministers

      Her Majesty's Government how many formal and informal meetings of the Council of Ministers of the EU, and its committees, ministers attended in 2016.

  • Department for Education

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Females

      Her Majesty's Government how many females are currently imprisoned in England and Wales serving sentences of less than six months.

    • Youth Custody

      Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in response to the report of the Chief Inspector of Prisons on Youth Custody Centres, in the light of the Prison Reform Trust report In Care,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Birds: Cyprus

      Her Majesty's Government what further steps they have taken, following reports that 800,000 songbirds were trapped and killed last autumn, to end this illegal activity on the British Cape Pyla...

  • 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 (HL145), when they began preparations for their 25 year environment plan; and why they cannot now set...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to protect long-term residents from the adverse impacts of unlawful short-term holiday lets in neighbouring properties.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take action to ensure that short-term holiday letting agents conduct checks on the rights of tenants to sub-let their properties.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the incidence of abuse and violence conducted by occupants of short-term holiday lets on neighbouring long-term residents; and what...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government why cladding tests in relation to the Grenfell Tower fire are limited only to one type of cladding despite several varieties also being combustible.

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government why the testing scheme for building cladding has been on the basis of a more rigorous combustibility grade “A2” or “limited Combustibility” rather...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the letter reported to have been sent to social housing providers encouraging them to retro-fit sprinklers...

      *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government whether they support (1) a Yorkshire-wide devolution deal, and (2) West Yorkshire and South Yorkshire devolution deals.

  • HM Treasury

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs and benefits of agreeing (1) an enhanced equivalence regulation, and (2) a UK–EU bilateral equivalence agreement, as a...

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the contribution of the mutual reinsurer Pool Re to the mitigation of terrorism risk.

      Shops: Payment Methods

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to prohibit credit card companies from placing pressure on shops to refuse to accept cash payments; and if not, why not.

      RateSetter

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take steps to protect those lenders who have made loans through Ratesetter.

      Halifax Bank of Scotland: Loans

      Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any representations to the Financial Conduct Authority regarding the timetable for investigating lending by HBOS.

      Public Sector: Pay

      Her Majesty's Government whether, following their announcement that the future of public sector pay will be considered as and when pay review bodies report, they will allow those bodies to make...

      Credit Rating

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to explain and promote (1) the factors that are taken into account by firms carrying out credit-related regulated activities when...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they intend to negotiate for the border between Gibraltar and Spain.

    • *No heading*

      Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the comments by Lord O'Donnell, in the Observer on Sunday 16 July, concerning the complexity of the challenges posed by Brexit and, in particular, the...

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