Written answers

Thursday, 3 August 2017

  • Home Office

    • Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle global cyber terrorism.

    • Drugs: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) websites have been shut down, (b) goods have been seized, (c) arrests have been made and (d) medicine units have been seized in...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will grant indefinite leave to remain for residents of Grenfell Tower who apply for that status.

      Asylum: Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her target is for the maximum amount of time asylum seekers spend in initial accommodation; and in what proportion of cases that target...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue was accrued to the public purse from the premium visa service in (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13, (c) 2013-14 and (d) 2014-15.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for (a) passport renewal and (b) a first passport were classified as in progress in each month since January 2017.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Lobbying: Fines

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many organisations have been fined for failing to comply with regulations on third party campaigning set out in the Transparency of Lobbying,...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Manufacturing Industries: Staff

      Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of workers employed in the UK in (1) the aerospace industry, and (2) the motor industry.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • South Sudan: Press Freedom

      Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of South Sudan concerning that government's decision to block Radio Tamazuj and Sudan Tribune.

    • South Sudan: Crimes against Humanity

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress made on the establishment of the Hybrid Court in South Sudan; whether they have discussed that issue with the African...

      South Sudan: Assets

      Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken by (1) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and (2) HMRC, to ensure that financial assets held abroad by South Sudanese leaders are subject to...

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty

      Her Majesty's Government how they define, monitor and assess (1) poverty, and (2) the root causes of poverty, in the UK.

    • Social Security Benefits: EEA Nationals

      Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have, if any, that EEA migrants come to the UK for the specific purpose of claiming benefits.

      Social Security Benefits: EEA Nationals

      Her Majesty's Government how many EEA migrants who have had benefit applications refused have brought a claim to the Social Entitlement Chamber Tribunal in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Labelling

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the food industry through better food labelling (1) before, and (2) after, the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

    • Food Poverty

      Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to hold discussions with the governments of (1) the Republic of Ireland, (2) Canada, and (3) the United States, with a view to...

      Plastics: Recycling

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) reduce waste going to landfill, and (2) increase recycling of plastic cups and bottles.

      Plastics: Recycling

      Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with business regarding incentives to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic bottles and cups; and what, if any, such incentives...

      Dogs: Imports

      Her Majesty's Government what enforcement and controls they have put in place on the import of puppies.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Insulation: Fire Prevention

      Her Majesty's Government whether they will begin discussions with local authorities on how those authorities should replace any insulation material deemed unsafe with new...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      Her Majesty's Government, with regard to the rights of citizens being negotiated with the EU-27, what progress has been made to date; what are their negotiating red lines; and...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Service Industries: Overseas Trade

      Her Majesty's Government which aspects of the UK's trade in services with non-EU countries are (1) covered by WTO agreements, and (2) not covered by WTO agreements.

    • Manufacturing Industries: Exports

      Her Majesty's Government what is the value of exports from the UK that is accounted for by (1) the areospace industry, and (2) the motor industry.

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