Written answers

Thursday, 21 September 2017

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Department for Communities and Local Government: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much his Department has spent on advertising on social media in each month since January 2016.

    • Private Rented Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that private sector landlords maintain their properties to ensure the safety of their tenants.

      High Rise Flats: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in Australia on the Lacrose Tower fire in 2014.

      Construction Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on supporting a joint working group with lenders, valuers and the industry focussing on modern...

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of progress towards ensuring that all new homes are ultra-low emission from 2020.

      Universities: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the number of university premises, including student accommodation, which are clad in...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2017 to Question 4915, whether the Government sought the advice of the expert panel on fire...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral contribution of 26 July 2017, Official Report, column 347, whether samples of cladding and...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation regarding travellers' illegal encampments.

      Public Spaces Protection Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of revenue raised by public space protection orders since their inception.

      Council Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department will refund local authorities the cost of ensuring that all existing housing stock is made safe as a...

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to encourage the fitting of solar panels where appropriate to private sector new-build homes.

      Fire Regulations: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many prosecutions have been brought for breach of fire safety building regulations in each of the last seven years.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish Social Housing Lettings, England: 2016-17.

  • Department for Education

    • Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in England were offered a place at their first choice of secondary school but did not take up that place in each of the last five years.

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of schools in (a) England and (b) each local authority in England that are in budgetary surplus; and what the...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her oral statement of 17 July 2017 Official Report, column 564, what definition her Department uses for an underfunded school.

      Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of changes in the number of people studying arts subjects in schools on the effectiveness of UK...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 48 of the Social Mobility Commission's report, Time for Change: an assessment of government policies on social mobility...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average ratio of applicants to places was in (a) academies, (b) free schools, (c) comprehensive and (d) grammar schools in each of the last...

      Shoeburyness High School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the funding required to provide new capacity in Shoeburyness High School before September 2018.

      Basic Skills: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate her Department has made of the number of adults lacking core skills in (a) literacy, (b) numeracy and (c) information technology in (i)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Women and Equalities

    • Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of whether uncertainty around the future status of non-UK EU citizens in the UK will lead to discrimination in the job...

  • Department for Transport

    • Great Western Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect recent decisions to reduce the previously announced intended extent of route electrification of the Great Western franchise will have on journey times...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make representations to the government of Myanmar concerning the position of the Rohingyas, in particular their personal and group rights.

    • Burma: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Burma to engage with existing United Nations Human Rights Council mechanisms and address reports of severe...

      Hong Kong: BBC World Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of Hong Kong and China concerning the cessation of broadcasts on the BBC World Service.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Yemeni civilians were killed by air strikes in July and August; and which countries were responsible for those air strikes.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the 1st State Counsellor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, regarding the persecution of the Rohingya people.

      Gaza: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they intend to make of the relationship between the exposure of pregnant women to military attacks in Gaza in 2014 and the levels of heavy metal...

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are giving to the authorities in Burma to regularise the citizenship of those Rohingyas legally entitled to Burmese citizenship.

      Turkey: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have given to LGBT groups in Turkey.

      Iran: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 23 January (HL Deb, col 513) committing to action on the reported massacre of political prisoners by the...

      Olympic Games: South Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contingency plans are in place for UK competitors and supporters travelling to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in the light of the...

      Venezuela: Antisemitism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether in their bilateral discussions with the government of Venezuela they have raised ways of combating anti-semitism.

      Turkey: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to raise at the United Nations the allegations of torture used in Turkey.

      Turkey: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ask the Council of Europe to make public their report concerning allegations of ill-treatment in Turkish prisons, prepared by its Committee...

      Pakistan: Minority Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about proposals in Pakistan to establish (1) a National Council for Minorities’ Rights, and (2) a dedicated police unit to...

      Pakistan: Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have encouraged the government of Pakistan to enact laws recognising the legality of Christian marriages.

      International Courts: Judgements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish a summary of the verdicts and punishments imposed by all international courts and tribunals associated with the United...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was DFID's (1) core, and (2) non-core, expenditure in (a) 2015–16, and (b) 2016–17, to (i) UNFPA, (ii) UNAIDS, (iii) UN Women, (iv) the WHO, (v)...

    • Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many medical doctors they have sent to assist in the disaster zone affected by Hurricane Irma; when those doctors left the UK; and where they went.

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much bilateral expenditure was directly targeted by DFID towards HIV and AIDS in (1) 2015-16, and (2) 2016-17.

      Pakistan: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the meeting of Lord Alton of Liverpool and Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne with the Minister of State at the Department for International...

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much overseas aid they have given to Pakistan in each of the past five years; and of that, how much has specifically been committed to the promotion...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) which EU states have not complied with the conventional cage ban for hens, (2) what steps they have taken in relation to any non-compliance, and (3)...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charities: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the amount that they pay annually to charities in England and Wales.

    • Charities: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the ten charities in England and Wales to which they provide the greatest amounts of funding; and what was the amount paid to each of those charities...

  • Department of Health

    • General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the guidance issued by NHS England to clinical commissioning groups in May stating that all areas of the country should have a system in place...

    • Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many legal cases have been filed against the Department of Health about public health matters in each of the last five years; and how many are currently in...

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