Written answers

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much the Arts Council has spent in each of the last 10 years in (a) Ilkley and (b) Keighley town.

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many organisations have completed the Government's Cyber-Essentials Scheme in each year since it was created.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the establishment of a skills advisory group to close the cyber skills gap in the UK workforce...

      Broadband: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timetable is for 100 per cent of residents of West Yorkshire having access to superfast broadband.

      Broadband: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, by what date it is planned that 100 per cent of residents of Hemsworth village will have access to superfast broadband.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate she has made of the cost to the UK economy of problem gambling.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the principle set out in paragraph 5.3.6 of the Government's Cyber Security Strategy that everyone who works in...

      Tech City UK and Tech North: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the gender balance is at Tech City and Tech North (a) overall and (b) among STEM staff.

      Broadband: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to meet the Universal Service Obligation and provide broadband to the final five per cent...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many new schools have been built (a) with and (b) without a sprinkler system fitted in each year since 2010-11.

    • Vaughan School Harrow: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will investigate whether the cladding installed as part of works on a new building at Vaughan Primary School in Harrow has been tested to...

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what powers are available to her to improve the performance of multi-academy trusts.

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is to improve the performance of multi-academy trusts.

      Regional Schools Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools each regional schools commissioner has responsibility for.

      Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what fire safety inspections have been carried out at schools in Lambeth and Southwark.

      Schools: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what resources have been made available to local councils for fire safety inspections at schools in Lambeth and Southwark.

      Universities: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to end the exemption of universities from Freedom of Information legislation.

      Department for Education: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many contracts put out to tender by her Department were awarded to (a) charities and (b) social enterprises in each year since 2010.

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will replace its July 2016 guidance on schools being fitted with fire sprinklers which includes the words therefore BB100 no longer...

      Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent communications the Government has had with the higher education sector on fire safety inspections of student accommodation.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the OECD's Starting Strong 2017 report, published on 21 June 2017, what steps she is taking to improve early childhood development.

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2017 to Question 128, what her policy is on changes to the legal framework on selective schools over the course of...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of including in school admissions applications provision for disabled parents to give reasons...

      Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to improve the accountability of schools at Key Stage 3; and if she will make a statement.

      Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the last fire safety inspections were undertaken in student accommodation blocks in (a) the London Borough of Southwark and (b) London.

      Headteachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of head teachers on salaries in excess of £150,000 per year run more than one school.

      Parkfield School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to date has been of the acquisition, adoption and repair of new premises in Hurn, Christchurch for Parkfield Free School.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her oral contribution of 27 June 2017, Official Report, column 487, whether her commitment that no school will have its budget cut as a...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2017 to Question 128, if her Department supports (a) the expansion of existing grammar schools and (b) the opening...

      Schools: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans her Department has to end the public sector pay cap for school staff.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Secretary of State for Education's oral contribution of 27 June 2017, Official Report, column 487, how much additional funding she has...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to line 2 of table 2.1 of the Spring Budget 2017 and pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2017 to Question 128, how much of the funding...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied children are supported by each local authority; how many children each local authority has offered to support; and...

    • Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for settlement visas paid for under her Department's Priority Service Scheme were processed within 60...

      Children: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the refugee family reunion visas granted on the basis of exceptional compelling compassionate circumstances outside the...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of applications for non-settlement visas paid for under her Department's Priority Service scheme were processed within 15...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of (a) settlement, (b) non-settlement and (c) total visa applications are submitted under her Department's Priority Service...

      Universities: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy that applications for settled status of EU academics working in UK universities will not be affected by the...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many exit checks were conducted at each UK border point of exit in each of the last 12 months; and how many of those checks resulted in...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made in reducing the time taken to process mandatory reconsiderations for personal independence payments and...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what transitional arrangements are in place for claimants whose health deteriorates when in receipt of jobseeker's allowance if their claim is...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Shops: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many bookshops have closed in the UK since 2010.

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