Written answers

Friday, 8 December 2017

  • Department for Transport

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's consultation on Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, published in September 2017, for what reasons the cap on...

    • Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 November 2017 to Question 114759, on railways: Greater Manchester, how Leigh will benefit from improved rail connectivity...

      Public Transport: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the response to his Department’s consultation on the draft transport accessibility action plan.

      Department for Transport: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the additional funding required by his Department over the next two years to prepare effectively for the UK...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the new Approved Driving Instructor Part 3 Test will be introduced.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria control the number of night flights arriving at and departing from airports, and, with reference to the Civil Aviation Authority's...

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to commence the second phase of the review of cycle safety announced on 21 September, into wider road safety issues.

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2017 to Question 113639, on shipping: ownership, how many of the vessels on each of the three routes in the...

      Shipping: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2017 to Question 113639, on shipping: ownership, how many of the vessels on each of the three routes in the...

      Railway Stations: Golborne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) feasibility, (b) cost and (c) social and economic benefit of reopening Golborne railway station.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and (b)...

    • Nuclear Power: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether proposals for Contracts for Difference for new nuclear power stations other than Hinkley Point C will count as...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Defence on allegations of civilian deaths during US raids in the...

    • Bahrain: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in the Bahraini Government on fairness of the first trial of civilians in...

      Kurds: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the reasons are for changing the name of the British Consulate General in the Kurdistan region to the British Consulate...

  • Department for International Development

    • Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the effect of the allocation of UN World Food Programme rations by household on the (a) human rights...

  • Department for Education

    • Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of reintroducing the Local Educational Authority supply pool for schools in England.

    • Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will bring forward legislation to ban finders fees being imposed by teaching supply agencies where a school seeks to appoint on a permanent...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will bring forward proposals regulate teaching supply agencies and cap costs charged for the provision of supply teachers.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children in England (a) are in schools rated good or outstanding and (b) were in such schools in 2010.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of schools in England (a) are rated good or outstanding and (b) were so rated in 2010.

      Faith Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will remove the 50 per cent faith admissions cap.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Welsh women have been sentenced to prison in the last 12 months.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what consideration his Department has given to supplying the Government of Ukraine with non-lethal military equipment, which is no longer in operational...

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether has had discussions with the US Defence Secretary on allegations of civilian deaths during US raids in the Yemeni villages of Yakla and Al Jubah...

      Ukraine: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of non-lethal equipment supplied by the Government to Ukrainian armed forces in the last two years.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the budget within (a) Navy Command, (b) Army Command, (c) Air Command, (d) Joint Forces Command, (e) DG Nuclear, (f) Defence Infrastructure...

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much time his Department spent in compiling impact assessments and other material for the sectoral analyses it provided to the Department for...

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of officials to be employed by his Department and (b) his Department's payroll in (i) 2018, (ii) 2019, (iii)...

      Ministry of Defence: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the additional funding required by his Department over the next two years to prepare effectively for the UK leaving...

      National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for his receipt of final proposals from the three services on which to base his decision as to what is included within the ambit...

      Ministry of Defence: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the value is of efficiency savings identified to date by his Department.

      Navy: Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many fully trained (a) Marine Engineers and (b) Weapons Engineers served in the Royal Navy in each of the last five years.

      Navy: Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) outflow (b) inflow and (c) netflow of fully trained Royal Navy (i) Marine Engineers and (ii) Weapons Engineers has been in each of the last...

      Navy: Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former fully trained Royal Navy (a) Marine Engineers and (b) Weapons Engineers have rejoined the (i) regular naval service (ii) reserve naval...

      Navy: Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average age of Royal Navy (a) Marine Engineers and (b) Weapons Engineers has been in each of the last 10 years.

      Army: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Army Reserve total (a) inflow, (b) outflow and (c) netflow was for the (i) Infantry, (ii) Royal Artillery, (iii) Royal Corps of Signals, (iv)...

      Army: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the Army Reserve total intake was for each month in the last two years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been made to his Department about Capita assessments for personal independence payments in each of the last five years.

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who previously qualified for disability living allowance have not been awarded personal independence payments following...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will launch an investigation into the variation in rates of animal welfare between (a) non-stun halal and (b) other...

    • Environmental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that environmental health standards in the United Kingdom are maintained after the...

      Wildlife: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment the Government has made of trends in wildlife crime; and what steps it is taking to tackle such crime.

      Seahorses: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many prosecutions have taken place for the illegal sale of seahorses in the last five years.

      Incinerators: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of incinerators on (a) general air quality, (b)emissions of PM 2.5 and (c)...

      Waste Disposal: North East

      Pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2017 to Question 115796, if he will publish the (a) name and address of the six waste transfer sites in the North East which accepted waste in 2016 and were...

  • Home Office

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce knife crime

    • Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle the (a) organised crime, (b) gang activity and (c) drug dealing across county operating across county...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 November 2017 to Question 112016 on Animal Experiments: Primates, what steps she has taken to ensure that the...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much time his Department spent in compiling impact assessments and other material for the sectoral analyses it provided to the Department for...

  • HM Treasury

    • Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much time his Department spent in compiling impact assessments and other material for the sectoral analyses it provided to the Department for Exiting...

    • Employee Ownership and Save As You Earn

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the contribution limits for (a) Share Incentive Plans and (b) Save As You Earn in line...

      Employee Ownership

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the operation of employee share ownership plans to identify measures to improve and simplify the administration of such schemes.

      Cryptocurrencies: Regulation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of international efforts to regulate crypto-currencies; and whether his Department has any plans to regulate crypto-currencies...

      Treasury: Brexit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the additional funding required by (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs) over the next two years to prepare...

      Employee Ownership: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to bring forward proposals for a de minimis tax exemption on residual cash balances held in the Share Incentive Plans of employees who...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2017 to Question 112323, on trade agreements, how many of the organisations listed in that...

    • Brexit: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what guidance his Department provided to other Government departments on what information they should retain or redact in the impact...

      Brexit: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, who made the determination that it was not in the public interest to retain in the sectoral analyses the information that has been...

  • Department of Health

    • Health Services: Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure there are adequate numbers of NHS staff to care for people with dementia and what estimate he has made of the number of...

    • Health Services: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) GP appointments and (b) A&E admissions that could have been treated by a pharmacy in 2016.

      Department of Health: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate he has made of the additional funding required by his Department over the next two years to prepare effectively for the UK leaving...

      Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Emergency Care Improvement Programme team is taking to improve patient flow and urgent care services at Oxford University Hospital's NHS...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the recent fall in EU immigration on trends in NHS recruitment during Winter 2017.

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps is he taking to ensure that NHS Trusts provide value for money.

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he has taken to ensure that NHS Trusts are not over-charged by private sector contractors and suppliers.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many fatalities have occurred when patients were (a) waiting for an ambulance to arrive and (b) in transit to a health facility, broken down by...

      Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps are being taken to increase take-up of mental health specialty nursing training.

      Department of Health: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers of his Department are passed through any third parties before they reach their recipient.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Disability: Bullying

      To ask the Women & Equalities Minister, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues about the scale of bullying of disabled people.

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to communicate across the private and public sectors lessons learnt from the Total Transport project.

  • Department for Education

    • Out-of-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the responses submitted to their 2016 consultation, Out-of-school education settings: registration and inspection, which closed on 11...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children under the age of 18 have been resettled under the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme to date, broken down by (1) region, and (2) local authority.

    • Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to follow the United States and designate the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organisation.

      Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many legally recognised religious marriages were performed in England and Wales in 2014 by (1) Christian denominations other than the Church in Wales or...

      Asylum: Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied minors have been transferred through the National Transfer Scheme to date, broken down by receiving local authority.

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the costs of Police and Crime Commissioners and to make a comparative assessment of the costs of the former Police Authorities, in...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of illegal immigrants living in the UK; and what action they are taking to address that problem.

      Prostitution: Arrests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many arrests were made in each of the last three years relating to offences of (1) a common prostitute loitering in a street or public place, (2) a common...

      Deportation: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last published figures relating to the number of homeless EU citizens deported from the UK; if more than one year ago, why those figures have not been...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many detainees in Immigration Removal Centres (IRCs) have committed suicide in the last 12 months; and what was (1) the name and nationality of the person...

      Police Federation Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of implementing the recommendations of the Normington Review in England and Wales.

      Immigration Controls: Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Palestinians living in (1) Israel, and (2) the occupied territories of Palestine, have been refused entry to the UK in each of the last five...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hunting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the activities of (1) those taking part in organised hunts, and (2) those opposed to such hunting, remain within the law.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with how many countries have they agreed to seek to establish a bilateral tariff-free trade agreement following Brexit.

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