Written answers

Thursday, 4 January 2018

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessments his Department made of the potential effects of leaving the EU on the Government’s commitment to...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: ICT

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps his offices are taking to implement the guidance set out by the Government Commercial Function in its paper entitled Exiting Major IT Contracts: Guidance...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, to which legislation his Department has applied the Family Test, published in August 2014.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to implement the guidance set out by the Government Commercial Function in its paper entitled Exiting Major IT...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Weapons of Mass Destruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to promote international nuclear, bacteriological and chemical disarmament.

    • Ibrahim Abu Thuraya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the death of Ibraheem Abu Thuraya.

      West Bank: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action will they take to protect the right of Palestinian Bedouin children to education following reports of demolitions of schools in the West...

      Hebron: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the right to education for Palestinian children in Hebron.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the report by the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs highlighting that...

      Gaza: Travel Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 11 December (HL3639), what representations they are making to the Palestinian Authority concerning...

      Middle East: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in bringing proceedings against those alleged to be responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity against Yazidi, Christian and...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel concerning the reported arrest and abuse of Palestinian minors in relation to unidentified charges.

      North Korea: Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the claim of Tom Bossert, United States homeland security advisor, that the WannaCry cyber attack on the NHS was the "direct...

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey, bilaterally or through the EU, regarding writers, media workers, parliamentarians and others...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that UK companies comply with the UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights (the Ruggie Principles) in dealings with...

  • Attorney General

    • Royal Albert Hall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Attorney General is expected to rule on the Albert Hall case referred to him by the Charity Commission in September.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have about Palestinian refugees who are in Iraq; whether they can estimate the number of Palestinians still in Syria; and whether all such...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many teachers from overseas have been awarded qualified teacher status in the UK in each of the last three years, broken down by country.

    • Students: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which there is consistency between the school system and the apprenticeship awarding bodies, in terms of...

      Holiday Play Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to consider the funding and provision of holiday programmes that would provide free meals and activities for children who would otherwise not...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Open Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners convicted of murder were held in an open prison in each of the last five years.

    • Prisons: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that overcrowding does not restrict prisoners' access to chaplaincy services; and whether they intend to include such access in future...

      Prisons: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to guarantee the continued provision of quality assured chaplaincy services to every prison in England and Wales by continuing the guidelines...

      Prisoners: Self-harm and Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement a systematic and quality assured communications gateway to enable prison staff to work with families to reduce self-harm and suicide.

      Prisoners: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce performance measures on family contact covering every stage of a prisoner's sentence.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a definition of a war; and if so, what it is.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Weapons of Mass Destruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have in place to monitor nuclear, biological and chemical weapons risks, and to advance the reduction of such risks.

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