Written answers

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Industrial Products: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made on the effect of leaving the EU on European Conformity marking for industrial...

    • Business: UK Trade With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance has been issued to businesses to help them prepare for the effect on their ability to trade with the EU...

      Foreign Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he will publish the results of his call for evidence on a public register of the beneficial owners of overseas...

      Foreign Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any part of the draft Bill for a public register of the beneficial owners of overseas companies that own or buy...

      Car Washes: Warnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will introduce legislative proposals to create a mandatory requirement that maximum vehicle height warnings be...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 apply to in-home displays for smart meters.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 February to Question 127499, on Renewable Energy, for what reasons levels of investment in...

      EU Framework Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to seek Associated Country status for the UK for the EU's Framework Programme 9.

      Fracking: Agriculture and Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the effect of shale...

      Pyramid Selling: Bankruptcy and Debt Relief Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of participants in multi-level marketing schemes that have applied...

      Direct Selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that misleading claims about the financial benefits of multi-level...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN Security Council to ensure that the UN peacekeeping mission to Western Sahara is...

    • Rwanda: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the Rwandan Government on freedom of religion in that country.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • European Reference Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of the devolved administrations on the work of the European Reference Networks after the...

    • Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that sufficient funding is available to provide drugs for Alzheimer's disease to patients.

      Clinical Priorities Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February to Question 128018, on Clinical Priorities Advisory Group, on what date NHS England plans to...

  • Wales Office

  • Department for Education

    • Reading: Witham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils in Witham constituency (a) attained and (b) exceeded the minimum standard for reading at (i) key stage 1 and...

    • Education: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to review his Department's guidance to Ofsted on parental engagement.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many career adviser networks have been approved by the Careers Enterprise Company; and where those networks are located.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) he, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) officials in his Department have held meetings with (i) representatives of (a) Cambridge...

    • Facial Disfigurement: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the number of discrimination cases relating to disfigurement brought under the Equality Act 2010 since 2010.

      Post-mortems: Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of using computerised tomography for post-mortems; and what guidance his Department has issued to...

      Gender Recognition: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what sentencing guidelines have been put in place to provide for the consideration of the specific needs of transgender people.

      Post-mortems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review the value and purpose of secondary post-mortems.

      Post-mortems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the extent of variations in rules and protocols surrounding second post-mortems throughout the UK; and if he will...

      Ministry of Justice: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much money his Department has spent on hospitality in each of the last five years.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the criteria used to designate housing as affordable for...

    • Inland Waterways: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to revise the planning system to encourage the installation of shore side electricity at wharves...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of the Scottish Government’s proposed once-for-Scotland...

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 31 January to Question 125002, what her Department defines as an adverse impact.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Pursuant to the Answer of 31 January to Question 125002 on access to work programme, what assessment she has made of the level of support for...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what criteria her Department use to review the list of health conditions requiring additional support in the personal independence payments...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the recommendation in the Brain Tumour Charity’s report entitled The Price You...

      Personal Independence Payment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that personal independence payment assessors understand autism and its effect on...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January to Question 124442 on Energy: Meters, which body is responsible for monitoring the...

    • Horses: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make registration to the Central Equine Database a statutory requirement for horse owners.

      Game: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the maintenance of animal welfare standards for game birds.

      Graffiti: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to support the removal of graffiti tagging to clean up (a) towns and (b) cities in the UK.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many recycling centres are there in (a) England and (b) Wales.

  • Home Office

    • Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) import extradition requests her Department received from and (b) export extradition requests her Department made to...

    • Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many export extradition requests her Department received from Category 2 territories in each year since 2016; and of those requests how...

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many import extradition requests from Category 2 territories were passed to the International Criminality Unit of the Home Office in...

      Internet: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the volume of UK citizens’ data held by companies (a) supplying cloud services to her Department and (b)...

      Proceeds of Crime: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to remain within the Asset Recovery Network once the UK leaves the EU.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the effectiveness of anti-terror (a) legislation and (b) policies, including financial sanctions...

      Domestic Violence: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the (a) availability and (b) adequacy of support services for children and young people...

      Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the misuse of nitrous oxide.

      Solvents: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding the Government has committed to reduce deaths associated with solvent abuse via each (a) Department, (b) Agency, (c) Local...

      Home Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much money his Department has spent on hospitality in each of the last five years.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to meet its target for net inward migration.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish her policy on migration after the UK leaves the EU.

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to update its 2014 Modern Slavery Strategy.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department collects on the number of confirmed victims of trafficking who are subsequently re-trafficked once they have left...

      Visas: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will extend the two-year validity visa pilot scheme offered to Chinese nationals to Indian nationals; and if she will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Duchy of Lancaster: Assets

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the value of the assets of the Duchy of Lancaster.

    • Duchy of Lancaster: Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to Question 118559, tabled by the hon. Member for Edinburgh North and Leith on 11 December 2017.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a strategy for electrifying the freight railway; and if so, whether that strategy includes the objectives of (1) reducing the level of pollutants...

    • Railways: Tickets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are carrying out a review of railway ticketing systems; and if so, who is responsible for that review, and when it will conclude.

      Bus Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to make it a statutory duty for councils to include in any consideration of cuts to bus services an assessment of the environmental...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which companies are competing for the HS2 franchise; and whether they have any plans to reconsider the process of letting that franchise.

      Great Western Railway: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the deterioration in Great Western Railway's Public Performance Measure (PPM), as reported by the Office of...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect rail companies to return to the 12-week deadline for publishing accurate advance timetables.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for introducing reforms to the UK's corporate insolvency framework after the UK went from 13th to 14th in the World...

    • Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the possible barriers to resolving cross-border insolvencies post-Brexit, what assessment they have made of the case for reforming the UK's...

      Insolvency: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the EU's Insolvency, Restructuring and Second Chance Directive.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with (1) the government of Saudi Arabia, (2) the EU, (3) the United Nations, and (4) the government of Yemen, concerning the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Grenfell Tower: Fire Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to identify and publish (1) the type of fire doors installed at Grenfell Tower in 2013, and (2) the manufacturer that supplied those doors;...

    • Heart of the South West Joint Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the democratic accountability of the new Heart of the South West Joint Committee.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • River Exe: Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 15 March (HL5998), (1) when did Network Rail seek the Environment Agency's assurance in providing...

    • Countryside Stewardship Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the role of (1) Natural England, and (2) the Rural Payments Agency, in administering countryside stewardship schemes after Brexit.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to continue to rely on the research provided by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea in relation to setting quotas for...

      Plastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when, and how, they intend to respond to the projection by the Government Office for Science that plastic in the ocean is set to treble by 2025.

      Processed Food: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk that, due to a high proportion of non-UK ingredients, processed foods may be subject to EU tariffs after...

  • Home Office

    • Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 March (HL6114), why a report of a receipt of a fraudulent approach which did not lead to any...

    • Police: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking, if any, to encourage police forces to recruit ex-servicemen and women.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have sought on the provision of technical instruments to monitor the border crossings between Northern Ireland the Republic of Ireland to...

      Offences against Children: Rotherham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 13 March (HL Deb, col 1504), when they expect the investigations into 33 police officers in connection with...

      Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 13 March (HL Deb, col 1505), how they intend to measure the progress of the initiative by British-based...

      Asylum: Lancashire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need for housing more asylum seekers in Lancashire; what is their estimate of the numbers that can be housed in...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is an operational need for the negotiations regarding the supply of new British passports to proceed immediately; and if not, what assessment they...

      Vetting: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to paying compensation to those construction workers who were blacklisted as a result of information supplied to industry bodies...

      Association of Chief Police Officers: Consulting Association

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) has had access to intelligence on trade unionists provided by Special Branch or undercover officers;...

      Undercover Policing Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) the Home Office, and (2) the Metropolitan Police Service, intend to provide position statements to the Mitting Inquiry, setting out (a) their...

      Police: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what national rules are in place concerning police officers accessing individuals' personal mobile phone data.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit: Transitional Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which a 21 month transition period will be sufficient to deal with structural changes in (1) customs, (2)...

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