Written answers

Thursday, 5 April 2018

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Space Technology: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to promote the space sector in Scotland.

    • Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on the introduction of a public register of beneficial owners of property in the UK.

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124433, on Medicine: Research, how much money the Government has...

      Domestic Appliances: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department has issued to consumers on the identification of sales of (a) second hand and (b) recalled...

      Domestic Appliances: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure more effective controls on the sale of recalled electrical goods...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of new registrations with HM Land Registry were registered within the 25 day period in the last 12 months.

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that HM Land Registry completes new registrations within the 25 day...

      Insolvency: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to introduce a legal framework after the UK has left the EU that will ensure UK...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Hong Kong: National Anthems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Sino-British Joint Declaration, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the change to the...

    • Sidgi Kaballo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he had had with the Sudanese Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, on the detention without charge of...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government provides (a) financial or (b) technical support to the Sudan Call group of opposition organisations in Sudan.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on President Kabila remaining in...

      Pakistan: Blasphemy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made recent representations to his counterpart in the Pakistani Government on the release of prisoners sentenced...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the EU Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief on his work.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that any repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar includes (a) guarantees on...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) short-skills sectors of setting apprenticeship bands which are lower than the average...

    • Carers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that kinship carers receive adequate financial support.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the long-term (a) education, (b) employment, (c) training, (d) housing and (e) health outcomes of children who are...

      Pupils: Facial Disfigurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that (a) early years settings, (b) schools and (c) further education colleges take action against...

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 October 2017 to Question 106098, how much of his Department's budget allocated to 16 to 19-year old education in the...

      Pupil Exclusions: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with autism as their primary educational special need have received a (a) permanent and (b) fixed-term exclusion in (i) Lewisham...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report of the Children’s Society, Crumbling Futures, published in March 2018, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Domestic Violence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) resources and (b) training his Department provides to teachers to ensure that they can (i) identify and (ii) support teenagers who are in...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of nursing students who were overpaid loans and maintenance grants by the Students Loans Company.

      Pre-school Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that colleges advertise in a way which is consistent with his Department;s most recent guidance on the early years...

      Pre-school Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for early years providers; what steps he plans to take as a result...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which universities have been affected by overpayments of student loans and maintenance grants to nursing students by the Student Loans Company.

      School Exclusions Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's press release, New action to improve outcomes for children with additional needs, published on 16 March 2018, what...

      Postgraduate Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what programmes are in place to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds access PhD courses in universities.

      Postgraduate Education: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland authorities on the effectiveness of schemes to encourage students from disadvantaged...

      Department for Education: Official Hospitality

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

      Out-of-School Education: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of illegal or unregistered schools identified by his Department and Ofsted have a religious basis.

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing sanitary products to girls in receipt of free school meals.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of children who receive free school transport.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Youth Courts: South Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to provide financial support to families and victims from Sunderland who now have to travel to South Tyneside to attend the...

    • Civil Proceedings: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of introducing qualified one-way costs shifting for claims against non-medical...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of changing the Ogden rate on insurance premiums paid by businesses.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Travellers: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to create a Roma integration strategy for after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure there are no derelict houses in the UK.

      Local Plans: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the proposed timetable is for the implementation of the Northumberland Local Plan; and what funding his...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel in the (a) Army, (b) RAF and (c) Royal Navy are classed as level 3 or higher linguists in (i) Arabic, (ii) Russian, (iii) Ukrainian,...

    • Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 131729, on Ministry of Defence; buildings, what the average annual rent charged for those properties was.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2018 to Question 131729, on Ministry of Defence: Buildings, the location of the accommodation properties owned by...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average net weekly household income was for people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East, (d) London,...

    • Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reimburse people who received incorrect employment and support allowance payments.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money her Department has spent on hospitality in each of the last five years.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness of the availability of access to work grants.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of access to work grants by region.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the cap on access to work grants on progress in reducing the disability employment gap.

      Support for Mortgage Interest: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of changing Support for Mortgage Interest payments to a loan for people participating in...

      Support for Mortgage Interest: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to inform people participating in the Home Ownership for people with Long Term Disabilities (HOLD) scheme...

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to specifically help people with autism into work.

      Housing Benefit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to take steps to tackle housing benefit (a) fraud and (b) overpayments in Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horses: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's consultation on changes to the identification of equines, published on 5 April 2017, when...

    • Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to announce its policy on fishing for after the UK leaves the EU.

      Dogs: Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of electric shock collars in use on dogs.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many farmers received the Single Farm Payment in 2017.

  • Home Office

    • Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to section 4.4 of the United Kingdom Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-2022, which Ministers are in the Inter-Ministerial Group;...

    • Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Flag it up campaign; and if she will make a statement.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people waited longer than (a) 14 days, (b) 18 days, (c) 25 days and (d) 60 days to receive their Disclosure and Barring Service...

      Solvents: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the number of deaths associated with solvent abuse.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of (a) sexual assault and (b) rape were reported in 2017.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Breast Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many women have been diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in each of the last five years.

    • Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people were diagnosed with brain tumours in each of the last five years.

      Census: Jainism

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will request that the Office for National Statistics include in the faiths section of the next census a box specifically for those who are Jains...

  • Treasury

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the welfare budget of a reduction in B2 gaming machine stakes to £2.

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy of the KPMG report submitted to Government by the Association of British Bookmakers on fixed odds betting...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether members of boards that set and endorse accounting standards (1) have the Financial Conduct Authority designation to...

    • Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Spring Statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 13 March (HC Deb, col 720), how they intend to “eliminate the scourge of late...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure that the FreeStyle Libre flash glucose monitoring system is accessible to all diabetes patients who would benefit from it.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Travellers: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what mechanisms will be in place after Brexit to take the place of the EU Roma Integration Strategy to improve the life outcomes of Gypsies, Travellers and Roma.

    • Travellers: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination that the UK should “develop a...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Weapons of Mass Destruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to enhance the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defence capability of the UK in the light of the ongoing enquiries into recent...

  • Home Office

    • National Crime Agency: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the National Crime Agency's cooperation to date with the government of the Republic of Ireland in respect of tackling...

    • Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost per unit of printing a UK passport.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the breakdown of costs incurred in printing, distributing, and administering UK passports.

      Visas: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of bogus colleges previously closed down for having sponsored visas for people who intended to work in the UK...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the financial impact analysis conducted in respect of the pending decision on the printing of British passports.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to seek to protect healthy nutritional standards, particularly concerning fat and sugar contents in food, when securing future trade deals with...

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