Written answers

Friday, 6 April 2018

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Wind Power: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the development of (a) Dounreay TrÍ, (b) Forthwind and (c)...

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2018 to Question 131059, on Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:...

      Industry: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects to launch the Industrial Heat Recovery Support Programme.

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, in which week it is planned to hold Green Great Britain week.

      Carbon Capture and Storage: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on organising the 2018 International Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage event.

      Coal: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that imported coal has been mined (a) using best practice health and safety...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to bring forward legislative proposals on an energy price cap by next winter.

      Fracking: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to protect Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Parks and other protected...

      Fracking: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2018 to Question 131951, whether his Department has recently reviewed the estimate...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the most recent estimate is of the number of fracking wells that will be in place by 2025.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Palestinians: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2018 to Question 132437, whether the culture of honouring people as martyrs within...

    • Islamic State: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Iraq and (b) the Kurdistan Regional Government on protection...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether its is planned to measure and report on the progress of schools against the Gatsby Foundation’s eight benchmarks for good careers advice.

    • Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of looked after children who were reported missing from their placement by (a) placement type, (b) placement...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications for new GCSE qualifications have been received by Ofqual in each of the last five years.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Official Hospitality

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

    • GKN: Melrose

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations the Government has received from the F-35 Joint Program Office on the proposed takeover of GKN by Melrose.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124308, on Personal Independence Payment: Mental Health, when she plans for the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horses: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans for the Central Equine Database to be operational.

  • Home Office

    • Money Laundering: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many corporate prosecutions there have been for money laundering under s327 of the Proceeds of Crime Act of 2002.

    • Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken to reduce the amount of suspicious wealth owned by people resident in the UK; and if she will make a...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • US-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether he has met with the US-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council to discuss border templates in the past twelve months.

    • Martin Selmayr

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if the Government will make an assessment of whether the appointment of Professor Dr Martin Selmayr as Secretary General of the...

      Property: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of exiting the EU on UK citizens with properties in one of the 27 remaining EU...

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to contribute to the debate arising from the Financial Conduct Authority's discussion paper, Transforming culture in Financial...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department spent on (a) art, (b) wine and (c) hospitality in each of the last seven financial years for which...

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much money his Department has spent on hospitality in each of the last five years.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to submit an application to the EU Commission for a determination of the adequacy of UK data protection...

      Local Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the commercial value of local television.

      Radio Frequencies: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the UK will be able to participate in the EU’s spectrum policy framework after the UK leaves the EU.

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effects on consumers of the UK exiting the EU’s Wholesale Roaming Market.

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 Dec 2017 to Question 120368, on how many occasions the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture,...

      Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport single departmental plan, published on 29 January 2018, how...

      Public Libraries: WiFi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of libraries offering free wifi access.

      Gambling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of problem gamblers aged 18 and under.

      Business: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to support (a) tech start up businesses and (b) the tech sector.

      Mass Media: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2108 to Question 123266, on Mass Media: Regulation, how much has been spent from existing...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned small-scale qualitative research to assess the appropriate stakes for category B2 gaming machines.

    • Cambridge Analytica: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of data by Cambridge Analytica; and how they will ensure protection of personal data.

  • Home Office

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services: Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the UK continues to be a global leader in the financial technology sector; and how they are attracting new firms to that...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that there is sufficient funding for local government children’s services.

  • Department for Education

    • Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether student loans will be available for EU students studying in the UK during the (1) 2019–20, and (2) 2020–21, academic years.

    • Schools: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to maintain the statutory responsibility for local authorities to provide free school transport; and whether they intend to vary the terms of...

      Schools: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will initiate a schools twinning programme between schools in England and schools in Syria.

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