Written answers

Thursday, 12 April 2018

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many claims for payment for work under the Higher Level Stewardship scheme which took place in (a) 2015-16 and (b)...

    • Dairy Farming: Customs Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of leaving the EU Customs Union on (a) the dairy sector and (b) UK-EU trade in...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many SMETS2 meters (a) have been installed and (b) are operational.

    • Boating: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of Government funding for Ben Ainslie’s sailing team; what assessment was made...

      EU Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) the UK’s European Commissioner and (b) the European Commissioner for Climate...

      EU Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to support at the European Council for the Energy Union the EU-level (a) 35 per cent renewable energy...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what projection he has made of the contribution of gas fracking to the UK’s energy mix by (a) 2025 and (b) 2030.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, what comparative assessment she has made of the difference in the reported level of in-person bullying against BAME people and the reported...

    • Equal Pay: BBC

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to her oral contribution of 22 February 2018, Official Report, column 322, what the outcome was of her discussions with the Secretary of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 20 March (HC132346), what action they intend to take in respect...

    • West Bank: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they will take to prevent the forcible transfer of farming-shepherding communities throughout Area C of the West Bank.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations are they making to the government of Israel regarding reports that the work permits of over a thousand Palestinians were revoked...

      Israeli Settlements: Homicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding reports of insignificant sentences given to Israeli settlers for killing Palestinians.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they intend to make to the government of Israel in regard to reports that five Palestinian Hares boys were sentenced in 2016 to 15...

      Syria: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take in response to the finding by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, published on 11 March,...

      Syria: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they recognise the perpetration and commission of war crimes, including rape and other forms of sexual violence, committed by parties to the Syrian...

      Syria: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide (1) expertise to assist in the preservation and documentation of evidence relating to sexual violence in the Syrian conflict,...

      Ali Mamlouk

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Ali Mamlouk, Director of the Syrian National Security Bureau, visited Rome in January in contravention of EU...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Sports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 12 March (HL6256), what assessment they have made of the extent to which it would aid the spread of good...

    • Schools: First Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there are adequate numbers of medically-trained staff in schools.

      Apprentices: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 5 February (HL 4901), how many Gypsies and Travellers completed apprenticeships in each academic year...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to improve recruitment and retention of teachers in small rural schools.

      Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the administrative costs associated with the proposed income threshold for assessing eligibility for free school meals; and what is...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to distribute some of the UK's unused quota for fish with inshore fishermen.

    • Lakeside Energy from Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the strategic importance of the high temperature clinical water incinerator at Lakeside energy from waste plant on (1)...

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the UK fishing industry of UK fish quotas potentially being sold to foreign-owned firms after Brexit.

  • Home Office

    • Drug Interventions Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the funding previously assigned to the Drug Interventions Programme to tackle drug-related offending by helping drug-using offenders to access treatment...

    • Social Media: Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held in the last year with Facebook and other social media companies about online grooming of children; and with what outcomes.

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the defence set out in section 45 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 has been applied.

      Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to prosecute British citizens who have travelled to the Middle East to take part in military operations of the Islamic State; and whether they...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, when preparing the tender documents for the new UK passport, they were aware that French passports are exclusively printed by a state organisation, and...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many cases during 2017 the Forced Marriage Unit provided advice or support related to possible forced marriage to (1) a person aged 15 or under, and (2) a...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have given to civil society and charitable organisations in Northern Ireland, in each of the last three years, to enable those...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Export Credit Guarantees: Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any British companies are receiving export credit guarantees for undertaking work in Sudan; and if so, which, and in what work they are engaged.

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