Written answers

Friday, 4 May 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Stonehenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to monitor variations in the water table in the area around Stonehenge to ensure that any new roads constructed...

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequate provision of safe parking spaces for heavy goods vehicles.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles using residential roads.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to Question 137533, which (a) training providers and (b) other organisations are licensed by the Maritime and...

      Roads: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in advance of a decision by his Department decision on the business case submitted by Shropshire Council for a North West Relief Road, to be made in...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish his Department’s latest survey of the Strategic Road Network based on the International Roads Assessment Programme star...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will introduce mechanisms to protect the public purse in the event that a fracking company becomes insolvent...

    • Motor Vehicles: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to respond to the recommendation on conventional cars and vans on page 44 of the...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to issue a call for evidence on the adequacy of trigger points for Energy Performance Certificates.

      Renewable Energy: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 April 2018 to Question 134601, on EU Energy Policy, whether it is the Government's policy...

      Renewable Energy: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to question 134601, on EU Energy Policy, whether it is the Government's policy to oppose the European Council...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's policy on onshore wind on domestic energy prices.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Western Sahara: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how his Department determines the interests and wishes of the people of the Western Sahara in establishing whether commercial...

    • Hezbollah: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of Hezbollah's weapons arsenal.

      Palestinians: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of radicalisation in the Palestinian Territories.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of changes in the level of violence in Israel and the West Bank.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to reduce its use of single-use plastics .

      Syria: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations has he made to the Syrian authorities on the attacks on Palestinian refugees in the Yarmouk Camp, Damascus.

      Bangladesh: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on (a) human rights, (b) rule of law, and (c) implications for the democratic...

      Bangladesh:Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of the Electoral Commission of Bangladesh in administering free,...

      Bangladesh: Assassination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of extra-judicial killings in Bangladesh.

      Afghanistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Afghan counterpart on the human rights of the Hazara people in that country.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for International Development

    • Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to supply further humanitarian aid to Yemen after supplies were destroyed at the port of Hodeidah...

    • Yemen: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with her Saudi counterpart on the pledge of the Saudi Government in January 2018 to donate $1.5...

  • Department for Education

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of referrals to children’s social care services resulted in (a) no further action and (b) a child being assessed not to be in...

    • STEM Subjects: Free Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils at free schools studied STEM subjects in each of last three years; what steps he is taking to encourage free...

      Corporal Punishment: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the defence of reasonable chastisement and punishment is available to (a) nurses and (b) other staff acting in loco parentis in (i) mental...

      Schools: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to close the deprivation attainment gap in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Criminal Injuries Compensation: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to revise the rules governing the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority with regard to the same roof...

    • Offences against Children: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will estimate the potential cost to the public purse of supporting victims and survivors of child sexual abuse in making a civil claim.

      Offences against Children: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will amend the Civil Procedure Rules to ensure that judges presiding over cases relating to child sexual abuse consider the use of protections for...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will introduce proposals to establish the (a) current levels and (b) effectiveness of public expenditure on services for child victims and adult...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will commission an inspection of compliance with the Victims Code by relevant Departments in relation to victims and survivors of child sexual abuse.

      Courts and Tribunals: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) courts and (b) tribunals have closed as a result of leases not being extended in each year since 2010.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average waiting time was for an employment tribunal appeal hearing to be listed in each year since 2010.

      Youth Offending Teams: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for the Youth Justice Board to confirm the grant allocations for youth offending services for 2018-19;and if he will make a statement.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much legal aid was spent on advice relating to (a) housing benefits, (b) welfare benefits and (c) other benefits in each year since 2010.

      Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people in prison in (a) Wales and (b) England were formerly members of the armed forces in each of the last five years.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has set a target for the net number of prison officers to be employed in the prison service in the next (a) 12 months and (b)...

      Prison Officers: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the severance package was for each prison officer who took voluntary early departure and was subsequently re-recruited by HM Prison and Probation...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 April 2018 to Question 136629, whether there a limit on the time between the use of lethal force outside of an armed...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which (a) external data analysts and (b) data collection companies his Department has used in each of the last five years.

    • Pigs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many live pigs were imported by country of import origin in each year between 2012 and 2017.

      Pigs: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many live pigs were exported by each country of export destination in each year between 2012 and 2017.

      Foxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to take steps to tackle urban fox population growth.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what methodology was used in the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory to calculate the emissions of (a) PM 0.1, (b) PM...

      *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135379, which particulate matter is included in the term total...

      National Parks: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much each national park authority spent on programmes to improve public transport access to national parks in 2017-18.

      Furniture: Formaldehyde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) enforcement and (b) effectiveness of the published acceptable limits for...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to eliminate the use of single-use plastic cutlery.

      FareShare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of FareShare on its proposal to increase its capability for redistributing...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135379 on incinerators, for what reason the revised permit issued to...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which incinerator operators hold (a) permits and (b) revised permits that require them to monitor emissions of (a) PM10, (b)...

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's summary of responses to its Consultation on the Review of the Non Commercial Movement of...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March to Question 132028 on Food Supply, whether his Department has made contingency plans in...

      Agriculture: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the National Farmers' Union and (b) other stakeholders on the use of drones...

      National Parks Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many members of each of the boards of National Park authorities live in (a) London, (b) Tyne and Wear, (c) Merseyside,...

      Assistance Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations he has received from Police and Crime Commissioners on the potential merits of bringing forward...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of animal rescue homes in England.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the levels of bovine tuberculosis in West Sussex.

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the bio-security protocols are for the transport of live animals from TB hot spot to non-hot spot areas.

      Fishing Catches: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effects on fishermen of the EU discard ban coming into full force in 2019.

  • Home Office

    • Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been detained for periods longer than 28 days at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre since 2010.

    • Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-UK nationals have been removed from (a) Scotland and (b) Northern Ireland; and for what reasons each of those people were...

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings she has held with black majority church leaders to discuss her Department's arrangements for the Windrush generation.

      Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in the Windrush generation have paid fees to secure (a) citizenship and (b) indefinite leave to remain.

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in May 2018.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Unemployment: Dyspraxia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with dyspraxia who are (a) unemployed and (b) not in training or further education.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Ofcom: Conflict of Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what policies are in place to avoid conflicts of interest between the role of the chair and deputy chair of Ofcom and their participation in the House of Lords.

    • Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate to have been the cost to the UK economy of data breaches and malware attacks in each year since 2010; and how many UK customers were affected.

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure UK companies and customers are protected from data breaches and malware attacks, including point of sale breaches.

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact assessments they conducted when the hostile environment policy for illegal immigrants was adopted.

  • Department for Transport

    • Atol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to lay the new regulations relating to the Air Travel Organiser’s Licence scheme; and when those regulations need to be in force.

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