Written answers

Friday, 18 May 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Dial-a-Ride: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 3.14 of his Department's consultation on the use of section 19 and section 22 permits for road passenger transport in...

    • Cycling: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding he plans to make available from the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy to increase the use of electric bikes.

      Cycling: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using the Cycle to Work Scheme to support the uptake of electric bikes.

      Cycling: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate improved access to and greater uptake of electric bikes in the UK.

      Cycling: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of an increase in the uptake of electric bikes on air quality and congestion.

      Lakes Railway Line: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of Northern Rail’s performance of running the Lakes line in Cumbria (a) between February and April 2018, (b) the...

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers of his Department and (c) officials of his Department have had with the Department of Health and Social Care on...

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has requested updated advice from the Medical Advisory Panel on Driving and Visual Disorders on whether or not to allow glucose monitors...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of effect on the local population of the recent Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on the business...

    • Bangladesh: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that there is election monitoring (a) in the run-up to and (b) during the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Malnutrition and Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to tackle (a) malnutrition and (b) obesity in acute and community settings.

    • Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost on the public purse in compensation for the next of kin of women who died from breast cancer after...

  • Department for International Development

    • Charities: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the level of sexual exploitation within the aid sector; and what steps the Government is taking to...

    • Yemen: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment she has made of the effect of the blockade in Yemen on the supply and trucking of water across that country.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children with development co-ordination disorder there are in primary school.

    • Pupils: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of school children with visual impairments who are subject to (a) Education Health Care Plans...

      Apprentices: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many universities are registered as apprenticeship providers in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland.

      T-levels: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish a response to the feedback on his consultation on the implementation of T-level programmes; and if he will ensure that his...

      T-levels: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote the (a) awareness of and (b) the changes relating to T-Levels.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that T-level (a) routes are sufficiently flexible to enable learners to change course and (b) qualifications are...

      Apprentices: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to make low income apprentices with children eligible for the (a) Care to Learn Scheme and (b) Childcare Grant.

      Children's Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April 2018 to Question 136295 on Children’s Centres: Closures, what assessment has been made of the potential...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Animal Welfare: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many animal cruelty (a) offences and (b) convictions there have been in Kent in each year since 2010.

  • Prime Minister

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to her oral contribution of 9 May 2018, Official Report, column 677, what the evidential basis was for her statement that the only people being investigated...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) desktop, (b) laptop and (c) tablet computers were lost by his Department in the years (i) 2015-16, (ii) 2016-17 and (iii) 2017-18.

    • Tornado Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 April 2018 to question 136899, if he will provide details of the minimum safe height/sink rate/speed/bank angle envelope,...

      Ministry of Defence: Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the protected nuclear safety baseline staff complement numbers are for each of the nuclear authorities within his Department; and how many...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Airbus (a) H135 and (b) H145 helicopters his Department has purchased for use as training aircraft.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Orkney and Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what legal identity is planned to be in place to prevent EU vessels operating inside the Orkney and Shetland 12 nautical...

    • Furs: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of animal welfare in fur farms in (a) Poland, (b) Finland, (c) China and (d)...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Caernarfon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many departmental jobs are being transferred from the Welsh Government building in Caernarfon to the site at Victoria Dock.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the establishment of UK-wide frameworks for agriculture after the UK leaves the EU.

      European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) legislation and (b) regulations govern the UK government’s ability to provide match funding for European...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many male staff of his Department have taken shared parental leave; and what the average length of that leave was.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from local authorities on their use of reserves; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Employment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of people with hearing impairments who are (a) in work and (b) in training or further education.

    • Unemployment: Visual Impairment

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

      Employment: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of school leavers and adults with visual impairments who are in (a) work (b) training and (c) further education.

      Employment: Dyslexia

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of school leavers and adults with dyslexia who are (a) in work and (b) in training or further education.

      European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has taken steps to prepare for holding the 2019 European Elections.

  • Department for Transport

    • Biofuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the amount of fuel made from used cooking oil and other waste products.

    • Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the provision of  rural bus services in rural communities.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were interviewed for the recent appointment of Chair of the Charity Commission; who conducted the interviews; and whether a candidate was...

    • Charity Commission: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual salary and expenses of the Chair of the Charity Commission.

      Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the Chair of the Charities Commission has suitable experience of the Third Sector.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sobriety Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to expand the reach of the Alcohol Abstinence Monitoring Requirement.

    • Ministry of Justice: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cloud services contracts that were previously delivered by British cloud services providers for the Ministry of Justice are now delivered by...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Corruption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the Department for International Development's (DfID) budget was spent on anti-corruption support for developing countries in (1) 2015–16,...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cloud services contracts that were previously delivered by British cloud services providers for the Northern Ireland Office are now delivered by...

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