Written answers

Friday, 25 May 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Driverless Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Transport of 14 May 2018, Official Report, column 99, if he will make an...

    • Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to bring forward the ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles from 2040 to 2030.

      Road Traffic: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional funding his Department is providing to reduce congestion in York.

      A120: Clacton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the local economy in Clacton of dualling the A120.

      Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many contractors have been employed by his Department for (a) up to one year, (b) between one and five years, (c) between five and 10 years and...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to update passenger demand forecast models to reflect technological advances in the aviation sector; and if he will make statement.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to encourage the distribution of long-haul aviation traffic around the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much compensation has been disbursed from the public purse to home-owners who are affected by the High Speed Two project in Leicestershire to date.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) feasibility and (b) potential merits of completing work on the Northern Powerhouse Rail at the same time as...

      Railways: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of routing Northern Powerhouse Rail through Bradford.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Transport for the North on the proposed route of Northern Powerhouse Rail.

      Heathrow Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the expansion at Heathrow Airport on the (a) sustainability and (b) capacity of regional airports.

      Heathrow Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential restrictions that will be required on the expansion of regional airports in order to...

      Airports: Environmental Impact Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to develop the Government's methods of assessment of the environmental impacts of airport expansion.

      Heathrow Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimates he has made of the level of financial support from the public purse that would be necessary to facilitate the construction of a third...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made on the effect of the development of aircraft technology on the future role of hub airports.

      Public Transport: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to introduce discounts for family groups to use public transport.

      Aviation: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average flight time is between (a) London City airport and Glasgow and (b) Glasgow and London City airport.

      Road Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to support local authorities to hold to account utility companies that fail to reinstate the original road or...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the evidential basis is for his decision to curtail development of renewable energy.

    • Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the evidential basis is for his proposal to ban new onshore wind farms.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government plans to invest in renewable energy in 2018-2019; and whether this figure is an increase from...

      Pubs Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many cases have been submitted to the Office of the Pub Code Adjudicator; and how many such cases have been...

      Tidal Power: Swansea Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on negotiations with Welsh Assembly Government on the Swansea Tidal Lagoon Project; and if he...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of the construction of further tidal lagoons.

      Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what interest rate for finance under the Northern Powerhouse was offered to successful bidders by local authority...

      Solar Power: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy what assessment he has made of the potential effects on the small-scale renewables industry of introducing (a) tax...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many staff from his Department or seconded from other Ministerial Departments have been assigned to roles in the (a)...

    • Kosovo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the UK's financial contribution to the budgets of the (a) United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, (b)...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he will make an assessment of the implications for the Government's policies of the conclusions of the the paper, Northern Ireland...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many learning disability nurses have been employed by the NHS in each year since 2010.

    • Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the underspend for NHS dentist services was in the (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17 and (d) 2017-18 financial years.

      Kidney Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of access to EU dialysis services for people travelling abroad after the UK has left the EU;...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the administration of mifepristone and misoprostol during a medical abortion will continue to be medically...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many complications resulting from medical abortions were reported in the UK in 2017.

      Mental Health Act 1983 Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work undertaken to date by the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the annual statistics published by NHS Digital entitled Inpatients Formally Detained in Hospitals Under the Mental...

      National Survey of Bereaved People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the next publication of the National Survey of Bereaved People (VOICES).

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of veterans that have received mental health support in each of the last five years.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to support people with young-onset dementia.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his Department's policies of the the recommendations of the fix dementia care...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Care Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have reached a 75 per cent formal diagnosis rate for dementia; and what support his Department...

  • Department for Education

    • Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's announcement of 30 April 2018 on early language skills, what best practice his Department has identified for the...

    • Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) all children and (b) children eligible for free school meals reached a good level of development at the age of five in Colne...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Oral Answer of the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation to the hon. Member for Battersea of 14 May 2018,...

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Oral Answer of the Minister for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation to the hon. Member for Battersea of 14 May 2018,...

      Sure Start Programme: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of money spent from the public purse on Sure Start in (a) 1997, (b) 2007, (c) 2010 and (d) 2017.

      Education: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of money spent from the public purse on education in (a) 1997, (b) 2007, (c) 2010 and (d) 2017.

      Free Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked-after children were refused a place at a free school in each of the last three years; and which free schools have refused to admit...

      York College: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding from the public purse was allocated to York College in each of the last 10 years.

      York College: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much per pupil funding for students was allocated to York College in each of the last 10 years.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much per pupil funding was allocated to each primary school in York in each of the last 10 years.

      Adoption: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have made claims to the Adoption Support Fund in York; and what the average award has been for such claims from that fund in each of...

      First Aid: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools provide first aid training to all pupils in (a) York and (b) UK.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of families in (a) Coventry and (b) Coventry South constituency are in receipt of 15-hours a week free childcare for three and...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding was provided per pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in the West Midlands in each year...

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of primary school pupils were in receipt of free school meals in (a) Coventry and (b) Coventry South constituency in each...

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many places there are in children's homes in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry.

      Nurseries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to protect nurseries from closure as a result of the introduction of 30 hours of free childcare.

      Nurseries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many nurseries in each region of England have closed in each of the last 5 years.

      Special Educational Needs: Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support teaching assistants to support children with special education needs and disabilities.

      Apprentices: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage more SMEs to take on apprentices in (a) Kent, (b) Medway and (c) Gillingham and Rainham constituency.

      Apprentices: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many universities are registered as apprenticeship providers in (a) the South East and (b) Kent.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what representations he is making to (a) the EU and (b) his counterparts in EU member states on the UK's preferred options for when the...

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will publish any documents pertaining to agreements reached by the Trade and Investment Working Groups.

  • Prime Minister

    • Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Prime Minister, what discussions she has had with President Erdogan of Turkey on the violence at the Gaza Border of 14 May 2018.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civilian staff from his Department, (b) military officers and (c) other ranks have been assigned to roles in the (i) British Embassy,...

    • Bangladesh: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel from Bangladesh received training at Sandhurst Military Academy in each year since 1997; and whether any of the four...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Autumn Budget 2017, what progress her Department has made on the review of the taper rate for universal credit.

    • Unemployment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the reasons why unemployment is higher in the North East than in other regions of the UK.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of universal credit have waited for more than (a) 2 weeks, (b) 3 weeks, (c) 4 weeks, (d) 5 weeks, (e) 6 weeks, (f) 7 weeks,...

      Universal Credit: York Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in York Central constituency claim universal credit.

      Social Security Benefits: York Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants in York Central constituency have received sanctions in each of the last five years.

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the eligibility for the motability scheme to recipients of attendance...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the challenges faced by honeybees in the UK.

    • Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had on placing wildlife crime on sovereign base areas in Cyprus on the agenda for the Illegal...

      Air Pollution: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to (a) improve air quality and (b) reduce air pollution in York.

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to improve the efficiency of plastic recycling schemes.

      Fly-tipping: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle fly-tipping in urban areas.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports of immigration crime his Department received from hon. Members in each year since 2010.

    • Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to improve the processes for identifying children with rights to family reunion in the UK throughout...

      Asma al-Assad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to revoke the British citizenship held by Asma al-Assad.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department makes payments to private companies for (a) each person in custody and detention and (b) each person deported in...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many referrals has the National Crime Agency received from the Solicitors Regulation Authority in relation to potential criminal...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to improve processes for identifying children in UN-recognised refugee camps beyond Europe who have...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to consult with EU citizens resident in the UK on the new IT system and process for applying for settled...

      Labour Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he expects the final Migration Advisory Committee report assessing the impact on the UK labour market of the UK's exit from the EU to...

      Private Life: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce and (b) tackle incidences of romance fraud.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to suspend or discontinue deportation charter flights.

      Visas: South Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2017 to Question 106813 on Visas: South Asia, how many and what proportion of applications for visitor...

      Visas: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of visitor visas granted in India since 2012 in which were compassionate grounds were taken into consideration.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many privately-owned buildings identified with unsafe aluminium composite material cladding have (a) started and...

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of councils' legal (a) powers and (b) duties to compel the testing of privately-owned high...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what options he is considering to ensure that all privately-owned tower blocks remove and replace unsafe cladding.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timescale is for all the people who survived the Grenfell Tower fire to have moved into permanent new housing.

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many households in (a) Barandon Walk, (b) Testerton Walk, (c) Hurstway Walk, (d) Treadgold House and (e) Bramley...

      Grenfell Tower: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, by what date he expects households in (a) Barandon Walk, (b) Testerton Walk, (c) Hurstway Walk, (d) Treadgold House...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much local authorities have been required to pay back to HM Treasury in right to buy receipts in each financial...

      High Rise Flats: Tenure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many residential high-rise buildings there are by tenure in each local authority area in England.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 May 2018 to Question 140664 on Local Government Finance, for what reason the information...

      Affordable Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to create more affordable housing in London.

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of housing costs and supply in London on the ability of...

      Building Regulations: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to improve Building Regulations relating to (a) desktop studies and (b) other aspects of fire safety.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which companies and organisations have been invited to attend the proposed roundtable discussion on the removal and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Prime Minister

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with whom he would plan to co-ordinate the delivery of Government objectives in the event that the Prime Minister was temporarily or permanently...

    • Electoral Register: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many fixed penalty notices local authorities have issued to individuals who have failed to register to vote in each year for which data is available.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many times the Electoral Commission has used its statutory power to make recommendations to central Government to require electoral registration...

  • Treasury

    • Helicopters: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of the value added tax exemption for the sale and chartering of helicopters in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

    • Aircraft: VAT

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse has been of the value added exemption for the sale or chartering of civil aeroplanes in (a) 2015-16 and (b) 2016-17.

      Shared Ownership: Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether a first-time buyer purchasing a shared ownership resale property qualifies for the first-time buyer relief on Stamp Duty Land Tax if they elect to...

      Company Cars: Taxation

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the benefit-in-kind bands for after 2021.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) checks and (b) controls placed on goods exiting the UK destined for markets outside the EU are.

      Child Benefit

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on child benefit being paid in respect of all children in a family, regardless of their number.

      Defence Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the Treasury Approval note relating to the Defence Fire and Rescue project.

      Aerospace Industry: Research

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of corporation tax relief on research and development for aerospace-related projects claimed by the (a) University of Bristol (b) University...

      Boeing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value of claims made for capital gains roll-over relief by Boeing UK was in each of the last five financial years.

      Boeing

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of tax relief claimed by Boeing Defence UK Ltd in each of the last five financial years.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to restrict advertising of in-play sports betting; and if...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cathedrals: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ashton of Hyde on 14 May (HL Deb, col 412), what are the 57 cathedrals; and how much funding was allotted to each cathedral...

    • World War I: Anniversaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War; and whether there are plans to dedicate any lasting natural memorials.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • India: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of India about the Indian states which have passed laws criminalising religious conversions, including whether...

    • Abduljalil Abdulla al-Singace

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bahrain regarding the mistreatment in prison of Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace and allegations that he is being...

      Kosovo: Rule of Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo, in particular in establishing an independent judiciary and...

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for spending more on conflict prevention even where this may cause a reduction in conflict and post-conflict aid.

      Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to end the alleged genocide of English-speaking Cameroons; and whether they will consult with the governments of Cameroon and...

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the situation in South Sudan.

      Maung Maung Soe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Canada following that government's decision to impose targeted sanctions against Major General Maung Maung...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Middle East on 19 April (HC135976), what assessment they have made of the ability of an...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding reports of defence lawyers in Israel arguing that the prosecution of Israeli...

      Leah Sharibu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about Leah Sharibu, abducted by the Al Barnawi faction of Boko Haram on 19 February from the...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 29 December 2017 (HL4196), whether they continue to provide financial support to armed opposition...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 29 December 2017 (HL4196), whether they were also providing support to the local administration of...

      South Sudan: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the killing of ten people and the rape of others at Emmanuel College, Goli, in South Sudan; and what representations they are...

      Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 May (HL6856), whether they will commission a review into the existing legislation on genocide,...

      USA: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the United States about the current United States policy of separating children from their parents in...

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