Written answers

Friday, 1 June 2018

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding was allocated from the public purse to dementia research in 2016-17.

  • Attorney General

    • Brexit

      To ask the Attorney General, what information he holds on the timetable for the Supreme Court hearing on the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127841, on Army: Recruitment, if he will publish (a) a copy of the digital file or a link to each...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent plastic waste from entering the seas around the UK.

    • Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department made an assessment of the effect of the ban on disposable plastic straws on disabled people.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the news release entitled Thousands of voters turned away from polling stations in mandatory ID trials, published by the Electoral...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Food and Drinks: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a 9.00pm watershed for TV advertisements for food and...

    • Social Media: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to help tackle illegal behaviour on social media platforms.

      Nutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the consumption patterns of 5 to 15 year olds as a result of advertising aimed a...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Facebook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many meetings members of his Department has had with Facebook on safeguarding since the EU Referendum in June 2016.

  • Home Office

    • Drugs: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to tackle the problem of "cuckooing".

    • Drugs: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of children "going country" to deliver drugs.

      Gangs: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to help young people exit gangs.

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many registrations for British citizenship for children at a fee of £1,012 they anticipate processing in 2018–19; and how much they estimate (1)...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Henley on 10 January 2012 and 13 March 2012 (HL14312 and HL16133), how many members of Home Office staff have...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons have been drawn from the conviction and sentence to 15 years imprisonment in April of Shamsu Iqbal an official in the immigration department of the...

      Crime: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what statistics they have about the level of crime in the UK over three years committed by (1) Albanians, (2) Kosovars, and (3) Macedonians.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Dulwich Hamlet Football Club

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in appointing an independent mediator to seek a way forward in the dispute involving Southwark Council, Meadow Partners and...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Carillion: Company Accounts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the independence of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) investigation into the accounts and audit of Carillion for the years to...

    • Companies: Ownership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of historical British business brands that are owned by companies registered outside the UK.

      Nuclear Power: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further stages the UK's nuclear cooperation agreement with the United States has to pass before final ratification by both countries; and how long they...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 27 March (HL6294), what has been the outcome of their follow up with the government of Belgium...

    • Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of claims in the report Training Torturers published by Reprieve and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy that...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the alleged link between taxpayer-funded technical assistance programmes to Bahrain that started in 2012 and the decline in human...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the names of the implementers and beneficiaries of the taxpayer-funded technical assistance programme to Bahrain.

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of UK-funded oversight bodies in Bahrain such as the Ombudsman for the Ministry of the Interior.

      Iran: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of Iranian Sufi Gonabadi Dervishes being arrested and the treatment by Iranian authorities of Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh.

      Turkey: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many representations they have made to the government of Turkey regarding individuals detained in prison in the last year.

      NATO Enlargement: Georgia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy position at the forthcoming NATO summit on Georgia's aspiration to join NATO.

      NATO Enlargement: Ukraine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy position at the forthcoming NATO summit on Ukraine's aspiration to join NATO.

      Saudi Arabia: Qatar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to resolve the dispute and to resume diplomatic relations between them.

      Saudi Arabia: Qatar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the Kuwait-led peace initiative between Qatar and the Saudi Arabian-led coalition.

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other relevant parties to set up an independent, transparent investigation into all cases of death and injury in Gaza since 30...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Prime Minister last discussed the future of the two-state solution with (1) the President of the United States, and (2) the Israeli Prime Minister.

      Iraq: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have made of the effect the victory of Muqtada al-Sadr in Iraq's parliamentary elections of 12 May will have on UK–Iraq relations and on...

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current situation in eastern Ukraine and the Donbass region following the failure of the ceasefire agreed on 26 March by the...

      Turkey: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote democratic values and international human rights obligations being upheld in Turkey before, and after, forthcoming elections.

      Turkey: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific measures they are taking to encourage free and fair elections in Turkey, and in particular to protect freedom of speech.

      Turkey: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations on behalf of any named detained Turkish writers, journalists and opposition leaders in the last 12 months.

      EU Enlargement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the recent EU summit in Sofia has strengthened their support for EU enlargement, and in particular the candidacy of Albania and Macedonia.

      Balkans: Rule of Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to reduce the incidence of crime and corruption and to promote the rule of law in the Western Balkans.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the long-term governance of Syria; and, in particular, whether they still consider that President Assad should only remain in...

      Russia: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK ambassador to Russia attended the recent swearing-in ceremony of President Putin; and if not, which extenuating circumstances prevented him from...

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Cameroon to (1) end its military response to protests in Cameroon’s South West and North West...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to protect the population of swifts in the UK and to ensure that the swift is not among those species given red list conservation...

    • Flood Control: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they will make available in 2019–20 for nature-based solutions to reduce future flood risk in the UK, as recommended in the United Nations...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the percentage of fish caught within the UK's territorial waters that is caught by British registered fishing boats.

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