Written answers

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many contractors currently employed by his Department are paid £1,000 or more per day.

    • Govia Thameslink Railway: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure lessons are learned from the roll-out of the new Govia Thameslink Railway before South Western Railway's...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the procurement of an aircraft for use when discharging the duties...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contractors currently employed by his Department are paid £1,000 or more per day.

    • Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what means his Department collects information on the preferences for care for people at the end of life since the discontinuation of...

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has formal associate...

      Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have received a diagnosis of persistent postural-perceptual dizziness in each of the last five years.

      Sunscreens: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department provides guidance for patients on the use of sun cream containing chemicals that may affect breast tissue.

      Food: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that food manufacturers reduce sugar content in their products.

      Doctors: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer to 23 May 2018 to Question 144877 on Doctors: Convictions, if he will work with the General Medical Council to...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference his reply to the letter of 17 May 2018 from the hon. Member for Halton and pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2018 to...

      Spinal Injuries: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for treatment is for spinal patients living in the Borough of Halton.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many meetings he had his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser between 1 January and 31 March 2018.

      Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 April 2018 to question 136542 on health: finance, how much funding from the public purse allocated to...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what work his Department is undertaking with local authorities to increase access to cervical screening at sexual health clinics.

      Coeliac Disease

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

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Spring Budget 2017, what assessment his Department has made of the effect that the additional funding has had on (a)...

      Better Care Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124751, (a) how many and (b) which local areas do not have approved Better Care...

      Better Care Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2018 to Question 124751, how much funding for social care was delivered through the Better Care Fund...

      Better Care Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the innovation and Better Care Fund element of the additional £2 billion funding for social care announced in...

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total expenditure was on NHS dental services (a) gross and (b) net of patient charge revenue in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total expenditure was on the salaried primary dental care services in each of the last five years; and what proportion of that...

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent on NHS hospital dental services, excluding oral maxillofacial surgery in each of the last five years; and what...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many General Dental Service contracts were terminated by the contract holder in each of the last five years by Local Area Team.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the number of children born each year in the UK suffering from Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of NHS services for sufferers of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

      Parkinson's Disease: Mental Health

      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 recommendations of the mental health matters too...

  • Attorney General

    • Sexual Offences: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2018 to Question 131392 on Sexual Offences: Newcastle upon Tyne, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Spicer Review on...

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Education

    • Isle of Wight Studio School: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Schools Commissioner was first informed of the intention to close Studio School Isle of Wight.

    • Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to meet the deadline of September 2019 for the introduction of compulsory relationships and sex education lessons in...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the sustainability of funding levels for early years provision.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will review funding for rape crisis centres and make an assessment implications for (a) the perceived independence and (b) the advocacy role of...

    • Administration of Justice

      What steps his Department is taking to improve access to justice.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of rates of pay for criminal legal aid.

      Reoffenders

      What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of offenders participating in work in the community on reducing rates of reoffending.

  • Treasury

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his single departmental plan, what targets he has set to (a) reduce the time it takes to hire, (b)...

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his single departmental plan, what targets he has set to develop a Core Curriculum with an enhanced...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 23 May 2018 to Question 145264 on Buildings: Fire Prevention, if he will publish the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 136, as amended by the Local Authorities (Capital Finance (Consequential, Transitional and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army Foundation College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many students at AFC Harrogate had origin addresses in (a) Wales, (b) England and (c) Scotland in each of the last five years.

    • Armed Forces: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of innovative fuel technologies in the defence sector.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Furs: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will seek legal advice on whether the UK can introduce a ban on the import of fur while the UK is a member of the EU.

    • Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish its response to the Draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to provide correspondence in British Sign Language (BSL) to people whose principal language is BSL.

    • Human Trafficking: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department’s memorandum of understanding with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to extend the remit of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to social care.

      Sexual Offences: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the risk of sexual exploitation that lodgers and those renting private rooms are exposed to.

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff have been employed by his Department in each month since June 2016.

      Crimes of Violence: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of violent crime in the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.

      Hate Crime: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the 12 per cent rise in recorded hate crimes in the West Midlands in the last year, and if he...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what provision he has made to deal with the potential increase in demand for capacity resulting from (a) victims having their support...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour in Barnsley.

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals for an offensive weapons Bill.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is his Department's policy that EU residents who are acting as carers and will have been living in the UK lawfully and...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on the settled status system for EU nationals after the UK leaves the EU.

      Migrant Workers: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to enable Commonwealth migrants to work in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Immigration: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Members of Parliament and (b) staff working for Members of Parliament that communicated on...

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which company or Government facility prints biometric residence permits for his Department.

      Immigrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to (a) identify visa applicants wrongly accused of cheating in the TOIEC English language test, (b)...

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain have been rejected as a result of evidence included in previous applications being...

      Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons his Department did not respond to the Independent Monitoring Board at Campsfield House Immigration Removal Centre Annual...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department's process of sending voluntary withdrawal forms to asylum-seeking minors was introduced; when his Department has...

      Junior Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of NHS trusts to secure Tier 2 visas for junior doctors in disciplines that are not...

  • Wales Office

  • Scotland Office

  • Cabinet Office

    • Personal Income

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the median income of non-retired households was in 2016-17.

    • Living Wage: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people in (i) Vale of Clwyd constituency, (ii) North Wales and (iii) Wales who...

      Birth Rate

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the annual birth rate has been since 2003.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for Transport

    • Ports: Roads

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Highways England road schemes being progressed through Road Investment Strategies 1 and 2 will improve connectivity to major ports in England.

    • Ports: Roads

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent they consider the study of England's port connectivity when making future road scheme investment decisions.

      Lower Thames Crossing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Lower Thames Crossing will enhance connectivity to the (1) Channel Tunnel, (2) Port of Dover, (3) Port of Felixstowe, (4) Port of Tilbury, and (5) DP...

      Ports: Roads

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the possible disruption of cargo flows through the Channel ports as a result of the UK leaving the EU is a material consideration when deciding which new...

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether trade will be factored into the assessment criteria for deciding which road schemes to progress; and if so, when.

      Lower Thames Crossing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the decision by Highways England to remove the Tilbury link road from the Lower Thames Crossing scheme was made; and on what basis that decision was made.

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what remit they have agreed with the operator of the East Coast Main Line franchise.

      East Coast Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the management team responsible for the new East Coast Main Line franchise.

      Southern: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of Southern Rail is owned by SNCF; and whether they have made any representations to the government of France about the poor performance of...

      Train Operating Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many train operating companies are currently operating on UK rail routes; of those, how many are foreign-owned; and whether this proportion is of concern.

      Bus Services: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 2 May (HL7495), what assessment they have made of whether any additional money has been spent on supporting...

      Network Rail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, or intend to make, of the impact of the proposed sale of National Rail's non-operational portfolio on small businesses and local...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Burma regarding the recent escalation of military violence against civilians in Kachin and Shan states;...

    • Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the conviction of (1) Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-Ching on the charge of illegal assembly while they were conducting their duties in...

      Iran: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the UN for an investigation to be launched in the concealment, damage and destruction of mass graves in Iran, as recommended...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of civilian casualties arising from recent Syrian and Russian airstrikes on the Palestinian Yarmouk camp near Damascus.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights concerning the humanitarian situation in the Yarmouk camp.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have referred the situation of the siege of the Yarmouk camp to the UN Security Council.

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible commission of crimes against humanity based on the assaults on the residents of the Yarmouk camp.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of Israeli soldiers shooting clearly marked medical personnel tending wounded...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of Israeli soldiers shooting press representatives and children during the protests...

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the use of arms approved for sale to Israel.

      Omar Shakir

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the deportation of Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director, Human Rights Watch.

      Spain: Gibraltar Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Spain about the provision of an access point from the Spanish side of the border into Gibraltar Airport.

      Turkey: Cluster Munitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to discuss with the government of Turkey, through NATO and other channels, its alleged use of illegal cluster-weapons, in particular at...

      Convention on Cluster Munitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the government of Turkey and other non-signatories about the ratification of the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions.

      Turkey: Election Observers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the Council of Europe and other independent agencies will be sending observers to monitor...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the short and long-term consequences for the UK and Europe of any collapse of the 1987 US–Russian Intermediate-Range...

      Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to continue to honour the UK’s responsibilities as a guarantor power under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee; whether they consider...

      Cyprus: Offshore Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the principle that all Cypriots should benefit equally from any potential income from oil and gas reserves adjacent to the island...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of human rights and religious rights in China.

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of allegations of the brainwashing of Muslims in internment programmes in China.

      Colombia: Dams

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Colombia about the flooding of the Hidroituango hydro-electric dam scheduled for 1 July, given its...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, or are planning to make, to the government of Colombia regarding the recent killings of two environmental human rights...

      Burundi: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Burundi following the Constitutional Referendum there on 17 May.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Civil Servants: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the absence of a First and deputy First Minister for Northern Ireland, who is the Head of the Northern Ireland civil service currently accountable to.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the time allowed for cases of clinical negligence to be brought on behalf of women harmed by pelvic mesh; and what assessment they...

    • Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the effectiveness of the Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool in identifying speech, language and communication needs.

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 16 April (HL6830), how many people accessed diabetes education programmes in (1) each Clinical...

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 16 April (HL6830), what consideration they have given to utilising technology, including apps, better...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure equitable access to (1) insulin pumps, and (2) other diabetes technologies, across England.

      Diabetes: Preventive Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recent diabetes prevention week in April, (1) how many people participated, (2) what plans they have to build on the programme in 2019, and (3)...

      NHS: Handbooks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 25 January (HL4794), what amendments they have made, or intend to make, to the wording on patient...

      Drugs: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the UK Medicines Verification Organisation about its policy of requiring companies who are Marketing Authorisation Holders...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 15 May (HL7468), upon what scientific evidence the promotion of cognitive behaviour therapy and graded...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that there is a comprehensive and measurable hepatitis C elimination plan in place, with clear lines of accountability, to...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that currently under-served groups, such as people who inject drugs and those in prisons, are included in the elimination plan for...

      Prisoners: Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that all new prisoners are offered a test for hepatitis C and have rapid access to care.

      Hepatitis: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that all prisoners in England with hepatitis C can receive the treatment they require, including if they are moved between...

  • Department for International Development

    • Venezuela: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support Venezuelan women and children during the current shortages of food and medicine and the child malnutrition crisis...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many public bodies met the target of 2.3 per cent of their workforce being apprentices by the end of the first year of the apprenticeship levy in March 2018;...

    • Department for Education: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the workforce at the Department for Education were undertaking apprenticeships at the end of March 2018.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Funerals: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish further details on how the Children's Funeral Fund for England will operate; and if so, when.

    • Young Offenders: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Youth Justice Board about the recommendations in the report by I CAN and the Royal College of Speech and Language...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the provision by local authorities of health, social and fitness programmes connected to accommodation for homeless people; and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk from attack by the Taliban on Afghan interpreters who have worked for the UK or its allies; how low they estimate such...

    • Armed Forces: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking with allies and relevant international bodies to improve the protection of translators and interpreters in conflict and post-conflict zones.

      Armed Forces: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to keep a register of personnel they employ as interpreters in conflict or post-conflict zones and to record the details of any deaths of or...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Hearing Impairment: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to setting up a free-to-access video relay service for public services in England; and what assessment they have made of...

    • Government Departments: Sign Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they recognise sign language as a valid and legal means of communication with all Government departments.

      Sign Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support any proposed legislation to give recognition to British and Irish Sign Language on the same basis as Welsh, Gaelic and Cornish.

      Sign Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spend in supporting sign language users across the UK.

      Natural Gas: Engineers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the training of gas engineers.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which section 6 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 applies to artificial intelligence or machine...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Lead: Ammunition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to reduce the poisoning of humans and animals through ingesting lead ammunition deposited by public bodies or third parties acting under...

    • Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on sharing unused cod and other fisheries quotas with inshore fishermen.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Private Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which functions of the immigration department of the Home Office are carried out by private contractors; and in each case, who are those contractors.

    • Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the reasons someone might be banned from re-entry to the UK following voluntary departure, in addition to those listed in the guidance published in April...

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each of the last five calendar years, what percentage of victims of modern slavery who have made an application for discretionary leave to remain following a...

      Asylum: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to places of worship that provide sanctuary for asylum seekers regardless of their immigration status.

      Asylum: Croydon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum interviews were held at the Croydon premium service centre in each of the last six months.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were prosecuted in (1) 2016, and (2) 2017, for assisting asylum seekers whose claims had failed.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum claims are currently waiting to be processed.

      Homicide: Reoffenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 26 July 2017, how many people were killed by individuals who had previously been convicted of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review secondary legislation on access to electoral registers to ensure that the Data Protection Bill, once in force, will not negatively...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what categories of arms were sold to Israel in the last two years for which data are available; and whether they included sniper rifles or the component parts of...

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