Written answers

Friday, 22 June 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions his Department has been unable to notify Parliament of the particulars of a liability and thus fulfil the required 14...

    • Road Traffic Offences: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to undertake a review of road traffic offences and penalties to improve road safety.

      Driving Tests: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing language translation services during UK driving tests for asylum seekers.

      Ferries: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many UK (a) passengers and (b) businesses have been affected by the delay in the arrival of the Irish Ferries vessel WB Yeats on commercial routes...

      Ferries: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on maritime employment in (a) North Wales and (b) the UK of Irish Ferries’ deployment of a...

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on maritime (a) employment and (b) passenger and freight services of Stena Line’s...

      Merchant Shipping: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the enforcement of employment rights for seafarers employed on merchant ships working between the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Minimum Wage: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who have not been paid the national minimum wage are able to...

    • Members: Unpaid Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department holds information on how many hon. Members have been contacted by HMRC for advertising unpaid...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Non-governmental Organisations: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has to set up an alternative fund or to increase existing funding made available to UK registered...

    • Hong Kong: Rule of Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the rule of law in Hong Kong of the interference in that juristiction's...

      Antarctic: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government plans to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if will place in the Library the (a) outcomes and (b) resulting changes from NHS England’s inquiry into type 1 diabetes structured...

    • Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to promote musculoskeletal health.

      Deficiency Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the proportion of people who are deficient in essential vitamins and minerals.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the childhood obesity plan will be published; and whether it will include plans to increase the (a) promotion and (b) marketing of...

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that community podiatry services have sufficient numbers of podiatrists to meet patient demand.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that women (a) with a physical disability and (b) who are otherwise house or bed-bound are...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the availability of specialist cervical screening services for women who have experienced sexual violence.

      Diabetes: Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are in place for that national roll-out of the digital interventions being piloted as part of the NHS Diabetes Prevention...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department is providing to the UNAIDS HIV Prevention 2020 Road Map.

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what preparations her Department is making ahead of the high-level meeting on universal health coverage agreed by the UN General...

      Africa and Asia: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to improve longer term nutrition and food security for (a) women, (b) children and (c) other vulnerable...

      Developing Countries: Natural Disasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the UK Government is taking to ensure that the response to early warnings of climate disasters addresses the needs of the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to terminate community rehabilitation company contracts in 2020.

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the value for money of community rehabilitation company contracts and the effect of those contracts on...

      Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many community rehabilitation companies have submitted evidence to his Department citing financial difficulties in providing rehabilitation services.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Investment: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Answer of 25 November 2016 to Question 53832 on Overseas Investment: Treaties, what recent steps he has taken to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last met with representatives of the RSPCA to discuss animal welfare.

    • Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to review the UK's fishing quotas.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2018 to Question 146176 on procurement, what the daily rate of pay is of each of those...

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans for Clause 1 and Clause 2 of the draft Animal Welfare (Sentencing and Recognition of Sentience) Bill to be...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he is having with representatives of the fishing industry on the future implications of the discard ban and...

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to improve social mobility in each of the last seven years.

    • Immigrants: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions Windrush records were used to confirm the immigration status of UK citizens in advance of the disposal of those...

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to Questions 139023, 139024, 139025, 139026 and 139027, on immigrants: Caribbean, tabled on 26 April 2018.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who were resident in Ipswich constituency have been deported from the UK since 2011.

      Home Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to Question 142891, tabled on 10 May 2018, by the hon. Member for Edinburgh East; and what proportion of named day...

      Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many doctors from India with job offers at Warrington & Halton NHS Trust have (a) applied for and (b) been granted visas in the past...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of FTE staff in his Department in each year since 2010.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the latest NHS Female Genital Mutilation Experimental Statistics Report, published on 6 March 2018, how many (a) police...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to its consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities comply with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 to (a) eliminate discrimination...

      Serious Violence Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the announcement entitled New Taskforce to Take Action Against Violent Crime, published on 26 April 2018, (a) what the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it's consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the...

      Drugs: Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) organisations and (b) individuals his Department has held discussions with on the consumption of illegal drugs at UK music...

      Heroin: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the letter from his Department to Glasgow City Council published on 4 June 2018 on drug consumption rooms, what steps his...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) children and (b) adults referred to the National Referral Mechanism are currently waiting for a (a) reasonable grounds and (b)...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many victims of modern slavery have had their weekly allowance reduced from (a) £65 to £37.75 and (b) £65 to £17.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what date he plans to respond to the letter of the right hon. Member for Birkenhead dated 11 May 2018 on human trafficking and forced labour.

  • Treasury

    • Mortgages: Young People

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what specific plans he has to tackle the rise of mortgage debt for young people which take account of the relatively higher level of such debt than in...

    • Wholesale Trade: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many wholesalers have applied for registration under the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme since that scheme was introduced by HMRC on 1 January 2016.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has estimated the cost of implementing safe standing areas at football stadiums.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) public, (2) private, (3) self-regulatory, and (4) other bodies have regulatory responsibility for companies, company law, corporate governance,...

    • Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which non-statutory bodies, including the Takeover Panel and Financial Reporting Council, have been given statutory powers under the Companies Act 2006 and other...

      New Businesses: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make it easier for female entrepreneurs to secure capital.

      Rolls-Royce: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will support people affected by the recent decision by Rolls-Royce to cut 4,600 jobs across the UK over the next two years.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Absent Parents: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of suicides since 2000 of separated fathers compared to those of separated mothers.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why their Framework for the UK–EU Partnership: Transport, published on 7 June, does not cover the rail sector to the same level of detail as the...

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they anticipate that any dispute regarding the UK's payment of its share of EU liabilities upon departure from the EU will be adjudicated upon by...

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