Written answers

Friday, 27 July 2018

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Offshore Industry: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the oil and gas sector on the inclusion of developing...

    • Offshore Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on the oil and gas sector deal.

      Offshore Industry: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 21st Century Exploration Roadmap Palaeozoic Project on the...

      Alternative Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Public Accounts Committee report on renewable heat incentive in Great Britain published on 16 May...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has received representations on the arrest of an Iranian diplomat in Germany on charges related to a foiled plot...

    • Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential perpetrators of the plot against the Iran Freedom – The Alternative...

      Burma: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to support the drafting of a resolution at the UN Security Council to refer the situation...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which organisations received a portion of the £64 million that was spent in Syria through the Conflict Stability and...

      Cambodia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the validity of reports of (a) human rights violations, (b) increased restraints on media...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps is he taking to obtain a full response from the Government of Israel that the investigation into that...

      Antarctic: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of the creation of the Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary for...

      Occupied Territories: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what information he holds on recent reports of refusal by Israel to grant residency permits and visas to foreign nationals who...

      Occupied Territories: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on access to the Occupied Palestinian Territories for...

      Occupied Territories: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will seek assurances from Israeli immigration officials that access to the Occupied Palestinian Territories for...

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children (a) with special education needs, (b) in care and (c) on a child protection plan attended (i) maintained nursery schools,...

    • Pupil Exclusions: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children excluded for 2017-18 were children with special educational needs or disabilities; and what proportion of such children...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many maintenance requests in total have been outstanding throughout the prison estate on 1 January in each year since 2010.

    • Berwyn Prison: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what lessons his Department has learned from the construction of HMP Berwyn for future prison construction.

      Prisons: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timetable is for a forensic water investigation in prison service properties as set out in the Crown Commercial Service’s agreement.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Royal Docks: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he last met the Mayor of London to discuss the regeneration of the Royal Docks.

    • Silvertown Quays: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will convene a meeting with the (a) Mayor of London, (b) Mayor of Newham and (c) local hon Members to discuss...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to publish a land warfare strategy.

    • Spain: Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the future launch of the S-80-class submarine by the Spanish Navy, what steps he is taking to ensure that Spain respects the national...

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his Department's announcement of 18 July 2018 on the new medal to recognise the fight against Daesh, if he publish the countries where...

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons expenditure on equipment support is falling when major new equipment is being brought into service.

      Veterans: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Scottish armed forces veterans have died as a result of suicide in the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps is he taking to fill gaps in the 102 specialist armed forces pinch point trades where there are shortfalls in skilled personnel.

      Armed Forces: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he has made on introducing measures to provide tax relief for armed forces personnel stationed in Scotland who are subject to that...

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether planned Royal Navy Type 31 frigates will be able to operate in the extreme climate conditions found in northern waters and the arctic region.

      HMY Iolaire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will agree to calls from representatives and organisations in the Western Isles that the wreck of HMY Iolaire be designated a...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to improve mental health support for (a) veterans and (b) serving Military personnel in North East England.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance his Department provides on deciding whether a full-time carer should be expected to look for work despite their caring...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of universal credit claimants who did not qualify for a payment as a result of receiving...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Opencast Mining: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment, if he will make an assessment of the...

    • Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to reduce the number of animals that one person can transport to the UK under the Pet Travel Scheme after...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report, Preparing for a drier future, England’s water infrastructure needs, published by the...

      Pets: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the introduction of a database to log pets' (a) microchip numbers,...

      Animals: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if will develop a tracking system to trace all the movements of animals transported (a) from EU member states to the UK and...

      Disease Control: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy to continue to share information with European countries in the event of a disease...

      Horses: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the free movement provision on equines under the Tripartite Agreement with France and Ireland is planned to continue...

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce specific requirements to ensure the welfare of dogs and cats transported to the UK under the Pets...

      Horses: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy to continue to implement and enforce equine identification after the UK leaves the EU.

      Veterinary Medicine: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the continuation of the agreements for the approval of veterinary medicinal products from...

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Pet Travel Scheme, when his Department last reviewed the effectiveness of the Animal and Plant Health...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will assess the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to prohibit the export of live animals from...

      Fisheries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has met with (a) the Scottish Government and (b) representatives of the Scottish fishing industry to...

      Seafood: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Scottish Government on the Seafood 2040 framework and the relevance of...

      Seafood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department’s policy is on funding for the seafood processing sector after the conclusion of the 2014-2020...

      European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to spend the remaining £6.4 million from the 2014-2020 European Marine and Fisheries Fund.

      Seafood: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much of the £4.9 million from the 2014-2020 European Marine and Fisheries Fund that his Department has spent on...

      Seafood: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Scottish Government on support for the Scottish seafood...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department’s policy is on common frameworks facilitating cross-border trade and cross-border supply chains in...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to reintroduce a seasonal agricultural workers scheme.

      Water: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has been taking to reduce water consumption since May 2018.

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: East Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure immigration authorities adequately assess the safety risks of returning people to (a) Sudan...

    • Immigration: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to publish his Department's consultation on landing cards.

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to conduct a public consultation on his Department's hostile environment policies.

      UK Border Force: London Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK Border Force officers were employed at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Stansted and (d) Luton airports in each year since 2010.

      UK Border Force: London Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many days were lost to sick leave by UK Border Force officers at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick, (c) Stansted and (d) Luton airports in each...

      Immigration: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time taken was for young migrants on limited leave to remain to achieve settled status in the most recent period...

      Immigration: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department is taking steps to reduce the length of time required for settled status for young migrants on limited leave to remain.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, at what rate the immigration health surcharge has been set in each year since its inception.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrants have been refused limited leave to remain, having previously been granted it for one or more years in each of the last 10...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what emergency measures his Department has put in place whose application for asylum seekers for asylum support and whose application has...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will undertake a review of defined areas in regulatory animal testing that includes the use of second species and multiple routes of...

      Refugees: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the yearly variation in the number of applications granted for refugee status from refugees...

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has plans to increase the immigration health surcharge.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding his Department spends from the proceeds of crime to support people affected by drug related harm.

      Free Movement of People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he plans to control immigration to the UK from the EU while while also protecting the uninhibited movement of people between Ireland and...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been stopped and searched in the last five years; and of those people, how many have been subsequently (a) arrested and...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of local festivals on the growth of local tourism.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: World Cup

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of a joint bid to host the 2030 Football World Cup comprising the Football Associations of England, Ireland,...

    • Gambling: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to commissioning research into gambling-related suicides to ensure that sufficient information is available about such deaths.

      Lotteries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 16 July ( HL Deb, col 1126) that "current evidence suggests that while players see the two types of...

      Museums and Galleries: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they have taken, following the ruling of the Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith, to ensure that workers in museums and...

      Gambling: Credit Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of a ban on the use of credit cards for all forms of gambling, especially in regard to online gambling; and whether...

      Social Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are working to promote social enterprise.

      Broadband: Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the poor broadband speeds in some areas of the UK's conurbations, cities, and towns.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Marine Protected Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 9 July (HL8894), what assessment they have made of the information published by the Lundy...

    • Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation by the National Infrastructure Commission to introduce a target of 65 per cent recycling of municipal waste by...

      Ivory

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated total number of items in the UK which fall within the Ivory Bill's definition of pre-1947 items with low ivory content.

      Hippopotamus: Zambia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal for a cull of hippos to be conducted by trophy hunters on the Luangwa River in Zambia.

      Hippopotamus: Ivory

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the proposal for a cull of hippos to be conducted by trophy hunters on the Luangwa River in Zambia, whether they will bring forward consultation...

      Hippopotamus: Zambia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact the proposed cull of hippos to be conducted by trophy hunters on the Luangwa River in Zambia will have on the ban on...

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