Written answers

Monday, 30 July 2018

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Solar Power: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government spent from the public purse on (a) subsidies, (b) investment and (c) research and development...

    • Wind Power: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government spent from the public purse on (a) subsidies, (b) investment and (c) research and development...

      Wind Power: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government spent from the public purse on (a) subsidies, (b) investment and (c) research and development...

      Tidal Power: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government spent from the public purse on (a) subsidies, (b) investment and (c) research and development...

      Hydroelectric Power: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government spent from the public purse on (a) subsidies, (b) investment and (c) research and development...

      Biofuels: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much the Government spent from the public purse on (a) subsidies, (b) investment and (c) research and development...

      Manufacturing Industries: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support manufacturing jobs in (a) Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency, (b)...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his department are taking to (a) reduce fuel poverty and (b) prevent excess winter deaths in the winter of...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information he holds on how much steel is required on average to build a family car in the UK; and if he will make...

      Batteries: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many plants in the UK produce batteries for ultra low emission vehicles; and how many new such factories he...

      Digital Technology: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2018 to Question 158755 on Digital Technology: South Yorkshire, how much of that...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of recent changes in the tender for the crown marketplace purchasing platform upon the...

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that members of the public who wish to participate in the Independent Inquiry into Contaminated Blood are entitled...

  • Department for Education

    • Grammar Schools: Gloucester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupil premium students attended grammar schools in Gloucester in each of the last ten years.

    • Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many primary schools have been established on grammar school sites as a linked or feeder school (a) during 2017 and (b) since 2010.

      Schools: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for (a) secondary schools and (b) primary schools in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether universal credit payments will be made for a looked after child for periods that the child has returned home temporarily.

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made in supporting people with disabilities into work since May 2015.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of universal credit claims started but not completed.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fish: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to help preserve juvenile cod fishing stocks after the UK leaves the EU.

  • Home Office

    • Anti-slavery Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how he plans to commemorate Anti-slavery Day on 18 October 2018.

    • Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle the use of drones over (a) power plants and (b) prisons.

      Crime: South Tyneside

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the increase in the level of reported crime in South Tyneside between April 2017...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Customs and Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what contingency plans he is making in relation to UK freight transport using UK ports in the event that (a) no deal with the EU is...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) representations they are making, and (2) action they will take following the tightening of the blockade on Gaza by Israel despite the pre-existing...

    • Israel: Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the damage being done to crops in Gaza by herbicide sprays being used by Israel close to the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be a sustained focus on women and girls in developing countries in the forthcoming Department for International Development Spending Review.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Gambling: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people with prison sentences in connection with gambling-related harm.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the Green Paper on Social Housing announced on 19 September 2017.

    • Buildings: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make it mandatory for new build residential, and commercial properties to be zero carbon; and if so, when.

      Coastal Areas: Regeneration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the arts in revitalising seaside towns.

      Planning: Nature Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what account they plan to take of the Court of Justice of the European Union's judgment on 12 April (C-323/17) relating to the conservation of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of GDP they spend on UK defence, excluding pension provisions.

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Minister for Immigration on 16 July (HC Deb, col 11), whether all of the 44 children held in immigration detention, in the last...

    • Sayed Alwadaei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to address the statelessness of Hajer Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei, the daughter of Bahraini human rights defender Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei; and...

      Migrant Workers: Emergency Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to give asylum seekers working in emergency services whose leave to remain expires priority status to remain in the UK.

      Asylum: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that asylum seekers are able to finish the academic year in school once they have turned 18.

      Asylum: English Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide asylum seekers arriving in the UK with opportunities to learn English free of charge.

      Refugees: LGBT People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will list from which countries they would grant LGBTQ+ applicants refugee status based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to modify the rules that apply to potential non-EU immigrants to the UK.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards developing a compensation scheme for those affected by the Windrush scandal; and when any compensation is expected to be paid...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process by which commercial suppliers can claim statutory interest on overdue invoices owed by public authorities, as provided for by the Late Payment...

    • Public Sector: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much statutory interest was (1) liable to be paid and (2) paid, by public sector bodies to commercial suppliers as a result of invoices paid later than 30 days...

      Public Sector: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions are used in the event of a public authority not complying with the obligation to publish information regarding their late payment...

      Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many departments provide 0845 numbers for use by the public; and what action, if any, they are they taking to provide cheaper alternatives.

      Election Offences: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the offences which may be committed in respect of the conduct of referendums; and what are the penalties that may be imposed by the courts on persons...

      UK Membership of EU: Referendums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of when the investigations and inquiries into various aspects of the 2016 referendum campaign are likely to conclude and what...

      Business Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many former (1) ministers, and (2) civil servants have taken up business appointments without getting approval from the Prime Minister and Advisory Committee...

      Business Interests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to strengthen the business appointment process for former ministers and civil servants.

      Ministers: Resignations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which ministers have resigned their Government appointments since the Chequers Summit meeting on 7–8 July; and what Government positions each of those...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any change in immigration numbers from non-EU countries between the last two years for which figures are available.

      Ministers: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any ministers are acting as directors of companies; and if so, whether derogations from the Ministerial Code have been granted to such ministers.

  • Treasury

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings have taken place between HM Treasury and gambling companies, or their representatives, in the past year.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether on the day on which the result of a hereditary peers by-election is due to be announced in the Chamber notice can be given on the House of Lords annunciator.

    • Hereditary Peers: By-elections

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether notice can be given on the Order Paper of the announcement of any hereditary peers by-election.

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