Written answers

Monday, 24 September 2018

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) decisions on, and (b) grants of, applications for refugee family reunion were made at (i) Istanbul Clearance, (ii) Amman...

    • Home Office: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 April 2018 to Question 136551, on EU Law, what the nine regulations mentioned in this answer are.

      Home Office: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of days of sick leave taken by staff in his Department for mental health reasons in each year since 2010.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Berwyn Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what dates (a) he and (b) Ministers of his Department have visited HMP Berwyn since February 2017.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Department for Transport

    • Gatwick Airport Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with Gatwick Express about proposals to re-develop Gatwick Airport railway station to manage congestion.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Anec

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of UK consumer representatives to ANEC: the European consumer voice for standardisation, particularly in...

    • Anec

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to continue to participate in ANEC: the European consumer voice in standardisation, after Brexit.

      Postage Stamps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to commission, or support the issue of, postage stamps to commemorate the contribution made by UK troops to operations in Iraq between 2003 and...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to implement a long-term strategy to help boost growth in the manufacturing sector.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia concerning the proposed execution of five human rights activists.

    • Israel: Bedouin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they intend to take to prevent the forced removal of the community and school of Khan al-Ahmar.

      Ahed Tamimi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel regarding the reported banning by Israel of the Tamimi family from travelling abroad.

  • Department for Education

    • Nurses: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the withdrawal of the nursing bursary on the number of applications for nursing degree courses in England.

    • Office for Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue regulations to the Office for Students on validation arrangements under either section 51(1)(b)(i) or section 51(1)(b)(ii) of the...

      Mandarin Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relative levels of study of Chinese in private and state schools; what steps they are taking to increase the teaching of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Middle East: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of IS fighters who remain in (1) Syria, and (2) Iraq; and what is their assessment of the threat those fighters pose.

    • Armed Forces: Mefloquine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the results of the research into the side effects of malaria chemo-prophylaxis referred to in their second and third six-monthly...

      Afghanistan: Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British troops are currently serving at military training academies in Afghanistan.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Scallops: Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend that any agreement between the UK and France on the recent scallop dispute shall be retained after Brexit.

    • Furniture: Fire Resistant Materials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to warn the public (1) about sofas and mattresses that contain the toxic flame-retardant chemical DecaBDE, (2) that these items are...

      Nitrogen Dioxide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK intends to continue to meet the EU’s targets for nitrogen dioxide emissions to improve air quality after Brexit; and if not, what targets they...

      Food and Livestock: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that food and livestock may be delayed at UK borders in the event of a no-deal Brexit; and what plans, if any, they have...

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider Khartoum to be a safe place to which to deport non-Arab Sudanese migrants.

    • Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide visas for seasonal agricultural workers and to ensure that there will be a sufficient number of such workers to meet harvest need.

      Licensing Laws: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to extend the Licensing Act 2003 to apply airside at airports.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are confident that they will be able to secure an initial deal on Brexit by 18–19 October European Council meeting.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they anticipate any additional costs associated with the necessary renegotiation over trading agreements between the UK and European Free Trade Association...

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