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Written answers

Friday, 12 October 2018

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Joe Robinson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the imprisonment of Joe Robinson.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to (a) schools and (b local education authorities on dealing with race-related incidents and hate crime in schools.

    • Arts: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the uptake of arts subjects in primary schools.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Commission on Religious Education's report entitled Religion and Worldviews: The Way Forward a national plan for RE, published...

  • Treasury

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been affected by the introduction of the high income child benefit charge.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of whether low-income families will benefit more from childcare vouchers or tax-free childcare.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135229 on public sector: pensions, how many Departments responsible for public service schemes have...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135229 on public sector: pensions, whether there is a deadline to which Departments responsible for...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the announcement, PM to address the National Housing Federation Summit, made by the Prime Minister on 19 September 2018, whether Barnett...

      Revenue and Customs: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance on benefits advice his Department provides to HMRC staff who deal with tax credit queries.

      Extracurricular Activities: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will use underspending on tax-free childcare to fund out-of-school activities and holiday engagement programmes in disadvantaged areas.

      Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has held with the Scottish Government on the establishment of the Scottish National Investment Bank.

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is his policy to replicate the Structural Fund payments to Wales after the UK leaves the EU.

      Exmoor National Park

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has received representations from Exmoor National Park for additional funding to expand the National Park beyond it present boundaries.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Rented Housing: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the social housing system provides adequate support for people with...

    • Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement, Government announces new generation of council housing, published on 3 October...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what data matching process the Government ensures that people in receipt of carers allowance do not exceed earning restrictions.

    • Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many prosecutions of carers for overpayments due to earning restrictions has his Department sought in each year since 2008.

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of personal independence payment were required to return their mobility vehicle prior to receiving a mandatory...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Weedkillers: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to review the licensing of glyphosate herbicides.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in his Department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the Real...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff in his Department that work (a) inside and (b) outside Greater London are paid at a rate below the London...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the contracted hours are for the highest paid member of staff in his Department.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many staff (a) are employed directly by (b) are seconded to and (c) work under contract to his Department.

      Spreading Bellflower: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the conservation of the Spreading Bellflower.

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of waste collection authorities that charge money in addition to council...

      Clothing: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on incidences of companies sending unsold clothes to (a) landfill and (b) incineration.

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will direct the Environment Agency undertake an investigation of compliance with the Waste Hierarchy in relation to...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the resources allocated to the Environment Agency to enforce (a) the Waste...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the effect of emissions of oxides of nitrogen from waste incineration sites on the health...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the wind speed required to disperse (a) PM 0.1, (b) PM 1 and (c) PM2.5 particles.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the balance between sustainability and productivity in UK...

      Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will ask the British Horseracing Authority to publish the number of (a) reviews it has undertaken into equine...

      Food: Self-sufficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to increase the level of self-sufficiency in UK food production.

      Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government has made on the establishment of an independent horse welfare regulator for horse racing.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a human trafficking-risk index to support a sustainable trade...

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff with expertise in negotiating trade agreements his Department has hired since it was created.

  • Department for Transport

    • Source London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they intend to take against Source London for a possible breach of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Regulations 2017.

  • Department for Education

    • Adult Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the adult education budget in England was spent on access to higher education courses for 19–24 year olds in 2015–16.

    • Intercountry Adoption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 7 February (HL5080), which local authorities in England have given a clear commitment to amend the...

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