Written answers

Friday, 16 November 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department takes to ensure that MOT tests are being conducted to a satisfactory standard.

    • Airlines: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Airline Insolvency Review interim report, published by his Department on 12 July 2018, if he will make it his policy to (a) take...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how his Department will measure progress towards the target for all new vehicles to be effectively zero-emission by 2040.

      Department for Transport: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what was the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Office of Rail and Road, (iii) the Driver and...

      Northern: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of compensation payments made by Network Rail to Northern Rail as a result of disruption to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of Saudi-led coalition air strikes in Yemen that hit non-military targets in...

    • Tanzania: Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Tanzania on restrictions recently imposed on access to medical care for...

      Ukraine: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the plans of separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine to hold...

      Yemen: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance the Government provided to the Government of the United Arab Emirates in respect of that Government's...

      Sudan: Military Attachés

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2018 to Question 185485 on Sudan: Military Attachés, whether the UK Government...

      Algeria: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the 2019 Algerian presidential election is free and fair.

      Burundi: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Burundi on the failure of that Government to attend the fifth and final...

      Azza Soliman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Egyptian Government on the (a) detention and (b) interrogation of Azza Soliman, the...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department holds on the number of teachers on the (a) main, (b) upper, and (c) leadership pay scales at school level.

    • TBAP Multi-academy Trust: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there has been a delay in the TBAP Multi-Academy Trust making contributions to the pension schemes of its employees.

      TBAP Multi-academy Trust: Cambridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the TBAP multi-academy trust rented a residential property in Cambridge.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to increase the number of private prisons.

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing providing legal aid support to potentially trafficked people to ensure that they are...

      Accidents: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which organisation (a) undertook investigations and (b) ensured mandatory compliance with Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights before...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Game: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to promote the export of British game meat.

    • Overseas Trade: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK’s trading arrangements with developing countries.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department plans to undertake (a) gender, (b) human rights and (c) sustainability impact assessments for future trade agreements.

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what ethical considerations are undertaken by his Department in relation to the sale of arms and munitions to other countries; and what...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment his Department has made of the economic importance of the UK’s trade with the EU.

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he has taken to protect arms exports after the UK leaves the EU.

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to discuss with the devolved administrations the way in which future trade deals will apply to different...

      Department for International Trade: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by his Department in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans his Department has to develop trade links with countries outside the EU in the next five years.

      Palm Oil: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what meetings he has had with companies that source palm oil in their supply chain as part of preparing for future trade deals after the UK...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Supported Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help older people on low incomes who need supported accommodation.

    • Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of planning permission breaches at the Preston New Road Shale gas site since...

      Sleeping Rough: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to support landlords in the private rented sector to let to people with a history of...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the business rates relief for properties announced in Budget 2018 will apply to premises in planning use class D2.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that a claimant will not receive less money in benefits as a result of moving to universal...

    • Universal Credit: Separation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there is provision in place to equalise universal credit entitlement when a couple separates.

      Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government news release of 1 October 2018 entitled Citizens Advice to provide support to Universal Credit claimants, how...

      Universal Credit: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people her Department plans to migrate from employment support allowance to universal credit in (a) the West Midlands and (b)...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate the Government has made of the number of workless households in (a) Crawley constituency and (b) England.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department, (ii) the Health and Safety Executive, (iii) the...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) her Department, (ii) the Health and Safety Executive, (iii) the Pensions...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much money her Department has spent promoting Access to Work in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of disabled people who will be naturally migrated to universal credit and lose access to transitional...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure the same claimant data sharing arrangements under universal support currently extended to local authorities...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to include vets on the shortage occupation list.

    • Pets: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what changes to the rabies regime he plans for domestic pets crossing the UK's borders in the event that the UK leaves the EU.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps is his Department is taking to ensure agricultural policy across the constituent parts of the UK does not distort...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department, (ii) the Forestry Commission, (iii)...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Dogs Trust report entitled Puppy Smuggling - When will this cruel trade end?, whether his Department...

      Moorland: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to respond to the European Commission’s infraction procedure on the protection of...

      Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to secure continuity of supply of veterinary medicines for pets in the event that the UK...

  • Home Office

    • Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department's Drugs Strategy, published in July 2017, whether a (a) National Recovery Champion and (b) Steering...

    • Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress he has made on the implementation of his Department's Drug Strategy, published in July 2017.

      Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings his Department has had with representatives of religious institutions on the places of worship security funding scheme in the...

      Prostitution: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2018 to Question 175782 on Prostitution, to list the institutions that tendered unsuccessfully for...

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his Department’s announcement of 25 October 2018, New fund to support vulnerable EU citizens apply for settled...

      Home Office: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the quantity was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department and (ii) the College of Policing in each of the last...

      Home Office: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost was of (a) electricity and (b) natural gas used by (i) his Department and (ii) the College of Policing in each of the last...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many international students obtained a Tier 4 visa in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2015-16, (d) 2014-15 and (e) 2013-14 academic years;...

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department recognises any categories beyond compliant and non-compliant in relation to higher education institutions and Tier 4...

      HM Passport Office: Newport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has plans to close the Passport Office at Nexus House, Newport.

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the National Retail Crime Steering Group has taken to tackle violence in the retail sector.

  • Treasury

    • Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the 2019 Loan Charge on individuals that had made financial plans on the basis of previous arrangements; and...

    • Customs

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department plans to take to help businesses manage (a) administrative and (b) tariff changes in UK customs after the UK leaves the EU.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to conduct economic modelling on the effect of air passenger duty on the UK's global connectivity and competitiveness.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Breastfeeding

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what provision is made on the Parliamentary estate to (a) provide private spaces for...

  • Home Office

    • Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an Irish citizen born in Ireland with an English mother is entitled to apply for a British passport.

    • Asylum: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £3.6 million development fund for claims under the Dublin Regulation and for family reunion has so far been spent; and whether such...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the immigration status of EU nationals who are recruited by a Government department, serve for a time in the UK, and are then posted to serve in an...

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for children to register their entitlement to British citizenship there have been in each of the last three years; and of those, how many...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 October (HL10690), why they deport failed asylum seekers to Somalia, Afghanistan and the Democratic...

  • Department for Transport

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Asia Bibi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about securing the safety of Asia Bibi, and all those associated with her and her trial,...

  • Department for International Trade

    • EU External Trade: Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the EU Commissioner for Trade on her review of Everything but Arms trade privileges to Burma.

    • Trade Remedies Authority: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Fairhead on 26 October (HLWS1015), what was the recruitment process of those announced as members of staff for the...

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