Written answers

Friday, 30 November 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to participate in the UK Voluntary National Review of Progress towards the sustainable development goals.

    • Highways England: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 November 2018 to Question 191428 on Highways England: Pay, if he will publish the review by EY into executive pay in...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many schemes in Northern Ireland have been supported by the Enterprise Finance scheme; and which banks in Northern...

    • Fireworks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps are being taken to ensure that fireworks are not accessible to people under the age of 18.

      Animal Welfare: Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps are being taken to protect animals from the effects of fireworks.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Matthew Hedges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the authorities in the United Arab Emirates as a result of the sentencing of UK...

    • Matthew Hedges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to ascertain the (a) whereabouts and (b) health and well-being of Matthew Hedges following...

      Matthew Hedges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assurances the Government received from the United Arab Emirates authorities on Matthew Hedges prior to his conviction and...

      Matthew Hedges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what evidence the UK Government has received from the United Arab Emirates authorities or other sources to support Matthew...

      Matthew Hedges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department has taken in response to the conviction of Matthew Hedges.

      Matthew Hedges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans his Department has to respond the conviction of Matthew Hedges.

      United Arab Emirates: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of its travel advice to the United Arab Emirates.

      United Arab Emirates: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance his Department has provided to (a) universities and (b) academics in the light of Matthew Hedges’s conviction.

      Matthew Hedges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what contact and at what level the UK Government has made with its counterparts in the United Arab Emirates subsequent to...

      Matthew Hedges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on the UK's bilateral relations with the United Arab Emirates as a result...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations the Government has made to the Iranian Government on the alleged persecution of the Baha'i community.

      Tunisia: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has plans to visit Tunisia in the next six months.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated to local authorities for the local authority public health grant in each year between 2014 and 2020.

    • Vitamins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent guidance his Department has issued to GPs on advising patients to increase their intake of vitamins.

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent guidance his Department has issued to GPs on prescribing antibiotics.

      Measles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on vaccinating children against measles.

      Epilepsy: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of essential epilepsy medicines from the EU during the transition period for...

      Reproduction: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to introduce a women’s reproductive health workforce strategy.

      Primary Health Care: Allied Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many therapists were working in primary care in (a) March 2017 and (b) the most recent date for which information is available.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of contracts for the delivery contraceptive services that have been terminated in...

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that retired military personnel have access to mental health support.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to increase the life expectancy of people in deprived regions throughout the world.

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what comparative assessment she has made of the trends in the level of aid to Tunisia and other similar countries.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to allocate new moneys to fund in full the pay award for teaching staff in Catholic sixth-form colleges; and if he will make a statement.

    • Free School Meals: Gateshead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) children and (b) children eligible for free school meals reached a Good Level of Development at age five in the Gateshead...

      Higher Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of a higher education provider’s Teaching Excellence Framework rating on the number of students that...

      Republic of Ireland: Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions the Prime Minister has had with the President of the Republic of Ireland on the undergraduates from England studying at Irish...

      Department of Education: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the cancelled move of the Department for Education to the old Admiralty buildings.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of sentences involving parole in addressing reoffending.

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the Legal Aid Scheme on the right to a family life for people seeking asylum.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to implement the transitional protections for claimants of universal credit...

    • Cooperatives and Social Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what resources are available through Jobcentre Plus for people planning to set up social enterprises and co-operatives.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of vets required in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to Question 190943, tabled on 13 November 2018, by the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon.

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to the pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2018 to Question 187334 on Food: Production, what recent discussions he has had...

      Dairy Farming: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to launch his consultation on the regulation of dairy contracts.

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the proportion of illegal migrants that have entered the UK via sea are (a) male, (b) female and (c) children.

    • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what his Department's policy is on preventing illegal migrants from entering the UK via sea routes.

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of (a) how many and (b) what proportion of illegal migrants (a) have gained entry (b) are attempting to gain entry...

      Animal Experiments: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the statement in the document entitled Additional Statistics on Breeding and Genotyping of Animals for Scientific...

  • Treasury

    • Domestic Safety: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to reduce VAT on safety products and services.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Exercise: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of children who engage in the Chief Medical Officer’s national recommended...

    • Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the UK telecoms industry.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce roadside emissions from large heavy goods vehicles by making greater use of electric rail haulage in the next 15 years.

  • Department for Education

    • Arts: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeship starts there have been in the creative industries since April 2017.

    • Foreign Students: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are making for UK citizens to be able to study in France after the UK has left the European Union; and what advice, if any, they provide to...

      Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many state funded primary and secondary schools in England are (1) academies, and (2) not academies.

      Schools: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of what should be included in a balanced curriculum in (1) primary schools, and (2) secondary schools.

      Schools: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 5 November (HL1078), when they anticipate the public consultation on revised school security guidance to...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Isos Partnership interim research for the Local Government Association which shows that councils face a minimum projected...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the impact a ban on gambling advertising on television would have on the number of problem gamblers in the UK; if so, what...

    • Smart Devices: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take in regard to location-tracking smartwatches worn by children which are not secure and which are easy to hack.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Overseas Companies: Netherlands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they are making for UK citizens to be able to open businesses in the Netherlands after the UK has left the European Union; and what advice, if...

    • Post Offices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of post offices in helping to maintain the community value of retail outlets in town and city centres, particularly in...

      Copyright: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support the inclusion in the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market provisions to ensure that creators receive fair...

      Royalties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on the reciprocal relationships between the UK and the EU that enable Collective Management Organisations to...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what incentives they are providing to encourage home owners to retrofit energy saving installations in their homes to lower carbon emissions.

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