Written answers

Friday, 25 January 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Accidents

      If he will bring forward legislative proposals to allow roadside rescue and recovery operators to use red warning light on their vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chalfont St Giles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of the 38 owner-occupiers in Chalfont St Giles who were sent a Land Interest Questionnaire by HS2 in the last three months will now have...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure that British Members of Parliament are able to engage adequately with the Welsh Government on Wales...

      Department for Transport: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the highest hourly rate was that (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's arms-length bodies paid for legal advice in 2018.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will assess the potential merits of introducing a discretionary compensation scheme for tenants of properties let on a...

      Northern: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to resolve the industrial dispute affecting the Northern Rail network.

      Department for Transport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff in his Department in...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Attorney General

    • Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney General, what his powers are in relation to the Serious Fraud Office.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

  • Department for Education

    • Department of Education: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many civil servants in his Department have been seconded to the Department for Exiting the European Union.

    • Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to replace access to funding universities receive from the Erasmus+ programme for UK students undertaking placements...

      Social Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were referred to children’s social care for an assessment of need in (a) Greenwich and (b) Bexley in each of the last five...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of central Government funding for children’s services in the most recent 12 months for...

      Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the long-term economic benefits of early intervention services for children and young people.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what records his Department keeps of the ministerial decision process relating to selection of sponsors of schools which are converted to academies.

      Teachers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to update its document, Teachers’ standards: Guidance for school leaders, school staff and governing bodies, last...

      Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people have been diagnosed with dyslexia in each of the last five years.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prosecutions: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of prosecutions for psychoactive substances dealing.

    • Ministry of Justice: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, who was appointed to the role of Data Protection Officer in his Department on 4 November 2018.

      Ministry of Justice: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, where the contact details for his Department's Data Protection Officer are published; and (a) how and (b) when those contact details were communicated...

      Prison Sentences: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the use of short prison sentences for women.

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many hours on average per day young people spent unlocked from their rooms in each secure training centre in each of the last five years.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many band three to five prison officers at each high-security institution had (a) less than three years' experience and (b) three or more than three...

      Prisons: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many uses of force in each year from 2010 were (a) recorded at each high-security institution and (b) involved staff with less than three...

      Prison Officers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many band three to five prison officers at each high-security institution left within three years of starting their role in each year from 2010.

      Offences Against Children: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to extend position of trust laws to sports coaches.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the highest hourly rate was that (a) his Department and (b) each of his Department's arms-length bodies paid for legal advice in 2018.

    • Department for International Trade: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff in his...

      Board of Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, who the members of the reconvened Board of Trade are; and what assessment he has made of the most significant achievements of that Board for...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what schemes that tackle homelessness in the Midlands receive government funding.

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many historical arrears cases there were at the beginning of the migration of cases from the Child Support Agency to the Child Maintenance...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Curlews: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 8 November 2018 to Question 186211 and of 28 November 2018 to Question 196767 on Birds:...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering...

      Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on the consultation to include additional ivory species in the Ivory Act 2018, and whether he has...

  • Home Office

    • Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential effect of changes to employee pension contributions on...

    • Immigrants: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on incidents of damage or loss to large quantities of immigration records in the last 20 years.

      Immigrants: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of records of immigration status that have been (a) lost and (b) damaged in the last 20 years.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Written Statement of 6 September on Quadrennial valuations of the public service pension schemes, HCWS945, whether (a) he...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report, EU Settlement Scheme Private Beta 1, what assessment he has made of the reason for the nine people who had...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people that had applied for asylum in the UK were detained in each category for detention in 2018.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied minors seeking asylum were detained by the UK in 2018.

      Immigrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many disabled migrants were removed from the UK in each year since 2010.

      Refugees: Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that refugees in the Kutupalong Refugee Camp in Bangladesh who are eligible to apply for leave...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials were responsible for examining and making decisions on asylum applications at the end of November 2018.

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have applied for asylum while in immigration detention in 2018.

      Asylum: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many inadmissibility decisions based on the concept of first country of asylum were made by the UK in 2018 by country designated as...

      Asylum: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of time for a transfer under the Dublin III regulation procedure is from the moment an outgoing request is issued to...

      Refugees: Welfare State

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Post Grant Appointment Service in ensuring that refugees are able to access the...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support to gain employment is available for asylum-seekers.

      Home Office: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department paying the £65 application fee for settled or pre-settled status...

      Knives: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to reduce knife crime.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he will take to ensure that safeguards are in place under EU Settlement Scheme to protect victims of domestic abuse.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional support will be made available to people who cannot afford the EU Settlement Scheme application fee.

      Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding from the public purse his Department has allocated to the National Crime Agency's Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of recent reductions in police numbers on police forces' responses to domestic violence.

      Fraud: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate his Department has made of the current average waiting time for fraud cases to be allocated for investigation by police forces...

      Asylum: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral contribution of 7 January 2019, Official Report, column 85, how many asylum seekers arriving on the Kent coast since 1...

      Undocumented Migrants: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the UK has made on the effectiveness of the EU's Operation Sophia in deterring illegal migrants who seek entry into the UK.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information his Department holds on the number of fires involving buildings below 18 metres in height that were (i) clad and (ii)...

      Disclosure and Barring Service: Tata Consultancy Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total value is of contracts between his Department and Tata Consultancy Services for work on the Disclosure and Barring Service;...

      Disclosure and Barring Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of occasions on which referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service have been set aside for over...

      Disclosure and Barring Service: Swiss Post Solutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total value is of contracts between his Department and Swiss Post Solutions for work outsourced from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

      Disclosure and Barring Service: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of whether the tool to redact sensitive case information used by the Disclosure and Barring Service is fit for...

      Crime: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the trends in the level of (a) knife crime, (b) gun crime, (c) homicides and (d) gang-related crime in (i)...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has estimated the potential cost of granting lifelong pensions for all police widows in England and Wales.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff in his Department in (i)...

  • Treasury

    • Migrant Workers: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contribution to the pubic purse has been made by non-EU citizens in employment via (a) National Insurance contributions, (b) income tax, and (c)...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Bridgend of 13 November 2018, reference MM/JH/12/11/2018.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with LINK on the interchange rate for ATMs.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support young people from deprived backgrounds to progress in the creative industries.

    • Film: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the recommendation made by the Film Diversity Action Group that film tax...

      Film: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy to require film companies to include in paperwork submitted for film classification, data on the...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the rate of remuneration for (a) cleaners, (b) security guards and (c) catering staff...

      Charities: Fund Raising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that online fundraising platforms advertise prominently on their webstes, information on...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Concessions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to putting (1) the 26–30 railcard, and (2) the 16–17 railcard on a statutory footing.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Living Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Ministry of Justice uses contractors that pay cleaners, security guards and receptionists less than the London living wage; and if so, why they use...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • British Nationals Abroad: Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK citizens were (1) fatally, and (2) seriously injured when travelling outside the UK, broken down as far as possible into road traffic accidents and...

    • British Nationals Abroad: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK citizens required consular assistance as a result of fatal or serious road traffic accidents, broken down by country, in the latest year for which...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on imports of seasonal foods.

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