Written answers

Friday, 1 March 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the ACI EUROPE Airport Industry Connectivity Report 2018, published in June 2018...

    • Department for Transport: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of staff turnover in his Department on the effectiveness of project management.

      Department for Transport: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department spent on recruitment in (a) 2016, (b) 2017 and (c) 2018.

      Roads: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for increasing the number of European Conference of Ministers of Transport permits available to UK hauliers in the event...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Irish driving licences be valid in the UK in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) UK driving licenses and (b) UK issued international driving licenses be valid in Ireland in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hartlepool Power Station: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the planned shutdown date is for Hartlepool nuclear power station; what the electricity generation capacity is of...

    • Heysham 1 Power Station: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the planned shutdown date is for Heysham nuclear power station; what the electricity generation capacity is of...

      Hinkley Point B Power Station: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the planned shutdown date is for Hinkley Point (B) nuclear power station; what the electricity generation capacity...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Brazil: Dams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy to support the creation of an international independent body to oversee dams holding...

    • Ukraine: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with counterparts in the EU to support improvements to the...

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has had discussions with his counterpart in Israel on the concerns raised by Physicians for Human Rights Israel that...

      Oman: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Omani counterpart on the arbitrary detention of the Shuhuh 6 and other human rights...

  • Department for Education

    • Classroom Assistants: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teaching assistants have been employed in primary schools in South Yorkshire in each year since 2010.

    • Pupils: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the funding per pupil at (a) primary and ( b) secondary school in Kent in (i) 2018-19 and (ii) 2019-20.

      Special Educational Needs: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will increase capital funding to expand provision at special schools in Essex.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2019 to Question 214530, whether the guidance for the new subjects of Relationships Education, Relationships and...

      Special Educational Needs: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the change in the the number of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) permanently...

      Special Educational Needs: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of pupils with Education, Health and Care Plans attending (a) special schools and (b) mainstream...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department provides funding to programmes that aim to support children from broken families.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Local Government Association report entitled Have we reached a ‘tipping point’?: Trends in spending for children and...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of trends in spending on children in need of SEND provision in England over the next two years; what steps...

      Schools: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of schools have run the Every Child a Reader (ECaR) programme in each year since that programme was introduced; what...

      Literacy: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department made of the effectiveness of teaching early literacy through Phonics.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that universities do not charge tuition fees to students undertaking industry placements in the UK or abroad as part...

      Academies: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many multi-academy trusts have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator with responsibility for more than one school in the chain in (a) Hampshire,...

      Bradfield School Sheffield: Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Department have to replace the sixth form places lost as a result of the closure of Bradfield School Sixth Form in Sheffield Hallam.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times and on what dates the civil legal aid means test threshold has been evaluated since it was last reviewed and uprated.

    • Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many civil legal aid offers have not taken forward by the applicant following an assessment of the level of contribution that they will need to...

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence and Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February to Question 217444 on Prisons: Crimes of Violence and Self-harm, what assessment his Department made for the...

      Ministry of Justice: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the planned completion date is for the common platform programme.

      Courts: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to support employees who are due to lose their jobs as a result of the courts modernisation programme.

      Courts: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the reduction in staff as a result of the courts modernisation programme in (a) London, (b) Greater Manchester, (c) Bolton...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 18 of the January 2019 HM Courts and Tribunals Service document entitled Putting people at the heart of reform: Response to...

      Styal Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women whose home address is in North Wales served sentences of (a) less than six months and (b) six months or more at HMP Styal in each of the...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the HM Courts and Tribunals Service report, Evaluating our reforms: Response to PAC recommendation 4, published in January 2019, what...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many holdings in the High Risk Bovine TB control area were interferon-gamma tested in 2018.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of the holdings that were interferon-gamma tested in 2018 in the High Risk Bovine TB control area in England were...

      Pigmeat: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that ractopamine-fed pork is not permitted in the UK under the terms of a future UK-US...

      Pigmeat: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK will continue to test pork for the parasitic worm trichinae under the terms of a future UK-US trade agreement.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with EU representatives on labelling requirements for UK food companies in the event of...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whats steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to adopt deposit return schemes for recycling plastics.

      Solid Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the potential effect on...

  • Home Office

    • Forensic Science: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a bid for the provision of forensic training to the police may be refused due to a company also providing training to foreign...

    • British Nationality: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to refund the fees paid by EU citizens who have chosen to apply for UK citizenship rather than for settled status.

      Immigration: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many commonwealth soldiers in (a) Barnsley and (b) South Yorkshire have applied to bring one or more of their children to the UK in the...

      Armed Conflict: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have returned from conflict in Syria have had their citizenship removed.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of the EU Settlement Scheme on cross-border workers that live in Ireland but work in Northern...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which (a) organisations and (b) other Departments his Department shares personal data with that has been captured during the settled status...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to tackle the issue of the official name of Bulgarian citizens appearing in Cyrillic on their EU settled status...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK citizens have had that citizenship deprived under section 40 of the British Nationality Act 1981 in each year since 2010.

      Shamima Begum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what considerations satisfied him that depriving Shamima Begum of her British citizenship was conducive to the public good.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people resident in the UK are currently under consideration for the deprivation of their British citizenship under the British...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been deprived of British citizenship; how many of those people held dual-citizenship; and whether that dual citizenship...

      Counter-terrorism: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the effectiveness of the Government's Prevent programme in the Romford constituency.

      Radicalism: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to protect children in the Romford constituency who are at risk of radicalisation.

      Immigration: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for reducing bureaucracy for non-EEA residents seeking to bring family members to...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department will assess ways in which aspects of the EU Settlement Scheme could inform aspects of the immigration system for...

      Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports he has received from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (c) 2018 and (d) 2019.

      Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reports he has received from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration that have not yet been published.

      Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he last met with the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders.

      Passports: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether his Department has plans to remove the fee for changing the marital name on a passport.

      Undocumented Migrants: Fines and Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is the Government's policy to increase the level of (a) fines and (b) sentences for people transporting illegal immigrants to the UK.

      Home Office: Urdu

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Urdu speakers are employed at the (a) British high commission in Islamabad and (b) Home Office to investigate the background of...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2019 to Question 220952 on Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme, whether it will be possible for...

  • Treasury

    • Productivity: North of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Office for National Statistics publication, Labour productivity, UK: July to September 2018, published on 9 January 2019, what...

    • Red Diesel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to publish a response to its consultation on Non-road mobile machinery and red diesel, published on 15 July 2018.

      Enterprise Management Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims were made for Income Tax relief under the Enterprise Management Scheme in 2018; what the average amount was of those claim; how many claims...

      Enterprise Management Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims were made for National Insurance tax relief under the Enterprise Management Scheme in 2018, what the average amount was of those claims;...

      Investment Income: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims were made for Personal Dividend Allowance relief in 2018, what the average amount was of those claims; and what the average income was of...

      Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many claims were made under the Enterprise Investment Scheme in 2018, and what the average income was of the claimants.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the age of the youngest child to be excluded from school in England.

    • Arts: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Ofsted's new criteria make their assessment of the role of the creative arts in the curriculum essential to educational...

      Special Educational Needs: Learning Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those working in special educational needs in schools are currently required to hold the Assessment Practising Certificate or other relevant qualifications...

      Students: Visual Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision is made for students with visual impairments undertaking GCSE and A Level examinations to ensure that they have their chosen reading format available.

      Children in Care: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money is allocated to food per day for children in care.

      Department for Education: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which sub-central public bodies associated with the Department for Education are within scope of Regulation 113 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 requiring...

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