Written answers

Friday, 8 March 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken in response to the recommendation of the Fourth Report of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, Fourth...

    • Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has allocated funding to the shipping industry to prepare for the UK leaving the EU.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce the results of his review of pavement parking which began in summer 2018.

      M5: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the recent conclusion of the inquest into the September 2017 M5 van crash in which five people died informed his decision to consult on...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fracking: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the evidential basis is for the decision to suspension hydraulic fracturing operations for 18 hours as a result of...

    • Fracking: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the traffic light monitoring system for regulating fracking-induced seismicity, for what reason...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Government has been consulted on the proposals to be put forward by the US President in the plan entitled, Deal...

    • Uganda: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote LGBTI rights in Uganda.

      Yemen: International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Joint Incident Assessment Team in investigating breeches of...

      Yemen: Medecins Sans Frontieres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the validity of the findings of the Joint Incidents Assessment Team investigation into the...

      Middle East: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will co-ordinate an international effort to encourage Christians and other religious minorities who have left Iraq and...

      Pakistan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to Christians on death row on charges of blasphemy in Pakistan .

      Egypt: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote religious tolerance and justice for Coptic Christians in Egypt.

      Middle East: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help protect the rights of Christian workers in the Middle East.

      Saudi Arabia: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps he has taken to help secure the release of (a) human rights activists, (b) political opponents and...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid and Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) security and (b) the humanitarian situation in (i) Sa'dah, Yemen and (ii) Hajjah,...

      Sudan: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Sudanese counterpart on recent reports of the arrest by the Sudan police of fourteen...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment she has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of stockpiling drugs so that patients can continue to have access to those drugs in...

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 February 2019 to question 222631, for what reasons his Department did not refer to whether his Department has made an...

    • Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish the full guidance for part-time maintenance loans.

      Apprentices: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships have been created in (a) Mansfield and (b) Nottinghamshire since 2015.

      Homophobia: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to tackle homophobic bullying within ethnic minority communities.

  • Treasury

    • Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral evidence of the HMRC director general of border co-ordination to the Public Accounts Committee on 5 November 2018, HC 1595, Question...

    • Revenue and Customs: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what deployments are proposed by the HMRC surge and rapid response team in respect of the UK leaving the EU.

      Race Disparity Audit Advisory Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions HMRC has had with the Government Race Disparity Audit Advisory Group in the last 12 months.

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral evidence of the HMRC director general for border co-ordination to the Public Accounts Committee on 20 November 2017, HC 558, Questions...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff have been employed by HMRC in each month since June 2016.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Richmond House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the cost was of the construction of Richmond House.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Department's letter of 27 February 2019 to the hon. Member for Bridgend on the Health and Safety Executive, what is meant by the phrase...

    • Ministry of Defence: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Department's letter of 27 February 2019 to the hon. Member for Bridgend, which notices of contravention placed on his Department related...

      Ministry of Defence: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Department's letter of 27 February 2019 to the hon. Member for Bridgend on the Health and Safety Executive, what the criteria are for...

      Ministry of Defence: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Department's letter of 27 February 2019 to the hon. Member for Bridgend on the Health and Safety Executive, how his Department ensures...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any MOD contractor has loaded weapons on to aircraft since March 2015 in Saudi Arabia.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2019 to Question 207274 on Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia, whether the terms of the (a) 1985 and (b) 1986 Al Yamamah...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent international discussions he has had on the sustainable (a) supply and (b) use of palm oil; and if he will make...

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to prevent loss of biodiversity in the UK.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of conservation covenants for nature and wildlife.

  • Home Office

    • Radicalism: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the effect of foreign Islamic organisations that promote a Salafist Whahhabist ideology on the growth of...

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, with reference to the Government's paper entitled, Implications for Business and Trade of a No Deal Exit on 29 March 2019, what...

    • Department for Exiting the European Union: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many staff have been employed by his Department in each month since July 2016.

      Brexit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, if he take steps to ensure that legal changes to the Northern Ireland backstop are a priority in the negotiations on the withdrawal...

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether the status of Gibraltar remains a red line for the UK in its negotiations on leaving the EU.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Free Trade: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many free trade deals with countries he plans to sign within the first six months after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on the potential effect on prices of unilaterally...

      Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many staff have been employed by his Department in each month since July 2016.

  • Department for Education

    • Sign Language: GCSE

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce British Sign Language into the curriculum in England as a GCSE subject; and if so, when.

    • Music: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will clarify the roles and responsibilities of (1) schools, and (2) music education hubs, with regard to the delivery of music education.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Credit: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the withdrawal of credit insurance to a company sponsoring a pension fund with a large deficit requires approval by the Pensions Regulator.

    • Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a no-deal Brexit on UK pension claimants living in EU countries.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Mauritius

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in securing a bilateral trade agreement with Mauritius.

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