Written answers

Friday, 10 May 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2019 to Question 232503 on Taxis: Licensing, what the timeframe is for bringing forward legislative proposals to...

    • Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2019 to Question 240585 on Taxis: Licensing, what the timeframe is for his Department to bring forward legislative...

      Taxis: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the recommendation made by the Task and Finish Group on Taxi and Private Hire Licensing and in response to the representations made...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Pubs Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many enquiries to the Pubs Code Adjudicator have been made by (a) telephone, (b) email and (c) post in each month...

    • Public Houses: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the value of investment into UK pubs provided by the six companies covered by the Pubs Code.

      Pubs Code Adjudicator: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost of legal advice has been sought by the Office of the Pubs Code Adjudicator since July 2016.

      Pubs Code Adjudicator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average cost of an arbitration decision by the Pub’s Code Adjudicator has been since July 2016.

      Pubs Code Adjudicator: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people are employed on a (a) full-time and (b) part-time basis by the Pubs Code Adjudicator; and if he will...

      Pubs Code Adjudicator: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many secondees from government departments are employed by the Pub’s Code Adjudicator by government department.

      Pubs Code Adjudicator: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the performance of the Pubs Code Adjudicator relative to performance targets.

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Secondment

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

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provisions are being made for severe disability premium (SDP) claimants who were moved on to universal credit before the transitional SDP...

    • Food Banks: Ogmore

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department collects on the use of food banks in Ogmore.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2019 to Question 246453, on Children: Maintenance, how many times each of the powers listed in the Answer...

      Universal Credit: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 23 April to Question 243333, on Universal credit: private rented housing, what percentage of new claimants contact...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many civil servants in her Department have been seconded to (a) the Department for Exiting the European Union and (b) the Department for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Utilities: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions hisw Department has had with the Northern Ireland executive on ensuring the affordability of essential...

    • Sewers: Lytham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) estimate of the number and (b) assessment of the composition of discharges into (i) Liggard Brook and (ii) Main...

      Birds: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the inability of the email account birds2019@naturalengland.org.uk to accept...

      Birds: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the length of the notice given by Natural England to countryside organisations in...

      Natural England: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what obligations have been placed on Natural England to (a) consult and (b) engage with stakeholder organisations on the...

      Birds: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of applications for individual licences to control avian pest species...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme have been refused in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) London and (d)...

    • Educational Testing Service: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employees of ETS have been prosecuted over cases involving TOEIC English Language tests.

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much his Department has spent on (a) internal investigations, (b) court fees and (c) deportation in cases involving TOEIC students since...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many formal complaints his Department received during the private beta testing phase of the EU Settlement Scheme; and what the subject...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to feedback on the private beta two phase of the EU Settlement Scheme, what feedback was provided by people who neither spoke...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which companies have been suspended or removed from the Prompt Payment Code; and what action has been taken (1) to prevent those companies from bidding for...

    • Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Whirlpool tumble dryers are still a fire risk, after the company reported that the fault has been fixed.

      British Steel: Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the terms of their commercial loan to British Steel; and what consideration they have given to financing other companies in a similar...

      Manufacturing Industries: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit uncertainty on job cuts in the UK manufacturing sector.

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Governing Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether schools in multi-academy trusts are required to have governing bodies.

    • Out-of-school Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice, if any, they give to local authorities about funding and placing students in unregistered schools; and whether it is illegal for local authorities to...

      Schools: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 15 April (HL15015), how School Resource Management Advisors are appointed; and what are the terms of...

      Alternative Education: Pupil Premium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of the pupil premium when a pupil is placed in alternative provision.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is legally responsible for a pupil's education when they are off-rolled.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statutory guidance on relationships education, relationships and sex education and health education and Ofsted guidelines on spiritual, moral and...

      Secondary Education: Playing Fields

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many secondary schools in England and Wales do not have their own playing fields.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Personal Independence Payment: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in the Yorkshire Region have been waiting (1) up to six months, (2) six to 12 months, (3) 12 to 24 months, and (4) over 24 months,...

    • Prisons: Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Abdulsalam al-Arifi, the General Director of Bahrain's Jau Prison, has visited prisons in the UK recently; if so, which prisons he visited; and what was...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Information Commissioner's Office's criticisms of Department for Work and Pensions' (DWP) policy on Universal Credit representative...

    • Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Buscombe on 24 April (HL Deb, col 596), what information about the impact of the two-child limit will be contained in the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds: Pest Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional resource Natural England will require for the allocation of new licences for bird control.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether payments made under the Basic Payment Scheme of the Common Agricultural Policy in respect of harvest 2019 will be set in sterling or in euros.

      Marine Management Organisation: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to increase the number of marine enforcement officers in the UK fishing industry after Brexit.

      Livestock: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contingency plans they have in place to address any outbreak of a notifiable disease on UK farms.

  • Home Office

    • Islamic State: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Home Secretary on 18 February (HC Deb, col 1198), what consideration they have given to updating the Treason Act 1945 to provide a...

    • Visas: Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how visa applications fees for Commonwealth veterans are calculated; and why visa application fees have risen by 1,441 per cent since 2003.

      British Overseas Territories: British Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in the consultation process with the governments of British Overseas Territories concerning the provision of a retrospective...

      Home Office: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response to the report by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration An inspection of the policies and practices of the Home...

      Oluwole Ilesanmi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 3 April (HL Deb, col 170), whether they are aware of the circumstances of the arrest of Pastor Olu;...

      Police: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 24 April (HL15195), what guidance they have provided to police forces in England following the...

      Police: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the legality of police forces using "cyber kiosks", such as those recently bought by Police Scotland and which can override...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Imports: Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Fairhead on 16 April (HL15128), who decides which postcodes should be included in the list to be hosted on gov.uk; and...

    • Overseas Trade: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK trades with the United States of America solely on World Trade Organization terms; and if not, how many bilateral trade agreements are in place...

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