Written answers

Monday, 29 July 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Northern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 11 January 2016 to Question 21124, what (a) premium and (b) subsidy payments the Northern franchisee is expected to...

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish a response to the consultation document entitled, Aviation 2050-the future of UK aviation, published in December 2019.

      Govia Thameslink Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times Thameslink Service trains ran without a second member of staff and stopped at unstaffed or part-time staffed stations in 2018.

      Southern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) driver controlled operation and (b) stations which are unstaffed or staffed part-time on...

      Southern: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2019 to Question 230103 on Southern Railways, what proportion of the trains cancelled due to there being no...

      Southern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on driver controlled operation on Southern Rail services.

      Department for Transport: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271332, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable...

      South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 166508 on South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes, what estimate he has made of (a) lost revenue...

      South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 166508 on South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes, what payments have been made to reimburse the...

      South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 July 2018 to Question 166508 on South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes, whether (a) he and (b) officials in his...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Sepsis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the recommendations of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sepsis...

    • Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage health and wellbeing boards to measure and monitor children's subjective well-being as a key outcome...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to provide a single jobs portal for all schools to advertise vacancies.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made the potential merits of requiring young people entering the secure system to undertake an individual assessment to ensure...

    • Terrorism: Manchester Arena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether businesses that have been adversely affected by the Manchester bombing of 22 May 2017 are entitled to support through the victim's compensation...

      Youth Offending Teams: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 252658 on Youth Offending Teams: Grants, what the real terms change was in the value of Youth justice...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of victims of modern slavery in prison.

      Civil Proceedings: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, published by the Department for Exiting the European Union, whether his...

      Ministry of Justice: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department.

      Ministry of Justice: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 271348, for what reasons his Department does not offer a payroll deduction service to enable employees...

      Prison Officers: Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison officers have made applications under the criminal injury compensation scheme in each year since 2010.

      Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 10 July 2019 to Question 273770 on Fines: Surcharges, how much funding has been allocated from the Victim Surcharge to the...

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much has been paid by each private company with a contract with the Department in financial remedies and what the reason was for those financial...

      Rape Crisis Centres: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the real-terms changes in the level of funding for rape crisis centres were between 2010 and 2018.

      Youth Justice Board: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the value of the Youth Justice Board grant to each local authority was in 2018-19.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which units of the British Army will be deployed to Mali on peacekeeping operations in the first troop rotation.

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the benefits of training F35 pilots in (a) the UK and (b) the US.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of developing hypersonic propulsion systems for military aircraft.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much time off in lieu has been taken by staff in her Department in each of the last five years.

    • Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training her Department provides to Jobcentre Plus staff on economic abuse as a form of domestic abuse.

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit mandatory reconsiderations where the claimant was (a) represented and (b) not represented were successful;...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in her Department.

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of local authorities that no longer provide local welfare assistance schemes.

      Child Maintenance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many times the Child Maintenance Service registered the maintenance debt of a non-resident parent with credit rating agencies in the last year.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's criteria is for registering the child maintenance debt of a non-resident parent with credit rating agencies.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Written Question 265470 on Department for Work and Pensions: Pay, how much her Department spent on performance-related awards for...

      Silicosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on the effect on family members of silicosis sufferers.

      Employment: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to tackle the rise of in-work poverty.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pending the roll out of new rules on General Licences, what guidance his Department issues on permitted activities in (a)...

    • Seabed: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential environmental effects of the disturbance of deep-sea carbon stores through...

      Seabed: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential environmental effects of deep-sea mining.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many local waste collection authorities own arms-length commercial waste collection services.

      Agriculture: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to tackle agricultural plastic pollution.

      Waste Disposal: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been spent on tackling waste crime in the last five years.

      Eutrophication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what nationwide strategy is in place to tackle the effects of eutrophication.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Transport on reducing emissions on UK roads.

      Sewage: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of sewage releases by water companies in the last three months.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many enforcement actions have been carried out by local authorities against fly-tippers in (a) Barnsley, (b) South...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many instances of fly-tipping have been recorded in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England in each year since...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to include provisions in the proposed Environment Bill to tackle the use of netting on hedges, hedgerows...

      Paper: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with toilet tissue manufacturers on (a) increasing the amount of recycled pulp used in that...

      Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a complete ban on single-use plastic bags.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of fly-tipping incidents that were categorised as small van sized in (a)...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to enhance biodiversity.

      Sewage: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure water companies reduce the number of pollution incidents.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the electoral registration rate was in each year since 1997 in the 100 parliamentary constituencies which have had the largest decrease in the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the tourism sector deal will be implemented; and if it will prioritise the regeneration of seaside towns.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what sanctions have been imposed on hon. Members since the introduction of the...

    • Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme

      To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what range of sanctions against hon. Members are available for complaints upheld under...

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which universities have replied to the letter sent by the Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation on 17 May asking them to adopt...

    • Children in Care: Foreign Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) looked after children, and (2) care leavers, who are from the European Economic Area or Switzerland are currently supported in (a) England, (b) Wales,...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they postponed this week’s announcement on schools funding; and when they will make such an announcement in order that schools can plan their budgets in...

      Children's Centres: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the closure of Sure Start centres.

      Apprentices: Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeships were created in the tourism sector in (1) 2014–15, (2) 2016–17, and (3) 2017–18.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the apprenticeship levy to (1) ensure companies spend more on training, and (2) broaden the levy to include a greater number of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Education: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the absence of the Northern Ireland Executive on the provision of (1) higher, (2) further, and (3) secondary,...

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