Written answers

Thursday, 1 August 2019

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Horse Racing: Qatar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the British Horseracing Authority on the sponsorship of horseracing in the UK by...

    • Horse Racing: Qatar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he is taking steps to monitor Qatar's role in the (a) governance and (b) sponsorship of British horseracing; and if he...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coinage and Postage Stamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to issue commemorative (a) stamps and (b) coins to mark the UK leaving the EU on 31 October 2019.

    • Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, published by his Department, what parts...

      Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, which parts of the...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019 on (a)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans his Department has to tackle the use of shape shifting practices by employers to avoid meeting pension obligations to employees;...

    • Pension Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many individuals are eligible for pension credit but not claiming the benefit in (a) Wales and (b) each parliamentary constituency in Wales.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of free television licences issued to residents in (a) the Norwich City Council area (b) Norwich South...

  • Department for Transport

    • East-West Rail Link

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they have in the decision making process for determining which of the proposed routes for the new Oxford to Cambridge Arc railway line should be the...

    • A417: Gloucestershire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect highway improvements to the Air Balloon roundabout in Gloucestershire will be completed.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Solar Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are undertaking research to enable (1) vehicles to carry integral solar panels for charging their batteries, and (2) flat glass windows and doors on...

    • Space Technology: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken, or intend to take, to work with international partners to develop an effective legal environment to regulate activity in space, in...

      Carers: Leave

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to launch the consultation on care leave for employees who are also providing unpaid care for ill or disabled family members or friends.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the reduction in energy efficient upgrades to domestic housing since 2014.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their target for the number of energy efficiency upgrades of UK domestic properties in each of the next three years; and how achievement of those targets...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution energy efficiency in properties can make to meeting the UK’s climate reduction targets.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a national fund to help low income, vulnerable and fuel poor households insulate their homes.

      Biotechnology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help increase growth in the UK biotechnology sector after Brexit.

      Research: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 23 July (HL17211), which government department will take the lead in developing the Roadmap referenced...

      Research: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 23 July (HL17210), whether they intend that two thirds of the investment in research and development, intended to...

      Natural Gas: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of rural communities that are not connected to the gas supply network.

      Satellites: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK Space Agency grants for horizontal launch applications for small satellite launch programmes have been made; and what plans they have, if any, to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iran: Tankers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to de-escalate tensions with Iran, further to fears of retaliation over the seizure of the Iranian tanker Grace 1 by the Royal...

    • Syria: Bombings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of who is responsible for the recent car bombing near the Syriac Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary in Qamishli in North East Syria.

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on resolving the crisis in Libya; and what assessment they have made of whether that policy is consistent with the EU's approach towards that...

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 10 July (HL16789), what assessment they have made of reports that attacks on unarmed Syrian barges...

      Yemen: Demilitarized and Neutral Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to make progress on the UN-brokered Stockholm Agreement to demilitarise the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, in order to enable the start...

      Nepal: Visits Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any serving Prime Minister of the UK has visited Nepal; what plans the Prime Minister has, if any, to visit that country; and, if there are no such plans,...

  • Department for Education

    • Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their justification for backing a scheme to ask students (1) how often they should change their sheets, and (2) how to cook a meal; and whether they have...

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 22 July (HLWS1746), what proportion of the additional cost of the School Teachers' Review Body's...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration is given to the effect on the intake of comprehensive secondary schools in the proximity of grammar schools which have successfully applied for...

      Pupils: Exercise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of increasing the amount of physical exercise delivered by schools each day from 30 to 60 minutes.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Parole

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data prisons are required to collect on the purposes for which prisoners are Released on Temporary Licence.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the use of plastic by businesses in the tourism industry.

    • Drinking Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce free drinking water fountains at (1) airports, (2) railway and bus stations, and (3) major tourist attractions.

      Water Supply: Colne Valley

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any risk posed by drilling near the contaminated land site at Newyears Green Bourne, including any associated risks such as...

      Water Supply: Chilterns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what risk management measures have been put in place to control the spread of contaminants into the mid-Chiltern aquifer since 2011.

      Water Supply: Ickenham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for the Ickenham water pumping station to be reopened.

      Water Abstraction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a timetable has been set for the implementation of the water abstraction plan, published on 15 December 2017; and what progress has been made on that plan...

      Water: Pipelines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many water leaks have been recorded by each water company in each of the last five years.

      Plastics: Compost

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to replace biodegradable plastic with compostable plastic.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK was represented at the EU28 meeting on cyber security standards on 25 June.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Eating Disorders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to block applications which publish content that may be harmful to children with eating disorders.

    • Tourist Attractions: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to improve the accessibility of tourist sites to wheelchair users and those with mobility impairments.

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to assist with the growth and viability of independent museums.

      Wearable Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the (1) sale, and (2) use, of wearable GPS tracking devices for (a) use in connection with the care of dementia patients, and (b) other purposes, is...

      5G

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect the UK’s future 5G infrastructure against cyberattacks.

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