Written answers

Thursday, 20 February 2020

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Loneliness

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Government’s loneliness strategy in helping...

    • Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of broadband for smart ticket machines on buses in the rural...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Reoffenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of previous convictions was for a (a) man and (b) woman convicted of a further offence in each of the last three years who was...

    • Driving: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of previous offences was for driving when disqualified for a person convicted of a further driving when disqualified offence in...

      Young Offenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of young offenders previously sentenced to (a) up to five, (b) from five to 10 and (c) more than 10 Youth Rehabilitation...

      Young Offenders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of cases of 16 and 17 year olds being convicted of committing a second or subsequent knife offence resulted in the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Occupied Territories: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the (a) number and (b) frequency of (i) demolitions of Palestinian...

    • Anoosheh Ashoori

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the jailed British national Anoosheh Ashoori.

      Anoosheh Ashoori

      To ask the Prime Minister, what plans he has to meet the family of Anoosheh Ashoori to discuss progress the Government has made on securing the release of that person from prison in Iran; and if...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the US Administration's Middle East peace plan proposal.

      Somalia and Somaliland: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will decouple Somalia from Somaliland in relation to his foreign travel advice.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has met (a) the Commonwealth Secretariat and (b) other Commonwealth institutions to discuss health system...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Waste: Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the amount of commercial recycling waste that went to landfill in each of the last...

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of electric vehicle charging points in England.

    • Trains: Wheelchairs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the accessibility of trains for wheelchair users.

      Taxis: Wheelchairs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the accessibility of taxis for wheelchair users.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the anticipated uptake of electric vehicles by 2040; and what plans they have to ensure that such uptake targets are met.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the anticipated impact by 2040 on total greenhouse gas emissions in the UK from Government measures to reduce emissions from vehicles; whether there are...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what increases in electric supply they envisage in order to meet any increased electricity demand across the UK from electric vehicles.

      Motorways: Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for the provision of new facilities on smart motorways in order to ensure the safety of electric vehicles in the...

      Sunderland Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding for a new railway station building in Sunderland.

      Tyne and Wear Metro: Sunderland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential merits of extending the Tyne and Wear Metro to Doxford International Business Park in Sunderland.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a requirement that drones display a licence number on the side of the drone, clear enough to be identified through binoculars,...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Egypt: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work towards a Council of Europe démarche regarding the issue of prisoners, both convicted and untried, in Egypt.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Suicide: Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the list of circumstances in which a registered medical professional has a duty to notify a relevant senior coroner of a death to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Weedkillers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the reasons for the changes made in the prospective regulations for the use of asulam in 2020; and what alternative means of controlling bracken will be...

    • Weedkillers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake an independent assessment of the safety of asulam before the 2021 spraying season.

  • Home Office

    • Slavery: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure effective prosecution of those guilty of modern slavery offences.

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Sugg on 6 February (HL Deb, col 1885), how many claims for asylum have been made by (1) women and girls at risk of female...

      Domestic Abuse Bill (Draft)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish a further response to the report by the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, published on 14 June 2019, Session...

      Domestic Abuse: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when their review into the statutory response to migrant victims of domestic abuse will be completed; and whether they intend to publish the outcome of that review.

      Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the progress made towards ratification of the Istanbul Convention, including with regards to any forthcoming...

  • Treasury

    • Income Tax: Pensioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of pensioners paid tax at (1) 40 per cent, and (2) 45 per cent, in the last tax year.

    • Credit Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to the credit union sector in the UK.

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