Written answers

Tuesday, 3 October 2023

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has identified any buildings on his Department's estate with potential issues with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC).

    • Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many buildings on the defence estate are constructed with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete.

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many buildings on the Defence Estate containing either (a) service family accommodation and (b) single living accommodation units, were constructed...

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department made of the potential prevalence of RAAC in buildings (a) owned and (b) occupied by (i) military and (ii) other...

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of buildings used by British service personnel overseas have reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) present in their...

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what contingency plans his Department has in place to deal with reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete within Defence Estate buildings.

      Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (RAAC) has been found within their Department's estate.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure the safety of students using public transport to access their place of education.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: HIV Infection

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 13 July (HL8900), whether they will publish the RAF’s evidence review on HIV in the context of...

    • Shipbuilding: Portsmouth North

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the member of Parliament for Portsmouth North regarding the plan to build three ships in that constituency to assist in...

      Armed Forces: HIV Infection

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 13 July (HL8900), whether the RAF considered the recent HIV policy changes in civil aviation as part...

      Armed Forces: HIV Infection

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 13 July (HL8900), whether the British HIV Association was consulted as part of the RAF evidence...

      Armed Forces: HIV Infection

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 13 July (HL8900), which HIV specialists were consulted as part of the RAF evidence review into...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Deep Sea Mining

      To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Mott on 13 September (HL Deb col 1011), what assessment they have made of the case for imposing a moratorium on all deep sea mining...

    • Overseas Students: West Africa

      To ask His Majesty's Government what arrangements they are making to ensure students from Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso are able (1) to begin planned studies, or (2) continue to be able to study,...

      Imports: Cyprus

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to begin directly importing Turkish Cypriot products, including fresh produce, to the UK from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

      Libya: Floods

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following reports that 20,000 pregnant women in the Libyan city of Derna are in urgent need of healthcare, what specific assistance they are providing to...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Ethnic Groups

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation of the Banyamulenge and Hema minority communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), given the recent...

      North Korea: Refugees

      To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Korea about reports that an estimated 2,000 North Korean refugees will be forcibly...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Cobalt

      To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made to their counterparts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in relation to the issues of fair pricing and child labour in the...

      Hong Kong: Press Freedom

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Hong Kong, Inquiry into Media Freedom in Hong Kong: The Case of Jimmy Lai and...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports that leading Israeli public figures such as the former head of the Mossad intelligence agency, Tamir Pardo, and the...

      North Korea: Refugees

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to raise reports that an estimated 2,000 North Korean refugees will be forcibly repatriated to North Korea by the People's Republic of China...

      Global South

      To ask His Majesty's Government what is their definition of the 'Global South' when they use that term.

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they plan to table a motion to enable the House of Lords to debate the Political Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on...

      World Food Programme: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of UN World Food Programme's analysis, published on 12 September, that every 1 per cent cut in food assistance could push 400,000...

      World Food Programme: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of analysis by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) published on 12 September describing “an unprecedented funding crisis”...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Cobalt

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of child labour in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, especially in the cobalt mining industry.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Data Protection

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the processes operating in the public sector for protecting data, including data about individuals held by suppliers to public sector...

    • National Security: China

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the publication on 14 September of their response to the report from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, China, when they...

  • Treasury

    • Teachers: Pay

      To ask His Majesty's Government what are the Barnett consequentials for devolved regions of the 6.5 per cent pay rise agreed for teachers in England.

    • Trader Support Service

      To ask His Majesty's Government what progress has been made on replacing the Trader Support Service as envisaged under the Windsor Framework.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • What Works Centre for Wellbeing: Finance

      To ask His Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding to the independent What Works Centre for Wellbeing, and what assessment they have made of the support that the Centre is...

    • Water: Pollution Control

      To ask His Majesty's Government, following the plans to relax nutrient neutrality rules, what (1) statutory, or (2) other, measures, they will take to promote compliance among developers.

  • Department for Education

    • Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask His Majesty's Government how much funding was received by (1) Wales and (2) Scotland, under the EU's Erasmus programme in each of the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

    • Department for Education: Resignations

      To ask His Majesty's Government how many civil servants have resigned from the team responsible for capital spending in the Department for Education in each year for the past five years.

  • Department for Transport

    • Euston Station: Access

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether they will raise with Network Rail the provision made for disabled passengers at Euston station and, in particular (1) the distance between the holding...

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Audit and Insolvency

      To ask His Majesty's Government whether maintaining trust in audit remains a priority for them; and, following Carillion and Patisserie Valerie’s collapse, what assessment they have...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Suicide

      To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that bereaved families are able to retrieve a note or letter written by an individual who has died by suicide.

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