Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Justice: Sentencing answered 8 April 2014

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been given more than one life sentence on separate sentencing occasions in the last 10 years; and what the offences were for which they received those life sentences.

Health: Epilepsy answered 7 April 2014

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) what representations his Department received before the removal of pre-conception counselling for women taking anti-epilepsy medications from the Quality Outcomes Framework;

(2) what assessment his Department has made of the risks of removing pre-conception counselling for women taking anti-epilepsy medications from the Quality Outcomes Framework.

Health: Cancer answered 7 April 2014

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of reports that carrots can reduce cancer.

Business, Innovation and Skills: Insolvency answered 9 April 2014

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish a summary of the responses to the consultation on strengthening the regulatory regime and fee structure for insolvency practitioners which closed on 28 March 2014.

Education: Ad-Deen School Ilford answered 3 April 2014

Mike Gapes: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what reports he has received about teaching standards and education at Ad-Deen Primary School, Ilford; and if he will make a statement.

Health: Drugs: Misuse answered 3 April 2014

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of the illegal use of controlled substances in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Brigg and Goole constituency.

Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing answered 10 April 2014

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of social housing tenants affected by the implementation of the under-occupancy penalty have been given exempt status in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area.

Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Ash Dieback Disease answered 9 April 2014

Barry Gardiner: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(1) when his Department will (a) complete and (b) publish its review of the Chalara Management Plan; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what the reasons are for the time taken for the review of the Chalara management plan; why the updated plan was not published by the Government's March 2014 target; and if he will make a statement.

Work and Pensions: Work Programme answered 9 April 2014

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints have been made about the Work Programme on the grounds of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005 since June 2011.

International Development: Developing Countries: Family Planning answered 10 April 2014

David Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if she will make it her policy that UK public funds should not be used for the purposes of campaigning for more liberal abortion laws in another country.

House of Lords: Vehicles: Air Quality answered 9 April 2014

Lord Bradshaw: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether lower quality fuel used in road vehicles has any impact on air quality.

Justice: Female Genital Mutilation answered 7 April 2014

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of an offence under sections 1, 2 or 3 of the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 where the offence was committed against a child in each of the last four years.

Attorney-General: Police: Offenders answered 9 April 2014

Seema Malhotra: To ask the Attorney-General what the average timescale was for the Crown Prosecution Service to provide the Independent Police Complaints Commission with advice on criminal charges against current or former police officers suspected of involvement in serious crimes in (a) 2011 to 2013 and (b) 2008 to 2010.

Business, Innovation and Skills: Regional Growth Fund answered 10 April 2014

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

(1) what the total value is of all bids to each round of the Regional Growth Fund; how much has been committed to winning bidders in each Regional Growth Fund bidding round; and how much such funding has been drawn down in each region to date;

(2) what the total value is of funds not yet drawn down by winning bidders under the regional growth fund in each bidding round and region;

(3) how much funding allocated under the Regional Growth Fund in each (a) holding and (b) region has not yet been drawn down by winning bidders.

Defence: Army: Recruitment answered 3 April 2014

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) junior entry and (b) standard entry soldiers enlisted in the Army in 2012-13; and how many such people left before completing Phase 2 training.

Treasury: Flood Control answered 10 April 2014

Maria Eagle: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2014, Official Report, column 595W, on flood control, what the extra sum allocated in Budget 2014 is for each of the devolved administrations for flood defence in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16.

Culture Media and Sport: Members: Correspondence answered 10 April 2014

Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 26 February 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs J Higham.

Health: Abortion answered 7 April 2014

Jim Dobbin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many foetuses showed signs of life following an attempted termination in each year for which records are available; and how many such foetuses were registered as live births.

Home Department: Foreign Workers answered 3 April 2014

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward legislative proposals to regulate workers posted to the UK by companies.

House of Lords: Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013 answered 8 April 2014

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the provision in the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013, whereby complaints against claims management companies can be made to the Legal Services Ombudsman, will be implemented.