Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: Military Aircraft answered 29 July 2014

Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate in cost per capita of pilot training of the savings made by using full flight simulators.

House of Lords: Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage answered 28 July 2014

Lord Renfrew of Kaimsthorn: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation by the British Academy and the Honor Frost Foundation

to the Foreign Secretary on 20 March that the United Kingdom should ratify the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

House of Lords: Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 answered 24 July 2014

Lord Greaves: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the process leading up to the issue of guidance on Parts 1 to 7 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014; and when they will issue such guidance.

House of Lords: Energy: Conservation answered 30 July 2014

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what help they are providing to householders off the gas grid who want to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

House of Lords: Drugs answered 28 July 2014

Lord Browne of Belmont: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers are available to prevent people from buying legal highs online.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the current legislation in place to prevent the purchase of illegal highs.

House of Lords: Wheelchairs answered 29 July 2014

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the National Health Service wheelchair voucher scheme.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the approval process is for mobility aids and wheelchairs to be approved for use under the National Health Service wheelchair voucher scheme; and whether they consider that it allows sufficient patient choice.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the power of local National Health Service providers to set their own level of the National Health Service wheelchair vouchers on levels of access to the scheme in different areas.

House of Lords: Landslips answered 28 July 2014

Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any ongoing or planned assessments of landslips in East Sussex.

House of Lords: Road Signs and Markings answered 28 July 2014

Lord Mawson: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the amount of signage on minor roads in the countryside; and in particular, whether they consider it necessary to have identical signs facing in the same direction on both sides of such roads.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost of duplicating road signage on minor country roads.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the duplication of signage on minor country roads has any impact on the safety of passing traffic.

House of Lords: Fracking answered 29 July 2014

Lord Stoddart of Swindon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 7 July (WA 8), why they have not sought evidence from NATO regarding claims that Russia is funding non-governmental organisations opposed to fracking in the United Kingdom; and whether they will now do so.

House of Lords: Middle East answered 30 July 2014

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the long-term consequences for Israel of Operation Protective Edge.

House of Lords: McKinsey and Company answered 30 July 2014

Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contracts the Ministry of Defence has outstanding with McKinsey and Company consultants; with what objectives; and with what fee and expenses structures.

House of Lords: First TransPennine Express answered 30 July 2014

Lord Bradshaw: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to make an announcement concerning the class 170 trains which are due to be transferred from TransPennine Express to Chiltern Railways.

House of Lords: Intellectual Property answered 28 July 2014

Lord Clement-Jones: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to co-ordinate action on intellectual property issues with equivalent industry and enforcement bodies overseas.

House of Lords: Schools: Admissions answered 30 July 2014

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 2 July (WA 273), what steps they intend to take to tackle the estimated increase in young people in schools to over eight million by 2023.

House of Lords: Foreign Workers: Conditions of Employment answered 23 July 2014

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recent report by the Migration Advisory Committee about the effectiveness of employment rules, what plans they have to review and, if necessary, amend those laws.

House of Lords: Mesothelioma answered 29 July 2014

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current estimate of the total number of fatalities from mesothelioma expected in the next 30 years.

House of Lords: Roads answered 28 July 2014

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how Road User Focus and the Strategic Road Network Monitor, as described in Setting the Road Investment Strategy: Now and in the Future, will have regard to design achievement and effectiveness.

House of Lords: General Practitioners: Rural Areas answered 28 July 2014

Lord Trefgarne: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose any additional financial support to general practitioner practices in rural areas.

House of Lords: Children: Day Care answered 23 July 2014

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to raise awareness of free early years childcare.

House of Lords: Armed Conflict answered 30 July 2014

Lord Warner: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they use to determine whether military action, such as that by Israel in Gaza, is proportionate.