Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Ministry of Defence: Libya answered 19 November 2014

Vernon Coaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on the future training of Libyan soldiers; and if he will make a statement.

Home Office: Offenders: Foreign Nationals answered 17 November 2014

Graeme Morrice: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-UK citizens living in the UK have been convicted of a criminal offence.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Air Pollution: Greater London answered 17 November 2014

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of public health risks from air pollution in London; and if she will make a statement.

Home Office: Detention Centres answered 17 November 2014

Nicola Blackwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration detention places were available at the end of each of the last five financial years.

Home Office: Offences against Children: Databases answered 13 November 2014

Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which body set up the National Image Hashing Database; which agency hosts that Database; and who is responsible for meeting its costs.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran answered 17 November 2014

Mark Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the latest report into Iran's nuclear programme by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Dundee answered 19 November 2014

Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance claimants there are in Dundee East constituency.

HM Treasury: Universal Credit answered 17 November 2014

David Wright: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the extra cost to HM Revenue and Customs arising from the time taken to implement universal credit.

HM Treasury: National Insurance Contributions: Wales answered 17 November 2014

Guto Bebb: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses in (a) Wales, (b) North Wales and (c) Aberconwy constituency are exempted from paying employer national insurance contributions.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: White Fish: Conservation answered 17 November 2014

Ben Bradshaw: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to introduce at an EC level measures to reduce sea bass mortality by 80 per cent by 2015.

Ministry of Justice: Victim Support Schemes answered 17 November 2014

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Written Statement of 13 October 2014, Official Report, column 13WS, on Our Commitment to Victims, when he plans to publish legislative proposals on guaranteeing victims' rights.

House of Lords: Arrest Warrants answered 17 November 2014

Lord Inglewood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the event of the United Kingdom not opting back into the provisions of the European Arrest Warrant, which member states still have on their statute books the legislation necessary to revert to the Council of Europe Convention on Extradition 1957.

HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs answered 17 November 2014

David Wright: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the integration costs likely to be incurred when passing HM Revenue and Customs Aspire Contract Work to potential new suppliers.

Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Violence answered 19 November 2014

Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what oversight mechanisms are in place to ensure that prisoners in private prisons are safe from violence.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission answered 17 November 2014

Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department issues on the definition of severe in relation to the effect on traffic levels for the use of (a) local planning authorities and (b) the National Planning Inspectorate.

Wales Office: New Businesses: Government Assistance answered 17 November 2014

Guto Bebb: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many start-up business loans have been awarded in (a) Aberconwy constituency and (b) Wales to date.

House of Lords: Universal Credit answered 17 November 2014

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have considered including school holiday provision in passported benefits to be included in Universal Credit.

House of Lords: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew answered 18 November 2014

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place between the relevant government departments concerning the recent cuts in scientific research at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran answered 17 November 2014

Peter Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether Iran's construction of a heavy-water research reactor at its Arak facility places that country in breach of its international obligations.

Ministry of Defence: Freedom of Information answered 17 November 2014

John Woodcock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on legal fees over prevention of release of information requested by Freedom of Information requests since 2010.