Hansard Written Answers
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Health: Mental Health answered 3 April 2014

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) what steps his Department has taken to develop a population-wide measure of levels of loneliness for inclusion in the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework;

(2) if he will include a population-wide measure of levels of loneliness in the Public Health Outcomes Framework.

Work and Pensions: European Social Fund answered 8 April 2014

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of recent social and employment programmes financed through the European Social Fund; and if he will make a statement.

Culture Media and Sport: Culture: Exports answered 8 April 2014

Adam Afriyie: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps she has taken to increase UK cultural exports; and if she will make a statement.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Turkey answered 7 April 2014

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Turkish Prime Minister on show-trials and the jailing of journalists in that country.

House of Lords: Eugenics answered 8 April 2014

Lord Patten: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy concerning human eugenics.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the prohibitions of eugenic practices contained in Article 3(2) of the European Union Charter of Fundamental Human Rights apply to the United Kingdom.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to sign the Council of Europe Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (1997); and if not, why not.

Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment answered 3 April 2014; 1 annotation

Nick Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the performance of Atos in carrying out medical assessments for personal independence payments; and if he will review this contract following the recent announcement on the employment and support allowance work capability assessment contract.

Treasury: Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation answered 8 April 2014

Graham Brady: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of compensation cases which have been miscalculated by the Equitable Life Payment Scheme.

Treasury: Unpaid Taxes answered 9 April 2014

Gregg McClymont: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have been issued demand notices for unpaid tax in each of the last five years.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Western Sahara answered 9 April 2014

Katy Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

(1) what assessment he has made of the statement of the UN Secretary General in his report S/2013/220 published in April 2013 on the human rights situation in Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the 2013 World Report by Human Rights Watch regarding Morocco's 2011 constitution and human rights.

Health: Motor Neurone Disease answered 7 April 2014

Anne Main: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are affected by motor neurone disease in (a) St Albans, (b) Hertfordshire, (c) the East of England and (d) the UK; and what funds his Department has spent on tackling that disease in (i) St Albans, (ii) Hertfordshire, (iii) the East of England and (iv) the UK in each of the last three years.

Business, Innovation and Skills: Procurement answered 3 April 2014

Sheila Gilmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest value contracts awarded by his Department were in each financial year since 2009-10.

Cabinet Office: Building Regulations answered 10 April 2014

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions he has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on how building regulations can contribute to his Department's Building Information Modelling Smart City project.

Treasury: Personal Income answered 10 April 2014

David Ruffley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of individual taxpayers in each £1,000 band of gross income between £40,000 and £70,000.

House of Lords: Israel answered 8 April 2014

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the proximity of Israeli settlements and refugee camps on the number of children’s injuries in those areas.

Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control answered 10 April 2014

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the amount spent per person on flood defences in (a) England and (b) Wales in each year since 2001 to date; and what estimate he has made of the amounts in each year to 2016.

Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Dogs: Imports answered 9 April 2014

Huw Irranca-Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether changes in the number of puppies and dogs imported from EU member states since January 2012 are consistent with AHLVA risk assessment in 2010.

Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Fracking answered 7 April 2014

Tom Greatrex: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy that costs associated with the regulation and monitoring of exploration and extraction of unconventional gas are levied on industry.

Culture Media and Sport: Tickets: Touting answered 10 April 2014

Alun Cairns: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy to follow the model used for the restriction of the resale of football match tickets for other live events.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Iran answered 10 April 2014

Katy Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to his Iranian counterpart for the release of Shahrokh Zamani.

Work and Pensions: Vacancies: North Yorkshire answered 10 April 2014

Anne McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the current number of job vacancies is in the Thirsk, Malton and Filey travel-to-work area.