Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Nature Conservation: Cybercrime answered 27 January 2015

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what targets the National Wildlife Crime Unit has been set for dealing with wildlife cybercrime.

HM Treasury: Investment Income: Taxation answered 21 January 2015

Pamela Nash: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was raised from taxes on dividend income in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland in each year from 2010.

Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Young People answered 22 January 2015

Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the letter of 1 August 2014 to the Defence Committee, whether his Department's cost-benefit analysis of the recruitment of minors has been finalised; and if he will make a statement.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Derelict Land answered 22 January 2015

Roberta Blackman-Woods: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of undeveloped brownfield land which his Department considers suitable for development.

House of Lords: Parking: Fees and Charges answered 23 January 2015

Lord Scriven: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the report by the RAC Foundation Local Authority Parking Finances in England 2013/14, what assessment they have made of English local authorities' income from off- and on-street car parking operations to ensure they are not making excessive profits.

House of Lords: Armenia answered 23 January 2015

Lord Kilclooney: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made any representations to the government of Armenia about the detention and trial of Azerbaijani citizens Shahbaz Guliyev and Dilgam Askerov; and whether they recognise as legitimate Armenian court procedures in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh.

Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit answered 26 January 2015

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it remains his estimate that the number of claimants of universal credit will reach 100,000 by May 2015, as forecast on page 30 of his Department's document Universal Credit at work, published in October 2014.

Department for Education: Children: Day Care answered 27 January 2015

Richard Graham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the number of new childcare places that will be created through the Childcare Business Grant scheme in 2015-16.

Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Publications answered 23 January 2015

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many books were received by his Department during December 2014 as part of the books for prisoners campaign; and where those books were distributed.

Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment answered 22 January 2015

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on television recruitment campaigns for (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy, (c) the Royal Air Force and (d) in total in the last 12 months.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: White Fish: France answered 21 January 2015

George Hollingbery: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of French recreational sea bass anglers on the management of sea bass stocks.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Religious Freedom answered 21 January 2015

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to reduce religious persecution across the world.

Ministry of Justice: Staff answered 21 January 2015

Lucy Powell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people have been so employed; what the length of contract of each such person was; and what equivalent civil service salary band each was on.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Wildlife: Smuggling answered 28 January 2015

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the implementation of commitments made by (a) the UK and (b) partner nations at the London Conference on the illegal wildlife trade in February 2014.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Big Society Network answered 21 January 2015

Lisa Nandy: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November 2014 to Question 212813, what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's provision of its office space to the Big Society Network from 28 July 2010 to 26 November 2010.

Department for Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Finance answered 27 January 2015

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether the definition of energy subsidies used by his Department is the same as the definition set out in the report, Subsidies and costs of EU energy: an interim report, published by the European Commission on 10 October 2014; and if he will make a statement.

HM Treasury: Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties answered 23 January 2015

Richard Graham: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the reason is for the additional charge for payment of vehicle tax by direct debit over 12 or six monthly instalments; and for what purposes the funds from that additional charge are used.

Department for Work and Pensions: Self-employed: Industrial Health and Safety answered 22 January 2015

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of how much time per year self-employed workers spend on fulfilling regulatory health and safety obligations.

Department for Transport: South West Trains answered 21 January 2015

Jonathan Lord: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will require South West Trains to offer compensation to passengers delayed by more than 30 minutes whilst travelling on its trains.

Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Mental Illness answered 21 January 2015

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will assess the implications for his policies of the recommendations in the report by MIND entitled We've got work to do, published in December 2014; and if he will make a statement.