Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: Children: Day Care answered 28 July 2014

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what projections they have made of the impact of directly subsidising childcare costs as proposed in the Childcare Payments Bill on maternal employment rates, and the level of income tax paid by working mothers.

House of Lords: Lyme Disease answered 24 July 2014

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in December 2011, the Clinical Pathology Accreditation Service was made aware of modifications by the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit to the Trinity Biotech immunoblot kit to be used for testing human cerebrospinal fluid.

House of Lords: Parades Commission answered 29 July 2014

Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require the Northern Ireland Parades Commission (1) to publish the presentations made to it in connection with a determination, (2) to publish the reasons for a determination, and (3) to list which commissioners attended the meeting to make the determination and how they voted; and, if not, why not.

House of Lords: Palestinians answered 30 July 2014

Baroness Deech: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the Palestinian Authority about the reported use of imported concrete for non-peaceful purposes, particularly in the construction of tunnels from Gaza into Israel.

House of Lords: Postal Services: Competition answered 24 July 2014

Lord Whitty: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their calculation of the percentage of United Kingdom addressees needed to be reached by end-to-end postal delivery companies other than Royal Mail before there is a threat to the financial sustainability of the universal postal service.

House of Lords: Sahel answered 30 July 2014

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the present terrorist threat in the Sahel and surrounding regions; and to what extent they consider it a threat to British interests in the region.

House of Lords: Stabilisation Unit answered 24 July 2014

Lord Chidgey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many active members of the Civilian Stabilisation Group are (1) deployable civilian experts, and (2) members of the Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre; in the last year, how many of each group, including serving police officers, have been deployed on stabilisation missions; and what is the numerical size, including Crown Agents support, and annual cost of the Stabilisation Unit.

House of Lords: River Thames: Sewage answered 30 July 2014

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 14 May (WA 542), what is the actual annual average frequency of discharge of storm sewage of the upgraded Mogden works; whether it meets the requirements of the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive; if not, what action is to be taken to ensure that it does; and what is the explanation for the number of such discharges between March and December 2013 compared with Thames Water’s statement made before the upgrade that “post upgrade the Mogden works would spill about once every two and a half years.”

House of Lords: Honours answered 28 July 2014

Lord Jopling: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 July (WA 71–2) about honours, whether they will bring the tables up to date, including the 2014 Queen’s Birthday honours.

House of Lords: Warships answered 29 July 2014

Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the last two Warship Support Modernisation Initiative contracts were awarded for (1) HMNB Clyde, (2) HMNB Devonport, (3) HMNB Portsmouth; what cost-saving targets were set for each of those contracts; and whether those targets were achieved in each case.

House of Lords: Schools: Radicalism answered 30 July 2014

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the review commissioned by the Secretary of State for Education into whether the Department missed historical warnings in respect of concerns raised about Birmingham schools, the Permanent Secretary intends to interview Mr Tim Boyes, headteacher of Queensbridge School.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the review commissioned by the Secretary of State for Education into whether the Department missed historical warnings in respect of concerns raised about Birmingham schools, the Permanent Secretary intends to interview Lord Hunt of Kings Heath.

House of Lords: Asylum answered 24 July 2014

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the analysis in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' Global Trends Report of the number of refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people worldwide.

House of Lords: Ukraine answered 30 July 2014

Lord Trefgarne: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any information, either from Eurocontrol or elsewhere, regarding the primary and secondary radar returns from flight MH17 before and immediately after its destruction.

House of Lords: Palestinians answered 30 July 2014

Lord Warner: To ask Her Majesty’s Government of what state they regard Gaza to be a part.

House of Lords: Roads answered 24 July 2014

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the strategic vision for the Road Investment Strategy will take account of the whole built environment.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the draft Road Investment Strategy's four elements will take account of the need for design of the whole built environment.

House of Lords: Veterans: Employment answered 30 July 2014

Baroness Greengross: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to respond to offers of employment for returning injured military personnel.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are identified points of contact for employers who wish to offer work opportunities to returning injured military personnel.

House of Lords: Diabetes answered 23 July 2014

Lord Harrison: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the analysis by Diabetes UK of the increasing diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and the implications for the National Health Service budget.

House of Lords: NHS England answered 28 July 2014

Lord Grocott: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 9 July (HL Deb, col 216), how many managerial and clerical appointments have been made to NHS England.

House of Lords: National Crime Agency: Northern Ireland answered 29 July 2014

Lord Mawhinney: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Randerson on 16 July (HL Deb, col 588–9), what are the specific ways in which the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is “fully engaged” in speeding up the National Crime Agency's full introduction.

House of Lords: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft answered 29 July 2014

Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 30 July 2013 (WA 263–4), how many F-35B aircraft the United Kingdom has purchased, and whether any more will be purchased before the next Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2015.