Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Health: Gastrointestinal System answered 26 February 2015

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that patients have timely and direct access to (a) gastroenterologists and (b) other specialist clinicians.

Department for Transport: Driving Offences: Speed Limits answered 24 February 2015

Baroness Pinnock: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have carried out any research into the effect of excessive traffic speed in 30mph areas on the quality of life of residents in those areas.

Department for Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Account answered 23 February 2015

Baroness Byford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Pensions, Steve Webb MP, on 21 May 2012 (HC Deb, col 506W), how many of the targeted 700,000 Post Office card accounts have been migrated to mainstream bank accounts and how many Post Office account users have refused to give up their Post Office account.

Home Office: Asylum: Syria answered 25 February 2015

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the UK's capacity to provide further resettlement opportunities to Syrian refugees whose individual medical or humanitarian needs cannot be met in refugee camps in Syria's neighbouring countries.

Department of Health: Nutrition: Restaurants answered 23 February 2015

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many quick service restaurants have endorsed all eight nutrition-based Responsibility Deal pledges to date.

Department of Health: Nurses answered 26 February 2015

Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the NICE guidelines on safe staffing for nursing in A&E departments, published on 16 January 2015, what assessment (a) the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, (b) Health Education England and (c) his Department has made of the (i) performance of A&E departments in meeting these ratios and (ii) number of full-time equivalent nurses required to meet the ratios across the NHS.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Gun Sports answered 26 February 2015

Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) pheasants and (b) partridges were imported into the UK for the purposes of game shooting in each of the last five years.

Department for Work and Pensions: Work Programme answered 26 February 2015

Paul Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of people on the Work Programme have been indentified as having mental health problems; and what the employment outcomes have been for those people since the beginning of that programme.

Department of Health: Medicine: Research answered 23 February 2015

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the total amount spent from government sources on research into (a) stroke, (b) cancer and (c) coronary heart disease.

Wales Office: Wrexham-Bidston Railway Line answered 23 February 2015

Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government and Merseyrail on electrification of the Wrexham to Bidston railway line.

Department for Energy and Climate Change: Electricity: Prices answered 26 February 2015

Christopher Pincher: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of reducing the Price Average Reference to 1MWh by 2018 on the cost of running future Capacity Market auctions.

Department for Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power answered 23 February 2015

Dan Byles: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress he has made on addressing manufacturers selling wind turbines which have been de-rated to allow them to benefit from higher tariffs within the feed-in tariff; and if he will make a statement.

Home Office: Asylum: Syria answered 2 March 2015

Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been referred to her Department by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for resettlement in the UK through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme to date.

Ministry of Justice: Magistrates answered 25 February 2015

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release Damian Green: new rehabilitation powers for magistrates, published on 25 March 2014, when he plans to publish a White Paper on magistrates' reform.

Department for Education: Music: Education answered 24 February 2015

Jesse Norman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when she plans to announce funding for music hubs in 2016-17.

Department for Education: Teachers: Pay answered 26 February 2015

David Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons the salary sacrifice scheme available to teachers does not cover the purchase of cars.

Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan answered 23 February 2015

Paul Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many family members of each of the service personnel who died in Afghanistan will be able to attend the service of commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral on 13 March 2015.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Economic and Social Research Council answered 27 February 2015

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what proportion of Economic and Social Research Council research funding is spent on (a) social enterprise and (b) economics.

Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification answered 25 February 2015

Kate Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many challenges to benefits sanctions have been overturned as a result of tribunal interventions where his Department has not made reasonable adjustments under disability equality law; how his Department takes into account information from social services or health service staff before imposing such sanctions; and what processes ensure that adjustments are made before such sanctions are imposed on disabled claimants.

Cabinet Office: Government Departments: Procurement answered 26 February 2015

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will assess the extent to which departments take account of past performance when re-tendering or contracting for new services.