Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: Gibraltar: Spain answered 30 July 2014

Lord Patten: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 10 July (WA 78), when they intend next to raise within the European Union the issue of unlawful incursions by Spanish vessels into British territorial waters.

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: NHS: Social Enterprises answered 29 July 2014

Baroness Masham of Ilton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to engage with social enterprise organisations in respect of the provision of healthcare.

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: 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.

House of Lords: Parades Commission answered 23 July 2014

Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 14 July (WA 100), whether it is now their policy to answer Questions for Written Answer by reference to websites, and if so why; and whether they will arrange for the information requested to be published in the Official Report.

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: Schools: Inspections answered 30 July 2014

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Civitas entitled Playing the Game: The enduring influence of the preferred Ofsted teaching style, and in particular the claim that teachers change their lessons plans during Ofsted inspections.

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: Palestinians answered 24 July 2014

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they will hold with other European governments concerning the case for lifting the blockade of Gaza and ending the occupation of Palestinian territories.

House of Lords: Afghanistan answered 23 July 2014

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether civil society will be able directly to participate and influence the negotiations that will take place at the Afghanistan Development Conference to be co-hosted by the United Kingdom in November.

House of Lords: Patients answered 29 July 2014

Lord Bradley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients whose treatment was incomplete there were at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust for every month since May 2010.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients whose treatment was incomplete there were at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust in each of the last five years.

House of Lords: Cycling answered 28 July 2014; 1 annotation

Lord Trefgarne: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 18 July (WA 147) what are the powers available to police officers to establish the correct identity of cyclists who decline to co-operate or who give false identity information.

House of Lords: Mobile Phones: Electronic Surveillance answered 23 July 2014

Lord Lester of Herne Hill: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what powers exist for the police and security services to make themselves aware of mobile phone data.

House of Lords: Orders and Regulations answered 29 July 2014

Lord Goodlad: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Cabinet Office have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what steps that Department is taking to reduce the need for correcting instruments.

House of Lords: Schools: Governors answered 30 July 2014

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take in response to the recommendation in the report of the Education Commissioner published on 22 July into allegations concerning Birmingham schools that “unless there are genuinely exceptional circumstances, there should be a presumption that an individual will only be a governor at a maximum of two schools at any one time”.

House of Lords: Railways: Freight answered 30 July 2014

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they will include in their passenger franchising specifications to encourage the growth of rail freight.

House of Lords: Middle East answered 28 July 2014; 1 annotation

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they are having with other European governments following Prime Minister Netanyahu’s remarks on 11 July that he would never consent to a fully sovereign Palestinian state in the West Bank.

House of Lords: Ministers answered 30 July 2014

Lord Jopling: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Ministers are members of the full Cabinet; how many have attendance status at the Cabinet; and how many Ministers in the House of Lords are in each group.

House of Lords: Borders: Personal Records answered 23 July 2014

Lord Marlesford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 15 July (WA 111), on what date the contract with Raytheon Systems Limited for the e-Borders system was terminated and what had been the total cost of the system to public funds up to that date; and when the binding arbitration proceedings on that contract were initiated and when they are expected to be completed.