Hansard Written Answers
Some recent written answers
- Home Department: Police: Complaints answered 4 March 2014
Stephen McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department issues to police forces on circumstances under which it should refer a complaint to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
- House of Lords: India: Golden Temple, Amritsar answered 4 March 2014
the Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what meetings they have had or are intending to have with Sikh organisations in the United Kingdom following the publication of the Cabinet Secretary's report on the Indian operation at Sri Harmandir Sahib.
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Flood Control answered 5 March 2014
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress has been made on ensuring local authorities collate and map the main flood risk management and drainage assets including a record of their ownership and condition.
- Transport: Pagers answered 6 March 2014
Sheila Gilmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pagers have been provided to staff by his Department since May 2010; and what the cost to the Department was of providing those pagers.
- Justice: Young Offenders: Suicide answered 4 March 2014
Andy Slaughter: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the independent review into the self-inflicted deaths of 18 to 24 year olds in custody will take into account the specific risks for young women in custody.
- Attorney-General: Maternity Leave answered 3 March 2014
Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Attorney-General what proportion of civil servants in the Law Officers’ Departments’ who were on maternity leave in each of the last five years returned to work.
- Home Department: Stalking answered 5 March 2014
Nadine Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department
(1) if she will bring forward legislative proposals to expand the definition of stalking specifically to include the internet as a medium for stalking;
(2) what steps her Department has taken to educate law enforcement agencies about the expanded definition of stalking contained in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012;
(3) what steps her Department has taken to ensure that the new definition of stalking contained in the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 is enforced and observed by law enforcement agencies.
- Treasury: Taxation: Banks answered 28 February 2014
Paul Flynn: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce a one-off levy on bonuses given to investment bankers in 2014 to help fund measures needed to assist flood victims.
- House of Lords: Royal Mail: Remuneration answered 3 March 2014
Lord Myners: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 5 February (WA 65), whether they will be voting on remuneration at the forthcoming Royal Mail Annual General Meeting; and, if so, how.
- Work and Pensions: Telephone Services answered 28 February 2014
Teresa Pearce: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost per minute is to telephone the Child Support Agency or Child Maintenance Service from a (a) landline and (b) mobile telephone.
- Work and Pensions: Pensioners: Social Security Benefits answered 28 February 2014
Simon Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to help older people in Chelmsford constituency claim the benefits to which they are entitled.
- Treasury: Children: Day Care answered 3 March 2014
Lucy Powell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2014, Official Report, columns 27-28W, on children: day care, by what method his Department has determined the estimated breakdown of basic and higher or additional rate taxpayers in receipt of employer-supported childcare vouchers.
- Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance answered 27 February 2014
Roger Godsiff: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2014, Official Report, columns 95-6W, on employment and support allowance, if he will publish the contractual quality targets applied to Atos.
- Health: Food: Chemicals answered 4 March 2014
George Galloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the health risks posed by synthetic chemicals used in the processing, packaging and storing of food.
- Home Department: Immigration Controls answered 5 March 2014
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department’s policy is on removing face coverings at border crossings.
- Justice: Homicide: Victim Support Schemes answered 4 March 2014
Robert Buckland: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what homicide services are being funded by his Department to help families bereaved through homicide committed before April 2010.
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Floods answered 6 March 2014
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) the Met Office and (b) the Environment Agency on the (i) costs, (ii) benefits and (iii) feasibility of a sliding scale of options for greater personalisation of public warning information.
- Education: Free Schools answered 3 March 2014
Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education what assessment he has made of the statistics published by his Department that demonstrate that a lower percentage than the average of children eligible for free school meals attend free schools compared with state primary schools.
- Health: Magnetic Resonance Imagers answered 3 March 2014
Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health
(1) how much of the Government’s £450 million for earlier cancer detection has been spent on MRI machines for brain cancer;
(2) which NHS sites received new MRI machines in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013;
(3) what criteria were used to determine which sites were provided with new MRI machines in the last five years;
(4) what estimate he has made of how much was spent on the early diagnosis of brain cancer in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14 to date; and if he will make a statement;
(5) what criteria his Department used to decide where new treatments for (a) cancer and (b) brain cancer will be placed; and if he will make a statement;
(6) how many brain MRI scans were performed on suspected brain tumour patients in (a) 2010, (b) 2011 and (c) 2012; and if he will make a statement.
- Home Department: Interpol answered 27 February 2014
Dominic Raab: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who will represent the UK at the Interpol General Assembly in November 2014.