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Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Health: NHS: Finance answered 25 March 2015

Baroness Wheeler: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the consultation on the NHS National Tariff Payment System 2015–16, what steps they have taken and are planning to take to ensure that health providers treating complex patients are not under-reimbursed by the payment by results system; and whether a more cost-reflective tariff system will be implemented in 2015–16.

Department of Health: Sugar answered 25 March 2015

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage confectionery retailers to reduce the sugar content of their products.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pakistan answered 24 March 2015

Lord Patten: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they give to United Kingdom citizens intending to visit Pakistan concerning freedom of worship, and whether it is safe to visit places of worship in Pakistan.

Ministry of Justice: Employment Tribunals Service answered 23 March 2015

Meg Munn: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2015 to Question 227352, if he will publish the data collected on protected characteristics for people making Employment Tribunal Service claims for each quarter from October 2012.

Department of Health: Orphan Drugs answered 25 March 2015

Baroness Masham of Ilton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any decision around ultra-orphan drugs will be referred to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Highly Specialised Technologies Evaluation Committee.

Department of Health: Strokes answered 26 March 2015

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will recommend to NICE that it updates the EQ5D methodology to better represent meaningful quality of life measures used in assessing cost-effectiveness for interventions that could affect the long-term survival of stroke patients with associated disability.

HM Treasury: Personal Income answered 23 March 2015

Gregory Campbell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what change there has been in net annual income for a person earning £24,000 gross per annum as a result of changes to personal allowances and national insurance contributions since 2010.

Ministry of Justice: Prisoners' Release answered 24 March 2015

David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how frequently prison recall data for the licence period and the new supervision period will be published; and whether such data will be recorded and published separately for Essex.

Ministry of Defence: Aircraft Carriers answered 23 March 2015

Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many years the Head of Carrier Enabled Power Projection has spent serving on aircraft carriers.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Staff answered 23 March 2015

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of employees in his Department identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or Asian British, (c) Black or Black British, (d) mixed or multiple ethnic group and (e) another ethnicity.

Department for International Development: Procurement answered 25 March 2015

Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what the value is of contracts her Department holds with (a) Adam Smith International, (b) PwC and (c) KPMG.

Department of Health: Hepatitis: Drugs answered 25 March 2015

David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department and NHS England are taking to accelerate the access of hepatitis C patient to interferon-free medicines; and what estimate he has made of the number of patients who will commence treatment with such medicines in 2015.

Department of Health: Strokes answered 24 March 2015

Derek Twigg: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have had a stroke or a transient ischemic attack in each clinical commissioning group area since April 2012.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel answered 24 March 2015

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on (a) cancelled and (b) missed transport in each year since 2010.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Medicine: Research answered 19 March 2015

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of reasons for regional per capita disparities in the distribution of medical research funding.

Department for Energy and Climate Change: Energy answered 24 March 2015

Philip Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what proportion of the domestic retail electricity and gas market was captured by the six largest energy firms in (a) 2000, (b) 2010 and (c) the latest date for which data is available.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Further Education answered 20 March 2015

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the average number of subjects or courses offered by further education colleges was in each of the past five years; and what estimate he has made of the average number of subjects or courses that will be offered by further education colleges in each of the next five years.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Fire Prevention: Furniture answered 26 March 2015

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills of 25 November 2014, Official Report, column 257WH, what progress he has made on reviewing proposals to amend the Furniture and Furnishing (Fire) (Safety) Regulations 1988.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Pay answered 26 March 2015

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average hourly pay is of employees at each grade within his Department identified as (a) White or White British and (b) from a Black, Asian or other minority ethnic group.

Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Young People answered 24 March 2015

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2015 to Question 223160, how the armed forces communicate the requirements of recruiters in respect of briefing candidates and their parents on the terms and conditions of military service.