Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports answered 27 July 2015

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to implement a whole-of-Government approach to export support: and if he will make a statement.

HM Treasury: Insurance Companies: Competition answered 27 July 2015

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether the United Kingdom insurance markets are promoting competition and the best price for customers.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Television: Licensing answered 23 July 2015

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether the BBC has undertaken that free TV licences for over-75s will continue beyond 2020.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege answered 27 July 2015

Barry Sheerman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to his US counterpart urging President Obama to raise the case of detained British national Andargachew Tsege with the Ethiopian government during President Obama's forthcoming visit to that country.

Department of Health: Healthy Start Scheme answered 23 July 2015

Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential reasons for changes in the number of recipients of Healthy Start in the last year; and what steps he is taking to ensure that all those who are eligible are encouraged to apply for that benefit.

Home Office: Telecommunications: Databases answered 30 July 2015

Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the proposed timetable for the passage of a new communications data bill through both Houses in order to meet the present legislation's sunset deadline of December 2016.

Department for Energy and Climate Change: Nuclear Power Stations: Cumbria answered 28 July 2015

Lord Judd: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their decision to endorse the site at Moorside in West Cumbria for the construction of a new nuclear power station, what action they are taking to ensure that any consequent or related infrastructure, including that proposed by National Grid, fully complies with the law and with the undertakings of the government that landscapes designated as of the highest quality, including the landscapes of the National Park, should be protected and not damaged by electricity infrastructure development.

Home Office: Human Trafficking: Mediterranean Sea answered 30 July 2015

the Earl of Sandwich: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many traffickers across the Mediterranean have been (1) apprehended, and (2) prosecuted, in the United Kingdom, or any other European Union member state, during (1) the last year, and (2) since such trafficking began.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Burma: Bell Pottinger Group answered 24 July 2015

Baroness Nye: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any United Kingdom Government officials or Ministers have met any representatives of Bell Pottinger regarding Burma.

Department of Health: Folic Acid answered 27 July 2015

Lord Rooker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they measure the policy advice on taking folic acid supplements give to women planning a pregnancy by take-up, according to (1) socio-economic group, (2) ethnicity and (3) regional location.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Productivity answered 23 July 2015

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of zombie companies on national productivity; and if he will make a statement.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Mayors answered 29 July 2015

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there are any other Executive Mayors in addition to those of London and Bristol that could not be abolished by the holding of a referendum.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Broadband: Cumbria answered 24 July 2015

Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of homes in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency which do not have access to superfast broadband.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Conflict Resolution: Females answered 29 July 2015

Baroness Helic: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the implementation by UN Member States of UN Security Council Resolution 1325; and what the United Kingdom’s strategy is as the UN lead nation on this agenda.

HM Treasury: Economic and Monetary Union answered 27 July 2015

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the stability of the Eurozone.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: China: Human Rights answered 24 July 2015

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the circumstances surrounding the arrest of more than one hundred political activists and human rights lawyers in China on 11 July.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gaza: Armed Conflict answered 24 July 2015

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government following the recent report by Medical Aid to Palestinians, what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the death of Anas Qdieh.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Community Relations answered 27 July 2015

Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2015 to Question 6223, which groups were awarded money for integration projects.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Internet: Rural Areas answered 24 July 2015

Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will extend the Internet of Things competition for UK cities launched on 13 July 2015 to rural communities.

Department of Health: Haematological Cancer answered 28 July 2015

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report Destination Cure; and whether they plan to support the calls for a stem cell donor for every person who needs one, a successful transplant for every blood cancer patient, and the right post-transplant care for every patient who needs it.