Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department for Education: Supply Teachers answered 17 December 2014

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the NUT supply teacher survey 2014, what steps she plans to take to increase the pay of supply teachers employed through agencies.

House of Lords: Sierra Leone answered 15 December 2014

Lord Truscott: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the performance of the ebola medical facility at Kerry Town in Sierra Leone.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they tasked Save the Children with operating the ebola medical facility at Kerry Town in Sierra Leone.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will consider transferring operation of the Kerry Town ebola medical facility in Sierra Leone to the British armed forces.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many suspected ebola patients have been turned away from the Kerry Town medical facility in Sierra Leone while beds have lain empty.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been spent to date on establishing the Kerry Town medical facility in Sierra Leone.

Department for Transport: Roads: Kent answered 15 December 2014

Rehman Chishti: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been invested in road infrastructure in (a) Kent, (b) Medway and (c) Gillingham and Rainham constituency in each year since 2010.

Department for Transport: Staff answered 16 December 2014

Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff are employed in his Department's headquarter buildings.

House of Lords: Mental Health Services answered 15 December 2014

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the availability of beds for mental health patients; and whether they have any plans to tackle any shortage.

House of Lords: Outdoor Education answered 16 December 2014

Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the evidence of the impact of learning outside the classroom on (1) attainment, and (2) social skills.

Department of Health: Colorectal Cancer answered 16 December 2014

Liz Kendall: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the percentage coverage of flexible-sigmoidoscopy screening was at the end of (a) 2013-14 and (b) 2014-15; and what the projected coverage of such screening is for the end of 2015-16.

Department of Health: Campylobacter: Northern Ireland answered 17 December 2014

William McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Northern Ireland Executive regarding campylobacter in poultry.

Department of Health: Congenital Abnormalities answered 15 December 2014

Mark Menzies: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's most recent policy framework is concerning the entitlement of women undergoing screening and diagnosis testing for foetal anomaly during pregnancy to full and informed consent, to proper support in the event of a positive result, and to their right to refuse screening or testing if they so wish.

Home Office: Asylum and Immigration Tribunal answered 17 December 2014

Rehman Chishti: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) average and (b) target time taken between the completion of an immigration tribunal and the implementation of that tribunal's decision is.

Department for Work and Pensions: Christmas Cards answered 18 December 2014

Jonathan Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which (a) individuals, (b) companies and (c) other organisations receive Christmas cards from his Department.

Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing answered 15 December 2014

Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people who have been subject to the under-occupancy penalty at the latest date for which figures are available were identified as (a) white British and (b) from any other ethnic group.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Press answered 15 December 2014

Chris Bryant: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what newspapers and magazines are circulated to the private offices of each of his Department's Ministers.

Department for Transport: Unmanned Air Vehicles answered 15 December 2014

Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to bring forward proposals to amend the law relating to the unauthorised use of unmanned drones in the airspace over the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Department of Health: Health: Screening answered 18 December 2014

Debbie Abrahams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the median wait from test request to test result was for (a) abdominal ultrasound, (b) flexi-sigmoidoscopy, (c) colonoscopy and (d) brain MRI in (i) all tests requested and (ii) GP-requested tests in the last year for which figures are available.

Department of Health: Travel answered 18 December 2014

Lucy Powell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department has spent on (a) taxis, (b) first class train tickets and (c) business class air travel in each of the last five years.

House of Lords: UK Trade with EU answered 17 December 2014

Lord Pearson of Rannoch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Livingston of Parkhead on 19 November (HL2689), what research they have conducted since 1992 to determine the benefits of the European Single Market for United Kingdom trade.

Cabinet Office: Directors answered 15 December 2014

Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of his Department's executive board are (a) male and (b) female.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance answered 16 December 2014

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the total and percentage change to the level of rate support grant allocated to each local authority area has been since 2010.

Department for International Development: Philippines answered 18 December 2014

Gavin Shuker: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what proportion of the funding for the Strengthening Humanitarian Preparedness in High Risk Contexts programme was allocated to the Philippines.