Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: Glen Parva Young Offender Institution answered 20 October 2014

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England regarding the design of the proposed secure college at HM Young Offender Institution Glen Parva, and with what outcome.

House of Lords: Regional Schools Commissioners answered 21 October 2014

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the total set-up costs of the school commissioner network; and what are the total running costs.

House of Lords: Armed Forces: Mass Media answered 21 October 2014

Lord Lee of Trafford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions apply to members of the armed forces on having social contact with persons with known links to the media.

House of Lords: Iran answered 21 October 2014

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, during his recent discussions with President Rouhani, the Prime Minister raised the issue of human rights in Iran and the imprisonment of Ghoncheh Ghavami for attending a men’s volleyball match; and, if so, whether the matter has been followed up by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

House of Lords: Schools: Governing Bodies answered 24 October 2014

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Nash on 30 July (HL1619), when the Secretary of State for Education intends to respond to Parliament on the recommendations of the Education Commissioner.

House of Lords: Burma answered 23 October 2014

Baroness Cox: To ask Her Majesty’s Government in which states and regions of Burma the Myanmar Education Consortium will operate.

House of Lords: Offences against Children answered 22 October 2014

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the rising numbers of child abuse allegations.

House of Lords: Teachers: Pay answered 22 October 2014

Lord Browne of Belmont: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce legislation to give headteachers and schools greater autonomy over teachers' pay and to allow them to reward, recruit, and retain the best teachers.

House of Lords: Electoral Register: Wales answered 21 October 2014

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding was offered and awarded to each local authority in Wales over the last five years to maximise voter registration.

House of Lords: Medicine: Education answered 24 October 2014

Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 3 June 2013 (HL210), whether they have altered their decision to reduce by two per cent the number of students entering medical schools in 2014; what were the findings of the 2014 review by Health Education England on the question; and whether they plan to expand the numbers significantly from 2015 and in later years.

House of Lords: Palestinians answered 21 October 2014

Lord Warner: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider the marine territory relating to Gaza to be that agreed in the Oslo Accords or some lesser distance from the shoreline; and which country they consider to be the owner of mineral rights in such a marine territory.

House of Lords: Class Sizes answered 24 October 2014

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the educational impact on infant pupils of being taught in classes of over 30 pupils.

House of Lords: School Leaving answered 22 October 2014

Lord Quirk: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the Ofsted survey Transforming 16 to 19 Education and Training (September 2014), in particular its statement on the absence of “evidence of the transformational ‘step change’ intended with the introduction of the 16 to 19 programmes” and its observation that “many of the school and academy leaders....were unaware of the full extent of the requirements of the study programmes”.

House of Lords: Academies answered 22 October 2014

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria will be used to assess proposals by academy chains planning to outsource all non-teaching posts to profit-making providers.

House of Lords: Libya answered 21 October 2014

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to restore full British diplomatic activity in Libya.

House of Lords: Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques answered 23 October 2014

Baroness Stern: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the techniques described in section 6 of volume 5 of the Minimising and Managing Physical Restraint training manual, dealing with the restraint of children under escort, have been subject to independent assessment by medical and childcare experts.

House of Lords: Palestinians answered 22 October 2014

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the prison sentence given to Riyadh Mahmoud al-Raddad, a member of the Palestinian parliament.

House of Lords: South Sudan answered 20 October 2014

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will ensure that the recommendations of the Oxfam Report From Crisis to Catastrophe, food security in South Sudan, published on 6 October, are implemented.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Oxfam Report From Crisis to Catastrophe, food security in South Sudan; and, in particular, how they will (1) assist the humanitarian efforts to create better conditions in United Nations camps, (2) improve co-ordination and delivery of aid to where people are, particularly in hard-to-reach areas, (3) ensure that diverse and sustainable interventions are made, building on local systems, and (4) improve management and planning to prevent future delays.

House of Lords: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew answered 20 October 2014

Lord Patten: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as a World Heritage Site.

House of Lords: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence answered 22 October 2014

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will review its programme for evaluating highly specialised technologies.