Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: Asylum: Sudan answered 13 October 2014

Lord Judd: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the appropriateness of the use of the Detained Fast Track process in Sudanese asylum cases.

House of Lords: Syria answered 13 October 2014

the Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the £600 million they have committed to the situation in Syria has been assigned to long-term civil society projects.

House of Lords: Iraq answered 15 October 2014

Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Iraqi naval officers are still being trained at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; and how many have trained there to date.

House of Lords: South Sudan answered 13 October 2014

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are engaged in or supporting any action to help protect women at risk of sexual violence as a result of the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

House of Lords: Reading Station answered 13 October 2014

Baroness Deech: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the suitability of protection from the elements afforded to passengers on platforms at Reading Station following its redevelopment by Network Rail.

House of Lords: Syria answered 13 October 2014

the Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all sides of the Syrian conflict adhere to the provisions of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2165 requiring all parties to cease indiscriminate attacks.

House of Lords: Battle of Waterloo answered 13 October 2014

Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage country-wide celebrations of the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

House of Lords: Network Rail answered 14 October 2014

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Kramer on 15 September (HL1794 and HL1795), with reference to the Framework Agreement between Network Rail and the Department of Transport, whether (1) the Department for Transport, (2) the Office of Rail Regulation or (3) both organisations are now responsible for approving and monitoring progress against Network Rail’s Strategic Business Plan, Delivery Plan, Business Plan and Annual Plan.

House of Lords: Muslim Brotherhood answered 13 October 2014

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish Sir John Jenkins’ report on the Muslim Brotherhood.

House of Lords: Veterans UK answered 13 October 2014

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to increase staffing numbers for Veterans UK in order to assist in processing the claims by ex-service personnel under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

House of Lords: Counter-terrorism answered 14 October 2014

Baroness Stern: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will respond in writing to the final report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism which was published on 28 February.

House of Lords: Probation answered 15 October 2014

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many contracts they have entered into on the same or similar basis as the proposed contracts with private sector providers of the probation service, containing penal clauses requiring 100 per cent compensation in the event of cancellation.

House of Lords: Sri Lanka answered 13 October 2014

Lord Naseby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to submit the despatches from the United Kingdom defence attaché in Colombo for the period June 2008 to June 2009 inclusive as evidence to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Investigation on Sri Lanka.

House of Lords: West Africa answered 15 October 2014

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the economic effects of the Ebola outbreak on Sierra Leone and Liberia.

House of Lords: Unmanned Air Vehicles answered 13 October 2014

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Watchkeeper drones they have ordered from Elbit Systems; and when they expect the order to be completed.

House of Lords: Claims Management Services answered 13 October 2014

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many claims management companies were struck off in each year since 2005.

House of Lords: Productivity answered 13 October 2014

Lord Birt: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the output per worker in the United Kingdom in comparison with that in other G7 countries.

House of Lords: Typhoid: Vaccination answered 13 October 2014

Lord Birt: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider there to be adequate supplies of typhoid vaccine; and, if not, what are the reasons for any shortage and when they expect adequate supplies to be available.

House of Lords: National Security Council answered 14 October 2014

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the ministerial membership of the National Security Council; what are the criteria for membership; and what is the process for appointments.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether members of the National Security Council lead on specific thematic issues; and, if so, what are the thematic issues and who leads on each.

House of Lords: Islamic State answered 13 October 2014

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the statement by the Foreign Secretary on 10 September (HC Deb, col 915) reporting that, in the areas of Iraq and Syria controlled by ISIS, there have been targeted killings, forced religious conversions, abductions, trafficking, slavery and systematic sexual abuse on the basis of ethnicity and religion, they have asked the United Nations Security Council to refer those responsible to the International Criminal Court or to seek the creation of a Regional Tribunal.