Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: Vocational Training answered 30 July 2014

Lord Allen of Kensington: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action, beyond the changes they are to make to apprenticeships, they intend to take in order to prepare young people for the world of work and deliver businesses with a supply of young people with appropriate skill sets for the business environment.

House of Lords: Nutrition answered 29 July 2014

Lord Mawhinney: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 17 July (WA 145), which supermarkets have signed up to the calorie reduction pledge; what action each has taken to demonstrate its commitment to the pledge; who is responsible for monitoring the behaviour of supermarkets with reference to the pledge; and whether any sanction exists for failure to adhere to the pledge.

House of Lords: Muslim Brotherhood answered 30 July 2014

Lord Empey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of whether any threat is posed to the security of the United Kingdom by the Muslim Brotherhood; and whether they consider that any political or research organisations in the United Kingdom have links to the Muslim Brotherhood.

House of Lords: Children: Day Care answered 28 July 2014

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what projections they have made of the impact of directly subsidising childcare costs as proposed in the Childcare Payments Bill on maternal employment rates, and the level of income tax paid by working mothers.

House of Lords: Schools: Inspections answered 30 July 2014

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Civitas entitled Playing the Game: The enduring influence of the preferred Ofsted teaching style, and in particular the claim that teachers change their lessons plans during Ofsted inspections.

House of Lords: Central African Republic answered 29 July 2014

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote humanitarian access and improve ambient security in the Central African Republic.

House of Lords: UN Convention against Torture answered 28 July 2014

Lord Avebury: To ask Her Majesty’s Government which member states other than the United Kingdom which have ratified the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment have failed to declare acceptance of the right of individual petition under Article 22 of the Convention.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will allow the right of individual petition under Article 22 of the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment.

House of Lords: Children: Day Care answered 28 July 2014

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what projections they have made of the impact of the childcare element of universal credit on maternal employment rates, and the level of income tax paid by working mothers.

House of Lords: Parades Commission answered 29 July 2014

Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require the Northern Ireland Parades Commission (1) to publish the presentations made to it in connection with a determination, (2) to publish the reasons for a determination, and (3) to list which commissioners attended the meeting to make the determination and how they voted; and, if not, why not.

House of Lords: Palestinians answered 30 July 2014

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they intend to have with the government of Israel concerning the recent destruction of fishing boats and fishing nets; and what plans there are to restore the fishing industry in Gaza.

House of Lords: NHS: Social Enterprises answered 29 July 2014

Baroness Masham of Ilton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 to enhance opportunities for social enterprises in the National Health Service.

House of Lords: Dementia answered 24 July 2014

Baroness Gale: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have put in place to address the need for training for health professionals concerning Parkinson's-related dementias.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are involving people with Parkinson's in the Department of Health's Dementia Challenge.

House of Lords: Copyright: Internet answered 28 July 2014

Lord Clement-Jones: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans the Intellectual Property Office has to monitor advertising on pirate websites.

House of Lords: Cyprus answered 28 July 2014

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 9 July (WA 44), whether any Foreign Secretary has, since 1974, hosted any senior elected representative of the Turkish Cypriot tradition.

House of Lords: Libya answered 24 July 2014

Lord Chidgey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent Libyan general election, and in particular the impact of violence on the turnout; and whether they plan to increase development aid and to provide expertise to help stabilise the country.

House of Lords: Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit answered 29 July 2014

Lord Clement-Jones: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for future funding of the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit.

House of Lords: Fracking answered 29 July 2014

Lord Stoddart of Swindon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 7 July (WA 8), why they have not sought evidence from NATO regarding claims that Russia is funding non-governmental organisations opposed to fracking in the United Kingdom; and whether they will now do so.

House of Lords: Health Services: Disability answered 29 July 2014

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of current measures and the compliance of the National Health Service in ensuring that all official paperwork and all types of communication are adapted appropriately for people with sensory disabilities.

House of Lords: Afghanistan answered 23 July 2014

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provision will be made for sponsored female Afghan civil society members directly to influence the communiqué of the Afghanistan Development Conference to be co-hosted by the United Kingdom in November.

House of Lords: Railways answered 30 July 2014

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the design capacity and projected number of trains per direction per hour in (1) 2026, and (2) 2043, for (a) HS2 at Euston approaches and Old Oak Common, and (b) the West Coast Main Line at Euston approaches, Watford and Milton Keynes.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what timetable planning the Department for Transport, HS2 Ltd and Network Rail have conducted for rail traffic on the West Coast Main Line following the opening of HS2 phase 1.