Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

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

Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on the level of salaries paid to local authority chief executives; what guidance his Department gives to local councils on that matter; what measures are in place to prevent excessive salaries being paid by local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction answered 11 December 2014

Emma Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how much was spent on the Get Britain Building Scheme in (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013 and (d) 2014.

Ministry of Justice: Segregation of Prisoners answered 18 December 2014

Andy Slaughter: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people segregated in prison in England and Wales have protected characteristics in each of the last three years for which data are available.

House of Lords: Business: Taxation answered 15 December 2014

Lord Stoddart of Swindon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Deighton on 26 November (WS 37) concerning the meeting of ECOFIN on 7 November, what will be the effect of the proposed amendment to Directive 2011/96/EU; and whether it transfers further powers over taxation to the European Union.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Motor Vehicles answered 16 December 2014

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on employee car travel policy.

Department of Health: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease answered 17 December 2014

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the NHS has for future support and care for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

House of Lords: Housing: Taxation answered 16 December 2014

Lord Ashcroft: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there has been any decline in stamp duty receipts on higher priced properties since public talk of a “mansion” tax began.

Home Office: Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes answered 15 December 2014

Nick Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to encourage public confidence in the willingness of police forces to respond sympathetically and proactively to victims of serious sexual assault.

Department for Transport: Travel answered 18 December 2014

Lucy Powell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, 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: Acts of Supremacy answered 16 December 2014

Lord Stoddart of Swindon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Acts of Supremacy 1534 and 1558 remain extant.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Company Investigations answered 18 December 2014

Steve Rotheram: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether the Insolvency Service plans to conduct any inquiries under sections 432 or 447 of the Companies Act 1985 in the next six months.

Department of Health: General Practitioners answered 17 December 2014

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2014 to Question 216134, if he will bring forward proposals to replace the National Education Programme on Health at Work.

Department for Work and Pensions: Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals answered 11 December 2014

Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total cost has been of administering successful appeals against employment and support allowance sanctions in the last five years.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Staff answered 17 December 2014

Lucy Powell: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) temporary staff and (c) contingent labour in each of the last five years; how many people have been so employed; what the length of contract of each such person was; and what equivalent civil service salary band each was on.

House of Lords: Middle East answered 17 December 2014

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 4 December (HL3192), what is their assessment of the use of live fire for crowd control.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Broadband: Urban Areas answered 16 December 2014

Chris Bryant: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the Super Connected Cities budget (a) remaining for 2014-15 and (b) allocated for 2015-16 is allocated to advertising or advertising agencies.

Cabinet Office: Serco answered 17 December 2014

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) correspondence and (b) discussions he has had with Serco on that company's review conducted by Lord Gold; whether he has received a copy of that report; and if he will make a statement.

Department for Education: Directors answered 17 December 2014

Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many members of her Department's executive board are (a) male and (b) female.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices answered 15 December 2014

Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that employers are able to support continued learning by apprentices that they employ.

Cabinet Office: Civil Servants: Pensions answered 15 December 2014

Roger Gale: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether all payments of pensions payable to retired civil servants resident overseas are up to date; and whether the MyCSP mutual venture system and its associated information technology are working efficiently.