Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs answered 19 March 2015

Ian Lavery: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on which dates in (a) 2014 and (b) 2015 officials from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) met representatives of the Public and Commercial Services Union to consult them, pursuant to the Employee Relations Agreement, regarding the operation of the staff performance management system in HMRC.

Home Office: Asylum: Finance answered 23 March 2015

Lord Roberts of Llandudno: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people receive support under section 4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 specifically because it is the Secretary of State’s opinion that no viable route of return is currently available.

Home Office: Tobacco: Smuggling answered 24 March 2015

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent Border Force staff worked on implementing the Government's Tackling Tobacco Smuggling strategy in each year since 2010-11.

Home Office: Staff answered 23 March 2015

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of employees in her Department identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or Asian British, (c) Black or Black British, (d) mixed or multiple ethnic group and (e) another ethnicity.

Department for Energy and Climate Change: Energy Supply answered 20 March 2015

Oliver Colvile: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 9 January 2015 to Question 219617, whether further evaluation of the benefits of supporting projects of outside the UK has been undertaken since the publishing of that paper in August 2014; and if he will reconsider the expansion of the list of technologies eligible for support from UK CfDs.

Department for Education: University Technical Colleges answered 23 March 2015

Neil Carmichael: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Chemistry Technical Colleges have been approved since May 2010.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Staff answered 24 March 2015

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many and what proportion of employees in his Department identify as (a) white or white British, (b) Asian or Asian British, (c) Black or Black British, (d) mixed or multiple ethnic group and (e) another ethnicity.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Travel answered 24 March 2015

Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much his Department has spent on (a) cancelled and (b) missed transport in each year since 2010.

Department for Transport: First Great Western answered 25 March 2015

Ian Mearns: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to announce the timetable for the Greater Western franchise before 30 March 2015.

Department of Health: Cystic Fibrosis answered 26 March 2015

Kate Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the implications for the NHS of the paper by Stephenson et al, A contemporary survival analysis of individuals with cystic fibrosis, published in the European Respiratory Journal, Volume 45, March 2015; and what steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS is adequately resourced to cope with an increase in cystic fibrosis patients over the next 10 years.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Thames Tideway Tunnel answered 25 March 2015

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that the Thames Tideway Tunnel project provides value for money, in the light of the National Audit Office’s Report "The choice of finance for capital investment" published on 18 March.

HM Treasury: Financial Markets answered 26 March 2015

Joan Walley: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2015 to Question 225717, if he will request that the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority report on their performance in relation to sustainable growth in their annual reports.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Pay answered 26 March 2015

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average hourly pay is of employees at each grade within his Department identified as (a) White or White British and (b) from a Black, Asian or other minority ethnic group.

Department of Health: Mental Health Services answered 23 March 2015

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what mechanisms does his Department hold to account local agencies which have signed up to the Crisis Care Concordat for fulfilling its provisions; and what steps he plans to take in response to such local agencies which do not implement the provisions of that concordat.

Department for Transport: Network Rail: Brixton answered 26 March 2015

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will discuss with Network Rail the need to support businesses currently renting properties from Network Rail in the Brixton railway arches.

Department of Health: Drugs: Licensing answered 23 March 2015

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the remarks by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 11 February (HL Deb, col 1243) and the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 5 March (HL5130), how the prior use in clinical practice within the United Kingdom of either medicinal products or medical devices that lack CE marking might affect the use of such materials in clinical practice within other European Union member states; and how the anticipated duty to promote economic growth would affect marketing authorisation.

Department of Health: Mental Illness: Suicide answered 26 March 2015

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many patients discharged from mental health in-patient care have taken their own life within (a) one week and (b) two weeks of that discharge in each year since 2010; and how many investigations have been undertaken into those deaths.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates answered 19 March 2015

Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid business rates owed to local authorities in (a) England, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) Leeds in each year from 2010 to 2014.

Department of Health: Eyesight: Testing answered 26 March 2015

Liz Kendall: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many free sight tests were provided on the NHS to people aged (a) under and (b) over 60 in England in each of the last five years.

Department of Health: NHS England answered 23 March 2015

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2015 to the Answer of 13 March 2015 to Question 226844, whether Dr Adrian Crellin, Chair of the Radiotherapy Clinical Reference Group, (a) is an employee of NHS England and (b) receives reimbursement from NHS England for any services he provides to it.