Hansard Written Answers
Some recent written answers
- House of Lords: Schools: Careers answered 6 March 2014
Baroness Suttie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage young women in schools to consider careers in public life.
- Defence: Afghanistan answered 3 March 2014
Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the 270 members of the first kandak at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy are women.
- Treasury: Child Benefit answered 27 February 2014
Dan Jarvis: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his plans are for the future of child benefit.
- Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Meters answered 6 March 2014
Graham Stringer: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which smart phones are compatible with the UK-regulated smart meters.
- Treasury: Economic and Monetary Union answered 27 February 2014
Graham Stringer: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the ruling by the German Constitutional Court on outright monetary transaction on (a) the stability of the euro and (b) the constitutional arrangements of the EU institutions; and if he will make a statement.
- Northern Ireland: Terrorism answered 4 March 2014
Naomi Long: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland by which means letters of comfort issued to so-called On-the-Runs were requested, issued and transmitted to the individuals concerned.
- International Development: Argentina answered 3 March 2014
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what development aid was provided to the Government of Argentina in 2013.
- House of Lords: Waterways: Boatmasters’ Licence answered 3 March 2014
Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the change to pass rates in the Boatmaster's Licencing examination since 2007; and what impact they consider training providers supplying essential elements of the syllabus on an ad hoc basis has had on that trend.
- Treasury: Training answered 27 February 2014
Christopher Leslie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Ministers in his Department have undertaken which training courses; and who provided each course at what cost since May 2010.
- Defence: Armed Forces: Sexual Offences answered 6 March 2014
Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cases of (a) rape, (b) attempted rape, (c) sexual assault by penetration and (d) sexual assault were referred to the Services Prosecuting Authority from the Royal Military Police in each of the last three years; and how many such cases were prosecuted (i) successfully and (ii) unsuccessfully.
- Northern Ireland: Career Development answered 3 March 2014
Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of civil servants in her Department who were promoted in each of the last five years were identified as (a) disabled and (b) non-disabled.
- Work and Pensions: Telephone Services answered 28 February 2014
Teresa Pearce: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average cost per minute is to telephone the Child Support Agency or Child Maintenance Service from a (a) landline and (b) mobile telephone.
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Thalidomide answered 5 March 2014
Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to his German counterpart on compensation from Grünenthal for UK born victims of thalidomide poisoning.
- Energy and Climate Change: Pagers answered 6 March 2014
Sheila Gilmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many pagers have been provided to staff by his Department since May 2010; and what the cost to the Department was of providing those pagers.
- Work and Pensions: Jobseeker's Allowance answered 6 March 2014
Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations he has received on errors in processing claims for jobseeker's allowance.
- Culture Media and Sport: Broadband: Rural Areas answered 6 March 2014
Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she has taken to ensure that her Department's contracts with BT for the roll-out of rural superfast broadband include a reasonable market rate for (a) equipment costs and (b) other non-management costs.
- Transport: Driving: Licensing answered 28 February 2014
Andrew Bridgen: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps he has taken against unofficial websites offering government services relating to the application for driving licences.
- Treasury: Maternity Pay answered 4 March 2014
Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the standard level and duration is of contractual maternity pay paid to civil servants in his Department.
- Justice: Probation answered 5 March 2014
John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of trainee probation officers that the National Probation Service will need to recruit for financial years 2014-15 and 2015-16.
- House of Lords: Gibraltar and Spain answered 6 March 2014
Lord Hoyle: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances they have received from the government of Spain that incursions by Spanish vessels into British territorial waters off Gibraltar will cease.