Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: Offences against Children answered 22 October 2014

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to address the rising numbers of child abuse allegations.

House of Lords: Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme answered 16 October 2014

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the new Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme on small and medium-sized biopharmaceutical enterprises.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the protection afforded to small and medium-sized enterprises with sales between £5 million and £25 million under the previous Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme has not been carried forward into the new scheme.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the new Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme on future research and development investment by small and medium-sized biopharmaceutical enterprises.

House of Lords: Military Aircraft answered 22 October 2014

Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in each year since 2007–8, what were the total (1) planned, and (2) actual, usage hours for (a) the C-17 Globemaster, (b) the C-130K Hercules, (c) the C-130J Hercules, (d) the Tristar, and (e) the VC-10, aircraft.

House of Lords: Viral Haemorrhagic Disease answered 20 October 2014

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the incidence of exposure to and infection by ebola among women.

House of Lords: Corruption answered 21 October 2014

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to emulate the United States Justice Department’s "Kleptocracy Initiative" in which assets are seized from corrupt foreign officials and politicians living in the United States.

House of Lords: Palestinians answered 20 October 2014

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that where buildings are reconstructed in Gaza following Israeli military action they are better protected in the event of any future military action.

House of Lords: Glen Parva Young Offender Institution answered 20 October 2014

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England regarding the design of the proposed secure college at HM Young Offender Institution Glen Parva, and with what outcome.

House of Lords: Iraq answered 21 October 2014

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by Human Rights Watch that Islamic State has removed Yezidi boys and made them convert to Islam and is holding captive civilians from other religious and ethnic minorities, including Christians and Shia Shabaks and Turkmen.

House of Lords: Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment answered 16 October 2014

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they support the principles in the Luxembourg Rail Protocol; and when they will ratify it.

House of Lords: Palestinians answered 21 October 2014

Lord Warner: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider the marine territory relating to Gaza to be that agreed in the Oslo Accords or some lesser distance from the shoreline; and which country they consider to be the owner of mineral rights in such a marine territory.

House of Lords: Copyright answered 16 October 2014

Lord Clement-Jones: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have assessed the effect of recent legislative and regulatory changes on contractual relationships between collecting societies in the visual arts sector; and whether they will issue appropriate guidance in cases where there is a contractual dispute between such societies.

House of Lords: Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques answered 23 October 2014

Baroness Stern: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have obtained legal advice about whether the use of pain induction techniques in the minimising and managing physical restraint system is compatible with the United Kingdom’s obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child; and, if so, when such advice was received.

House of Lords: Email: Fraud answered 21 October 2014

Lord Stone of Blackheath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 14 October (HL1908), how many arrests and convictions of criminals who have extracted money from victims in phishing scams have taken place in the last 12 months.

House of Lords: Regional Schools Commissioners answered 22 October 2014

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the formal relationship between Regional School Commissioners and Ofsted; and how information will be shared between the two.

House of Lords: Palestinians answered 22 October 2014

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about the prison sentence given to Riyadh Mahmoud al-Raddad, a member of the Palestinian parliament.

House of Lords: Maryam Rajavi answered 20 October 2014

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, following the United States removal of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) from the list of foreign terrorist organisations and a French court’s dismissal of terrorism and financial misconduct charges, they will lift the bar on Maryam Rajavi visiting the United Kingdom.

House of Lords: Sanctions: Russia answered 20 October 2014

Lord Myners: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Society for Worldwide Financial Telecommunications regarding possible sanctions against Russia.

House of Lords: Mental Health Services: Children answered 21 October 2014

Lord Ouseley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how schools have used Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services guidelines for responding to the mental health needs of children and adolescents.

House of Lords: Academies answered 22 October 2014

Baroness Jones of Whitchurch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria will be used to assess proposals by academy chains planning to outsource all non-teaching posts to profit-making providers.

House of Lords: Iran answered 21 October 2014

Lord Maginnis of Drumglass: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, during his recent discussions with President Rouhani, the Prime Minister raised the issue of human rights in Iran and the imprisonment of Ghoncheh Ghavami for attending a men’s volleyball match; and, if so, whether the matter has been followed up by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.