Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Health: HIV Infection answered 21 November 2014

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects home testing HIV kits to become available for use throughout the UK.

Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit answered 20 November 2014

Rachel Reeves: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure effective joint working between his Department and relevant partners before introducing universal credit in new areas.

Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment answered 20 November 2014

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to recruit more women and ethnic minorities to the armed forces.

Department for Education: Religion: GCSE answered 21 November 2014

Kevin Brennan: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent representations she has received on proposed content for the new religious studies GCSE.

Cabinet Office: Employment: Older People answered 25 November 2014

Stephen Timms: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the rate of (a) employment and (b) unemployment is for people aged (i) 50, (ii) 51, (iii) 52, (iv) 53, (v) 54, (vi) 55, (vii) 56, (viii) 57, (ix) 58, (x) 59, (xi) 60, (xii) 61, (xiii) 62, (xiv) 63, (xv) 64 and (xvi) 65.

Ministry of Justice: Magistrates' Courts answered 18 November 2014

Andy Slaughter: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the change in the number of people employed at magistrates' courts has been in each year since 2010.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Mobile Phones answered 21 November 2014

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what impact assessment his Department conducted on the duration of its consultation on tackling partial not-spots in mobile phone coverage.

Department of Health: Foetal Alcohol Syndrome answered 25 November 2014

Graham Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will commission a prevalence study on foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran answered 18 November 2014

Joe Benton: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on Behnam Irani.

HM Treasury: Corporation Tax: Northern Ireland answered 21 November 2014

Jeffrey M Donaldson: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the devolution of corporation tax in 2014.

Department for Education: Schools: Yorkshire and Humberside answered 24 November 2014

Clive Betts: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which organisations in Yorkshire and Humberside are currently not subject to any temporary or permanent withdrawal of approval for the sponsorship of new or additional schools by the (a) Secretary of State and (b) Regional Schools Commissioner to be academy sponsors for existing (i) primary schools, (ii) secondary schools, (iii) post-16 schools and colleges and (iv) three to 18 schools.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Fire Services answered 21 November 2014

Ian Austin: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent visits he and other Ministers in his Department have made to fire service bases in England.

Home Office: Detention Centres answered 24 November 2014

Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the annual running costs of the immigration detention estate are.

House of Lords: In Vitro Fertilisation answered 18 November 2014

Lord Alton of Liverpool: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a full copy of the correspondence between the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the authors of “Pregnancy derived from human nuclear transfer” published in Fertility & Sterility (2003, Vol. 80, Supplement 3).

Department for Communities and Local Government: Fire Services: Industrial Disputes answered 21 November 2014

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions his Department has had with the devolved administrations on the firefighters' pension dispute; and if he will make a statement.

Ministry of Justice: Licensing Laws answered 25 November 2014

Luciana Berger: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions under legislation prohibiting alcohol sales to intoxicated persons there have been in each year since 2010.

Department for Work and Pensions: Post Office Card Account answered 25 November 2014

Teresa Pearce: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when he plans to reach a decision on the future of the Post Office card account after the current contract ends in March 2015.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Welfare Assistance Schemes answered 18 November 2014

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many hon. Members have written to him to express concerns about the future funding of local welfare assistance schemes.

Ministry of Defence: Middle East answered 24 November 2014

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any RAF pilots have operated US air force aircraft over Iraq or Syria.

Department for International Development: Palestinians answered 24 November 2014

Chris Williamson: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance her Department plans to give to the removal of unexploded remnants of war in civilian areas in Gaza.