Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Electoral Commission Committee: Electronic Voting answered 3 April 2014

Chris Ruane: To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the introduction of online voting in (a) Australia and (b) South Africa and its relevance to the UK.

Transport: Roads: Repairs and Maintenance answered 3 April 2014

William McCrea: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department and the Highways Agency are taking to reduce the risk of death or serious injury to road workers on the motorway network.

Health: Dental Services answered 7 April 2014

Andrew Percy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will collect data by constituency on the number of people registered with a dentist.

Home Department: Hillsborough Stadium answered 9 April 2014

Steve Rotheram: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will digitise all evidence relating to Hillsborough which is being reviewed by the IPCC and Operation Resolve investigations; and if she will make it her policy to publish such evidence electronically upon completion of both investigations.

Culture Media and Sport: Members: Correspondence answered 10 April 2014

Gerald Kaufman: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 26 February 2014 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs J Higham.

House of Lords: Vehicles: Particulate Filters answered 9 April 2014

Lord Bradshaw: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proportion of road vehicles in Great Britain are fitted with efficient particulate filters; and what assessment they have made of the potential benefit from fitting such devices.

Defence: Army: Length of Service answered 3 April 2014

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average career length is of a soldier in each regiment or unit who enlisted (a) aged under 18 and (b) aged 18 or above.

Education: Pupil Exclusions: Autism answered 10 April 2014

Karen Lumley: To ask the Secretary of State for Education

(1) what assessment he has made of the effect of the school exclusions pilot on pupils with autism;

(2) what assessment he has made of the potential role of the local offer in reducing the number of pupils with autism affected by official and unofficial exclusion.

Business, Innovation and Skills: Land Registry answered 9 April 2014

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many responses he has received to the consultation on the introduction of a Land Registry service delivery company; and how many of those were in favour of the proposals.

Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Dogs: Imports answered 9 April 2014

Huw Irranca-Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether changes in the number of puppies and dogs imported from EU member states since January 2012 are consistent with AHLVA risk assessment in 2010.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: North Korea answered 10 April 2014

John Woodcock: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the extent of persecution of Christians in North Korea; what steps he is taking within the international community to address that issue; and if he will make a statement.

Health: Poliomyelitis answered 9 April 2014

Tom Blenkinsop: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will create a strategy to address the needs of those with post polio syndrome; and if his Department will take steps to publicise the needs of those with post polio syndrome amongst medical professionals.

Energy and Climate Change: Housing: Insulation answered 8 April 2014

Graham Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many with the homes with hard-to-treat cavity walls and which require insulation measures are situated in flood risk areas.

Communities and Local Government: Council Tax answered 8 April 2014

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what average weekly sum in council tax is now due from people whose liability for this tax was previously entirely met through council tax benefit.

Electoral Commission Committee: Electoral Register: Young People answered 10 April 2014

Chris Ruane: To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2014, Official Report, column 620W, on the electoral register, what progress the Electoral Commission has made in improving registration rates of attainers; and what measures the Electoral Commission uses to judge its performance of increasing registration rates of attainers.

Home Department: Proceeds of Crime answered 10 April 2014

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2014, Official Report, columns 615-16W, on proceeds of crime

(1) whether the requests for repatriation of assets arose from charges against public officials suspected of corruption offences or wider criminal charges;

(2) how many requests from jurisdictions overseas to repatriate frozen assets the Government has received; and which jurisdictions made those requests.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Bahrain answered 9 April 2014

Katy Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Bahraini government calling for the release of Hussain Hubail on health grounds.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Japan answered 9 April 2014

Mark Pritchard: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will instruct UK diplomats resident in Japan to raise the human rights case of Mr Iwao Hakamda with the Japanese authorities.

Treasury: Dover Priory Station answered 8 April 2014

Charlie Elphicke: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many meetings HM Revenue and Customs has conducted with Network Rail on the development of new parking facilities at Dover Priory railway station in the last six months.

Work and Pensions: Unemployment Benefits: Lone Parents answered 10 April 2014

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provisions are in place to enable a lone parent on out-of-work benefits and on a course taking up more than 16 hours per week, whose youngest child turns five-years-old, to complete the course notwithstanding the 16 hour rule.