Hansard Written Answers and Statements
Some recent written answers
- Health: Coronavirus answered 21 May 2013
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure hospitals are adequately prepared for any widespread outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
- Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Greater London answered 15 May 2013
Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of how the allocation of discretionary housing payments in respect of the benefit cap reflects the effect of higher rents in London; and if he will make a statement.
- International Development: Overseas Aid answered 20 May 2013
Stephen Barclay: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much and what proportion of her Department's overseas development assistance budget has been spent in the UK in each of the last 10 years.
- Education: Heart Diseases: First Aid answered 15 May 2013
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make the teaching of cardio pulmonary resuscitation skills a mandatory part of the national curriculum.
- House of Lords: Schools: Free Schools answered 20 May 2013
Lord Bassam of Brighton: To ask Her Majesty's Government when they informed Brighton and Hove City Council of their intention to acquire the playing fields used by Brighton, Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College as a site for the King's Free School.
- Home Department: Entry Clearances: China answered 16 May 2013
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision for biometric facilities there is in China for Chinese nationals applying for a visa to visit the UK.
- Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Pay answered 20 May 2013
Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department issues on the actions that would result in the suspension or removal of a bonus payment to an official in his Department; what the process is for clawing back such bonuses; and on how many occasions this has happened in each of the last five years.
- Attorney-General: Serious Fraud Office answered 20 May 2013
Emily Thornberry: To ask the Attorney-General whether the Serious Fraud Office plans to work alongside the European Commission in investigating allegations that oil prices were manipulated by oil companies operating in the UK.
- Work and Pensions: Work Programme answered 15 May 2013
Liam Byrne: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
(1) what proportion of employment and support allowance claimants in (a) the work related activity group and (b) support group find paid employment;
(2) what the off flows from the (a) work related activity and (b) support groups have been to date, by reasons for leaving.
- Health: Health Education answered 20 May 2013
Diana Johnson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on public awareness campaigns directed at (a) smoking, (b) alcohol, (c) obesity and (d) drugs in each of the last five years.
- Work and Pensions: Fraud answered 20 May 2013
Stephen Barclay: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of his Department’s counter-fraud activities.
- Northern Ireland: Buildings answered 15 May 2013
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total running costs were for each building used, owned or rented in central London by her Department and its non-departmental public bodies in each of the last three financial years.
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Afghanistan answered 16 May 2013
Tom Blenkinsop: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Afghan government about (a) fully implementing the Elimination of Violence Against Woman Law, (b) increasing support for family responses units, (c) increasing the recruitment and retention of women in Afghan police forces, (d) increasing support for Afghan women human rights' defenders and (e) ensuring the meaningful representation of Afghan women in any peace negotiations.
- Culture Media and Sport: S4C answered 16 May 2013
Guto Bebb: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will (a) review the financial position of S4C and (b) institute a fixed funding formula for that channel to facilitate greater stability in financial planning.
- House of Lords: Banking: Bonuses answered 21 May 2013
Lord Stoddart of Swindon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 10 April (WA 265) on the use of Article 53(1) of the Lisbon Treaty for the Capital Requirements Directive IV, when they plan to complete their assessment of whether Article 53(1) was a proper legal basis for the introduction of controls on bankers’ bonuses.
- Health: NHS Foundation Trusts answered 16 May 2013
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts have not achieved Foundation Trust status; and when he expects all NHS trusts to gain Foundation Trust status.
- Transport: Bus Services: Fares answered 20 May 2013
Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any local authorities have placed a requirement on bus service operators in their area to charge an adult fare only to persons aged 18 years or over; and if he will consider the merits of supporting any local authority which wishes to do so.
- Northern Ireland: Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 answered 15 May 2013
Hazel Blears: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps her Department is taking to implement the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 in its procurement procedures; and what guidance she has given to her Department's non-departmental public bodies on implementation of that Act.
- Work and Pensions: Children: Maintenance answered 21 May 2013
Kate Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what risk assessments have been carried out by his Department regarding child maintenance cases under Phase Two of the new statutory scheme, where the Child Maintenance Service has waived the intended application fee on grounds of domestic violence, and where the alleged perpetrator asserts the choice to make the maintenance payments due direct to the parent with care who has declared she is a victim of domestic violence by him; and what regard such assessments have to (a) financial abuse and (b) coercive control.
- Health: Health Services answered 15 May 2013
Jeremy Lefroy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of savings accrued to his Department as a result of the reduction in size of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts in each year since 2010-11.