Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: Gibraltar: Spain answered 30 July 2014

Lord Patten: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 10 July (WA 78), when they intend next to raise within the European Union the issue of unlawful incursions by Spanish vessels into British territorial waters.

House of Lords: Secure Colleges answered 30 July 2014

Lord Touhig: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria will be used when placing a child in a secure college over a secure children's home.

House of Lords: Northern Ireland Office answered 29 July 2014

Lord Mawhinney: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by Baroness Randerson on 17 July (HL Deb, col 738), when they expect to have in place properly designed systems to ensure that Northern Ireland Office policy has proper lines of responsibility, accountability and safeguards against error.

House of Lords: Sickle Cell Diseases answered 23 July 2014

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients in each parliamentary constituency have sickle cell disease.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what trends they have identified in the prevalence of sickle cell disease in the United Kingdom over the last 10 years.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their strategy towards the treatment of sickle cell disease.

House of Lords: Pakistan answered 30 July 2014

Lord Ahmed: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the court cases and arrest warrants pending in Pakistan for Mir Shakil ur Rahman, chief executive officer of the Geo/Jang Group.

House of Lords: UK Membership of EU answered 28 July 2014

Lord Grocott: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury's speech to the Centre for Transatlantic Relations in Washington on 26 June, of how many jobs in each sector is the 3.3 million that the HM Treasury analysis says are connected to Britain's place in the European Union comprised.

House of Lords: Dementia answered 24 July 2014

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support research into (1) Parkinson’s dementia, and (2) dementia with Lewy bodies.

House of Lords: Middle East answered 30 July 2014

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Hamas over the last three weeks regarding brokering a ceasefire with Israel.

House of Lords: Syria answered 30 July 2014

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the security of the mainly Kurdish cantons of north and east Syria, and in particular of the risk of attacks by Islamic extremists.

House of Lords: Diabetes answered 23 July 2014

Lord Harrison: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the analysis by Diabetes UK of the increasing diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and the implications for the National Health Service budget.

House of Lords: Orders and Regulations answered 30 July 2014

Lord Goodlad: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Department for Transport have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous instrument (including drafts of affirmative instruments that had to be superseded by correcting drafts); and what steps that Department is taking to reduce the need for correcting instruments.

House of Lords: Palestinians answered 30 July 2014

Baroness Deech: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made representations to the International Committee of the Red Cross in relation to the reported placement by Hamas of military facilities and weapons in civilian areas in Gaza.

House of Lords: Midwives answered 30 July 2014

Lord Harrison: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many midwives were working in (1) Band 5, (2) Band 6, (3) Band 7 and (4) Band 8, roles in each of the last five years.

House of Lords: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty answered 30 July 2014

Lord Greaves: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals are currently being considered for the creation, amendment and abolition of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

House of Lords: McKinsey and Company answered 30 July 2014

Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what contracts the Ministry of Defence has outstanding with McKinsey and Company consultants; with what objectives; and with what fee and expenses structures.

House of Lords: Prerogative of Mercy: Northern Ireland answered 29 July 2014

Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 10 July (WA 76), which other parts of government aside from the Northern Ireland Office are being contacted about the missing files on the provision of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy (RPM) in Northern Ireland between 1987 and 1997; which bodies played a role in RPM grants in that period; and which department would now maintain files on such use.

House of Lords: Dementia answered 24 July 2014

Baroness Gale: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have put in place to address the need for training for health professionals concerning Parkinson's-related dementias.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are involving people with Parkinson's in the Department of Health's Dementia Challenge.

House of Lords: Warships answered 29 July 2014

Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the last two Warship Support Modernisation Initiative contracts were awarded for (1) HMNB Clyde, (2) HMNB Devonport, (3) HMNB Portsmouth; what cost-saving targets were set for each of those contracts; and whether those targets were achieved in each case.

House of Lords: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft answered 29 July 2014

Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the savings in development costs for the integration of F-35B aircraft flight operations into the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers as a result of the use of simulators.

House of Lords: Honours answered 28 July 2014

Lord Jopling: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 July (WA 71–2) about honours, whether they will bring the tables up to date, including the 2014 Queen’s Birthday honours.