Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Ministry of Defence: Usa answered 26 February 2015

Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222435, what the name and date was of the agreement pursuant to which five personnel from Squadron 329 are on loan service to US Forces.

Department of Health: Parkinson's Disease: Drugs answered 2 March 2015

Paul Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the existence of the draft NHS England commissioning policy on Duodopa for a cohort of patients with Parkinson's disease means that any successful individual funding requests for Duodopa must demonstrate exceptionality against that cohort.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Malaysia answered 27 February 2015

Menzies Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the government of Malaysia on the conviction on 9 February 2015 of Anwar Ibrahim; when he next plans to visit that country; and if he will make a statement.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices answered 26 February 2015

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many apprentices employed by (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies and associated bodies are aged (i) 16 to 18, (ii) 19 to 24 and (iii) 25 years or older; and how many of those apprentices employed in each form of body and of each age group were previously employed by the Government.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Bangladesh answered 27 February 2015

Sammy Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bangladeshi counterpart on threats to the leader of the Bangladesh National Party and other opposition leaders in Bangladesh.

Department for Transport: Fuels answered 23 February 2015

Helen Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library all information his Department holds comparing the (a) miles per gallon, (b) cost and (c) emissions of (i) premium and (ii) non-premium (A) diesel and (B) petrol.

HM Treasury: Economic Situation: Greece answered 25 February 2015

Paul Flynn: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what issues were (a) discussed and (b) agreed at his meeting with his Greek counterpart on 2 February 2015.

Cabinet Office: Jobseeker's Allowance: Young People answered 27 February 2015

Stephen Timms: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of unemployed young people did not claim jobseeker's allowance in each month since January 2010.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Horse Guards Parade answered 23 February 2015

Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for the maintenance of buildings, parapets, and statues on Horse Guards Parade.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Horses answered 27 February 2015

Iain Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the powers available to local authorities to intervene on privately-owned land to (a) monitor and (b) protect the welfare of horses; and if she will make a statement.

Department of Health: Cancer: Drugs answered 23 February 2015

John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on the future re-evaluation of the Cancer Drugs Fund list.

Ministry of Defence: Apprentices answered 2 March 2015

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many apprentices employed by (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies and associated bodies are aged (i) 16 to 18, (ii) 19 to 24 and (iii) 25 years or older; and how many of those apprentices employed in each form of body and of each age group were previously employed by the Government.

HM Treasury: Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands answered 26 February 2015

Austin Mitchell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are liable to pay income tax at the rates of (a) 10, (b) 20, (c) 40 and (d) 45 per cent.

Department of Health: Lung Cancer answered 25 February 2015

Graham Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people presented at A&E who were subsequently diagnosed as suffering from lung cancer in (a) the Nottingham area and (b) the UK in the last 12 months.

Department for Energy and Climate Change: Fracking answered 23 February 2015

Anne McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the role is of the Office of Unconventional Gas and Oil in regulation and oversight of onshore fracking activities for shale gas.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices answered 24 February 2015

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many passport applications and renewals were administered by post offices in each year since 1985.

Department of Health: Diabetes answered 26 February 2015

Adrian Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether patient uptake of insulin pumps has reached the levels set by the NICE technology appraisal 151 benchmarking tool issued in July 2008; how many people have taken up the use of such pumps; and if he will make a statement.

Home Office: Riot Control Weapons answered 27 February 2015

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the (a) total cost of training police officers in the use of water cannons and (b) cost of such training to each police force.

Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Government answered 2 March 2015

Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 19 February (HL4953) concerning a briefing on Northern Ireland, whether such invitations will in future be sent by email as well as in hard copy.

Department for Energy and Climate Change: Housing: Energy answered 23 February 2015

Jonathan Reynolds: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many households that have had a smart meter installed in their property have also had one or more unique energy efficiency measures installed in their property under the Energy Companies Obligation scheme.