Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Business, Innovation and Skills: Insolvency answered 9 April 2014

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish a summary of the responses to the consultation on strengthening the regulatory regime and fee structure for insolvency practitioners which closed on 28 March 2014.

Transport: Road Traffic: Greater London answered 10 April 2014

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of congestion charging on traffic movements in London in each year since the introduction of such charging.

Work and Pensions: Separated People: Finance answered 7 April 2014

Sheila Gilmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 24 January 2014, Official Report, column 366W, on separated people: finance, whether the effectiveness of the seven projects granted £6.5 million of funding in April 2013 under the Help and Support for Separated Families initiative will be independently evaluated; and whether such evaluations will allow for comparisons between those projects.

Home Department: Driving: Licensing answered 8 April 2014

Richard Burden: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2014, Official Report, column 372W, on driving: licensing, how many drivers who received driving convictions within their two year probation period undertook speed awareness courses in each year since 2010.

Defence: RAF Menwith Hill answered 10 April 2014

Fabian Hamilton: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department was (a) aware of the nature of and (b) consulted before the start of surveillance being carried out at NSA Menwith Hills.

International Development: Syria answered 7 April 2014

Jim Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions her Department has had with agencies working within Syria on the work of the Syrian Recovery Trust Fund; and how the £3 million funding announced on 31 March will be spent.

Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits answered 8 April 2014

Katy Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

(1) how many requests for reconsideration of an employment and support allowance decision have been submitted since mandatory reconsideration came into effect on 28 October 2013;

(2) what the average waiting time for a decision for a reconsideration of an employment and support allowance decision has been since 28 October 2013;

(3) what the average waiting time for a decision for a reconsideration of a jobseeker's allowance decision has been since 28 October 2013;

(4) how many requests for reconsideration of an employment and support allowance decision have been subject to a decision since 28 October 2013;

(5) how many requests for reconsideration of a jobseeker's allowance decision have been made since 28 October 2013;

(6) how many requests for reconsideration of a jobseeker's allowance decision have been subject to a decision made since 28 October 2013.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Gibraltar answered 10 April 2014

Douglas Alexander: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times he has visited Gibraltar in an official capacity since taking up his present office.

Business, Innovation and Skills: Insolvency answered 9 April 2014

Toby Perkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills when Ministers in his Department met officials from the Insolvency Service to discuss insolvency practitioner (a) fees and (b) partial licences in the last 12 months.

Health: Palliative Care answered 10 April 2014

Sarah Newton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that there should be universal access to 24 hours a day seven days a week community nursing services to support people to die at home if that is their choice; and if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of introducing such a policy.

International Development: Nigeria answered 9 April 2014

Richard Fuller: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what education projects her Department is supporting in Nigeria.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Gulf Cooperation Council answered 8 April 2014

David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the recent Gulf Cooperation Council Security Agreement; and if he will make a statement.

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

Lord Bradshaw: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether particulate filters fitted to road vehicles are subject to testing to ensure that those devices remain in good working order.

Business, Innovation and Skills: Foreign Investment in UK: Israel answered 7 April 2014

Priti Patel: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of changes in the number of people in employment due to Israeli companies investing in the UK in 2013.

Home Department: Riot Control Weapons answered 7 April 2014

Julian Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential of water cannon to cause (a) temporary and (b) permanent injury.

Transport: Road Traffic: Sussex answered 7 April 2014

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the level of traffic congestion in Mid Sussex constituency in each year since 1997.

Cabinet Office: Job Creation answered 10 April 2014

Lucy Powell: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Office for National Statistics includes in its estimate of newly-created private sector jobs those which have been reclassified from public to private sector as a result of privatisation or outsourcing.

Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Conservation answered 3 April 2014

Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to help households improve their energy efficiency.

Northern Ireland: Electoral Register: Young People answered 3 April 2014

Sadiq Khan: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of those aged under 25 years in Northern Ireland are registered to vote.

Energy and Climate Change: Green Deal Scheme answered 10 April 2014

Tom Greatrex: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been disbursed to Ombudsman Services for work relating to the Green Deal in each month since January 2013; and how many complaints relating to the Green Deal have been processed by Ombudsman Services over the same period.