Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department for Energy and Climate Change: Energy: Prices answered 29 June 2015

Caroline Flint: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Retail Market Review-Implementation of Simpler Tariff Choices and Clearer Information, published in August 2013, in enabling energy bill payers to save money.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Industry: Reform answered 2 July 2015

Stephen Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what plans he has for reform of industrial sector strategies; and if he will make a statement.

Department of Health: Bladder Cancer: Medical Treatments answered 1 July 2015

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of investment in treatment for bladder cancer.

Ministry of Defence: Military Bases: Greater London answered 29 June 2015

Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the value of (a) Hyde Park Barracks and (b) Regent's Park Barracks.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gaza answered 3 July 2015

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what his policy is on support he is giving to EU proposals to promote sea access to Gaza.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ascension Island: Marine Protected Areas answered 29 June 2015

James Gray: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will take steps to designate a marine protected area around Ascension Island.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Broadband: Charnwood answered 2 July 2015

Edward Argar: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to ensure roll-out of superfast broadband to (a) Seagrave and (b) Thrussington in Charnwood.

Department for Work and Pensions: Food Banks answered 2 July 2015

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 900461, if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's evidence on the reasons behind food bank referrals.

HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit answered 29 June 2015

Stephen Timms: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will estimate the effect on the annual income of the (a) poorest 10 per cent, (b) poorest 20 per cent, (c) poorest 25 per cent, (d) poorest 30 per cent, (e) richest 40 per cent, (f) richest 30 per cent, (g) richest 25 per cent, (h) richest 20 per cent and (i) richest 10 per cent of households if the child element of child tax credit was reduced to 2003-04 levels in real terms.

Department for Transport: Rolling Stock answered 1 July 2015

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2015 to Question 3530, by what date he expects Pacer trains to be withdrawn from service by those franchises managed by his Department.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership answered 2 July 2015

Stephen Doughty: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when he last discussed the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Commission.

Department for International Development: Occupied Territories: Trade Barriers answered 1 July 2015

Carolyn Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if she will make an assessment of the potential humanitarian effect of ending restrictions on trade between Gaza and the West Bank.

Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Benefit: Young People answered 29 June 2015

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his proposals to restrict housing benefit for 18 to 21 year olds will apply to existing claimants as well as to new claimants.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Direct Selling answered 26 June 2015

Kate Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward proposals to require companies making unsolicited telephone calls to state their telephone numbers when they call.

Northern Ireland Office: Homicide: Loughinisland answered 30 June 2015

Margaret Ritchie: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when she last met the Minister for Justice in the Northern Ireland Executive and the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland to discuss the police investigation into the Loughinisland massacre on 18 June 1994; and if she will make a statement.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Insolvency answered 29 June 2015

Justin Madders: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what average time is taken for payments to be made to people who make a claim against the Insolvency Service's Redundancy Payments Office.

HM Treasury: Universal Credit answered 1 July 2015

Stephen Timms: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans that the child element of child tax credit and the child element of universal credit will remain the same while universal credit is rolled out.

Department for Transport: Rolling Stock: Procurement answered 29 June 2015

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2015 to Question 3011, whether the (a) London and Bristol, (b) London and Cardiff, (c) London and Swansea, (d) London and York, (e) London and Newcastle, (f) London and Edinburgh, (g) Edinburgh and Inverness and (h) Edinburgh and Aberdeen routes are expected to experience the expected 15 minute journey time improvements.

Department for Communities and Local Government: Solar Power answered 3 July 2015

Caroline Nokes: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his statement of 22 June 2015, Official Report, columns 617-9, whether local people will have the final say on planning applications for solar farms.

Department of Health: Livestock: Antibiotics answered 3 July 2015

David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to address the effect of the overuse of antibiotics in farms animals.