Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Fisheries: Dee Estuary answered 2 July 2015

Margaret Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on (a) the management of fish, mussels, cockles and other seafood stocks in the River Dee estuary, (b) the reasons for the closure of the cockle beds in that estuary and (c) the projected date for the reopening of those cockle beds.

Department for Transport: Railways answered 2 July 2015

Lilian Greenwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department attended meetings of (i) the Midland Main Line Programme Board, (ii) the North of England Programme Board and (iii) the Great Western Programme Board in the last six months; and which Ministers and officials were present at each such meeting.

Department for Energy and Climate Change: Wind Power: Subsidies answered 25 June 2015

Catherine McKinnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Written Statement of 18 June 2015, HCWS 40, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the early closure of the Renewables Obligation to new onshore wind on the Levy Control Framework.

Church Commissioners: Church of England: Peterborough answered 29 June 2015

Stewart Jackson: To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church Commissioners plan to dispose of land for residential development at (a) Paston Reserve and (b) Norwood in Gunthorpe, Peterborough; and if she will make a statement.

Scotland Office: Food Banks: Scotland answered 2 July 2015

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will discuss levels of food bank use in Scotland with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in order to assess the potential link between reductions in welfare provision and food bank usage.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Neonicotinoids answered 30 June 2015

Steve McCabe: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans she has to maintain the ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides.

Department for International Development: Central African Republic: Children answered 30 June 2015

Stephen Gethins: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her Department's long-term strategy is to support and protect the most vulnerable children in the Central African Republic; and what steps she plans to take to ensure that her Department has a long-term strategy for its engagement with that country over the next three years.

Scotland Office: Universal Credit: Scotland answered 2 July 2015

Margaret Ferrier: To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the timescale for the rollout of universal credit in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit answered 2 July 2015

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of savings to the public purse in each of the next five years arising from the implementation of the Universal Credit (Waiting Days)(Amendment) Regulations 2015.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Egypt: State Visits answered 29 June 2015

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the planned visit of President Abdel Fatah ai-Sisi to the UK will take place; whether the Prime Minister plans to discuss the supply of military, security and police equipment to Egypt; and if he will make a statement.

Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Travellers answered 1 July 2015

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of prisoners identify as being from a Gypsy, Traveller or Roma background.

Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Gender answered 30 June 2015

Baroness Helic: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what procedures they have put in place since 2014 to increase the situational awareness of gender within the armed forces at home and on deployment.

Cabinet Office: Honours answered 30 June 2015

Lord Jopling: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 10 July 2014 (HL828), whether they will update the table to reflect all honours lists since the New Year Honours List 2012, including the Queen's Birthday Honours List of 2015, and (2) give details of the percentage of those who were styled professor.

HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits answered 29 June 2015

Frank Field: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, which UK companies' employees gain more in tax credits than they pay in tax and national insurance contributions.

Department of Health: Continuing Care answered 30 June 2015

Andrew Stephenson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications for Continuing Healthcare Retrospective Review claims made in each of the last four years have not yet been processed.

Cabinet Office: Public Sector: Procurement answered 2 July 2015

Oliver Heald: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to support small business access to public procurement.

Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit answered 2 July 2015

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much his Department has budgeted for IT consultancy support related to universal credit in each of the next five years.

Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Buildings answered 26 June 2015

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which buildings occupied by his Department are owned or part-owned privately; what the total value is of the rent paid to private landlords for the use of such buildings for official duties; and to whom such rent is paid.

Department of Health: General Practitioners answered 25 June 2015

Emily Thornberry: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP practices in (a) England, (b) London, (c) the London Borough of Islington and (d) Islington South and Finsbury constituency receive funding under the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee.

Home Office: Refugees: Syria answered 30 June 2015

David Hanson: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which local authorities have agreed to take refugees under the resettlement programme for the most vulnerable Syrian refugees programme; and how many such refugees will be taken by each such authority.