Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: Syria answered 20 October 2014

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they and their allies are taking to protect the Kurds of northern Syria from destruction by terrorist forces; and in particular, what is being done to prevent Kobane being taken by ISIL.

House of Lords: Armed Forces: Mass Media answered 21 October 2014

Lord Lee of Trafford: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what instructions apply to members of the armed forces on having social contact with persons with known links to the media.

House of Lords: Police: Recruitment answered 20 October 2014

Lord Ouseley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) women, and (2) black and minority ethnic people, have been appointed to advertised posts for direct entry to senior ranks of the police service.

House of Lords: Welfare Assistance Schemes answered 15 October 2014

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the terms of reference of the review into the impact of the abolition of funding for local welfare assistance schemes.

House of Lords: Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome answered 22 October 2014

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb MP, on 26 June (HC Deb, 278W), what progress has been made by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s evaluation committee in the evaluation of eculizumab to treat atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome.

House of Lords: Japanese Knotweed: Swansea answered 22 October 2014

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have about Japanese knotweed and other invasive weeds in old industrial areas near Swansea; whether they have received representations about spraying by contractors for the local authority; and if so, whether they will provide guidance on how to control Japanese knotweed.

House of Lords: Regional Schools Commissioners answered 21 October 2014

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the total set-up costs of the school commissioner network; and what are the total running costs.

House of Lords: Libya answered 21 October 2014

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they expect to restore full British diplomatic activity in Libya.

House of Lords: NHS: Standards answered 21 October 2014

Lord Taylor of Warwick: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to make the National Health Service more efficient and to reduce mistakes in practice.

House of Lords: Glen Parva Young Offender Institution answered 20 October 2014

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with NHS England regarding the design of the proposed secure college at HM Young Offender Institution Glen Parva, and with what outcome.

House of Lords: Health Services: Overseas Aid answered 21 October 2014

Baroness Suttie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the Department for International Development spent on the relief of (1) HIV, (2) tuberculosis, and (3) malaria, in 2013, including commitments to the Global Fund.

House of Lords: Nationality: Somalia answered 20 October 2014

Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 9 July (HL396), whether the new Somali constitution drafted in 2012 is now in force; and, if so, whether it contains an article prohibiting the withdrawal of citizenship if a Somali becomes a citizen of another country.

House of Lords: Defence Equipment answered 16 October 2014

Lord Moonie: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the Defence Equipment Plan 2013, how much of the £4.7 billion contingency provision and the £8.4 billion headroom is allocated for (1) equipment procurement and (2) equipment support.

House of Lords: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew answered 20 October 2014

Lord Patten: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the role of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as (1) a scientific centre, and (2) an educational and outreach centre.

House of Lords: Viral Haemorrhagic Disease answered 20 October 2014

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the incidence of exposure to and infection by ebola among women.

House of Lords: Sanctions: Russia answered 20 October 2014

Lord Myners: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Society for Worldwide Financial Telecommunications regarding possible sanctions against Russia.

House of Lords: Military Aircraft answered 15 October 2014

Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 26 September (HL1820), how many ex-Nimrod aircrews are still serving in maritime patrol aircraft appointments worldwide; and how many are flying in other roles in the United Kingdom.

House of Lords: West Africa answered 15 October 2014

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment of the economic effects of the Ebola outbreak on Sierra Leone and Liberia.

House of Lords: Iraq answered 15 October 2014

Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Iraqi naval officers are still being trained at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth; and how many have trained there to date.

House of Lords: Railways: Electrification answered 15 October 2014

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Kramer on 15 September (HL1794 and HL1795), since 1 June 2014 how many meetings have been held between (1) the Department for Transport and Network Rail, and (2) the Department for Transport and the Office of Rail Regulation, to discuss the costs of the electrification schemes.