Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Central African Republic: Elections answered 24 July 2015

Andrew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the Central African Republic in its preparations for national elections in 2015.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Egypt answered 29 July 2015

the Bishop of St Albans: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they are making to the government of Egypt on behalf of Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Mohamed Nasheed answered 24 July 2015

Lord Bilimoria: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to secure the release of Mohammed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage answered 28 July 2015

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on individuals' and businesses' understanding of wage rules of naming the new higher minimum wage, announced in the recent July budget, a National Living Wage when there is already a living wage rate established by the Living Wage Foundation.

Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Muslims answered 27 July 2015

Lord Kilclooney: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many service personnel in (1) the army, (2) the Royal Navy, and (3) the Royal Air Force, have declared themselves to be Muslim.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Cycling: Calderdale answered 23 July 2015

Craig Whittaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to promote cycling as a recreational activity in Calderdale.

Department for Transport: M1 answered 27 July 2015

Lord Radice: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money is currently committed to enhancements of the M1; and when the current programmes will be completed.

Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: Training answered 23 July 2015

Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to paragraph 2.103 of the Summer Budget 2015, what additional training will be made available to staff of his Department to deal with cases in which a third child was conceived as a result of rape.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Local Enterprise Partnerships answered 23 July 2015

Clive Betts: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the statutory requirements are for local enterprise partnerships on the transparency of their operations and responsibilities; and what guidance he has issued on those requirements.

Department of Health: Cancer: Drugs answered 27 July 2015

Lord Turnberg: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether NHS patients will be able to access Nivolumab on the Cancer Drugs Fund while the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence concludes single technology appraisals of the drug for the treatment of melanoma, non-squamous lung cancer and squamous lung cancer.

HM Treasury: Aggregates Levy answered 30 July 2015

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the European Commission decision regarding exemption from the aggregates levy.

Wales Office: Sheep Dipping: Wales answered 29 July 2015

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, prior to September 1993, a circular was issued by the Welsh Office Poisons Unit indicating that doctors would not be presented with cases of sheep dip poisoning unless the patient could prove that they were employed in manufacturing such products or that there had been a spillage during transport; and if so, upon whose authority the circular was issued, upon what evidence it was based, and to whom it issued.

Department for Transport: Driving: Licensing answered 27 July 2015

Lord Morris of Aberavon: To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the period of validity of checks on driving licences for the purposes of hiring cars has been extended from three days to three weeks; what assessment they have made of which is the better practice; and why the new procedure was adopted initially.

Ministry of Defence: Future Large Aircraft answered 23 July 2015

Lord Jones: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many A400M aircraft have so far been sold.

Home Office: Immigration Controls: Migrant Workers answered 27 July 2015

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to revise the Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List in the light of the current exclusion of GPs and most categories of nurses from the list.

Department of Health: Hepatitis: Drugs answered 23 July 2015

Lord Mancroft: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many meetings they have held with NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to discuss the appraisal and future availability of Hepatitis C medicines; and whether minutes of such discussions will be published.

Department for Transport: Roads: Repairs and Maintenance answered 23 July 2015

Lord Bradshaw: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) how long it would take to give all roads in the United Kingdom a surface treatment using super flex asphalt, and (2) the cost of doing so.

Ministry of Defence: Future Large Aircraft answered 23 July 2015

Lord Jones: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have concerning the performance of the A400M aircraft during its proving tests.

Department of Health: Terminal Illnesses: Drugs answered 27 July 2015

Lord Turnberg: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what factors were taken into account when deciding that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence may only consider a medicine under its end of life criteria if it is indicated for fewer than 7,000 patients across all licensed indications.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Broadband answered 28 July 2015

Albert Owen: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what analysis his Department has undertaken of the benefits to the economy of superfast broadband access.