Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: Private Rented Sector Taskforce answered 14 October 2014

Baroness King of Bow: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stowell of Beeston on 25 June (HL334), whether the Private Rented Sector Task Force has met representatives of Crisis, the National Union of Students, Shelter or Generation Rent since its establishment.

House of Lords: Water Supply answered 14 October 2014

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the amount of water in the United Kingdom that is lost through leakage between source and consumer; and what steps are being taken to end the current position where the consumer pays for such losses through price.

House of Lords: Sports: Drugs answered 13 October 2014

Lord Moynihan: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the World Anti-Doping Agency on the length of bans imposed on athletes who test positive for performance-enhancing stimulants with regard to their congruence with the new sanctions recently endorsed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the International Association of Athletics Federations and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

House of Lords: Network Rail answered 14 October 2014

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Kramer on 15 September (HL1794 and HL1795), with reference to the Framework Agreement between Network Rail and the Department of Transport, whether (1) the Department for Transport, (2) the Office of Rail Regulation or (3) both organisations are now responsible for approving and monitoring progress against Network Rail’s Strategic Business Plan, Delivery Plan, Business Plan and Annual Plan.

House of Lords: Public Expenditure answered 13 October 2014

Lord Barnett: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, according to the latest figures, what is the difference between the average public expenditure per head in Scotland and in England; and whether that figure has increased since the Select Committee on the Barnett Formula published its report in 2009.

House of Lords: Sanctions: Russia answered 13 October 2014

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they and the European Union are taking to avoid adverse effects from sanctions against Russia on farms and small businesses in the Baltic states.

House of Lords: Sri Lanka answered 13 October 2014

Lord Naseby: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to submit the despatches from the United Kingdom defence attaché in Colombo for the period June 2008 to June 2009 inclusive as evidence to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Investigation on Sri Lanka.

House of Lords: Developing Countries: Disability answered 13 October 2014

Lord Low of Dalston: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will outline a timetable under which the Department for International Development will work towards achieving the recommendation by the House of Commons International Development Select Committee in its Report Disability and development (HC Paper 947, 2013–14) to report results disaggregated by disability across all sectors of the Department’s work, including but not limited to the humanitarian sector.

House of Lords: Veterans UK answered 13 October 2014

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to increase staffing numbers for Veterans UK in order to assist in processing the claims by ex-service personnel under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

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.

House of Lords: Syria answered 13 October 2014

the Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage of the £600 million they have committed to the situation in Syria has been assigned to long-term civil society projects.

House of Lords: Autism answered 13 October 2014; 1 annotation

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of the Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years, they plan to extend the duty for the National Health Service, local authorities and education providers to hold joint registers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

House of Lords: Sports: Finance answered 13 October 2014

Lord Moynihan: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the performance pathways for all British Olympic and Paralympic sports are fully funded to deliver UK Sport’s projection that Team GB will win more Olympic and Paralympic medals at Rio 2016 than at London 2012; and what is that projection on a sport by sport basis.

House of Lords: Asylum: Sudan answered 13 October 2014

Lord Judd: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have in place to ensure the safety of those Sudanese who have claimed asylum in the United Kingdom but who are returned to Sudan.

House of Lords: NHS: Obesity answered 13 October 2014

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to National Health Service publication Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: one year on, whether there are any internal surveys on obesity among National Health Service employees.

House of Lords: Battle of Waterloo answered 13 October 2014

Lord Laird: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage country-wide celebrations of the two hundredth anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

House of Lords: Probation answered 15 October 2014

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many contracts they have entered into on the same or similar basis as the proposed contracts with private sector providers of the probation service, containing penal clauses requiring 100 per cent compensation in the event of cancellation.

House of Lords: Sudan answered 13 October 2014

Lord Judd: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements the British Embassy in Khartoum has in place to collect information on the treatment of Sudanese returnees from the United Kingdom; and how far any such information is included in the Home Office country of origin information on Sudan.

House of Lords: University Hospital of North Staffordshire answered 13 October 2014

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the most recent statistics for the performance of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire against the target of accident and emergency patients being seen within four hours.

House of Lords: Combined Cadet Force answered 16 October 2014

Lord Lexden: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the impact that their funding changes will have on the number of school Combined Cadet Forces.