Hansard Written Answers
Written answers

Some recent written answers

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: St Helena answered 1 September 2014

Ian Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many St Helenians have emigrated since November 2011.

Defence: Military Aircraft answered 1 September 2014

Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what communication (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with the Boeing Company regarding the lease of four P-8A aircraft.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Middle East answered 1 September 2014

Sarah Champion: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to publicise internationally the UK's position on the conflict in Gaza.

Home Department: Research Councils: Finance answered 1 September 2014

Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department

(1) what funding her Department gives to research councils for the purpose of conducting non-animal tests or research;

(2) how much her Department gives to research councils to fund tests or research involving animals.

Defence: Military Aircraft answered 1 September 2014

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when it was decided that his Department would maintain the use of the Sentinel aircraft until 2018; and what the reasons were for this decision.

Home Department: Animal Experiments: Wales answered 1 September 2014

Jonathan Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many project licences were granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Wales in 2013; and how many such licences were in force at the end of 2013 in respect of work to be carried out in Wales.

Home Department: Child Abuse in Cleveland Judicial Inquiry answered 1 September 2014

Caroline Lucas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department where in the public domain the Northern Regional Health Authority report of October 1988 entitled, Action Taken Following the Report of the Judicial Inquiry into Child Abuse in Cleveland may be found; if she will place a copy of this document in the Library; and if she will make a statement.

Northern Ireland: Buildings answered 1 September 2014

Simon Kirby: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will review her departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if she will make a statement.

Cabinet Office: Buildings answered 1 September 2014

Simon Kirby: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will review his departmental estate in order to reduce costs; and if he will make a statement.

Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports answered 1 September 2014

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how much match funding has been allocated to firms under the Passport to Export Scheme; and what proportion of these funds have been withdrawn.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: St Helena answered 1 September 2014

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of residents of St Helena in fuel poverty.

Attorney-General: Crown Courts answered 1 September 2014

Philip Davies: To ask the Attorney-General pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2014, Official Report, column 678W, on Crown courts, what the number of defendants was in each category for each type of offence in 2013-14.

Home Department: Euthanasia answered 1 September 2014

Jim Dobbin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports she has received on the time taken for the Metropolitan Police to act in the case of a foreign national conducting a seminar which is alleged to have encouraged assistance with suicide in London, June 2013; and what steps she is taking to ensure that the case is now properly investigated.

Defence: Service Personnel and Veterans Agency answered 1 September 2014

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) compulsory and (b) voluntary redundancies have been issued to employees of the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency in each year since 2010.

Home Department: Mental Illness: Homicide answered 1 September 2014

Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were murdered by people classified as severely mentally ill in each of the last 15 years.

Work and Pensions: EU Law answered 1 September 2014

John Redwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times the UK has lost EU infraction proceedings since May 2010 which relate to matters that fall within his Department's responsibility.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Kenya answered 1 September 2014

Jim Shannon: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Kenyan counterpart on the safety of UK tourists to that country.

Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification answered 1 September 2014

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress he is making on reducing the number of incorrectly completed sanction referral forms submitted by Work Programme providers; and if he will make a statement.

Communities and Local Government: Procurement answered 1 September 2014

Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many contracts (a) let since 2010 and (b) about to be let by his Department and its agencies are worth (i) between £1 million and £3 million and (ii) over £3 million; how much has been spent on monitoring each contract let by his Department since 2010; and how many officials in his Department monitor each contract let since 2010.

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Burma answered 1 September 2014

Mark Hendrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his counterpart in Burma on the recent violence against Muslims in Mandalay and the growth of Buddhist extremism in that country.