Written answers
Wednesday, 14 November 2012

  • House of Lords
    • Armed Forces: 2nd Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
      To ask Her Majesty's Government against which criteria they assessed the 2nd Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers when they took the decision to disband it; which criteria, if any, it...
    • Armed Forces: Medals (2 annotations)
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following their decision not to allow Arctic convoy survivors to accept the Medal of Ushakov awarded to them by the Government of Russia, they have...
    • Bahrain
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 11 October (WA 425), what was the outcome of the recent visit of the Bahraini Minister for Human Rights to the...
    • Civil Service: Secondments
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many senior civil servants at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office are on secondment to companies or organisations in the United Kingdom; how many were seconded...
    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances information held on individuals by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency can be released to private companies.
    • Firearms: Licensing (1 annotation)
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office Position Paper on calculating firearms licensing fees presented to the Firearms Consultative Committee in June 1999 remains the position of...
    • G8
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for the United Kingdom presidency of the G8 in 2013.
    • Government Departments: Correspondence
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) letters, and (2) emails, were received by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in each of the past five years for which information is available; and,...
    • Government Departments: Special Advisers
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Minister for Faith and Communities has a publicly-funded Special Adviser working on faith-based speeches; and whether civil servants employed by the...
    • Israel
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have held any discussions with the Government of Israel about Iran; and about any possession by Israel of nuclear weapons.
    • Israel and Palestine
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Israel and the Palestinian Authority about a timeframe for resuming negotiations.
    • Israel and Palestine
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding the clearance of Palestinian homes and structures in Area C and in the village of Izbat...
    • Israel and Palestine: West Bank
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the destruction of water cisterns by the Israeli authorities in the West Bank.
    • Justice: Deferred Prosecution Agreements
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what deferred prosecution agreements are in the process of being entered into by the Serious Fraud Office and how many such agreements have been entered into so far.
    • Licensing Hours
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 5 November (WA 180), why the response did not state whether a review of late-night licensing...
    • Local Government: Openness and Transparency
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received on the resignation of parish councillors due to the introduction of the Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary...
    • Morocco and Pakistan
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens are in custody in (1) Morocco, and (2) Pakistan; what is their assessment of the numbers of those sentenced by a duly constituted court;...
    • Nigeria
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in establishing whether or not there are links between Boko Haram and organisations and individuals in the United Kingdom.
    • Planning
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what checks are in place to ensure that planning authorities act objectively in respect of planning applications from local authorities.
    • Plymouth Brethren
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the religious freedoms of the Plymouth Brethren in the United Kingdom.
    • Roads: M4
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Earl Attlee on 29 October (WA 107) regarding speed limits on the M4, whether they intend to reintroduce the bus lane between junction 3...
    • Security: Private Companies
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Warsi on 30 October (Official Report, col. 496), whether the National Audit Office has been consulted on the proposed...
    • Security: Private Companies
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Warsi on 30 October (Official Report, col. 496), what terms of reference will be given to the proposed independent auditing body...
    • Transport: Roadworthiness Regulations
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Earl Attlee on 5 November (WS 74), what is the current state of negotiations on the proposed European Union directive on...