Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

Defence: Guided Weapons answered 8 September 2014

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to use the IRIS-T air-to-air guided missile in the UK's armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

Defence: C17 Aircraft answered 8 September 2014

Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what weight of goods has been air-dropped by C-17 aircraft during (a) exercises and (b) operations in each location since those aircraft entered service.

Culture Media and Sport: Pay answered 8 September 2014

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) direct employees, (b) outsourced workers and (c) agency workers in Executive agencies which report to his Department are paid less than the living wage as defined by the Living Wage Foundation.

Home Department: Human Trafficking answered 9 September 2014

Margot James: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) nationality and (b) gender was of each suspected victim of trafficking referred to the Trafficking Victim Support Scheme operated by the Salvation Army in July 2014; in which (a) region and (b) county, each of the suspected victims was found; which agency referred each person to the scheme; in which town the shelter was in which they were placed for the relevant period; and what contact is maintained with each victim after he or she leaves the shelter to ensure he or she is not re-trafficked.

Energy and Climate Change: Housing: Energy answered 5 September 2014

Huw Irranca-Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of homes reliant on off-grid energy in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine TB 9 September 2014
Elizabeth Truss: I am today announcing that the second year of our planned, four-year badger culls is underway. This is part of our comprehensive strategic approach to make England TB-free. This approach includes...
Health: Local Authority Funding (Public Health) 9 September 2014
Jane Ellison: Today I am announcing public health allocations for local authorities in England for 2015-16 and details of a new health premium incentive pilot scheme. After the significant increases in 2013-14...
Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Sustainable Drainage Systems 12 September 2014
Elizabeth Truss: As part of the Government’s commitment to reducing flood risk, which will see us spend £3.2 billion over the course of this Parliament, we are determined to deliver the outstanding...
Work and Pensions: Pensions (Automatic Enrolment) 8 September 2014
Steve Webb: I am pleased to announce the Government intend to remove the annual contribution limit and transfer restrictions on National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), to ensure all businesses can be...
Communities and Local Government: Housing Standards 12 September 2014
Stephen Williams: For the last two years the Government have been undertaking a major programme to rationalise the complex range of technical standards that can currently apply to new housing. We want to both save...
Treasury: UK Guarantees Scheme 10 September 2014
Danny Alexander: The Infrastructure (Financial Assistance) Act 2012 requires the Government to report any financial assistance given under the UK Guarantees scheme. The scheme provides a sovereign-backed...
Home Department: Child Sexual Abuse 5 September 2014
Theresa May: Further to my statement to the House on 7 July and my written ministerial statement of 9 July 2014, Official Report, column 20WS, I am pleased to announce that I have appointed Fiona Woolf...
Culture Media and Sport: British Film Institute (Triennial Review) 12 September 2014
Edward Vaizey: On 26 March 2014, I announced in a written ministerial statement, the commencement of the triennial review of the British Film Institute (BFI). I am now pleased to announce the completion of the...
Defence: Gifting of Equipment 9 September 2014
Michael Fallon: I am laying a departmental minute today concerning the gifting of military equipment to the Government of Iraq (GoI), including the Kurdish Regional Government. This is at the request of the GoI....
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Informal Meeting: EU Foreign Ministers 5 September 2014
David Lidington: I attended the informal Foreign Ministers meeting on 29 and 30 August in Milan, Italy. The informal format of the Gymnich allows EU Foreign Ministers to engage in a free-ranging discussion on a...
Deputy Prime Minister: Recall of MPs Bill 11 September 2014
Nicholas Clegg: Today the Government are introducing the Recall of MPs Bill to the House of Commons, with explanatory notes and an impact assessment. The Bill puts in place a recall mechanism for MPs which is...
Energy and Climate Change: Climate Change 9 September 2014
Edward Davey: Climate change is almost universally recognised as a serious threat to global prosperity, security and well-being. We are already experiencing the impacts of climate change within the UK. Extreme...
Transport: Rail Franchising (Southeastern) 11 September 2014
Claire Perry: I can announce today the successful conclusion of negotiations for a new directly awarded franchise agreement with London and South Eastern Railway Ltd (LSER, trading as Southeastern), a...
Cabinet Office: Statutory Register of Lobbyists 11 September 2014
Sam Gyimah: Part 1 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 provides for a statutory register of consultant lobbyists, which the Government are committed...
Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Open Water Market Ltd (Contingency Fund) 11 September 2014
Dan Rogerson: The Water Act 2014 enables the introduction of retail competition for water and sewerage services for non-household customers in England. Open Water Market Ltd (OWML) has been formed to help...
Prime Minister: Machinery of Government Change: Relationship Support 5 September 2014
David Cameron: This written ministerial statement confirms that responsibility for Relationship Support policy will transfer from the Department for Education to the Department for Work and Pensions, effective...
Treasury: Ecofin 12 September 2014
George Osborne: An informal meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will take place in Milan on 12 and 13 September 2014. This follows immediately after the eleventh Asia-Europe meeting (ASEM) of...
Communities and Local Government: Governance in Local Government 10 September 2014
Eric Pickles: One of the most important duties of local authorities is the protection of vulnerable children. Professor Jay’s recent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has painted a...
Home Department: Immigration and Nationality Services 10 September 2014
James Brokenshire: I am today announcing some changes to fees for immigration and nationality applications made to the Home Office. The Government review these fees on a regular basis and make appropriate changes...
Business, Innovation and Skills: Student Support 12 September 2014
Greg Clark: In a written ministerial statement on 7 April 2014, Official Report, column 1WS, the then Minister for Universities and Science announced proposed changes to disabled students’ allowances...