Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: Government Departments: Staff answered 20 October 2014

Lord Browne of Belmont: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) permanent, and (2) non-permanent, members of staff have been employed by the Northern Ireland Office since 1 January 2014.

House of Lords: Health Services answered 24 October 2014

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the nature of the relationship between Ministers, the Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group and NHS England in prescribing specialised services under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to change the scope of specialised services directly commissioned by NHS England.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the commissioning of specialised services by NHS England.

House of Lords: General Practitioners: Pay answered 24 October 2014

Lord Lipsey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the (1) average, and (2) median, earnings of a salaried general practitioner in England and Wales.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the (1) average and (2) median, earnings of a partner general practitioner in England and Wales.

House of Lords: Alcoholic Drinks answered 21 October 2014

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new chief executive of the civil service will have any role in advising them on alcohol pricing or any aspect of their alcohol strategy.

House of Lords: Mental Health Services: Children answered 24 October 2014

Lord Ouseley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government why waiting times for children referred to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services have increased; and what action they will take to reduce waiting times.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Defence: Middle East 21 October 2014
Michael Fallon: Further to the update I provided to the House on 16 October on UK operations against ISIL, Official Report, column 35WS, I can confirm that Reaper remotely piloted aircraft are due to begin...
Home Department: Anti-slavery Day 20 October 2014
Theresa May: Modern slavery is a brutal crime which knows no boundaries and does not discriminate on gender, age, creed, culture or race. Traffickers and slave masters exploit whatever means they have at...
House of Lords: Television Licences 21 October 2014
Lord Gardiner of Kimble: My Right Hon Friend, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Rt Hon Sajid Javid) made the following statement: On 9th September 2014 I announced my intention to begin a review into...
Justice: Family and Civil Cases (Support) 23 October 2014
Simon Hughes: The Government are committed to making sure that when people separate that they do it in the best possible way. Too many people end up fighting expensive and confrontational court battles when...
House of Lords: Kincora Boys’ Home 21 October 2014
Baroness Randerson: My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Theresa Villiers) has made the following Written Statement: I have been giving careful consideration to the best way to address the...
Justice: Prison Curriculum (Women) 21 October 2014
Simon Hughes: One of my priorities is to see all women benefit from targeted education and training in prison which meets their needs. This will prepare them in the best way possible for eventual release and...
Leader of the House: Explanatory Notes for Bills and Acts: Pilot Scheme 22 October 2014
William Hague: The Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords] has been passed by the House of Lords and was introduced in this House yesterday. The accompanying explanatory notes to...
Culture Media and Sport: Sporting Legacy 23 October 2014
Helen Grant: In July, the Government and the Mayor of London published “Inspired by 2012”. This second anniversary report detailed the activities which took place in the second year since the 2012...
House of Lords: Children: Sexual Abuse 20 October 2014
Lord Bates: My hon Friend the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice (Mike Penning) has today made the following Written Ministerial Statement: The Global Alliance consists of 54 countries...
Work and Pensions: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council 23 October 2014
Esther McVey: The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council met on 16 October 2014 in Luxembourg. I represented the United Kingdom. The Council agreed a general approach on a proposal for...
Treasury: Guidance Guarantee Implementation 20 October 2014
George Osborne: Today the Government are pleased to announce that they are making excellent progress in implementing the guidance guarantee, and are on track to get the guidance service up and running in good...
Transport: Agricultural Tractors and Trailers (Weight and Speed Limit) 17 October 2014
Claire Perry: Today I will be announcing my intention, following public consultation and the recommendations from the farming task force, to increase the weight and speed limits of agricultural tractors and...
Electoral Commission Committee: Individual Electoral Registration 21 October 2014
South West Devon: (Representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission): The Electoral Commission has today published a report containing an analysis of the confirmation live...
House of Lords: British Transport Police Authority: Triennial Review 21 October 2014
Baroness Kramer: I am today publishing the Part 2 report of the Triennial Review of the British Transport Police Authority (BTPA). The BTPA is the non-departmental public body (NDPB) responsible for ensuring an...
Culture Media and Sport: TV Licence Enforcement Review 21 October 2014
Sajid Javid: On 9 September 2014 I announced my intention to begin a review into TV licence enforcement. I am pleased today to announce the publication of the terms of reference for the review of television...
House of Lords: Serious Fraud Office: Contingencies Fund Advance 23 October 2014
Lord Wallace of Tankerness: My Hon Friend the Solicitor General (Robert Buckland) has made the following written ministerial statement: I would like to inform the House that a cash advance from the Contingencies Fund has...
Northern Ireland: Kincora Boy’s Home (Historical Institutional Abuse) 21 October 2014
Theresa Villiers: I have been giving careful consideration to the best way to address the allegations, some of which involve security agencies, in connection with abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast in...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Gifting of Equipment to the Lebanese Armed Forces 17 October 2014
Tobias Ellwood: Contagion from the worsening crisis in Syria is having a direct effect on its neighbours, particularly in areas adjacent to Lebanon’s eastern border. The UK remains firmly committed to...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Gifting of Non-lethal Equipment to Ukraine 17 October 2014
David Lidington: The UK is committed to supporting Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. The situation in eastern Ukraine remains extremely fragile despite the Minsk protocol,...
Cabinet Office: Protection of Charities Bill (Draft) 22 October 2014
Rob Wilson: I wish to inform the House of the publication in draft of the Protection of Charities Bill, for pre-legislative scrutiny. Charities are at the heart of our civil society, performing many vital...