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Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

Department of Health: Conditions of Employment answered 20 March 2015

Pamela Nash: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many staff in his Department and its executive agencies and associated bodies were engaged off-payroll in each of the last five years up to the most recent period for which figures are available.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Communication answered 26 March 2015

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's communications budget has been for each financial year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.

Cabinet Office: Training answered 19 March 2015

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2014 to Question 218376, if he will include digital leadership in the Major Projects Academy Leadership course.

Department for International Development: Zimbabwe answered 25 March 2015

Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much the United Kingdom contributes to European Union bilateral aid to Zimbabwe.

Department for Work and Pensions: Jobclubs answered 25 March 2015

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2015 to Question 227535, how much his Department has spent on funding work clubs since April 2012.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: March’s Agriculture and Fisheries Council 25 March 2015
George Eustice: I represented the UK at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 16 March in Brussels. Rebecca Evans AM and Richard Lochhead MSP were also present. There were only agriculture items on the...
Department for Energy and Climate Change: Wood Review Implementation: Government Response to Call for Evidence 20 March 2015
Edward Davey: Today we are publishing the Government’s response to the Wood Review Call for Evidence, which sought views on how to best implement the Wood Review’s recommendations to empower the...
Ministry of Defence: Government Pipeline and Storage System Sale Update 20 March 2015
Philip Dunne: I am pleased to announce the successful sale of the Government Pipeline and Storage System (GPSS) to Compañía Logística de Hidrocarburos (CLH) of Spain for £82 million,...
Cabinet Office: The "State of the Estate in 2013-14" 23 March 2015
Francis Maude: I have today laid before Parliament, pursuant to Section 86 of the Climate Change Act 2008, the “State of the Estate in 2013/14”. This report describes the efficiency and...
Department for Communities and Local Government: Open Recruitment 20 March 2015
Eric Pickles: I would like to update the House on what my Department is doing to increase transparency in government. My Department has taken a series of steps to deliver savings for taxpayers. Staff...
Department of Health: Health Services in the East of England 25 March 2015
Earl Howe: My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy Hunt) has made the following written ministerial statement. In November 2011 Hinchingbrooke Health Care National Health Service...
Department of Health: Infected blood 25 March 2015
Earl Howe: My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy Hunt) has made the following written ministerial statement. In January 2011, my predecessor, the Rt. hon. Member for South...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Support for UK Coal 26 March 2015
Matthew Hancock: As I set out in the statement to the House on 4 March, UK Coal Production Ltd (UK Coal) submitted to Government in January 2015 a request for public sector funding of £338m to facilitate...
Northern Ireland Office: Report by Lord Carlile of Berriew QC CBE on the National Security Arrangements in Northern Ireland 20 March 2015
Theresa Villiers: This is a summary of the main findings from the report by Lord Carlile, the independent reviewer of national security arrangements in Northern Ireland, covering the period from 1 December 2013...
Deputy Prime Minister: Triennial Review of the Parliamentary Boundary Commissions 26 March 2015
Sam Gyimah: I am pleased to announce the completion of the triennial review of the four Parliamentary Boundary Commissions and publication of the final report. The Triennial Review was...
Department for Transport: DfT Motoring Agencies Business Plans for 2015-16 26 March 2015
Claire Perry: I am pleased to announce the publication of the 2015-16 business plans for the Department for Transport’s Motoring Executive Agencies - the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA),...
Department for Transport: Crossrail 2 Safeguarding Consultation Response 24 March 2015
Robert Goodwill: I am today publishing a response document summarising the views given during the consultation on updating the Safeguarding Direction for the proposed Crossrail 2 rail project, and providing...
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Publication of the Triennial Reviews of Defra’s Science Advisory Council and the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment 26 March 2015
Dan Rogerson: Today I am publishing the reports of the Triennial Reviews of Defra’s Science Advisory Council (SAC) and the Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment (ACRE), which were jointly...
Department for Education: Voluntary and Community Sector National Prospectus Grants 25 March 2015
Sam Gyimah: I am pleased to announce, together with my colleague Edward Timpson, Minister responsible for children and families, that today we are publishing the results of the National Prospectus grants...
Department for Energy and Climate Change: International investments 24 March 2015
Edward Davey: Further to the statement made on 11 June 2014 by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills I would like to inform Parliament that we have agreed, along...
Department for Transport: Triennial review of the Traffic Commissioners 26 March 2015
Claire Perry: The triennial review of the Traffic Commissioners was conducted in accordance with Cabinet Office guidance on reviews of non-departmental public bodies in late 2014 and early 2015 available...
Department for Transport: The Budapest Convention on the Contract for the Carriage of Goods by Inland Waterways 24 March 2015
John Hayes: The Government has decided to opt in to the proposed Council Decision authorising Austria, Belgium and Poland to ratify, or to accede to, the Budapest Convention on the Contract for the...
Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning Update 25 March 2015
Eric Pickles: I would like to update the House on further steps we are taking to streamline the planning system, protect the environment, support economic growth and assist locally-led decision-making. ...
HM Treasury: Finance Bill 2015 24 March 2015
David Gauke: The Government is today publishing Finance Bill 2015. In December 2014, the Government published over 250 pages of draft Finance Bill 2015 legislation for technical consultation, meeting its...
Prime Minister: Machinery of Government Change: Architecture policy 26 March 2015
David Cameron: This written ministerial statement confirms that responsibility for promoting high quality design in the built environment will transfer from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to the...