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Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

HM Treasury: Self-employed: Tax Avoidance answered 23 March 2015

Pamela Nash: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many IR35 cases brought to tribunal led to (a) prosecution and (b) acquittal in each of the last five years.

Cabinet Office: Electronic Government answered 23 March 2015

Chi Onwurah: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, further to the Answer of 16 March 2015 to Question 227063, whether the Government Digital Service plans for the sixteen exemplars currently in beta show as going live by the end of March 2015.

Department of Health: Asthma answered 23 March 2015

Oliver Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of how healthcare data and digital information could be used to help reduce variations in asthma care across the UK.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: North Korea answered 26 March 2015

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the report of the United Nations Panel of Experts on the DPRK, published on 23 February 2015, what steps he has taken to prevent North Korean diplomats, officials and trade representatives from engaging in illicit activities.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Public Houses answered 26 March 2015

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to support pubs.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Progress in reviewing policy on resettlement of the British Indian Ocean Territory 24 March 2015
James Duddridge: My Right Honourable Friend the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mr Hugo Swire) informed the House on 10 February 2015 of the next steps in the Government’s review...
Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) 24 March 2015
Lord Freud: Today, I will publish the outcome of the review of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC). I am pleased to announce that the government supports the continuation of the Committee in its...
Home Office: Justice and Home Affairs post-Council Statement 19 March 2015
Theresa May: The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 12 and 13 March in Brussels. My hon Friend the Minister of State for Civil Justice and Legal Policy (Lord Faulks QC) and I attended on...
Department for Transport: Rail Franchising 20 March 2015
Patrick McLoughlin: I am pleased to inform the House that my Department has reached agreement with First Keolis TransPennine Express Limited to continue to operate train services in the North of England and...
Department for Work and Pensions: Employment Support 24 March 2015
Mark Harper: Today I am pleased to announce the outcome of the recent commercial procurement exercise to select providers for the new Specialist Employability Support contracts, the new provision which...
Ministry of Defence: Triennial Review of the Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees 24 March 2015
Anna Soubry: The Ministry of Defence is required to review their Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) at least once every three years to ensure that they have regular independent challenge. I am today...
Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing and Planning Delivery 26 March 2015
Eric Pickles: As this Parliament draws to an end, I would like to update hon. Members on the actions that my Department has put in place since May 2010 on housing and planning, as part of our long-term...
Department for Communities and Local Government: European Regional Development Fund 20 March 2015
Eric Pickles: I wish to inform the House today of the launch of the €3.6 billion (approximately £2.9 billion) England European Regional Development Fund Operational Programme for 2014-20. From...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Performance Targets for the Intellectual Property Office (an operating name of the Patent Office) for 2015 – 2018 19 March 2015
Baroness Neville-Rolfe: As an Executive Agency and Trading Fund of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, we set targets which are agreed by Ministers and laid before Parliament. For 2015 – 2018...
Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Pay Review Body–Medical and Dental Officers 25 March 2015
Michael Fallon: The Supplement to the 2015 Report of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) making recommendations on the pay of Service Medical and Dental Officers has been published today. I wish...
Deputy Prime Minister: Section 155 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 26 March 2015
Nicholas Clegg: As required under section 155 of the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA), this statement confirms that the Government will not be making an Order during the course of...
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...
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Ministerial Correction 26 March 2015
Tobias Ellwood: I wish to make a correction to the verbal statement I made in response to a point made by the honourable Member for Brighton Pavillion (Caroline Lucas) on 17 March 2015, Hansard, column 727....
Department for Transport: EU Transport Council 20 March 2015
Patrick McLoughlin: I attended the first Transport Council under the Latvian Presidency (the Presidency) in Brussels on Friday 13 March. The first item on the agenda was a policy debate on the Fourth Railway...
Department for Communities and Local Government: Local Government Update 23 March 2015
Kris Hopkins: I would like to update hon. Members with a number of actions by my Department relating to local government. Updating statutory notices for the 21st Century Statutory notices are an...
Ministry of Defence: Iraq Fatalities Investigations 20 March 2015
Michael Fallon: I wish to inform the House of progress in responding to the High Court’s decision in 2013 that a process akin to a Coroner’s inquest be established to examine a small number of...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Performance Targets for the National Measurement & Regulation Office for 2015-2016 25 March 2015
Matthew Hancock: I have tasked the National Measurement & Regulation Office (NMRO) to simplify technical regulation for the benefit of British business. I have agreed with the NMRO that their objectives...
Department for Transport: The Government response to the draft Cycling Delivery Plan consultation 26 March 2015 (1 annotation)
Robert Goodwill: I am today publishing the Government Response to the informal consultation on the draft Cycling Delivery Plan which sought views from interested parties on its content. On 16 October...
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission: Electoral Commission and Local Government Boundary Commission England Main Estimates and Corporate Plans 2015-16 26 March 2015 (1 annotation)
Gary Streeter: The Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission is established under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendum Act (PPERA) 2000. Under paragraph 14 of Schedule 1 to the...
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...