Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

Ministry of Justice: Prison Governors answered 2 July 2015

David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how long each prison governor at each prison has been in post.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions answered 29 June 2015

Chris Bryant: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether it is the Government's policy that the UK will sign the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions.

Home Office: Police: Pensions answered 30 June 2015

Sue Hayman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will issue guidance on the definition of on duty with regard to police officers' widows and widowers pensions.

Department for Work and Pensions: Work Capability Assessment: Learning Disability answered 3 July 2015

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to tackle delays in carrying out work capability assessments for people with a learning disability.

Department for Culture Media and Sport: Fifa answered 30 June 2015

Lord Wigley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions have taken place between ministers or officials of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and officials of the English Football Association regarding the continued full recognition of the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland Football Associations within FIFA.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Foreign Affairs Council and General Affairs Council: 22 – 23 June 1 July 2015
David Lidington: My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the Foreign Affairs Council on 22 June. The Foreign Affairs Council was chaired by the High...
Home Office: Asylum 2 July 2015
James Brokenshire: The United Kingdom has a long and proud tradition of providing safe haven to those who genuinely need our protection and this Government takes that commitment very seriously. But for an asylum...
Department for Education: Design and Technology GCSE 1 July 2015
Nick Gibb: We are reforming GCSEs to make sure that they give students the best possible preparation for further and higher education, and for employment. We want new GCSEs to set expectations which...
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Indemnity for Sasha Wass Inquiry 25 June 2015
James Duddridge: It is normal practice, when a government department proposes to undertake a contingent liability in excess of £300,000 for which there is not statutory authority, for the...
Department of Health: Ministerial Correction 2 July 2015
Ben Gummer: I would like to inform the House of two inaccuracies in a statement I made in response to the Opposition Day debate on A&E Services in the House of Commons on 24 June 2015, and to correct...
Department for Energy and Climate Change: Office for Nuclear Regulation: Annual Report to Parliament 29 June 2015
Andrea Leadsom: My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change will today lay before Parliament an Annual Report to Parliament by the Secretary of State. The report sets out the use of...
Department of Health: Arm's Length Bodies (Triennial Reviews) 25 June 2015
Jane Ellison: I am today announcing the start of the Triennial Reviews of the Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology...
Cabinet Office: Review of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments 2 July 2015
Matthew Hancock: I can confirm that the Review of the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments will report later this year. The Review will consider the role of the Commissioner and the processes...
Ministry of Justice: Publication of Victims’ Commissioner’s Annual Report for 2014/15 1 July 2015
Mike Penning: I am pleased to announce that the Victims’ Commissioner, Baroness Newlove of Warrington, has today published her annual report. I have placed a copy in the library of each House. The...
Cabinet Office: Leveson Inquiry 25 June 2015
Matthew Hancock: The cost of support provided to Government Witnesses to the Leveson Inquiry though the Government Legal Department (formerly Treasury Solicitors) is £287,491.10. ...
HM Treasury: Annual Reports and Accounts 2014-15 of the Financial Conduct Authority and the Payment Systems Regulator 2 July 2015
Harriett Baldwin: The Annual Reports and Accounts 2014/15 of the Financial Conduct Authority and Payment Systems Regulator have today been laid before Parliament. These Reports form a key part of the...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Green Investment Bank 25 June 2015
Sajid Javid: Over the last two years, the UK Green Investment Bank has seen success in unlocking private sector investment in key low-carbon and green sectors. The GIB has helped develop markets and shown...
Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces's Pay Review Body Appointments 2 July 2015
Michael Fallon: I am pleased to announce that John Steele has accepted the Prime Minister’s invitation to continue to serve as the Chairman of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body, for a further two...
Home Office: Asylum 2 July 2015
Lord Bates: My right honourable Friend the Minister of State for Immigration (James Brokenshire) has today made the following Written Minsterial Statement: The United Kingdom has a long and proud...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Hatfield Colliery Partnership LTD 30 June 2015
Anna Soubry: I want to update the House on matters concerning Hatfield Colliery Partnership Ltd (HCPL). The previous Minister of State for Business, Enterprise and Energy (Matthew Hancock), informed...
Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment 25 June 2015
Justin Tomlinson: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a major reform which is transforming the way we support disabled people to live independently. PIP replaces the outdated Disability Living Allowance...
Department for Work and Pensions: Outcome of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) 18 June 2015, Brussels 30 June 2015
Priti Patel: The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council took place on 18 June 2015 in Luxembourg. Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform represented the UK. There was a Policy...
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta: Global Tour 29 June 2015
Hugo Swire: It is normal practice, when a government department proposes to undertake a contingent liability in excess of £300,000 for which there is no specific statutory authority,...
Ministry of Justice: Annual Report of the Judicial Diversity Taskforce Report 2013-2014 25 June 2015
Shailesh Vara: The Judicial Diversity Taskforce has today published its fourth annual report, which details the progress the group has made in addressing the 53 recommendations of the advisory panel on...
Department for Transport: Crossrail - Annual Update to Parliament 2 July 2015
Claire Perry: On Thursday 4 June 2015, the Prime Minister joined the Mayor of London and Secretary of State for Transport at Farringdon to mark the end of Crossrail tunnelling. For almost three years, eight...