Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nato answered 24 July 2015

Lord Robertson of Port Ellen: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many copies of the NATO Fact Sheet "Russia's top five myths about NATO" have been circulated (1) in the United Kingdom, and (2) to members of both Houses of Parliament.

Home Office: Overseas Students: Visas answered 23 July 2015

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will list, for each of the last four calendar years, (1) each accredited United Kingdom higher education institution's visa refusal rate; (2) the number of students initially sponsored by each institution under Tier 4 who later went on to claim asylum in the United Kingdom; and (3) the number of students initially sponsored by each institution under Tier 4 who were later subject to enforcement action.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Russia: Sanctions answered 24 July 2015

the Marquess of Lothian: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information they have on whether sanctions against Russia have been breached by (1) British companies, (2) other European Union companies, and (3) Asian companies, particularly in relation to the energy industry.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Students: Grants answered 24 July 2015

Gloria De Piero: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many students (a) were in receipt of a full, (b) were in receipt of a partial and (c) did not receive a maintenance grant in each of the last 10 years.

Ministry of Justice: Driving: Disqualification answered 27 July 2015

Douglas Carswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of convictions for driving whilst disqualified resulted in an immediate custodial sentence in each year since 2005; and how many people convicted of driving whilst disqualified who had been convicted of the same offence within the previous 10 years received an immediate custodial sentence in each of those years.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Cabinet Office: Freedom of Information 17 July 2015
Lord Bridges of Headley: We are committed to being the most transparent Government in the world. To deliver that goal we are opening up government to citizens by making it easier to access information and increase the...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Appointment of the Independent Verification Body 21 July 2015
Sajid Javid: I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) as the independent verification body that will carry out the statutory obligations in relation to the business...
Home Office: National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body 20 July 2015
Theresa May: The second report of the National Crime Agency (NCA) Remuneration Review Body was published today. In line with my letter setting the Body’s remit, it has made recommendations on pay and...
Ministry of Justice: Chief Coroner’s second annual report to the Lord Chancellor 16 July 2015
Caroline Dinenage: I am pleased to lay and publish the Chief Coroner’s second annual report to the Lord Chancellor, under section 36 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 (‘the 2009 Act’). ...
Home Office: Police Funding Arrangements in England and Wales 21 July 2015
Mike Penning: Today I have launched a consultation on reform of the current arrangements for allocating central Government funding to the 43 police force areas in England and Wales. Police reform is...
Cabinet Office: Freedom of Information 20 July 2015
Matthew Hancock: We are committed to being the most transparent Government in the world. To deliver that goal we are opening up government to citizens by making it easier to access information and increase the...
Department of Health: Infected Blood 17 July 2015
Lord Prior of Brampton: Before 1991, thousands of patients contracted HIV, hepatitis C, or both viruses, from treatment with NHS-supplied blood or blood products. This is aptly described by many as one of the great...
Ministry of Justice: HM Courts & Tribunals Service 16 July 2015
Shailesh Vara: On 23 June 2015 the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice announced his intention to work with the judiciary to reform the courts and tribunals in England and Wales. Reform will...
Ministry of Defence: UK Embedded Forces 20 July 2015
Michael Fallon: UK Armed Forces regularly have embeds in the forces of our close partners. Embedded UK personnel operate as if they were the host nation’s personnel, under that nation’s chain of...
Department of Health: NHS England (Annual Assessment 2014-15) 21 July 2015
Jeremy Hunt: Today, I am laying before Parliament my annual assessment of the NHS Commissioning Board (known as NHS England) for 2014-15. The NHS Commissioning Board Annual Report & Accounts 2014-15...
HM Treasury: Operation of the UK’s Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime: 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2015 16 July 2015
Harriett Baldwin: Under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (”TAFA 2010”), the Treasury is required to report to Parliament, quarterly, on its operation of the UK’s asset freezing...
Ministry of Justice: Whiplash Reform Programme: Review and Call for Evidence 16 July 2015
Lord Faulks: In response to widespread concerns about the high number of whiplash claims and the impact they have on the price of motor insurance premiums, the Government has recently implemented a...
Department for International Development: Economic Development and future of development capital 16 July 2015
Justine Greening: I am pleased to announce that I have agreed with my Rt. Hon friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury (Greg Hands MP) to inject new capital into CDC Group plc – the UK’s...
Ministry of Defence: Formal Response to the Service Complaints Commissioner’s Annual Report for 2014 on the Service Complaints System 16 July 2015
Mark Lancaster: I am pleased to release today the Ministry of Defence’s formal response to the Service Complaints Commissioner’s (SCC) annual report for 2014 on the fairness, effectiveness and...
Home Office: Undercover policing 16 July 2015
Theresa May: On 12 March 2015, I made a statement to the House announcing the establishment of the statutory inquiry into undercover policing and the appointment of Lord Justice Pitchford as its Chairman....
Ministry of Defence: Future Reserves 2020 External Scrutiny Team Report 2015 21 July 2015
Michael Fallon: I have today placed in the Library of the House a copy of a report into the condition of the Reserves and delivery of the FR20 programme compiled by the Future Reserves 2020 External Scrutiny...
Ministry of Defence: Inquest into the deaths of Corporal James Dunsby, Lance Corporal Craig Roberts and Lance Corporal Edward Maher 15 July 2015
Penny Mordaunt: On 13 July 2013, Army Reservists Corporal James Dunsby, Lance Corporal Craig Roberts and Lance Corporal Edward Maher were among 37 Reserve soldiers taking part in an individual navigation...
Ministry of Justice: Consulting on revisions to the Victims’ Code 16 July 2015
Mike Penning: The previous government updated the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (the Victims’ Code) in 2013 to give victims clear entitlements - including the right to ask to read their...
Department for Energy and Climate Change: Implementing Geological Disposal: Publication of the Fifth Annual Report 20 July 2015
Andrea Leadsom: I am pleased to announce today the publication of the fifth annual report of the Government’s Implementing Geological Disposal Programme. The programme is focused on implementing the...
Department for Work and Pensions: Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) Annual Plan 2015-16 and Strategy 2015-2020 15 July 2015
Justin Tomlinson: Later today I will lay copies of the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s Annual Plan for 2015-16 and the Office for Nuclear Regulation’s Strategy 2015-20 before this House, both are...