Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

HM Treasury: Energy: Taxation answered 25 March 2015

Roger Godsiff: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will undertake to provide 12 months' notice to community energy societies of any tax changes that will affect them, in order to provide regulatory coherence and stability.

Department for Transport: Highways Agency answered 25 March 2015

Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) average, (b) shortest and (c) longest time taken to conclude investigations of grievances made against the Highways Agency's North of England management team was in each year between 2006 and 2014.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Botswana answered 20 March 2015

Lord Pearson of Rannoch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 24 February (HL4991), and in the light of the United Kingdom's special responsibility for the rights of the bushmen of the Kalahari when granting independence to Botswana in 1961, what is their assessment of whether the hunting ban imposed on the bushmen by the government of Botswana in 2014 is a prima facie breach of Article 27 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; and whether they will make representations to the government of Botswana if they conclude that it is.

Ministry of Defence: Joint Cyber Reserve answered 23 March 2015

Alison Seabeck: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the annual targets are for recruitment to the Joint Cyber Reserve.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Israel answered 24 March 2015

Gareth Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with their Israeli counterparts since the Israeli elections on 17 March 2015; and if he will make a statement.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Deputy Prime Minister: Commencement of Succession to the Crown Act 2013 26 March 2015
Nick Clegg: Today the provisions of the Succession to the Crown Act 2013 come into force. The Act removes the male bias in the line of succession, ending the system of male heirs automatically...
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,...
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...
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...
Ministry of Defence: Logistics Commodities and Services Transformation Programme 24 March 2015 (1 annotation)
Philip Dunne: On 23 February 2015, in a Ministerial Written Statement, I informed the House that Leidos had been selected as the preferred bidder for a transformation programme within Logistic Commodities...
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...
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 Energy and Climate Change: Funding of the Oil and Gas Authority: Consultation on Levy Design 23 March 2015
Edward Davey: Today I am launching a consultation on the design of the levy to fund the new Oil and Gas Authority (OGA). We are working at a great pace to establish and empower the OGA to be a strong...
Ministry of Justice: Guardianship of the property and affairs of missing persons 23 March 2015
Lord Faulks: I am pleased to announce that following its consideration of the responses to the consultation paper published by the Ministry of Justice on 27 August 2014 the Government has decided to create...
Department for Culture Media and Sport: First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund 26 March 2015
Sajid Javid: I am today publishing the list of successful bidders to the third round of the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund. The £20 million Fund, which was announced by the...
HM Treasury: Public Services 25 March 2015
Danny Alexander: On 5 March 2015 I published the conclusions of HM Treasury’s second evaluation of departments’ compliance with the rules governing off-payroll appointments in central government. ...
Department for Education: Revisions of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Strategic Plan 23 March 2015
Jo Swinson: I am today laying before Parliament a copy of the Strategic Plan Revision for 2015/16 which has been prepared by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), as required by Section 4 of...
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. ...
Department of Health: Infected blood 25 March 2015
Jeremy Hunt: In January 2011, my predecessor, the Rt. hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Andrew Lansley) recalled with sadness how what happened during the 1970s and 1980s, when thousands of patients...
Department for Education: A World-Class Teaching Profession 20 March 2015 (1 annotation)
Nicky Morgan: The driving force behind the delivery of this Government’s plan for education is a world-class teaching profession. We share a common goal with thousands of dedicated professionals in...
HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 10 March 2015 24 March 2015
George Osborne: A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 10 March 2015. Ministers discussed the following items: Investment Plan for Europe The Council agreed a...
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Correction to Oral answer on Tuesday 24th March 26 March 2015
Lord de Mauley: During an oral answer on Tuesday 24th March my noble friend Baroness Garden of Frognal said at Col. 1308 ‘The sum of £2 billion is predominantly for London because I am answering...
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 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...
Home Office: Her Majesty’s Passport Office Annual Report and Accounts 2014 24 March 2015
James Brokenshire: The Annual Report and Accounts for Her Majesty’s Passport Office has been laid before the House today. On 26 September 2014, the Home Secretary announced that Her Majesty’s...