Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Exports: Ghana answered 28 October 2014

John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what exports from the UK were supported by UK Export Finance's loan guarantee for Mourne Ltd's Kotoka International Airport project in Ghana.

Department of Health: Cervical Cancer answered 29 October 2014

John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the retention of cervical cancer indicators in the Quality and Outcomes Framework.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis: South West answered 23 October 2014

Maria Eagle: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she expects an extension to the period within which year two of the pilot badger culls in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) Somerset are to take place to be (i) applied for and (ii) granted by Natural England.

Cabinet Office: Electronic Government answered 29 October 2014

Chris Evans: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress his Department has made in tackling copycat websites which charge extra for government services.

Ministry of Defence: Torbay answered 27 October 2014

Adrian Sanders: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many visits were made by Ministers of his Department to Torbay constituency in the 12 months to 14 October 2014; whom the invitation for each such visit was issued by; and what the cost to the public purse was of each such visit.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Defence: Military Air Traffic Management 29 October 2014
Philip Dunne: I am pleased to announce the successful contract award worth £1.5 billion (ex VAT) to (AQUILA) Air Traffic Management Services to deliver the air traffic management (ATM) sustainment and...
Justice: Rehabilitation Services (Reforms) 29 October 2014
Chris Grayling: Today the Government took another major step forward in delivering their important reforms to rehabilitation services, announcing preferred bidders for 21 community rehabilitation company...
Defence: Service Family Accommodation 24 October 2014
Anna Soubry: The Government remain committed to ensuring that our service personnel and their families have access to good quality accommodation at a price that is substantially subsidised compared to...
House of Lords: EU: Foreign Affairs Council 27 October 2014
Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The EU Informal Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) took place in Rome on 15 October 2014. I represented the UK on all the issues discussed at the meeting. A summary of those discussions follows....
Leader of the House: Explanatory Notes for Bills and Acts: Pilot Scheme 22 October 2014
William Hague: The Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill [Lords] has been passed by the House of Lords and was introduced in this House yesterday. The accompanying explanatory notes to...
House of Lords: Firefighters: Pensions 28 October 2014
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Penny Mordaunt) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. People are now living longer,...
Communities and Local Government: Shale Oil And Gas Sites 24 October 2014
Kris Hopkins: I am today announcing the start of a consultation on draft regulations to implement 100% local retention of business rates on shale oil and gas sites. We believe shale oil and gas may hold...
Health: Care Act 2014 (Part 1) 23 October 2014
Norman Lamb: Today I am publishing the statutory guidance to support implementation of part 1 of the Care Act 2014 in 2015/16. Also today the Government’s “Response to the consultation on draft...
Justice: Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 28 October 2014
Simon Hughes: In accordance with the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 and as part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s ratification process, the Government are...
Defence: HMS Victory(Wreck Site Management) 24 October 2014
Michael Fallon: HMS Victory, the flagship of Admiral Sir John Balchin, sank in the English Channel in 1744; the wreck site was found in 2008. In 2010 the Ministry of Defence and the Department for Culture, Media...
Work and Pensions: Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council 23 October 2014
Esther McVey: The Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council met on 16 October 2014 in Luxembourg. I represented the United Kingdom. The Council agreed a general approach on a proposal for...
House of Lords: EU: Environment Council 27 October 2014
Lord de Mauley: My Hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Dan Rogerson) has today made the following statement. My Right Hon Friend Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change,...
Defence: Pensions (Contingent Liabilities) 28 October 2014
Philip Dunne: I am pleased to inform the House that I am today laying a departmental minute to advise that the Ministry of Defence has received approval from Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) to recognise a...
House of Lords: Sport: Legacies 23 October 2014
Lord Gardiner of Kimble: My Hon Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Helen Grant) has made the following statement: In July, the Government and the Mayor of London published...
Cabinet Office: Protection of Charities Bill (Draft) 22 October 2014
Rob Wilson: I wish to inform the House of the publication in draft of the Protection of Charities Bill, for pre-legislative scrutiny. Charities are at the heart of our civil society, performing many vital...
House of Lords: Energy: Shale Oil and Gas 24 October 2014
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Kris Hopkins) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. I am today announcing the start...
Treasury: Fair and Effective Markets Review 28 October 2014
George Osborne: On 12 June 2014, the Government announced a joint review by HM Treasury, the Bank of England, and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) into the way wholesale financial markets operate....
House of Lords: Cathedrals: Repairs Fund 27 October 2014
Lord Gardiner of Kimble: My Right Hon Friend, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (Rt Hon Sajid Javid) made the following statement: I am today publishing the list of successful bidders to the second...
House of Lords: Universal Credit 23 October 2014
Lord Freud: During the passage of the Pensions Act 2014 through the House of Lords earlier this year, concerns were raised on the ability of Universal Credit claimants to undertake work related requirements...
House of Lords: Care Act 2014 23 October 2014
Earl Howe: My hon Friend the Minister of State, Department of Health (Norman Lamb) has made the following written ministerial statement. Today I am publishing the statutory guidance to support...