Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: General Practitioners: Rural Areas answered 28 July 2014

Lord Trefgarne: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose any additional financial support to general practitioner practices in rural areas.

House of Lords: Lyme Disease answered 24 July 2014

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit adhered to the Health Protection Agency's published guidelines on Commercial and In-House Diagnostic Tests: Evaluations and Validations in carrying out testing of cerebrospinal fluid of patients suspected of having Lyme disease using the Trinity Biotech kit.

House of Lords: Lyme Disease answered 29 July 2014

the Countess of Mar: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 25 June 2012 (WA 21-2), whether they consider that the use of the CE-marked Trinity Biotech EU Lyme western blot test, when used with cerebrospinal fluid, would constitute “use of an in-house test” as defined by the Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency guidance.

House of Lords: Roads answered 28 July 2014

Baroness Whitaker: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how Road User Focus and the Strategic Road Network Monitor, as described in Setting the Road Investment Strategy: Now and in the Future, will have regard to design achievement and effectiveness.

House of Lords: Highway Code answered 30 July 2014

Lord Bradshaw: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they propose to respond to the analysis in the RAC Report of Motoring 2014 concerning the level of knowledge among motorists of the provisions of the Highway Code; and, if so, when.

Some recent written ministerial statements

House of Lords: Taxation: Childcare 29 July 2014
Lord Deighton: The Government has today published ‘Tax-Free Childcare: the government’s response to the consultation on childcare account provision’ – a response to the further...
House of Lords: Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 30 July 2014
Lord Faulks: I am pleased to announce that I have made a commencement order, the Inheritance and Trustees’ Powers Act 2014 (Commencement) Order 2014, bringing the provisions of the Inheritance and...
House of Lords: Energy: Oil and Gas 23 July 2014
Lord Deighton: Following the announcement at Budget 2014 that the government would introduce a new allowance to support investment in ultra high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) oil and gas projects, HM...
House of Lords: Disclosure and Barring Service 30 July 2014
Lord Taylor of Holbeach: In response given to two Parliamentary Questions from the right honourable Member for Chesham and Amersham, provided by my right honourable friend the Minister for Security and Immigration on 25...
House of Lords: NHS: Modernisation 23 July 2014
Earl Howe: My hon Friend the Secretary of State for Health (Jeremy Hunt) has made the following written ministerial statement. I announced in July 2013 that the costs of implementing policies in the Health...
House of Lords: Russia and Ukraine: Restrictive Measures 30 July 2014
Baroness Warsi: I wish to update the House on the matter of restricted measures applied against Russia, in light of the situation in Ukraine. On 25 July, the European Council added 15 more persons and 18...
House of Lords: Waste Management: Radioactive Waste 24 July 2014
Baroness Verma: I am today publishing a White Paper on implementing geological disposal of higher activity radioactive waste. The White Paper—Implementing Geological Disposal...
House of Lords: Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation 30 July 2014
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: I wish to update the House on steps that my Department took to protect taxpayers’ interests and ensure probity in the spending of public money. As part of the Coalition Government’s...
House of Lords: Energy: Gas and Oil Licences 28 July 2014
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: This Coalition Government believes that shale gas has the potential to provide the UK with greater energy security, growth and jobs. Effective exploration and testing of the UK’s...
House of Lords: Military Medals 29 July 2014 (6 annotations)
Baroness Stowell of Beeston: The Prime Minister appointed Sir John Holmes in April 2012 to conduct an independent review of the policy governing the award of military medals. He issued his report in July 2012, which...
House of Lords: Heavy Good Vehicles: Speed Limit 24 July 2014
Baroness Kramer: My Honourable Friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, (Claire Perry), has today announced that the Government is proposing, following a public consultation, to increase...
House of Lords: Civil Service Commission: Triennial Review 28 July 2014
Lord Wallace of Saltaire: In accordance with the guidance on triennial reviews for public bodies, the Government has asked Sir Gerry Grimstone to lead a review of the Civil Service Commission.  This will be the first...
House of Lords: EU: Criminal Proceedings 30 July 2014
Lord Faulks: The Government on 18 March 2014 decided not to opt in to any of the three EU criminal procedural rights proposals listed above which were all published by the European Commission (“the...
House of Lords: Contempt of Court: Juror Misconduct and Internet Publication 30 July 2014
Lord Faulks: I wish to make the following Statement to the House announcing the Government’s response to the Law Commission’s report “Contempt of Court: Juror Misconduct and Internet...
House of Lords: House of Lords: Tabling Questions for Written Answer 29 July 2014
Baroness Stowell of Beeston: It has been agreed through the usual channels that the three dates for tabling Questions for Written Answer during the Summer Recess this year will be Monday 1 September, Monday 8 September and...