Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

House of Lords: North Korea answered 14 October 2014

Lord Myners: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their foreign policy priorities in respect of North Korea.

House of Lords: Counter-terrorism answered 14 October 2014

Baroness Stern: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will respond in writing to the final report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism which was published on 28 February.

House of Lords: Driving: Disqualification answered 20 October 2014

Lord Berkeley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to bring into force section 137 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009.

House of Lords: Iraq answered 15 October 2014

Lord West of Spithead: To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the Royal Navy ceased mentoring the Iraqi navy at Umm Qasr; and for how many years they undertook that role.

House of Lords: Access to Work Programme answered 20 October 2014

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government in how many cases customer complaints regarding the application and assessment process of the Access to Work scheme have led to reconsideration of the decision made.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of Access to Work awareness training for Jobcentre Plus staff.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will ensure that the application process for the Access to Work scheme is service-user focused, particularly with regard to deaf users.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Home Department: Child Sexual Abuse 21 October 2014
Theresa May: Further to my statement to the House on 7 July, Official Report, column 23, and my written ministerial statements of 9 July, Official Report, column 20WS, and 5 September 2014, Official...
Treasury: Banking Act 2009 Reporting 16 October 2014
Andrea Leadsom: The Treasury has laid before the House of Commons a report required under section 231 of the Banking Act 2009 covering the period from 1 October 2013 to 31 March 2014. Copies of the document...
Justice: Prison Curriculum (Women) 21 October 2014
Simon Hughes: One of my priorities is to see all women benefit from targeted education and training in prison which meets their needs. This will prepare them in the best way possible for eventual release and...
House of Lords: Social Mobility and Child Poverty 20 October 2014
Lord Nash: My honourable Friend The Minister of State for Schools (Rt Hon David Laws) made the following announcement: I wish to inform the House, in collaboration with the Deputy Prime Minister and the...
House of Lords: Television Licences 21 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: On 9th September 2014 I announced my intention to begin a review into...
Cabinet Office: Veterans' Transition Review 14 October 2014
Oliver Letwin: I have today placed in the Libraries of both Houses a response to Lord Ashcroft’s Veterans’ Transition Review which outlines our proposals to address the 42 distinct recommendations...
House of Lords: Department for Communities and Local Government: Recess Business 14 October 2014
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: I would like to update the House on the work of my Department since the summer recess. My Rt Hon Friend, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Eric Pickles), made a...
House of Lords: Voluntary and Community Sector: Grants 16 October 2014
Lord Nash: My honourable Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, (Edward Timpson MP) made the following announcement: I am pleased to announce, together with my...
Home Department: Justice and Home Affairs Council 16 October 2014
Theresa May: The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 9 and 10 October in Luxembourg. The Under-Secretary of State for Justice (Mr Shailesh Vara) and I attended on behalf of the United Kingdom....
Communities and Local Government: Waste Planning Policy 16 October 2014
Eric Pickles: The Department for Communities and Local Government is today publishing new planning policy and new planning practice guidance on waste. Both support the Government’s commitment to...
House of Lords: Planning: Waste 16 October 2014
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My right hon Friend the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Eric Pickles) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement. The Department for Communities and Local...
Work and Pensions: Persistent Child Poverty Target 16 October 2014 (1 annotation)
Iain Duncan Smith: Today I intend to lay regulations to set a new, statutory persistent child poverty target for the UK. Later today, jointly with the Minister for Schools, my right hon. Friend the Member for...
Work and Pensions: Workplace Pensions: Putting Savers' Interests First 17 October 2014 (3 annotations)
Steve Webb: Four million people have been automatically enrolled into workplace pensions since 2012—a significant step as we expand retirement saving in the UK. Millions more will be enrolled before...
Transport: Cycling 16 October 2014
Robert Goodwill: I am today publishing a draft cycling delivery plan for informal consultation to seek views from interested parties on its content. On 12 August 2013, as part of a wider announcement on cycling,...
House of Lords: Northern Ireland: Security 14 October 2014
Baroness Randerson: My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Theresa Villiers) has made the following Written Statement: This is the sixth statement on the security situation in Northern...
Treasury: Peer-to-Peer Loans 17 October 2014
David Gauke: To extend choice for savers the Government are consulting on the proposal to allow peer-to-peer loans to be included within ISAs, allowing earnings on interest to be entirely tax free. The...
House of Lords: National Minimum Wage 15 October 2014
Baroness Neville-Rolfe: My hon Friend the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs (Jo Swinson) has today made the following statement. I am pleased to announce that the...
Home Department: Anti-slavery Day 20 October 2014
Theresa May: Modern slavery is a brutal crime which knows no boundaries and does not discriminate on gender, age, creed, culture or race. Traffickers and slave masters exploit whatever means they have at...
Defence: Gibraltar 17 October 2014
Michael Fallon: I made my first visit to Gibraltar as Secretary of State on 15 and 16 October. During my visit I met with the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, the hon. Fabian Picardo QC, and reaffirmed the...
Defence: UK Operations Against ISIL 16 October 2014
Michael Fallon: Further to the update I provided to the House on 13 October on military activities to counter ISIL, Official Report, column 9WS, we are redeploying Reaper remotely piloted aircraft from...