Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Manure answered 4 March 2015

Baroness Tonge: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the purposes of the European Union Directive on the nitrogen content of manure used in agriculture.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Pakistan answered 3 March 2015

Yvonne Fovargue: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan on discrimination and violence against people of minority faiths in that country.

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Local Enterprise Partnerships answered 3 March 2015

Chuka Umunna: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many bids by local enterprise partnerships to (a) the Regional Growth Fund and (b) the Exceptional and Regional Growth Fund have been (i) received, (ii) selected and (iii) not selected in each bidding round in each region since those funds were established.

Department of Health: Clinical Commissioning Groups answered 27 February 2015

Andrew Gwynne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of income received by commissioning support units from clinical commissioning groups is spent supporting clinical commissioning groups in outsourcing NHS services.

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Lake District National Park answered 3 March 2015

Lord Greaves: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the area of land that is owned by the Lake District National Park Authority; and whether they will list the sites that it owns.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Prime Minister: Government Response to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament Report on the intelligence relating to the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby 26 February 2015
David Cameron: The Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament on the Intelligence Relating to the Murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby was published on 25 November 2014. The Government’s...
Ministry of Defence: Preferred Bidder for Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre 3 March 2015
Philip Dunne: The House will be aware that in May 2014 I launched the process to grant a concession to manage, and exploit the commercial potential of, the Marchwood Sea Mounting Centre. Following a strong...
Department for Energy and Climate Change: EU Energy Council, Brussels, 5 March 4 March 2015
Baroness Verma: In advance of the forthcoming Energy Council in Brussels on 5 March, I am writing to outline the agenda items to be discussed. Under the first item on the agenda the Latvian Presidency has...
Home Office: Consultation on fees under the Licensing Act 2003 26 February 2015
Lynne Featherstone: This Government strongly supports the vital contribution that responsible businesses, including local pubs, hotels, restaurants and community premises make to our economy and to their...
Cabinet Office: Indemnity for Returning Officers and Acting Returning Officers at UK Parliamentary elections 4 March 2015
Lord Wallace of Saltaire: It is normal practice, when a government department proposes to undertake a contingent liability in excess of £300,000 for which there is no specific statutory authority, for the Minister...
HM Treasury: Double Taxation Convention between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Senegal 3 March 2015
David Gauke: A Double Taxation Convention with the Republic of Senegal was signed on 26 February 2015. The text of the Convention has been deposited in the Libraries of both Houses and made available on...
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hong Kong (Sino/British Joint Declaration) 26 February 2015
Philip Hammond: The latest Six Monthly Report on the implementation of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on Hong Kong was published today, and is attached. A copy of the report is also available on the...
HM Treasury: Operation of the UK’s Counter-Terrorist Asset Freezing Regime: 1 September 2014 to 31 December 2014 2 March 2015
Lord Deighton: 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...
Department for Communities and Local Government: Royal Borough of Greenwich 3 March 2015
Kris Hopkins: On 29 January 2015 I explained to the House (Official Report, Column 28WS) the Coalition Government’s commitment to protecting an independent free local press, and how the Government was...
Department for Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment 27 February 2015
Mark Harper: Later today, I will publish Command Paper Cm 9015, the Government’s response to the first independent review of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Assessment. The review was carried...
Northern Ireland Office: Northern Ireland Security Situation 26 February 2015
Theresa Villiers: This is the seventh statement on the security situation in Northern Ireland and the final regular statement of this Parliament. It covers the threat from domestic terrorism in Northern...
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2010 3 March 2015
Philip Hammond: The Government has today published a memorandum to the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committees on Arms Export Controls on post-legislative scrutiny of the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions)...
Cabinet Office: The Registration of Consultant Lobbyists Regulations 2015 26 February 2015
Sam Gyimah: Part 1 of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 provides for a statutory register of consultant lobbyists, which the Government is...
Home Office: Home Office 2014-15 Funding 26 February 2015
Theresa May: The Home Office is seeking an advance of £275,000,000 (two hundred and seventy five million pounds) in 2014-15 from the Contingencies Fund under Category D of the Supply Estimates...
Cabinet Office: Indemnity for Returning Officers and Acting Returning Officers at UK Parliamentary elections 4 March 2015
Sam Gyimah: It is normal practice, when a government department proposes to undertake a contingent liability in excess of £300,000 for which there is no specific statutory authority, for the Minister...
Department for Education: Investigations into Allegations of Abuse in Children's Homes and Schools 26 February 2015
Edward Timpson: Statement regarding investigations relating to Jimmy Savile and a number of children’s homes and schools in England. On 27 March 2014 The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP informed the House...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Ratification of the Cape Town Treaty 5 March 2015
Matthew Hancock: Last year the Government signalled its intention to ratify the Convention on international interests in mobile equipment and the Protocol thereto on matters specific to aircraft equipment,...
Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Gifting of equipment to the Free Syrian Police 3 March 2015
Philip Hammond: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has today laid a departmental Minute proposing the gifting of equipment to the Free Syrian Police. The conflict in Syria remains catastrophic, with an...
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: The Government's response to Law Commission Report (Law Com No 346): "Patents, Trade Marks and Design Rights: Groundless Threats" 26 February 2015
Baroness Neville-Rolfe: In 2012, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills together with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) asked the Law Commission to review the law relating to the making of groundless...
HM Treasury: Anti-Avoidance 26 February 2015
David Gauke: The Government is committed to tackling tax avoidance to ensure the Exchequer is protected and fairness is maintained for the taxpayer. HMRC has become aware of a proposed transaction...