Hansard Written Answers

Some recent written answers

Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance answered 9 April 2014

Hilary Benn: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to his written statement of 2 April 2014, Official Report, column 81WS on Improving Public Services, how much each local authority will receive from the £90 million funding made available to all councils so they can start investing to save; and how the allocation of such funding will be calculated.

Health: Prostate Cancer answered 3 April 2014

Simon Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average life expectancy is of men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer; and if he will make a statement.

Culture Media and Sport: Football: Homophobia answered 8 April 2014

Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to tackle homophobia in football; and if she will make a statement.

Work and Pensions: Remploy answered 3 April 2014; 1 annotation

Teresa Pearce: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer 6 March 2014, Official Report, columns 971-72W, on Remploy, which businesses were sold; and whether profit from such sales has been passed back to HM Treasury.

House of Lords: Civil Aviation Authority answered 9 April 2014

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as the major shareholder in National Air Traffic Services, they intend to meet the costs of the employee share scheme if the Civil Aviation Authority confirm their proposal that those costs will no longer be provided for in the next regulatory settlement.

Some recent written ministerial statements

Energy and Climate Change: Scotland Analysis (Energy) 9 April 2014
Edward Davey: The Government have today published the 12th paper in the Scotland analysis programme series to inform the debate on Scotland’s future within the United Kingdom. “Scotland Analysis:...
Prime Minister: Interception of Communications Commissioner (Annual Report) 8 April 2014
David Cameron: I have today laid before both Houses copies of the 2013 annual report from the Interception of Communications Commissioner who is appointed by me to keep under review the compliance by public...
Business, Innovation and Skills: Higher Education (Student Support) 7 April 2014
David Willetts: Today I am announcing measures to modernise the disabled students’ allowances which are available to higher education students from England. Disabled students’ allowances (DSAs) are...
Education: Statutory Guidance for Schools 3 April 2014
Michael Gove: Today I am publishing updated statutory safeguarding guidance for schools and colleges “Keeping Children Safe in Education”. Effective immediately, it has been sent to all schools and...
Education: Qualifications Reform 9 April 2014
Michael Gove: The Government are today announcing the next steps in the reform of GCSEs and A-levels. We are introducing more rigorous content into reformed GCSEs and A-levels to be taught from September 2016...
Work and Pensions: Single-tier Pension (Contingencies Fund Advance) 9 April 2014
Steve Webb: The Department for Work and Pensions has obtained approval for a further advance from the Contingencies Fund of £549,000 for the continued development of IT for the single-tier pension...
Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: EU Foreign Ministers (Informal Meeting) 10 April 2014
David Lidington: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs attended the informal Foreign Ministers meeting on 4 to 5 April in Athens, Greece. The informal format of the...
Health: Social Science Research Committee (Triennial Review) 3 April 2014
Jane Ellison: I am today announcing the publication by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of the findings of the triennial review of the Social Science Research Committee (SSRC). Triennial reviews of...
Defence: 24 Commando Engineer Regiment 10 April 2014
Mark Francois: On 5 July 2012, Official Report, column 1085, the Defence Secretary made a statement to the House on the outcome of the Army 2020 review and laid out the future structure of the British Army....
Communities and Local Government: Local Planning and Renewable Energy Developments 9 April 2014
Eric Pickles: This coalition Government have reformed the planning process so that communities themselves have the opportunity to influence the decisions that affect their lives. We have abolished regional...
Work and Pensions: Private Pensions 3 April 2014
Steve Webb: I intend to lay the Pensions Act 2011 (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Regulations 2014 before Parliament in due course to come into effect in July 2014. These regulations make a range...
Work and Pensions: Personal Independence Payment Assessment 10 April 2014
Michael Penning: The Government have committed, through the Welfare Reform Act 2012, to carry out an independent review of the personal independence payment (PIP) assessment within the first two years of...
Communities and Local Government: London Borough of Tower Hamlets 7 April 2014
Eric Pickles: It is a matter of public record that Ministers have long been concerned about a worrying pattern of divisive community politics and alleged mismanagement of public money by the mayoral...
House of Lords: Schools: Statutory Guidance 3 April 2014
Lord Nash: My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Education (Michael Gove MP) has made the following announcement. Today I am publishing updated statutory safeguarding guidance for schools...
Education: Careers Guidance 10 April 2014
Matthew Hancock: As part of plans to reform the education and skills systems we need better support to prepare young people for the world of work. Today I am publishing revised statutory guidance, “Careers...
Transport: HS2 (Property Compensation) 9 April 2014 (1 annotation)
Patrick McLoughlin: I am today announcing to the House the outcome of the 2013 consultation on property compensation for the London to west midlands HS2 route (phase 1). That consultation, which ran from 12...
Home Department: Gangmasters Licensing Authority 10 April 2014
Karen Bradley: On 10 September 2013, the then Minister with responsibility for agriculture and food, the Member for Somerton and Frome (Mr Heath) made a written statement to Parliament announcing the...
Business, Innovation and Skills: Regional Growth Fund 10 April 2014
Michael Fallon: Today my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister will announce that 50 projects and programmes have been awarded a total of £300 million in round 5 of the regional growth fund (RGF)....
Defence: Armed Forces Pay Review Body (Triennial Review) 10 April 2014
Anna Soubry: On 27 February 2014, Official Report, column 25WS, I announced in a written ministerial statement, the commencement of the triennial review of the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB). I...
Home Department: Countering Terrorism 9 April 2014
Theresa May: Protecting the safety of the UK and our interests overseas is the primary duty of Government. Terrorism remains the greatest threat to the security of this country. I have today published the...