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Written answers

Friday, 6 November 2009

  • House of Lords

    • Audit Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what account the Audit Commission took of the role of good design in its publication Building Better Lives.

    • Audit Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which members of the External Advisory Group for the Audit Commission publication Building Better Lives had expertise in design.

      Audit Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what liaison the Audit Commission had with the Homes and Communities Agency over its publication Building Better Lives in respect of the role of good design.

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people with autism are claiming incapacity benefit.

      Aviation: Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on the economy of the introduction of the new rates of air passenger duty; and what assessment they have made of the...

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on developing equipment to capture fume events in aircraft and give a warning to cabin and crew members, such as that for carbon...

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Cranfield University study on incidents of fume events in aircraft did not include a requirement for a neuropsychological study.

      Buses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the competition authorities about the proposal by the Office of Fair Trading to refer the local bus industry to the...

      Church Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to encouraging wider community use of church buildings in England which are under-used outside the times of regular church services.

      Climate Change: Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will propose measures for population control at the Copenhagen climate change summit.

      Climate Change: Sea Temperatures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research by Professor Don Easterbrook of Washington University that there is a correlation between sea temperatures and global...

      Communities: Preventing Extremism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been allocated to each group receiving funding under the Prevent Partnership area-based grant in each local area since 2008.

      Courts: Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of charges of around £100 made by certain local authorities when obtaining liability orders in respect of council tax debts;...

      Crime: Rape

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the review of the law on rape will be published.

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 2 November (WA 7), whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the original...

      Energy: Anaerobic Digestion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce targets for the number of anaerobic digestion plants to be built in the United Kingdom utilising agricultural and waste products.

      Energy: Anaerobic Digestion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the promotion and building of more anaerobic digestion plants would affect the need for increased national gas storage capacity.

      Energy: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose that at least 25 per cent of British electricity will be generated from nuclear power by 2030.

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Communities and Local Government, Sarah McCarthy-Fry, on 15 June (Official...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether measures are in place to prevent social landlords charging a fee for electricity and gas checks when a person exchanges one social tenancy for another and...

      Housing: Sale Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what obligations a home owner has, when marketing their residential property for sale, to highlight in (a) a home information pack, (b) a voluntary home condition...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances the Valuation Office Agency takes into account the presence of (a) a garden shed, and (b) a greenhouse, as a material consideration when...

      Motorcyclists: Noise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many public complaints there have been regarding motorcycle noise in each county in each of the past three years.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what benefits and public sector pension rates are normally governed by September's RPI figure; what is the estimated cost in 2010—11 of increasing old age...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many public sector and private sector final-salary pension schemes were in existence over the past three years; what were their respective total memberships;...

      Planning: Infrastructure Planning Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect the Infrastructure Planning Commission to announce their first decisions on energy infrastructure projects before May 2010.

      Ports: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why advice given by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs stated that liability for the carbon reduction commitment fell to port tenants when...

      Ports: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have given to port estate owners to help them reduce the carbon emissions of tenants to whom they supply electricity. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Ports: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of port tenants who would not have been included in the carbon reduction commitment had they not been based in port...

      Ports: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of electricity usage by port tenants which are (a) flour mills, (b) cement batching plants, (c) pipe coating companies,...

      Public Order

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to education institutions, public bodies and the police about how to respond to the activities of the English Defence League and the...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the process for letting railway franchises before another competition is announced.

      Railways: High-speed Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are or will be the journey times between London and Edinburgh (calling at York and Newcastle) of (a) the proposed bi-mode super-express intercity train, (b)...

      Rates: Non-Domestic Valuations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State at Communities and Local Government, Rosie Winterton, on 16 September (Official Report, House of Commons,...

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are enough personal advisers in Jobcentre Plus offices to deal with the number of people unemployed; and, if not, how many personal adviser posts are...

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