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Written answers

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, with reference to pages 32-3 of The Armed Forces Covenant: Today and Tomorrow, whether the council tax relief applied to England, Scotland and Wales will also...

    • Armed Forces: Missiles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to replenish stocks of (a) Tomahawk Land Attack missiles, and (b) Storm Shadow missiles.

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received evidence of intimidation against Bahrainis in the United Kingdom, or of threats against their families at home.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed Financial Policy Committee of the Bank of England, or a significant part of that committee, has met formally or informally; and, if so, when.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 10 May (WA 185) about the vetting of senior bank officials, whether they are informed if the negotiator from a...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 26 April (WA 112), how much money deposited in Landsbanki was not reclaimed before the deadline of 30 October...

      Commonwealth Countries: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Royal Commonwealth Society and Plan UK's report Because You're a Girl: Growing Up in the Commonwealth.

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of whether there is state discrimination against Coptic Christians in Egypt; and, if so, what are their conclusions.

      Energy: Carbon Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following their announcement of carbon emissions targets, what is the estimated number of job losses that will result over the relevant time periods in the United...

      Energy: Carbon Reduction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the financial costs to the United Kingdom economy, including the cost to consumers, of published carbon emissions targets over the...

      Energy: Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in their non-fossil energy investment, what consideration is being given to comparing the acceptability to communities of generation systems which are closer to...

      Energy: Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in their plans for increased onshore wind power, what proportion of the schemes will have significant investment by local communities; and whether this is widely...

      Energy: Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in their investment in onshore wind power, what consideration is being given to smaller schemes with less environmental impact and which benefit from less...

      EU: Bail-outs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions took place between the then Chancellor of the Exchequer and the then shadow Chancellor on 10 May 2010 regarding bail-outs of Eurozone countries;...

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the United Kingdom's proposed contribution to the European Union budget currently under consideration is caused by fluctuations in the exchange rate of...

      EU: Financial Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the total external public liabilities of (a) Greece, (b) Portugal, and (c) the Republic of Ireland; and what proportion of those liabilities is held by...

      Finance: Credit Rating Agencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the accuracy of the three credit rating agencies, Standard and Poor's, Fitch and Moody's, in respect of both sovereign and corporate debt.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will conduct a further review of the operation of the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 by the end of this calendar year, and publish the...

      Government: Ministerial Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when was the last time a Minister visited Nauru.

      House of Lords: Life Peers

      To ask the Leader of the House what was the average length of service in the House of Lords of all life Peers who have either died or taken leave of absence during the past five years.

      India

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following India's decision to ratify the United Nations protocol on human trafficking, whether they expect the protocol to be enforced effectively.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the Government of Libya has lost financial revenues as a result of the passing of United Nations Security Council...

      National DNA Database

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 18 May (WA 349) concerning information on convictions obtained using DNA evidence, how this information is held.

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any international development funding is provided to support science and technologies in the United Kingdom in order to maximise their potential...

      Prisons: Deaths in Custody

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman on the death of Mr Christopher Wardally in Wandsworth Prison on 12 June 2009; and why...

      Public Libraries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to revise the current legislation relating to the provision of library services by local authorities.

      Roads: Byways Open to All Traffic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Browning on 17 May (WA 320), whether the police have powers over Byways Open to All Traffic; and whether they can take...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of access to the city of Dera'a for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

      Tanzania

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they make to road infrastructure development in Tanzania through the European Development Fund.

      Taxation: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much VAT was collected from Northern Ireland Inland Revenue registered companies in each of the past three financial years.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the £6 million committed between 2007 and 2012 to support the Deepening Democracy Programme in Uganda has been spent, in...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for Warm Front grants have been assessed as being eligible but have not received grants in the 2010-11 financial year.

      Water Management: Overseas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what priority they give to water resources and their equitable distribution, in developing their strategy for overseas stability.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the United Kingdom is contributing annually to Zimbabwe; what is the purpose of this funding, and what oversight and accountability is being achieved.

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