Written answers

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

  • House of Lords

    • African Union

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Howell of Guildford to Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 8 November, what action the Government propose to take, directly, through the...

    • Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they do not support the proposed moving of Heathrow Airport to the Thames Estuary; and under what conditions they would support such a move.

      Anguilla

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when was the last time a Minister of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office spoke in person or by phone to the Chief Minister of Anguilla; and what were the subject...

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed with the German defence minister the Government of Germany's decision to reduce its orders for Eurofighters, military helicopters and the...

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have held or plan to hold any discussions with other members of the A400M consortium or with the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company about...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many veterans from the armed forces are in receipt of war pensions as a result of their service in the Gulf from 1990-91; and how many of these claimants list...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 20 October (WA 91), whether using "all of the tools available to them to ensure that the banks live up to their...

      Court of the Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Chancellor of the Exchequer last had a meeting with the chairman of the Court of the Bank of England.

      Court of the Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to whom the Court of the Bank of England reports; and what form this reporting process takes.

      Credit Default Swaps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the potential misselling of credit default swaps that are more limited in their effectiveness than suggested to purchasers.

      Driving: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 27 October (WA 175-6), in the light of more sophisticated means of detecting the use of vehicles which are not...

      Driving: Disqualification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 27 October (WA 175), how many of those convicted of driving whilst disqualified in each of the past three years...

      Driving: Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people held United Kingdom driving licences in 2008, 2009 and 2010; and of these in each year (a) how many had 12 points, (b) how many were disqualified...

      Elections: Commonwealth Citizens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are taken by electoral registration officers to ensure that the requirements allowing qualifying Commonwealth citizens to vote are met when a...

      Electoral Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are investigating whether all people on the electoral register, or only non-United Kingdom nationals, could have their nationality and immigration...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at the Conservative Party Conference that the Government would cut carbon emissions "no faster than our...

      Energy: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that the benefits from feed-in electricity tariffs will be directed as far as possible to relieving fuel poverty, and that new...

      Energy: Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what oil price they used in their latest work on transport appraisals; when this work was done; and how the price used compares to the current market price of oil.

      Energy: Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the total subsidy to be provided for wind power for the period 2000-2050.

      European Centre for Modern Languages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Government support has been withdrawn from the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz; and whether the views of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and...

      Fuel Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to make energy companies reduce retail prices of fuel in line with any reduction in the price at which fuel is supplied to them.

      Government Departments: Legal Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 2 November (WA 265), what steps they are taking to reduce expenditure on lawyers in the Department for Transport.

      Health: Elderly People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the healthier lives Green Paper and the Vision for Social Care, what assessment they have made of the progress made in providing preventative services...

      Housing: Fire Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve fire safety in housing.

      Immigration: Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that residents are able to fulfil their religious obligations through making financial gifts in those immigration removal...

      Insurance: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many doctors and solicitors have been struck off in each of the past three years for being complicit in insurance claims regarding staged car accidents.

      Insurance: UNUM Provident

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) on how many occasions they have met officials from UNUM Provident; (b) on how many occasions officials from UNUM Provident have been members of advisory...

      Iraq: Chilcot Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total public expenditure incurred by the Chilcot inquiry to date.

      Iraq: Chilcot Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Chilcot inquiry is expected to be concluded.

      Mental Health: Broadmoor Hospital

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) managers, and (b) other staff, were employed at Broadmoor Hospital on 1 November; and how many (1) managers, and (2) other staff, are being made...

      Middle East Peace Process

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Middle East quartet has made towards a comprehensive peace in the Middle East.

      National Commissioning Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what functions not directly related to the functions of specialist commissioning and clinical commissioning groups they propose to transfer to the National...

      NHS: Delayed Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost to (a) the National Health Service, and (b) local authorities, of the total delayed days of transfers from acute care in England; and what...

      NHS: Delayed Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the totals for each month since March 2011 for delayed transfers of care across England categorised as (a) awaiting completion of assessment, (b) awaiting...

      NHS: Ombudsman Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the NHS Ombudsman Scheme to cover the private sector.

      NHS: Self-referral

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of patient self-referral to physiotherapy for (a) patients, and (b) the National Health Service; and how this model...

      Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with a view to introducing an impact test to examine the effects of policy proposals on those aged over 65 following the Westminster...

      Organophosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which medical consultants the Ministry of Defence consider have the requisite knowledge and expertise to advise them on the chronic effects of organophosphate...

      Public Health Observatories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have taken a decision on the proposed closure of the North East Public Health Observatory; if not, when they will do so; and what are the criteria...

      Railways: Brighton to London Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Earl Attlee on 6 October (Official Report, col. 1211), whether the route of the former Lewes-Uckfield line is safeguarded by Wealden and...

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they are giving to the implementation of a property bond scheme such as that proposed by HS2 Action Alliance in order to compensate for the...

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 26 October (WA 168), once commercial negotiations have been completed between the manufacturer and the financier...

      Roads: Tolls and Bridges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for how many toll roads and bridges they or government agencies are responsible; and what charges have been levied for each of them in each year since 1996 (or the...

      Sterling: Devaluation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to bring about further sterling devaluation to reverse the deterioration in the United Kingdom's international trade account.

      Transport: MoT Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of MoT tests for motor vehicles to road safety. To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisations they...

      Transport: MoT Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have made of the number of deaths and serious injuries that would occur if the current frequency of MoT tests was decreased so that the first...

      Transport: Trolleybuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 31 October (WA 220), whether they will encourage the re-introduction of trolleybuses as an alternative to trams.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many private sector providers are highly trusted sponsors (HTS) for general purposes, how many have A and B rating, how many confirmations of acceptance for...

      Youth Justice Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the commitments made by the Minister for Youth Justice, Crispin Blunt, on 25 October (Official Report, Commons, col. 233) that the Government will...

      Young Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who were sentenced as children to be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure under Section 53 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and...

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