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Written answers

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Pig and Poultry Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the major differences in the United Kingdom and European Union baselines in chicken and pig welfare standards; what are the reasons for those differences;...

    • Animal Welfare: Transport of Horses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the recent report of the European Commission highlighting the welfare problems caused by the long-distance transportation of horses across Europe,...

      Animal Welfare: Transport of Horses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the disease risk posed to the United Kingdom horse population by the long-distance transportation of low-value unregistered...

      Animals: Microchipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered introducing compulsory microchipping of dogs.

      Aviation: British Midland International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will intervene to prevent the break-up of British Midland International's assets into runway slots and regional airlines. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Environment: Waste Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the variation agreed in the project "Emissions from waste management facilities".

      EU Summit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the proposals which the United Kingdom vetoed at the European Summit of 8-9 December, which were not liable to be imposed on the United Kingdom through...

      EU: Finance Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the draft protocol on financial regulation and other matters for which the Prime Minister sought...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 7 December (WA 167-8), when the first item of correspondence from the United Kingdom Permanent...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the supply of medical and other supplies to the St Johns Eye Hospital in Gaza and access...

      Gendercide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to prevent the killing of unborn and new-born female babies abroad, particularly in China and India.

      Gendercide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any differences between their policies on gendercide in the United Kingdom and the policies on gendercide they urge upon countries outside...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) date of purchase, (2) amount, (3) supplier and (4) level 3 or enhanced transaction entry of each transaction undertaken by the Department for...

      Government: Ministerial Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Minister for Europe is responsible at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for central Asia; whether he uses the title of Minister for Central Asia when...

      House of Lords: Sitting Times

      To ask the Chairman of Committees, further to his Written Answer on 6 July (WA 72-3), (1) how many sitting days of the House since 28 June 2011 breached the firm convention that the House should...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the demolition order regarding the Palestinian village of Al-Aqaba; and what replies they...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Israel concerning the isolation of Palestinian villages and towns.

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Kosovo about promotion of awareness amongst the Serb and other minority populations of the provisions made...

      Lisbon Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consulted the First Minister of Wales prior to vetoing changes to the European Union's Lisbon Treaty.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 19 December (HL13874), if Transport Scotland's proposal to terminate all East Coast trains at Edinburgh were taken...

      Railways: Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 13 December (WA 251), whether under paragraph 1.3 of the Annex to Directive 2011/88/EU it will be possible for an...

      Railways: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be a review of the terms of contract for the Thames rolling stock bid which was awarded to Siemens.

      Railways: Waterloo International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect platforms at Waterloo International to be brought back into use for passengers; and what assessment they have made of any plans to transfer...

      Roads: A303

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect that the next re-surfacing of the A303 bypass at Wincanton, Somerset, will be carried out using sound-deadening materials.

      Roads: Fatal Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many lorry drivers have been killed in work-related road accidents in the United Kingdom in the last five years; and what proportion of the total number of...

      Second World War: Pardons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent representations they have made to the Government of the Republic of Ireland regarding the possibility of issuing pardons to former members of the Irish...

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the details of their plan to host an international conference on Somalia in London on 23 February 2012.

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be a conference in London on Somalia hosted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; and, if so, who will be invited, what will be the agenda,...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what diplomatic assistance they will offer to Kenya and Sudan as regards their dispute over the recent Kenyan High Court ruling on alleged crimes in Darfur.

      UK: Coastline

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what grants they make available for repairs and restorations to coastlines in England and Wales; and what grants were awarded in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

      United Nations Security Council Resolution 541 (1983)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 12 December (WA 220), whether they support United Nations Security Council Resolution 541 (1983).

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