Written answers

Monday, 13 February 2012

  • House of Lords

    • Autumn Statement: Publication Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of designing and printing the Autumn Statement 2010; how much revenue was derived from sales of copies; and how many times the document was...

    • Aviation: Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Answer by Lord Sassoon on 23 January (Official Report, col. 796), whether they will consider nominating Hamilton, Bermuda, an associate member of...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the zero risk assumption applied to sovereign government debt under the Basle Committee rules for bank capital risk weighting,...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will examine the case for extending depositor protection to unlimited balances temporarily placed with a bank as a result of unusual events, such as a...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 1 February (WA 326) regarding the hypothecation of client securities, whether, taking into account the United...

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the policy of "Maxwellisation" of public inquiry reports of the sort produced by the Financial Services Authority on the Royal Bank of...

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Stephen Hester's employment contract with the Royal Bank of Scotland was "signed by the last government", as has been suggested by the Prime Minister.

      Black History Month

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what initiatives they are planning to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Black History Month in October 2012.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the European Union regarding the vaccination of cattle against tuberculosis; on what dates; and what response was received.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to produce a final report on the badger culling pilot schemes; whether, and if so when and how, interim reports will be published; and what...

      Exports and Imports: Netherlands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of imports from and exports to the Netherlands in the last full year; what is their estimate of the value of foreign direct investment in...

      Finance: Volcker Rule

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they or the Debt Management Office have considered the potential implications of the extra-territorial reach of the United States regulation known as the...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in their discussions with the Government of Israel on access restrictions to Gazan farmland, they have raised the issue of access to farmland being...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Israel concerning re-opening Israeli markets to cash crops grown by Gazan farmers.

      Government Departments: Overseas Exhibitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why UK Trade and Investment decided not to organise a joint chalet with ADS (AeroSpace Defence Security) at the Bahrain International Airshow in January 2012, as...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel on enforcing the law against Israeli civilians who commit crimes against Palestinians; and in...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the appeal of the Secretary General of the United Nations on 1 February for goodwill gestures by Israel towards the Palestinians; and whether...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the expansion of Israeli settlements, what discussions they have had in Ramallah concerning the future of Palestinians in the West Bank and the...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action in support of the statement of the Deputy Special Co-ordinator of the Middle East Peace Process, Mr Maxwell Gaylard, that "the...

      Justice and Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisations and individuals have responded to the public consultation on the Justice and Security Green Paper.

      Marine Environment: Conservation Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 16 January (WA 116-17), whether they have submitted a list of their recommended marine conservation...

      Marine Environment: Conservation Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 16 January (WA 116-17), what restrictions they hope to be able to implement in any of the 57 marine...

      NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Health or the NHS Commissioning Board have entered into discussions with private companies which might assist clinical commissioning...

      NHS: Primary Care Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans for any further clustering of primary care trusts in advance of the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill.

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the recent activities of Nigeria's Boko Haram militants represent a regional threat; whether they have received a request from the Government of Nigeria to...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many face-to-face interviews were carried out at each passport personal interview centre in (1) 2010, and (2) 2011. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the locations of the passport personal interview centres in the United Kingdom.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the BBC's pension scheme liability is included within the net public service pension liability reported in the Whole of Government Accounts; and, if so,...

      Prisons: Suicides

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many 18 to 20 year-olds have committed suicide in prison in each of the past 10 years; and how many have attempted to do so in each of those years.

      Prisons: Young Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many 18 to 20 year-olds were accommodated in the prison service in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011; and of those what proportion were not accommodated in young...

      Royal Family: Official Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what official overseas assignments the Duke of York has undertaken since stepping down as special representative for trade in 2011, and to which countries; what...

      Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will press for the Somalia conference to ensure that any new approach to security or displacement in the Horn of Africa agreed by the conference is in...

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in each parliamentary Session since 2001, how many statutory instruments laid by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and its predecessor departments were...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Deputy Prime Minister was expressing the collective view of the Cabinet in calling for a speeding up of the increase in tax-free allowances.

      Taxation: Interest Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the rate of interest that taxpayers incur when they owe money to HM Revenue and Customs; and what rate of interest HM Revenue and Customs pay on money owed...

      Thames Tideway Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations from local communities regarding the length of the consultation period, due to end on 10 February, for Thames Water's...

      UK Financial Investments Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK Financial Investments were consulted and agreed all pay packages in excess of £1 million at banks in which the taxpayer has an ownership interest.

      UK Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 30 January (WA 298-300), whether a review has taken place of how well knighthoods and damehoods are...

      Waste Management: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to raising a landfill tax on food waste.

      Waterways: Canals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many canals in England are open for tourism.

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