Written answers

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

  • House of Lords

    • Broadcasting: Re-transmission Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans, as part of consultations on the draft Communications Bill or otherwise, to review the "must offer" obligation and the level of payment...

    • Child Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many users of the Child Support Agency make child maintenance payments by four-weekly direct debit.

      Child Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to how many parents, otherwise liable for child maintenance, the nil rate is applied by the Child Support Agency.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints the Child Support Agency is currently dealing with.

      Cosmetic Interventions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to introduce mandatory regulation of the cosmetic surgery and cosmetic interventions industry, and on what basis the voluntary system of...

      Disabled People: Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether examining medical practitioners' examinations in the homes of disabled persons will, as part of the personal independence payment (PIP) system, be replaced...

      Economy: Quantitative Easing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of the value of the benefit to the profits of Barclays Bank plc of quantitative easing and of the implicit state guarantee of...

      Egypt, Tunisia and Libya: Frozen Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 31 January (WA 304), whether they will seek the agreement of the United Nations and the European Union to lift...

      EU: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 7 February (WA 58), whether a financial transaction tax introduced by eurozone nations, either individually or...

      Finance: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to address the decline in lending to private non-financial corporations.

      Government Departments: Accountancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many written instructions have been provided by Ministers in the Department for Education to the Accounting Officer for the department in accordance with...

      Government Departments: Accountancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 7 February (WA 40-1), how many ministerial directions to accounting officers under paragraph 5.5 of the...

      Government Departments: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for each of the next three years for which figures are available and according to Civil Service band, how many people are eligible to receive performance and...

      Government: Ministerial Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ministerial visits there have been since May 2010 to (1) Armenia, (2) Georgia, and (3) Azerbaijan.

      Government: Ministerial Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ministerial visits are planned for 2012 to (1) Armenia, (2) Georgia, and (3) Azerbaijan.

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of European Roma resident in England and Wales; and why the ministerial working group on preventing and tackling inequalities...

      House of Lords: Allowances

      To ask the Chairman of Committees, in the light of the non-alignment of the recess dates for the House of Commons and the House of Lords and the interaction between members of both Houses,...

      House of Lords: Prayers

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether the ruling in the High Court concerning the saying of prayers at the start of meetings of Bideford Council has implications for the saying of prayers in...

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 6 February (WA 14), whether they have advised the International Monetary Fund that they will not agree to make a...

      NHS: Primary Care Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the staffing levels at each primary care trust in Lancashire in the 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12 financial years.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Garden of Frognal on 24 January (WA 219), when the BBC last updated them on the operation of its pension scheme; what...

      Religious Groups: Dietary Requirements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that the dietary requirements of a minority faith (such as halal) are not imposed on others by public bodies and other large...

      Schools: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools were closed in Sefton in Merseyside during 2009, 2010 and 2011.

      Schools: Free Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many free schools have been established since May 2010; and what was the category of sponsor in each case.

      Schools: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many independent (1) special, (2) primary, and (3) secondary, schools are currently registered with the Department for Education; and how many there were in...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Turkey about their blocking of websites, including YouTube, Geocities, Dailymotion, Google and the YouTube...

      Waste Management: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to implementing a long-term ban on food waste being consigned to landfill by waste collectors.

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