Written answers

Thursday, 16 February 2012

  • House of Lords

    • Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances child benefit is legally regarded as the income of (1) one parent, (2) both parents, (3) one parent and a third party, and (4) a third party...

    • Disabled People: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards are in place to ensure that the additional £20 million disabled facilities grant funding, announced on 3 January, is spent on home adaptations.

      Education: Three to Four Year-olds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to address the concerns in the National Audit Office report on Delivering the Free Entitlement to Education for Three- and Four...

      Family and Parenting Institute

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided to the Family and Parenting Institute and for what purposes; and whether any such funding has been spent on lobbying Government.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 dated 30 March 2011 to HM Treasury concerning contact between Treasury Ministers and officials and...

      Government Departments: Opinion Polls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many opinion polls have been carried out for the Department for Education in the past two years; on what issues each poll was conducted, and when; what was the...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will list any individuals in HM Treasury or nominated by HM Treasury or Ministers in that department who hold posts remunerated on the basis of at...

      Gross Value Added

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what, for the most recent available year, was the average gross value added per head in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, England, each of the regions of England,...

      Health: Pain Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are being taken to improve the management of the quality of life of people with long-term conditions, such as chronic pain, through the quality and...

      House of Lords: Waste Paper

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what facilities are in place to collect waste paper in House of Lords offices; what is the estimated proportion of members and staff using these facilities; and...

      Houses of Parliament: Recess Dates

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what is the additional cost resulting from the discrepancy in the dates of the February Recess between the House of Commons and the House of Lords in relation to...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Health, the National Health Service or the NHS Litigation Authority have made any estimate of the costs or savings to them of the...

      Migrant Workers: Bulgarians and Romanians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 6 February (WA 16), how many self-employed Bulgarian and Romanian nationals are exempt from paying tax and national...

      NHS: Cluster Boards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the statutory responsibilities of (1) a primary care trust board, (2) a primary care trust cluster board, (3) a strategic health authority board, and (4)...

      NHS: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of non-medical consultants employed by the National Health Service in each of the past five years. To ask Her Majesty's...

      NHS: Primary Care Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average size of primary care trusts before clustering, and what is the current average size of primary care trust clusters.

      Parental Alienation Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what figures they hold regarding the prevalence of parental alienation syndrome.

      Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the United Kingdom population are estimated to live in (1) Scotland, (2) Wales, (3) Northern Ireland, and (4) England; and what was the...

      Public Toilets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are able to take to ensure that local authorities provide adequate public toilet facilities.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to address the dangers of asbestos in schools.

      Schools: Satellite Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the procedure for the establishment of a satellite school by an established grammar school. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is any limit on...

      Taxation: Corporation Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Northern Ireland Executive with regard to the devolution of corporation tax-levying powers to the Northern Ireland...

      Water Management: Overseas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are participating in the high level meeting to be held by Sanitation and Water for All in Washington on 20 April; and, if so, what are their...

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