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Written answers

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

  • House of Lords

    • Indonesia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the escalating violence in West Papua, including the killing of a leader of the independence movement Mako Tabuni, whether they will press for the...

    • Agriculture: Farm Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions they have taken in respect of allowing farmers to build dwellings for agricultural employees and their families since 2010. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Agriculture: Farm Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they have made to regulations regarding the use of redundant agricultural buildings since 2010. To ask Her Majesty's Government how much red tape they...

      Armed Forces: Defence Cuts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether cuts in financing the army and the reduction of 20,000 soldiers are designed to enable it to fit into a future European army.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how service personnel are screened for psychological problems on return from operations; and what steps they are taking to support the agencies, including Combat...

      Armed Forces: Munition Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether contingency planning has commenced to prepare for the future basing of Vanguard class submarines in the event that an independent Scotland demands...

      Armed Forces: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether data are collected relating to the suicide level amongst serving and ex-serving personnel; and, if so, what is their assessment of the suicide levels...

      Armed Forces: Weaponry Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many, and what types of, weapons and ammunition, under the control of the Armed Forces or the Ministry of Defence were lost, stolen or otherwise unaccounted...

      Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of human rights in Bahrain.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the address by Aung San Suu Kyi to both Houses, what action they are taking to support democracy in Burma.

      Care Services: Elderly People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that cross-party talks resume concerning the funding of long-term care for the elderly.

      Carers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 13 June (WA 261), what is their assessment of the estimate by Carers UK that the economic value of the contribution...

      Disabled People: Manufactured Goods

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review current United Kingdom legislation to ensure effective accessibility and usability of manufactured goods for disabled people.

      Edward Peter Heslehurst

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received regarding the case of Edward Peter Heslehurst; what action they have taken in this case; and what progress they have made...

      Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice on 1 April 2011 (Official Report, Commons, col. 548W) and the Minister...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how government departments work together to combat child marriages and forced marriage.

      Health and Social Care Act 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, under the provisions of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, what levers postgraduate deans will have to ensure measures for controlling the quality of training...

      Health and Social Care Act 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, under the provisions of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, how postgraduate deans will be able to be seen to operate independently in managing the quality of...

      Health: READ Codes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in order to provide accurate epidemiological data of specific conditions, they will (1) require general practitioners to use READ codes on patient records...

      Higher Education: Bogus Colleges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the owners of bogus colleges which are closed down by the Government are required to refund fees and pay compensation to the students affected by the...

      Higher Education: Bogus Colleges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide any assistance to the students of bogus colleges which are closed down by the Government in finding alternative courses in other institutions.

      Higher Education: Men

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Wilcox on 5 July (WA 192-3) concerning the participation of women in higher education, whether they will investigate why...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to mitigate the risk of failing to secure the building of 80,000 affordable homes by 2015, and the extra cost to the public purse of...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of Israel about the release of Marwan Barghouti from prison.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Government of Israel to allow, and UNESCO to organise, independent archaeological and structural investigation of excavations now under...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Syrian curricula have been replaced by Israeli ones in schools in the occupied Golan Heights; and, if the reports...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Israel concerning reports of the confiscation of water containers from families in the Jordan valley by...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of reports of attacks on Palestinians by settlers from Itamar in the West Bank, and the alleged involvement of the military; and whether...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 12 March (WA 21), whether, in the light of a 2010 survey conducted by InterMedia of North Korean...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Howell of Guildford on 12 March (WA 21), whether the BBC World Service has taken into account the audience that learns news...

      Prisons: Escorts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to improve the performance of the escort provider in prisons following the report by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on HMP Woodhill of...

      Retail: Mary Portas Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the Portas Review, what action they are proposing to take to improve England's high streets.

      Royal Navy: Reserves

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what help is available to members of the Royal Navy Reserve who (1) suffer from dyslexia, and (2) have a gender identity disorder.

      Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to bring into force the Third Parties (Rights against Insurers) Act 2010.

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