Written answers

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further action they intend to take following the formal censure of 14 NHS hospitals after regulators found they were conducting potentially illegal abortions....

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 12 July (WA 261), whether they will make available copies of the evidence cited; and whether they will specify and...

      Armed Forces: Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which countries and regions servicemen and women of HM Armed Forces are stationed; and in what numbers.

      Assisted Dying

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the effect of the legalisation of assisted dying on the treatment of vulnerable people.

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the views of the peer reviewers of the Cranfield cabin air monitoring study, who described a series of serious flaws which included aspects deemed "highly...

      Aviation: Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Surface Residue Study undertaken for the Department for Transport by the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, which found concentrations of...

      Aviation: Birmingham/Amritsar Flights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the social impact, and (2) the impact on the economy of the number of flights between Birmingham airport and Amritsar airport...

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 25 June (WS 1), whether minutes of the 2 September 2008 meeting between the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the joint Bank of England HM Treasury Oversight Board monitoring the Funding for Lending Scheme.

      Bats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they draw from the recent Leeds University research into the effectiveness of four artificial bat bridges constructed over roads in the north of...

      Bats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the location and cost of each of the bat bridges completed in England and Wales in the past five years; and what studies have been made of the...

      Bats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many bat bridges are under construction or proposed in England and Wales; and what is the proposed location and estimated cost of each.

      Bats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what obligations there are on the Government to construct bridges for bats over new roads where these have been recommended by Natural England; what consideration...

      Care Homes: Deferred Payment Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have for the level of interest local authorities will be able to charge for the proposed national deferred payment scheme for residential care,...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Ministry of Defence categorises chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis as a psychiatric or mental health disorder on the British Army Health...

      Courts: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice on assessing maturity is provided in guidelines for sentencers and court report writers.

      Courts: Vulnerable Witnesses, Victims and Defendants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of extending the provision of special measures currently available to vulnerable witnesses and victims in court...

      Crime: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents of drug offences were recorded in Lincolnshire, according to class of drug, in each year from 1996 up to the last year for which records are...

      Crime: Knife Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents of knife crime were recorded in Lincolnshire in each year from 1996 up to the past year for which records are available.

      Cyclists: Deaths and Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of cyclists killed or seriously injured on roads in Great Britain in 2011; and what action they are taking to reduce...

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the standards of data security in local government.

      Drones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the use of unmanned armed drones outside Afghanistan against terrorist suspects.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of both Houses the results of their most recent research into the willingness to adopt RIIO-T1 (Revenue = Incentives +...

      EU: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not reply to the letter from the Chairman of the House of Lords European Union Committee dated 20 June, requesting a response to the Committee's...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Association of Metropolitan Fire and Rescue Authorities' submission Potential Impact of the 2013-15 Finance Settlement; and...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether guidance issued by HM Treasury on calculating fees charged for firearms and explosives licences is mandatory or advisory for the Northern Ireland...

      Government: Ministerial Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister met representatives of the Rohingya Muslim minority during his recent visit to Burma.

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 12 July (WA 276-7), what data on the numbers of Gypsy and Irish Traveller patients are available from the sections...

      Haemophilia Society

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide funding to the Haemophilia Society and pay any of its salaried staff.

      Health: Coeliac Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust Clinical Commissioning Group to make a decision on whether to de-list gluten-free foods for people with coeliac...

      Health: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment has been made of the extent to which guideline CG8 from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the management of multiple...

      Health: Osteoporosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take action to increase the number of points allocated to the osteoporosis indicators in the Quality and Outcomes Framework for 2013-14.

      Health: Podiatry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether housebound people with an identified clinical need for podiatric care are entitled to receive care in their own homes where appropriate. To ask Her...

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the building of a rural broadband network is being delayed by the European Union; and, if so, what are the reasons for their doing so.

      NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Oxfordshire Primary Care Trust Clinical Commissioning Group discharges its accountability for rationing decisions to the local community.

      NHS: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the financial allocations made to the National Health Service regions in England in 2010-11; what information is available about health service...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recent announcement by the Minister for Sport about access to the London 2012 Olympic Games for visitors from overseas, whether representatives of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much is the United Kingdom's contribution to the £10 billion development aid funds pledged to Afghanistan, and whether that sum will be met from the...

      Railways: East Coast

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to re-franchise the main east coast rail line; and, if so, when.

      Railways: Gatwick Express

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the operators of the Gatwick Express concerning (1) last-minute cancellations of services due to drivers not reporting for...

      Railways: Gatwick Express

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 20 June concerning the Gatwick Express (WA 304), when reliability, cleanliness and customer service on the Gatwick...

      Roads: Shared Space Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have monitored and analysed the potential negative effects of shared space road schemes being installed in town centres in England, including the...

      Schools: Attendance and Attainment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the report by Partnerships for Schools on the Building Schools for the Future programme, whether they will assess the contribution of design under...

      Schools: Creationism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have approved the establishment of a free school, Exemplar Academy, by a creationist group.

      Scotland Act 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to make an order or orders under Section 44 of the Scotland Act 2012 to bring into force Sections 14, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 of that Act.

      Taxation: Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what evidence the Prime Minister's spokesperson based his statement, reported in The Guardian on Tuesday 10 April, that some wealthy individuals were avoiding...

      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 they will provide the same statistics for the 2012 Birthday Honours...

      UK Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 13 February (WA 140-1), whether they consider that the distribution of top honours is fair, in the...

      UN: Rio+20

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the agreed follow-up work to the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, and the work in the UN committee on the...

      Young Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have calculated how much money would be saved by extending Youth Offending Service Custody Pathfinders to the young offenders institutions estate.

      Young Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any plans to increase the number and use of young offender attendance centres across England and Wales.

      Young Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken, or are aware of, any research to identify the cost-effectiveness of young offender attendance centres.

      Young Offenders: Interventions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions have been taken by the Ministry of Justice and the National Offender Management Service to identify what works in terms of interventions with young...

      Young Offenders: Interventions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken to introduce interventions that have been proved to work into all places in England and Wales where young adults are held.

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