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Written answers

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Airport Hubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their definition of an airport hub.

    • Airports: Gatwick

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, after the expiry of the planning agreement between Gatwick Airport and local authorities in 2019, a second runway could be built there subject to all...

      Airports: Gatwick and Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of whether primary legislation would be required to allow a high speed rail link to be constructed between Gatwick and...

      Commonwealth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 17 July (WA 25-6), what steps they are taking to achieve a co-ordinated approach by all members of the...

      Courts: Vulnerable Witnesses and Victims

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the annual cost of the provision of special measures to support vulnerable witnesses and victims in court proceedings.

      Criminal Justice: Under 25s

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures have been introduced in the criminal justice system to address the particular needs of young adults aged 18 to 24 years.

      Criminal Justice: Victim Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they envisage for Victim Support in England and Wales following the election of police and crime commissioners in November.

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the standards of data security in the National Health Service and in health bodies.

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the approach taken by the Office of the Information Commissioner on fining public sector bodies that have themselves referred...

      Driving: Dangerous Driving

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to implementing a comprehensive review of the justice system for cases concerning death or injury by careless or dangerous...

      Driving: Drink-drive Limit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering lowering the drink-drive limit.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect that all Clinical Commissioning Groups will adhere to the 2012 updated National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guideline on...

      EU: State Aid Modernisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what approach they will take to the forthcoming European Union state aid modernisation review.

      EU: State Aid Modernisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the timetable is for the forthcoming European Union state aid modernisation review.

      EU: State Aid Modernisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will be holding a formal public consultation on the United Kingdom's priorities for the European Union state aid modernisation review.

      EU: State Aid Modernisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposed European Union state aid modernisation review will enhance their capacity to address market failures which restrict the growth of small and...

      G8

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the best possible engagement with civil society in future G8 meetings, and in the work of the UN Committee on the Post...

      Government Departments: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of staff employed within the private offices of Ministers and the permanent secretary at 10 Downing Street on 1 June; and how many of...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many teams and units are situated in the Cabinet Office; what are the names of those teams or units; and how many staff each employs.

      Health: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional funds are available to support mentoring activities for student nurses in NHS establishments.

      Health: Service Increment for Teaching

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what is the total budget for the service increment for teaching (SIFT), (2) what is the range of professions eligible for the payment, and (3) how many...

      Health: Service Increment for Teaching

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include the training of graduate registered nurses within service increment for teaching (SIFT) arrangements.

      House of Lords: Internet

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how much has been spent on employing consultants to work on the development of internet services in the House of Lords in the past five years.

      House of Lords: Leader's Group on Working Practices

      To ask the Leader of the House which of the 55 recommendations included in the report of the Leader's Group on Working Practices (1) have been brought into operation, (2) are under active...

      House of Lords: Members' Attendance

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many current Members of the House of Lords who were Members throughout the first session of this Parliament attended the House on the following proportion of...

      Human Trafficking and Servitude

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the recent convictions for slavery in the Connors case, whether they intend to instigate an official inquiry into the numbers of UK victims of servitude...

      Human Trafficking and Servitude

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Chief Constables about giving investigations into cases of servitude and human trafficking a higher priority; how many...

      Human Trafficking and Servitude

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the numbers of male victims of servitude and human trafficking.

      Immigration: Checkpoints

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 27 June (WA 71), without individual details, what is the total number of Ministers who have specific security...

      Investment: Foreign Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the role of university science parks in attracting foreign direct investment to the United Kingdom.

      Metrication

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 12 July (WA 279) concerning Thames Water leakages, why they used metric rather than imperial measures,...

      NHS: Mergers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 4 July (WA 180), whether the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has discretion to investigate a proposed merger of an NHS...

      NHS: Primary Care Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many cases since May 2010 the North Yorkshire Primary Care Trust has denied treatment to a patient.

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by the Earl Attlee on 17 July, which Ministers are entitled to use the Olympic Route Network (ORN) in London at all times during the Olympic...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 23 April (WA 362-3), when the extra employers' contribution by the Exchequer of 8.5% for reducing the...

      Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact Sefton Borough Council's conditional grant for a Mersey capital dredge will have on other ports; and whether the...

      Questions for Written Answer

      to ask the Leader of the House why, on 19 July, 20 Questions for Written Answer remained unanswered after 10 working days.

      Railways: Catering Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new franchises for the West Coast and East Coast Main Line services require, or will take into account, proposals for the provision of catering...

      Railways: Copy Pit Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are proposals to repair and upgrade the Copy Pit railway line between Burnley and Hall Royd Junction when the Todmorden Curve rail link is reinstated.

      Railways: European Train Management System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provisional levels of unreliability have been found during the trial of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) on the Cambrian Line; whether...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a bidder for a franchise may identify a cheaper or better way of attaining the franchise objectives as part of the bidding process.

      Railways: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 19 July (WA 83-4), what funding was provided by the Department for Transport to Network Rail in 2011-12.

      Railways: High Speed Rail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether have they examined the forecasting techniques used in France to evaluate their TGV High Speed Railway Lines, and, if so, what was their assessment of those...

      Registration of Deaths

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the average time taken for the registration of deaths of drug addicts in the United Kingdom.

      Transport: Trams

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals for tram lines running from King's College Hospital, London, to London Bridge.

      UK Border Agency: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK Border Agency staff have been transferred back to the United Kingdom from overseas immigration offices to deal with the 2012 Olympic Games; and what...

      UN: Drugs and Crime Strategies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the view expressed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations that illegal drug control and anti-crime strategies should be...

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