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Written answers

Monday, 22 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Pesticides

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the research funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Food and Environment Research Agency into the effects of...

    • Alcohol: Rehabilitation Centres

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord McNally on 25 April (WA 435), whether law enforcement agencies hold any records of contracts or commercial...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many (1) apprentices, and (2) interns have been, and are, currently employed by each department in the House of Lords, in each of the last five years,...

      Armed Forces: Defence Budget

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 11 June (WA 224), how much of the Ministry of Defence's underspend since 2010 was spent on defence...

      Armed Forces: Defence Budget

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 10 April (WA 261), how much of the Ministry of Defence's underspend since 2010 came from the Defence...

      Armed Forces: Defence Budget

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 10 April (WA 261), whether the Ministry of Defence's unallocated provisions came out of the funds...

      Armed Forces: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what timetable exists to process outstanding applications for the Arctic Star and Bomber Command Clasp; by what date is it intended the last medals will be...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many benefit appeals there have been in each of the last three years; how many have been in respect of Employment and Support Allowance decisions; how...

      Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the Islamic tenets of abrogation and Al Hijra are promoted by Muslim clerics in the United Kingdom; and...

      Copyright

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have revised their intention for measures contained within their document Modernising Copyright, published in December 2012, to come into force...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, as a guarantor power for Cyprus, they are aware of any discussions between the governments of the Republic of Cyprus and Russia about the possible...

      Darfur

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the deaths of seven United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeeping personnel following an attack in Darfur on 13 July.

      Employment: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people in the United Kingdom are paid (1) weekly, (2) fortnightly, (3) monthly.

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the political situation in Eritrea.

      Food: Food Banks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Trussell Trust report (1) that the number of people receiving emergency food aid from their food banks in April, May...

      Food: Food Banks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the effect that the proposed increase from three to seven days in the time between a person losing their job and receiving...

      Freedom of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the European Union guidelines on promotion and protection of freedom of religion or belief, agreed by the Council of Ministers on...

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any of the proposals in their consultation document Sustaining services, ensuring fairness are intended to enable the National Health Service to...

      Homelessness: Rough Sleepers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment have they made of the recommendations contained in St Mungo’s report No more: Homelessness through the eyes of rough sleepers.

      Houses of Parliament: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Metropolitan Police's powers to manage demonstrations on the western side of Old Palace Yard include powers to control noise levels; and, if so,...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to introduce (1) primary legislation, (2) secondary legislation, or (3) administrative action, to implement the proposals in the...

      Migrants: English Classes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, on 26 June (HC Deb, col 315) that “if you’re not prepared to learn...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 9 July (WA 36–7), how they were able to confirm with Atos Healthcare that the withdrawal of assessment...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Freud on 9 July (WA 36), whether the refinement of their forecasts drew on data supplied by Atos; if so, how they...

      Philippines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will discuss with the government of the Philippines the implementation of that country’s Juvenile Justice Welfare Act, and in particular...

      Planning: Land Value

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 3 July (WA 232), whether they are undertaking any work to capture a greater proportion of the increase in...

      Police: Black Police Association

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to investigate allegations made by the Black Police Association during the 1990s that it had been smeared and undermined by different police...

      Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the value of asset seizures under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each of the last five years in (1) Northern Ireland, and (2) England.

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the change in the number of people appointed to public bodies who were (1) women, (2) ethnic minorities, and (3) disabled,...

      Social Care: Adults

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the provision of universal services in England to prevent or delay the development of an adult’s need for care and...

      Somaliland, Puntland and Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level and impact of remittances on development in (1) Somaliland, (2) Puntland, and (3) Somalia.

      Tibet

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the Human Rights Watch report They Say We should Be Grateful on human rights abuses in Tibet; whether they have made any...

      United Arab Emirates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of the United Arab Emirates following the trial of 94 persons accused of plotting to overthrow the...

      Young Offender Institutions: Festival and Celebration Dates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements are made for marking (1) children's birthdays, (2) Mother's Day, (3) Father's Day, (4) Christmas and other Christian festivals, (5)...

      Young Offenders: Restraint and Self-harm

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children detained in (1) young offender institutions, (2) secure training centres, and (3) secure children's homes, have (a) been taken to hospital,...

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