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Written answers

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the recent agreement on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy on (1) United Kingdom farmers’...

    • Agriculture: Non-genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether Ministers from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills or the Department for...

      Agriculture: Pesticides

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the paper Glyphosate induces human breast cancer cells growth via estrogen receptors by Thongprakaisang S et al, Food and...

      Agriculture: Research and Development

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to encourage United Kingdom research and development on (1) marker-assisted selection, (2) agro-ecology, (3) organic farming, and...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) apprentices, and (2) interns have been, and are, currently employed by the offices of (a) the Leader of the House of Lords, and (b) the...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many asylum seekers were deemed by healthcare professionals to be unfit for detention in each of the last ten years, and of that number, how many were...

      Child Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many times between 2011 and present the inter-departmental ministerial working group on human trafficking has discussed child trafficking; and what was...

      Cyclists: Deaths and Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will commission research to assess how police, prosecutors and the courts respond to alleged cases of bad driving where cyclists are killed and...

      Disabled People

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the additional number of (1) working age disabled people, and (2) older people, who will be eligible for care under the...

      Driving: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the numbers of uninsured drivers of removing the mandatory annual check on insurance at the point of...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government , further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 5 June (WA 196-7), whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s separate technical...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will next publish a review of progress on the implementation of the 15 urgent recommendations from the Pitt review of the 2007 floods.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the reduction in applications to charities for grants for research into type 1 diabetes, whether they will conduct an investigation into the...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to address the incidence of diabetes in the United Kingdom amongst families of south Asian origin.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether foreign domestic workers subject to the single employer visa who approach the police or Employment Tribunal because of maltreatment are detained as...

      NHS Property Services Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to protect general practitioner practices and other NHS tenants from substantial rent increases in properties that have been...

      NHS Property Services Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many staff are currently employed by NHS Property Services in each region; what proportion of those staff were previously employed by NHS Primary Care...

      NHS: Fracture Liaison Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are taking any measures to increase the number of fracture liaison services in the National Health Service in England.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many members of the civil service pension scheme have, in each of the last five years, had their prospective pensions or actual pension in payment...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 9 July (HL Deb, col 153), whether they will now answer the questions asked by Lord West of Spithead on...

      Railways: Intercity Express Trains

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what impact they forecast the introduction of Intercity Express trains on the London to Edinburgh line will have on (1) journey times, and (2) the market...

      Railways: Station Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the progress made by Network Rail in constructing new passenger facilities at Templecombe Station, Somerset.

      Small and Medium-sized Enterprises: Training

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what training is available for small and medium-sized enterprises which wish to upskill their workforce to help employees with learning disabilities.

      Transport: Disabled Badge Holders

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any provision is made for disabled badge holders (1) from the European Union, and (2) from non-European Union countries, to enable them to park in...

      Vehicles: Semi-trailers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government following plans to double the number of 15.65 metre trailers taking part in their trial of longer semi-trailers on UK roads, whether they intend to require...

      Vietnam

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the report on the visit to Vietnam by the office of the UK Border Agency's Children’s Champion will be available; and whether they intend to take...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government , further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 3 June (WA 154), what are the processes involved and the particular reasons for...

      Young Offenders: Alternative Clothing

      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 worn alternative clothing...

      Young Offenders: Illness

      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 been diagnosed or received...

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