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Written answers

Thursday, 25 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Genetically and Non-genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the return on public investment in research and development in England of (1) genetically modified crop research, and (2)...

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many apprenticeship places have been created since the start of the current Parliament; in which sectors; and how many apprenticeship places there were...

      Broadcasting: Channel 69

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the final destinations of equipment surrendered as part of the Programme Making and Special Events Channel 69 funding scheme.

      Child Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to combat child poverty.

      Cyclists

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what advice they give to cyclists in London on protecting their respiratory health against pollution.

      Developing Countries: Women and Girls

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to include peace and security concerns in the Department for International Development’s Strategic Vision for Women and Girls after...

      Driving: Licences

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the report published by the RAC Foundation on young driver safety, and in particular its proposal for the introduction of...

      Employment: Work Programme

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what performance levels they set for contractors who provide services for the Work Programme. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the minimum level...

      Energy: Underground Coal Gasification

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the earliest date by which they plan to have commercial underground coal gasification, with carbon capture and storage, operating in the United...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not yet implemented section 165 of the Equality Act 2010 which places a duty on taxi drivers to assist passengers who are wheelchair users.

      EU: Roma Inclusion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to support the proposal by the European Commission for a Council Recommendation on Roma inclusion.

      Film and Television Industry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the contribution of the film and television industries to United Kingdom exports in the last three years.

      Film and Television Industry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the contribution of the film and television industries to United Kingdom employment in the last three years.

      Food: Food Banks

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what incentives are provided to supermarkets to donate waste food to food banks at the end of trading.

      Gallipoli 100th Anniversary

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign in 2015 and the contribution made by the 410,000 British volunteers who...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any programme exists for providing sufficient drinkable water for the population of Gaza, between now and 2016; and, if so, what is preventing its...

      Government Departments: Ministerial Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on what dates they have convened meetings attended by the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Chairman of the Parades Commission...

      Government Departments: Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Minister in the Department for Work and Pensions has strategic responsibility for those granted refugee status as they make the transition to...

      House of Commons: Voting Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to legislate to restrict votes in the House of Commons on matters defined as affecting England only to Members of Parliament representing...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the rationale behind the Home Office tweet of Wednesday 3 July stating that “There will be no hiding place for illegal immigrants with the new...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which international organisations' employees are exempt from entry clearances under the rules of the UK Border Agency. To ask Her Majesty’s Government...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the list of international organisations whose employees qualify for exempt entry clearances was last updated by the UK Border Agency; and whether that...

      Internet: Pornography

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the action taken by the Authority for Television on Demand (ATVOD) to ensure that United Kingdom websites providing...

      Justice: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding they provided annually in respect of family justice in the last five years for which figures are available.

      Local Government Ombudsman and Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the efficiency as a means of redress of complaints against health and social care assessments, including those related to...

      Muttahida Quami Movement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the allegations made on BBC Newsnight on 10 July by the leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement, Mr Altaf Hussain, against...

      Muttahida Quami Movement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to consider the presence in the United Kingdom of the leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement, Mr Altaf Hussain.

      Northern Ireland Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total amount, including expenses, paid to each member of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission during the first six months of 2013.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the breakdown of spending on genetically-modified agricultural projects directed at Africa undertaken by (1) United Kingdom universities or research...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they monitor the Department for International Development’s bilateral aid spending on nutrition.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they monitor the Department for International Development’s bilateral aid spending on under-five child health.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Department for International Development has any plans to launch bilateral nutrition programmes in (1) Ghana, (2) Rwanda, (3) Kyrgyzstan, and (4)...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are on target to reach the objective to reach 20 million children under five with the United Kingdom's aid programme by 2015, as stated in the...

      Overseas Conflict: Sexual Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 9 July (WA35), what consideration has been given to inviting religious leaders from recipient...

      Overseas Conflict: Sexual Violence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 9 July (WA35), whether the proposed technical training and guidance for field staff and advisers will...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recent United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs report on Palestinians at risk of forcible transfer.

      Press Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they propose to present to the Privy Council the all-party Royal Charter on press regulation; and whether they will do so before the completion of the...

      Press Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government who are the members of the Privy Council considering the draft Royal Charter on press regulation.

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which public bodies the Department for Communities and Local Government has appointed a chairperson since May 2010; and who was appointed in each case.

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which public bodies the Department of Health has appointed a chairperson since May 2010; and who was appointed in each case.

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government to which public bodies the Department for Transport has appointed a chairperson since May 2010; and who was appointed in each case.

      Railways: High Speed 2

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many properties in each affected borough or district are located within the safeguarded areas for HS2 construction.

      Railways: Intercity Express Trains

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Attlee on 15 October (WA 452), what is the current total real cash value of the Intercity Express Programme contract...

      Roads: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the policy in France of restricting heavy good vehicles to the inside-lane on uphill stretches of two-lane...

      Shipping: Navigation Stations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the projected cost of the rollout of seven differential eLoran electronic navigation stations; what has been the cost to date of the eLoran project;...

      Shipping: Navigation Stations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any shipping companies have made an official complaint about GPS jamming in British territorial waters or GPS vulnerability since 2010, or have...

      Taiwan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will support the admission of Taiwan as an observer at the forthcoming meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

      Taxation: Mansion Tax

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in relation to HM Treasury research on a mansion tax quoted by Mr David Gauke, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, what is the regional breakdown of the...

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are their proposals to enable those not in education, employment or training to get back into education, employment or training.

      Young Offenders Institutions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) Vietnamese, and (2) Afghan, nationals under 18 years old were accommodated in the youth secure estate in each year between 2009 and 2012.

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