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Written answers

Monday, 29 July 2013

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure that evidence regarding the impact on monarch butterflies in the United States of growing herbicide-tolerant genetically...

    • Agriculture: Herbicides

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord De Mauley on 15 July (WA 76), what steps they will take to ensure that Asulox will remain available to control bracken...

      Agriculture: Pesticides

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measurements they take of glyphosate in water courses and groundwater; and whether the results, if any, are published.

      Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of which ten cities in Europe have the highest concentrations of atmospheric nitrogen dioxide.

      Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the pollution-weighted concentrations of PM2.5 particulate matter for the United Kingdom as reported last September to the European Commission for...

      Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what were the total emissions from diesel exhaust of regulated pollutants from road transport in tonnes in each of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern...

      Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their consultation on the role of local authorities in monitoring and reporting air pollution, to which bodies such functions would be...

      Banks: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will publish the information made available to them in connection with evaluating the case for splitting the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) into a...

      Businesses: New Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many new businesses have been created in the United Kingdom since May 2010.

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will place in the Library of the House the letter from the Minister commissioning the Equality and Human Rights Commission to undertake research...

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter by the Minister for Women and Equalities, Helen Grant, to Lord Avebury on 25 June, published on the Dalit Solidarity Network website,...

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they consider it necessary to delay their consultation on the definition of caste until after the Equality and Human Rights Commission research has been...

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will announce the timetable for the research and the consultation on caste in time to allow members of both Houses of Parliament to comment on...

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter by the Minister for Women and Equalities, Helen Grant, to Lord Avebury on 25 June, published on the Dalit Solidarity Network website,...

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter by the Minister for Women and Equalities, Helen Grant, to Lord Avebury on 25 June, published on the Dalit Solidarity Network website,...

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the letter by the Minister for Women and Equalities, Helen Grant, to Lord Avebury on 25 June, published on the Dalit Solidarity Network website,...

      Caste Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what meetings were attended by the Minister for Women and Equalities, Helen Grant, with organisations representing those (1) in favour of, and (2) against,...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have conducted an assessment of the prime causes of the warming of the world during 1911–40; and if so, what conclusions they have drawn.

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Verma on 2 July (WA 202–3), whether the Met Office has yet set a date by which, in the event of no further...

      Climate Change: Summit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a Treasury minister will attend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change summit in Warsaw in November.

      Devolved Administrations: Fiscal Powers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Randerson on 10 July (WA 59) and Lord Deighton on 15 July (WA 99), whether it is their practice to provide...

      Drugs: Orphan Medicines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will invite the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to consider whether eculizumab can be prescribed for NHS patients with...

      Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why there is no mention in the Business Plan of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport of the work being done towards implementation of section 97 of the...

      EU: Agreements and Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of new European Union regulations which require that all agreements and contracts signed by member states with Israel must...

      EU: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the European Union has decided to ban European Union funding for Israeli enterprises in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights; if so,...

      Gibraltar

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of any increased risk to lives in British Gibraltar waters in recent months arising from incursions by Spanish military...

      Government Departments: Offices

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether any Ministerial offices have been redesigned or redecorated by professional designers or decorators during the first six months of 2013; whether such...

      Health: Crohn's Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the incidence of juvenile onset Crohn’s disease in the United Kingdom for each of the last 10 years.

      Health: Leg Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with health authorities in East Lincolnshire regarding the provision for patients in that area of Lindsay Leg Club Services.

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 19 June (WA 52–3), whether they intend to review the United Kingdom's annual average pensioner...

      Healthcare: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the five per cent discount mentioned on page 48 of their consultation document Sustaining services, ensuring fairness would apply to payments to...

      Housing: Mortgages

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the market in residential first mortgages; whether they have identified evidence of market failure; and, if so, what is the...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning its removal of a passport from Palestinian head teacher Mazen Salahuddin on 23...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number of East Jerusalem Palestinians who have had their residency rights revoked since 1967.

      Lynton Crosby

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have issued a security pass to Downing Street to Mr Lynton Crosby; and whether they have sponsored a parliamentary pass for him.

      NHS England: Mandate

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to include measures relating to bowel management in the next Mandate to NHS England; and, if so, what those measures are.

      NHS: Keogh Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they briefed the Sunday Telegraph on the content of Sir Bruce Keogh's report for their edition on 14 July; and, if so, who did so.

      NHS: Migrant Access and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether their consultation document Sustaining services, ensuring fairness on charging migrants to the United Kingdom for healthcare would affect those...

      Political Parties

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to require public company shareholders to contract-in in respect of donations to political parties made by such companies.

      Prudential Regulation Authority

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Prudential Regulation Authority has appointed a Practitioner Panel in accordance with section 2M of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000;...

      Somaliland, Puntland and Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that guidance is given to clearing banks in order to safeguard the continued availability of legitimate channels for...

      Taxation: PAYE

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to recover the £953 million in PAYE tax forgone between 2003–04 and 2009–10, as reported in the National Audit Office's...

      Taxation: Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Duchy of Cornwall is exempt from Stamp Duty Land Tax on property purchases; if so, why; and, if not, how much Stamp Duty Land Tax was charged to...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many (1) control orders, and (2) terrorism prevention and investigation measures, were, and have been, issued on the basis of closed evidence to (a)...

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