Written answers

Thursday, 24 July 2014

  • House of Lords

    • Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the process leading up to the issue of guidance on Parts 1 to 7 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014; and when they will issue...

    • Arthritis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the advice given by healthcare practitioners to patients with knee osteoarthritis.

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the analysis in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' Global Trends Report of the number of refugees, asylum...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 9 July (WA 44), whether their “policy on recognition” remains a negative one; and how such a...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 9 July (WA 44), how their "full support for the goal of reunification" of Cyprus creates a practical...

      Dementia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support research into (1) Parkinson’s dementia, and (2) dementia with Lewy bodies.

      Dementia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they have put in place to address the need for training for health professionals concerning Parkinson's-related dementias. To ask Her...

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider the European Commission policy on the provision of abortion to girls and women impregnated by rape in conflict areas compatible with...

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to improve general practitioner facilities and training and the provision of primary healthcare services.

      Government Departments: Air Travel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was spent on first class air travel by the Department for International Development in the latest convenient period; and what was the justification...

      Higher Education: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 3 July (WA 280), what plans they have to expand the authority of the Office of the...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 9 July (WA 49), whether they consider that the inability of three reviews to find evidence to suggest any of...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the Parliament of Iraq following its election of a Speaker, and in particular regarding the prospects of the early...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what recent discussions they have had with other European governments, following the failure of negotiations, concerning the use of economic sanctions as a...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the recent Libyan general election, and in particular the impact of violence on the turnout; and whether they plan to increase...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the testing of the cerebrospinal fluid of patients suspected of having Lyme disease using the Trinity Biotech kit at the Health Protection...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in December 2011, the Clinical Pathology Accreditation Service was made aware of modifications by the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what evidence existed to show that the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit (LBU) conformed with European Union and United Kingdom...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Health Protection Agency’s Lyme Borreliosis Unit adhered to the Health Protection Agency's published guidelines on Commercial and In-House...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Health Protection Agency's Lyme Borreliosis Unit informed clinicians and patients of test results on cerebrospinal fluid in accordance with...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Health Protection Agency's Lyme Borreliosis Unit informed clinicians and patients of test results on cerebrospinal fluid in accordance with...

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they will make to the government of Israel concerning deaths of and injuries to civilians in Gaza between 7 and 9 July.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to encourage a halt to the missile strikes on civilians and civilian infrastructure in Gaza.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to call on all parties to make an immediate cessation of hostile acts out of and into Gaza, with independent verification.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the number and percentage of people who are members of occupation pension schemes by region in (1) England, (2) Scotland, and (3) Wales.

      Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the proposed inquiry into child sex abuse will apply to the United Kingdom as a whole, or solely to Great Britain. To ask Her Majesty’s...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will make representations to the government of Pakistan about the independence and comprehensiveness of the terms of reference of the proposed...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs on the amount of funding needed to...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they will hold with other European governments concerning the case for lifting the blockade of Gaza and ending the occupation of Palestinian...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they plan to take to open diplomatic relations with Hamas in order to assess the viability of a long-term truce such as Hamas offered in 2006.

      Postal Services: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their calculation of the percentage of United Kingdom addressees needed to be reached by end-to-end postal delivery companies other than Royal Mail...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they plan to strengthen regional economic power.

      Roads

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the strategic vision for the Road Investment Strategy will take account of the whole built environment. To ask Her Majesty’s Government how the...

      Roads

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to Baroness Kramer’s remarks on 3 July (HL Deb, col GC 358), what the “significant further development” as stated in the prefatory...

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the annual revenue paid in toll fees by users of the Severn Bridge in each of the last five years; and what proportion of such sums were...

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the cost of maintenance work currently outstanding on the Severn Bridge; and who will bear any outstanding costs at the date when...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Lord Freud on 9 July (HL Deb, col 223), how many people have made use of the “system of advances”, and how many have...

      Stabilisation Unit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many active members of the Civilian Stabilisation Group are (1) deployable civilian experts, and (2) members of the Civil Service Stabilisation Cadre; in...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' report Woman Alone: The fight for survival by Syria’s refugee...

      Thailand

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the British Embassy in Bangkok has raised with the government of Thailand the prosecution of journalists from Phuketwan for reporting on abuses...

      Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made on reaching a final decision on the proposal to increase the rent arrears deduction rate under Universal Credit. To ask Her...

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