Written answers

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

  • House of Lords

    • Administration of Justice: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to the transfer of suspects and convicted criminals to and from an independent Scotland, whether or not it remains a...

    • Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 6 May (WA 319), how many non-operational airfields not capable of supporting fixed-wing military...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why they have not named the contractor awarded the contract for the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme in April; and whether they will now do so.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when details of the training course provided by the United Kingdom to the Burmese army will be released to Burma Campaign UK following Burma Campaign UK's...

      Cabinet: Aberdeen

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated cost to the Exchequer of holding the Cabinet meeting in Aberdeen on 24 February.

      Capita

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 6 May (WA 367–8), what specific figures they have for (1) savings, and (2) asset realisations,...

      CCTV

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of changes proposed in the Deregulation Bill, local authorities will be allowed to use CCTV cameras to enforce rules regarding the use...

      CCTV

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of changes proposed in the Deregulation Bill, there will be a grace period for drivers whose parked cars cause obstructions in bus...

      CCTV

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of changes proposed in the Deregulation Bill, police forces will be able to use for existing purposes CCTV cameras that they control....

      CCTV

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether, in the light of changes proposed in the Deregulation Bill, hospitals, schools and colleges will be able to request local authorities to enforce...

      Central African Republic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reports of security incidents affecting aid workers and aid operations in the Central African Republic.

      Central African Republic

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote humanitarian access and improve ambient security in the Central African Republic.

      Child Abuse in Cleveland Judicial Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a Government response was prepared following the submission by the Northern Regional Health Authority of its report Action Taken Following the...

      Copyright

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the recommendations of the report by the Prime Minister’s intellectual property adviser, Mike Weatherley MP, what consideration is...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many companies have signed up to the Framework Agreement for Technical Support since 2010; and at what cost.

      Dementia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will seek to issue commissioning guidance to improve links between neurological and dementia services with a view to enabling Parkinson’s...

      Developing Countries: Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that the implementation of the European Commission's policy on humanitarian aid for medical treatment for service women...

      Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Randerson on 16 July (HL Deb, col 588), under what circumstances the Sewel Convention would be set aside in order for the...

      Disability Aids

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are taking to ensure that there is equality of access to disability assistive technology systems in different parts of the country. To ask...

      EU Justice and Home Affairs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to oppose any further moves towards the integration of justice and home affairs within the European Union; and in particular, whether...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the causes of the shortage of fully qualified Typhoon pilots, and in particular of the impact of redundancy programmes.

      Falkland Islands Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the comment by Lord Wallace of Saltaire on 1 July (HL Deb, col. 1709), whether they consider the Franks inquiry into the Falklands War to have...

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 7 July (WA 8), why they have not sought evidence from NATO regarding claims that Russia is funding...

      Gastrointestinal Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the current National Health Service ability to meet the needs of paediatric, adolescent, wild-type and syndromic gastrointestinal...

      Health and Wellbeing Boards

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Earl Howe on 9 July (HL Deb, col 216), how many managerial and clerical staff were appointed to each of the Health and Wellbeing...

      Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote the use of out-of-hospital urgent care providers to the National Health Service and patients.

      Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impacts on costs and patient outcomes of the use of out-of-hospital urgent care providers.

      Health Services: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of current measures and the compliance of the National Health Service in ensuring that all official paperwork and all types of...

      HMS “Victory”

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 28 November 2012 (HL Deb, col GC 124) and the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 20 May 2013...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of their recent Evaluation of Removal of the Spare Room Subsidy: Interim Report, what incentives they intend to make available to social...

      Human Papillomavirus

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what information is in place to inform girls of the human papilloma virus vaccine and its risks.

      Jobseeker’s Allowance Sanctions Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what their evaluation is of the report by Matthew Oakley, commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions, on the imposition of benefits sanctions.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom pilots have flown in F-35B planes to date; in how many sorties; and for how many aggregate flying hours.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many United Kingdom pilots have flown in F-35B full flight simulators situated in the United Kingdom; on how many occasions; and for how many aggregate hours.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the savings in development costs for the integration of F-35B aircraft flight operations into the Queen Elizabeth class...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimates they have made of the improved capabilities of the F-35B fling from Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers as a result of modifications...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Astor of Hever on 30 July 2013 (WA 263–4), how many F-35B aircraft the United Kingdom has purchased, and whether...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether a decision has been made as to how many F-35B aircraft will be allocated to the Operational Conversion Unit, and what are the estimated costs of...

      Landslips

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are supporting, or plan to support, work to repair damage caused by landslips and coastal erosion in the South-East.

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many learning disability nurses have been trained in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years.

      Lyme Disease

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 25 June 2012 (WA 21-2), whether they consider that the use of the CE-marked Trinity Biotech EU Lyme western...

      McKinsey and Company

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which departments currently have contracts with McKinsey and Company.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their current estimate of the total number of fatalities from mesothelioma expected in the next 30 years.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate in cost per capita of pilot training of the savings made by using full flight simulators.

      National Crime Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the answer by Baroness Randerson on 16 July (HL Deb, col 588–9), what are the specific ways in which the Secretary of State for Northern...

      National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the cost in 2012–13 and 2013–14 of running the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence; and how many people are currently...

      NHS: Social Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to engage with social enterprise organisations in respect of the provision of healthcare.

      NHS: Social Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of social enterprise providers in the delivery of National Health Service services; and what plans they have to...

      NHS: Social Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to amend the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 to enhance opportunities for social enterprises in the National Health Service.

      NHS: Social Enterprises

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures are in place to encourage commissioners to award National Health Service contracts to social enterprise providers.

      Northern Ireland Office

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the statement by Baroness Randerson on 17 July (HL Deb, col 738), when they expect to have in place properly designed systems to ensure that...

      Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 17 July (WA 145), which supermarkets have signed up to the calorie reduction pledge; what action each has...

      Ofsted

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what arrangements they have in place to assess the performance of the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills Board overall, and of...

      Orders and Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many statutory instruments from the Cabinet Office have been laid this calendar year; of those, what percentage corrected errors in a previous instrument...

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have provided any financial support to internally displaced people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa following the recent military operation conducted by...

      Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will require the Northern Ireland Parades Commission (1) to publish the presentations made to it in connection with a determination, (2) to...

      Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to change the legislation concerning the Northern Ireland Parades Commission to require it to give detailed reasons for its decisions...

      Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the importance of effective media relations with respect to the role of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission.

      Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Parades Commission about the publication of reasons for that body's decisions.

      Patients

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many patients whose treatment was incomplete there were at each NHS Trust and NHS Foundation Trust for every month since May 2010. To ask Her...

      Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have for future funding of the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit.

      Prerogative of Mercy: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 10 July (WA 76), which other parts of government aside from the Northern Ireland Office are being...

      Prescription Drugs: Visual Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to introduce talking labels as standard on medication for blind patients to ensure that they are able to understand their medication.

      Prisoners: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the recommendations in the report by HM Inspectorate of Prisons People in prison: Gypsies, Romany and Travellers that there should...

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many airborne sorties have been carried out by United Kingdom armed forces in the last month to intercept Russian military aircraft approaching or...

      Segregation of Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many prisoners with known mental health problems have been kept in segregated custody for longer than 24 hours in the last year.

      Social Security Benefits: Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many refugees granted indefinite leave to remain did not access mainstream benefits support within the 28-day grace period in each of the last five years.

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the level of funding allocated to education in South Sudan.

      South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are supporting the role of churches and other civil society groups in the peace and reconciliation process in South Sudan, and in the delivery of...

      Statins

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider that offering statins to more people will discourage the adoption of long-term healthy lifestyles.

      Warships

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the last two Warship Support Modernisation Initiative contracts were awarded for (1) HMNB Clyde, (2) HMNB Devonport, (3) HMNB Portsmouth; what...

      Wheelchairs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the National Health Service wheelchair voucher scheme. To ask Her Majesty’s Government what the approval process is...

      World War II: Military Decorations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Arctic Stars have been presented since 1 October 2013, and how many claims for that award are outstanding.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Leader of the House whether she will discourage ministers and spokespersons from answering Questions for Written Answer by referring to websites, in order to accommodate those without...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many Questions for Written Answer have been answered by reference to websites (1) by department, and (2) in each Parliamentary session, since the 2010...

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