Written answers

Friday, 13 February 2015

  • Home Office

    • Dorset Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of police checks commissioned by the Disclosure and Barring Service from Dorset Police were completed within...

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Roads: Kettering

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what role his Office is playing in considering funding options for the Weekley-Warkton bypass in Kettering under the Northamptonshire Local Enterprise...

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his Department's press release of 18 December 2014, entitled Government secures landmark deal for UK mobile phone...

    • Culture: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to tackle the problem of loneliness by encouraging people to participate in culture and sports.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for (a) University Centre Shrewsbury and (b)...

    • Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the economic benefit of universities to the region in which they are located.

      Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, for how many months since 2010 the role of Chief Scientific Adviser for his Department has been vacant.

      Trade Promotion: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many (a) British-Indian and (b) British-Sikh people were members of the delegation which accompanied the Government trade...

      New Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2015 to Question 220513, what proportion of those start-up loans drawn down by Black and...

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2015 to Question 221259, on how many occasions banks which have accessed funds on behalf of...

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2015 to Question 221259, how many companies which accessed funds under the Enterprise...

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2015 to Question 221259, how many companies which accessed funds from each lender under the...

      Higher Education: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what discussions he has had with his Australian counterpart on the Tuition Protection Scheme for international students in Australia.

      Textiles: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on the number of textile manufacturers in (a) the UK, (b) Yorkshire, (c) Manchester, (d)...

  • Department for Transport

    • Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the new InterCity Express trains will include in standard class (1) seats aligned with windows, (2) tables at most seats, and (3) adequate luggage...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the analysis by Human Rights Watch of the effects of Burma’s citizenship law on the status and rights of the Rohingya.

    • India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the authorities in India concerning the case of Soni Sori.

      Honduras

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the authorities in Honduras concerning the case of Dina Meza.

      India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the refusal of a visa by the government of India to Archbishop Roche.

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are putting in place to support the creation of enterprise societies in education institutions throughout the United Kingdom.

  • Department for Education

  • The Lord Chairman of Committees

    • Parliament: Data Protection

      To ask the Chairman of Committees, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bates on 19 January (HL4242 and HL4243), why it was decided to store parliamentary data on Microsoft servers in the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Public Sector Debt

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost (1) per taxpayer, and (2) per household, of servicing the United Kingdom national debt.

    • Cheques

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to ensure that cheques will continue to be available for those who wish to use them, including in particular charities and the elderly.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the issue to persons from Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland of letters of comfort between 2000 and 2012, concerning earlier...

  • Department of Health

    • Dermatology

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how Health Education England calculates the number of trainees in dermatology; and how those numbers are matched to future specialist consultant requirements...

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 26 January 2015 (HL4203), whether they will now answer the original question regarding the compatibility of...

      Cholesterol

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to raise awareness earlier in life of the dangers of high cholesterol.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the sufficiency of acute beds available to mental health patients; and what they consider to be the reasons for any...

      Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what effect they consider the loss of six consultant dermatologists in Nottingham will have upon direct services to the local community and the training of...

      Contraceptives: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their policy on the administering of contraceptive injections or implants to girls under the age of 13.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has advised that people with implanted pacemakers, implantable cardio veter-defibrilators or...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how NHS England assessed unmet need when evaluating treatments on the Cancer Drugs Fund.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of delivery against the commitment in NHS England’s Board Paper on the Cancer Drugs Fund that "no drug which was the...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to ask NHS England to consult with patients on the decision to delist cancer drugs.

      Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 21 January (HL4010) concerning the purchase of new ambulances to convey patients who are grossly obese,...

      Patients: Mortality Rates

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of NHS England publishing patients’ death rates.

      Campylobacter

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to tackle the problem of campylobacter infection found in raw meat, particularly poultry.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to eliminate smoking from public areas outside any buildings.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when the HVJ-E protein from the envelope of inactivated Sendai virus was licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for clinical...

      NHS England

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Red Cross symbol was used on the NHS England publication Consultation Guide: Investing in Specialised Services of January 2015, given the...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Mr George Freeman, on 14 January...

      Health Visitors

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have achieved their target of 4,200 extra health visitors by 2015.

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