Written answers

Monday, 16 February 2015

  • Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when the Galileo satellite navigation system will be available in the UK; and whether that system will be provided free to the...

    • Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what recent progress has been made on the Galileo satellite navigation system project.

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what the UK's total contribution to the cost of the Galileo satellite navigation system project will be.

      Galileo System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the benefits to the UK realised to date of the Galileo satellite navigation system project.

      Regional Growth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, how many applications to the Regional Growth Fund were submitted in each local authority area since the inception of that Fund;...

      Overseas Trade: Latin America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to improve trade between the UK and emerging markets in Latin America; and if he will make a statement.

      Overseas Trade: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to support UK companies bidding for contracts in Turkey.

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to change Ordnance Survey into a Government-owned company.

  • Department for Education

    • Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222508, what steps her Department is taking to improve its tracking and monitoring at (a) local...

    • Community Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers at local authority community schools have achieved Learning Outside the Classroom accreditation in each of the last 10 years.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will investigate reports by parents of pupils at Grindon Hall Christian School and Durham Free School that complaints to Ofsted about...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Grace and Favour Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of running and maintaining each grace and favour residence provided by his Department to senior figures from the...

  • HM Treasury

    • Oil: Prices

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2015 to Question 222161, what estimate he has made of the extent of the increase in UK GDP provided by falling oil prices.

    • Fuels: Rebates

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to increase the island fuel rebate.

  • Department for Culture Media and Sport

    • Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local bodies spending money on major sporting and cultural events as a means of...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2014 to Question 222384, on broadband, what the digital and video on demand outlets were and how...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2014 to Question 222384, whether regional data is available on any of the campaign spend.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2014 to Question 217539, when he plans to publish (a) the Invitation to Quote for that contract including the Specification...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • UK Membership of EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 27 January (HL Deb, col 190), what were the successful negotiations undertaken by the Secretary of...

  • Department for International Development

    • Private Infrastructure Development Group

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cost of travel for employees of the Private Infrastructure Development Group.

    • Syria

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their estimate of the number of refugees in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan who have been identified by the United Nations High...

      Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children with life altering injuries from the recent conflict are receiving rehabilitation outside Gaza; how many are still within Gaza; and what...

      West Africa: Ebola

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what lessons they have learned from the initial response to the ebola outbreak in West Africa.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of recent changes to the level of international aid and development support to Burma.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much funding has been provided, directly or indirectly, towards assisting the government of Burma to reform education services in Burma.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what meetings have been held by the British Embassy in Rangoon with (1) the National Network for Education Reform in Burma, and (2) the Action Committee for...

      Natural Disasters

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the main humanitarian and technical objectives that they will be promoting at the forthcoming United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Burma regarding the reform of the National Education Law in that country.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether farmers require a credit reference to apply for Common Agricultural Policy grants; and if so, what legislation applies and which organisation or body...

    • Rspca

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the RSPCA, as a private organisation, is able to bring prosecutions but is not subject to independent inspection or Freedom of Information requests.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government which local authorities in England have taken part in the Weekly Collection Support Scheme; how many authorities took part in the expression of interest...

    • Northumberland County Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made, or intend to make, representations to Northumberland County Council about that authority’s plans to relocate its headquarters...

      Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce measures to help prevent Muslims born and bred in the United Kingdom from being labelled by their faith and excluded from...

      Religious Hatred

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to introduce measures to combat Islamophobia in the United Kingdom.

      Shops

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, given the increasing prevalence of online retailers, what steps they are taking to support local authorities and town centre managers in increasing trade...

      Mayors: Greater Manchester

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the elected representation in each district council of Greater Manchester after (1) the appointment of a Mayor for Greater...

  • HM Treasury

    • Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of links between terrorist organisations and the illicit tobacco market in the United Kingdom.

    • Banks: EU Action

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they consider proposals by the European Commission for regulations to allow the break-up of banks in the European Union to be in accordance with the...

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the suggestion by the Governor of the Bank of England that the Eurozone should pursue fiscal integration; and what they...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the estimated total loss to HM Treasury over the next five years as a direct result of ending the alcohol duty escalator in 2014.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government on how many days the Chilcot Inquiry sat in November and December 2014 and January 2015; and what is the current remuneration per day of the chairman and...

  • Department of Health

    • Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the acute adult dermatology service at Nottingham University Hospital is to be closed; and whether they have assessed the effect that that decision will...

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

February 2015
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
232425262728 

Did you find what you were looking for?