Written answers

Friday, 20 February 2015

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the United Kingdom made any financial contribution to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery in 2014; and if not,...

    • India

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether coercion is being exercised on Indian citizens to reconvert to Hinduism.

      Government Departments: Flags

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 5 February (HL4556), whether flags on Government buildings are flown at half-mast following the...

      European Commission

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 29 January (HL4232), whether they exercise any control of, or issue any guidance about, the...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent BBC Future of News report and its suggestion that the BBC is looking to develop a World Service for North Korea.

      Panama

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether surveillance equipment has been provided by the United Kingdom to the government of Panama; and if so, for what purpose.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with Palestinian and Israeli officials to ensure a resumption of direct talks and their commitment to a two-state solution.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether human rights abuses in Iran and that country’s support for terror groups have been discussed as part of the nuclear negotiations between the...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Iran’s financial and material support for international terror groups.

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made towards the reopening of the British Embassy in Libya.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of Iran's ballistic missile research and development programme.

      Tunisia

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Arab Partnership Economic Facility for Tunisia will concentrate on productive investment; and whether they will promote joint...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the suspension of the pilot programme to end night arrests of Palestinian children.

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the latest available figures for the number of (1) men, and (2) women, employed in the Crown Prosecution Service.

    • European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Attorney General’s Office...

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Treasury Solicitor’s...

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what grants have been made to ecumenical organisations or faith-based developmental bodies to promote inter-faith dialogue or community cohesion in...

    • European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department for International...

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they plan to take following the High Court ruling that they have discriminated against Travellers by automatically banning them from pitching...

    • Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 January (HL3454) about female genital mutilation, whether the declaration signed by faith...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 January (HL3454) about female genital mutilation, how many of the 17 community projects funded...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what analysis they have undertaken to determine the ultimate costs of remedial action necessary to deal with the effects of withdrawing funding for local...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what bids were accepted by the Homes and Communities Agency for Traveller accommodation under the affordable homes programme for the period 2015–18,...

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department for Communities and...

      Mayors: Greater Manchester

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

      Private Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the policy guidance provided by the Housing Minister and the Department for Communities and Local Government on short-term lets in London,...

  • Department for Energy and Climate Change

    • Ofgem

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when they will publish their response to the consultation on the Department of Energy and Climate Change's Strategy and Policy Statement.

    • European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department of Energy and Climate...

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what other techniques for mitochondrial donation, other than those being considered in the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation)...

    • Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what are the criteria employed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority in determining which equipment, products or reagents require CE marking in...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to respond to the opinions lodged by other European Union member states with the European Commission regarding the introduction of...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will provide details of any contact they have had with the government of Australia regarding the introduction of standardised tobacco packaging.

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have received from any police force or enforcement agency regarding the proposed introduction of standardised packaging of tobacco;...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they intend to conduct clinical trials for pronuclear transfer and maternal spindle transfer should Parliament approve the draft Human Fertilisation and...

      Hepatitis

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assurances they have received from NHS England that an interim commissioning policy will be in place by April to provide treatment for patients with...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many of the proposed 375 perinatal mental health visitor champions have been trained.

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many clinical commissioning groups have a perinatal mental health strategy.

      Maternity Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to address any shortfall of beds in specialist inpatient mother and baby units.

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government when their commitment to introduce the vaccination for Meningitis B is expected to be delivered; and what has been the progress of negotiations with the...

      Tobacco: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Local Government Declaration on Tobacco Control on tackling the illicit tobacco market and in respect of...

      Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the information in Guidance for Trading Standards on engaging with the tobacco industry, endorsed by Public...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 4 February (HL4327), to what extent the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority contributed towards the...

      Pregnancy: Mental Illness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether perinatal mental health training is incorporated into the undergraduate and postgraduate syllabuses for all general practitioners, health visitors,...

      European Union

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the total cost of the Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union to the Department of Health, broken...

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long patients have had to wait on average to obtain a general practitioner appointment in each month of the last 12 months in (1) Manchester, (2)...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the average ambulance waiting time in each month of the last 12 months in (1) Manchester, (2) Newcastle, (3) Bristol, (4) Birmingham, (5) Plymouth,...

      Exercise

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the National Health Service has any plans to provide more specific exercise advice.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for people with mental health illnesses being detained in police cells rather than being admitted to hospital.

      Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the recent closing of the acute dermatological services at Nottingham University Hospital Trust and the impact it has had...

      NHS: Per Capita Costs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what was the spending per head of population on the National Health Service in England in 1997, 2010, and the latest year for which figures are available.

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