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Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Glass: Recycling (21 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of a remelt target for glass collected under the proposed deposit return scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Glass: Recycling (21 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of having a re-melt target for glass collected by the proposed scheme of Extended Producer Responsibility.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Glass: Recycling (21 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the future opportunities for kerbside recycling of glass packaging containers that are not included in the proposed Deposit Return Scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Glass: Recycling (21 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the amount of glass that would exit closed loop recycling in the event that a proposed Deposit Return Scheme does not include a re-melt target.

UK Gas Market (20 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: Alongside the increasing gas prices, consumers are facing a double whammy through increasing petrol prices, which, as FairFuelUK has pointed out, have gone up by 9-to-10p over the past six months. Will my right hon. Friend maintain the fuel duty freeze, which is vital for motorists and businesses? Will he also look at reducing VAT on energy bills, which is something that was indicated during...

Defence: Apprenticeships in the Armed Forces (20 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on increasing the number of apprenticeships in the armed forces.

Defence: Apprenticeships in the Armed Forces (20 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: I thank my hon. Friend for all the work that the Ministry of Defence is doing on apprenticeships. Can I confirm that his Department will continue to meet the public sector target of 2.3% for the hiring of apprentices? Will he also ensure that any company that gets a procurement contract with the Ministry of Defence employs a significant number of apprentices, and that otherwise it will not...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Breakfast Clubs: Disadvantaged (15 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of breakfast club provision focused on disadvantaged children to help those children settle back into school following the summer break.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Food Poverty (15 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support he is providing to schools to ensure child hunger is prevented as children return after the summer 2021 break.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Food Poverty (15 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the disruption caused to learning by child hunger on the return to school.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Food Poverty (15 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is providing to schools to (a) understand and (b) tackle child hunger.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Pupils: Food Poverty (15 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what processes his Department has established to monitor levels of child hunger in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in England and Wales.

Wales: Apprentices: Wales Office (15 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: What steps he is taking to increase the number of apprentices in the Wales Office.

Wales: Apprentices: Wales Office (15 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: Will my hon. Friend set out what he is doing to encourage apprenticeships across Wales? Will he ensure that all new jobs offered in the Wales Office are offered as apprenticeships, not just graduate schemes? Will he ensure that the Wales Office meets the public sector target on apprenticeships?

Covid-19 Update (14 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: I welcome the booster programme for the vulnerable as set out by my right hon. Friend, but may I ask him about the vexed issue of parental consent? The NHS website states that it would rarely be appropriate or safe for a child to consent without parents’ involvement and that a parent’s consent must be sought before vaccination. Will he confirm whether the intention is to follow that...

Covid-19 Vaccinations: 12 to 15-year-olds (13 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: Given the earlier decision of the JCVI, the low risk to children and the fact that children are not significant vectors of transmitting this awful disease, will my hon. Friend ensure that the chief medical officer makes it very clear to parents who may be concerned about vaccinating their children why this needs to happen and what difference it will make to their children? The Secretary of...

HGV Driver Shortages (13 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: My right hon. Friend’s statement shows that the Conservative party is the true workers’ party. A Harlow HGV driver said to me that the big issue is conditions, as has been pointed out. Is not the answer to this issue—indeed, this is the answer for so many problems to do with skills—to rocket-boost HGV apprenticeships? What is my right hon. Friend doing to work with the Department for...

Work and Pensions: Support for Vulnerable Children (13 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on support for vulnerable children.

Work and Pensions: Support for Vulnerable Children (13 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: I thank my right hon. Friend for her remarkable work on universal credit during the pandemic. With the forthcoming changes to UC, will my right hon. Friend continue to target financial support on families who need it most, and will she work with the Department for Education to use existing funds from the sugar levy to expand breakfast clubs for disadvantaged children? We know that breakfast...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iran: Nuclear Power (10 Sep 2021)

Robert Halfon: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to prevent Iran’s further non-compliance with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal.


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