Written answers

Monday, 25 July 2016

  • Department for Transport

    • Govia Thameslink Railway: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the requirements for the Great Northern and Thameslink services to be Driver Only Operation contained in the Invitation to Tender for the...

    • Rapid Transit Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of levels of passenger satisfaction with light rail systems.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Fracking: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to publish the full recommendations and report of the Planning Inspector before taking a decision on...

    • Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans for local authorities to have access to (a) tenancy deposit protection scheme data and (b) the...

      Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans for local authorities to have the power to issue banning orders against landlords as provided for in...

      Starter Home Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to monitor the (a) provision and (b) price of starter homes under the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to monitor the use of procedures to recover abandoned premises introduced by the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

      Affordable Housing: Calderdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in construction of affordable homes within Calderdale since 2010.

      Owner Occupation: Calderdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in home ownership in Calderdale since 2005.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to set new carbon standards for the new-build housing sector.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Solar Power: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the change in the number of jobs in the UK solar sector since May 2015.

    • Research Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will postpone the reorganisation of UK Science Research Councils until the UK has renegotiated its relationship...

      Renewable Energy: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on investment in renewable energy of the UK withdrawing from the EU.

      Wind Power: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much electricity has been generated by Teesside Wind Farm in each year since it opened.

      Fossil Fuels: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the stability of the oil and gas industry.

      Energy: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on levels of overseas investment in the...

      Solar Power: Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the implications of the outcome of the EU referendum are for changes to the potential number of solar jobs...

      Energy: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2016 to Question 42023, whether his Department has made an assessment of the...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Iceland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the possible long-term exchange rate fluctuations resulting from...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Norway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the possible long-term exchange rate fluctuations resulting from...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate any advantage which fossil fuel generated electricity imported via...

      Gas Fired Power Stations: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on the status of the proposed Trafford combined cycle gas turbine plant.

      Electricity Generation: National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to remove any potential conflict of interest between National Grid and its...

      Energy Supply: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on measures to ensure that the electricity supply to...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to renegotiate the strike price per megawatt hour for Hinkley Point C; and if he will...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to prevent overselling of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme to unsuitable...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to improve the communication of information about the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme to (a)...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to improve consumer protection for applicants to the Renewable Heat Incentive...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the projected fall in wholesale electricity prices on the financial...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on the rights of British...

    • Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has had with the Gibraltar authorities on the potential implications of the outcome of...

      Russia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Russian government on increases in the number of attacks on EU and US diplomats...

      International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when the UK's representatives on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance were appointed and to whom they report.

      International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what plans the Government has for parliamentary scrutiny of the work of the UK's representatives on the International Holocaust...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2016 to Question 39875, when he plans to hold the next round of the UK-China Human Rights...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 July 2016 to Question 41351, for what reason his Department has not called for an international...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2016 to Question 40002, what support to the UN Special Envoys the £1.05 million will provide.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Chevening

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the running costs of Chevening House were in the last 12 months.

    • Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many public procurement contracts were won by small and medium-sized businesses in each region in the last five years.

      Senior Civil Servants: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2016 to Question 42775, what assessment he has made of progress to date towards meeting the target of 50 per cent of...

  • Attorney General

    • Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions the Law Officers referred a criminal sentence to the Court for Appeal for review on the grounds that it was unduly harsh in the last 12 months.

  • Department for International Development

    • GuarantCo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether the proposed creation of a contingent liability of £40 million in respect of callable capital of GuarantCo is treated as...

    • Department for International Development: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department employs staff with responsibility for developing best practice on withdrawing bilateral programmes from...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support the Government is providing to micro-insurance schemes in developing countries for the protection of livelihoods from the...

      Burma: Thailand

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to ensure that humanitarian aid is delivered to displaced people along the Thai-Burmese border.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department has taken to support the G7 Initiative on Climate Risk Insurance; and what assessment her Department has...

      Yemen: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with (a) her international counterparts, (b) international organisations and (c) NGOs on the...

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, if her Department will increase its contribution to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

  • Department for Education

    • Academies: Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Education for All Bill will require academies to provide sex and relationships education.

    • Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39593, for what reason more directions were upheld in 2008 than in other years listed.

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2016 to Question 39597, how many similar requests to intervene were made by local authorities to the Office of the...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2016 to Question 39094, if she will provide the answer sought in that Question from the data collected in the...

      Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reasons her Department plans to begin collecting country of birth data on children aged two to 19 from Autumn 2016; what limitations will be...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps her Department is taking to improve the quality of early education and childcare.

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what performance measures her Department plans to use to determine whether a Multi Academy Trust is permitted to expand.

      Free School Meals: Bury St Edmunds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children living in Bury St Edmunds constituency have been eligible to receive free school meals in each of the last six years.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2016 to Question 42232, what the content of the MAT CEO programme is; and if she will make a statement.

      Priority School Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school buildings under wave 1 of the Priority Schools Building Programme received additional funding for those buildings; and for what that...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many operational prison officers there were on (a) 12 May 2010, (b) 4 September 2012, (c) 9 May 2015 and (d) 14 July 2016.

    • Young Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much funding will be allocated to the Youth Justice Board for expenditure on education in each of the next three years.

      Prisoners' Incentives and Earned Privileges Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners were on each level of incentives and privileges in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners: Racially Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents classified as racially-motivated were reported by prisoners in each of the last five years.

  • Prime Minister

    • Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to the 2015-16 Annual Report of the Intelligence and Security Committee, for what reasons it was decided not to provide the Intelligence and Security...

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to increase the number of people from BME backgrounds taking part in sport.

    • Sports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to increase the number of women taking part in sport.

      Sports: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to improve access to sport for people with disabilities.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many out of use naval charts are held by his Department; and what estimate he has made of the value of such charts.

    • Veterans: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what transitional housing support is available to service members and their families leaving the armed forces.

  • Home Office

    • Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign national offenders have been living in the community for (a) less than six months, (b) between six months and one year, (c)...

    • Marriage of Convenience

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases of immigration marriage fraud have led to (a) an investigation and (b) a subsequent deportation in each of the last eight years.

      South Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Prime Minister will meet members of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign to discuss the Independent Police Complaints Commission's...

      Modern Slavery Act 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what Statutory Instruments required by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 have yet to be laid by her Department.

      South Yorkshire Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with the Independent Police Complaints Commission on its decision not to make public the report into...

      Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to ratify the Istanbul Convention.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 2 intra-company transfer visa applications were (a) received and (b) refused in each of the last five years.

      British Nationality: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many test centres there are in Scotland for citizenship applicants to take the (a) life in the UK and (b) English language test.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to monitor the use of Tier 2 intra-company transfer visas to ensure they are used legitimately.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the provision of test centres for citizenship applications; and if she will investigate the potential for increased use...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will review the cost of passport applications for (a) adults and (b) children.

      Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish updated country guidance for asylum applications made by Eritrean nationals.

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to publish the number of applications for refugee family reunion which were granted outside the rules in its...

      EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government has taken since the EU referendum to ensure that nationals of other EU countries living in the UK are made welcome...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • Shellfish: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much shellfish was exported from (a) England and (b) Scotland in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

    • Whisky: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much Scotch whisky was exported from (a) England and (b) Scotland in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Balance of Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he plans to take to reduce the UK's trade deficit.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate his Department has made of how long it will take to negotiate a trade deal with the EU after the UK leaves the EU.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate he has made of the time that will be required for the UK to reach a trade deal with the EU; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pigmeat: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when her Department submitted the final information required by the Chinese authorities to approve the export of pigs'...

    • Pigmeat: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what length of time there was between her Department receiving information from Cranswick plc that was required for the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2016 to Question 42314, what the process is for disposal of outdated or damaged maps held...

      Timber: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research her Department has conducted or assessed on the effect of wood-burning stoves on air pollution.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage tree planting; and what grants are available for that purpose.

      Environment Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is her policy to continue to require protection of habitats and species under the same or similar terms to those...

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to assess the potential effect on rural communities of a UK withdrawal from the EU.

      Air Pollution: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will take steps to work with local authorities and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to improve air...

  • Department of Health

    • Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of NHS dentists practicing in (a) Bradford and (b) other areas with significantly above...

    • Food: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to change any aspect of current legislation on food, animal feed safety and food hygiene formerly dealt with...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has to make personal devices for instant monitoring of insulin levels available to people with diabetes on the NHS.

      HIV Infection: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many adults were newly diagnosed with HIV in (a) England, (b) each parliamentary constituency and (c) each local authority area in the most recent...

      Diabetes: Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has undertaken or assessed on links between depression and diabetes.

      Eating Disorders: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to improve community-based eating disorder services in East Lancashire.

      Smoking: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data exists about the proportion of excess mortality in lower socioeconomic status groups due to smoking-related diseases; whether the forthcoming...

      Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an estimate of the potential savings that each clinical commissioning group could make through greater promotion of self-care for...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the oral contribution of the previous Prime Minister on 13 July 2016, Official Report, column 291, on contaminated blood and compensation,...

      Older People: Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people over the age of 65 are using medication for depression; and if he will estimate how many such people cite loneliness as a contributory...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2016 to Question 37407, when he plans to publish the new Tobacco Control Plan.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what legal or other agreements the Government has with suppliers of contaminated blood products to provide for liability and compensatory efforts to...

      HIV Infection: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much Public Health England plans to spend on HIV prevention in 2016-17; and what interventions will be provided with that budget.

  • Department for Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Children

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children aged 16 or 17 have presented to their local authority as homeless in (1) 2015–16, and (2) 2014–15, and how many of those were...

    • Opencast Mining: Northumberland

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to call in the decision by Northumberland County Council to approve plans for an opencast coal mine at Highthorn in the light of recent...

      Trolleybuses: Leeds

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the planning inspector of the public inquiry into the Leeds New Generation Transport schemes visited any European city operating trolley bus systems...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Natural Gas

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether in negotiating the UK’s exit from the EU they plan to seek for the UK to be included in any EU regulations on the security of gas supply in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • European Council

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have been advised by the government of Ireland that it intends to represent the people of Scotland at meetings of the European Council.

    • Bahrain: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what conclusions they have drawn from the reports of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Bassiouni Commission on the solitary confinement,...

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action, if any, they plan to take in the light of the resolution of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus on 7 July calling for an end...

  • Department for International Development

    • St Helena: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the reply by Baroness Verma on 27 June (HL Deb, cols 1358–59), when they plan to provide a briefing to members on transport services to St...

  • Department for Education

    • Degrees

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many institutions received degree-awarding powers in (1) England, and (2) the UK, between (a) 1986 and 2000, and (b) 2001 and 2015.

    • Universities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many institutions received the title of university in (1) England, and (2) the UK, between (a) 1986 and 2000, and (b) 2001 and 2015.

      Special Educational Needs: Visual Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of funding for those units set up to provide assistance to children with visual impairments (1) in multi-academy...

      Children: Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many children aged 16 or 17 have presented to their local authority as homeless, and how many of those were accommodated under the Children Act 1989, in...

      Academies: Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what provisions they have in place to ensure that those studying in academies receive adequate sex and relationships education.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to enable those on apprenticeships to claim 30 hours of free childcare under the Childcare Act 2016.

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Olympic Games: Brazil

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to ensure that the athletes who have been chosen to represent Great Britain at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are fully briefed about...

    • Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what progress has been made in setting a date for the Triennial Review of gaming machine stakes and prizes.

      Museums and Galleries: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to maintain their policy of universal free access to the UK's national museums and galleries.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the cumulative impact of housing benefit cuts, benefit caps and council tax on the health of benefit claimants, both those...

    • Low Incomes: Statistics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government why the Department for Work and Pensions report of the Household Below Average Income Statistics was over 100 pages in length in previous years and this year...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what percentage, by total value, of government departments’ procurement contracts for relevant construction projects meet or exceed the mandatory...

  • Home Office

    • Territorial Waters: Security

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 14 June (HL325), how government departments and agencies decide who should take executive action...

    • Police: Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what legislation currently governs the retention of facial custody images.

  • HM Treasury

    • Annuities

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are considering requiring the providers of pension annuities to increase the rate at which they calculate benefits.

    • Bank Services: Muslims

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 12 July (HL883), which Muslim organisations affected by the withdrawal of banking services...

      Bank Services

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 12 July (HL883), what steps they are taking with regard to the withdrawal of banking...

      Tax Yields

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 8 June (HL258), whether that estimate of the effect of leaving the EU single market on...

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what tariff levels UK exports of goods and services would be subject to if the UK traded under WTO regulations with the remaining 27 countries of the EU,...

    • Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the potential effects on investment of uncertainty around issues of future market access, whether they plan to commit to (1) extending...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to establish a scheme to retrain as trade negotiators people with experience of high level intergovernmental and global institutional practice.

  • Department of Health

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has made of research published in Nature regarding mitochondrial and nuclear DNA...

    • In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 1 June (HC38011 and HC38012), which members of the...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answers by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Public Health, Jane Ellison, on 1 June (HC38011 and HC38012), why the content of the...

      Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have any plans to issue instructions to NHS Trusts to draw up doctors' schedules that ignore the EU Working Time Directive.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had about patients' access to rare cancer medicines that have received a marketing authorisation after the closure of the old...

      Thyroid Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to consider providing interim funding for innovative treatments for patients with radioactive-iodine refractory differentiated thyroid...

      Thyroid Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that patients suffering with radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer are not denied treatment due to...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 13 July (HL1006), whether they have any plans to monitor private access to (1) Truvada for...

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