Written answers

Friday, 13 April 2018

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to allocate funding from the public purse for home energy efficiency installations; and if he will...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Business Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which members of his Department's board are responsible for ensuring the proper application of the business appointment rules for former...

    • General Practitioners: Postnatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of GP practices offer a six week postnatal check-up; and what information his Department holds on the take-up of such...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients stayed at an NHS hospital in England for 14 days or longer in 2017.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS hospitals in England charge visitors of inpatients to park.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of GPs who are co-operating with the system of placing a marker on the medical notes...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of charges that GPs pass on to applicants for medical reports required for new or renewed...

      Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many operations at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have been (a) postponed and (b) cancelled in the most...

      Surgical Mesh Implants: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to collect data on the number of women who have had vaginal mesh surgery who experienced (a) pain,...

      Surgical Mesh Implants: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of banning vaginal mesh for (a) pelvic organ prolapse and (b) stress urinary...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of surgical mesh implants have shrunk after being inserted.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is sufficient workforce capacity to deliver the Faecal Immunochemical Test.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the financial sustainability of Halton Clinical Commissioning Group.

      Supported Housing: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many supported housing providers have de-registered from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in each year since 2009-10, broken down by...

      Supported Housing: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many supported housing providers were closed due to poor Care Quality Commission ratings in each year since 2009-10.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds records on the amount of money spent in (a) Cornwall, and (b) North Cornwall constituency on...

      Rhabdomyosarcoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of money spent on research into Rhabdomyosarcoma in each of the last five years.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the total sleep­ in back pay liability is estimated to be for providers in (a) Hornchurch and Upminster constituency and...

      Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allocate funding for a new hospital for Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.

      Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make available on the NHS a balloon-type device to prevent still-birth deaths.

      Social Services: Older Poeple

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the views of people living in care homes are taken into account during consultations...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish the findings of the Deloitte and King's College audit of the liability of the social care sector for...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of births that take place (a) in obstetric maternity units, (b) in midwife-led...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of NHS hospitals in England which have introduced free parking or concessionary rates...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if officials of his Department will meet patient organisations to ensure the patient voice is heard during the re-negotiation of the...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2017 to Question 115087 on Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme, whether a decision has been made...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the recommendations in the report, Impact of Adverse Experiences in the Home on Children and Young People, commissioned by his...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 127238, what comparative estimate he has made of the change in the level of real...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people applied to undertake undergraduate mental health nursing degrees in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when NHS England plans to publish the next iteration of the Mental Health Dashboard.

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress his Department has made on negotiations with the European Commission on state aid relating to financial assistance...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the Deloitte study on the effect of sleep-in back payments on the social care sector; and what timetable has been set...

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all staff in mental health settings have appropriate qualifications and training; and...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the findings of the Royal College of Psychiatrists', published on 21 February 2018, on mental health trust income...

      Russell Hume: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much meat was detained at the 15 cold stores inspected as part of Russell Hume inquiry.

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on (a) jobs and (b) patient care of the potential reduction of genetic testing...

      Genetics: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has plans to commission an external evaluation of the 100,000 genomes project.

      Restraint Techniques: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of instances of physical restraint recorded at (a) North Essex Partnership NHS...

      General Practitioners: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2017 to Question 9140, on General Practitioners: Enfield, what information NHS England holds on...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Ritual Slaughter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what percentage of animals killed for (a) the halal market and (b) the kosher market were pre-stunned in each year since 2010.

    • Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK fishing industry of that industry remaining under EU fishing...

  • Department for Transport

    • Work in Fishing Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to lay before Parliament the statutory instruments necessary to implement the European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Work in Fishing Convention)...

    • Dover Strait: Tugboats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review the provision of Emergency Towing Vessels covering the Strait of Dover.

  • Department for Education

    • T-levels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan for the Institute for Apprenticeships to take on responsibility for the new T level qualifications.

    • T-levels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent they envisage that Trailblazer groups of employers will be used to inform the development of core content for T level qualifications.

      T-levels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent they envisage that digital skills, English, maths and literacy will be included in the core content for T level qualifications.

      Apprentices: Arts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the apprenticeship levy on training and apprenticeships in the creative industries.

      Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of existing training activity that companies will be able to re-badge into level 2 apprenticeships in order to comply...

      Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the annual cost of extending free school meals to all children in families on Universal Credit over and above that of the proposed income...

      Apprentices: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 20 February (HL Deb, col 14), what assessment they have made of how the partnership with five major cities...

      Apprentices: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 5 February (HL4901), how many Gypsies and Travellers were not in employment, education or training (1) 3...

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is adequate education in schools regarding awareness of diabetes.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional financial support is given to those schools with a high number of pupils on Education, Health and Care plans.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Grenfell Tower: Fire Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 28 March (HL6432 and 6433), whether they intend the detailed questions contained and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to proactively engage and collaborate further with the private sector in the prevention of, and action against, hybrid threats, to...

    • Defence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a definition of “hybrid threat”; if so, what is that definition; and which Government department is responsible for managing and...

      Defence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether sufficient resources are available to (1) pre-empt, and (2) address, a hybrid threat; whether those resources include...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Mayor of London's plans to reduce air pollution in London.

  • Home Office

    • Slavery and Trafficking Risk Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Slavery and Trafficking Risk Orders have been (1) applied for, and (2) granted, since the introduction of those orders.

    • Police: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 13 March (HL5787), whether they will now answer the question asked, namely how many police...

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