Written answers

Friday, 7 December 2018

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money his Department has spent on each (a) consultant and (b) consultancy firm to support the HS2 project in each year since 2010-11.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • New Businesses: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to her Answer of 15 November 2018, Official Report, column 428, on encouraging women to start their own...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Primary Health Care: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to address the effects of missed appointments on primary care services.

    • Mental Health: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of the relationship between women’s mental health and experience of violence and abuse.

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the tobacco industry is excluded from funding or helping to provide stop smoking services at a local...

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number children that have received the meningococcal conjugate vaccine injection in each of the last...

      Psychiatry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the level of the recruitment and retention of core and higher trainees in psychiatry in England; and if...

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the number of full-time equivalent GPs in England; and will he make a statement.

      Diabetes: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in (a) Bexley borough and b) the Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NICE’s highly specialised technology programme, if he will publish the (a) quality adjusted life year gains and...

      Orphan Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of NHS expenditure on medicines with an orphan designation in England in each of the last three financial years.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled Health at a Glance: Europe 2018, published by the OECD on 22 November 2018, whether he plans to...

      European Medicines Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether contingency planning and expenditure by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) on any systems or...

      Drugs: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what other aspects of medicines regulation including regulation related to patient safety is postponed due to contingency planning for...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to classify diabetes as a clinical priority.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recent Coroner's verdict in the case of Aisha Chithira, whether his Department will take steps to ensure that...

      Prostate Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS has any plans to introduce a new surgical procedure for treating prostate cancer.

      Erenumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the NHS has to make erenumab available to people with migraines.

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that fertility treatment is available to older women.

      Hypertension: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the NHS has made of the link between the use of blood pressure drugs and lung cancer; and if he will make a statement.

      Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding for contingency planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal will be made available to the Medicines and Healthcare...

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the finding of CLIC Sargent in their report entitled Are We Nearly There Yet?, published in September 2018, that only...

      Multiple Births: Antenatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 November to Question 186351 on Multiple Births: Antenatal Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that...

      Diabetes: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people in Nottinghamshire who have diabetes.

      Diabetes and Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he last met the National Clinical Directors for Obesity and Diabetes for NHS England.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the progress report for 2017-18 on Achieving world-class cancer outcomes: a strategy for England.

      Sickle Cell Diseases: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to include sickle cell anaemia on the list of conditions for which medical exemption certificates for NHS...

  • Department for International Development

    • Marie Stopes International

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much Government funding her Department plans to allocate to Marie Stopes International in each of the years from 2018 to 2022.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional financial support his Department makes available to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools with high numbers of SEND children.

    • Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support is available to schools from local authorities to support SEND children.

      Special Educational Needs: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to Southampton City Council to support children with SEND needs in each of the last eight years.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each local authority are (i) academies and (ii) maintained schools.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what percentage of (a) religious education and (b) history lessons in state secondary schools are taught by teachers with no post A-level...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to fully exempt Community Land Trusts and cohousing tenants from the Voluntary Right to...

    • Local Enterprise Partnerships: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to reply to the letter from Andy Street, Metro Mayor of the West Midlands, on proposed changes to the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of youth unemployment.

    • Universal Credit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect on low-income families of the roll-out of universal credit throughout Northern...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on changing the Export Health Certificate system from a manual system to an e-certification system.

    • Coastal Erosion and Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the 25 Year Environment Plan, published in January 2018, how he plans to measure progress against the...

      Solid Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 November 2018 to Question 194079; whether a comparative assessment of the PM 2.5 emissions...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many women are held in immigration detention in the UK.

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of women in immigration detention.

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to provide additional funding to ensure the 2020 modern slavery victim care contract complies with the Human Trafficking...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Home Office's national referral mechanism reform guidance published in October 2018 and the High Court judgement on AM...

      Refugees: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to support refugees who have to travel long distances for appointments with immigration officials.

      Immigrants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department has taken to provide assurance to (a) users and (b) employers on the security of documents stored on cloud...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of Windrush people that were held in immigration detention centres.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of Windrush people that worked in the NHS who were (a) held in immigration...

      Deportation: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of members of the Windrush generation who were deported to other countries who have since...

      Deportation: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of members of the Windrush generation who were deported to other countries and have family...

      Undocumented Workers: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people from the Windrush generation who have lost their job because they could...

      Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2018 to Question 188021 on Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme, how many officials of his...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to give due consideration to the Public Sector Equality Duty in his response to the consultation on powers for...

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance his Department provides to Police and Crime Commissioners on the proportion of their budget that should be used for the...

      Care Leavers and Children in Care: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the resources required for the police effectively to implement the national protocol on reducing the...

      Administration of Justice: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on international co-operation on policing and justice of the UK leaving the EU .

      UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to change the operation of the Border Force when the UK leaves the EU.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Local Growth Deals: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of growth deals on the economy of Northern Ireland.

  • Treasury

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made in developing the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF); and what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for...

    • Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the gross value added to the economy was from the tonnage tax scheme in each year since 2003-04.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of UK GDP is from trade with the EU.

  • House of Commons Commission

  • Department for International Development

  • Department for Transport

    • Aviation: Allergies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the results of research carried out by the Civil Aviation Authority into allergen exposure in aircraft cabins; if so, when; and what...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Global Positioning System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the costs of (1) developing an independent UK GPS system, and (2) continued participation in the EU Galileo project.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Court of Justice of the European Union

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, under the terms of the draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU, in what circumstances they anticipate UK judicial authorities being required to...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help improve the educational attainment of asylum-seeking unaccompanied minors at (1) Key Stage 4 level, and (2) all other key stages.

    • English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they monitor and assess on students studying English as an additional language.

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote character education in schools.

      Schools: Accountability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 11 July and 20 October (HL9052 and HL10598), when they intend to publish the consultation document...

      Maintained Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new local authority maintained schools have been established since 1 January 2014 as a result of the amalgamation of two or more maintained schools.

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