Written answers

Friday, 18 January 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how long the full procurement process took in each case to agree the public contracts his Department recently awarded to (a) DFDS, (b) Seaborne...

    • Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the minimum number of vessels required to fulfil the public contracts his Department recently awarded to (a) DFDS, (b)...

      Waterloo Station: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the implementation of the (a) recommendations and (b) learning points set out in the Rail Accident...

      Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to make additional funding available for rural community transport providers.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefits of a third runway at Heathrow for that area; and what steps his Department plans to...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve step-free access at rural train stations.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of trained bus drivers in each year since 2010.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the availability of bus drivers on bus services.

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the change in the level of bus fares across England since 2010.

      Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Government Response to Call for Evidence Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy: Safety Review,published in November 2018, what...

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the report entitled, Southern Rail Link to Heathrow Market Sounding, published by his Department in December 2018, what progress his...

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for the next stage of development of the Southern Rail Link to Heathrow.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Egypt: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made a recent assessment of the effect on the human rights of (a) the Nubian people and (b) other political...

    • Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the (a) forceable removal of shepherding families in...

      Kurds: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department plans to provide to Kurdish groups in Syria after the withdrawal of US troops.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Drugs: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is an objective of the new NHS Long Term Plan to ensure that the most innovative drugs will be accessible to patients more...

    • Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS prescriptons have been issued for patients to use medical cannabis since 1 November 2018.

      Asparaginase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Erwinase will be available for the treatment for children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia between January 2019 and March 2019;...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department with NHS Trusts on implementing adequate...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of patients that were denied access to medicinal cannabis by their (a) NHS trust, (b)...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of NHS and medical professionals body guidelines on the prescription of medical...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of hospital trusts in implementing the law change of 1 November 2018 to ensure...

      Bedrocan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have met with Bedrocan.

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many babies were born in (a) an obstetric unit, (b) a midwifery unit situated alongside an obstetric unit, (c) a standalone midwifery...

      General Practitioners: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 6 of the NHS Long-Term Plan, whether the right of every patient to have an online digital GP consultation will be...

      General Practitioners: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 6 of the NHS Long-Term Plan, what estimate has he made of the proportion of online GP consultations that will be...

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding from the £20.5 billion of investment announced in the NHS Long Term Plan will be allocated to clinics dedicated to...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effect of Prescription Ordering Direct services' ability to deny or delay repeat prescription...

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 38 of his Department's document of 5 November 2018, Prevention is better than cure, our vision to help you live...

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of children aged five had at least one missing, decayed or filled tooth in each of the last eight years .

  • Department for Education

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the conclusions of his Department's consultation, Review of Post-18 Education and Funding.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Crawley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy of allegations (a) of approximately £500,000 being spent...

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much private (a) schools and (b) hospitals claimed in business rate relief in each of the last four years.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to publish updated guidance on Traveller accommodation needs assessments following the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on the financial circumstances of universal credit claimants who receive their wages on a fixed day...

    • Employment: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on improving access to employment for ex-offenders.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment his Department has made of the quality of forensic science investigation work in police forces, and if he will make a...

    • Metropolitan Police: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many 999 calls were received by the Metropolitan Police in each month of 2018.

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers, (c) non-uniformed police staff, (d) special constables, (e) designated...

      Undocumented Migrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral contribution on 7 January 2019, Official Report, column 85, how many migrants arriving on the Kent coast in (a) the...

      Asylum: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral contribution of 7 January 2019, Official Report, column 85, whether all those arriving on the Kent coast since 1...

      Undocumented Migrants: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral contribution of 7 January 2019, Official Report, column 85, how many unaccompanied children arrived at the Kent coast...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his oral contribution of the Home Secretary of 7 January 2019, Official Report, Column 94, how many of the 316 migrants arriving...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many migrants crossing the English Channel in each of the last three months have subsequently claimed asylum in the UK.

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of illegal firearms possessed by people living in the UK.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the financial effect on police forces in 2019-20 of (a) employers' contribution to police pensions schemes,...

      Home Office: Mayor of the West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times he has met with the Mayor of the West Midlands since 1 November 2018.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Emigration: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what are the financial costs for a British citizen to become a citizen of each European Union member state.

  • Treasury

    • Help to Save Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have live savings accounts under the Help to Save scheme in (a) the UK and (b) Preseli Pembrokeshire at 31 December 2018.

  • Department for Transport

    • Channel Ferries: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of the companies contracted to provide ferries in the event of a no deal Brexit to deliver necessary freight...

    • Railways: Ownership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what parts of the UK's railways, including tracks and trains, they own.

  • Department for Education

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • China: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the People’s Republic of China following (1) the destruction of crosses and shrines, (2) the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Autonomous Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of governments that are, or are almost, able to mobilise new weapons systems capable of operating without meaningful...

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