Written answers

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Whirlpool Corporation: Tumble Dryers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many affected Whirlpool customers the Office for Product Safety and Standards contacted as part of its review of...

    • Waste: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what investment his Department has made in university and other institutions researching into energy from waste with...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2019 to Question 234783 on Department for International Development: Secondment, what teams...

    • Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many Foreign Office employees were (a) seconded and (b) permanently transferred to the Department for Exiting the European...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many diplomatic fast stream staff were (a) seconded and (b) permanently transferred to the Department for Exiting the...

      Doan Thi Huong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Malaysian counterpart on the sentencing of Doan Thi Huong for her role in the murder of...

      Asia Bibi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the Pakistan Government on allowing Asia Bibi to leave the...

      Brunei: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Brunei Government on the introduction of death by stoning as a...

      Brunei: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the (a) Commonwealth, (b) Commonwealth Secretariat and (c) Commonwealth...

      Brunei: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make it his policy to offer his public support to civil society groups in Brunei and across the Commonwealth who are...

      Brunei: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy to support the suspension of Brunei from the Commonwealth of Nations as a result of that...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Primary Health Care: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in each profession will constitute the 20,000 additional staff guaranteed to Primary Care Networks by 2023-24; and what...

    • Patients: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department provided for transport for patients to attend appointments in each year for which information is available.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to tackle the increase in cases of (a) syphilis and (b) gonorrhoea; and if he will make a statement.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the change in the number of people diagnosed with Crohn's disease between 2008 and 2018.

      Urinary Tract Infections: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 April 2019 to Question 237733, what representations he has received on the capability of NHS urinary trace...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to lower the mammogram screening age to help prevent breast cancer among younger women.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce rates of breast cancer in women with BRCA 1 and 2 genes.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of NHS prescriptions for medicine in which THC is the dominant ingredient.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice has been issued to Clinical Commissioning Groups on the criteria for the prescription of medicinal cannabis.

      Health Services: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to support NHS trusts in areas with high volumes of tourists areas to help ensure the quality of treatment...

      Stem Cells: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) children and (b) adults were (i) recommended for a stem cell transplant and (ii) received such a transplant in each of the...

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2019 to Question 239838 on Department for International Development: Secondment, what specific...

    • Department for International Development: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many FTE staff in her Department are working on preparing for leaving the EU without a deal.

      Development Aid: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what support her Department provides to small charities that provide international development assistance.

  • Department for Education

    • Construction: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Construction Industry Training Board is taking to increase take-up rates of short courses among school leavers.

    • Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking so that classes are not overcrowded and children get the attention they need in the classroom.

      Education: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department is taking to encourage parents to help their children with their homework and education.

      Local Government: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2019 to Question 226704 on Local Authorities: Work Experience, whether his Department's definition of completed...

      Pre-School Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children in receipt of a funded place for disadvantaged two year olds are receiving that placement in (a) a PVI setting, (b) a...

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an increase to the national funding rate for sixth form students a priority in his Department’s spending review submission.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234706 on Offenders: Electronic Tagging, how many monitoring starts under the existing monitoring...

    • Offenders: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 28 March 2019 to Question 234706 on Offenders: Electronic Tagging, who the decision-makers will be that will apply the...

      Community Orders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people serving community sentences were referred to a mental health service between October 2017 - September 2018 asa (a) raw number and (b)...

      Prisoners: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people serving prison sentences have previously been in care as (a) a raw number and (b) a proportion of total population with the data shown...

      Durham Prison: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) male and (b) female prisoners released from HMP Durham were released into homelessness in each month since April 2016.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department's budget of the increased number of litigants in person as a result of the means test threshold...

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2019 to Question 231525 on Prisons: Contracts, on what date the Operator Competition Services Brochure was placed in...

      Prisons: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 9 of the Prison Operator Competition Brochure, published by HM Prison & Probation Service in November 2018, what national...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of exempting road users injured in the course of their employment from the measures contained within...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number and proportion of residential property transactions that do not...

    • Homelessness: Sikhs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 8 April 2019 to Question 240066 on Homelessness: Sikhs, what steps her Department is taking...

      Business Premises: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of commercial rents levied in London in the last...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Department its taking to ensure the affordability of business rates.

      Nurseries: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what business rate relief is available to independent nursery providers; and on what basis that relief is calculated.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce homelessness in (a) the UK and (b) the West Midlands.

      Housing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help young people get on the housing ladder; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to improve building (a) standards and (b) quality.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage developers to build low-carbon and sustainable homes.

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of Town and Parish Councils in 2018.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to encourage the inclusion of sustainable technologies, including energy production and...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) men and (b) women receiving pension payments that are below the state pension minimum.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Renewable Energy: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many energy from waste facilities both feed energy into the National Grid and use heat produced to warm local public...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Welfare State: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps she is taking to help ensure the continuation of the additional welfare support package due to end next year.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Coroners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that requests to expedite decision-making by coroners on religious grounds are implemented, following the judgment of the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the risks and benefits of solar radiation management technology; and what plans they have, if any, to increase funding...

    • Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to promote improved global cooperation and governance of research and use of greenhouse gas removal and solar radiation management...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the recommendation in the report by the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering Greenhouse gas removal, published...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Resignations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ministers, including Government Whips, have resigned since the 2017 General Election.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the analysis by the World Trade Organisation that global trade growth may decline in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

    • Arms Trade: Yemen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports in the Channel 4 Dispatches programme Yemen—Britain's Hidden War that UK contractors have supplied arms that...

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