Written answers

Friday, 7 June 2019

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Office: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding from the public purse will be provided to Post Office Ltd in the next three years; and if he will make a...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK was represented at the informal meeting of UN Security Council Member States to discuss the conflict in Cameroon...

    • Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of accuracy of the allegations of incommunicado detention and torture by the Cameroonian security...

      Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the accuracy allegations of assaults and kidnappings by separatists in the Anglophone regions...

      Cameroon: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendation by Human Rights Watch that sanctions be placed...

      Cameroon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the UK Government are providing security support or assistance to the Cameroonian Government in the form of (a)...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many emergency ambulance dispatches were made for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in areas with high levels of air pollution...

    • Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many emergency ambulance dispatches there were for stroke in areas of high levels of air pollution during April 2019; and what...

      Nursing and Midwifery Council: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the table headed Arm’s Length Bodies (ALB) expenditure on page 138 of the Central Government Supply Estimates...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are participating in the PrEP Impact Trial; and what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of spaces...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of public education on the the benefits of PrEP.

      HIV Infection: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS.

      Hospitals: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of subject access requests made to NHS hospitals were responded to within the correct timescale since the General Data...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which groups of NHS staff will receive training from Health Education England.

      Integrated Care Systems: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Integrated Care System would be, under the NHS Long Term Plan, for the area covered by the London Borough of Harrow; and if will...

      Mental Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allow private sector organisations to run mental health services in (a) Harrow, (b) London and (c) throughout...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, if he will set out the circumstances in which a patient will be offered private care, funded by...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that contaminated blood is not donated to patients.

      Insomnia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help people with severe insomnia.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) NICE and (b) NHS England take into account the availability of medicines under the Early Access to Medicines Scheme when...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the interim report produced by NHS England to identify the barriers that are blocking access to prescribed...

      Plastic Surgery: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many corrective medical procedures were carried out by (a) Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, (b) University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay,...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage organ donation in BAME communities.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of people with type 1 diabetes who receive the Freestyle Libre system on the NHS.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to recent trends in the number of community pharmacies closing, what his policy is on community pharmacy.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of hospital admissions due to malnutrition in the next 10 years.

  • Department for International Development

    • Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps he is taking to ensure that Official Development Assistance provided to the Palestinian Authority does not end up funding...

    • Syria: Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assistance his Department is providing to the three million civilians trapped among Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham fighters in Syria.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Heathrow Airport: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the amount paid in business rates by Heathrow Airport to (a) Hillingdon and (b) Ealing...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • There But Not There: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has she made of the impact of money from the public purse disbursed to There But Not There.

    • Defence Medical Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the tapered annual allowance on the number of Defence Medical Service doctors leaving the armed...

      Defence Medical Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment she has made of the effect of shortages in Defence Medical Service doctors on the ability to deploy forces.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department's policy to require that people applying for personal independence payments provide proof of identity prior to...

    • Carer's Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he will take to ensure that young carers who also attend university full-time are eligible for the Carer's Allowance.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the administrative cost is of processing a new application for personal independence payment under normal rules.

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the cost is to the public purse of processing a new personal independence payment application under special rules for terminal illness.

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer on 30 April 2019 to Question 245707, Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses, whether the Assessment Provider...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer on 30 April 2019 to Question 245707, Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses, what criteria is used by...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer on 18 March 2019 to Question 230077, Personal Independence Payment, for what reasons 100 claims made under special...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the accessibility of the digital DS1500 service by GPs in the Welsh NHS who do not (a) have NHS smartcards and...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2019 to Question 209781, Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses, how many claimants who...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2019 to Question 209781, Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses, how much it cost in...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Market Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she takes to ensure market research conducted for her Department has provision for deaf people to respond.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Market Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions her Department had with charities and third sector organisations on ensuring market research on her Department's polices was...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Market Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints her Department received on accessibility of market research and surveys for people with a disability in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-disclosure agreements his Department has entered into with departmental staff in each of the last five years.

    • Disclosure and Barring Service: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made with the development of the Disclosure and Barring Service in the Welsh language.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2019 to Question 248072, whether his Department has a timeframe for the introduction of digital forms of...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in his Department who were transferred or seconded to work (a) in other departments or (b) on other departmental briefs on...

      Home Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials in his Department have been seconded away from their normal duties to work on the UK's withdrawal from the EU; and what...

      Crimes of Violence: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to reduce youth-related violence in (a) Mansfield constituency and (b) Nottinghamshire.

      Mortgages: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to prevent joint mortgages being used as a method of financial abuse.

      Domestic Abuse: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make it his policy to hold discussions with migrant women survivors of domestic abuse on the draft Domestic Abuse Bill.

      Religious Buildings: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to his oral statement of 7 May 2019 on Places of Worship: Security Funding, Official Report, column 468, whether places of...

      Religious Buildings: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the security funding for places of worship has been allocated to protect (a) Mosques and (b) other Muslim places of faith...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to increase the availability and quality of specialist care and support for child victims of trafficking.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what mechanisms are in place to enable (a) communities and (b) victims to have a greater input into policies and approaches on tackling...

  • Cabinet Office

    • European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of whether the Government's management of the 2019 European elections breached EU law.

    • EU Nationals: Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many EU nationals were registered to vote in the 2019 local elections.

  • Treasury

    • Rolling Stock: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take fiscal steps to support the rolling stock manufacturing sector in the upcoming (a) spending review and (b) Budget.

  • Home Office

    • Thames House: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 May (HL15376), why they permitted the building of scaffolding which allowed pedestrian...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will legislate to provide a pension for severely injured victims of The Troubles in Northern Ireland represented by the Wave Trauma Action Group.

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