Written answers

Friday, 14 June 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress his Department has made on the installation of audio visual equipment in buses.

    • London City Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of London City Airport on noise complaints.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential economic benefits of commercial drone use.

      Heathrow Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to undertake local noise surveys in communities that will be affected by the expansion of capacity at Heathrow.

      Heathrow Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to conduct an optimism bias assessment on public sensitivity to aviation noise in communities that are likely to be affected by...

      Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to survey local communities on the effect on quality of life of aircraft noise below 51 dB LAeq.

      Railways: Freight

      suggested redraft: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the potential effect on the viability of rail freight of a 25 per cent reduction in (a)...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress he has made on maintaining flights between the UK and Europe after the UK leaves the EU.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2018 to Question 190369, what the average journey time was to cross the Dartford Crossing (a) northbound and (b)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Armenia: Bears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Armenian counterpart on the protection of endangered brown bears in that country.

    • Jamaica: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to support diplomatic relations between the UK and Jamaica.

      Oman: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the Government of Oman to ensure the fair treatment of the Shuhuh 6.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Public Health England sexually transmitted infection data,...

    • Chlamydia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason chlamydia testing rates have reduced by 22 per cent since 2014.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what urgent steps the Government will take to tackle increases in rates of (a) gonorrhoea and (b) syphilis.

      Gonorrhoea: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the risk to public health of drug resistant gonorrhoea.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made on...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his department has made on...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made on...

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made on...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made on...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made on...

      Continuing Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made on...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made on...

      Cancer: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made on...

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan and NHS Planning Guidance commitments for 2019-20, what progress his Department has made on...

      Integrated Care Systems: Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish guidance on the governance of integrated care systems to enable the disclosure of conflicts of interest.

      Multiple Sclerosis: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the provision of at least one dedicated MS nurse in each London borough.

      Integrated Care Systems and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of deferring revised plans for sustainability and transformation partnerships...

      Arthritis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on the provision of local authority sexual health services of not increasing...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the correspondence between the Prime Minister and Haemophilia Scotland in May 2019, what steps the Department is taking...

      Babies: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued on the (a) use and (b) retention of information produced from Guthrie tests.

      Dietetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to reduce waiting times for dietetic services in the NHS.

      Dietetics: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take as part of the interim NHS People’s Plan to increase the number of dietetic posts with the (a) primary...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in response to the recent Public Health England statistics that showed an increase in new sexually transmitted infections, if he will...

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason his Department does not allocate funding for testing for (a) mycoplasma genitalium and (b) trichomoniasis vaginitis...

      Gonorrhoea: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of sexual health clinics are not able to fully test for (a) gonorrhoea and (b) drug-resistant strains of gonorrhoea.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department's policy is to ensure that HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis is available to all people who could benefit from it.

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will consider including sexual health and HIV in his Department's forthcoming prevention green paper.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of compulsory relationships and sex education on rates of sexually transmitted...

      Diabetes: Kidney Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time was between appointments for people with (a) Type 1 and (b) Type 2 diabetes who have diabetes-related renal...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the level of uptake of the most recent flu vaccine.

      Diabetes: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with (a) Type 1 and (b) Type 2 diabetes are on the waiting list for an appointment for psychological support in each NHS...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are on the waiting list for an appointment with a psychologist in each NHS (a) hospital and (b) clinic.

      Personal Health Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend top ups for personal health budgets for products other than wheelchairs.

      Alopecia and Wigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy that NHS England appoints a person responsible for (a) Alopecia and (b) the provision of wigs.

      Dental Services: Bradford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of emergency and out of hours NHS dental cover in the (a) Shipley constituency and (b)...

      Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether social workers will be included in the NHS People Plan.

      Social Services: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the social care Green Paper will have a section on workforce.

      NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which hospital trusts have received approval to set up wholly-owned subsidiary companies in the last three years; and on what dates those...

      Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of children who have suffered health problems as a result of poor housing conditions in the last...

      Radiation: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research the Government has commissioned on the non-thermal effects of wireless radiation on human health.

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department plans to publish on protecting people who suffer from electro-hypersensitivity from the effects of 5G.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of organisations that hold contracts with his Department pay the National Living Wage.

  • Department for International Development

    • Overseas Aid: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK aid reaches persecuted Christians.

    • Non-governmental Organisations: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring international NGOs to consider religious vulnerability in their...

      Central Bank of Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to recent UN-mediated talks in Amman between officials of Yemen’s Central bank what steps he is taking to support...

      Central Bank of Yemen: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to the UN-mediated talks in Amman between officials in Yemen’s Central bank, what steps he is taking to ensure...

      Yemen: Financial Institutions and Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of regulating (a) imports, (b) commercial banks and (c) money exchangers in Yemen...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to issue guidance to schools on handling allegations of misgendering of pupils.

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many variations of Published Admission Numbers submitted by local authorities have been disallowed by the school adjudicator in each of the last...

      Primary Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the proportion of primary school funding that has been donated by parents or guardians of pupils in...

      Universities: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of adults over 25 years of age who have undertaken a non-university course in each of the last...

      Department for Education: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of organisations that hold contracts with his Department pay the National Living Wage.

      Migrant Workers: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the allocation of revenues from the Immigration Skills Charge in the last 12 months.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Women's Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to allocate funding to the network of specialist women’s centres offering holistic support to women affected by the criminal...

    • Prisoners: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many babies were born to mothers in prison in each of the last five years.

      Women's Prisons: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the findings of the Farmer Review, what progress his Department has made on introducing in-cell phones throughout the women’s...

      Prison Sentences: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that women in prison on imprisonment for public protection sentences have sentencing plans with release dates.

      Criminal Proceedings: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the average time it takes to process criminal cases in the courts in South Yorkshire in the most recent period for which...

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the UK FinTech industry paid the Exchequer in tax revenue in (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2016-17 financial years.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer or 20 May 2019 to Question 254756 on Historic County Flags Day, whether borough council leaders...

    • Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people are living in illegally overcrowded housing in (a) the UK and (b) the London Borough of Lambeth.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Health Hazards: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to align standards for protecting workers against exposure to carcinogens or mutagens with the provisions...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of organisations that hold contracts with her Department pay the National Living Wage.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total emissions were in England of (a) PM2.5, (b) PM1 and (c) PM0.1 in (i) 2018 and (ii) 2017.

    • Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent trends in the UK bee population.

      Biodiversity: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase biodiversity in (a) London and (b) the South East.

      Biodiversity: Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase biodiversity in UK gardens.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the contribution that green bridges make to biodiversity.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which key performance indicators his Department uses to assess progress in improving the UK’s biodiversity.

  • Home Office

    • Radicalism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the May 2019 Royal United Services Institute report into international...

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to implement the recommendations in the Victims Commissioner's recent report on antisocial behaviour.

      Public Spaces Protection Orders: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what regulations are in place to stop local authorities from the excessive use of public space protection orders against homeless people.

      Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the decision by the US Administration to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group; and if he will...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans he has to increase accessibility to public services for victims of domestic abuse who have no recourse to public funds.

      Home Office: Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of organisations that hold contracts with his Department pay the National Living Wage.

      Hezbollah: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the media report of 9 June 2019 that Hezbollah stockpiled explosive materials in North West London in 2015, whether that...

      Hezbollah: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when (a) the Home Secretary (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department were informed of the reported stockpiling of...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • European Parliament: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what estimate she has made of the number of EU citizens resident in Northern Ireland who were unable to exercise their franchise in the recent...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Soya Beans: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans the Government has to set baseline import standards and due diligence requirements on companies importing soy.

    • Financial Services: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of recent trends of the level of foreign direct investment into the UK FinTech industry in the (a) 2017-18 and...

      Overseas Trade: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when he plans to publish a response to his Department's public consultations on (a) Trade with the US, (b) Trade with Australia, (c) Trade...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Voluntary Work: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations she has received on the extent of physical and verbal abuse directed at volunteers in the charity sector.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Department for Transport: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress her Department has made on achieving Sustainable Development Goal 10 to reduce inequality within and among countries in respect of...

    • Gender Recognition

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the Government consultation on Reform of the Gender Recognition Act which closed on 22 October 2018, when the Government plans to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution: Monitoring

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the Automatic Urban and Rural Network continuous monitoring stations that record air pollution have been closed down in each of the last three years.

    • Water Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to whether there will continue to be sufficient supplies of water for all purposes, including domestic purposes, if climate...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many tenant farmers in England are awaiting their (1) Environmental Stewardship (ES) payments, (2) Countryside Stewardship (CS) payments, for 2018; and whether...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the timescale of their plan for UK farming subsidies after Brexit.

      Trees: Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threats from disease to hornbeam trees (Carpinus betulus) in England and Wales.

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