Written answers

Friday, 12 July 2019

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of school uniform grants in each local authority in England.

    • Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what is his policy on placing his Department’s guidance on school uniform on a statutory footing.

      Classroom Assistants: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teaching assistants have been employed in secondary schools in Nottinghamshire in each of the last three years for which data are available.

      Post-18 Education and Funding Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which universities (a) Philip Augar and (b) members of the associated panel visited during the Post-18 review of education and funding.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of looked-after children who were taken into care as a result of their mother receiving a custodial sentence...

      Pupil Premium: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount of pupil premium funding provided to schools in (a) Cambridgeshire (b) the Peterborough constituency in each...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Gaza: Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on Hamas's rule in Gaza.

    • Gaza: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on reports set out in the BBC documentary, One day in Gaza,...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications of fighting between Hamas and Fatah for a two-state solution between...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether requests were made for Ministers to meet with Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ahead of (a) his visit to Tehran on 19 November...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to secure a British consular visit to assess the health and wellbeing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assistance his Department can provide to Richard Ratcliffe to obtain a visa to visit his wife, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe,...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what progress has been made in securing the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe following his meeting with Iranian officials...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the report by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project on 18 June 2019, what estimate he has made...

      Israel: Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the threat posed to Israel by cross-border tunnels dug by Hamas.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Carers: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) self-employed and (b) other carers that work with (i) elderly and (ii) vulnerable people are...

    • Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on studies undertaken by the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants (COMEAP) on the...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish a response to the consultation on Further advertising restrictions for products high in fat, salt...

      Silicosis: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of terminally-ill people with silicosis.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the roll out of the HPV vaccine to boys over the age of 13.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on wellbeing of prescription penalty charge notices.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of (a) Type 1 and (b) Type 2 diabetes in each local authority area in each of...

      Poultry: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what procedures the Food Standards Agency has in place to monitor and ensure compliance with Schedule 1, Part 5, paragraph 28 (f) of the...

      Birds: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many recorded instances or reports from official veterinarians there have been of birds entering the next stage of production while...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been detained in hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 at (a) NHS and (b) private facilities in each of the last...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people have access to dental care in the area they live.

      Pregnancy: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to help reduce the number of women smoking during pregnancy.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is having discussions with the Crawley Sexual Health Clinic on accommodating some of the outstanding 40 per cent of PrEP...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress the Government has made in ensuring that children receive regular dental examinations and treatment.

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on dental health of water fluoride concentration.

      Dental Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve dental care for the elderly in care homes.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to raise awareness of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are employed on a full-time equivalent basis in the (a) cancer, (b) cardiovascular disease, (c) stroke care, (d)...

      Montelukast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase supplies of the drug Montelukast.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department is having with the Kings Chambers clinic in Cambridgeshire on that clinic accepting the remaining 40 per...

      Sportsgrounds: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the health risks of rubber crumb on artificial sports pitches.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of funding PrEP through section 7a of Public Health funding from April 2020.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons SHINE sexual health services at Salford are not open for gay and bisexual men on the PrEP impact trial.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to publish the pay award for prison officers following the recommendations made by the Public Sector Pay Review Board.

    • Offenders: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Government report entitled Process evaluation of the Global Positioning System (GPS) Electronic Monitoring Pilot: Qualitative...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to safeguard 16 and 17 year-olds from being groomed by adults in a position of power and influence.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of procuring services for prisons in the private sector.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of prisoners in each of the prisons in the 10 Prisons Project was in (a) the last six months of 2017 and (b) the last six months...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average amount above Certified Normal Accommodation was in each of the prisons where performance was found to be of serious concern in the...

      Prison Officers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average number of prison officers in post was in each prison where performance was found to be of serious concern in the Annual Prison...

      Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total additional capital spend on physical security was in each of the prisons where performance was found to be of serious concern in the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade with EU: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will list the 100 tariff lines on which UK exporters to the EU will face the highest tariffs in the event of the UK leaving the EU...

    • Eggs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) animal welfare and (b) environmental standards in egg production are maintained after the UK...

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer on 21 May 2019 to Question 255260, whether she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Christchurch, dated 18 February 2019 before...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of universal credit payments were subject to a deduction, excluding sanctions, in the latest month for which data...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of universal credit claimants who have a deduction for any arrears in the first month of their...

      Silicosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on the proportion of (a) construction workers and (b) the general population with silicosis.

      Lung Diseases: Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether occupational health nurses take the occupational history of their client into account when assessing people who are showing signs of...

      Cold Weather Payments: Mansfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Mansfield constituency received cold weather payments in each of the last two winter periods.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what account is taken of income from compensation payments under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme in disability benefit calculations.

      Universal Credit: East Ayrshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of 1 July 2019, Official Report, Column 903, what additional funding has been made available to East...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to co-ordinate cross-government policy on disabled children.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the total amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in her Department in the last 24 months.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the (a) forecast number of new claims for universal credit between April 2018 and March 2019, (b) date on which that...

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the viability of the Verify scheme; and what role the private sector is planned to play in the...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to increase the take-up of pension credit among people without internet access.

      Pension Credit: Lincoln

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average amount of unclaimed pension credit is per eligible claimant in the constituency of Lincoln in the most recent period for...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of disabled car parking spaces at each assessment centre for (a) personal independence payments and...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of uprating local housing allowance rates from April 2020; and if she plans to bring...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pollinators: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken in the Midlands to support pollinators.

    • Environment Protection: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to 25 Year Environment Plan published on 11 January 2018, what estimate he has made of the additional...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Clean Air Strategy 2019, how much of the £3.5 billion allocated to tackle poor air quality...

      Peat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2019 to Question 268974, if his Department will impose a moratorium on development on...

  • Home Office

    • Police: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to provide mental health support services for (a) serving and...

    • Police: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to support police personnel in their transition from service to retirement.

      Police: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) serving and (b) retired police personnel have died by suicide in each year since 1997.

      Police: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) serving and (b) retired police personnel have been diagnosed with work related (i) stress, (ii) depression, (iii) anxiety and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he is taking steps to create a day of recognition for the service and sacrifice of police force personnel; and if he will make a...

      Police: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the work/life balance of serving police personnel.

      Police: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will create a police covenant to provide retired and serving police personnel with the same level of support and respect as armed...

      Deportation: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many young people that were victims of trafficking have been removed from the UK after they reached 18 years of age in the last 12 months.

      Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 273370 on Migration Advisory Committee: Public Appointments, if he will estimate the time...

      British Nationality Act 1981

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 10 May 2019 to Question 15353 on British Nationality, what assessment he has made of the merits of amending...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months.

  • Treasury

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2019 to Question 267154, what additional steps the Government has taken to ensure that all UK traders that only trade...

    • Fossil Fuels: Subsidies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings by the Overseas Development Institute in their 2018 G7 fossil fuel subsidy...

      Social Mobility: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury of 2 July 2019, Official Report Vol 662, Column 1054, which countries in...

      Community Interest Companies: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending VAT relief to community interest companies; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Mint: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many non-British employees are employed (a) full time and (b) part-time by the Royal Mint.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of HMRC on providing extra support to people new to self-assessment in order that they understand the...

      Redundancy Pay: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of capping public sector redundancy payouts at £95,000 on (a) long-serving, (b) low income and...

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total sum that the UK has paid to the EU budget since 24 June 2016.

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 26 June (HL16465), what assessment they have made of the case for introducing a target time for...

    • Northern: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why it will not be possible to complete the removal of Pacer trains from the Northern rail network by 31 December.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to transfer maintenance and litter collection on all-purpose trunk roads to the Highways Agency.

      Connect Plus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by Highways England not to impose financial penalties on Connect Plus M25 Ltd for failing to meet contractual...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions have been applied to service providers by Highways England for failure to collect litter in 2018.

      Tyres: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 13 June (HL16129), what scientific studies, if any, were the basis for determining that the maximum safe life of a...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Tyres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many heavy goods vehicles that are less than 10 years old have suffered a tyre failure incident on the M25 motorway in the last six-month period for which data...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the reasons for the recent fall in sales of low-emission vehicles.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce long-term incentives to increase sales of low-emission vehicles to help meet carbon reduction targets.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Lead: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the estimated replacement costs for lead stolen from churches in England in each of the last five years.

    • Arts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the needs and requirements of (1) authors, and (2) the creative industries, in regard to the UK's future relationship with the EU.

      TikTok

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the social media application TikTok and the safeguarding implications for young people of its use.

      Advertising: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the market power held by online platforms on competition in the advertising sector.

      Fast Food: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to regulate fast-food advertisements.

  • Department for Education

    • Technology: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to re-train low-skilled workers to help them gain employment in the technology sector.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many attacks on (1) guide dogs, and (2) other assistance dogs, were reported in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, and (c) 2018; and what penalties were imposed for such attacks.

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