Written answers

Friday, 26 July 2019

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which Israel’s internal investigations into the killings of Palestinian...

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) extent and (b) appropriateness of the use of Eritrean airfields and ports by...

      Palestinians: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the Israeli Government’s internal investigations into the killings of...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether the Government conducted an investigation into the airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on Al-Kubra Hall in Sanhan,...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish a response to EDM 2333 on the Islamic revolutionary guard corps.

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will publish the transcripts of conversations between his Department and its Iranian counterpart on the case of Nazanin...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on what date discussions between his Department and its Iranian counterpart on the possible release of Nazanin...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reasons the negotiations between the UK and Iran to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe were halted.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electronic Government: Fraud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to tackle third party websites from posing as Government entities.

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will commission research on the effect of levels of functional illiteracy on electoral registration rates.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his most recent estimate is of the electoral registration rate for each region of the UK.

      Electoral Registration Officers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what (a) central Government and (b) local government databases electoral registration officers may use in undertaking their registration functions.

      Electoral Registration Officers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many electoral registration officers have been convicted of an offence related to failure to take sufficient steps to register electors under...

      Electoral Registration Officers: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what additional central Government funding was made available to electoral registration officers for electoral registration in each of the last five...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Asthma: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his has taken to implement the recommendations of the 2014 report entitled, National Review of Asthma Deaths.

    • Asthma: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken in response to the publication of three Regulation 28 (Prevention of Future Death) Reports on asthma deaths since...

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the publication of three regulation 28 (Prevention of Future Death) Reports on asthma deaths, what steps he is taking...

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure compliance with NICE guidelines on Quality Statement 4 of Quality Standard 25 on Asthma in relation to...

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking in response to the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah to (a) improve asthma care and (b) monitor and reduce...

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that asthma sufferers are referred for specialist treatment.

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 257660 on Asthma: Health Services, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of...

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the number of severe asthma centres.

      Beta Agonists: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to monitor the safety of the prescription of short-acting beta agonists.

      Obesity: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce obesity related stigma; and if he will make a statement.

      Preventive Medicine: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding he plans to make available for the delivery of the forthcoming green paper on prevention.

      Preventive Medicine: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming green paper on prevention will include (a) a full analysis of the budget needed to implement the content of that...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the take-up of the flu vaccination among people most at risk of flu.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) NHS England and (b) Bristol City Council on the routine commissioning of PrEP in Bristol.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much time off in lieu has been taken by staff in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in which areas of England has the Starting Well Core scheme been made available to NHS dental practices.

      General Practitioners: Bristol West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs per 1000 of population there were in Bristol West in each year since 2010.

      Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2019 to Question 272771 on Heart Diseases: Health Services, if he will estimate the number of patients...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include a target to reduce childhood obesity inequality in the Green Paper on Prevention.

      NHS: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much was spent by the NHS on settling compensation claims in the last 12 months.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2019 to Question 273310 on HIV Infection: Drugs, whether work has started on future commissioning of...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, published by the Department for Exiting the European...

      Electronic Cigarettes and Tobacco: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Guidance on how to prepare for Brexit if there's no deal, published by the Department for Exiting the European...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 June 2019 to Question 260035, how many tumour profiling tests to guide adjuvant chemotherapy decisions for...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Sir Mike Richards on workforce requirements to support the implementation of breast screening...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of children in reception class in (a) Barnsley, (b) South Yorkshire, (c) Yorkshire and the Humber, and (d)...

      Fish: Hygiene and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the safety and food hygiene rules for the transport of smoked fish (a) within and (b) to the UK is governed by (i) UK or (ii) EU...

      Kawasaki Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of (a) the potential cost savings of improving early identification and treatment of Kawasaki disease and (b)...

      Kawasaki Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to (a) enable early treatment and (b) increase awareness amongst healthcare providers of...

      Kawasaki Disease: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a patient registry on Kawasaki disease.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to issue guidance to health professionals on the Serious Shortage Protocol.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has provide information to patients on changes to the provision of medicines as a result of the serious...

      Headaches: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the adequacy of provision of treatment for people with migraines.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2019 to Question 273399 on HIV Infection: Salford, if he will take steps to ensure that gay and...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of UK capacity in translational research.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many finished consultant episodes there were with a (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of HIV infection in (i) England and (ii)...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) outpatient and (b) inpatient appointments were (i) emergency and (ii) elective with a (A) primary and (B) secondary...

      Diabetes: Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the recent increase in diabetes-related amputations.

      Silicosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the effect of silicosis on the NHS budget and resources.

      Silicosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on whether there is a (a) genetic, (b) socio-economic and (c) ethnic bias to the condition of silicosis.

      Speech and Language Therapy: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report of the Children's Commissioner entitled, We need to talk: Access to speech and language therapy, published...

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department.

    • Universities: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy to make it a condition for universities to become involved in academy sponsorship or the founding of free schools in order...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Bangladesh: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps she has taken to strengthen defence and security cooperation with Bangladesh.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many single parents with dependent children are in receipt of severe disability premium in their income-related employment and support...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Supreme Court ruling of July 2019, if her Department will review the assessment criteria for personal independence...

      Headaches: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department provides to employers on support to employees with migraines.

      Universal Credit: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2019 on Universal Credit: Mental Illness, whether her Department provides support visits for benefit...

      Universal Credit: Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have lost the severe disability premium following a change of circumstances since the inception of...

      Universal Credit: Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timeframe is for her Department to bring forward legislative proposals for severe disability premium to be available under universal...

      Silicosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the effect of silicosis on her Department's budget.

      Silicosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on the effect of silicosis on (a) productivity in the UK and (b) productivity of the construction industry in...

      Silica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to regulate exposure to silica; and what recent assessment her Department has made of the extent of...

      Silicosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on the groups most vulnerable to silicosis.

      Silica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps have been taken to encourage the construction industry to protect workers from exposure to silica.

      Personal Independence Payment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who claimed personal independence payment in Wales in each year since its inception.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens (a) have been and (b) will be prevented from obtaining settled status due to the technical inability of the settlement...

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Banks: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he plans to visit a food bank in August 2019.

    • Scotland Office: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many BAME staff are employed at (a) grade 7, (b) grade 5 and (c) grade 3 in his Department.

  • Department for Exiting the European Union

    • Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what assessments the Government has made of the potential effects on (a) the economy, (b) policing and (c) public safety of the UK...

  • Treasury

    • Wills: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing VAT from wills that include a charitable donation.

  • Leader of the House of Lords

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Leader of the House, in the light of the impact of climate change on air quality, transport and health, and forecasts of higher temperatures in future years, what plans she has to...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Roger Scruton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter sent by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to Sir Roger Scruton on 13 July, whether they will offer to...

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