Written answers

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the key constraints on each section of the East Coast Main Line.

    • East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to increase capacity for (a) rail freight and (b) passenger services on the East Coast Main Line.

      Aberdeen Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of Aberdeen City airport to the UK economy.

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on the introduction of (a) flexible rail season tickets and (b) rail season tickets targeted at part-time...

      Department for Transport: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on schemes to encourage staff of his Department to cycle to work since 2015; and how much his Department has spent...

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve pavements and crossings for people who use mobility scooters.

      Crossrail 2 Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to ensure the delivery of Crossrail 2.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is Government policy to support the construction of a third runway at Heathrow airport.

      East Midlands Rail Franchise: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives from Abellio on Rail Gourmet’s failure to pay the Living Wage on the East Midlands...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department’s contract with Abellio on the East Midlands franchise includes any restrictions that would prevent payment of the Living...

      Planning: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage local authorities to prioritise (a) pedestrian and (b) cyclists in the design of streets in towns and...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fuel Poverty: Sutton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate she has made of the number of households in the London Borough of Sutton in fuel poverty in each year...

    • Parental Leave: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will conduct an impact assessment of the potential effects of extending statutory maternity and...

      Energy: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Amending the Private Rented Sector Energy Efficiency Regulations, Final Stage Impact Assessment...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to develop deep-water turbines as a means of producing clean energy in the UK.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department has spent on schemes to encourage staff of his Department to cycle to work since 2015; and how...

      Engineering: Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the performance of the Year of Engineering 2018 campaign.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps are being taken to ensure that the British air sampling station on Ascension Island remains operational.

      Passenger Ships: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether she has made representations to the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential effect of the Maritime...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many compensation payments have been received by NHS staff as a result of sexual assaults committed against them by patients in the...

    • General Practitioners: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money the General Practice Resilience Programme will provide in the Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group area in the next 12 months.

      Food: Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of allergen labelling on pre-packaged food.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the detection of cancer in its early stages.

      NHS: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve and upgrade NHS facilities in (a) Lincolnshire and (b) the UK.

      Pineal Cysts: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to develop new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pineal cysts.

      Loneliness: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the potential effect of loneliness and social isolation on...

      Headaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on demand for NHS services of self-administering treatments for migraine.

      Air Ambulance Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the £10 million air ambulance capital fund has been awarded to air ambulance charities after the bidding process.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government remains committed to doubling the number of places on the PrEP Impact Trial; and what steps he is taking towards...

      Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the sustainability and transformation plan at South Tyneside Hospital, what his Department's policy is on local...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the additional funding for the NHS announced by the Prime Minister will be used to increase the number of nursing bursaries.

  • Department for International Development

    • Developing Countries: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the safety of people employed mining rare earth metals in developing countries.

  • Department for Education

    • Primary Education: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received from (a) Harrow council and (b) other stakeholders on the financial costs incurred by Harrow Council as a result...

    • Languages: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to issue guidance to schools on the need to include spoken language in schools’ special educational needs information reports.

      Schools: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2019 to Question 278353, how the 0.7 per cent of funding from donations is distributed across all schools.

      Children: Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 273801 on Children: Exploitation, what steps his Department has taken to communicate to local...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to require local authorities to submit data to his Department on children’s centre usage levels.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will require schools to implement LGBT-inclusive Sex and Relationships Education.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on increasing (a) overall school funding and (b) the minimum level of funding per pupil; and when those policies will be implemented.

      Literacy: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to improve literacy rates of key stage 1 students from lower income households.

      Students: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a student premium for funding (a) further and (b) higher education.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Electoral Register: Fines

      To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what training has been given to electoral registration officers on the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that local authorities tackle excessive car parking charges to help...

    • Property Development: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has provided to local authorities on ensuring that property development plans tackles...

      Housing: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of frequent house moves on the well-being of (a) adults and (b) children.

      Loneliness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on using social prescribing interventions to help tackle loneliness among young...

      Buildings: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps is he taking to improve the regulation of Approved Inspectors in the building industry.

      Local Government Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 5.1 of the consultation Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS): Changes to the local...

      Community Land Trusts and Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to increase funding for (a) community land trusts and (b) co-housing initiatives.

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made against the commitment set out in the Loneliness Strategy to hold a roundtable with key...

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made against the commitment set out in the Loneliness Strategy to incorporate tackling...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 July 2019 to Question 278966 on Rented Housing, if he will bring forward legislative...

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the tenth special report of the Environmental Audit Committee, published on 24 October 2019, on...

      Building Regulations: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to review Part G of the building regulations.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to incorporate the promotion of green infrastructure for (a) newbuilds and (b) estate regeneration...

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the tenth special report of the Environmental Audit Committee, published on 24 October 2018 on...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gay Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to bring forward legislative proposals to make LGBTQ+ conversion therapy illegal.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

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