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Written answers

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • South Western Railway: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to mitigate the effect on commuters of the strike on Southwestern Railway.

    • Great Western Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he expects to sign the extension for the Direct Award Great Western rail franchise.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether HS2 Ltd were authorised to begin enabling works at the Calvert Jubilee nature reserve; and whether all works have been halted at that site.

      West Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the performance of West Midlands Railway since that company was awarded its franchise.

      West Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the performance of West Midlands Railway against their contractual commitments.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cardiovascular System: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming NHS People Plan will include a fully costed plan to address the needs of NHS staff providing vascular services in...

    • Health Professions: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to recruit more (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) clinicians in Suffolk.

      Health Professions: Rother Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) nurses, (b) GPs, (c) midwives and (d) mental health specialists are working in Rother Valley.

  • Wales Office

    • Economic Situation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the economy of Wales.

    • Ports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration on the viability and future of Welsh ports.

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the effectiveness of the Apprenticeship Levy.

    • Social Services: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy to undertake a review of the care system.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the base rate of funding for 16 to 18 year old students will be from 2019-20 to 2023-24.

      Pupils: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of child hunger in schools.

      National Skills Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to create a new national skills fund.

      Teachers: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings and recommendations of the National Association of Head Teachers...

      Children: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he will publish a response to the Children’s Future Food Inquiry.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many families with a household income of (a) £50,000 to £70,000, (b) £70,001 to £90,000, (c) £90,001 to £110,00,0...

      Teachers: Rother Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the numbers of teachers in Rother Valley.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Families: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to improve the Troubled Families programme.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the full funding for the construction of submarine refit facilities for the Astute-class submarines in Devonport.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what disability training medical professionals undertaking personal independence payment assessments are required to have in respect to autism.

    • Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will issue guidance to ensure that claimants of benefits are aware that they have the right to record work capability assessments.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will set out the steps necessary to plant 30 million trees a year.

    • Flood Control: Dawlish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of the level of recent damage to the Dawlish coastal defences; and what funding she has made...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much and what proportion of the flood defence spending allocated following Storm Eva has been spent (a) nationally and...

  • Scotland Office

    • Fisheries: Scotland

      What recent discussions he has had with representatives of the fishing sector in Scotland on the (a) employment of foreign crews and (b) Tier 2 status.

    • Children: Poverty

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the level of child poverty in Scotland.

      United Kingdom

      What steps he is taking to help strengthen the Union.

      Devolution: Scotland

      What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of intergovernmental relations between the Government and Scottish Government.

  • Treasury

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