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Written answers

Thursday, 9 January 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Chesterfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes will be made to rail services between Chesterfield and London if High Speed Two is completed.

    • High Speed 2 Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons were members of the Oakervee Review Panel only allowed to read the final draft of the report in the office and not permitted to...

      High Speed 2 Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the report by Lord Tony Berkeley on the review of High Speed 2.

      Walkden Station: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria his Department used to decide not to award Walkden Station funding from the 2018 Access for All programme.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for the review of the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has (a) made and (b) commissioned on the accuracy of information provided to his Department by HS2 Ltd in each of the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to negotiate alignment with the EU on employment rights after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Whirlpool Corporation: Washing Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when Whirlpool first notified the Office for Product Safety and Standards of (a) the safety fault with its machines and...

      Living Wage: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when she plans to reduce the age of entitlement to the National Living Wage to 21; and if she will make a statement.

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether she has made an assessment of the implications for her policies on the steel industry of the views expressed by...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will provide support to Gambia in the case against Myanmar at the International Court of Justice in respect of...

    • Australia: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether any support from the UK Government has been (a) offered to and (b) accepted by the Australian Government to assist...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • *No heading*

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to improve mental healthcare in Wycombe; and if he will make a statement.

    • Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will urgently bring forward a White Paper on the future of provision and funding of social care integrated into the NHS in England.

      Health Services: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to ensure people with no fixed abode can access non-urgent medical care.

      Cardiovascular System: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming NHS People Plan will take account of the barriers and challenges faced by NHS staff in charge of providing vital...

      Parkinson's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure Parkinson's disease patients receive medication on time while in hospital.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support veterans who are medically discharged from the armed forces.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many law suits worth more than £1 million (a) his Department and (b) the NHS settled in relation to babies disabled for life by...

      Doctors: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of pension legislation on the personal finances of high-earning doctors, that work...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the social care Green Paper.

      West Suffolk Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for a complete rebuild of West Suffolk hospital; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) monitor and (b) reduce waiting times for CAMHS services.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the basis for the NHS funding formula was last reviewed.

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent on mental health services (a) in York and (b) nationally in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of effect of recent trends in people dying per day while waiting for social care on the wellbeing of those...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure access to IVF treatment in line with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Clinical...

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the length of time it takes for children to be referred for an initial assessment for autism spectrum...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many motor neurone disease specialist nurses are working in the NHS.

      Social Services: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Education and Skills Funding Agency on increasing the level of apprenticeship levy for adult care...

      General Practitioners: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs per 1,000 population were available in Oldham in each year from 2010 to date.

      Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much time is available to opponents of Future Fit in relation Shewsbury and Telford Trust to take the process to judicial review as...

  • Wales Office

    • Immigration: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the policies set out in the immigration White Paper on Wales.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent trends in child poverty on the number of children in Portsmouth who do not own a book.

    • Pupils: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the literacy rate is amongst people aged eight to 15 in (a) Portsmouth and (b) the UK.

  • Treasury

    • Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the adequacy of funding allocated to...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of grants awarded by Homes England to modular housing...

    • Leasehold: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to tackle the mis-selling of leasehold properties.

      Leasehold: Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps he has taken to end the use of escalating ground rents on leasehold properties.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effectiveness of extending the December 2019 deadline for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for veterans who are medically discharged from the armed forces to be informed of their...

    • Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons veterans may be medically discharged from the armed forces before receiving a diagnosis for their condition.

      Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will commission an independent review and audit of the medical discharge process within the armed forces.

      Strait of Hormuz: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had discussions with his Kuwaiti counterpart on the potential for deploying RAF Reaper drones for operations over the Strait of Hormuz.

      Aircraft Carriers: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the use of floating docks for the maintenance of Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment has been made of the economic value of continuing with the policy of culling badgers.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of entry requirements for people wishing to become police officers on the ability of the...

  • Department for International Development

  • Cabinet Office

    • Farmers: Debts

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the level of personal debt in the agricultural industry.

    • Proxy Voting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to review the criteria for transferring a proxy vote from one person to another in the case...

      European Parliament: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he will confirm the appointment of a new Member of the European Parliament for Scotland.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the recommendations of the 2018 Review of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Whisky: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps his Department is taking to protect whiskey distillers in Northern Ireland from the imposition of tariffs after the UK leaves the EU.

    • Ceramics: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans the Government has to support ceramic producers to increase exports after the UK leaves the EU.

      Northern Ireland: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans he has to use the historical connection between Northern Ireland and the US for (a) tourism and (b) trade benefits.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • S4C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she last met the Chair of the S4C Authority.

    • Football: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support is available to enable fans to have a greater say on the running of the football club they support.

      Facebook: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions she has had with Facebook on moderating hate speech, harassment and bullying online.

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Amazon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why several sections of the contract to share NHS data with Amazon were redacted when placed in the public domain.

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