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Written answers

Friday, 31 January 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to improve transport connections between the North East of Scotland and the rest of the UK.

    • East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department’s decision to delay the re-tendering of the East Midlands Trains franchise from...

      South Western Railway: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2020 to Question 1753, what assessment he has made of the (a) forward and (b) backward looking financial ratios...

      Aviation: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the charity sector continues to have access to airline charity fares.

      Roads: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many accidents there were on the Lincolnshire stretch of the A1 since 2015; and how much funding the Government plans to allocate for highways in...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Welsh Government on the provision of cross-border rail services.

      Thomas Cook: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the prompt completion of outstanding customer claims for compensation as a result of the collapse of Thomas Cook.

      Aviation: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January to Question 2479 on Aviation: Crew, if he will undertake a review of the licensing of pilots over the age of 65...

      Luton Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to improve Luton train station.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department can take to prevent the (a) eviction of Palestinians from and (b) demolition of Palestinian homes in...

    • Chile: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chilean counterpart on recent protests in that country.

      Guinea: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Guinea on reports that two people were killed by security forces during...

      India: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the effect on human rights of internet shut downs in...

      Indonesia: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indonesian counterpart on the effect on human rights of the Mayor of Depok’s plan...

      Libya: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the progress of the Libyan civil war peace talks in Berlin.

      Burma: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the International Court of Justice's decision...

      Russia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Russian counterparts on (a) its conflict with Ukraine; (b) its involvement in...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, for what reason document FCO 93/1981 has not been released to the National Archives; and if he will place a copy of the...

      Armenia: Gold

      To ask the Minister for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, how many times officials from his Department have visited the Amulsar gold mine in the last five years.

      Armenia: Gold

      To ask the Minister for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, whether his Department has received representations from the Government of Armenia on the Amulsar gold mine.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the publication of the final NHS People Plan.

    • Blood Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reduce the number of people with blood cancer visiting their GP three or more times.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were able to access medicinal cannabis on the NHS in each month in 2019.

      Breast Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of information on the (a) signs and (b) symptoms of secondary breast cancer.

      Cancer: Fertility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all young people with cancer receive advice on their fertility before beginning cancer treatment.

  • Department for International Development

    • Development Assistance Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what representations he has made to the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate on changes to the Development Assistance Committee...

    • Amazonia: Tree Felling

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of deforestation in the Amazon on trends in the level of malaria...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support working class boys to close the attainment gap.

    • Gambling: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the findings of Gambling Commission's Young people and gambling survey 2019 published on 23 October 2019, what recent discussions he...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the proportion of pupils removed from the school roll without an exclusion with special educational needs.

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the finding by Ofsted on page 16 of its Annual Report 2018-19, published on 21 January 2020, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Children: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Annual Report of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2018-19 Annual Report,...

      Schools: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what reports he has received of sexual harassment at (a) music schools and (b) conservatoires; and what steps his Department is taking to prevent...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the effectiveness of multi-agency working for children and young people with SEND.

      Boarding Schools: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his Department's policy that residential schools should be required to notify (a) Ofsted or (b) the Independent Schools Inspectorate on...

      Care Leavers and Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to implement a nationally agreed framework that sets out the expectations for supported living of (a) care leavers and...

      Young People: Religious Sects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance her Department issues to (a) schools and (b) educational providers on protecting young and vulnerable people from cults.

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) recyclable and (b) reusable sanitary products have been included in the scheme to make free sanitary products available in schools.

      Literacy: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of children in schools in North West Durham passed the phonics screening check (a) when it was introduced and (b) in the latest period...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of apprenticeship starts there have been at level (a) 2 and (b) 3 and above in each year since 2009.

      Foreign Students: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what effect the end of the transition period will have on UK students studying at universities in EU member states.

      Teachers: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of teachers employed by the state sector are non-UK EU nationals.

      Mathematics and Science: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of vacancies for permanent science and maths teachers at high schools in London; what steps he is...

      Schools: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England are taking steps to insulate their buildings to meet local and national carbon reduction targets.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to provide additional support to schoolchildren with SEND.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to make Apprenticeship Levy funding more flexible to enable businesses to access it for a wider range of...

      Overseas Students: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many university places were allocated to non-British Commonwealth citizens in each year from 2015 to 2019.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department will be providing funding for the remediation of Aluminium Composite Material cladding on...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that residents living in blocks below 18m in height with Aluminium Composite...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to increase the provision of social housing in England.

      First Time Buyers: Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many affordable starter homes were built in (a) Tottenham, (b) Islington, (c) Barnet, (d) Haringey, (e) Enfield,...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many social houses are projected to be built in England over the next five years.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2020 to Question 4752 on Buildings Insulation, if he will write to owners of...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) discussions, (b) meetings and (c) correspondence his Department has had with leaseholders of buildings...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of buildings in (a) Lewisham, Deptford constituency, (b) London...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of leasehold properties that are located in buildings which...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department to provide additional funding to Citizens Advice Scotland to assist universal credit claimants to maintain their...

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2020 to Question 3803 on Access to Work Programme, how many people with (a) learning disabilities and (b)...

      Employment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to tackle the disability employment gap for people with epilepsy.

      Access to Work Programme: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Access to Work scheme is adequately funded so that people with epilepsy can access...

      Employment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people with epilepsy that are in employment.

      Employment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of employment support available for people with epilepsy, and whether her Department...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of personal independence payment in (a) Wansbeck constituency (b) Northumberland and (c) England.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to make changes to universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the transition to universal credit does not have a disproportionate effect on those with mental...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that support for the deployment of offshore wind generation capacity to meet...

    • Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to assist states in the Global South to tackle (a) poaching and (b) wildlife crime.

      Plastics: Malaysia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will undertake an investigation into the reasons that plastic waste declared illegal by the Malaysian Government was...

      Fuels: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Irish counterpart on that Government's consultation on the regulation of domestic...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Political Parties: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to extend the digital imprint requirement to all online campaign materials.

    • Political Parties: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to create a publicly available online database of political adverts.

  • Treasury

    • Brexit: Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of preparations for the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Youth Centres: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to Answer of 21 January 2020 on Question 3229 on Children and Young People, where she plans to build the...

    • Children and Young People

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to Answer of 21 January 2020 to Question 3229 on Children and Young People, what will be classified as...

      Voluntary Work: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many young people participated in the National Citizen Service in each of the last 10 years, by classified...

      Voluntary Work: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to raise awareness of the National Citizen Service among young people from each of the...

      Music: Licensed Premises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to support music venues in improving accessibility for disabled (a) audiences and (b) performers.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Candidates: Disability

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she plans to put permanent support arrangements in place to enable disabled people, who require reasonable adjustments, to stand in all...

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