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Written answers

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of cancelling High Speed Two on (a) existing and (b) potential jobs in train manufacturing .

    • Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Williams Rail Review will make recommendations on rolling stock procurement to (a) increase UK productivity and (b) create jobs in the...

      Hitachi Rail Europe: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Williams Rail Review will make recommendations to ensure there are no further job losses at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe factory.

      Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support the development of battery trains in the UK.

      Department for Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on his Department's decarbonisation plan; and whether that plan will include battery trains.

      Rolling Stock: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of reforming the rolling stock procurement criteria.

      Railway Stations: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking with Network Rail to improve air quality in train stations.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on legislative proposals in relation to financial penalties for idling vehicles.

      Railway Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the finding of the Campaign for Better Transport report, The Case for Expanding the Rail Network,...

      A5

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) Highways England and (b) local authorities on the (i) safety of the A5 and (ii)...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support agencies to simplify the rail ticketing system.

      Hitachi Rail Europe: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has met with representatives of Hitachi Rail to discuss the sustainability of its factory in the North East.

      Railways: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to introduce the Veterans Railcard in Wales.

      Hammersmith Bridge: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the assessment of the potential merits of funding options for the repair of Hammersmith Bridge.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which projects have been supported by regional selective assistance in each of the last three years.

    • Government Departments: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what quantity of (a) hot-rolled steel, (b) steel pipe and tubes and (c) total steel and steel products was procured...

      Research: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to allocate funding to scientific research in the North East.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will publish the titles of the reviews that her Department is undertaking.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on regional stability.

    • Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk of religious persecution faced by Christians in Nigeria.

      Venezuela: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of Human rights in the...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how much funding was allocated from the public purse to the International Criminal Court in each of the last five years.

      India: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, when his Department met with officials from the Indian Government in 2019.

  • Attorney General

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2020 to Question 6633 on Prosecutions, how many defendants had prosecutions (a) carried forward and (b) finalised in each year...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the coronavirus does not enter the UK.

    • Statins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the level of use of statins.

      Autism: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will work with NHS England & Improvement to establish an autism diagnosis waiting time standard.

      Doctors: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the NHS pension scheme on doctors' working hours.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has appointed an official responsible for leading on his Department's application of the Family Test.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to review prescription charges for (a) Parkinson's disease and (b) other ongoing, degenerative, medical conditions.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to take tackle smoking in the vicinity of (a) schools, (b) playgrounds and (c) hospitals.

      Mental Health Services: Out of Area Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on achieving the target of reducing out-of-area placements for people receiving inpatient care for severe...

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the affordability of residential care for those that need it.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to review the right of patients under the NHS constitution to access services commissioned by NHS bodies within maximum...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding he will make available for community pharmacies in each financial year from 2019-20 to 2023-24.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on the availability of medicinal cannabis; and if he will list the medical conditions that the NHS treats...

      Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) raise awareness of the need for stem cell donations from the BAME communities and (b)...

      Respiratory System: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation beds have been available to the NHS in England in each (a) year since 2015 and (b) week...

      Respiratory System: Medical Equipment

      -To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the availability of extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation beds in winter 2019-20.

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many buildings across the NHS estate have High Pressure Laminate cladding.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 13 January 2020 to Question 29 on Members: Correspondence, whether the Chief Executive of the NHS intends to...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date the decision was made to quarantine citizens that have been repatriated from Wuhan at Arrowe Park Hospital; what criteria...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse is of quarantining citizens that have been repatriated from Wuhan at Arrowe Park Hospital.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to allocate additional funding to (a) Wirral Council and (b) Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the hon. Member for Wallasey was not informed in advance of the decision to quarantine citizens flying back from Wuhan in...

      Urgent Treatment Centres: Canterbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2020 to Question 2446, what plans are in place for the delivery of an urgent treatment centre in...

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution, of 28 January 2020, Official Report, column 668, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate her Department has made of the length of waiting times for GP appointments by region in the latest period for which data is...

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of tooth decay among children in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Childbirth and Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) infant mortality and (b) premature births.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the national funding formula for schools on levels of socio-economic inequality in (a) Lewisham, Deptford...

    • Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department records the number of young people who (a) visit Auschwitz on educational visits and (b) take part in other educational visits...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans he has to reform the Apprenticeship Levy to enable levy funds to be accessed by businesses for other forms of accredited training.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) economic and (b) social effects of Erasmus+ membership for UK students.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 January 2020 to Question 2672 on access to educational and cultural exchange programmes for Welsh students, what (a)...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve the attainment of white British boys who are in receipt of free school meals.

      Holiday Activities and Food Research Fund: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the number of children living in poverty in (a) Easington constituency, (b) County Durham and (c) the North East...

      Antisemitism: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to educate young people on the Holocaust.

      Children in Care: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the safety of children in care placed in unregulated homes.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the level of (a) financial and (b) other support for (i) Eastwood nursery Roehampton and (ii) other state nurseries.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Written Statement of 30 January 2020, Schools Funding updates HCWS78, whether funding to increase the pupil premium in line with...

      Foster Care: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities pay foster carers less than the minimum weekly allowance recommended by his Department.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crown Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Crown court sitting days there were in each of the court circuits in England and Wales in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019.

    • Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of people (a) charged with and (b) convicted of violent offences in each of the last 10 years had previously served a...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 July 2019 to Question 274550 on Buildings: Fire Prevention, what direct experimental...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral statement of 20 January 2020, Official Report, column 24, on Building Safety, whether it is...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost of retrofitting new build properties to meet carbon zero standards.

      Community Housing Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January 2020 to Question 3723 on Community Housing Fund, whether he has held discussions...

      Mobile Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the consultation entitled Mobile homes: A fit and proper person...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of households that owned their home in each year since 2015.

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure equity in the level of fines that private parking companies levy on drivers.

      Antisemitism: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in the North West in each of the last 10 years.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implementation of the agent of change planning principle at local authority level;...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral contribution of 20 January 2020, Official Report columns 24-36, what steps he plans to take...

      Future High Streets Fund: Putney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether Putney town centre is on his shortlist to receive funding under the Future High Streets Fund.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of the people recruited by the (a) British Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force in 2019 resided in (i) Chesterfield constituency, (ii)...

    • Armed Forces: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of representation from the nations and regions of the UK in the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Weapons: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 January to Question 3807 and with reference to the key findings on page 7 of the NAO's report entitled Managing...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library a copy of the evidence review undertaken by her Department on the drivers of food bank use, that was...

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the average waiting time for an appeal to be resolved by internal review on claims for (a) universal...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether there are provisions to transfer out of defined benefit pension schemes into alternative investments in Pension Schemes Bill.

      State Retirement Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to uprate the state pension paid to people living in the EU each year in the next three years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2020 to Question 5465, if she will publish the value of deductions to universal credit payments by...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of staff given responsibility for (a) monitoring and (b) responding to messages on...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department will (a) represent the UK at the annual European Fisheries Council in...

    • Air Pollution: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which (a) towns and (b) cities recorded the highest levels of air pollution in the last two years.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to tackle levels of air pollution in the most affected areas.

  • Home Office

    • Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much and what proportion of the revenue stream from visa applications represented the cost of processing those applications in each of...

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department will take to facilitate child refugees being reunited with parents living in the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on implementing the conclusions of the Serious Violence Strategy.

      Migrant Help

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effectiveness of its contract with Migrant Help.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for the publication of the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration's Adults at Risk in Detention report.

      UK Visas and Immigration: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials were responsible for examining and making decisions on asylum applications at the end of 2019.

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants were detained in the UK in 2019 under each criterion for detention.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of detention was for detained migrants in 2019.

      Asylum: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to improve the transparency and accountability of providers on their performance against the targets set...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of adult migrants who have illegally crossed the English channel from France and who...

      Naturalisation: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to review the application fee for British citizen naturalisation; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the implications of the quadrennial review of police pensions in...

      Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government's review of pre-charge bail law will assess the potential merits of reforming Release Under Investigation (RUI),...

      Undocumented Migrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many civil penalties have been issued under section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 since July 2016; what the...

      Stop and Search: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions stop and search was carried out in (a) Rotherham Borough, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Rother Valley constituency in...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to update the (a) Right to work checks and (b) Right to rent document checks guidance to allow digital forms...

      Arrowe Park Hospital: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to allocate additional funding to Merseyside police to tackle the safety implications of quarantining citizens flying back...

      Airguns: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to publish its response to the air weapons review, published on 12 December 2017.

  • Cabinet Office

    • General Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the turnout among (a) members of the armed forces serving abroad and (b) their family members living with them abroad, in...

    • General Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans to take to assist members of the armed forces serving abroad to take part in future elections.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2019 to Question 175803 on Local Government: Elections, whether EU citizens will be eligible in the transition...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many international agreements the UK that a party to through its membership of the EU that will require rolling over after the 31 January 2020.

      Voting Rights: EU Nationals

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to amend section 2(1)(c) of the Representation of the People Act 1983.

  • Treasury

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on NHS funding after the UK leaves the EU; and what his policy is on levels of pay for...

    • Non-domestic Rates: Midlands and North of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to stop downwards phasing of transitional relief in the business rates system to support high streets in Telford...

      Digital Technology: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to use revenue from the new digital services tax to fund independent research into the effect of social media on children and young...

      Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the outcome was of the inaugural meeting of the UK Anti-Illicit Trade Group held on 24 September 2019; and what proposals it has for further action on...

      Employment: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the outcome of his review of proposed changes to IR35 tax regulations.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • BBC: Information Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the closure of the BBC Red Button Teletext service on...

    • Hotels: Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the level of commission charged by online booking websites on (a)...

      Young People

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2019, to Question 6701, on Young People, for what reason the referenced...

      Internet: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to help ensure that (a) website owners' and (b) providers' compliance with GDPR protects...

      Housing: Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that full-fibre broadband that is competitively priced can be deployed in new...

      Openreach

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the accuracy of Openreach’s current map of fibre connections in...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish an organisational chart of his Department.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many full-time equivalent staff work on the (a) digital, (b) culture, (c) media and (d) sport portfolios in his...

      Internet: Children

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to prevent underaged children accessing dating applications.

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Women and Equalities

    • EnAble Fund for Elected Office

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether she plans to (a) extend or (b) replace the EnAble Fund for Elected Office.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Incinerators: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 5 November 2019 (HL460), what were the equivalent green house gas emissions from...

    • Incinerators: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 5 November 2019 (HL460), what were the greenhouse gas emissions produced per tonne of...

      Intellectual Property: Crime

      Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the economic impact to the UK of the unauthorised use by persons or companies based in China of intellectual property developed in the UK.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Madagascar: Mining

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent reports of child labour in mica mines in Madagascar; and what steps they are taking to end such practices.

    • Cameroon: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to (1) President Biya, and (2) the government of Cameroon, about that government's participation in the talks on the future of...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Mining

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of children working in cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo; what measures they are taking to assess the dangers...

      Bahrain: Trials

      Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 22 January (HL340), what assessment they have made of whether the trial of Mohammed Ramadhan and Hussain...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Armed Conflict

      Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of individuals who were prosecuted by courts and tribunals for rape committed during the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Armed Conflict

      Her Majesty's Government what (1) psychological, and (2) social, support they have funded through (a) official, and (b) voluntary, groups to children born as a result of rape during the war...

      Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief

      Her Majesty's Government what (1) human, and (2) financial, resources have been made available to support the Office of the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

      Rwanda: Children

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports by Human Rights Watch of homeless children subjected to violence and other abuse in a transit centre in Kigali; what discussions...

      Nigeria: Violence

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of (1) executions of Christians in Plateau State in Nigeria; and (2) targeted killings and kidnappings by Boko Haram and Fulani...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Sovereignty: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide for a referendum in Northern Ireland on the reunification of Ireland.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many registered mental health nurses there are in England.

    • Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to quarantine British citizens repatriated from Wuhan, China.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that drugs used by the NHS which have been developed by companies based in Israel have not been tested on Palestinian...

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have entered the UK from Wuhan during the last month; how those people are being tracked; how universities have been involved in assisting students...

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what grounds they have concluded that 14 days is the appropriate timescale for the quarantining of British citizens repatriated from Wuhan, China.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute of Cancer Research From patient to patient: analysing access to innovative cancer drugs,...

      General Practitioners

      Her Majesty's Government what are the legal responsibilities of a named GP.

      Pharmacy

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote the role and value of community pharmacy services.

      General Practitioners

      Her Majesty's Government how many GPs have been in practice for each year since 2010.

      Breastfeeding

      Her Majesty's Government what comparison they have made of the percentage of women breastfeeding their babies at six months (1) currently, (2) 10 years ago, and (3) 20 years ago.

      Breastfeeding

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of World Health Organisation guidance that breastfeeding a baby for two years has health benefits that last into adulthood.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Health Services

      Her Majesty's Government whether people who vape are given the same access to NHS services as people who smoke who are seeking to quit; and if not, why not.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Hospitals

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ban e-smoking from all hospital grounds.

      Cancer: Health Services

      Her Majesty's Government how the NHS Long Term Plan intends to improve the quality of life for survivors of cancer.

      Cancer: Health Services

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) efficacy of, and (2) access to, treatment to improve the quality of life of cancer survivors, in particular those measures which...

      Exercise

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relationship between life-long exercise and long-term health; what steps they are taking to promote life-long exercise; and what...

      Pregnancy: Carbon Monoxide

      Her Majesty's Government how many non-smoking pregnant women, who have their carbon monoxide levels routinely monitored, have been found to have raised levels of carbon monoxide.

  • Department for Education

    • Social Mobility

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Sutton Trust Elites in the UK: Pulling Away?, published on 22 January; and what action, if any, they plan to take in...

    • Erasmus+ Programme

      Her Majesty's Government what budget provision they have made for the Erasmus Plus international student exchange programme beyond 2020.

      Children: Social Services

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that information and advice services for families, kinship carers and special guardians of children at risk or involved in the care...

      Education

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation in this Parliament relating to education; and when they expect any such legislation to be introduced.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Solicitors: Training

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible impact of the closure of the Professional and Career Development Loans scheme on those from low-income households seeking...

    • Personal Independence Payment: West Yorkshire

      Her Majesty's Government what is the longest waiting time for Personal Independence Payments tribunals for claimants in West Yorkshire.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      Her Majesty's Government what is the longest wait in days for each Job Centre Plus District for people waiting for an appeal hearing for Personal Independence Payment.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the current state of the UK housing market, and (2) how that market may be affected by Brexit.

    • Housing: Energy

      Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to require all new-build properties to be built to high energy efficiency standards of a minimum of Energy Performance Certificate C.

      Local Government Finance: Reserves

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of reserves held by local authorities in England.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Waste

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to deal with the containers of plastic waste returning to the UK from Malaysia; and how they intend to police any further offshore waste contracts.

  • Home Office

    • Passports: Offenders

      Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances passports are (1) cancelled electronically, or (2) seized the police, for persons (a) given custodial sentences in prison, (b) given suspended...

    • Asylum

      Her Majesty's Government how many applications for asylum (1) were received, (2) were granted, (3) were refused, and (4) resulted in deportation, in each of the last ten years.

      Asylum: Costs

      Her Majesty's Government what is the average annual cost to public funds of (1) adult asylum applicants, and (2) unaccompanied children seeking asylum.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comments made by Michel Barnier when he spoke at the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute, Queen's University Belfast, on...

  • Treasury

    • Housing: Taxation

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce new tax incentives in their next budget to support the UK housing market.

    • Digital Technology: Taxation

      Her Majesty's Government what steps they have (1) taken, and (2) are taking, to introduce a digital tax; and what representations they have received on the matter from the government of the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Assistance Animals

      Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Equality Act 2010 to give the same rights to owners of emotional support animals as those who own certified assistance animals.

    • Employment: Equality

      Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Fawcett Society Sex and Power 2020, published on 13 January; and what steps they are taking to address the reported...

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