Written answers

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to allocate additional financial support to local transport authorities as a result of lower passenger numbers during the covid-19...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the guidance is for people (a) who are elderly and (b) with relevant underlying heath conditions on how they can reduce or minimise...

    • Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department was first alerted to the existence of the coronavirus pathogen.

      Coronavirus: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to lift the requirement for pharmacists to be present when people sign prescriptions for controlled medication to reduce...

      Chickenpox

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been (a) diagnosed with and (b) hospitalised as a result of chickenpox in (i) England and (ii) the UK in each of the...

      Chickenpox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government's proposed vaccination strategy will include an approach to limiting the impact of chickenpox on society; and if...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any communal self-isolation facilities will be provided for people who need to self-isolate but live with elder or vulnerable...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department’s advice for covid-19 and the 2009 H1N1 swine flu outbreak differs.

      Shingles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the GP contract 2020-21 supporting guidance will require all practices to implement a proactive call and recall for the shingles...

      Coronavirus: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to issue guidance on aerosol production in dentistry and the risk of spreading covid-19 to staff and patients.

      Coronavirus: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support local authorities during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Ovarian Cancer: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the shorter diagnostic pathway for ovarian cancer in place in Scotland whereby women...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2020 to Question 26807 on Diabetes: Medical Equipment, what (a) national and (b) regional data NHS...

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken since 11 February 2020 to maintain the supply of over the counter non-prescription medicines during the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions the Department has had with the General Dental Council on the provision of treatments during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Visual impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the General Optical Council on the (a) attendance and (b) treatment of patients during the...

      Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of critical care beds in London; and what plans he has to increase the availability of...

  • Wales Office

    • Coronavirus: Wales

      What arrangements are in place with the Welsh Government to co-ordinate the response to the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Coronavirus: Wales

      What financial support the Government has allocated to the Welsh Government in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Wales

      What recent discussions he has had with the First Minister of Wales on the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Wales

      What discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the deployment of military personnel to Wales in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Economic Growth: North West and Wales

      What steps his Department is taking to strengthen economic links between Wales and the North West of England.

      Economic Situation: Wales

      What assessment he has made of the potential effect on the Welsh economy of maintaining the existing transition period deadline.

      *No heading*

      What recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on support for people in Wales whose employment has been adversely affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What stakeholder engagement he has undertaken in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      *No heading*

      What steps the Government has taken to repatriate Welsh citizens stranded abroad as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Community Development: Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when there will be a minister in place responsible for the communities portfolio.

    • Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has ensure that (a) support and (b) accommodation is made available for people experiencing homelessness...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to provide people experiencing homelessness with accommodation where they can...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to provide support and accommodation to people experiencing homelessness who also...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to support charities and faith organisations who rely on donations from the public...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what plans her Department has to change the process of applying for universal credit for people who...

    • Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support the Government is providing to self-employed people who have to self-isolate as a result of covid-19 symptoms.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on protecting self-employed workers from financial hardship during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Offshore Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Health and Safety Executive is taking to ensure that (a) social distancing and (b) other measures to help prevent increasing...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to suspend repayment of all universal credit advances during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food Supply: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the national plan for delivering food assistance is.

    • Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with supermarket leaders on social-distancing measures during queues.

      FareShare: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has has to support the expansion of the FareShare network during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Take-away Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives of the mobile catering industry on the support this industry may be able to...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Income: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a universal basic income to offset any financial challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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