Written answers

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when citizenship ceremonies will resume across the UK as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

    • Visas: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish further details on the Health and Care Visa.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the capacity at NHS Nightingale Hospitals are being used; and what plans are in place for the use of the remainder of...

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the correlation between the UK accounting for (a) 10 per cent of global covid-19 deaths and (b) 1...

      Eyesight: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that communications on the importance of attending eyecare appointments for sight saving treatment is...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received on the alleged omission of recommendations that could help protect BAME people from covid-19 from...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) health visitors, (b) sure start centres and (c) family nurse partners in each year from...

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the delivery of routine child vaccination programmes.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) ensure vulnerable children receive routine vaccinations during the covid-19 outbreak and (b) provide a...

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on home visiting community phlebotomy for children with serious health conditions which require them to...

      Emergencies: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much Public Health England has spent on civil contingencies preparedness in each year since 2010.

      Vaccination: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of older people who have missed a routine vaccination as a result of shielding during...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase cancer (a) screening and (b) treatment.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to begin collecting data on the effect of cancelled ophthalmology services on patients.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to reduce the number of patients who miss their follow up ophthalmology appointments.

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk to the UK of the G4 EA H1N1 virus.

      Blood Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the risk covid-19 poses to people with blood cancer.

      Blood Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with blood cancer are (a) shielding and (b) of working age.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to address the number of screenings for breast cancer delayed following the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to address the number of cervical smear tests delayed following the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to address the numbers of screening tests for pancreatic cancer wrequired following the covid-19 outbreak.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 27 April, 15 May, and 18 June 2020 from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) forecasts and (b) modelling the Government has conducted on the potential effect of a second wave of covid-19 infections this...

      Children and Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to develop a cross-departmental recovery plan for children, young people and families affected...

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase public awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

      Rare Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of covid-19 on people with rare diseases; what steps he has taken to ensure access...

      Rare Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effect of covid-19 on the feasibility of delivering the UK Strategy for Rare Diseases; and whether...

      Obesity: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 July 2020 to Question 66169 on obesity, what steps the Government is taking to ensure its work on tackling...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with cancer have been offered a holistic needs assessment (HNA); and what steps he has taken to ensure that patients'...

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 28 July (HL6830), whether in their response to this question they will now provide figures for the...

    • USA: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those arriving into England from the United States must self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival; and if not, why not.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what countries and territories are currently under consideration for removal from their list of travel corridor exemptions in England.

  • Department for Education

    • Music: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expand the provision of communications technology and broadband so that children will have access to online music education...

    • Remote Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to simplify tender processes for education establishments to procure cloud-based virtual learning environments.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect that the review of children’s social care, set out in the Conservative Party's 2019 General Election manifesto, to commence.

      Disability and Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the review of special educational needs and disability, announced on 6 September 2019, will be published.

      Foster Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take in response (1) to the report by OFSTED Inspection profiles of the largest private and voluntary providers of children's homes and...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to list the additional data requirements on local authorities relating to children’s social care since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown.

      Free School Meals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in the National Food Strategy Part One report, published on 20 July, that free school meals should be...

      STEM Subjects: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to increase the diversity of students taking STEM subjects, in particular engineering.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the demand likely to be placed upon children’s social care services in the autumn.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many early years settings are registered in England; and of those, what proportion were open in the week beginning 13 July.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the re-opening of all registered early years settings in September.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Baroness Berridge on 17 June (HL Deb, col 2180), when they intend to respond to the proposal to ask supermarkets involved in...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Change of Use: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take to bring presently unused office spaces into use to provide housing for those who are unable to find safe places to live during...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Ragwort: Weed Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Ragwort Control Act 2003 in preventing and controlling the spread of ragwort on (1) privately owned...

  • Home Office

    • DNA: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many DNA profiles of individuals not convicted of any crime have been added to the National DNA Database since 2015.

    • Money Laundering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the current steps being taken to tackle money laundering in the UK.

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the (1) target, and (2) anticipated, processing time for those applying for indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether people who have been granted pre-settled status can remain in the United Kingdom with this status for five years, or whether they need to apply for settled...

      Immigration controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to revise the Immigration Rules by spring 2021; and what opportunities there will be for parliamentary scrutiny of any changes.

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the process for applying for indefinite leave to remain in the UK; and what...

      Gurpal Virdi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to conduct an independent investigation into racism experienced by former Metropolitan Police officer Gurpal Virdi.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances a person who possesses pre-settled status who re-applies for settled status at the end of their period of pre-settled status can be granted a...

      Entry Clearances: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 30 June (HL5815), whether (1) Arab, and (2) Jewish, citizens of Israel are treated in the...

      Honour Based Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 July (HL6592), how many cases of honour based abuse were reported in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020.

      Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will extend the Mandate Refugee Resettlement Scheme to include having siblings in the UK as a key factor for resettlement in cases where...

      Police and Crime Commissioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will invite the public to submit evidence to their Review of Police and Crime Commissioners; and, if so, what will be the deadline for submissions.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Strokes: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people died from a stroke in each of the last ten years; and of those, how many were aged (a) 60–69, (b) 70–79, (c) 80–89, and (d)...

    • Boundary Commissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost of the work of the four Parliamentary Boundary Commissions, from the passage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act 2011...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to use their powers under section 2(3) of the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014...

      House of Lords: Location

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer from Lord True to Lord Norton of Louth on 14 July (HL Deb, col 1546), when the information referred to will be provided to Lord Young of...

      Musicians: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that a future agreement with the EU on mode 4 (temporary entry for business purposes) is extended under a free trade agreement...

      Ministers: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that ministerial replies, both oral and written, are fact checked to ensure accuracy.

      Ministers: Vetting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the positive vetting procedures for ministers and special advisers; and whether any such plans will include a review of the impact...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority Annual Report on Major Projects 2019–20, published on 9 July, which categorised the HS2...

      House of Lords: Location

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord True on 14 July (HL Deb, cols 1542–6), whether any feasibility study or costings have been undertaken by the Cabinet Office on...

      Government Departments: York

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made toward establishing a government hub in York; which minister has overall responsibility for the project; and how they intend to update...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss the requirement for export declarations on goods moving between Northern Ireland and Great Britain as part of negotiations on the...

      Subversion: Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Robert Mueller Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election, published...

  • Treasury

    • Retail Trade: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take into account the multi-channel nature of retail sales when (1) undertaking their fundamental review of business rates, and (2) considering...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Import Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to apply tariffs on imported wines and spirits after the end of the transition period.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to amend the data subject rights of UK citizens under the General Data Protection Regulation after the end of the Brexit transition...

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