Written answers

Thursday, 20 August 2020

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Children's Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to allow soft play centres to reopen as covid-19 restrictions are eased.

    • Leisure: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with representatives from the children's indoor play sector on the steps that can be taken to...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which NHS Nightingale hospitals have admitted patients.

    • Hospitals: Lancashire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how often staff working at (1) Chorley and South Ribble Hospital, and (2) Preston Hospital, are tested for COVID-19.

      Chorley and South Ribble Hospital: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the pathology laboratory at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital is not being used for COVID-19 testing.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise public awareness about the long-term effects of COVID-19 experienced by some people who had only mild symptoms of the disease.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support those suffering long-term effects from COVID-19.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the cost to the NHS of the long-term health effects caused by COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role played by UK-based companies in addressing COVID-19.

      World Health Organisation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the World Health Organisation in their work to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Health Professions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS (1) doctors, (2) nurses, and (3) other workers, aged (a) 18–24, (b) 25–29, (c) 30–34, (d) 35–39, (e) 40 or more, years old...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend COVID-19 antigen testing to the entire population.

      Pregnancy Tests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received (1) from the Association for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests on behalf of families affected by Primados, and...

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans to use the private healthcare sector to help clear the backlog of healthcare cases caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Health services: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Immigration Health Surcharge exemption will extend to international volunteers from other countries working, or currently applying to work, in (1)...

      Pharmacy: Prescription Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much NHS England has saved since over the counter medicines were taken off the prescription list in 2018.

      Prescription Drugs: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have had to pay for an additional prescription each year if their medication has been recalled due to safety concerns in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3)...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people paid for a prescription each year in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, (4) 2018, and (5) 2019.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to suspend prescription charges with immediate effect for all people with long-term conditions in England.

      Health Services and Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for future (1) funding, and (2) planning, arrangements in the health and social care sector.

      Genetic Engineering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment has been made by NICE of the suitability of applying the 1.5 per cent non-reference discount rate for one time gene therapies that offer...

      Neurology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the recent survey by the Neurological Alliance, Restarting services for people with neurological conditions...

      NHS: Legal Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the £143.5 million for NHS legal costs listed on page 18 of the report by NHS Resolution, Annual report and accounts 2019/20, published on 16...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of how much the increase in daily reported COVID-19 cases can be attributed (1) to increased testing, and (2) to changes in natural prevalence.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Home Office on 6 July (HC Deb, col 717), when their public consultation on the use of...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many at-home abortions beyond 9 weeks and 6 days have been reported; and what was the gestational age of each, since the temporary order to allow them commenced.

      World Health Organisation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 22 July (HL6754), whether any agencies or other departments, including, but not limited to, the...

      Health Services: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their announcement on 21 July that public sector workers will receive above inflation pay rises, what assessment they have made of the impact of that...

      Ophthalmic Services: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the quality of service provided by optometrists; and what plans they have to review regulations regarding the provision of such...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of easing COVID-19-related restrictions in England on those who are (1) ill, and (2) disabled.

      Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a definition of “junk food” for the purposes of policy making; and if so, what that definition is.

      Ambulance Services: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of alcohol-related ambulance service callouts in each of the last four years in England.

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will next publish data on (1) NHS waiting lists, and (2) cancelled surgeries; and in what form.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use the Nightingale Hospitals for patients with COVID-19 in the event of a second wave of the disease in order to take the pressure off...

      Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will (1) measure, and (2) report on, the success of the policies outlined in their strategy Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live...

      Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be (1) the process, and (2) the timeline, for the expansion of weight management services available through the NHS announced in their strategy Tackling...

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund research into antimicrobial resistance following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU; how such funds will be allocated; and who will...

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