Written answers

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) representatives from HS2 Ltd, (b) Cabinet colleagues and (c) other relevant organisations on accelerating...

    • Electric Vehicles: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support he will make available to people without access to off-street parking to transition to electric vehicles.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on coordinating rapid charging infrastructure for electric vehicles throughout the UK.

      Taxis: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he had the (a) Home Secretary and (b) Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government prior to his announcement on...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure that communities receive an equitable distribution of charging points in the the transition to electric vehicles.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) studies and (b) other research reports that his Department holds on the presence of viable covid-19 virus in...

    • Stem Cells: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) raise awareness among the general public and (b) help reduce waiting times for people...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason only £6 million of the £40 million in funding allocated for brain tumour research has been allocated to such...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timescale is for updating the National Genomic Test Directory for 2020-21 for genomic tests commissioned by the NHS in England...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made in the development and implementation of pan-cancer testing panels as part of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on genomic testing capacity for cancer within the NHS Genomic...

      Diabetes and Obesity: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Public Health England's report, Disparities in the risk and outcomes of covid-19, published in June 2020, what meetings...

      Vaccination: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle misinformation on vaccines online, and if he will make a statement.

      Facebook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his recent meeting with Facebook’s Vice-President for Global Affairs and Communications, whether Section 230 of...

      Facebook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his recent meeting with Facebook’s Vice-President for Global Affairs and Communications, what the outcomes of...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed to care for adults in the NHS in each month from 2010 to 2018.

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report entitled, Tackling racial harassment: Universities challenged, published in...

    • National Retraining Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress is being made on the roll-out of the National Retraining Scheme; how many people (a) that scheme has been rolled out to and (b) have...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools originally chose to be early adopters of the Early Years Foundation Stage reforms when first invited on 20 January 2020; how many of...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to end the post code as a determining factor of access to English for Speakers of Other Languages provision.

      Digital Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2020 to Question 72909 on Department for Education: Cybercrime and Digital Technology, how much funding his...

      ICT: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money his Department has spent on digital inclusion for adults in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Hebron: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterparts on reports of the recent demolition of a Palestinian...

    • Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations (a) he has and (b) officials of his Department have made to the Government of Bahrain on...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the article published in Science of the Total Environment in June 2020, entitled, London's river of...

    • Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has issued to (a) food and drink wholesalers and (b) redistribution organisations to minimise...

      Clean Air Zones and Low Emission Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of increasing the number of (a) Clean Air and (b) Low...

      Clothing: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the names of the retailers that have least 1 per cent of UK retail sales by volume who are not...

      Air Pollution: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will include a target date for implementing WHO air quality standards in the Environment Bill.

      Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much has been raised by the plastic bag levy in each year since that scheme was introduced.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the timeframe is for the introduction of the Deposit Return Scheme in England.

      Beaches and Countryside: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much additional funding his Department has provided for the clean up of beaches and local beauty spots since the...

      Imports: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce the level of carbon emissions embedded in goods imported to the UK.

      Clothing: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent the use of (a) incineration and (b) landfill for unsold clothing suitable for (i) reusing...

      Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many single-use plastic bags have been sold in each year since the levy on plastic bags was introduced.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to make autism training for police officers mandatory.

    • Police: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of racism in British policing.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Domestic Abuse: Northern Ireland

      What discussions he has had with groups supporting victims of domestic violence in Northern Ireland during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Coronavirus: Northern Ireland

      What steps the Government is taking to support the recovery of the Northern Ireland economy after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      What recent discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the UK’s approach to implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol.

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      What discussions his Department has had with (a) victims groups and (b) other key stakeholders in Northern Ireland on the development of the Government's proposals on addressing Northern Ireland...

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to minimise the costs to Northern Ireland businesses of complying with the requirements of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

  • Treasury

    • Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the Scotch Whisky industry to the (a) public purse and (b) economy; and if he will he make a...

    • Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the technical consultation on reform of Small Brewers Relief will be launched.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary State for Environment. Food and Rural Affairs on the potential merits of carbon border adjustments for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 20 April 2020 on furlough for agency or bank staff at NHS...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential effect of the...

    • Dormant Assets Distribution Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate he has made of the value of dormant (a) stocks, (b) shares, (c) bonds and (d) insurance policies...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the first urgent dental care centre in England was established.

    • Blood: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the acute shortage of intravenous immunoglobulin since 2018, (2) the impact of COVID-19 on the supply of that...

      Gastrointestinal System: Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the review by François Trotten of the University of Lille and Harry Sokel of the Sorbonne Université Potential Causes...

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