Written answers

Friday, 8 January 2021

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church Commissioners: Land

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 10 December 2020 to Question 125956, whether the Commissioners in collaboration...

    • Religious Buildings: Planning Permission

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps he is taking to support building development for historic places of worship.

      Religious Buildings: Poverty

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support available to places of worship in areas of high...

      Charitable Donations: Computer Software

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Church of England has made of the potential merits of establishing an app to enable...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Transplant Surgery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support his Department is providing to transplant recipients during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people tested for covid-19 were found to be asymptomatic in (a) Leicester East constituency and (b) the UK.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of covid-19 infections which can be attributed to contact in a hospitality setting.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the capacity is for (a) pillar I and (b) pillar II covid-19 tests.

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the funding allocated to councils for the Test and Trace Support Payment has been spent in (a) Cambridge, (b)...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the eligibility criteria for Test and Trace Support Payments to include people whose Test and Trace ID Reference...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Public Health England's guidance entitled, Personal protective equipment (PPE) – resource for care workers...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the OptiGene Direct RT-LAMP test, if he will publish the (a) clinical validity data and (b) results of the Southampton...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criminal background checks are undertaken against (a) covid-19 testing site workers who interact with children under 12 years old...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he made an assessment of the potential merits of awarding covid-19 test, track and trace contracts to local authorities before he...

      Serco: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to England’s Covid contact-tracing system, what criteria his Department used to award Serco a contract in relation...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of deaths taking place within 28 days of a positive covid test in each of the last six months had an unrelated primary...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Polymerase Chain Reaction tests after 45 cycles.

      Health Services and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether household members of health and social care workers will be prioritised for covid-19 testing.

      Coronavirus: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been available and what proportion of those tests have been used in (a) the North West, (b) Merseyside, (c)...

      Coronavirus: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the closure of the covid-19 testing site at Tipner in Portsmouth.

      Mental Health: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data is available on mental health outcomes for care leavers.

      Arthritis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2020 to Question 103607 on Arthritis: Medical Treatments, whether his Department plans to make an...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • AWACS: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many E-7 Wedgetail AWACS systems they plan to procure; and what is the anticipated delivery timescale of each such system.

    • AWACS: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Ministry of Defence’s single-source 20-year support contract for E-7 Wedgetail AWACS system meets the revised conditions on wider public...

      Navy: Military Exercises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which nations participated in the Royal Navy’s "Thursday Wars" during 2020.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Surrogate Motherhood

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration is given to the welfare of (1) women, and (2) children, when developing policy on surrogacy.

    • Coronavirus: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of the new variant of COVID-19 were recorded in (1) York, and (2) North Yorkshire, between, and inclusive of, 1 December and 30 December.

      Lung Diseases: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve pulmonary rehabilitation services; and what funding has been allocated to any such work in the 2020/21 financial year.

      Lung Diseases: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that patients with lung conditions can access health services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the medical training provided to staff administering COVID-19 tests to university students.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to reclaim monies paid to private sector companies involved in COVID-19 test and trace projects which have failed.

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