Written answers

Thursday, 1 April 2021

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason there is no mass covid-19 vaccination centre in Yorkshire; and whether his Department plans to open a mass covid-19...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to complete the administration of first and second covid-19 vaccines to people in priority groups one and two prior to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the format of the letters of invitation to national vaccination hubs to clarify (a) the location of the proposed...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) local authorities and b) the Mayor of London on access to local data for the national covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish weekly data on the numbers and proportion of (a) directly employed prison staff, (b) non-directly employed people who...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      "To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on that country's distribution of covid-19 vaccines to neighbourhood...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department uses to determine the geographical distribution of covid-19 vaccines.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS/ME) are being offered the covid-19 vaccine in some areas of the country and not...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to follow the recommendation of the British Society of Immunology on the need to provide strong and clear messaging to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish the gender breakdown of the number of (a) white or white British, (b) other white background, (c) Irish,...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people without access to a (a) telephone or (b) computer can receive notice of their covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) community nurses, (b) district nurses, (c) emergency practitioners and (d) other community healthcare workers have the same...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to deliver accessible (a) information, (b) appointments and (c) venues for the covid-19 vaccine for...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to encourage the public to receive annual inoculations of the covid-19 vaccine following the first two doses.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including household members living with a person particularly vulnerable to...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of (a) prisoners and (b) prison officers have been vaccinated against covid-19 as at 9 February 2021.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what type of covid-19 vaccine doses were (a) delivered to and (b) administered in prisons in England and Wales between 1...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether retired General Practitioners have been asked to assist and develop the efficient delivery of the covid-19 vaccination programme.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the priority given to members of the public with severe allergic conditions under the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on the prioritisation of the covid-19 vaccination...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will launch a national campaign to educate the public on the safety and benefits of the covid-19 vaccines.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and have severe needle phobia to receive the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the people over the age of 85 who have not been vaccinated (a) have an NHS number and (b) come from a BAME background.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on estimating the volume of wastage of covid-19 vaccines resulting from restrictions on the re-use...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of how medical waste created by the covid-19 vaccine rollout will be disposed of.

      Coronavirus: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of transparent face coverings compared to cloth face coverings in protecting against...

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2020 to Question 128690 on health services: private sector, if he will publish the (a) total cost...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2020 to Question 122736, when he plans to respond to the joint letter from the British Dental...

      Parkinson's Disease: Health Services and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help improve (a) medical research into Parkinson’s disease and (b) care for people with...

      Dementia: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the change in the number of people with dementia who have been prescribed anti-psychotics during the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Government Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser from (a) 1 March 2020 to 31 May 2020, (b) 1 June 2020 to 31...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of issuing guidance to ensure that by 1 March essential caregivers can visit...

      Spondyloarthritis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of NICE Quality Standard 170 on spondyloarthritis in reducing delays in diagnosis for...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of reduced visitor access on the levels of (a) loneliness and (b) mental ill health...

      Nurses: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which NHS trusts in London provide staff accommodation for registered nurses.

      Dementia: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that social care needs are met (a) without people losing their family principal...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason it was not possible to respond to Question 167173 tabled by the hon. Member for Forest of Dean by the named day deadline.

      Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Infection Control Fund on supporting care homes with their infection prevention control...

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the rate of pay for registered nurses who have come out of retirement to...

      Autism and Learning Disability: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department undertake a national review of existing commissioning arrangements for (a) autistic people and (b) people with learning...

      HIV Infection: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of undertaking a review of the provision of mental health support services for people...

      HIV Infection: Drugs and Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) availability of mental health services and (b) adherence to HIV medication among...

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will require the Competition and Markets Authority formally assesses the offers made by universities for the 2020-21 student intake.

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment he has made of the performance of (a) academy trusts and (b) maintained schools during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to paragraph 102 of the Skills for Jobs: Lifelong Learning for Opportunity and Growth White Paper, published in January 2021, when he...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Iran: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support freedom of religion in Iran.

    • Iraq: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support freedom of religion in Iraq.

      Syria: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support freedom of religion in Syria.

      Eritrea: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support freedom of religion in Eritrea.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Nature Conservation: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of damage to Local Wildlife Sites by prospective developers, prior to applications...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities are adequately resourced to communicate key messages to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Trade with EU: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent representations he has received on (a) delays and (b) no delivery of goods exported to EU member...

    • 10 Downing Street: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what records his Department holds on the use of UK-produced steel in the construction of the briefing room in...

  • Department for Transport

    • Ferries: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the effect of the UK’s departure from the EU on ferry crossings from Ireland to Welsh ports since 1 January.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Local Government: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resources local authorities will need to replace fossil fuel heating in their buildings and housing stock to meet the...

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that (1) electricity networks have capacity to facilitate the mass rollout of electric vehicles, and (2) the process...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of Seasonal Coefficient of Performance which is achieved by air and ground source heat pumps in real-life installations...

      Horizon Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will announce how much funding they will contribute as part of the UK's participation in Horizon Europe.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the cuts to UK Research and Innovation funding on (1) the role of the UK in supporting the global health response...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Official Development Assistance research projects, including those under the Global Challenges Research Fund are (1) being cut, or (2) having funding...

      Horizon Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to fund the UK's participation in the Horizon Europe research programme.

      Horizon Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain funding for the UK's participation in the Horizon programme at the same level as that before the UK's departure from the EU; and...

      Horizon Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on research outcomes of using funds from UK Research and Innovation to contribute to Horizon Europe.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Prime Minister on 8 July 2020 (HC Deb, col 964) that they will “invest massively in our care homes and in our care...

    • Public Health: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to reverse the real terms cuts to public health grants for local authorities, and (2) to maintain the amount allocated for public health...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the attainment gap between ethnic minority university students and other university students.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Rwanda: Economic Situation and Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political and economic situation in Rwanda.

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the demolition of Palestinian homes in Al-Bustan, East Jerusalem, and (2) the displacement of Palestinian residents from that...

      Palestinians: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of Palestinians living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories to participate in the Palestinian elections scheduled...

      Atef Yousef Hanaysha

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel concerning the reported killing of Atef Yousef Hanaysha by Israeli forces during a...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of Palestinian families in the West Bank being attacked by Israeli settlers; what steps they will take to...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Israel is planning to remove 37 Palestinian households from the Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan areas of...

      Trident Missiles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of lifting the cap on the number of Trident nuclear warheads the UK can stockpile with their obligations under...

      Election Observers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which international elections the UK has sent observers in each year from 2015 to 2020.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Russia: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Prime Minister last spoke to (1) the President of Russia, and (2) the President of China, about the military presence of those countries within the Arctic...

    • Frigates: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many frigates they plan to be in commission on (1) 1 April 2026, and (2) 1 April 2027.

      Indo-Pacific Region: Navy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to establish a permanent naval force in the (1) Indian, and (2) Pacific, oceans; if so, where they intend to establish dockyards to...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the financial contributions made by (1) the Crown Dependencies, and (2) Overseas Territories, to the annual defence budget of the United...

      Penally Camp

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Ministry of Defence will use Penally training camp once it is returned to them by the Home Office on 21 March.

  • Home Office

    • Georgia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are is taking to agree a visa-free facilitation regime with the government of Georgia.

    • Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to relocate all asylum seekers who are housed at Napier Barracks.

      Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the number of residents at Napier Barracks and Penally training camp has reduced since 12 March; how many residents have tested positive for COVID-19; and...

      Overseas Students: Myanmar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Myanmar citizens are currently in the UK on student visas.

      Common Travel Area: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have taken to ensure that people who are not permitted to enter the UK are prevented entry when they seek to enter...

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