Written answers

Friday, 16 April 2021

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 102133, tabled by the Hon. Member for Edmonton on 12 October 2020.

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 151588, on Speech and Language Therapy, tabled on 9 February 2021 by the hon. Member for Swansea West.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 11 December 2020 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, reference ZA54827, regarding the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 3 December 2020 from the hon. Member for High Peak, reference RL10735.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 8 January 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, reference ZA55025, on a...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 27 November 2020 from the hon. Member for High Peak, reference RL15338.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 25 January 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire on the rollout of the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on advertising covid-19 restrictions.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 25 January 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire on the rollout of the covid-19...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 20 November 2020 on isolation payments, reference ZA54482.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire dated 29 January on a constituent's vaccine grouping,...

      Patients: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Learning from Deaths programme, what plans he has to undertake a national inquiry into unresolved historical cases.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 27 October 2020 on Nightingale hospitals, reference...

      Coronavirus: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) he and (b) his Ministers have visited a long covid clinic to date.

      Patients: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Learning from Deaths programme, what the timeframe is for the establishment of the new board; and when the first...

      Clinical Psychologists: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase the number of clinical psychology training places beyond 2020-21.

      Patients: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Learning from Deaths programme, what plans he has to publish a new framework for investigating deaths.

      Coronavirus: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to local authorities to help people suffering from poor mental health as a result of the...

      Epilepsy: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to advise (a) schools, (b) colleges and (c) universities on the mental health needs of children and young people...

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the finding in the report published in December 2020 by NHS Digital, entitled Health Survey for England 2019 Eating...

  • Department for Education

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the £11.6 billion committed by the Government to international climate finance between...

    • Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much and what proportion of the UK's total Official Development Assistance budget was allocated to sexual and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Army’s Armoured Vehicle capacity.

    • Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to issue the invitation to tender for the Fleet Solid Support Ships; and what steps he will take to ensure the use of British steel in...

      Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department classifies offshore patrol vessels as warships.

      Shipping: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Royal Navy personnel, (b) Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel and (c) other civilians who will be part of the...

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of evaluation criteria for the Type 31 were attributed to social value.

      Nuclear Submarines: Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many retired Royal Navy nuclear submarines HMNB Devonport has capacity for.

      Minesweepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the retirement date is of the Royal Navy's mine hunters.

      Portsmouth Dockyard: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment his Department has made of the proportion of his Department's overall emissions of HM Naval Base Portsmouth; and what steps his...

      Ministry of Defence: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how his Department measures its contribution towards the Government's emissions targets; and if his Department will publish what the volume of its...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Government’s response to the Selous Report, Living in our Shoes – understanding the needs of UK Armed Forces families,...

      Defence: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish details on the performance management framework included in the Future Defence Infrastructure Services Programme.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Government’s response to the Selous Report, Living in our shoes - Understanding the needs of UK armed forces families,...

      Singapore: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of upgrades to the UK's defence footprint in Singapore over the last five years.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether components for the F-35b aircraft manufactured in the US will be subject to ITAR.

      Ministry of Defence: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which personnel will be placed in charge of the Intellectual Property strategies referred to on page 32 of the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy,...

      Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what processes are in place for his Department to consult with industry before entering international arrangements with the potential to lead to the...

      Ministry of Defence: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the Intellectual Property strategies referred to on page 32 of the Government's Defence and Security Industrial Strategy, published...

      Indo-Pacific Region: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 5.22 on page 32 of his Department's report, Defence in a competitive age, CP411, published in March 2021, how the UK plans...

      Army: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK's security of the decision to reduce the number of troops in the Army; and if he will make...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to consult (a) people with disabilities and (b) representative groups on any developments of her Department's...

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of companies that are signed up to the Disability Confident Scheme; and what assessment she...

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of recognising long covid as a disability.

      Employment: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of people with epilepsy entering employment.

      Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of giving British Sign Language (BSL) full legal recognition; and whether the Government...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fishing Vessels: Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to help secure (a) existing investment in the distant waters fishing fleet on Humberside and (b)...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on using Gibraltar to host a UK asylum processing centre.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2020 to Question 11509 on Asylum, if he will publish the terms of reference for the completed review...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans are in place to communicate immigration reforms to potential asylum seekers in the most commonly spoken native languages of those...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will commission a review into the accuracy of information given by Government Departments in the aftermath of the 1971 bombing of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of her Department’s trade policy on the protection...

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to improve access for UK exporters to high growth global markets.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to improve access for UK exporters to high growth global markets.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with UK trade partners on inserting clauses on environmental standards into future trade deals.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Musicians: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on bilateral negotiations with individual EU member states on reciprocal touring rights for musicians.

    • Social Media: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to reduce misinformation on social media.

      British Red Cross: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will estimate the amount of Government funding donated to the British Red Cross Charity in the last ten years.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Burlington House

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to meet with the Courtyard Societies of Burlington House to ensure that they remain based at their current premises.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Travel: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding for COVID-19 (1) hotel quarantine accommodation, and (2) quarantine testing, for (a) not-for-profit organisations and...

    • Urinary Tract Infections: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of intermittent self-catheterisation with single use catheters on the level of hospital admissions in England for...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to introduce legislation to facilitate face-to-face visits between people in residential care homes and persons...

      Kidney Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the NHS about updating the National Tariff Payment for dialysis to encourage greater uptake of home haemodialysis...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a national COVID-19 helpline, accessible in multiple languages, (1) to support and advise the public on the benefits of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to administer COVID-19 vaccinations in prisons and other places of custody.

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