Written answers

Monday, 2 August 2021

  • Ministry of Defence

    • National Flagship: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the proposed Royal Yacht will be classified as a warship and its construction restricted to UK shipyards.

    • HMS Queen Elizabeth: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (a) when and (b) by whom was the decision made to allow the crew of HMS Queen Elizabeth off-ship during port visits during the covid-19 outbreak.

      National Flagship: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 16 June to Question 10178 on Royal Yacht: Procurement, whether the procurement framework for the new national flagship will...

      National Flagship: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the high level technical specification document for the UK’s national flagship that is available on request to potential...

      Kurds: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assistance his Department has provided to the Kurdish people to help tackle terrorist groups affecting those people.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Care Homes and Hospices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the guidance for visiting patients in (a) care homes and (b) hospices in...

    • Abortion: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has (a) commissioned or (b) plans to commission research on the health and welfare of women who have used...

      Abortion: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the Government decided to include home-administered early medical abortions in the Coronavirus Act 2020; what the...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the procedure is for updating abortion notification HSA4 forms in the event of additional complications occurring either after the...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that those suffering with terminal medical conditions have dignity at the end of their lives.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of PCR tests of arrivals from amber list countries have been sequenced for new variants in each month of...

      Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on reviewing the effect of EU withdrawal and the end of free movement on social care staffing levels.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2021 to Question 180586 on Travel: Quarantine, what estimate he has made of the number of people...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has plans to pay student nurses for the hours they have worked through their student placements during the...

      Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the impact assessment for the draft Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus)...

      Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Care on 13 July 2021, Official Report, column 270, on what date work on the impact...

      Plastics: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the volume of single-use plastics consumed through (a) PCR and (b) lateral flow covid-19 tests; and...

      Home Care Services: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a market failure in the domiciliary care sector on local authorities.

      Health Services and Social Services: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to support health and social care staff who have been asked to isolate and do not wish to participate in...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) NHS Test and Trace and (b) local public health teams have the (i) capacity and (b) resources...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the maximum daily covid-19 PCR testing capacity was at each regional testing centre in England for each month from January 2021 to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people who test positive for covid-19 on 19 July 2021 who will be (a) asymptomatic, (b)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the test and release strategy at preventing the spread of covid-19.

      Baroness Harding of Winscombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the register of gifts and hospitality relating to Baroness Harding of Winscombe in her role as Executive Chair of Test...

      Mental Health: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the finding that young people, particularly young women, have...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Cop26

    • EU External Trade: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the President of COP26, if the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism is on the agenda for COP26.

    • Community Development: Climate Change

      To ask the President of COP26, what engagement the Government has had with community groups on tackling the climate emergency ahead of COP26.

      Climate Change

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he is taking to further develop financial support to help prevent loss and damage as a result of climate change ahead of the COP26 summit.

      Climate Change: Treaties

      To ask the President of COP26, what assessment has he made of the (a) potential merits and (b) likelihood of an international agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees.

      Renewable Energy: Treaties

      To ask the President of COP26, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential merits and (b) likelihood of an international agreement to ensure global co-operation to transition to renewable...

  • Department for Transport

    • Hammersmith Bridge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect Hammersmith Bridge to be re-opened to vehicular traffic.

    • Great Musgrave Bridge: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Highways England about their work at Great Musgrave Bridge in Cumbria on why weight restrictions and repointing were not...

      Crossrail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the delays of Crossrail 1, (1) what were the reasons that the delay announced in August 2018 was not sufficient to prevent the subsequent...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Local Government: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide local authorities with clarity about their role in achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

    • Industry: Liverpool City Region

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to expand their Industrial Clusters Mission to other regions; and what consideration they have given to the Liverpool City...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their baseline assumption of 160 years for the lifetime of a new nuclear power station, as set out in the Environment Agency guidance on sea level rise, is...

      Heating

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when their proposed Heat and Buildings Strategy will be published.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the arrangements are for the COVID-19 pilot scheme in which Cabinet members may avoid self-isolating after being contact traced.

    • Musculoskeletal Disorders: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when all the musculoskeletal regional leads for NHS England will be (1) appointed, and (2) in post.

      Bone Diseases: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure adequate succession planning within the NHS for (1) osteoporosis, and (2) bone health specialists.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure musculoskeletal, fragility fractures and falls are being incorporated into Integrated Care Systems.

      Healthcare Assistants and Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many full time equivalent NHS contracts for (1) registered nurses, and (2) health care assistants, there were in hospital trusts and community trusts in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to communicate (1) to affected patients, and (2) to the general public, that there are many people in the UK for whom COVID-19 vaccines...

      Hospitals: Ventilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by the Secretary of State for Health on 12 July (HC Deb, col 26), what percentage of the £90 billion extra provided to the health and...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Billing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Group Accounting Manual 2020-21 published by the Department of Health and Social Care on 19 April, whether they consider that guidance requires in...

      Fractures: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the Getting it Right First Time programme will have in delivering improved levels of onward referral for...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent progress they have made in ensuring equality in cancer treatment across England.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have paid in the last two years to companies based in China manufacturing masks and other personal protective equipment; which such...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any recommendation from SAGE regarding continued mask-wearing after the lifting of other pandemic restrictions; and what...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are introducing a requirement for proof of vaccination in some indoor spaces from September and not immediately; and what assessment they have made about...

      Office for Health Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to complete the interview process for the post to lead the Office for Health Promotion.

      Office for Health Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure the cross-departmental coordination necessary for the functioning of the Office for Health Promotion; and whether this will involve...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of the (1) Sinovac, and (2) Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional cases of COVID-19 have been reported in those care homes approved by Care Quality Commission as ‘designated settings’ for...

      Lung Diseases: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many full time equivalent specialist respiratory community nurses were working in England to support patients with chronic respiratory conditions in each year...

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any possible correlation between patients being discharged from hospital with COVID-19 (1) to their own homes, and (2) subsequent...

      Osteoporosis: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Osteoporosis Nurse Specialists are currently in post in each of the NHS England regions.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) prisoners, and (2) prison staff, have been offered the COVID-19 vaccine to date; and how many of these have declined.

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have received about the level of vaccination required for (1) prisoners, and (2) prison officers, in order to prevent future outbreaks of COVID-19...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the confiscation by Israeli forces of a prefabricated building which served as a clinic in...

    • Vietnam: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have made with the government of Vietnam to provide for British nationals over 65 years of age in that country to receive COVID-19 injections.

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor, published on 2 July, that nine out of 10 children in the Gaza Strip...

      Edwardes College Peshawar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representation they have made to the government of Pakistan about the return of Edwardes College in Peshawar to the Church of Pakistan.

      Pakistan: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Pakistan’s Single National Curriculum and the impact that it will have on the education of religious minorities in Pakistan.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans UK

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to bring the delivery of veterans’ aftercare within the remit of Veterans UK.

    • Aftercare Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the terms of reference for the Ulster Defence Regiment and Royal Irish Aftercare Service review; when the review is due to conclude; and which...

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to cancel the Ajax programme; and what alternatives to that programme they are considering.

      Armed Forces Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had about the Armed Forces Bill with (1) the Northern Ireland Executive, and (2) individual Ministers within the Northern Ireland...

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how much they would have to pay of the contract with General Dynamics if the Ajax programme is cancelled.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Christians Against Poverty Shipshape or sinking ship?, published on 21 July, what plans they have to review whether social security meets...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Southern Water: Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government into what fund the fines levied against Southern Water by (1) Ofwat on 25 June 2019, and (2) the Environment Agency on 9 July, were paid; and what consideration...

    • EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported comments made by the Chief Executive of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations that the...

      Pets: Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to make pet theft a specific criminal offence.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many police officers are currently having to self-isolate after being COVID-19 contact traced, and (2) what is the total number of police officer working...

    • Proceeds of Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of Suspicious Activity Reports result in action by (1) police, or (2) other relevant authorities.

      Extinction Rebellion: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate they have made of the cost of policing Extinction Rebellion protests in (1) 2019, (2) 2020, and (3) 2021; and whether any of those costs...

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 19 July (HL1970), what estimate they have made of the absolute number of (1) people, and (2) businesses,...

      Religious Practice: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 April (HL15173) and 20 July (HL1825), whether they have assessed any mosques in the UK for...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 19 July (HL1969), on which specific pages of the National Cyber Security Centre's website their...

    • Email: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 19 July (HL1969), what proportion of the 6,500,000 reports received by the Suspicious Email Reporting...

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