Written answers

Monday, 11 October 2021

  • Home Office

    • Migrant Workers: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the food and drink sector's proposal for a covid recovery visa scheme.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Construction: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of skills shortages in the construction industry on progress in delivering...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the level of funding awarded to Clinical Commissioning Groups on regional health...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on the delivery of covid-19 vaccinations for people who have a needle phobia.

      Influenza: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to prevent the spread of the winter flu; and whether he plans to introduce public health measures to prevent its...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the organisations participating in the daily covid-19 testing pilot.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the recognition of covid-19 vaccines administered in Saudi Arabia for use on the NHS Covid pass.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he made of the adequacy of contraceptive funding required to meet need (a) nationally and (b) in Kingston upon...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to allow patients with primary care records of covid-19 vaccines received overseas to view their vaccine status...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities plans to take prioritise women’s sexual and reproductive healthcare,...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which companies and organisations (a) are taking and (b) have previously taken part in the covid-19 daily contact testing pilot scheme.

      Travel Restrictions: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the evidence that supports the placement of Turkey on the covid-19 red list for...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what targeted support his Department is putting in place during stage 4 of the coronavirus roadmap from 19 July 2021 for people with...

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 August 2021 to Question 16063 on Disease Control, for what reason he cannot reveal information that relates...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will pilot a programme of supported conversations for people working in social care to determine how a greater take up of the...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to review its current guidance on the need for individuals to quarantine after arriving from France.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the effect the cancellation of the Valneva covid-19 vaccine order during the trial of that vaccine on...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis is for the decision that adults who have received both doses of a covid-19 vaccine in the UK will need to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the data collected by the ZOE COVID Symptom Study which found that runny nose, headache, sneezing and sore throat are...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has any plans to impose temporary lockdowns in October 2021.

      NHS Test and Trace: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average daily cost is of a consultant employed to support NHS Test and Trace; and how many consultants were employed to support...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the support that is available to meet the needs of clinically extremely vulnerable...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) clarify the rationale and (b) make available the data that informed the decision for people returning from France...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the rate of transmission of covid-19 between (a) people who know each other and...

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has ordered doses of the covid-19 monoclonal antibody treatment Sotrovimab produced by GSK.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason a resident of a quarantine hotel who has had rats in their room is required to pay for the full price for that accommodation.

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has (a) funded or (b) has plans to fund the development of the antiviral treatment for covid-19 Pfizer’s...

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is (a) funding or (b) plans to fund the development of emerging covid-19 antibody therapy drugs (i) Ronapreve,...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of 27 July 2021 to Question 36588 on Tobacco, if he will publish his planned timetable for publication of the...

      Coronavirus: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department made of the reasons for vaccine hesitancy in advance of mandating the covid-19 vaccine in care homes.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to mandate the NHS, integrated care systems and local authorities to (a) commission collaboratively and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on arrangements for UK citizens to access the EU covid-19 pass.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Food Standards Agency oversight of the provision of allergen information by home-based...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure there is a sufficient supply of flu vaccinations for elderly and clinically vulnerable citizens.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what figures his Department holds on the amount spent by local authorities in England on providing counselling advice and support for...

      Mental Health Services and Social Services: Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the CQC, NHS, local authorities, care providers and other relevant organisations...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether British citizens residing overseas who have been double vaccinated abroad and want to return to the UK from amber list countries...

      Social Services: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities where people are placed in care are undertaking their statutory Care...

      Loans: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to make available long-term zero interest loans to people who cannot afford the upfront costs of managed...

      Mental Health Services: Health and Social Care Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Health and Social Care Levy allocation process will adhere to the commitments of the Mental Health Investment Standard.

      Smoking: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State and Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's data on vaping published on 4 March 2020 and 23 February 2021 which show that the number of people...

      Chronic Illnesses: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of involving mental health practitioners in the care of people with (a) Parkinson's...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department used to inform the quarantine rules for people travelling internationally without a double covid-19...

      Chronic Illnesses: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to help ensure that mental health support is integrated with physical healthcare support for people with (a)...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2021 to Question 37509 NHS: Emergencies, for what reason the Government does not collect...

      Social Services: Task Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, wither reference to the debate on Covid-19: Effect on retirement communities held in Westminster Hall on 1 July 2021, what assessment he...

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of life for those suffering with Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on its work on NHS pensions to remove disincentives for professionals to stay in their professions...

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department monitors waiting times for treatment for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder.

      Skin Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish (a) the latest data on waiting times for a dermatology appointment in England and (b) comparable data for the last...

      Hyperactivity: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing (a) a single, established dataset to monitor referrals for...

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS Trusts including Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust have been asked to submit cheaper proposals for their proposed hospital rebuilds.

      Coronavirus: Mental Health and Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the covid-19 outbreak and associated lockdowns on the (a) mental health and (b) suicide...

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to increase the amount of money recovered from foreign nationals using the NHS.

      Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve NHS treatment provision for patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the technical specifications for the iProov vaccine passport in respect of that system comparing facial data with...

      Respiratory System: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policies of the US Food & Drug Administration Safety...

      Medical Treatments: Radioisotopes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) support the rollout of nuclear medicines across the NHS and (b) prevent regional variations in access to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • British Museum: Ethiopia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to request that the British Museum (1) de-accession 11 Ethiopian altar tablets (tabots) which they have held since 1868, and (2)...

    • Musicians: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the ability of (a) under-25s, (b) musicians from less privileged socio-economic backgrounds, and (c) working-class musicians,...

      Libraries: Electronic Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce loan schemes at libraries for electronic devices to encourage citizens to become more digitally capable.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of support provided by major online gambling companies to tackle problem gambling.

      Information Commissioner's Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where the money is directed if a company is fined for failing to report a data breach of personal information to the Information Commissioner's Office.

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