Written answers

Mawrth, 16 Ebrill 2024

  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport

    • Youth Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to provide adequate funding for the youth sector (a) workforce and (b) infrastructure needed to...

    • British Youth Council: UK Youth Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the closure of the British Youth Council on the Youth Parliament.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disability: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of the working age population who are disabled in (a) the East Midlands and...

    • Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions his Department has had with the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council on classification as an industrial injury of...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2024 to Question 15320 on Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Mining, for what reason not all...

      Work Capability Assessment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of proposed changes to Work Capability Assessments on people with Parkinson's disease.

      Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any (a) public and (b) private sector employer has been reported to the Health and Safety Executive for failure to abide by health and...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many starts have been recorded for the Youth Offer in (a) South Holland and the Deepings constituency and (b) Lincolnshire as of 25 March 2024.

      Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Health and Safety Executive is investigating (a) public and (b) private sector employers for failure to abide by health and safety...

      Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2024 to Question 19031 on Universal Credit: Housing, for what reason there are different qualifying...

      Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Health and Safety Executive pursued prosecution of (a) public and (b) private sector employers for failure to abide by health and...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people pay the full child maintenance costs for which they are liable.

      Social Security Benefits: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Prevention of Future Deaths Reports have related to (a) universal credit and (b) other benefits in each of the last five years.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if his Department will take steps to ensure that information on how to challenge decisions is available through the Child Maintenance Service...

      State Retirement Pensions: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the PHSO report on changes to women’s State Pension age, published on 21 March 2024, if he will implement its...

      State Pension Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to amend the State Pension Regulations 2015 to allow deferred pension entitlement accrued by individuals not (a) married and...

      State Pension Regulations 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the provisions of the State Pension Regulations 2015 which prevent individuals from...

      AEA Group: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Third Report of the Work and Pensions Committee of 2023-24 on Defined benefit pension schemes, HC 144, published on 26...

      Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people opted out of auto-enrolment workplace pension schemes in each of the last ten years for which figures are available.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the (a) Integrated Risk and Intelligence Service, (b) Enhanced Checking Service, (c) Risk Review Team, (d) Enhanced Review Teams, (e)...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any of the claim detection criteria in the targeted case review system are applied by or operated through artificial intelligence,...

      Financial Assistance Scheme and Pension Protection Fund: Inflation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of levels of inflation on the real term valuation of pensions under the (a) Financial...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Official Visits

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, how many foreign officials have been granted special mission status to visit the UK in each year since 2011; and if he...

    • Oil: Imports

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what estimate he has made of the number of companies importing oil from the Rosneft owned Vadinar refinery in India.

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, whether he plans to take steps to encourage companies that extract fossil fuels to contribute to the loss and damage...

      Summit for Democracy

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what outcomes were agreed at the third Summit for Democracy held in Seoul on 18 to 20 March.

      Uganda: Civil Liberties

      To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what discussions he has had with his Ugandan counterpart on the (a) arrests and (b) treatment of people campaigning...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Microplastics: Water Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of wastewater treatment plants in removing microplastics from...

    • Fly-tipping: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to help tackle fly tipping in rural areas.

      Farmers: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of payments made to farmers by the Rural Payments Agency in (a) Lincolnshire...

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Business and Trade to reduce exports of plastic waste.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to include the commitment to reduce plastic waste exports in his negotiating priorities for...

      Plastics: Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to publish data on the amount of plastic burnt in incinerators each year.

      Plastics: Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce levels of incineration of plastic.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to introduce a moratorium on new incineration capacity in the UK.

      Housing: Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2023 to Question 181086 on Housing: Sewers, on what date the Department will launch its...

      Air Pollution: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she is taking to improve air quality around schools.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many allegations of bullying have been made against Ministers by staff in his Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Development Aid: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to increase aid to organisations that employ game wardens.

  • Department for Education

    • Regional Schools Commissioners: Finance and Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the annual budget is for regional schools commissioners, per commissioner per region in each financial year since 2014-15; and how many staff...

    • Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make it her policy to publish additional non-statutory guidance on religious education syllabus content in schools.

      Free School Meals: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of the reasons for which some disabled children cannot (a) eat and (b) access free...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether her Department has issued guidance to independent music education hubs on the removal of additional top-up funding for pension contributions...

      Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will update guidance for schools on mitigating poor air quality.

      Non-teaching Staff: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will hold discussions with (a) local authorities and (b) academy trusts on increasing the level of pay above the statutory minimum wage for...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will review the School Admissions Code.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding her Department has allocated to support teachers through (a) subject knowledge enhancement courses for trainees, (b) Oak National Academy...

      Nuisance Calls: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of threatening calls that were made to schools in (a) Romford constituency and (b) the UK in the...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the level of (a) qualification and (b) experience of staff employed through teacher supply...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the decision to create 43 Hub Lead Organisations by Arts Council England on the future of (a)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 December to Question 5944 on Defence Equipment, when he plans to send the response letter to the Rt hon. Member for Garston...

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of single living accommodation bed spaces that meet building regulation standards.

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press release entitled Capability boost for UK's global military operations as contract confirmed for new Chinook, published by...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Defence Procurement in response to the question from the hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent on 25...

  • Home Office

    • Sleeping Rough: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many 16 to 25 year olds have been arrested for rough sleeping under the Vagrancy Act.

    • Demonstrations: Loughborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) safe and (b) peaceful protests can take place outside the Envigo laboratory in Loughborough.

      Shoplifting: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has had recent discussions with the police on taking steps to help tackle shoplifting in rural areas.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Trastuzumab Deruxtecan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NICE is taking steps to make Enhertu available to the National Health Service to treat incurable HER2-low secondary breast cancer.

    • Trastuzumab Deruxtecan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make a comparative assessment of the adequacy of the reasons the (a) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has...

      Mental Health Services: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps she has taken to help reduce waiting times for child and adolescent mental health services in Stockport constituency.

      Sodium Valproate: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what her planned timetable is for publishing a response to the Hughes Report on compensation for patients damaged by sodium valproate,...

      Neurodiversity: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will commission research into the impact of (a) autism and (b) ADHD on women.

      Autism: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will commission research into the reasons for which autistic women are more likely to suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder...

      Neurodiversity: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will commission research into the impact of hormonal changes on neurodiverse women throughout their lives.

      Vitamin B12

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make it her policy to allow pharmacies to sell vitamin B12 injections.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of using breast density assessment software at women's first...

      Mental Health Services: Wellingborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department is taking to support the recruitment and retention of mental health specialists in Wellingborough constituency.

      Social Services: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of variations in access to appropriate social care provision to enable independent...

      HIV Infection: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding her Department plans to provide for research and development into HIV in the (a) 2024-25 and (b) 2025-26 financial year.

      HIV Infection: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding her Department has provided for research and development into a (a) cure and (b) vaccine for HIV in each year since 2019.

      Genetics: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in the South West have been eligible for pre-implantation genetic testing for monogenic disorders in each of the last...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what his planned timetable is to respond to the call for evidence entitled Leaseholder-owned buildings (11m+ or 5 storeys+).

    • Rented Housing: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle anti-social behaviour committed by tenants living in rented properties.

      Private Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what information his Department holds on the proportion of private rental properties that do not meet the decent homes...

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make a comparative assessment between the adequacy of his Department's funding for economic development in the...

      Homelessness: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has had discussions with the devolved Administrations on how they support veterans at risk of...

  • Treasury

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff in his Department work on child benefit.

    • Audiobooks: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the compatibility of the (a) Government’s policy on charging VAT on audiobooks and (b) provisions of the Equality...

  • Department for Transport

    • Stockport Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential impact of increasing funding for Stockport railway station on the local economy.

    • Bus Services: Public Service Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 20th July 2023 to Question 194351 on Bus Services: Public Service Obligations, when his Department plans to issue new...

  • Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

  • Department for Business and Trade

    • Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business and Trade, with reference to Table 2.4 of the UK strategic export controls annual report 2022, published on 19 July 2023, HC1681, what the (a)...

  • Department for Science, Innovation and Technology

    • Digital Technology: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what the annual budget is of the inter-ministerial group on tackling digital exclusion.

    • Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, what steps her Department is taking to protect the UK's network infrastructure, in the context of the adequacy of whereabouts...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gaza: World Food Programme

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the World Food Programme's ability to scale up its humanitarian operation in Gaza.

    • UNRWA: Equipment

      To ask His Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported sale of equipment imported by UNRWA to (1) Hamas, and (2) Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

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