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1041344
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
answering body
Home Office more like this
answering dept id 1 more like this
answering dept short name Home Office more like this
answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
hansard heading High Rise Flats: Fires more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of fires in (a) publicly and (b) privately owned high rise residential blocks in each of the last 20 years. more like this
tabling member constituency Croydon Central more like this
tabling member printed
Sarah Jones more like this
uin 208350 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Home Office do not hold this information.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner more like this
answering member printed Mr Nick Hurd more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T17:39:12.807Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T17:39:12.807Z
answering member
1561
label Biography information for Mr Nick Hurd more like this
tabling member
4631
label Biography information for Sarah Jones more like this
1042203
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Food: Labelling more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text When his Department plans to respond to its consultation entitled Food labelling: amending laws. more like this
tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
tabling member printed
Jo Swinson more like this
uin 908633 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Defra intends to provide a summary of responses and the Government response by 7 February as set out on the consultation web page.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Macclesfield more like this
answering member printed David Rutley more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T17:46:13.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T17:46:13.467Z
answering member
4033
label Biography information for David Rutley more like this
tabling member
1513
label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1042204
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
answering body
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept id 13 more like this
answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
hansard heading Nature Conservation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text What recent discussions he has had with the Foreign Secretary on the protection of endangered species. more like this
tabling member constituency North East Hampshire more like this
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Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
uin 908630 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Ministers regularly meet with the Foreign Secretary to discuss international species conservation issues. Our close working delivered the highly successful Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference in London in October last year, which brought together global leaders to drive forward action to end this despicable trade. Our ban on ivory sales through the Ivory Act is one of the toughest in the world and demonstrates our joint leadership to galvanise action around the world.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T16:14:23.503Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:14:23.503Z
answering member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
tabling member
4498
label Biography information for Mr Ranil Jayawardena more like this
1041226
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Railways: Franchises more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to amend the rail franchise bidding process and franchise specification to require bidders for a franchise to assess the scope for utilising unused capacity at certain times of day on passenger services for the carriage of lower volume and higher value freight. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Randerson more like this
uin HL12808 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Government is committed to transporting more goods by rail and we support the carriage of goods on passenger trains. Our Rail Freight Strategy, published in September 2016, identified the opportunity for the use of space on passenger rail services to transport goods.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Transport’s freight and franchising teams are working closely to ensure that current and future freight flows are properly considered as part of the franchise design process. We encourage passenger operators to explore innovative ways to exploit the carriage of goods on passenger services, and would be supportive of proposals to do so in the bidding process.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-01-17T11:52:22.397Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T11:52:22.397Z
answering member
4584
label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
tabling member
4230
label Biography information for Baroness Randerson more like this
1041248
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Drugs more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department's plans to ensure the supply of medicines in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal (a) have been or (b) will be subjected to an independent evaluation. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 208297 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Department’s plans to ensure the supply of medicines in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal have been subject to scrutiny by a number of Parliamentary Committees, including the Public Accounts Committee, the Health and Social Care Committee, the EU Exit Committee and the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee. The Department is also working closely with suppliers, their supply chains, health services and devolved administrations to maintain the continuity of medicines supply in a ‘no deal’ EU exit scenario.</p><p> </p><p>We are unable to publish the list of medicines requested. To reassure participating companies, we have committed to treating all information received confidentially, securely and to using it only for the purposes of the Department’s contingency programme. That means not introducing information about a specific company, medicine or supply route into the public domain.</p><p> </p><p>On 23 August 2018, the Department wrote to all pharmaceutical companies that supply prescription-only and pharmacy medicines to the UK that come from, or via, the EU or European Economic Area (EEA), asking them to ensure a minimum of six weeks’ additional supply in the UK, over and above existing business-as-usual buffer stocks, by 29 March 2019. We recognise, however, that certain medicines with short shelf lives, including medical radioisotopes, cannot be reasonably stockpiled. Where these medicines are imported from the EU or EEA, we have asked that suppliers ensure in advance plans to air freight these medicines from the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, on 7 December 2018, the Department wrote to pharmaceutical companies that supply licensed medicines to the UK from or via the EU/EEA and/or manufacture medicines in the UK, informing them of the updated reasonable worst-case scenario border disruption planning assumptions and asking them about their current transportation routes and their ability to re-route their supply chains if they currently rely on Dover and/or Folkestone.</p><p> </p><p>We have received very good engagement from industry who share our aims of ensuring continuity of medicines supply for patients is maintained and that suppliers are able to cope with any potential delays at the border that may arise in the short term in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
grouped question UIN 208298 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T16:27:06.083Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:27:06.083Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1041249
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Drugs more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish (a) a list of medicines for which there is a supply risk in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal and (b) a plan to mitigate those supply risks. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 208298 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The Department’s plans to ensure the supply of medicines in the event of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal have been subject to scrutiny by a number of Parliamentary Committees, including the Public Accounts Committee, the Health and Social Care Committee, the EU Exit Committee and the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee. The Department is also working closely with suppliers, their supply chains, health services and devolved administrations to maintain the continuity of medicines supply in a ‘no deal’ EU exit scenario.</p><p> </p><p>We are unable to publish the list of medicines requested. To reassure participating companies, we have committed to treating all information received confidentially, securely and to using it only for the purposes of the Department’s contingency programme. That means not introducing information about a specific company, medicine or supply route into the public domain.</p><p> </p><p>On 23 August 2018, the Department wrote to all pharmaceutical companies that supply prescription-only and pharmacy medicines to the UK that come from, or via, the EU or European Economic Area (EEA), asking them to ensure a minimum of six weeks’ additional supply in the UK, over and above existing business-as-usual buffer stocks, by 29 March 2019. We recognise, however, that certain medicines with short shelf lives, including medical radioisotopes, cannot be reasonably stockpiled. Where these medicines are imported from the EU or EEA, we have asked that suppliers ensure in advance plans to air freight these medicines from the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, on 7 December 2018, the Department wrote to pharmaceutical companies that supply licensed medicines to the UK from or via the EU/EEA and/or manufacture medicines in the UK, informing them of the updated reasonable worst-case scenario border disruption planning assumptions and asking them about their current transportation routes and their ability to re-route their supply chains if they currently rely on Dover and/or Folkestone.</p><p> </p><p>We have received very good engagement from industry who share our aims of ensuring continuity of medicines supply for patients is maintained and that suppliers are able to cope with any potential delays at the border that may arise in the short term in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
grouped question UIN 208297 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T16:27:06.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:27:06.143Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1041250
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Department for Transport more like this
answering dept id 27 more like this
answering dept short name Transport more like this
answering dept sort name Transport more like this
hansard heading Roads: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding has been provided to the London Borough of Redbridge to tackle potholes in each year since 2010; and how that funding compares with the average funding allocated in each year to local authorities in (a) Greater London and (b) England. more like this
tabling member constituency Ilford North more like this
tabling member printed
Wes Streeting more like this
uin 208299 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The responsibility for local highways maintenance in London, including repairing potholes, is a devolved matter and therefore falls to Transport for London and the London Boroughs. Since 2010, the Department for Transport has allocated London Boroughs with additional funding to help repair potholes, as set out in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Year £m</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Funding Stream</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Redbridge</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total for London </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>Severe Weather</p></td><td><p>0.124</p></td><td><p>3.387</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>Winter 2011</p></td><td><p>0.270</p></td><td><p>10.284</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>Winter 2014 (paid to TfL)</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>10.000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>Pothole Fund</p></td><td><p>0.325</p></td><td><p>10.000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017/18</p></td><td><p>Budget – additional funding</p></td><td><p>0.064</p></td><td><p>2.234</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018/19</p></td><td><p>Budget – highways maintenance additional funding</p></td><td><p>0.550</p></td><td><p>20.000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>1.333</p></td><td><p>55.905</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><em>‘Total for London’ includes Redbridge figure.</em></p><p> </p><p>Funding for local highway authorities in England, outside London, for highways maintenance, which includes pothole repair, is available on the Department for Transport website. The latest information can be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/roads-funding-information-pack" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/roads-funding-information-pack</a></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T14:47:23.023Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T14:47:23.023Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4504
label Biography information for Wes Streeting more like this
1041253
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Sudan: Syria more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for British foreign policy of the decision of President Bashir of Sudan decision to meet with President Bashar al-Assad. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 208185 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>The UK's position on Syria is unchanged: we believe the Asad regime lost all legitimacy due to its atrocities against the Syrian people. We have no plans to re-establish ties with the regime or reopen our embassy in Damascus absent a negotiated political settlement. We have expressed our disappointment to the Government of Sudan at the visit of President Bashir to Damascus. I conveyed that disappointment to Acting Sudanese Foreign Minister Al-Dirdiri on 19 December.</p> more like this
answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
answering member printed Harriett Baldwin more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T14:18:35.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T14:18:35.017Z
answering member
4107
label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1041257
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Armed Forces: Mefloquine more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to reach a final conclusion on the effect on veterans' health of the issuing of Larium to them while they were in the Armed Forces. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 208186 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Mefloquine (commercially known as Lariam) is effective in the prevention and treatment of malaria and is licensed for use by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which regulates medication in the UK. The current product information for mefloquine states that neuropsychiatric adverse reactions may occur during treatment and includes warnings and precautions to minimise these risks. It also states that such adverse reactions may persist for months, or longer, even after discontinuation of the drug. It has not been established, however, that such adverse reactions may be permanent.</p><p> </p><p>Notwithstanding, in September 2016, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) established the mefloquine Single Point of Contact (SPOC) email and telephone line, for both current and former Service personnel who have concerns about their experience of mefloquine. Up to 15 January 2019, the mefloquine SPOC has received the following number of enquiries.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Enquiries from Serving Personnel</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Enquiries from Veterans</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Enquiries from Others</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Number of Enquiries</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p><strong>79</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p><strong>18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p><strong>17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2019</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Individuals can be referred to the SPOC in a number of different ways, including by Service charities. The MOD does not maintain a record of all such referrals.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
grouped question UIN 208187 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T16:17:08.88Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:17:08.88Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1041258
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
answering body
Ministry of Defence more like this
answering dept id 11 more like this
answering dept short name Defence more like this
answering dept sort name Defence more like this
hansard heading Armed Forces: Mefloquine more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) service personnel and (b) veterans his Department has referred to the Mefloquine Single Point of Contact in each year since it’s inception. more like this
tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
tabling member printed
Dr David Drew more like this
uin 208187 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Mefloquine (commercially known as Lariam) is effective in the prevention and treatment of malaria and is licensed for use by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, which regulates medication in the UK. The current product information for mefloquine states that neuropsychiatric adverse reactions may occur during treatment and includes warnings and precautions to minimise these risks. It also states that such adverse reactions may persist for months, or longer, even after discontinuation of the drug. It has not been established, however, that such adverse reactions may be permanent.</p><p> </p><p>Notwithstanding, in September 2016, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) established the mefloquine Single Point of Contact (SPOC) email and telephone line, for both current and former Service personnel who have concerns about their experience of mefloquine. Up to 15 January 2019, the mefloquine SPOC has received the following number of enquiries.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Enquiries from Serving Personnel</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Enquiries from Veterans</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Enquiries from Others</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Total Number of Enquiries</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2016</strong></p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p><strong>79</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2017</strong></p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p><strong>18</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2018</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p><strong>17</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>2019</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p><strong>1</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Individuals can be referred to the SPOC in a number of different ways, including by Service charities. The MOD does not maintain a record of all such referrals.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
grouped question UIN 208186 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-01-17T16:17:08.923Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-17T16:17:08.923Z
answering member
1487
label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
tabling member
252
label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this