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1691550
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
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 Asylum: Rwanda 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, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2024 to Question 7579 on Asylum:Rwanda, if he will publish his plans for future flights between the UK and Rwanda for the purposes of relocating asylum seekers under the UK-Rwanda treaty on provision of an asylum partnership; and whether he has made an estimate of the cost of such flights over the next two years. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 15647 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-29more like thismore than 2024-02-29
answer text <p>These discussions are commercially sensitive and therefore we will not be providing a running commentary on them.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
answering member printed Michael Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 15648 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-29T11:48:15.02Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-29T11:48:15.02Z
answering member
4497
label Biography information for Michael Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1691551
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
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 Asylum: Rwanda 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, whether his Department has prepared contingency plans for relocating asylum seekers to Rwanda if a commercial airline cannot be found to operate flights. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 15648 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-29more like thismore than 2024-02-29
answer text <p>These discussions are commercially sensitive and therefore we will not be providing a running commentary on them.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
answering member printed Michael Tomlinson more like this
grouped question UIN 15647 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-29T11:48:14.977Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-29T11:48:14.977Z
answering member
4497
label Biography information for Michael Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1691553
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
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 Asylum: Rwanda 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, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential impact of its policy on removing asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda on the number of (a) English Channel crossings in small boats by asylum seekers and (b) asylum seekers undertaking small boat crossings in the next two years; and on what evidential basis the policy was introduced. more like this
tabling member constituency Aberavon more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Kinnock more like this
uin 15649 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-28more like thismore than 2024-02-28
answer text <p>The Home Office is committed to ending people smuggling, and the Migration and Economic Development Partnership between the UK and Rwanda is part of a suite of measures aimed at dismantling the business model of organised crime gangs.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministerial direction letter (April 2022) can be found here:- <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/migration-and-economic-development-partnership-ministerial-direction/letter-from-matthew-rycroft-to-rt-hon-priti-patel-accessible" target="_blank">Letter from Matthew Rycroft to Rt Hon Priti Patel (accessible) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)</a>.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Mid Dorset and North Poole more like this
answering member printed Michael Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-28T17:52:09.08Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-28T17:52:09.08Z
answering member
4497
label Biography information for Michael Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
4359
label Biography information for Stephen Kinnock more like this
1691561
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
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 Disabled Facilities Grants 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 it remains his Department's policy to increase the total sum of money eligible per person via the disabled facilities grant. more like this
tabling member constituency Blackburn more like this
tabling member printed
Kate Hollern more like this
uin 15650 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-29more like thismore than 2024-02-29
answer text <p>Local areas already have the discretion to make grants above the current upper limit on a case-by-case basis, or in line with a locally published housing assistance policy. As with all aspects of the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG), the Government will continue to keep the upper limit under review.</p><p>The Next steps to put People at the Heart of Care plan announced a further £102 million for housing adaptation support, £50 million in 2023/24 and £52 million in 2024/25. This is in addition to the £573 million per year which is already available for the DFG. The increase will enable local areas to fund minor home adaptations and other supplementary services that will help people stay independent, and support hospital discharge.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Faversham and Mid Kent more like this
answering member printed Helen Whately more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-29T11:21:36.9Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-29T11:21:36.9Z
answering member
4527
label Biography information for Helen Whately more like this
tabling member
4363
label Biography information for Kate Hollern more like this
1691562
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
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 Members: Correspondence 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 when she plans to respond to the letter of 16 October 2023 from Sling the Mesh, Health Sense, Transparimed and others on her Department's consultation on the disclosure of industry payments to the healthcare sector. more like this
tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
tabling member printed
Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
uin 15603 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-29more like thismore than 2024-02-29
answer text <p>A response for this correspondence was issued on 28 February 2024.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-29T11:36:31.467Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-29T11:36:31.467Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
1521
label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
1691564
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Welding: Carcinogens 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 Work and Pensions, what information his Department holds on the number of people that have been exposed (a) directly and (b) indirectly to welding fume since the categorisation of welding fume as a human carcinogen by the Health and Safety Executive in 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 15684 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-29more like thismore than 2024-02-29
answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) does not collect data on the numbers of people directly or indirectly exposed to welding fume.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-29T10:07:56.26Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-29T10:07:56.26Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1691565
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
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 Welding: Carcinogens 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 her Department has provided additional training to GPs on (a) identifying and (b) diagnosing to cancers caused by welding fumes in the period since the categorisation of welding fume as a human carcinogen by the Health and Safety Executive in 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 15685 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-29more like thismore than 2024-02-29
answer text <p>General practitioners are responsible for ensuring their own clinical knowledge, including on cancer, remains up-to-date, and for identifying learning needs as part of their continuing professional development. This activity should include taking account of new research and developments in guidance, such as that produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, to ensure that they can continue to provide high quality care to all patients.</p><p>All United Kingdom registered doctors are expected to meet the professional standards set out in the General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) Good Medical Practice. In 2012 the GMC introduced revalidation which supports doctors in regularly reflecting on how they can develop or improve their practice, giving patients confidence doctors are up to date with their practice, and promoting improved quality of care by driving improvements in clinical governance. The training curricula for postgraduate trainee doctors is set by the Royal College of General Practitioners, and has to meet the standards set by the General Medical Council.</p>
answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-29T10:56:06.067Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-29T10:56:06.067Z
answering member
4117
label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1691566
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Welding: Health Hazards 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 Work and Pensions, whether his Department is taking steps to (a) provide information to welders on and (b) help protect welders from the potential health risks associated with mild steel welding fume. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 15686 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-29more like thismore than 2024-02-29
answer text <p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has taken the following steps to provide information to welders:</p><p> </p><ul><li>A safety alert was issued in 2019 following the change in the categorisation of mild steel welding fume carcinogenicity. This led to a lot of action from industry and articles in the trade press (<a href="https://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/mild-steel-welding-fume.htm" target="_blank">Change in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fume (hse.gov.uk)</a>).</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The specific HSE guidance to businesses on welding fume control was updated in the form of the COSHH Essentials Welding Sheet WL3 (<a href="https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/wl3.pdf" target="_blank">Welding fume control (hse.gov.uk)</a>).</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>HSE’s website has a wide range of guidance and resources on the safety and health hazards associated with welding (<a href="https://www.hse.gov.uk/welding/index.htm" target="_blank">Welding - HSE</a>). Access to HSE’s website and downloading the documents on the website is free.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>HSE developed a multi-channel media campaign, including the Work Right Site (<a href="https://workright.campaign.gov.uk/campaigns/" target="_blank">Campaigns Archive - Work Right to keep Britain safe</a>), a top tips resource on preparing for inspections and regular e-bulletins and social media alerts covering welding fume control.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>A series of presentations at stakeholder events and webinars, reaching thousands of people and hosted by multiple partners, informed duty holders about the required control measures for metal working fluids and welding.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The findings of the regular HSE inspection campaigns are shared and highlighted with the relevant industry stake holder groups.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>More widely HSE has worked with the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) to promote the Breathe Freely campaign (<a href="https://breathefreely.org.uk/" target="_blank">Breathe Freely – Controlling exposures to prevent occupational lung disease in industry</a>)</li></ul><p><strong> </strong></p><p>HSE conducts regular inspection campaigns targeting the industries where welding is prevalent. Since 2013 there have been annual campaigns specifically focussing on metal fabrication businesses including assessment of their control of exposure to welding fume. Inspection activities in other industries, for example agriculture and construction, also address welding controls where appropriate.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-29T10:32:33.15Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-29T10:32:33.15Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1691567
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Welding: Health Hazards 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 Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help ensure that businesses undertaking welding provide effective controls on the fumes arising from welding. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 15687 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-29more like thismore than 2024-02-29
answer text <p>The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) require that businesses ensure that exposure to substances hazardous to health, like welding fume, are either prevented or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlled.</p><p> </p><p>The hierarchy of control measures specified by COSHH requires systems of work and engineering controls to be implemented, where reasonably practicable, to provide adequate control of welding fume. A key engineering control is the provision of suitable Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) equipment to remove the fume at source.</p><p> </p><p>The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) conducts regular inspection campaigns targeting the industries where welding is prevalent. A key part of the inspection is to check that the correct type of LEV is provided, that it is effective, that workers know how to set up and use the equipment correctly, welding is appropriately supervised, that the LEV is maintained and that the LEV is thoroughly examined and tested by competent examiners at the correct intervals.</p><p> </p><p>HSE has worked with the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) to promote the BOHS Welding LEV On-line Selector Tool developed and published on their website that allows duty holders to specify their welding requirements and circumstances and the tool suggests the most appropriate control measures (<a href="https://breathefreely.org.uk/WST/" target="_blank">Welding Fume Control Selector Tool</a>).</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-29T10:16:55.953Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-29T10:16:55.953Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1691568
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-26more like thismore than 2024-02-26
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Welding: Health Hazards 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 Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help ensure that businesses provide adequate respiratory protective equipment to people at risk of residual welding fume. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 15688 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-29more like thismore than 2024-02-29
answer text <p>The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) require that businesses ensure that exposure to substances hazardous to health, like welding fume, are either prevented or, where this is not reasonably practicable, adequately controlled.</p><p> </p><p>The key control measure should be the use of appropriate local exhaust ventilation (LEV) to extract welding fume from the work area. Where LEV is not reasonably practicable, for example in an outdoor environment, or where the LEV on its own cannot provide adequate control then the business has a duty to provide respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to control the residual risk.</p><p> </p><p>The HSE conducts regular inspection campaigns targeting the industries where welding is prevalent. Part of the inspection is to check that welders have the appropriate RPE where required. <br></p><p>The COSHH Essentials Welding Sheet WL3 gives welders guidance on the appropriate type of mask and grade of filters, suitable for welding, <a href="https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/guidance/wl3.pdf" target="_blank">Welding fume control (hse.gov.uk)</a>.</p>
answering member constituency Blackpool North and Cleveleys more like this
answering member printed Paul Maynard more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-29T12:21:00.35Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-29T12:21:00.35Z
answering member
3926
label Biography information for Paul Maynard more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this