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1690495
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
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
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has she made on tackling medicine shortages. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 14901 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>There are around 14,000 licensed medicines and the overwhelming majority are in good supply. Most supply issues have been managed with minimal disruption to patients. We are committed to helping build long term supply chain resilience for medical products, working with industry and colleagues across the Government and the health system.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we cannot always prevent supply issues from occurring, the Department has well-established tools and processes to manage supply issues whenever they arise, helping to prevent shortages and mitigate risks to patients. Each medicine supply issue is different, and the nature of the communication used depends on a number of factors. The Department works closely with industry, the National Health Service and others to prevent shortages and resolve any issues as soon as they arise. We regularly work with patient groups and charities, to better understand the impact and to help communicate messages to patients, so they are aware of the supply situation.</p>
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
grouped question UIN
14902 more like this
14903 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T09:20:12.67Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T09:20:12.67Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1690496
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
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
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the financial impact of medicine shortages on people affected. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 14902 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>There are around 14,000 licensed medicines and the overwhelming majority are in good supply. Most supply issues have been managed with minimal disruption to patients. We are committed to helping build long term supply chain resilience for medical products, working with industry and colleagues across the Government and the health system.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we cannot always prevent supply issues from occurring, the Department has well-established tools and processes to manage supply issues whenever they arise, helping to prevent shortages and mitigate risks to patients. Each medicine supply issue is different, and the nature of the communication used depends on a number of factors. The Department works closely with industry, the National Health Service and others to prevent shortages and resolve any issues as soon as they arise. We regularly work with patient groups and charities, to better understand the impact and to help communicate messages to patients, so they are aware of the supply situation.</p>
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
grouped question UIN
14901 more like this
14903 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T09:20:12.717Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T09:20:12.717Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1690523
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
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
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has had discussions with charities representing groups impacted by recent medicine shortages. more like this
tabling member constituency York Central more like this
tabling member printed
Rachael Maskell more like this
uin 14903 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>There are around 14,000 licensed medicines and the overwhelming majority are in good supply. Most supply issues have been managed with minimal disruption to patients. We are committed to helping build long term supply chain resilience for medical products, working with industry and colleagues across the Government and the health system.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst we cannot always prevent supply issues from occurring, the Department has well-established tools and processes to manage supply issues whenever they arise, helping to prevent shortages and mitigate risks to patients. Each medicine supply issue is different, and the nature of the communication used depends on a number of factors. The Department works closely with industry, the National Health Service and others to prevent shortages and resolve any issues as soon as they arise. We regularly work with patient groups and charities, to better understand the impact and to help communicate messages to patients, so they are aware of the supply situation.</p>
answering member constituency Pendle more like this
answering member printed Andrew Stephenson more like this
grouped question UIN
14901 more like this
14902 more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T09:20:12.763Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T09:20:12.763Z
answering member
4044
label Biography information for Andrew Stephenson more like this
tabling member
4471
label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
1690536
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
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
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2024 to Question 13609 on Rail Fares, which operators offer the dedicated discounts for group travel; and whether the Government takes steps to (a) encourage and (b) support operators in offering that discount. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
tabling member printed
Chi Onwurah more like this
uin 14868 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>All Department for Transport contracted operators offer some form of group discount. In addition many train operators participate in the GroupSave offer which offers 1/3 off Off-Peak tickets for a group of three to nine people travelling together. More detail can be found on the National Rail and local train operator websites.</p><p>Group discounts are a commercial decision for operators.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Bexhill and Battle more like this
answering member printed Huw Merriman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T09:15:58.133Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T09:15:58.133Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
4124
label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
1690537
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
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
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the National Disability Strategy, published on 28 July 2021, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle shortages in community transport drivers. more like this
tabling member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
uin 14857 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>The Government recognises the significant role community transport plays in facilitating people’s independence and the challenge facing the sector in recruiting qualified drivers. As set out in the National Disability Strategy, we are working with the Community Transport Association and stakeholders to understand the issue of driver shortages in the community transport sector.</p><p>We continue to consider the licensing regime to see if there is a role for Government in addressing driver shortages.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hexham more like this
answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T09:20:19.62Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T09:20:19.62Z
answering member
4142
label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
tabling member
4098
label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
1690565
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answering body
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
answering dept id 215 more like this
answering dept short name Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
answering dept sort name Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she is taking to encourage competitive pricing by boiler manufacturers. more like this
tabling member constituency North Shropshire more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Morgan more like this
uin 14992 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>All companies, including boiler manufacturers, have obligations in law not to act in ways which prevent, restrict or distort competition. Vigorous competition is important for ensuring that consumers can benefit from the most efficient prices. The Government regularly considers how competition is functioning in a range of markets and whether there may be value in a closer review in certain cases.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Derby North more like this
answering member printed Amanda Solloway more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T10:25:51.077Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T10:25:51.077Z
answering member
4372
label Biography information for Amanda Solloway more like this
tabling member
4934
label Biography information for Helen Morgan more like this
1690567
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answering body
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
answering dept id 215 more like this
answering dept short name Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
answering dept sort name Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she is taking to increase the uptake of heat pumps in rural homes. more like this
tabling member constituency North Shropshire more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Morgan more like this
uin 14994 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>£630 million of grant funding is available for successful local authorities to help them deliver Home Upgrade Grant phase 2 (HUG2) from April 2023 until March 2025. HUG2 ringfenced 60% of funding allocated for Local Authorities defined by DEFRA as ‘Largely Rural’, ‘Mainly Rural’ and ‘Urban with Significant Rural’ to transition to low carbon heating</p><p><br> Additionally, the £450 million Boiler Upgrade Scheme is available, including to owners of rural homes, with grants of up to £7,500 for both ground and air source heat pumps, with an extra £1.5 billion committed until 2028.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Derby North more like this
answering member printed Amanda Solloway more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T09:53:03.397Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T09:53:03.397Z
answering member
4372
label Biography information for Amanda Solloway more like this
tabling member
4934
label Biography information for Helen Morgan more like this
1690568
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
answering body
Department for Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
answering dept id 215 more like this
answering dept short name Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
answering dept sort name Energy Security and Net Zero more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what steps she is taking to reduce the long-term heating costs of rural homes. more like this
tabling member constituency North Shropshire more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Morgan more like this
uin 14995 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>The Department allocated £500 million funding to support the energy efficiency upgrades of low-income households across England under the Local Authority Delivery Scheme. This funding was focused on the worst EPC rated homes, including those off the gas grid in Phases 1 and 2.</p><p> </p><p>The Homes Upgrade Grant (HUG) ringfenced 60% of funding allocated for rural housing. Eligible households must be on low income and live in an off-gas grid home with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of band D, E, F or G.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Derby North more like this
answering member printed Amanda Solloway more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-23T09:51:03.063Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T09:51:03.063Z
answering member
4372
label Biography information for Amanda Solloway more like this
tabling member
4934
label Biography information for Helen Morgan more like this
1690570
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-20more like thismore than 2024-02-20
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
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Cardington Sheds are being used to train border force staff for the removal of asylum seekers to Rwanda. more like this
tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
tabling member printed
Alistair Strathern more like this
uin 14999 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-23more like thismore than 2024-02-23
answer text <p>At present, Border Force staff are not being trained at the HOMES Training Facility in Bedfordshire, this facility is only being used for the purpose of training Immigration Enforcement officers and contracted escort officers.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2015, the government has had training facilities to ensure escorts can respond professionally to the challenges of removing people with no right to be in the UK. This includes practical sessions, so escorts have the skills they need to deal with different scenarios.</p><p> </p><p>As we continue to remove those with no legal right to be here, we will all ensure new escort officers will undertake required high quality training as necessary.</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 2024-02-23T09:17:23.867Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-23T09:17:23.867Z
answering member
4497
label Biography information for Michael Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
5000
label Biography information for Alistair Strathern more like this
1689845
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-02-19more like thismore than 2024-02-19
answering body
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept id 211 more like this
answering dept short name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
answering dept sort name Levelling Up, Housing and Communities more like this
hansard heading Private Rented Housing: Older People more like this
house id 1 remove filter
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure that digitally excluded older people can access the Government Property Portal. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 14647 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-02-22more like thismore than 2024-02-22
answer text <p>The Property Portal is being designed in line with the Government’s Digital <a href="https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/service-standard" target="_blank">Service Standard</a>. One of these Standards is to ‘<a href="https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/service-standard/point-5-make-sure-everyone-can-use-the-service" target="_blank">Make sure that everyone can use the service’</a> including disabled people, people who do not have access to the internet or lack the skills or confidence to use it. We also intend for the Property Portal to have offline routes available to all users. To support this, the next phase of digital development of the Property Portal will include ongoing accessibility testing with representatives from all user groups.</p><p>My officials have recently met with Disability Rights UK and Independent Age to discuss accessibility and the Property Portal and have reassured them of the intent to follow the Service Standard and provide an offline route for users.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Redcar more like this
answering member printed Jacob Young more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-02-22T14:25:30.087Zmore like thismore than 2024-02-22T14:25:30.087Z
answering member
4825
label Biography information for Jacob Young more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this