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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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 Packaging: Waste Disposal 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to improve consumer education on using compostable packaging. more like this
tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
tabling member printed
Nic Dakin more like this
uin 1000 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-10-25more like thismore than 2019-10-25
answer text <p>The Government recognises that innovation into biodegradable and compostable packaging could help reduce the environmental impacts of packaging if it is disposed of in the right way. However, currently this is often not the case. If biodegradable packaging is put in the domestic waste bin, for example, it is likely to end up in landfill and can break down to release powerful greenhouse gases, such as methane. If biodegradable plastic is mistakenly recycled with other plastics, it has the potential to damage the quality of the new products made from the recycled plastic.</p><p> </p><p>As a consequence of these concerns, the Government published a call for evidence in July 2019 to help consider the development of standards or certification criteria for all bio-based, biodegradable, and compostable plastics to better understand their effects on the environment and our current waste system. As we develop our proposals to reform the packaging producer responsibility system we will consider the role of composting, informed by the outputs of this work.</p><p> </p><p>Building on commitments in the Resources and Waste Strategy we launched a consultation earlier this year on reforming the packaging producer responsibility system, which proposed a mandatory UK-wide labelling system that provides clear information to help people to recycle. Defra officials are exploring how a mandatory labelling scheme can address consumer confusion about what to do with compostable packaging. We will take primary powers in the Environment Bill to enable us to implement a mandatory labelling scheme. The consultation closed on 13 May and the summary of responses and next steps can be found via the below link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/packaging-waste-changing-the-uk-producer-responsibility-system-for-packaging-waste</a></p>
answering member constituency Taunton Deane more like this
answering member printed Rebecca Pow more like this
grouped question UIN
1001 more like this
1002 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-10-25T10:22:11.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-25T10:22:11.92Z
answering member
4522
label Biography information for Rebecca Pow more like this
tabling member
4056
label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1169147
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-01-07more like thismore than 2020-01-07
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 Influenza: Vaccination 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, what steps he taking to increase the rate of take up of the flu vaccination in winter 2019-20. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 1000 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
answer text <p>Public Health England launched the annual flu campaign in October 2019 to encourage uptake of flu vaccination amongst key groups. The campaign targeted pregnant women, people with underlying health conditions, and parents of two and three-year olds. The campaign, which ran until 15 December 2019, featured advertising on television, video on demand, pharmacy screens, digital display, social media, radio, and paid search, in addition to public relations and extensive partnership activity. In the run up to Christmas, NHS England and NHS Improvement extended the campaign with national press advertising.</p><p> </p><p>Local areas have also delivered a range of activities to encourage those in at risk groups to have the vaccine. To increase patient choice, adults who are eligible can also get the vaccine through their local community pharmacy. As part of its assurance process, NHS England and NHS Improvement have been working through its regional teams and clinical commissioning groups to ensure that general practices with the lowest uptake rates are contacted and action is taken to increase uptake.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Bury St Edmunds more like this
answering member printed Jo Churchill more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-01-15T11:51:48.167Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-15T11:51:48.167Z
answering member
4380
label Biography information for Jo Churchill more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1314622
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2021-05-13more like thismore than 2021-05-13
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 Driving Tests 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 steps his Department is taking to reduce the backlog of people waiting for a practical driving test. more like this
tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
tabling member printed
Bill Wiggin more like this
uin 1000 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2021-05-18more like thismore than 2021-05-18
answer text <p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has put in place a number of measures to increase practical driving tests. These include offering overtime and annual leave buy back to examiners, asking all those qualified to conduct tests, but who do not do so as part of their current day job, to return to conducting tests, and conducting out of hours testing (such as on public holidays). The DVSA has also started a recruitment campaign to increase the number of examiners. The aim is to increase testing capacity and reduce the backlog as quickly as possible, whilst maintaining a COVID-secure service for customers and examiners.</p><p> </p><p>As at 10 May 2021, the average waiting time for a practical driving test is (a) England 13.4 weeks, (b) Herefordshire (Hereford driving test centre) 15 weeks, (c) North Herefordshire (Ludlow driving test centre) 14 weeks.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The DVSA is currently recruiting up to 300 new driving examiners. If this number of driving examiners are recruited, the number of practical driving tests will increase by up to 40,000 each month.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Redditch more like this
answering member printed Rachel Maclean more like this
grouped question UIN
1001 more like this
1002 more like this
1003 more like this
1004 more like this
question first answered
less than 2021-05-18T14:17:10.27Zmore like thismore than 2021-05-18T14:17:10.27Z
answering member
4668
label Biography information for Rachel Maclean more like this
tabling member
1428
label Biography information for Sir Bill Wiggin more like this
1461927
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-05-11more like thismore than 2022-05-11
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 Hormone Replacement Therapy 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 his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing testosterone routinely within hormone replacement therapy. more like this
tabling member constituency Stockport more like this
tabling member printed
Navendu Mishra more like this
uin 1000 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-05-17more like thismore than 2022-05-17
answer text <p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) guideline on the diagnosis and management of menopause published in 2015 recommended that testosterone supplementation should be considered for menopausal women with low sexual desire if hormone replacement therapy alone is not effective. Healthcare professionals should take NICE’s guidelines fully into account in the care and treatment of individual patients. NICE is currently updating its guideline on menopause in light of new evidence and recently consulted on the draft scope of the revised guideline.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Lewes more like this
answering member printed Maria Caulfield more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-05-17T10:12:41.79Zmore like thismore than 2022-05-17T10:12:41.79Z
answering member
4492
label Biography information for Maria Caulfield more like this
tabling member
4811
label Biography information for Navendu Mishra more like this
1668453
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2023-11-08more like thismore than 2023-11-08
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 Railway Stations: Reform 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, if he will make an estimate of the cost to train operating companies of the mandates on station reform issued by his Department in 2023. more like this
tabling member constituency Easington more like this
tabling member printed
Grahame Morris more like this
uin 1000 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2023-11-16more like thismore than 2023-11-16
answer text <p>This was an industry led consultation and no estimate of costs are available.</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 2023-11-16T13:38:46.453Zmore like thismore than 2023-11-16T13:38:46.453Z
answering member
4442
label Biography information for Huw Merriman more like this
tabling member
3973
label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
418522
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
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 Universal Credit 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, by when he plans for one million people to be in receipt of universal credit; and what steps he is taking to achieve this outcome. more like this
tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Timms more like this
uin 10000 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
answer text <p /> <p>The Universal Credit programme has hit, or is on target to achieve, all of the dates we set out in Autumn 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The number of people on benefits is driven by a range of factors.</p><p> </p><p>Because of this, the programme measures progress by the successful achievement of milestones of its delivery plan rather than targets for numbers of claimants.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-09-16T15:08:26.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-16T15:08:26.937Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
163
label Biography information for Sir Stephen Timms more like this
759372
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2017-09-11more like thismore than 2017-09-11
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Eyes: Diseases 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, how many people have been diagnosed with eyesight problems or diseases in each of the last five years. more like this
tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
tabling member printed
Jim Shannon more like this
uin 10000 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
answer text <p>It is not possible to provide data on the number of people diagnosed with eyesight problems or disease diagnosis in each of the last five years given that there are many conditions and diseases of the eye, not all of which will be captured by national statistics.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Winchester more like this
answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
question first answered
less than 2017-09-18T13:28:48.873Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T13:28:48.873Z
answering member
4067
label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
tabling member
4131
label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
1466415
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-05-26more like thismore than 2022-05-26
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 Ukraine: Military Aid 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, what steps his Department is taking to maintain aid and supplies to Ukraine. more like this
tabling member constituency Southport more like this
tabling member printed
Damien Moore more like this
uin 10000 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-06-07more like thismore than 2022-06-07
answer text <p>The UK remains committed to working with our Allies and Partners to provide military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.</p><p>We continue to liaise closely with the Armed Forces of Ukraine to understand their prioritised requirements, to date having sent over 6,900 anti-tank missiles, 120 armoured vehicles, 1,360 anti-structure munitions, Air Defence systems including Starstreak missiles and 4.5 tonnes of plastic explosives. This is in addition to more than 200,000 pieces of non-lethal aid and medical equipment.</p><p>We are working to encourage and further enable the delivery of even more systems and capabilities from across the international community to support Ukraine. And continue to make a major contribution to the leadership and operation of the International Donor Coordination Centre in Stuttgart.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wells more like this
answering member printed James Heappey more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-06-07T12:30:12.52Zmore like thismore than 2022-06-07T12:30:12.52Z
answering member
4528
label Biography information for James Heappey more like this
tabling member
4669
label Biography information for Damien Moore more like this
1682982
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2024-01-17more like thismore than 2024-01-17
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 Royal Air Force: Recruitment 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 much the Royal Air Force spent on recruitment (a) campaigns and (b) other initiatives to help increase the diversity of its workforce in (i) 2020 and (ii) 2021. more like this
tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
tabling member printed
Sir John Hayes more like this
uin 10000 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2024-01-25more like thismore than 2024-01-25
answer text <p>The RAF routinely extends an element of the Recruiting and Selection marketing budget to reach under-represented communities across the UK. In the previous recruitment years, Financial Years 2019-20; 2020-21 and 2021-22, the RAF spent £473,690; £168,283 and £921,110.93 respectively, funding both Ethnic Minority and Women campaigns and initiatives.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Wiltshire more like this
answering member printed Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
question first answered
less than 2024-01-25T15:44:00.38Zmore like thismore than 2024-01-25T15:44:00.38Z
answering member
1466
label Biography information for Dr Andrew Murrison more like this
tabling member
350
label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1546884
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-11-30more like thismore than 2022-11-30
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 Military Aid: Ukraine 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 she has made an assessment of the potential risk of weapons sent to the Ukrainian armed forces coming into the possession of organised crime gangs. more like this
tabling member constituency East Lothian more like this
tabling member printed
Kenny MacAskill more like this
uin 100000 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-12-05more like thismore than 2022-12-05
answer text <p>This Government is committed to tackling the threat posed by trafficking and the misuse of illicit small arms and light weapons which play a key role in facilitating Organised Crime Group (OCG) activity.</p><p>According to NAC Threat assessments it remains highly unlikely that the conflict in Ukraine is impacting on the Serious and organised crime small arms and light weapons threat to the UK. Despite the number of small arms and light weapons available in conflict zones, very few types available pre-conflict or donated by western governments are used by criminals in the UK.</p><p>At the end of the conflict, it is a realistic possibility that some small arms and light weapons will be traded on the European criminal marketplace. The threat is being monitored closely by agencies, in close cooperation with European Partners such as Europol. We are adopting a multi-agency approach to further develop an understanding of the illicit firearms trade and lessons learnt from previous events.</p>
answering member constituency Tonbridge and Malling more like this
answering member printed Tom Tugendhat more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-12-05T17:39:17.453Zmore like thismore than 2022-12-05T17:39:17.453Z
answering member
4462
label Biography information for Tom Tugendhat more like this
tabling member
4772
label Biography information for Kenny MacAskill more like this