To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has allocated contingency funding to pay people who are having their personal independence payment claim reviewed by the Government. (131894)
Tabled on: 12 March 2018
I refer the Hon. Member to the statement made by myself, Official Report, 30 January 2018, Column 703.
The answer was submitted on 20 Mar 2018 at 13:56.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of people who overdose on prescription opioids. (128090)
Tabled on: 19 February 2018
Answer: Steve Brine:
The Government is concerned about the impact of long term use of prescription opioids. The Department has commissioned Public Health England to undertake an evidence review to better understand the scope of the problem of prescribed drug dependence.
The review will bring together the best available evidence on prevalence and prescribing; the nature and likely causes of dependence or discontinuation syndrome among some people who continue to take these medicines; and effective prevention and treatment responses for each condition they are prescribed for.
The answer was submitted on 27 Feb 2018 at 16:52
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the accuracy of the finding of the European Monitoring Centre for Drug and Drug Addiction of June 2017 that there are 13 drug consumption rooms in seven cities in Spain. (125198)
Tabled on: 26 January 2018
This question was grouped with the following question(s) for answer:
- To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the oral contribution of Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office of 17 January 2018, Official Report, HC 406WH, what the evidential basis is for the statement that Spain has only one drug consumption room. (125196) Tabled on: 26 January 2018
Answer: Victoria Atkins:
The Government views the evidence provided by the European Monitoring Centre for Drug and Drug Addiction as a valuable and reliable source of information on drug misuse in reporting countries.
The report of June 2017 found that there are 78 such facilities across Europe, including 13 in Spain. The Government does not recognise the statement that there is only one drug consumption room in Spain and the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Office made no such claim during the debate on 17 January.
The answer was submitted on 31 Jan 2018 at 14:59.
Ronnie Cowan MP
For the first three quarters of 2017, renewable electricity generation in Scotland was 19% greater than in the same period in the previous year. Scotland is on track for a record year of renewable generation in 2017. Will the Secretary of State commend the efforts of the Scottish Government in this area, and, in particular, the new target to have 50% of Scottish energy needs covered by renewables from 2030?
Claire Perry MP (Minister of State for Energy and Clean Growth)
Scotland benefits from some fantastic geographical advantages that mean that it is a world leader in many of these things, but it is, of course, UK bill payers across the nation who are investing in the introduction of renewable energy, whether that is in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Question: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 9 December 2015 to Question 19392, how much his Department has spent on studies to support whether to refurbish or replace the existing Trident warhead design to date. (122607)
Tabled on: 15 January 2018
This question was grouped with the following question(s) for answer:
- To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Re-entry Systems Options project has concluded its work. (122687) Tabled on: 15 January 2018
Answer: Guto Bebb:
As of the end of the last financial year (March 2017), the Ministry of Defence had spent £100.7 million on studies to inform the decision on whether to refurbish or replace the existing warhead.
This figure consists of £93.7 million on technology studies to support refurbishment of the current system and explore options for a potential future warhead and £7 million on studies to support the decision whether to refurbish or replace the existing warhead.
Studies related to Re-entry Systems Options to determine the best approach to be taken are continuing.
The answer was submitted on 23 Jan 2018 at 17:43.
What steps the Government is taking to protect young people from gambling-related harm. (903088)
Tabled on: 21 December 2017
We published a consultation on gaming machines and social responsibility in October. This includes measures to strengthen protections around online gambling and gambling advertising, which can be found here:
In addition we are introducting a new package of measures to strengthen protections around around online gambling and Gamble Aware will lead a major responsible gambling advertising campaign, to make sure parents and children are aware of risks associated with gambling.
Protecting children and vulnerable people is a key aim for the Gambling Commission and government.
The answer was submitted on 21 Dec 2017 at 13:54.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to tackle drug addiction. (119316)
Tabled on: 13 December 2017
Public Health England (PHE) is working closely with the Department of Health and other government departments to support the Drug Strategy and its ambition for recovery by enhancing treatment quality and improving outcomes through tailored interventions for different user groups. The Drug Strategy is available at:
PHE will support local areas to ensure the right interventions are given to people according to their needs. PHE will also support local areas to deliver an enhanced joined-up approach to commissioning and delivery of the wide range of services, in addition to treatment, that are essential to supporting every individual to live a life free from drugs and dependence.
We know recovery is only achievable through a partnership-based approach with action taken across a range of services, particularly housing, employment and mental health.
The answer was submitted on 21 Dec 2017 at 16:43.
HM Treasury has provided the following answer to your written parliamentary question (117218):
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Financial Conduct Authority about the introduction of a duty of care for the banking sector to support people with cancer. (117218)
Tabled on: 04 December 2017
The government believes that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), as the UK’s independent conduct regulator for the financial services industry, is best placed to evaluate the merits of a duty of care for financial services providers. We therefore welcome the FCA’s commitment to publish a Discussion Paper on the subject, which the FCA plans to publish after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
The answer was submitted on 12 Dec 2017 at 14:50.