Written Questions & Answers

Dawn Butler To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote religious freedom in Saudi Arabia; and what recent representations the Government has made to Saudi Arabia on that matter.

Dawn Butler to asks about Saudi Arabia: Religious Freedom

Dawn Butler To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote religious freedom in Saudi Arabia; and what recent representations the Government... Read more

Dawn Butler To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will initiate a resolution of the UN Security Council related to whether genocide is being committed against religious minorities in Syria and Iraq.

Dawn But;er to asks about Middle East: Genocide

Dawn Butler To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will initiate a resolution of the UN Security Council related to whether genocide is being committed... Read more

Dawn Butler asks To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made on the case of Andargachew Tsege and efforts to ensure proper legal and consular access for Mr Tsege and visitation rights for his family.

Dawn Butler asks about Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dawn Butler asks To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made on the case of Andargachew Tsege and efforts to ensure proper... Read more

Dawn Butler To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring before the House legislative proposals on requiring bus companies to instal audio-visual technology to aid visually impaired passengers.

Dawn butler asks about Bus Services: Disability

Dawn Butler To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring before the House legislative proposals on requiring bus companies to instal audio-visual technology to aid visually impaired... Read more

Dawn Butler to ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what consultation the Oil and Gas Authority has undertaken on nuclear decommissioning; and whether that authority is subject to the Cabinet Office's Consultation Principles.

Dawn Butler asks about energy and climate change

Dawn Butler to ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what consultation the Oil and Gas Authority has undertaken on nuclear decommissioning; and whether that authority is... Read more

Dawn To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will carry out a cost-benefit analysis on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis as a preventative measure for HIV.

 

Answered by Jane Ellison, Parliamentary Under-State (Department of Health)
Decisions to fund pre-exposure prophylaxis will depend on a full assessment of clinical and cost effectiveness and how it can be integrated with other HIV prevention efforts.

Dawn asks about preventative measure for HIV

Dawn To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will carry out a cost-benefit analysis on the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis as a preventative measure for HIV....

Dawn To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department monitors implementation of price caps for agency staff.

 

Answered by Ben Gummer, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)
Hourly price caps are one part of a series of tough financial controls we introduced last year to help the National Health Service tackle overspending on agency staff. NHS Improvement consulted on the price caps before they were introduced and, with NHS England and the Care Quality Commission, has been monitoring their implementation on a weekly basis.

Dawn asks about price caps for agency staff

Dawn To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department monitors implementation of price caps for agency staff.   Answered by Ben Gummer, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)Hourly...

Dawn To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will assess the merits of introducing a deposit return system for single-use drinks containers in England.

 

Answered by Rory Stewart, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs)
I refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Birmingham Hall Green, Roger Godsiff, on 11 April 2016, PQ UIN32607.

Defra analysed the costs and benefits of implementing a deposit return system (DRS) for single use drink containers as part of the 2011 Review of Waste Policy in England, and sought views in the 2012 consultation on higher packaging recycling targets.

This work showed that introducing a DRS may increase recycling and reduce litter but might impose additional costs on businesses, consumers and local authorities (which would lose revenue from recycling). However, we lack evidence to quantify these benefits and costs appropriately. The current approach has driven a significant increase in packaging waste recycling rates, from less than 47% in 2003 to nearly 65% in 2013.

Last year, the Scottish Government published a feasibility study and a call for evidence investigating the implementation of a DRS for single use drink containers in Scotland. This valuable work highlighted significant uncertainties regarding the impacts and benefits that a DRS would have, notably regarding costs, environmental quality and littering, and existing waste collection systems. The Scottish Government is doing further work on the topic and we will review any new evidence arising from this in due course. However, in the meantime, we will continue to focus on improving existing waste collection and recycling systems, and developing a new National Litter Strategy for England to help coordinate and maximise the impact of anti-litter activity by local government, industry and others.

Dawn asks about beverage containers and recycling

Dawn To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will assess the merits of introducing a deposit return system for single-use drinks containers in...

Dawn To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to promote habilitation training.

 

Answered by Alistair Burt, Minister of State (Department of Health)
In 2013, Blind Children UK, previously the National Blind Children’s Society, received funding through the Department’s Voluntary Sector Investment Programme (Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund) for their three year project `Children and Young People’s Habilitation Service’.

At a national level, the Department for Education has funded a partnership of charities through the National Sensory Impairment Partnership to help local authorities to compare their services, learn from the best in the country and make sure that services for blind children and their families (as well as those with other sensory impairments) are effective and meet local needs.

My Department will consider with the Department for Education, which has responsibility for children’s social care, and where appropriate, with training and regulatory bodies, how we can highlight the value of habilitation workers.

Dawn asks about promoting habilitation training

Dawn To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to promote habilitation training.   Answered by Alistair Burt, Minister of State (Department of Health)In...

Dawn To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make additional funding available to expand access to habilitation training for young people with sight loss.

 

Answered by Alistair Burt, Minister of State (Department of Health)
In 2013, Blind Children UK, previously the National Blind Children’s Society, received funding through the Department’s Voluntary Sector Investment Programme (Innovation, Excellence and Strategic Development Fund) for their three year project `Children and Young People’s Habilitation Service’.

At a national level, the Department for Education has funded a partnership of charities through the National Sensory Impairment Partnership to help local authorities to compare their services, learn from the best in the country and make sure that services for blind children and their families (as well as those with other sensory impairments) are effective and meet local needs.

My Department will consider with the Department for Education, which has responsibility for children’s social care, and where appropriate, with training and regulatory bodies, how we can highlight the value of habilitation workers.

Dawn asks about visual impairment funding

Dawn To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make additional funding available to expand access to habilitation training for young people with sight loss.   Answered...

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