As well as asking questions in the House of Commons Members of Parliament can table written questions to Ministers. Written questions are a good way of getting a statement from the Government on an issue, or a way of asking the Government for statistics or reports that they haven’t published. This is an important way of holding the Government to account and to find out information that can help Plymouth get a fairer deal from Government.

Below is the full list of Parliamentary Questions Luke has submitted to ministers at Westminster – this can also be found here:

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Veterinary Medicine: Migrant Workers (16 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to include vets on the shortage occupation list.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Pets: Imports (16 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what changes to the rabies regime he plans for domestic pets crossing the UK’s borders in the event that the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination (15 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many sites currently provide the HPV vaccine to gay and bisexual men by region.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination (15 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the uptake has been of the HPV vaccine for gay and bisexual men by region since April 2018.

Written Answers — Home Office: Migrant Workers: Veterinary Medicine (15 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he plans to include vets on the shortage occupation list.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Health Lottery: Prizes (14 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to decide whether to raise the limit on prize values for the Health Lottery .

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces: Recruitment (13 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to make British Overseas Territories citizens exempt from the five year residency requirement to join the UK armed forces.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Navy: Minesweepers (12 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the Royal Navy’s autonomous mine warfare capabilities.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad (8 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, when UK citizens living in the EU will have certainty about their rights after the UK leaves the EU.

Written Answers — Department for Exiting the European Union: EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad (8 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, whether UK citizens living in the EU will have their rights guaranteed in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Written Answers — Treasury: Railways: Dawlish (7 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 67 of the Budget 2018 Red Book, what funding he has allocated for resilience work in Dawlish.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Cross Country Trains: Rolling Stock (5 Nov 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of CrossCountry trains on the replacement of rolling stock after the first batch of Voyager trains comes off lease next year.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation (30 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department’s news story, Government champion raises profile for general aviation, published on 7 February 2018, when his Department plans to publish the York Aviation report on proposals for a strategic network for general aviation airfields.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation (30 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department’s news story, Government champion raises profile for general aviation, published on 7 February 2018, when he plans to implement the general aviation strategic network.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation (30 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department provides on the commercial development of general aviation airfields.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Sign Language: Hospitals (22 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure hospital staff can support British sign language interpreters to assist deaf patients.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services (22 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allow dental therapists to hold NHS dental contracts.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood: South West(22 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to increase the volume of blood donations in Plymouth and the South West.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark (22 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the new out of service dates are for (a) HMS Albion and (b) HMS Bulwark; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Primary Education: Dental Health (19 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding his Department provides to teach oral hygiene in primary schools.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans Public Health England has to use its Fingertips tool to provide local areas with data on (a) the estimated incidence of speech, language and communication needs in their local population and (b) the known prevalence of speech, language and communication needs.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NHS Providers on (a) replacing did not attend with was not brought when children and young people miss appointments and (b) ensuring that when a child or young person is not brought to an appointment both the referrer and the family are notified and there is a process for following-up.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health: Schools (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that the training for the proposed Designated Senior Leads for Mental Health in schools includes information on the link between speech, language and communication needs and mental health, and how to recognise and respond appropriately to speech, language and communication needs.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Mental Health (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to make ensure that the training for the proposed Designated Senior Leads for Mental Health in schools includes information on the link between speech, language and communication needs and mental health, and how to recognise and respond appropriately to speech, language and communication needs.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Teachers: Training (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to fund a national programme of roadshows on how to teach language for Reception and Key Stage 1 teachers.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 31 Frigates: Procurement (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-compliant bids have been submitted to the competition to build the Type 31e frigate.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 31 Frigates: Procurement (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any bids submitted to the Type 31e frigate competition were priced at less than £250 million for each frigate.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 31 Frigates: Procurement (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any compensation is due to bidders due to the pausing of the Type 31e frigate procurement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 31 Frigates: Procurement (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the delay caused by restarting the Type 31e frigate procurement process will require an extension to the service life of any Type 23 frigate.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 31 Frigates: Procurement (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the decision to (a) pause and (b) restart the procurement process for the Type 31e frigate was made.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: 5G: Railways (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what rail lines are being considered for the 5G trials that will support improvements to rail passenger connectivity.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: 5G: Railways (17 Oct 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to announce the specification for the 5G trials that will support improvements to rail passenger connectivity.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes (11 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will place in the Library a copy of the South Western Railway Industrial Action Mitigation Plan.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: South Western Railway: Industrial Disputes (11 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether South Western Railway has met the terms of its Industrial Action Mitigation Plan.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (11 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many applications for financial support for recladding tower blocks his Department has received prior to the close of applications.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (11 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the total financial value of support requested by local authorities and housing associations is for recladding tower blocks.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (11 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the sufficiency of the £400m allocated by his department for tower block recladding to cover the financial requests made by housing associations and local councils.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Persian Gulf: Type 23 Frigates (11 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to forward deploy a Devonport or Portsmouth-based Type 23 frigate to the Gulf.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Persian Gulf: Type 23 Frigates (11 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications of the postponement of the Type 31e frigate procurement on frigate availability as a result of his decision to forward deploy a Type 23 frigate to the Gulf.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Public Statues: Females (10 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of creating a register of male and female statues to chart progress towards greater female representation.

Written Answers — Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: 5G: Great Western Railway Line (10 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish proposals for 5G signal on the Great Western Mainline between Paddington and Penzance.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Capital Investment (7 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce funding decisions for the second Road Investment Strategy funding period.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Type 26 Frigates (5 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the basing decisions for the Type 26 frigate.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: National Parks: Seas and Oceans (5 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will include proposals to create national marine parks in his review of National Parks.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: National Parks: Seas and Oceans (5 Sep 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Foreign Office on (a) the experience of creating marine protected areas around British Overseas Territories and (b) lessons that could be used in creating UK national marine parks.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Ocean (25 Jul 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the final agreed price was for the sale of HMS Ocean to the Brazilian Government.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: HMS Ocean (25 Jul 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the agreed payment schedule is for the purchase of HMS Ocean by the Brazilian Government.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Traffic Commissioners: Pay (24 Jul 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for confirming the salary of the Senior Traffic Commissioner; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Traffic Commissioners: Pay (24 Jul 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the salaries are for Traffic Commissioners in each region.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Livewell Southwest(23 Jul 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the social enterprise Livewell South West will receive additional resource from the planned increase in funding for Agenda for Change.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Joint Committee On Vaccination and Immunisation (11 Jul 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the agenda of the next meeting of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is planned to be published.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Baby Care Units (11 Jul 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to allocate further funding specifically for the improvement of facilities for families on neonatal units.

Written Answers — Treasury: Motor Vehicles: Hydrogen (11 Jul 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to include hydrogen refuelling stations in the scope of the Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund in the future.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Air Space: Greater London (10 Jul 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the changes proposed in the London Airspace Management Programme Phase 1A to be fully implemented.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genito-urinary Medicine (9 Jul 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England, published by his Department in March 2013, when his Department plans to update that publication.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genito-urinary Medicine (9 Jul 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve sexual health outcomes for people aged 50 and over; and what guidance is issued to health professionals to improve sexual health outcomes for those people.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport: Railways (26 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the proposed western rail access to Heathrow.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Great Western Railway Line: Heathrow Airport (26 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish a breakdown of the funding identified for the proposed western access rail to Heathrow; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Trafalgar Class Submarines (26 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what storage locations have been identified for the three Trafalgar class submarines when they come out of service.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: South West (21 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the additional spending that will be allocated to the NHS will be allocated to health services in (a) Devon, (b) Cornwall and (c)

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Pay (21 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to extend the NHS pay settlement to staff of social enterprises.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary (19 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether bids from (a) EU and (b) non-EU bidders for the RFA Solid Support Ship contract will have to demonstrate compliance with EU state aid rules.

Written Answers — Home Office: Domestic Violence (14 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timetable is for his Department to respond to it’s consultation on the draft Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill; and what the timetable is for further steps to be taken in relation to that Bill.

Written Answers — Treasury: High Rise Flats: Insulation (11 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will reduce the rate of VAT charged on work to reclad tower blocks resulting from the Grenfell Tower fire.

Written Answers — Treasury: High Rise Flats: Insulation (11 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of VAT which will be accrued to the public purse from the £400m allocated by the Government to renew cladding on tower blocks that have failed fire safety tests.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (11 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many consumers eligible for the guarantee credit element of pension credit are customers of (a) energy suppliers with more than and (b) fewer than 250,000 customers.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Energy: Prices (11 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many consumers in social grade DE are customers of (a) energy suppliers with more than and (b) fewer than 250,000 customers.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Plymouth Airport (11 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has a policy on the re-opening of Plymouth City Airport; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Railways: Devon (11 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce funding for additional railway resilience work at Dawlish and Teignmouth.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Aviation (11 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions the power under section 41 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982 to acquire and manage land for any purpose connected to civil aviation has been used; and on what dates that power was exercised.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Warm Home Discount Scheme (8 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of whether there will be an increase in the number of people who will be ineligible to receive the discount on energy through the Warm Home Discount Scheme as more people are choosing to move from large to small energy suppliers.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Members: Correspondence (7 Jun 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the average amount of time her Department has taken to respond to correspondence from (a) hon. Members and (b) hon. Members’ offices over the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Devon and Cornwall Ambulance Service (31 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve ambulance response times by Devon and Cornwall Ambulance Service.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Devon and Cornwall Ambulance Service (31 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on improving response times in line with the Government’s improved ambulance performance framework of July 2017.

Written Answers — Treasury: Air Passenger Duty (30 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has been raised for the public in each of the last five years from Air Passenger Duty by (a) reduced rate, (b) standard rate and (c) higher rate in (i) band A and (ii) band B.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Works: Fees and Charges(23 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether (a) the roll-out of broadband fibre to (i) households and (ii) other buildings, (b) electric vehicle charging points and (c) major housebuilding programmes will be exempt from lane rental scheme charges.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Works: Fees and Charges(23 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria his Department uses to approve a local authority’s application for a lane rental scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Works: Fees and Charges(23 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there is a cap on lane rental scheme charges for major works to (a) install and (b) replace apparatus.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Works: Fees and Charges(23 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) discounts and (c) fee waivers from lane rental schemes are available for joint works; and what definition his Department uses for joint works.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Road Works: Fees and Charges(23 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether lane rental scheme charges will apply to street works undertaken by the Highways Agency.

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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Plymouth (23 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of the funding allocated from the public purse for recladding tower blocks that failed safety tests will be allocated to the three tower blocks in Mount Wise, Plymouth.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Recycling: EU Action (16 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the analysis undertaken by his Department on the EU Circular Economy Package.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: HIV Infection (14 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2018 to Question 135263 on HIV Infection, what steps his Department has taken to in response to the recommendations in the British HIV Association National Audit 2015; and if he will make a statement on the use of health assessments for people living with HIV.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport: Railways (11 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for work to (a) commence and (b) finish on the Western Rail Access to Heathrow project.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Plymouth (10 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to allocate funding to support the Plymouth Challenge initiative from Plymouth City Council’s education board.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Heathrow Airport: Railways (9 May 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic benefit to the South West of the proposed Western Rail Access to Heathrow.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: TYPE 26 FRIGATES (27 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a decision on the base-porting arrangements of the new Type 26 frigates will be announced in the report of the defence modernisation programme.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: A38: DEVON (24 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the A38 between Plymouth and Exeter to be upgraded to Highway England’s Expressway standard.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: MOTOR VEHICLES: EXHAUST EMISSIONS (24 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Roads to Zero strategy.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: ZERO EMISSIONS VEHICLE SUMMIT(24 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Zero Emissions Vehicle Summit announced by the Prime Minister in December 2017 is planned to be held.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY (24 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which (a) UK and (b) international shipbuilders participated in his Department’s market engagement exercise to procure fleet solid support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY (24 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on its four-year assessment phase of the procurement process for new fleet solid support ships for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary; and if he will make a statement.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: MONARCH AIRLINES: INSOLVENCY (23 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse of repatriating UK citizens was after the collapse of Monarch airlines.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: MONARCH AIRLINES: INSOLVENCY (23 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much and what proportion of the cost of repatriating UK citizens after the collapse of monarch airlines came from (a) the public purse, (b) the travel industry, (c) credit card companies, (d) insurance companies (e) other sources.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: MONARCH AIRLINES: INSOLVENCY (23 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of final cost to the public purse of costs not recharged after the collapse of Monarch airlines.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: MONARCH AIRLINES: INSOLVENCY (23 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) people and (b) organisations have refused to contribute to repatriation costs after the collapse of Monarch airlines.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: FRIGATES: CRUISE MISSILES (23 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to fit vertical launch cruise missiles on (a) Type 26 and (b) Type 31 frigates; and if he will make a statement.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: FRIGATES: CRUISE MISSILES (23 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a module for vertical launch missiles is planned for inclusion as part of the specification for the Type 31 frigate.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: HIV INFECTION (19 APR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients living with HIV who (a) were offered and (b) received an annual health assessment for cardiovascular disease, renal impairment, diabetes and bone health in each NHS England region in the last year for which figures are available; and what plans he has to ensure that all people living…

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS: ASYLUM: NATIONAL INSURANCE (21 MAR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will issue national insurance numbers to all asylum seekers when they are granted refugee status.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS: HABITUAL RESIDENCE TEST (21 MAR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of whether refugees should be required to pass a habitual residence test for benefits after being granted refugee status.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — CABINET OFFICE: CABINET OFFICE: FORMER MEMBERS (21 MAR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — CABINET OFFICE: NATIONAL SECURITY (14 MAR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure the National Security Capability Review prioritises the capability of the UK’s defence; and if he will a statement.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: DISEASES (5 MAR 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to update indicator 3.01 in the Public Health Outcomes Framework to include morbidity as well as mortality linked to anthropogenic PM2.5 to reflect the role of that pollutant in exacerbating cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses and increasing the risk of a health episode being experienced by those living with those…

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: RAILWAYS: SOUTH WEST (27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to On Track – the 20 year plan, published by the Peninsula Rail Task Force on October 2015, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on allocating funding for work to decrease journey times between Plymouth and Exeter.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: RAILWAYS: SOUTH WEST (27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to On Track – the 20 year plan, published by the Peninsula Rail Task Force on October 2015, what discussions he has had with Network Rail on decreasing journey times between Plymouth and Exeter.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: OPHTHALMIC SERVICES(27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2018 to Question 120603, on Ophthalmic Services, if he will publish the number of admissions for people with (a) age-related macular degeneration, (b) glaucoma and (c) diabetic retinopathy in each of the last five years.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: OPHTHALMIC SERVICES(27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2018 to Question 121244, on Ophthalmic Services, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of local commissioning arrangements for (a) glaucoma, (b) age related macular degeneration and (c) diabetic retinopathy.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: HIV INFECTION: HEALTH SERVICES (27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase funding for HIV support services.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — PRIME MINISTER: PRIME MINISTER: FORMER MEMBERS (27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Prime Minister, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the general election 2017 and who now work in her Office were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: HIGH RISE FLATS: FIRE PREVENTION (27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of recladding tower blocks that have combustible cladding in England.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: METALS: THEFT (27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to deter metal scavenging from shipwrecks and war graves.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: METALS: THEFT (27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what reports he has received on the status of Royal Navy war graves on the shipwrecks of HMS Electra, HMS Exeter and HMS Encounter near Indonesia and Malaysia and on similar wrecks in other areas of the world at risk from metal scavengers.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: METALS: THEFT (27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has had recent discussions with the Foreign Secretary on reburying the remains of Royal Navy sailors from HMS Exeter.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: HMS OCEAN (27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the net change in levels of employment in (a) Royal Navy personnel and (b) civilian staff supporting such personnel at Devonport resulting from the sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: HMS OCEAN (27 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the crew of HMS Ocean will (a) remain in Devonport, (b) transfer to Portsmouth, (c) transfer to other Royal Navy bases and (d) leave the Royal Navy after the ship is decommissioned.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: BRIDGES: ENGLISH CHANNEL (26 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has asked the National Infrastructure Commission to assess the viability of building a bridge spanning the English Channel.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: BRIDGES: ENGLISH CHANNEL (26 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it is the Government’s policy to build a bridge across the English Channel.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: AIR POLLUTION: HEALTH HAZARDS (26 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to indicator 3.01 of Improving outcomes and supporting transparency, updated in August 2016, what data does his Department holds on the level of mortality linked to air pollution.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: AIR POLLUTION (26 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of levels of mortality linked to outdoor air pollution exposure at local authority level.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: AIR POLLUTION (26 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the most recent data from indicator 3.01 in the Public Health Outcomes Framework to be published by Public Health England.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: BRAZIL: OVERSEAS AID (26 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much money her Department has spent on (a) direct aid and (b) providing assistance to (i) the Brazilian Government and (ii) projects in Brazil in each year since 2010.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: AIR POLLUTION: MONITORING (26 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to improve measurement of PM2.5 particles across the UK.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: AIR POLLUTION: MONITORING (26 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department will work with the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government to provide guidance to local councils on ensuring air quality monitors record fine particulate matter, PM2.5.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HOME OFFICE: AIRGUNS (26 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to reduce the number of cats (a) killed and (b) left with life-changing injuries due to being shot by air guns; and if she will make a statement.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: FOOD: ORIGIN MARKING (23 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to ensure UK goods continue to enjoy EU protected food name status after the UK leaves the EU; and if he will make a statement.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: RAILWAYS: SOUTH WEST (22 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to upgrade the train line between Plymouth and Totnes.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: FV SOLSTICE (22 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timetable is for the publication of the Marine Investigation Branch report into the sinking of the Solstice trawler off Plymouth in 2017.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: FISHERIES (22 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to support the under-10 metre fishing fleet in the Fisheries Bill.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: FISHERIES: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (22 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his policy is on the allocation of fishing opportunities in UK waters to reflect the ability of boats to meet environmental, social and economic sustainability criteria.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: CARE HOMES: FEES AND CHARGES (9 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of care home residents paying top up fees for their care.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: SOCIAL SERVICES: PLYMOUTH SUTTON AND DEVONPORT (8 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people resident in Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport constituency who have unmet social care needs.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: SOCIAL SERVICES (8 FEB 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department’s planned consultation on adult social care will include consideration of unfair care home contracts.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: FORMER MEMBERS(30 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION: DEPARTMENT FOR EXITING THE EUROPEAN UNION: FORMER MEMBERS (30 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: FORMER MEMBERS (29 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR DIGITAL, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT: DEPARTMENT FOR DIGITAL, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT: FORMER MEMBERS (29 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: MINISTRY OF HOUSING, COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: FORMER MEMBERS(29 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HM TREASURY: TREASURY: FORMER MEMBERS (29 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE: DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE: FORMER MEMBERS (29 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION: DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION: FORMER MEMBERS (29 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: FORMER MEMBERS (29 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: FORMER MEMBERS (29 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: FORMER MEMBERS (26 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in her Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS: DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS: FORMER MEMBERS (25 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in her Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: WASHING MACHINES: STANDARDS (25 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what regulatory standards are in place for filters in washing machines; and whether he has plans to review those standards.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: FORMER MEMBERS (25 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the 2017 general election and who now work in his Department were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HM TREASURY: PORTS (22 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether British ports will be designated as free ports after the UK leaves the EU.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: HMS PRINCE OF WALES (17 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether alterations to the design of HMS Prince of Wales (a) have been made and (b) will be made following the sale of HMS Ocean.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HOME OFFICE: AIRGUNS: LICENSING (16 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to introduce air gun licensing.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: NATIONAL SECURITY (15 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has requested the timetable for the completion of the National Security Capabilities Review to be extended until Autumn 2018.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: HMS OCEAN (15 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what postings he plans for the crew of HMS Ocean following its decommissioning.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: M5 (15 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to make the M5 in the South West a smart motorway.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: MARITIME LAW: GREATER LONDON(12 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to maintain London’s position as an international centre for maritime dispute resolution after the UK leaves the EU.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: EUROPEAN MARITIME SAFETY AGENCY (12 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to maintain UK membership of the European Maritime Safety Agency after the UK leaves the EU.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: HMS OCEAN (10 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has approved the sale of HMS Ocean to Brazil.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: STANDARDISATION: EU LAW (9 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the United Kingdom will remain a member of the European Committee on Standardisation after we leave the EU.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: EU RAPID ALERT SYSTEMS FOR FOOD AND FEED (8 JAN 2018)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the UK will continue to participate in the EU Rapid Alert Systems for Food and Feed after the UK leaves the EU.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: MICROPLASTICS (29 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the microbeads ban to include sunscreen and deodorants.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: WASHING MACHINES: STANDARDS (29 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the regulatory standards for filters in washing machines are; and whether he has any plans to review those standards.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: MARINE ENVIRONMENT: FIBRES (27 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle the release of microfibres into the marine environment from washing clothes.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: RAILWAYS: SOUTH WEST (21 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the level of availability of mobile phone coverage on the Penzance to London train line; and if he will make a statement.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — CABINET OFFICE: GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS: PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS (21 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who lost their seats at the general election 2017 have been appointed to (a) paid and (b) unpaid positions in Government Departments since June 2017.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — CABINET OFFICE: GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS: PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS (21 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what pay bands former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the General Election 2017 have been appointed to by Government Departments. .

WRITTEN ANSWERS — CABINET OFFICE: GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS: PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS (21 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many former Conservative Members of Parliament who were defeated at the general election 2017 and who now work in government were appointed after a publicly advertised and open recruitment process.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HM TREASURY: EXETER-PLYMOUTH RAILWAY LINE (20 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on allocating funding in line with the Peninsula Rail Task Force group’s recommendations to improve journey times between Plymouth and Exeter.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: NATIONAL SECURITY (18 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans a public consultation on the defence aspects of the National Security and Capability review.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: SOCIAL SERVICES: MIGRANT WORKERS (14 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on the availability of non-UK EU nationals to work in the social care sector.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: SUBMARINES: DECOMMISSIONING (14 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the ages of the submarines awaiting recycling in Devonport and Rosyth are.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: SUBMARINES: DECOMMISSIONING (14 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding he has allocated to the submarine recycling demonstrator project in each of the next three years.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: FOOD: CORNWALL (14 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure Cornish pasties retain European Protected Status.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS: SOUTH WEST (13 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many badgers have been culled in the south west of England in the last twelve months.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — CABINET OFFICE: NATIONAL SECURITY (12 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he expects the review of the National Security Strategy to be published.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: RAPE: SENTENCING (5 DEC 2017)

Luke Pollard: Whether there are plans to review sentencing guidelines for rape committed by people under 18.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS: UNIVERSAL CREDIT: APPEALS (16 NOV 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit sanctions were appealed on the grounds that a claimant’s child had died or been stillborn within the last two years.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS: UNIVERSAL CREDIT (16 NOV 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance and training is available to work coaches to advise them on the circumstances in which they can temporarily switch off a universal credit claimant’s work search and availability (a) in the case of a bereavement and (b) otherwise.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: NAVY (1 NOV 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how he defines the term growing Royal Navy.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION: SERVICE PUPIL PREMIUM: PLYMOUTH (30 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether schools in Plymouth which accept children of servicemen and servicewomen will continue to receive the service pupil premium after April 2018.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: HMS SCOTT (30 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the recent refit cost of HMS Scott was.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: TYPE 26 FRIGATES (30 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the base-porting arrangements for the new Type 26 frigates.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: TYPE 26 FRIGATES (30 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the retirement dates are of each of the 13 Type 26 frigates.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: ASTUTE CLASS SUBMARINES (30 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the base-porting arrangements are for the most recent Astute-class attack submarine.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: HMS SCOTT (30 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current planned operational retirement date is for HMS Scott.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: AVIATION: EMPLOYMENT (26 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of jobs linked to the general aviation sector in the UK.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: AVIATION (26 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the contribution from general aviation in the UK to growth and employment in the STEM sector.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION: TRAINING (25 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to improve the guidance provided by her Department on education and training opportunities for reskilling or upskilling for working people of all ages.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION: PUPIL PREMIUM: PLYMOUTH (20 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children are in receipt of the service pupil premium; and what the amount received by Plymouth schools was of that premium in financial years (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17 and (c) 2017-18.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: HMS PRINCE OF WALES (20 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether HMS Prince of Wales has been designed to operate in littoral waters.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HOME OFFICE: REFUGEES: CHILDREN (18 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that family reunion provisions for unaccompanied children are not restricted in the event that the UK ceases to be bound by the Dublin III regulation.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HOME OFFICE: REFUGEES: CHILDREN (18 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether applications by unaccompanied children for family reunion in the UK under the provisions of the Dublin III Regulation that had not been completed by the time the UK leaves the EU will be completed.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HOME OFFICE: REFUGEES: CHILDREN (17 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average time is from point of application to completion for an unaccompanied minor under the Dublin III treaty.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HOME OFFICE: REFUGEES: CHILDREN (17 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications from unaccompanied children her Department is considering under the Dublin III Regulation.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: HMS ALBION (17 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the recent refit cost of HMS Albion was.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: NATO: LITTORAL WARFARE (17 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what commitments the UK has made to NATO which would require the use of amphibious capabilities.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: EXETER-PLYMOUTH RAILWAY LINE(16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to fund increases in line speed on the railway between Plymouth and Exeter.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: FRIGATES AND PATROL CRAFT: PER CAPITA COSTS (16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost per ship is of a (a) Type 26 frigate, (b) Type 31e frigate and (c) batch 2 River Class offshore patrol vessel.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: TYPE 31 FRIGATES (16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the weapons specification for the Type 31e frigate.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: ARMED FORCES: DEPLOYMENT (16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Joint Force 2025 will be affected by the review of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: STRATEGIC DEFENCE AND SECURITY REVIEW(16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to publish the results of its review of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review being undertaken by its Director for Strategic Planning.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: WARSHIPS: DECOMMISSIONING (16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current planned operational retirement date is for (a) HMS Albion, (b) HMS Bulwark and (c) HMS Ocean.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: WARSHIPS: DECOMMISSIONING (16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential loss of (a) HMS Albion and (b) HMS Bulwark on the ability of the Royal Marines to deploy overseas.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: WARSHIPS: DECOMMISSIONING (16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the Government has to sustain UK amphibious capabilities to 2025.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: NAVY (16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to increase the workforce of the Royal Navy.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: FALKLAND ISLANDS (16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of how the Falkland Islands could be recaptured in the event of invasion without the use of Royal Navy amphibious capabilities provided by HMS Albion, HMS Bulwark and HMS Ocean.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: MILITARY AIRCRAFT: PROCUREMENT (16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the depreciation in the value of sterling has affected the projected procurement numbers of (a) F-35 fighter jets, (b) P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft and (c) Boeing Apache attack helicopters.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: ANTISHIP MISSILES (16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to replace the Royal Navy’s Harpoon Anti-Ship missile after its retirement in 2018.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HOME OFFICE: UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS: CALAIS (16 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been provided to French authorities for (a) security fencing and (b) policing in Calais.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: STONEHOUSE BARRACKS (13 OCT 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the new basing arrangements for Royal Marines currently based at Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HOME OFFICE: IMMIGRATION (11 SEP 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration applications have been paused while her Department assesses the implications of the judgment of the Supreme Court on 22 February 2017, in MM (Lebanon) and others v SSHD [2017] UKSC10; and what is the (a) longest and (b) average length of time for which those immigration applications have been paused.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HOME OFFICE: IMMIGRATION (11 SEP 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the implications of the judgment of the Supreme Court of 22 February 2017 in MM (Lebanon) and others v SSHD [2017] UKSC10 for immigration applications.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: AUTISM: DIAGNOSIS (6 SEP 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the assessment tools used in the diagnosis of autism are effective in the identification of co-morbid mental health problems.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: AUTISM: DIAGNOSIS (6 SEP 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in England have been diagnosed as autistic.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: AUTISM: DIAGNOSIS (6 SEP 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many autistic people were diagnosed with (a) an anxiety disorder and (b) depression in (i) 2016-17, (ii) 2015-16 and (iii) 2014-15.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: AUTISM: DIAGNOSIS (6 SEP 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with autism in England died in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2014-15.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: AUTISM: DIAGNOSIS (6 SEP 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with autism in England took their own lives in (a) 2016-17, (b) 2015-16 and (c) 2014-15.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH: AUTISM: DEPRESSIVE ILLNESSES (6 SEP 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of which mental health interventions are effective for treating autistic people with anxiety or depression.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: VETERANS: TRAINING (26 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether skills training is available for veterans who have been medically discharged from the armed forces.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: DEVONPORT DOCKYARD (25 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the new base to be open for Royal Marines at Devonport Dockyard.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: ARMED FORCES: SOCIAL MEDIA (25 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much was spent on social media by each branch of the armed forces in (a) 2015, (b) 2016 and (c) 2017 to date.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: HMS SWIFTSURE (25 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there is a penalty clause for late delivery of the dismantling of HMS Swiftsure in the dismantling contract.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: WARSHIPS: SHIPBUILDING (25 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the shipbuilding strategy will be published.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: VETERANS: HOMELESSNESS (25 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of veterans who are homeless.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR DIGITAL, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT: PUBLIC STATUES: POLITICIANS (21 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many statues there are of (a) male and (b) female politicians in Britain.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: RAILWAYS: SOUTH WEST (20 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the Peninsula Rail Task Force report.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: TYPE 25 FRIGATES (19 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce the names of the new Type 25 Frigates.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR DIGITAL, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SPORT: MAYFLOWER: ANNIVERSARIES (18 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been allocated to the Mayflower 400 year anniversary celebrations in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019, (d) 2020 and (e) 2021.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HM TREASURY: INSURANCE: HIGH RISE FLATS (10 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the insurance industry on insurance for residents of tower blocks.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HM TREASURY: INSURANCE: HIGH RISE FLATS (10 JUL 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of whether residents of tower blocks are encountering difficulties in renewing their home insurance after the Grenfell Tower fire.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HM TREASURY: COOPERATIVES AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES (30 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to support the growth of the co-operative and social enterprise sector.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HM TREASURY: COOPERATIVES AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISES (30 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on measures aimed at supporting the growth of the co-operative sector.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: STONEHOUSE BARRACKS (29 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to ensure that memorials located in the Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth which are dedicated to Royal Marines who died serving their country will be preserved and protected.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: PENINSULA RAIL TASK FORCE: FINANCE (28 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce funding for the Peninsular Rail Task Force’s immediate tasks from November 2016.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: RAILWAYS: SOUTH WEST (28 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much will be spent on railway upgrade work in the South West in (a) Control Period 5 and (b) Control Period 6.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: A38: DEVON (28 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent on the A38 in Devon in each year since 2010.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: A38: DEVON (28 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated to the A38 in Devon in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020, (d) 2021 and (e) 2022.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT: M5 (28 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has any plans to extend the M5 from Exeter to the Tamar Bridge in Plymouth.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY: RENEWABLE ENERGY: COMMUNITY ASSETS (28 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to support community-owned renewable energy.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: SUBMARINES: DECOMMISSIONING (28 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects the first Royal Navy submarine to have been fully recycled under the Submarine Dismantling Project.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: FRIGATES (28 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he expects to decide on base porting arrangements between Devonport and Portsmouth for the new (a) Type 26 and (b) Type 31 frigates.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HM TREASURY: COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANIES (28 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the benefits of exempting registered community benefit societies from (a) corporation tax and (b) business and non-domestic rates.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — HM TREASURY: PRODUCTIVITY: COOPERATIVES (28 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with (a) the co-operative sector and (b) representatives from employee-owned businesses on increasing national productivity by incentivising and encouraging employees.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: FISHERIES: TREATIES (28 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to trigger the UK’s exit from the London Convention.

WRITTEN ANSWERS — MINISTRY OF DEFENCE: MILITARY BASES: PLYMOUTH (26 JUN 2017)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to dispose of (a) Stonehouse Barracks and (b) the Royal Citadel in Plymouth.

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