Craig Tracey Portrait

Craig Tracey

Conservative - North Warwickshire

First elected: 7th May 2015


Procurement Bill [HL]
30th Jan 2023 - 21st Feb 2023
Carer’s Leave Bill
2nd Nov 2022 - 9th Nov 2022
Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform Bill)
2nd Nov 2022 - 7th Nov 2022
Financial Services and Markets Bill
12th Oct 2022 - 3rd Nov 2022
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
17th Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Business and Trade Committee
17th Oct 2016 - 3rd May 2017
Business, Innovation and Skills Committee
8th Jul 2015 - 17th Oct 2016
Education, Skills and the Economy Sub-Committee
1st Dec 2015 - 23rd May 2016


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Craig Tracey has voted in 905 divisions, and 7 times against the majority of their Party.

25 Mar 2021 - Coronavirus - View Vote Context
Craig Tracey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 35 Conservative No votes vs 305 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 484 Noes - 76
1 Dec 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Craig Tracey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 53 Conservative No votes vs 290 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 291 Noes - 78
13 Oct 2020 - Public Health: Coronavirus Regulations - View Vote Context
Craig Tracey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 42 Conservative No votes vs 298 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 299 Noes - 82
30 Nov 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Craig Tracey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 32 Conservative No votes vs 259 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 431 Noes - 36
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Craig Tracey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 38 Conservative No votes vs 271 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 441 Noes - 41
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Craig Tracey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 97 Conservative No votes vs 224 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 126
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Craig Tracey voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 60 Conservative No votes vs 258 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 385 Noes - 100
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
(10 debate interactions)
Elizabeth Truss (Conservative)
(7 debate interactions)
Andrew Griffith (Conservative)
Minister of State (Department for Science, Innovation and Technology)
(6 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
HM Treasury
(13 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(10 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(8 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Financial Services and Markets Act 2023
(3,551 words contributed)
Birmingham Commonwealth Games Act 2020
(1,226 words contributed)
Renters (Reform) Bill 2022-23
(720 words contributed)
Health and Care Act 2022
(57 words contributed)
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North Warwickshire Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petition Debates Contributed

We ask Parliament to repeal the High Speed Rail Bills, 2016 and 2019, as MPs voted on misleading environmental, financial and timetable information provided by the Dept of Transport and HS2 Ltd. It fails to address the conditions of the Paris Accord and costs have risen from £56bn to over £100bn.


Latest EDMs signed by Craig Tracey

26th March 2024
Craig Tracey signed this EDM on Tuesday 26th March 2024

Referral of matters of 21 February 2024 to the Committee of Privileges

Tabled by: William Wragg (Independent - Hazel Grove)
That this House notes the Speaker’s decision on selection and calling of amendments on 21 February 2024 was not in accordance with the established precedent for Opposition days; and accordingly considers that, notwithstanding the Resolution of this House of 6 February 1978, the matter of whether undue pressure was placed …
71 signatures
(Most recent: 19 Apr 2024)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Conservative: 25
Independent: 3
Plaid Cymru: 1
11th April 2019
Craig Tracey signed this EDM on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Exiting the European Union

Tabled by: William Cash (Conservative - Stone)
That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, praying that the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (Exit Day) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2019 (S.I., 2019, No. 859), dated 11 April 2019, a copy of which was laid before this House on 11 April 2019, be annulled.
82 signatures
(Most recent: 29 Apr 2019)
Signatures by party:
Conservative: 69
Independent: 6
Democratic Unionist Party: 6
Non-affiliated: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Craig Tracey, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.



Latest 44 Written Questions

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
22nd Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of HS2 on the construction materials shortage for (a) other major projects in the construction sector and (b) the manufacturing and engineering sector.

The Government is aware that a range of building materials are in short supply nationally. This is driven by demand and increased global competition to secure supplies. At present, we do not have any information to suggest that demand from HS2 is having a material impact on supplies within the UK or on major projects in the construction, manufacturing and engineering sectors. However, the Government recognises that this is a critical situation and we are following events closely.

The Construction Leadership Council’s Coronavirus Task Force has established a Product Availability Working Group, comprised of product manufacturers, builders’ merchants and suppliers, contractors of all sizes, and housebuilders. The Task Force continues to monitor the supply and demand of products, and identify those in short supply.

Anne-Marie Trevelyan
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
22nd Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that (a) the 30 per cent of exported UK plastic waste destined for Turkey is managed to standards equivalent to those in the UK and (b) leakage into the environment, rivers and seas is prevented.

The UK and Turkey are both Parties to the United Nations Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Waste and Their Disposal. The Convention provides a global system for controlling the export of hazardous wastes and wastes collected from households. The UK and Turkey are also both members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and are subject to an OECD Council Decision which provides the legal framework for the control of movements of wastes within the OECD to ensure the environmentally sound and economically efficient recovery of wastes.

The requirements of the Basel Convention and the OECD Decision are implemented in UK law by the EU Waste Shipment Regulations and the UK Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations. This legislation requires that those involved in the shipments of waste take all necessary steps to ensure waste is managed in an environmentally sound manner throughout its shipment and during its recycling or recovery in the country of destination.

The UK regulators take a proactive and intelligence-led approach to checking compliance with waste shipments legislation and intervene to stop illegal exports taking place when necessary. In England in 2018/19, the Environment Agency (EA) inspected almost 1,000 shipping containers at ports and returned over 200 of those to sites. During this period, the EA also prevented 12,000 tonnes of waste from reaching ports which may have otherwise been exported illegally.

Any operators found to be illegally exporting waste can face severe sanctions - from financial penalties to imprisonment for a period of up to two years.

Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
25th Mar 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made on negotiations with Israel on an agreement for further trade cooperation beyond the trade continuity deal; and what steps she is taking to strengthen the UK’s trade relationship with Israel in the science and technology sector.

The United Kingdom’s trade relationship with Israel is already strong, totalling £4.9 billion in the four quarters to the end of Q3 2020. The United Kingdom-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement entered into force on 1st January 2021. As the Foreign Secretary noted, the United Kingdom is now able to start scoping for greater ambition in our trade relationship with Israel. Science and innovation are key elements of this relationship and we are currently building a framework for a new Britain-Israel Science Partnership. Moreover, the ‘TechHub’, based in British Embassy Tel Aviv, continues to partner Israeli expertise with British companies, delivering significant benefits to the British economy.

9th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 146961 on Question for Department for International Trade, what sectors have been identified for further cooperation with Israel beyond the continuity trade agreement.

The United Kingdom-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement entered into force on the 1 January 2021. The agreement provides an ambitious framework to continue to grow our future trading relationship, which totalled £4.9 billion in the four quarters to the end of Q3 2020. We have identified opportunities to deepen our bilateral trade relationship in sectors such as financial services, infrastructure, and technology. We will work with our Israeli counterparts to realise these including through reinstating plans to host a UK-Israel Trade and Investment conference in London.

Graham Stuart
Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
1st Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps the Government has taken to support bilateral trade with Israel.

The United Kingdom-Israel Trade and Partnership Agreement entered into force on the 1st January 2021. The agreement provides an ambitious framework to continue to grow our future trading relationship, which totalled £4.9 billion in the four quarters to the end of Q3 2020. We are now working with Israeli counterparts on the implementation of our agreement and to scope where there is a shared ambition to deepen our bilateral trade relationship. This includes the opportunity to reinstate plans to host a United Kingdom-Israel Trade and Investment Conference.

20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by HS2 Ltd on hosting hospitality events and receptions in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

HS2L does not keep a separate register for hospitality events and receptions but does record all expenditure in the annual report and accounts and discloses all expenditure over £25,000 via transparency reporting on gov.uk

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) amount spent by HS2 Ltd on helpline call centres in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2021 and (b) number of calls dealt with by those centres in each of those years.

(a) In line with the Government’s transparency agenda, HS2 Ltd publishes every payment over £25,000 and all payments over £500 using corporate purchasing cards.

(b) This information is published in HS2 Ltd’s Community Engagement Progress Reports which are available on https://www.hs2.org.uk/document_types/community-engagement-progress-reports/

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has been spent by HS2 Ltd for private security at each HS2 office and site since 2019.

In line with the Government’s transparency agenda, HS2 Ltd publishes data for all payments over £25,000 and any payments over £500 made using corporate purchasing cards. This information is available on gov.uk

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much has HS2 Ltd spent on (a) rail, (b) air and (c) road travel since 2019.

HS2 Ltd spend for rail, air and road travel – which reduced as a result of the pandemic - is as follows:

2019

2020

2021 (to Sept)

Air

£ 30,525

£2,747

£271

Rail

£2,646,434

£405,494

£123,530

Road

£170,590

£74,586

£78,644

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish details of expenditure by HS2 Ltd on domestic and overseas trips for employees in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021, by destination.

HS2 Ltd publishes data on senior officials’ expenses and hospitality associated with business trips as part of its transparency disclosures available on gov.uk. This information is updated on a quarterly basis.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the total (a) amount of Job Retention Scheme disbursements paid to HS2 Ltd and (b) number of HS2 Ltd staff furloughed during the covid-19 outbreak.

HS2 Ltd did not access the Job Retention Scheme or furlough any staff during 2020-21.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by HS2 Ltd on gender neutral toilets at HS2 offices in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

HS2L does not keep a separate register for the costs of gender neutral toilets as all expenditure on items such as this would be included in the overall costs of workplace accommodation.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the amount overpaid to staff of HS2 Ltd in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

All unrecovered overpayments are published in HS2 Ltd’s annual accounts as part of Losses and special payments. This can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hs2-annual-reports-and-accounts

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by HS2 Ltd on railcards for staff in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

Between 2019 and 2020 there was zero spend on railcards. From April 2021 employees can claim the cost of a railcard (up to £30). One claim has been made to date.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish details of expenditure by HS2 Ltd on artworks in (a) 2019 (b) 2020 and (c) 2021 by (a) cost, (b) name and (c) description of each item.

In line with the Government’s transparency agenda, HS2 Ltd publishes data for all payments over £25,000 and any payments over £500 made using corporate purchasing cards. This information is available on gov.uk

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by HS2 Ltd on real or artificial plants for use in HS2 offices in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

In line with the Government’s transparency agenda, HS2 Ltd publishes data for all payments over £25,000 and any payments over £500 made using corporate purchasing cards. This information is available on gov.uk

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by HS2 Ltd on portraits, such as a painting, drawing or engraving of a photographic portrait, or headshots of a person such as a member of staff, in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

In line with the Government’s transparency agenda, HS2 Ltd publishes data for all payments over £25,000 and any payments over £500 made using corporate purchasing cards. This information is available on gov.uk

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by HS2 Ltd on alcoholic drinks in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

Expense claims for alcoholic drinks are not permitted within the travel and expense policy.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much was spent by HS2 Ltd on advertising and media relation agencies in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

In line with the Government’s transparency agenda, HS2 Ltd publishes data for all payments over £25,000 and any payments over £500 made using corporate purchasing cards. This information is available on gov.uk

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
24th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to (a) monitor and (b) mitigate potential safety matters during the trial of e-scooters on roads.

The Department is preparing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan for e-scooter trials which will assess safety impacts. The regulations to enable trials will set requirements for e-scooter users, among other changes, will set a maximum speed for e-scooters. We are also specifying minimum standards for the e-scooters participating in trials. These steps mitigate potential safety risks and we will keep this under review as trials progress.

24th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will take steps to ensure that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau is not required to compensate injured parties beyond its obligations under the Road Traffic Act.

The issue of the impact of the Vnuk judgment on motor insurance in the UK is an important one. We understand the implications on motor sports, motorists and other road users, and the concerns raised by the insurance industry including the Motor Insurers Bureau. During the transition period, EU law continues to apply to the UK through the EU Withdrawal Act and options for after that period will be for Government to decide.

24th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reconcile the different requirements of Sections 143(i) and 185 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 with Articles 1 and 3 of the Motor Insurance Directive 2009 with reference to the 2014 European Court of Justice judgment in Vnuk.

The issue of the impact of the Vnuk judgment on motor insurance in the UK is an important one. We understand the implications on motor sports, motorists and other road users, and the concerns raised by the insurance industry including the Motor Insurers Bureau. During the transition period, EU law continues to apply to the UK through the EU Withdrawal Act and options for after that period will be for Government to decide.

19th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the conclusion of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries' report, entitled Building financial resilience for households in the private rented sector, published on published 1 July 2020, that it is not possible to insure against facing a rent shortfall in the event of a claim for universal credit.

The criteria for accessing insurance products is a matter for the insurance industry, therefore no such assessment has been undertaken by the DWP.

19th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether renters that receive income for payment of rent from (a) Income Protection and (b) other insurance policies have that income amount deducted pound for pound from their universal credit housing allowance.

Universal Credit is not paid to claimants who have sufficient income available from other sources to support themselves. Where claimants have income available to meet their everyday living costs, their entitlement to Universal Credit is adjusted accordingly.

Regular income payments that are paid to meet living costs, including individual income protection insurance payments, result in reductions in the claimant’s Universal Credit entitlement pound for pound.

19th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the the number of benefit claimants that face a shortfall between their actual rent and the amount for rent included in their universal credit payment; and what assessment she has made of the average size of that shortfall in each region.

This is published in the supplementary tables available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/universal-credit-statistics-29-april-2013-to-14-january-2021.

For those that do experience a shortfall, Discretionary Housing Payments are available. Since 2011 we have provided over £1 billion in Discretionary Housing Payment funding, enabling local authorities to support households that need additional help by making financial awards to people experiencing financial difficulty with housing costs who qualify for Housing Benefit or the housing costs element of Universal Credit.

Universal Credit household shortfalls November 2020

Average monthly shortfall

East Midlands

£126

East of England

£181

London

£259

North East

£92

North West

£116

Scotland

£114

South East

£194

South West

£142

Wales

£112

West Midlands

£130

Yorkshire and The Humber

£107

Great Britain

£154

12th Apr 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of using breast density assessment software at women's first breast cancer screening appointments; and if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of that technology on women's awareness of their personal risk of developing breast cancer.

The Breast Screening Risk Adaptive Imaging for Density trial is looking into the use of supplementary imaging techniques for women, within the standard breast screening programme, who are found to have radiographically dense breast tissue. The UK National Screening Committee, which advises ministers and the National Health Service in all four countries in the United Kingdom, will review this evidence when it becomes available.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
18th Mar 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of the decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to not recommend trastuzumab deruxtecan for HER2-low secondary breast cancer for use on NHS on the life expectancy of eligible women.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has not yet published final guidance on the use of trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu) for the treatment of metastatic HER2-low breast cancer. The NICE published final draft guidance on 5 March 2024, that does not recommend it as a clinically and cost-effective use of National Health Service resources. Stakeholders had until 19 March 2024 to lodge an appeal against the NICE’s recommendations. The NICE currently expects to publish final guidance on 3 April 2024.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
8th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the article published in The Lancet on 12 August 2020 entitled Effect of mammographic screening from age 40 years on breast cancer mortality, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of lowering the breast cancer screening age for women.

The United Kingdom National Screening Committee (UK NSC) is aware of the The Lancet publication of the long-term outcomes of the UK Breast Screening Age trial.

The UK NSC will examine the findings carefully along with other initiatives in this area, which includes the use of artificial intelligence and digital pathology in the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHS BSP). Currently there is a robust estimate that the current NHS BSP strategy is effective in preventing deaths from breast cancer. This involves regular screening in women aged 50 up to their 71st birthday.

The UK NSC also awaits the publication of the Age Extension Trial of screening in women over the age of 70 which is due to report in 2026.

The Committee’s overriding concern is that any significant change to the Programme should result in more good than harm and be cost proportionable.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
8th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the backlog of breast cancer surgeries, treatments and screenings resulting from the covid-19 outbreak.

The National Health Service is restoring the full operation of all cancer services, with local delivery plans being delivered by Cancer Alliances.

Systems will work with general practitioners and the public locally to restore the number of people coming forward and being referred with suspected cancer to at least pre-pandemic levels.

Sufficient diagnostic capacity in COVID-19 secure environments will be supplied through the use of independent sector facilities, the development of Community Diagnostic Hubs and Rapid Diagnostic Centres, further all cancer screening programmes will be fully restarted.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
28th Aug 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of 13 to 24 year olds with cancer who were considered clinically extremely vulnerable and advised to shield in England.

NHS Digital has produced a count of living patients that are classified as being on the Shielded Patient List in England, aged 13-24 years old inclusive as at 27 August 2020, who fell within one or more cancer disease groups at that point in time. The total number falling within one of these categories as at 27 August 2020 was 4,858 patients.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
28th Aug 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women aged under 25 were invited for cervical screening in (a) 2017, (b) 2018 and (c) 2019.

The NHS Cervical Screening Programme provides all women between the ages of 25 and 64 the opportunity to be screened routinely to detect cervical abnormalities at an early stage, although women may receive their first invite up to six months before their 25th birthday.

However, women outside of this age group may still be assessed by the programme. Under 25-year olds will be included in the screening record if cervical abnormalities are coincidentally found as part of separate gynaecological assessments.

The number of women invited by the programme is published on an annual basis, and includes breakdowns by age group. The report can be accessed at the following link:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/cervical-screening-annual.

The data for under 25-year olds for the years requested is shown in the following table:

Number of women invited, by age-group, in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 (financial years):

Age group (years)

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

Under 20

53

39

25

20-24

189,978

189,955

189,176

Total under 25

190,031

189,994

189,201

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
28th Aug 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of school children who have had HPV vaccinations delayed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

School-aged vaccinations, including human papillomavirus (HPV), were impacted by the closure of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. School-aged immunisation providers across the country are now working with NHS England and NHS Improvement commissioners with clinical advice from Public Health England to catch up those vaccinations that were previously paused.

Whilst we do not have an estimate of the number of school children whose HPV vaccination has been delayed due the COVID-19 outbreak, the priority now is to ensure that all those eligible are offered at least one dose of HPV vaccine, as per the advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
9th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with incurable secondary breast cancer may receive timely treatment in covid-19 free hubs and sites.

NHS England and NHS Improvement have put in place arrangements to ensure that essential and urgent treatment for cancers has continued throughout the response to the pandemic, including issuing clear guidance to the system and supporting the development of cancer ‘hubs’ for surgery. This is dependent on the advice of clinicians, who will consider the possible risks and with patient safety at core of the decision making process.

The National Health Service is now working to restore and recover all cancer services, including for people with secondary breast cancer, in ways that keep patients as safe as possible.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
25th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish data from the field testing for the new faster diagnosis standard for cancer due to be implemented in April 2020.

The Faster Diagnosis Standard for cancer is being tested as part of the Clinical Review of Standards. The findings from this testing are due to be published by NHS England and NHS Improvement in the spring.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
21st Jun 2022
What diplomatic steps her Department is taking to help strengthen the UK’s security and economic relationship with the Baltic states.

The UK has close diplomatic, security and economic relations with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Together we are deterring Russia, supporting Ukraine and deepening our cooperation on defence and security. On 6 June the Prime Minister met the Estonian Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary regularly engages with her Baltic counterparts. In the last 18 months, we have signed declarations of cooperation with each of the Baltic States and will continue to strengthen our security and economic collaboration.

James Cleverly
Home Secretary
16th Dec 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Lebanese Government on reports that labour restrictions on Palestinian refugees are to be eased in that country.

The UK welcomes the decision by the Lebanese Government to ease labour restrictions for Palestinian refugees. We acknowledge Lebanon's generosity in hosting refugees, which the UK will continue to support through our assistance for education and basic needs.

James Cleverly
Home Secretary
15th Dec 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the level of Iran’s support for (a) Hezbollah, (b) Hamas and (c) Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The Government regularly assesses the impact of Iran's continued destabilising activity throughout the region, including its political, financial and military support to several militant and proscribed groups, including Hizballah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Such activity compromises the region's security, its ability to prosper and escalates already high tensions, with consequences for the international community. It is for this reason that we currently have over 200 EU sanctions listings in place against Iran, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in its entirety; have proscribed Hamas' military wing as a terrorist organisation; and support the enforcement of UN prohibitions on the proliferation of weapons to non-state actors in the region, including to Lebanese Hizballah (UNSCR 1701).

James Cleverly
Home Secretary
13th Apr 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress has been made on the international review into the content of Palestinian Authority school textbooks.

We understand the review is in the final stages and the final report is due to be completed shortly. We continue to engage with the EU at a senior level and push for timely publication. We will review the findings carefully before deciding on any next steps.

James Cleverly
Home Secretary
30th Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on allegations that Hezbollah is producing and storing weapons next to crowded civilian areas in Beirut.

We have long been concerned by Hizballah's stockpiling of weapons within Lebanon, in contravention of relevant UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs). We regularly raise this at the UN Security Council, and we call on the Lebanese authorities to abide by provisions of the relevant UNSCRs. Hizballah's destabilising influence only endangers Lebanon and its people.

James Cleverly
Home Secretary
20th Jun 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of small boat crossings in the English Channel.

Working with our French counterparts, our focus is on deterring and preventing people from entering the Channel, tackling the criminal gangs responsible and protecting lives.

The new Migration and Economic Partnership with Rwanda, together with the provisions of the Nationality and Borders Act also seek to create a deterrent effect.

Tom Pursglove
Minister of State (Minister for Legal Migration and Delivery)
20th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much was spent by police forces on security and policing costs at each HS2 site since 2019.

The Department does not centrally collect information on the cost to the public purse for each police force involved in policing the route of HS2.

10th Feb 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether local authorities are able to use the New Homes Bonus to fund refuse services; and how many local authorities use the New Homes Bonus for revenue spending.

The New Homes Bonus is an unringfenced grant, this allows local authorities to use the funding as they see fit, as the Government recognises that authorities are in the best position to make decisions about local priorities. Authorities are expected to engage with their local community to decide how the money is spent. The Department does not monitor how individual authorities spend their allocations.