Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait

Jackie Doyle-Price

Conservative - Thurrock

Regulatory Reform
2nd Mar 2020 - 20th May 2021
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
8th Jan 2018 - 26th Jul 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)
14th Jun 2017 - 8th Jan 2018
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
13th May 2015 - 14th Jun 2017
Committee of Selection
17th Jun 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Public Accounts Committee
12th Jul 2010 - 8th Dec 2014


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 7th December 2021
09:30
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: The Work of the Electoral Commission
7 Dec 2021, 9:30 a.m.
At 10.30am: Oral evidence
John Pullinger CB - Chair at The Electoral Commission
Bob Posner - Chief Executive at The Electoral Commission
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 8th December 2021
14:00
Women and Equalities Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Menopause and the workplace
8 Dec 2021, 2 p.m.
At 2.30pm: Oral evidence
Amy Bennie - Chair at Daisy Network
Karen Arthur - Designer, Campaigner and founder of the podcast Menopause Whilst Black
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Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 14th December 2021
09:30
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman Scrutiny 2020-21
14 Dec 2021, 9:30 a.m.
At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Rob Behrens CBE - Chair and Ombudsman at Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
Amanda Amroliwala CBE - Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Ombudsman at Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
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Division Votes
Wednesday 1st December 2021
Finance (No. 2) Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 296 Conservative No votes vs 1 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 299
Speeches
Monday 1st November 2021
Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

The hon. Lady is articulating the case extremely well. Does she share my opinion that one reason the conditions are …

Written Answers
Tuesday 23rd November 2021
Gender Recognition Certificates
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Gender Recognition certificates have been issued in each year since …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 15th November 2021
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar
Address of donor: Qatar Embassy, 1 South Audley Street, London W1K 1NB …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 5th February 2020
Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Act 2021
A Bill to make provision about the administration to persons under the age of 18 of botulinum toxin and of …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Jackie Doyle-Price has voted in 324 divisions, and 8 times against the majority of their Party.

1 Dec 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price 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
4 Nov 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 33 Conservative No votes vs 308 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 516 Noes - 38
13 Oct 2020 - Public Health: Coronavirus Regulations - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price 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
20 May 2020 - Liaison (Membership) - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 16 Conservative Aye votes vs 316 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 262 Noes - 323
3 Nov 2021 - Committee on Standards - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 247 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 250 Noes - 232
3 Nov 2021 - Committee on Standards - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative No votes vs 242 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 248 Noes - 221
30 Nov 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 19 Conservative No votes vs 268 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 434 Noes - 23
30 Nov 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price 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
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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
Matt Hancock (Conservative)
(6 debate interactions)
Jim Shannon (Democratic Unionist Party)
Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)
(6 debate interactions)
Alistair Carmichael (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Home Affairs)
(5 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(23 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(13 debate contributions)
Home Office
(8 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(8 debate contributions)
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Thurrock 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

Endometriosis and PCOS are two gynaecological conditions which both affect 10% of women worldwide, but both are, in terms of research and funding, incredibly under prioritised. This petition is calling for more funding, to enable for new, extensive and thorough research into female health issues.

The Home Secretary said what happened to victims of child sexual exploitation gangs was “one of the biggest stains on our country’s conscience.” Last year local authorities identified 18,700 suspected victims of child sexual exploitation. We want an independent public inquiry into Grooming Gangs.

The Government is refusing to release official research on the characteristics of grooming gangs, claiming it is not in the “public interest”.

We, the British public, demand the release of the official research on grooming gangs undertaken by the Government in full.


Latest EDMs signed by Jackie Doyle-Price

Jackie Doyle-Price has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Jackie Doyle-Price, 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.


Jackie Doyle-Price has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Jackie Doyle-Price has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Jackie Doyle-Price has not introduced any legislation before Parliament


45 Written Questions in the current parliament

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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
25th Jun 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of women and girls who have been victims of rape between the ages of (i) 12-70, (ii) 12-50, (iii)12-25 and (iv) 12-18.

The information requested falls under the remit of the UK Statistics Authority. I have therefore asked the Authority to respond.

Chloe Smith
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
3rd Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes are off grid.

Four million homes in Great Britain were estimated to be without mains gas in 2018; fourteen percent of all homes. These are the latest figures available.

Reference: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/sub-national-estimates-of-households-not-connected-to-the-gas-network

Kwasi Kwarteng
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
24th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the organisations and projects that have benefited from grants from the Tampon Tax Fund in the 12 months; and what steps he has taken to ensure that those grants have been used to support women's causes.

Details of successful applicants to the Tampon Tax Fund since the 2017/18 round of funding are publicly available on gov.uk. The government grants register also provides information regarding grant awards made by government departments.

The Tampon Tax Fund provides funding to organisations and projects that support disadvantaged women and girls. Applications to the Tampon Tax Fund must detail how a project will do this. DCMS has grant agreements with all successful applicants which require the project to deliver in line with this commitment, including when delivering any onward grant funding. DCMS maintain close relationships with their grant recipients, including regular assessment of their progress against grant agreements.

24th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if steps he has taken to ensure that funding allocated to the Proud Trust in relation to the tampon tax scheme has been spent in compliance with that scheme.

The Proud Trust received funding through the 2017/18 round of the Tampon Tax Fund. DCMS has grant agreements with all successful Tampon Tax Fund applicants which require organisations to deliver the projects in compliance with the aim of the Fund which is to support disadvantaged women and girls. DCMS maintain close relationships with their grant recipients, including regular scrutiny of their progress against grant agreements. The Proud Trust is required to report on the activities, outcomes and finances of the project funded through the Tampon Tax Fund as part of their grant agreement.

3rd Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of particulate emissions is generated by domestic coal burning.

Details on emissions of particulate matter (PM) by fuel type are not available for the latest year’s emissions inventory (first published 14 February 2020). This information will be available later in the spring via the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory website. Levels and trends in annual emissions of particulate matter in the UK are available from the National Statistics on emissions of air pollutants. These can be found at the following URL:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/emissions-of-air-pollutants

Data from the previous year’s inventory (published in 2019) indicate that approximately 3% of all PM2.5 emissions and 2% of all PM10 emissions in the UK were attributed to the domestic burning of coal in 2017. This equates to 3.3 kilotons and 3.4 kilotons of PM2.5 and PM10 emitted from domestic coal combustion in 2017, respectively. These figures include the burning of anthracite which is coal with a high carbon content.

Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
3rd Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times the Thames flood barrier has been closed in each month since January 2017.

There have been 12 Thames Barrier Flood Defence Closures since January 2017. The table below shows how these have fallen over the following months.

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total

January

2

3

5

February

2

2

March

1

1

April

May

June

July

August

September

1

1

October

1

1

2

November

December

1

1

There have been 46 Thames Barrier Closures in total since January 2017. This includes monthly test closures and flood defence closures. A table showing the monthly breakdown is below:

2017

2018

2019

2020

Total

January

3

3

1

1

8

February

1

1

1

2

5

March

1

1

2

4

April

1

1

1

3

May

1

1

1

3

June

1

1

1

3

July

1

1

1

3

August

1

1

1

3

September

1

1

1

3

October

2

1

2

5

November

1

1

1

3

December

1

1

1

3

Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
3rd Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect the proposed ban on burning coal in domestic settings on fuel poverty.

As stated in the Government Response published on 21 February, we want to see a move from bituminous coal to less polluting fuels in the domestic setting. We will facilitate this transition by only allowing the sale of smokeless coal (or anthracite) and low sulphur manufactured solid fuels for the purpose of domestic combustion.

Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
9th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government has taken to alleviate the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

The UK is extremely concerned that the COVID-19 outbreak in Yemen is further exacerbating what is already the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. We assess Yemen to be particularly vulnerable due to the country’s existing health vulnerabilities and depleted healthcare system, which is starting to collapse under the strain of COVID-19.

The UK is helping to alleviate the impacts of COVID-19 in Yemen through the £160 million funding pledge I announced at the UN’s Yemen Pledging Conference on 2 June. We expect this funding to provide over 700,000 medical consultations, train 12,000 healthcare workers to work safely in a COVID-19 environment and provide a much-needed boost to nearly 4,000 health centres to continue providing existing health services.

We are also closely engaging with the Yemeni authorities to press for unhindered access for COVID-19 related supplies and personnel to ensure an effective national response.

James Cleverly
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
9th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what processes her Department has put in place allocate the £160 million aid package announced on 2 June 2020; and through which organisations that aid package will delivered.

The UK’s £160 million pledge at the 2020 Yemen Humanitarian Pledging Conference was the third largest in the world and brings our total commitment to Yemen to £970 million since the conflict started in 2015.

This funding will be delivered through partners including UN agencies, NGOs and the Yemeni Social Fund for Development, a national development institution that will be critical to Yemen’s future recovery.

We have already disbursed 32% of our £160 million pledge and will continue to provide funding to our partners to ensure they are able to deliver assistance through the year.

James Cleverly
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
26th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the devolved Administrations on a UK-wide restart of the ocean cruise sector from 17 May 2021.

My Department engages regularly with the devolved administrations on the UK-wide restart of the cruise sector through monthly official-led cruise restart meetings. We seek an aligned UK-wide approach wherever possible on international travel. We continue to work closely with the Scottish Government, Welsh Government, and Northern Ireland Executive to put in place clear rules and guidance to help keep people safe.

Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
26th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on a UK-wide restart of the ocean cruise sector from 17 May 2021.

My Department engages regularly with the devolved administrations on the UK-wide restart of the cruise sector through monthly official-led cruise restart meetings. We seek an aligned UK-wide approach wherever possible on international travel. We continue to work closely with the Scottish Government, Welsh Government, and Northern Ireland Executive to put in place clear rules and guidance to help keep people safe.

Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
24th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether countries given green status under the covid-19 traffic light system will be open to cruise travel as well as aviation.

The Global Travel Taskforce (GTT) report confirms that international cruises will restart alongside the wider restart of international travel in line with the “traffic light” system. Operators will need to take account of the country traffic light system when planning itineraries. The restart of international cruises will be subject to continued satisfactory evidence from domestic restart and cruising in other countries. This will be considered at each of the GTT checkpoint reviews, with the next taking place on 28 June. International restart is also subject to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the UK government and industry covering the cost and liabilities of repatriation.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) travel advice is a separate matter for the Foreign Secretary. My officials and I continue to work closely with the cruise industry, the FCDO, UK Health Security Agency and across Government to ensure a safe restart of international cruises from the UK.

Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
24th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to remove his Department's advice against travelling on cruises for countries that are given green status under the covid-19 traffic light system.

The Global Travel Taskforce (GTT) report confirms that international cruises will restart alongside the wider restart of international travel in line with the “traffic light” system. Operators will need to take account of the country traffic light system when planning itineraries. The restart of international cruises will be subject to continued satisfactory evidence from domestic restart and cruising in other countries. This will be considered at each of the GTT checkpoint reviews, with the next taking place on 28 June. International restart is also subject to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the UK government and industry covering the cost and liabilities of repatriation.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) travel advice is a separate matter for the Foreign Secretary. My officials and I continue to work closely with the cruise industry, the FCDO, UK Health Security Agency and across Government to ensure a safe restart of international cruises from the UK.

Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
24th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending his Department's covid-19 advice on travel for cruising so that it aligns with advice for the aviation sector.

The Global Travel Taskforce (GTT) report confirms that international cruises will restart alongside the wider restart of international travel in line with the “traffic light” system. Operators will need to take account of the country traffic light system when planning itineraries. The restart of international cruises will be subject to continued satisfactory evidence from domestic restart and cruising in other countries. This will be considered at each of the GTT checkpoint reviews, with the next taking place on 28 June. International restart is also subject to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the UK government and industry covering the cost and liabilities of repatriation.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) travel advice is a separate matter for the Foreign Secretary. My officials and I continue to work closely with the cruise industry, the FCDO, UK Health Security Agency and across Government to ensure a safe restart of international cruises from the UK.

Robert Courts
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
26th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the body of evidence that is required to be submitted by cruise ship operators to (a) Public Health England and (b) the Department of Transport relating to covid-19 since domestic cruises were permitted to operate from 17 May 2021.

The seafarer exemption was originally designed for seafarers involved in keeping critical freight moving in and out of the country, not for cruises. Noting increased risks associated with variants of concern, the exemption for seafarers was amended accordingly.

We currently have no plans to designate non-operational cruise ships as Managed Quarantine Facilities using powers set out in Schedule 11 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021.

The Government is collecting data from cruise lines as part of the ongoing review of satisfactory evidence from domestic cruises which have restarted, to support progression to international cruise restart. We are unable to publish this information as it is commercially sensitive.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
26th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will designate non-operational cruise ships as a Managed Quarantine Service location using his powers set out in Schedule 11 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021.

The seafarer exemption was originally designed for seafarers involved in keeping critical freight moving in and out of the country, not for cruises. Noting increased risks associated with variants of concern, the exemption for seafarers was amended accordingly.

We currently have no plans to designate non-operational cruise ships as Managed Quarantine Facilities using powers set out in Schedule 11 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021.

The Government is collecting data from cruise lines as part of the ongoing review of satisfactory evidence from domestic cruises which have restarted, to support progression to international cruise restart. We are unable to publish this information as it is commercially sensitive.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
26th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason seafarers who work for cruise ship operators have been required to isolate on arrival in the UK in the Managed Quarantine Service rather on board a non-operational ship with medical facilities.

The seafarer exemption was originally designed for seafarers involved in keeping critical freight moving in and out of the country, not for cruises. Noting increased risks associated with variants of concern, the exemption for seafarers was amended accordingly.

We currently have no plans to designate non-operational cruise ships as Managed Quarantine Facilities using powers set out in Schedule 11 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021.

The Government is collecting data from cruise lines as part of the ongoing review of satisfactory evidence from domestic cruises which have restarted, to support progression to international cruise restart. We are unable to publish this information as it is commercially sensitive.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
7th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to prevent the unlawful prescription of puberty suppressants from GPs based overseas.

The United Kingdom currently recognises prescriptions from countries on an approved list. A prescription from a country not on the list would not be recognised. We will only recognise prescriptions issued by prescribers of equivalent professional status to those eligible to prescribe in the UK.

We would expect all registered pharmacies and pharmacists to meet the regulatory standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland when considering dispensing any lawfully valid prescription.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
7th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the terms of reference for the independent review into gender identity services for children and young people will include (a) the relationship between (i) autism spectrum disorder and (ii) sexuality with gender dysphoria, (b) the potential effect of transgender organisations on gender dysphoria and (d) the experience of (A) desisters and (B) detransitioners; and if he will make a statement.

The terms of reference for the independent review into gender identity services for children and young people are published on the NHS England and NHS Improvement at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/terms-of-reference-for-review-of-gender-identity-development-service-for-children-and-adolescents/

The review will be wide-ranging and will make recommendations in relation to the best clinical approach for individuals with various complex presentations.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
25th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the rate of maternity deaths among Black, Asian and minority ethnic women.

The NHS Long Term Plan outlines plans to reduce health inequalities and address unwarranted variation in maternity care. This work is led by NHS England through the Maternity Transformation Programme. Targeted and enhanced continuity of care from the same midwife, or group of midwives can significantly improve outcomes for women. The NHS Long-Term plan sets out that 75% of black women will receive continuity of carer from midwives by 2024.

Work to reduce health inequalities around maternal mortality rates is being led by Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Chief Midwifery Officer. This includes understanding why mortality rates are higher, considering evidence about what will reduce mortality rates and taking action.

Nadine Dorries
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
25th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons for the higher rate of death in childbirth for Black women.

The NHS Long Term Plan outlines plans to reduce health inequalities and address unwarranted variation in maternity care. This work is led by NHS England through the Maternity Transformation Programme. Targeted and enhanced continuity of care from the same midwife, or group of midwives can significantly improve outcomes for women. The NHS Long-Term plan sets out that 75% of black women will receive continuity of carer from midwives by 2024.

Work to reduce health inequalities around maternal mortality rates is being led by Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent OBE, Chief Midwifery Officer. This includes understanding why mortality rates are higher, considering evidence about what will reduce mortality rates and taking action.

Nadine Dorries
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
22nd Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of NHS England on funding being made available in the next Comprehensive Spending Review to ensure the economic viability of independent pharmacies.

We are carefully considering the findings of the report on independent pharmacy in England and any implications for National Health Service arrangements under the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework. As part of the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review, funding for community pharmacy is being discussed, including with the Chief Executive Officer of the NHS in England.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
22nd Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department through the Chief Executive of NHS England plans to provide (a) £300m required to cover the annual shortfall in costs undertaken by Pharmacy on behalf on the NHS and (b) indexation of future funding to support family pharmacies; and if he will make a statement.

We are carefully considering the findings of the report on independent pharmacy in England and any implications for National Health Service arrangements under the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework. As part of the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review, funding for community pharmacy is being discussed, including with the Chief Executive Officer of the NHS in England.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
22nd Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the September 2020 report by EY on independent pharmacies, what assessment he has made of the implications for the primary care network of the rate of closure of independent community pharmacies staying at the rate indicated in that report over the next four years.

We are carefully considering the findings of the report on independent pharmacy in England and any implications for National Health Service arrangements under the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework. As part of the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review, funding for community pharmacy is being discussed, including with the Chief Executive Officer of the NHS in England.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
22nd Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role he plans local pharmacies to play in delivering the Government’s ambition for widespread national testing for covid-19; and whether he plans to allocate additional funding to the pharmacy sector to ensure that sector's long term sustainability.

We will use existing testing facilities to meet our testing priorities. This will mean using testing both across National Health Service and Public Health England settings (pillar 1), as well as through pillar 2 tests at drive through, walk in and via home testing groups. As part of the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review, funding for community pharmacy is being discussed.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
2nd Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to update the House on its response to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review; what the Government's priorities are for women's health; and if he will make a statement.

We do not consider it appropriate to commit to a specific timeframe for a response while these recommendations are being considered. While this report was published on 8 July, it took over two years to compile and we therefore consider it vitally important that it is given full consideration.

Supporting women’s health is critical for the health and care system. We know that there are significant differences and inequalities between different groups of women in terms of access to services, experience of services and health outcomes. We are reflecting on the detailed and thorough First Do No Harm Report published by Baroness Cumberlege and what this tells us about priorities for women’s health.

Nadine Dorries
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
25th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to tackle the level of staff turnover in the GIDS Unit of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust since 2018.

Workforce issues are dealt with at local level by the management boards of individual trusts.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
25th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the NHS Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock Centre is taking to amend its services as a result of the updated guidance on the treatment of Gender Dysphoria published on 28 May 2020.

NHS England is currently undertaking a planned review of the Gender Identity Development Service for Children and Young People. The review will be informed by the outcome of work currently being led by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which has been asked to establish the clinical and academic evidence that will inform a review of the use of hormone treatments.

The Gender Identity Development Service will continue to work to NHS England's current service specification and clinical commissioning policy during the period of review. Any proposals to amend the current service specification or clinical commissioning policy will be subject to public consultation in accordance with NHS England's established method and processes.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
24th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people the NHS Gender Identity Development Service at the Tavistock Centre referred to an endocrinologist in each of the last three years; and what the (a) age and (b) gender was of those those people .

This information is not available in the format requested.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
17th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with representatives of the pharmacy sector to ensure preparedness for the 2020 flu season; and if he will make a statement.

There have been discussions with community pharmacy organisations to consider how the influenza vaccination service can be best delivered, as well as local flu delivery board conversations between commissioners and pharmacy providers. These are ongoing with the aim of maintaining and improving the uptake of the influenza vaccine across primary care.

The final agreed service requirements will be published during the summer, in preparation for the flu season. Discussions between NHS England and NHS Improvement and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee are also ongoing to update the Community Pharmacy Seasonal Influenza Advanced Service for the 2020/21 flu season. This includes our preparation on COVID-19.

Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
3rd Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the gender pay gap in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

The gender pay gap in the health and social care sector, according to the Office for National Statistics, Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings for 2019 is 17.7%.

A review examining the extent and causes of the gender pay gap in medicine has been completed and will be published in due course. Chaired by Professor Dame Jane Dacre, the review has identified 47 recommendations which will impact on both the gender pay gap in medicine and across the wider National Health Service workforce.

The Government Equalities Office has published evidence-based guidance on practical actions employers can take to close the gap, alongside help to develop action plans. We expect all NHS employers to have a clear action plan in place to address their gender pay gap.

Helen Whately
Exchequer Secretary (HM Treasury)
26th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding with the cruise industry as required by paragraph 38 of the 2nd Global Travel Taskforce report; and when he plans to update his Department's guidance on ocean cruises in response to that MoU.

The FCDO and Department for Transport have proposed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with cruise operators to ensure there is a clear understanding of the responsibilities of both operators and government should repatriation of cruise passengers be required. Discussions between the cruise industry and government are nearing completion. An agreed MoU is one aspect of the conditions required for the safe restart of international cruising. Travel advice for cruises will continue to be informed by the latest public health risk assessments.

Nigel Adams
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister without Portfolio)
26th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress he has made on implementing Recommendation seven of the Global Travel Taskforce report, published on 5 April 2021, to ensure international cruises restart alongside the wider restart of international travel in line with the country traffic light system.

The FCDO remains fully committed to working closely with the Department for Transport and industry following the publication of the second Global Travel Taskforce report. International cruises are expected to restart alongside the wider restart of international travel, in line with the "traffic light" system. This will be subject to continued satisfactory evidence from the domestic restart and cruising in other countries. Travel advice for cruises will continue to be informed by the latest public health risk assessments.

Nigel Adams
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister without Portfolio)
6th Nov 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in light of the International Maritime Organisation Circular Letter No.4204/Add.33 on cruise resumption dated 5 November 2020, if he will update his Department's travel advice on ocean cruises during the covid-19 pandemic.

The FCDO advises against ocean cruising based on medical risk assessments by public health officials. We keep this advice under continuous review.

The FCDO remains fully committed to working closely with public health experts, the Department for Transport and key industry leaders to agree on the steps required to restart cruises safely.

Nigel Adams
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Minister without Portfolio)
19th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces record the (a) sex and (b) gender of perpetrators of sex offences.

It is an operational matter for the police to determine what relevant information should be recorded to assist in their investigation of individual crimes.

Home Office statisticians work with the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) on the quality of data from the police. The OSR have issued guidance on the collection and reporting of data about sex in official statistics which informs on-going conversations the Department has with policing partners on the issue of data:

https://osr.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/draft-guidance-collecting-and-reporting-data-about-sex-in-official-statistics/

Information is not held centrally on which police forces record both the sex and gender identity of the perpetrators of sexual offences.

Victoria Atkins
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)
19th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of recording the (a) sex and (b) gender of perpetrators of sex offences; and if she will make a statement.

It is an operational matter for the police to determine what relevant information should be recorded to assist in their investigation of individual crimes.

Home Office statisticians work with the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) on the quality of data from the police. The OSR have issued guidance on the collection and reporting of data about sex in official statistics which informs on-going conversations the Department has with policing partners on the issue of data:

https://osr.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/publication/draft-guidance-collecting-and-reporting-data-about-sex-in-official-statistics/

Information is not held centrally on which police forces record both the sex and gender identity of the perpetrators of sexual offences.

Victoria Atkins
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)
19th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether guidance has been issued to police forces on recording data when a transwoman is arrested for a violent or sexual offence.

The Home Office does not issue guidance on the recording of sex or gender to police forces.

It is down to individual police forces and the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the College for policing to make decisions on how this information is captured.

Kit Malthouse
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (jointly with Home Office)
16th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the planned lifespan is of the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission; and what its budget is per annum.

The Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission was announced at Budget 2016. The Growth Commission was tasked with developing a vision and delivery plan for the Thames Estuary up to 2050. With this task complete, the Commission has disbanded.

Government has backed the Growth Commission’s recommendation to reform governance in the Estuary, and has supported the establishment of the Thames Estuary Growth Board. The first Estuary Envoy, Kate Willard, was appointed on 30 October 2019 to chair this Board. The Thames Estuary Growth Board formally launched on 21 July 2020


The Thames Estuary Growth Board’s overall budget was £1.4 million in 2020/21. The Growth Board's operating budget for 2021/22 is subject to business case approval.

3rd Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the purpose is of the Thames Estuary (a) Growth Commission, (b) Growth Award and (c) Envoy; and if he will make a statement.

The Government is committed to giving all towns, cities and communities across the UK, including those in Thurrock and the wider Thames Estuary, real power and investment to drive the future growth and unleash their full potential. The Thames Estuary is a major opportunity area with the potential to support growth right across the country.

When the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission was announced at Budget 2016, it was tasked with developing a vision and delivery plan for the Thames Estuary up to 2050. The Thames Estuary Growth Commission was made up of independent experts, and under the leadership of Sir John Armitt, the Commission have reported their ambitious vision and delivery plan for north Kent, south Essex and east London up to 2050. With their purpose fulfilled, the Commission has now disbanded.

Government responded to the Thames Estuary Growth Commission in March 2018, awarding £1 million to support the establishment and operation of the Thames Estuary Growth Board.

The Growth Board's purpose is to help stimulate growth in the economy across the Estuary. The Growth Board is made up of local authorities and private sector members and is seeking to represent the diversity of the communities it serves.

On 30 October 2019, Kate Willard was appointed as the first Estuary Envoy and the Chair of the new Growth Board. The Envoy is working to convene partners across the area and is a ‘single voice’ for the Thames Estuary to advocate for the area at a national and international level.

Simon Clarke
Chief Secretary to the Treasury
15th Nov 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Gender Recognition certificates have been issued in each year since 2010; and how many applications have been rejected.

Information on the number of Gender Recognition certificates that have been issued in each year since 2010; and how many applications have been rejected are published at www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunal-statistics-quarterly-april-to-june-2021.

The data provides information on receipts, grants, part grants, refusals, withdrawals etc for each year from before 2010 to most recent publication.

James Cartlidge
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Ministry of Justice) (and Assistant Government Whip)
27th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff employed at each women's prison are (a) male and (b) female.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about how we do this visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity.

The table below shows how many staff are employed at each women’s prison by male and female staff. Further information can be found at Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service workforce quarterly: June 2021 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Table 1: HMPPS staff in post in Women's Estate, by gender as at 30 June 2021

Headcount

Area Directorate

Organisation

Female

Male

Grand Total

Women's Estate

Askham Grange

52

27

79

Downview

141

96

237

Drake Hall

127

68

195

East Sutton Park

50

26

76

Eastwood Park

198

98

296

Foston Hall

156

88

244

Low Newton

188

92

280

New Hall

184

117

301

Send

123

78

201

Styal

169

105

274

Grand Total

1388

795

2183

Notes:

As with all HR databases, extracts are taken at a fixed point in time to ensure consistency of reporting. However, the database itself is dynamic and where updates to the database are made late, subsequent to the taking of the extract, these updates will not be reflected in figures produced by the extract. For this reason, HR data are unlikely to be precisely accurate.

Victoria Atkins
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)
19th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving sentences for sex offences are (a) women and (b) transwomen; and if he will make a statement.

The information regarding the number of prisoners serving sentences in the women’s prison estate who are women is published as part of the Offender Management Statistics quarterly and can be found in Table 1.1 (here).

We are not able to release the requested information in respect of the number of transwomen across the women’s prison estate. This is because the number is five or fewer. Low numbers are suppressed to prevent disclosure in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998. This applies to values of five or fewer or other values which would allow values of five or fewer to be derived by subtraction. This is to prevent the identification of individuals. The Ministry of Justice is fully mindful of the need to balance the rights of individuals within the women’s estate with risk management.

The information regarding the number of prisoners serving sentences for sex offences who are women is also published as part of the Offender Management Statistics quarterly and can be found in Table 1.2b (here). An ad hoc data collection exercise in 2019 revealed that there were 54 legally male prisoners who identified as female (transwomen), whose principal offence for which they were serving an immediate custodial sentence was a sexual offence, across all establishments in England and Wales.

Details of transgender individuals were provided by men’s and women’s public and private prisons in England and Wales in March-April 2019 following an exercise to gather information from transgender individuals in custody. Individuals are not obliged to share data on their identity, so we consider the figures to provide an estimate of the number of transgender individuals in prison. We are committed to mitigating some of the challenges around data collection, and ultimately improving the process to ensure data is reliable.

We are committed to ensuring that transgender individuals are treated fairly, lawfully and decently, with their rights and safety properly respected. Regardless of where a transgender individual is being held, we expect that they will be respected and that their needs will be addressed in accordance with the gender with which they identify.

Lucy Frazer
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)
19th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving sentences in the women's prison estate are (a) women and (b) transwomen.

The information regarding the number of prisoners serving sentences in the women’s prison estate who are women is published as part of the Offender Management Statistics quarterly and can be found in Table 1.1 (here).

We are not able to release the requested information in respect of the number of transwomen across the women’s prison estate. This is because the number is five or fewer. Low numbers are suppressed to prevent disclosure in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998. This applies to values of five or fewer or other values which would allow values of five or fewer to be derived by subtraction. This is to prevent the identification of individuals. The Ministry of Justice is fully mindful of the need to balance the rights of individuals within the women’s estate with risk management.

The information regarding the number of prisoners serving sentences for sex offences who are women is also published as part of the Offender Management Statistics quarterly and can be found in Table 1.2b (here). An ad hoc data collection exercise in 2019 revealed that there were 54 legally male prisoners who identified as female (transwomen), whose principal offence for which they were serving an immediate custodial sentence was a sexual offence, across all establishments in England and Wales.

Details of transgender individuals were provided by men’s and women’s public and private prisons in England and Wales in March-April 2019 following an exercise to gather information from transgender individuals in custody. Individuals are not obliged to share data on their identity, so we consider the figures to provide an estimate of the number of transgender individuals in prison. We are committed to mitigating some of the challenges around data collection, and ultimately improving the process to ensure data is reliable.

We are committed to ensuring that transgender individuals are treated fairly, lawfully and decently, with their rights and safety properly respected. Regardless of where a transgender individual is being held, we expect that they will be respected and that their needs will be addressed in accordance with the gender with which they identify.

Lucy Frazer
Financial Secretary (HM Treasury)