Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait

Jackie Doyle-Price

Conservative - Thurrock

First elected: 6th May 2010


Seafarers' Wages Bill [HL]
11th Jan 2023 - 17th Jan 2023
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
2nd Mar 2020 - 6th Dec 2022
Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill
19th Oct 2022 - 30th Oct 2022
Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
7th Sep 2022 - 27th Oct 2022
Women and Equalities Committee
2nd Nov 2021 - 25th Oct 2022
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
3rd Nov 2021 - 7th Sep 2022
Public Order Bill
25th May 2022 - 21st Jun 2022
Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill
15th Nov 2021 - 25th Nov 2021
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


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Division Votes
Tuesday 27th February 2024
Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill
voted No - in line with the party majority
One of 293 Conservative No votes vs 2 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 179 Noes - 294
Speeches
Wednesday 10th January 2024
Oral Answers to Questions
Thank you, Mr Speaker.

Passengers have been crossing the Thames between Tilbury and Gravesend in my constituency since 1307, but …
Written Answers
Monday 12th February 2024
Stem Cells: Donors
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she expects the Anthony Nolan and NHS Blood …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
MP Financial Interests
Monday 26th June 2023
4. Visits outside the UK
Name of donor: Children's Investment Fund Foundation
Address of donor: 7 Clifford Street, London W1S 2FT
Estimate of the probable …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 6th September 2023
Automated External Defibrillators (Housing Developments) Bill 2022-23
A Bill to require the provision of automated external defibrillators in all new housing developments of ten dwellings or more; …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Jackie Doyle-Price has voted in 765 divisions, and 12 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
18 Oct 2022 - Public Order Bill - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 103 Conservative No votes vs 113 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 297 Noes - 110
12 Dec 2022 - Standards: Code of Conduct and Guide to the Rules - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 6 Conservative Aye votes vs 234 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 135 Noes - 239
17 Jul 2023 - Illegal Migration Bill - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative No votes vs 292 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 300 Noes - 212
17 Jul 2023 - Illegal Migration Bill - View Vote Context
Jackie Doyle-Price voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 279 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 282 Noes - 227
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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
Alison Thewliss (Scottish National Party)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Home Affairs)
(11 debate interactions)
Robert Jenrick (Conservative)
(8 debate interactions)
Victoria Atkins (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
(8 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(29 debate contributions)
Department of Health and Social Care
(28 debate contributions)
Home Office
(23 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

Ensure any ban fully includes trans people and all forms of conversion therapy.

Reform the GRA to allow transgender people to self-identify without the need for a medical diagnosis, to streamline the administrative process, and to allow non-binary identities to be legally recognised.

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 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.

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.


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


54 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.

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

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.

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.

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 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, 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
Home Secretary
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
Home Secretary
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
Solicitor General (Attorney General's 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
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
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
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
24th May 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what evidential threshold will be used when reviewing the travel status of foreign countries under the covid-19 traffic light system.

Decisions on red, amber and green list countries are taken by Ministers, who take into account risk assessments produced by the Joint Biosecurity Centre (JBC), alongside wider public health factors.

Key factors in the JBC risk assessment of each country include:

  • genomic surveillance capability
  • COVID-19 transmission risk
  • Variant of Concern transmission risk

A summary of the JBC methodology used to produce risk assessments is published on gov.uk.

Robert Courts
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
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
Solicitor General (Attorney General's Office)
24th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households were in receipt of housing benefit in each year since 2010.

The information requested is available in the benefit expenditure and caseload tables produced by the department. The latest tables produced at Spring Budget 2023 can be found here.

Total housing benefit expenditure can be found on rows 4 and 66 of the housing benefits tab.

The number of households in receipt of housing benefit can be found on row 127 of the housing benefits tab.

Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
24th Apr 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much from the public purse has been spent on housing benefit in each year since 2010.

The information requested is available in the benefit expenditure and caseload tables produced by the department. The latest tables produced at Spring Budget 2023 can be found here.

Total housing benefit expenditure can be found on rows 4 and 66 of the housing benefits tab.

The number of households in receipt of housing benefit can be found on row 127 of the housing benefits tab.

Mims Davies
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
29th Jan 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help tackle racial inequalities in levels of organ transplantation.

Generally, patients from ethnic minority backgrounds on the transplant waiting list, wait longer than white patients for a transplant. For example, black patients wait six months longer for a kidney transplant than white patients. The best chance of a match is from an ethnically matched donor. Therefore, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is focussed on sharing the benefits of transplantation more equally and increasing consent levels for organ donation amongst ethnic minority communities.

NHSBT raises awareness throughout the year, including during Organ Donation Week every September, with targeted social media, and press engagement. It also works with charities, community partners, celebrities, and influencers to amplify the need for donors from ethnic minority backgrounds. Since April 2023, NHSBT has invested £700,000 into 304 initiatives through the Community Grants Programme, targeting South Asian and black heritage communities, to align with clinical need.

NHSBT is looking at systems as well as training and diversifying the network of Specialist Nurses and implementing national organ offering schemes, which play a key role in targeting inequalities. But more progress is needed, and everyone can help by signing up to the Organ Donor Register.

Andrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
29th Jan 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when she expects the Anthony Nolan and NHS Blood and Transplant State of the Registry report on stem cells to be published.

We expect the report to be published by the end of February 2024.

Andrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
22nd Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing self-sufficiency in UK stem cell donations.

The UK Stem Cell Strategic Forum, a Departmental advisory body, has recommended in its report A 10 Year Vision for Stem Cell Transplantation and Advanced Cellular Therapies that donor to patient unrelated donations in the United Kingdom should be increased to 45%. This will improve the sustainability and resilience of UK stem cell supply, maintain the UK’s expertise in stem cell provision and support adoption of advanced cellular therapies. The Department is investing £2.4 million between April 2022 and March 2025 to recruit stem cell donors to improve resilience and help address health inequalities.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
22nd Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will review the (a) terms of reference and (b) governance of the UK Stem Cell strategic forum.

The terms of reference and governance of the UK Stem Cell Strategic Forum are reviewed periodically and on an ad hoc basis as required. The Forum published its latest report A 10 Year Vision for Stem Cell Transplantation and Advanced Cellular Therapies in July 2022 to address weaknesses in stem cell transplantation services. The Forum is working with the Department, NHS England, NHS Blood and Transplant, clinicians, industry, and representatives of patient groups to take the recommendations forward. An oversight committee and five working groups have been established in line with the current terms of reference.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
22nd Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she plans to take to improve patient data on ethnicity.

NHS England’s Operational Planning Guidance for 2023/24 recognises the importance of improving the completeness of data on patient characteristics. This is one of the five strategic priorities in our drive to reduce healthcare inequalities. NHS England has therefore asked systems to continue to improve the collection and recording of ethnicity data across primary care, outpatients, accident and emergency, mental health, community services, and specialised commissioning. To aid this, NHS England is working to develop tools to support collection of ethnicity information in frontline services.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
22nd Nov 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the impact of funds dispersed by NHS Blood and Transplant to organisations for the purposes of raising awareness of organ, blood and stem cell donation.

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) provides funds to organisations via two routes, the Community Grants Programme and special project grants. Both funds complement and enhance NHSBT’s integrated marketing approach and are focused raising awareness, building trust with specific communities, and overcoming barriers to donation.

Since April 2023, The Community Grants Programme has provided around £700,000 of funding to 50 groups resulting in 304 initiatives, 134 events, 99 social media campaigns and 26 press and radio campaigns. The Community Grants Programme has contributed to increases in new Black heritage blood donors, increasing from 1% of new donors being from Black heritage backgrounds to 6% now. Overall, there was an increase from 31% to 48% of non-donors across ethnic backgrounds saying they would donate blood in July 2023.

Andrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
7th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of referrals for the Gender Identity Development Service; and if he will make a statement.

Since 2013 there has been a 500% increase in the number of young people referred to the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS).

Dr Hilary Cass has been commissioned to carry out a review of the service, exploring how and when young people are referred to the GIDS. This review is expected to report in autumn 2021.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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.

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.

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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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.

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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
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
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
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.

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.

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.

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.

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
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
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
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
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.

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
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
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
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
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
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
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
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport