Steve Brine Portrait

Steve Brine

Conservative - Winchester

First elected: 6th May 2010


Cultural Objects (Protection From Seizure) Bill
9th Nov 2021 - 17th Nov 2021
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
8th Jan 2018 - 25th Mar 2019
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)
14th Jun 2017 - 8th Jan 2018
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)
17th Jul 2016 - 14th Jun 2017
Justice Committee
5th Dec 2011 - 30th Mar 2015
Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill
4th Mar 2013 - 16th Dec 2013


Department Event
Tuesday 5th March 2024
11:30
Department of Health and Social Care
Oral questions - Main Chamber
5 Mar 2024, 11:30 a.m.
Health and Social Care (including Topical Questions)
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Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 6th March 2024
10:00
Select Committee Meeting
Wednesday 6th March 2024
10:00
Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 26th March 2024
12:30
Liaison Committee (Commons) - Oral evidence
Subject: Work of the Prime Minister
26 Mar 2024, 12:30 p.m.
At 1:00pm: Oral evidence
Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, Prime Minister
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Department Event
Thursday 18th April 2024
09:30
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Oral questions - Main Chamber
18 Apr 2024, 9:30 a.m.
Culture, Media and Sport (including Topical Questions)
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Department Event
Tuesday 23rd April 2024
11:30
Department of Health and Social Care
Oral questions - Main Chamber
23 Apr 2024, 11:30 a.m.
Health and Social Care (including Topical Questions)
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Division Votes
Wednesday 21st February 2024
Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Reform)
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 51 Conservative Aye votes vs 0 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 63 Noes - 81
Speeches
Wednesday 7th February 2024
NHS Dentistry: Recovery and Reform
I welcome the plan. Recovery and reform is right, and the Select Committee will study the plan carefully. The dental …
Written Answers
Friday 1st March 2024
Infectious Diseases: Disease Control
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
Wednesday 30th March 2022
Breast Screening Bill 2021-22
A Bill to make provision for the purposes of increasing uptake of NHS Breast Screening Programme appointments, including in groups …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 4th September 2023
3. Gifts, benefits and hospitality from UK sources
Name of donor: R&A Championships Ltd
Address of donor: Beach House, Golf Place, St Andrews KY16 9JA
Amount of donation …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 28th February 2024
Brain Tumours Bill 2023-24
A Bill to set a target for the number of glioblastoma patients who take part in clinical trials each year; …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Steve Brine has voted in 746 divisions, and 13 times against the majority of their Party.

26 Jan 2021 - Environment Bill - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 5 Conservative Aye votes vs 354 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 227 Noes - 354
4 Nov 2020 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Steve Brine 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
2 Jun 2020 - Proceedings during the Pandemic - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted Aye - against a party majority and against the House
One of 31 Conservative Aye votes vs 240 Conservative No votes
Tally: Ayes - 185 Noes - 242
2 Jun 2020 - Proceedings during the Pandemic - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 257 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 261 Noes - 163
30 Nov 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 32 Conservative No votes vs 259 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 431 Noes - 36
14 Dec 2021 - Public Health - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 97 Conservative No votes vs 224 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 369 Noes - 126
30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 2 Conservative No votes vs 266 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 275 Noes - 183
30 Mar 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 10 Conservative No votes vs 243 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 249 Noes - 167
25 Apr 2022 - Health and Care Bill - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 276 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 278 Noes - 182
16 Jan 2023 - Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted No - against a party majority - in line with the party majority and in line with the House
One of 299 Conservative No votes vs 18 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 49 Noes - 482
11 Jul 2023 - Illegal Migration Bill - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 286 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 290 Noes - 242
11 Jul 2023 - Illegal Migration Bill - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 16 Conservative No votes vs 281 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 285 Noes - 243
11 Jul 2023 - Illegal Migration Bill - View Vote Context
Steve Brine voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 13 Conservative No votes vs 273 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 282 Noes - 234
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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 (Independent)
(58 debate interactions)
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
(28 debate interactions)
Sajid Javid (Conservative)
(21 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(165 debate contributions)
Department for Education
(44 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(35 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(33 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Health and Care Act 2022
(1,783 words contributed)
Breast Screening Bill 2021-22
(1,583 words contributed)
Coronavirus Act 2020
(1,260 words contributed)
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Winchester 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).

Petitions with highest Winchester signature proportion
Petitions with most Winchester signatures
Petition Debates Contributed

1.Restaurants to put all information about allergens in their food on the face of the main menu so customers have full visibility on what they're ordering.
2.Servers must initiate a discussion with customers about allergies on all occasions.
3.National register for anaphylaxis deaths

The Government should appoint an Allergy Tsar to act as a champion for people with allergies to ensure they receive appropriate support and joined up health care to prevent avoidable deaths and ill health.

We want the Government to commit to not signing any international treaty on pandemic prevention and preparedness established by the World Health Organization (WHO), unless this is approved through a public referendum.

The Government should create an emergency fund to deal with the massive waiting lists for autism & ADHD assessments for children AND adults. This would provide resources for local health services deal with current waiting lists and new patients.

The Government should commission a review of how Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) assessments are managed by the NHS, including through Shared Care Agreements, and increase funding to reduce waiting times.

The Government should not reduce the existing adult-child childcare ratios as has been suggested. There are surely better ways to reduce the cost of living – potentially endangering children in trusted care is not how it should be done.

Reverse the plan to withdraw funding for most applied general qualifications such as BTECs and guarantee they will continue to play a major role in the qualifications landscape. Students should not be forced to choose between studying A levels or T levels from the age of 16.

The Government should bring forward legislation to allow assisted dying for adults who are terminally ill and have mental capacity. It should be permitted subject to strict upfront safeguards, assessed by two doctors independently, and self-administered by the dying person.

We have the second most expensive childcare system in the world. A full time place costs, on average, £14,000 per year, making it completely unaffordable for many families. Parents are forced to leave their jobs or work fewer hours, which has a negative impact on the economy and on child poverty.

Being the first to close and still no clue as to when we can open, this seasonal industry is losing its summer profits that allows them to get through the first quarter of next year.

Even if we are allowed to open in December, 1 months profit won't be enough to keep us open in 2021. We need help

The UK hospitality industry. Responsible for around 3m jobs, generating £130bn in activity, resulting in £38bn in taxation. Yet, unlike the Arts or Sports, we do not have a dedicated Minister.

We are asking that a Minister for Hospitality be created for the current, and successive governments.

Advice from the JCVI on the priority groups for a Covid-19 vaccine does not include school/childcare workers. This petition calls for these workers, who cannot distance or use PPE, to be kept safe at work by being put on the vaccine priority list when such a list is adopted into government policy.

12 kids in the UK are diagnosed with cancer daily. 1 in 5 will die within 5 years, often of the deadliest types like DIPG (brainstem cancer) - fatal on diagnosis & other cancers on relapse. Yet there has been little, or no, funding for research into these cancers and little, or no, progress.


Latest EDMs signed by Steve Brine

Steve Brine has not signed any Early Day Motions

Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Steve Brine, 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.


Steve Brine has not been granted any Urgent Questions

2 Adjournment Debates led by Steve Brine

Tuesday 1st December 2020

1 Bill introduced by Steve Brine


A Bill to make provision for the purposes of increasing uptake of NHS Breast Screening Programme appointments, including in groups currently less likely to take up such appointments; to extend eligibility to that programme to persons at an increased risk of breast cancer because of their family history; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 6th May 2022

39 Written Questions in the current parliament

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4th Nov 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many death certificates in England recorded influenza as the cause of death in Winter (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20.

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

4th Jul 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will publish details of spending of early years entitlement funding by each local authority.

Early years entitlement funding is one of the funding blocks of the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG). The latest information regarding early years funding is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-funding-2023-to-2024.

As part of the annual Section 251 budget return, local authorities return data on their planned early years spending for the next financial year, which is then published by the department. The latest published planned expenditure data is for the 2022/23 financial year and is available at: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/find-statistics/planned-la-and-school-expenditure.

The data collection process for planned expenditure data for the 2023/24 financial year is ongoing and will be published in the autumn of 2023. Local authorities also submit less detailed outturn data regarding spend which is published by the department. The latest available outturn data is for the 2021/22 financial year and can be found in the file named ‘LA expenditure on schools, other education and community’ at: https://explore-education-statistics.service.gov.uk/data-catalogue/la-and-school-expenditure/2021-22.

Claire Coutinho
Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero
28th Jun 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information the Government holds on whether any underspends in childcare funding in local councils have been ringfenced for early years education as of June 2023.

Early years funding is one of the funding blocks of the dedicated schools grant (DSG). Whilst the department does collect information around the total level of DSG underspend from local authorities, specific information regarding which funding blocks within the DSG the underspends have originated from is not collected.

Claire Coutinho
Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero
7th Nov 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there will be further investment funds, such as a new Post-16 capacity fund, for sixth form colleges to bid from in future.

Sixth-form colleges have been eligible to bid into all rounds of the Post-16 Capacity Fund to date, for a share of £238 million to increase the capacity of their estate due to demographic increases in the local 16-19 population. The current bidding round, which will distribute funding secured in this spending review period, closes on 11 November 2022.

Funding beyond this spending review period is subject to consideration in future spending reviews.

Sixth-form colleges are also eligible to bid to the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) for estate expansion projects. The CIF 2023/24 application round is currently open for applications, and eligible sixth form colleges have been invited to submit an application.

Robert Halfon
Minister of State (Education)
8th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent guidance his Department has issued to schools on overseas trips during the covid-19 pandemic.

The Department for Education’s ‘Actions for Schools during the coronavirus outbreak guidance’ – which includes advice to schools regarding educational visits and school trips, both overseas and domestic - was last updated on 3 June. The guidance can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-school-closures/guidance-for-schools-about-temporarily-closing.

The guidance states that the Government advises against any overseas or domestic visits for children under 18 organised by schools and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advises against all non-essential international travel. The Department for Transport’s advice to avoid public transport and unnecessary journeys and Public Health England (PHE) social distancing measures remain in place. Schools affected by these restrictions should work with their tour operator and/or insurance company. The Department will continue to review this position based on FCO and PHE advice.

Further information is available in the guidance ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel advice for educational settings’, which can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-advice-for-educational-settings.

4th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Ofsted registered (a) nurseries and (b) childminders have closed in each of the last 12 months.

This is a matter for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman. I have asked her to write to my hon. Friend and a copy of her reply will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.

29th Mar 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answers of 19 October 2022 to Question 59009 on Rights of Way and of 9 March to Question 150378 Rights of Way: Registration, whether she plans to repeal the 2026 cut-off date to record historic rights.

The Secretary of State has decided to commence the cut-off date for recording historic public rights of way which will provide certainty for all parties. The Government remains committed to implementing the rights of way reforms package as soon as reasonably practicable, which will streamline processes and benefit users, landowners and local authorities.

However, in recognising the reforms have experienced delays due to Covid, the Secretary of State has also decided to use existing powers in the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to implement a full 5-year extension of the cut-off date to 1 January 2031. This will allow time for our rights of way reforms to have a real impact.

The Secretary of State is keen to promote responsible access, protect nature and support people who work and live in the countryside.

10th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer given on 27 May 2022 to Question 5327, on Rights of Way, when the Government plans to bring forward proposed rights of way reforms including repealing the 2026 cut-off date to record historic rights of way.

HM Government is committed to implementing the rights of way reform package as soon as reasonably practicable in 2023 and is working closely with the Stakeholder Working Group in finalising the individual measures. The 2026 cut-off date will be repealed as soon as a suitable legislative vehicle has been identified.

4th Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to introduce the deposit return scheme for plastic bottles.

The Government committed in its manifesto to introduce a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers to incentivise people to recycle plastic and glass, and is seeking powers to do so in the Environment Bill. Since consulting on its introduction in 2019, the Government has been developing proposals for a DRS for drinks containers using further evidence and ongoing engagement with stakeholders. The scope of the scheme is being further developed and will be presented in a second consultation. The Government is reviewing its implementation timeline for the proposed introduction of the scheme, which will be announced in due course.

Rebecca Pow
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
22nd Feb 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the (a) surveillance of infectious diseases and (b) Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010.

As part of our responsibility to protect citizens from the impact of infectious diseases, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) carries out surveillance activities across a range of pathogens which represent a significant risk to health. This involves multiple UKHSA teams working with external partners across a wide range of activities. Our assessments of the effectiveness of surveillance are incorporated into annual reports on surveillance and progress towards the elimination of notifiable diseases, including tuberculosis and measles.

Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010 serve an important role in England’s ability to respond promptly to suspected cases of infectious disease that could have an impact on public health, by supporting a robust surveillance system. Regulations are reviewed by the Department and UKHSA, and include public consultations. A summary of responses to the recent Health Protection (Notification) Regulations 2010: proposed amendments consultation, is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/health-protection-notification-regulations-2010-proposed-amendments/public-feedback/summary-of-responses-to-the-health-protection-notification-regulations-2010-proposed-amendments-consultation

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
15th Jan 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress her Department has made on understanding the circumstances surrounding HIV acquisitions in 2023.

Further analyses around HIV acquisitions will be undertaken to ensure the circumstances reflect a wide range of people living with HIV. This will be published in the third quarter of 2024.

Andrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
15th Jan 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to her Department's publication entitled Towards Zero - An action plan towards ending HIV transmission, AIDS and HIV-related deaths in England - 2022 to 2025, updated on 21 December 2021, what recent progress has been made on (a) reviewing existing late diagnosis protocols and (b) strengthening the protocols prior to a national roll out.

A late HIV diagnoses steering group will be held in the second quarter of 2024 to review and agree the content of the protocol. Software is also under development to enable information to be captured.

Andrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
15th Jan 2024
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress her Department has made on identifying the key reasons why people (a) may not be offered and (b) decline the offer of a HIV test in sexual health clinics.

Further work is being undertaken by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) to explore reasons why people may not be offered or decline the offer of an HIV test in Sexual Health clinics. UKHSA will provide a descriptive analysis of predictors in the third quarter of 2024.

Andrea Leadsom
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
15th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to provide Descovy to people with HIV through the NHS.

People living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who meet the relevant criteria can access emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide (Descovy®) through the NHS England clinical commissioning policy: Tenofovir Alafenamide for treatment of HIV 1 in adults and adolescents, which is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/f03-taf-policy.pdf

15th May 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the level of diabetes in pregnant women with HIV.

All pregnant women receive a Personalised Care and Support Plan, which is a series of facilitated conversations in which the person actively gets involved to explore the management of their health and well-being, taking into account individual needs and requirements, including pre-existing health conditions.

Further to this, NHS England have developed 14 Maternal Medicine Networks across England, to ensure that all women with chronic and acute medical problems around pregnancy, including diabetes, have access to specialist management and care from physicians and obstetrics.

With relation to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the Specialised Adult HIV Service Specification sets out the requirements for service providers to support the appropriate management of people living with HIV, including pregnant women with HIV, through referral to and liaison with primary care for management of non-HIV care needs. Service providers are required to ensure that pathways are in place for access to other specialties.

Maria Caulfield
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
30th Jan 2023
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has a timetable for bringing forward commencement orders on powers for the Care Quality Commission to assess integrated care systems.

Section 31 of the Health and Care Act 2022 introduced duties on the Care Quality Commission to conduct reviews and assessments of integrated care systems. The government is preparing to make a Commencement Statutory Instrument that will commence these duties on 1 April 2023.

Helen Whately
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
11th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department will take to address displaced access to (a) PrEP, (b) HIV services, (c) family planning services and (d) contraception services within the NHS.

We continue to work with the UK Health Security Agency, local authorities and NHS England to monitor the impact of monkeypox on sexual health services and maintain access to routine sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, including HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and contraception.

We have allocated more than £3 billion to local authorities in England to fund public health services, including SRH services, through the Public Health Grant in 2022/23. It is for individual local authorities to determine spending priorities based on an assessment of local need, including for SRH services. In addition, we have provided funding for antiviral medicines to treat monkeypox, the procurement of the smallpox vaccine and for sexual health services to deliver this vaccine to those eligible for vaccination.

11th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps her Department will take to address the displaced activity that monkeypox has caused within the sexual health services.

We continue to work with the UK Health Security Agency, local authorities and NHS England to monitor the impact of monkeypox on sexual health services and maintain access to routine sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, including HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and contraception.

We have allocated more than £3 billion to local authorities in England to fund public health services, including SRH services, through the Public Health Grant in 2022/23. It is for individual local authorities to determine spending priorities based on an assessment of local need, including for SRH services. In addition, we have provided funding for antiviral medicines to treat monkeypox, the procurement of the smallpox vaccine and for sexual health services to deliver this vaccine to those eligible for vaccination.

11th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to ensure there is no reduction in funding for sexual health budgets due to the Sexual Health tariff and reduced mainstream Sexual Health activity caused by the monkepox outbreak.

We continue to work with the UK Health Security Agency, local authorities and NHS England to monitor the impact of monkeypox on sexual health services and maintain access to routine sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services, including HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and contraception.

We have allocated more than £3 billion to local authorities in England to fund public health services, including SRH services, through the Public Health Grant in 2022/23. It is for individual local authorities to determine spending priorities based on an assessment of local need, including for SRH services. In addition, we have provided funding for antiviral medicines to treat monkeypox, the procurement of the smallpox vaccine and for sexual health services to deliver this vaccine to those eligible for vaccination.

6th Jul 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has requested guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on the potential merits of an autumn booster covid-19 vaccine programme for the general population.

The Government continues to be guided by the advice of the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on COVID-19 vaccinations.

On 15 July 2022, the Government accepted the JCVI’s advice to offer an autumn booster vaccination to increase immunity in those at higher risk from COVID-19 and protect against severe illness, hospitalisation and death in winter 2022/23. The booster dose will be offered to residents and staff in a care home for older adults; all adults aged 50 years old and over; those aged five to 49 years old in a clinical risk group or who are household contacts of someone with immunosuppression; frontline health and social care workers; and carers aged 16 years old and over.

22nd Sep 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are on waiting lists for non-urgent treatment in (a) England and (b) Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust by clinical specialty.

The total number of people on waiting lists for non-urgent treatment in England and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is shown in the following table.

England

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

5,606,724

44,166

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)
19th Feb 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the NHS England budget was on (a) 23 June 2016 and (b) 1 January 2021.

At the beginning of each financial year, the Mandate sets out NHS England’s total revenue resource limit and total capital resource limit which is then later revised towards the end of the same financial year for any in-year changes in funding.

For 2016-17, the total initial revenue resource limit was £106,496 million and the total capital resource limit was £305 million. This is the budget that was in effect on 23 June 2016. The totals were subsequently revised to £106,528 million for revenue and £260 million for capital.

For 2020-21 as per the opening Mandate, the total revenue resource limit is £129,681 million, including funding for pensions revaluation, and the total capital resource limit is £305 million. This is the budget that was in effect on 1 January 2021. These figures do not include additional COVID-19 support funding recently negotiated with HM Treasury through the Supplementary Estimates process and the Mandate will be revised in due course to reflect the final position.

Edward Argar
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)
25th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under the age of 70 died from covid-19 within 28 days of receiving a positive test between 4 January 2021 and 25 January 2021; and what proportion of those people were employed in the (a) NHS and (b) social care sector at the date of death.

The information is not available in the format requested.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
6th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under the age of 70 died from covid-19 within 28 days of a positive test in 2020.

For the period 29 June 2020 to 4 January 2021, 4,618 people under the age of 70 years old died within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test in England.

The data prior to 29 June is not available in format requested.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
6th Jan 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there was a statutory basis for the restrictions on overseas travel in the Government's Tier 4: Stay at Home guidance published on 19 December 2020.

You can only travel internationally or within the United Kingdom (UK) where you first have a legally permitted reason to leave home. In addition, you should consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting. If you do need to travel overseas and are legally permitted to do so, for example, because it is for work, even if you are returning to a place you’ve visited before, you should look at the rules in place at your destination at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

UK residents currently abroad do not need to return home immediately. However, you should check with your airline or travel operator on arrangements for returning.

If you are visiting the UK, you may return home. You should check whether there are any restrictions in place at your destination.

30th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the ongoing investigation in accordance with the European Union Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/779, what steps the Government plans to take to enforce the ban on menthol cigarettes after the end of the transition period.

The investigation into certain tobacco products which contain menthol, being carried out in Sweden in accordance with the European Union Commission’s implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/779, no longer applies to Great Britain. The Department has asked Public Health England to conduct testing analysis of cigarettes on the Great Britain market as part of its investigation of possible breaches of the prohibition of characterising flavours in the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. Since 20 May 2020 the production or supply of cigarettes with a menthol characterising flavour in the United Kingdom has been prohibited under Regulation 15 of the 2016 Regulations.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
9th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the national standards are for neonatal care in England.

The national standards for neonatal care in England are set out in the NHS Toolkit for High Quality Neonatal Services. The standards can be found at the following link:

https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130123200735/http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_107845

In addition, the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence have produced standards regarding neonatal care which can be applied across the United Kingdom.

9th Jul 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to support Strep B Awareness Month from 1 July to 31 July 2020.

Public Health England’s national programme Start4Life provides advice and practical guidance to parents-to-be and families with babies and under-fives, to help them adopt healthy behaviours and build parenting skills. The Start4Life website can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.nhs.uk/start4life

Start4Life has been supporting Group B streptococcus Awareness month by posting from social media channels throughout July. The posts have been designed to raise awareness of Group B Strep, testing in pregnancy and the warning signs to look for in newborn babies.

Channels include Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Start4Life has also been re-sharing posts made by Group B Strep Support, a United Kingdom charity.

9th Jul 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the Group B Streptococcus testing GBS3 trial; and when that trail is expecting to resume as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some aspects of the GBS3 trial were stopped temporarily, including the randomisation of sites to the different arms of the trial and recruitment of participants. However, the team continued with other research related tasks to ensure smooth site opening for the trial re-start.

Training, randomisation and opening of sites to the trial requires the full engagement of maternity and microbiology services. The GBS3 trial hopes to randomise the first sites in September and begin recruiting women early in 2021 but this is dependent on the status of services at the time. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has set out the Restart Framework to guide the restart of NIHR research activities which is available at the following link:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/restart-framework/24886

Helen Whately
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
9th Jul 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of babies aged 0-3 months who developed group B Strep infection in 2019 were BAME.

The data is not held in the format requested.

9th Jul 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many babies aged 0-3 months died from group B Strep infection in 2019; and how many of those babies were BAME.

The data is not held in the format requested.

24th Apr 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on NHS trusts working with local manufacturers and businesses to secure supply of personal protective equipment; and whether trusts will be reimbursed for stock acquired locally.

There are no restrictions in place on individual organisations sourcing personal protective equipment (PPE) from suppliers, providing the PPE is compliant with requirements.

Jo Churchill
Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions)
16th May 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking in their engagement with the G7, G20 and Commonwealth to help ensure the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria reaches its target of at least $18 billion in their seventh replenishment in 2022.

The UK has a long-standing partnership with the Global Fund, investing £4.1 billion to date. We are the second largest donor of the 6th replenishment. The Global Fund remains an essential partner for the UK in the fight against HIV, TB and malaria. We will continue to work and engage with our allies in the G7, G20, and the Commonwealth to encourage support of the Global Fund's 7th replenishment and to strengthen health systems. We have been supporting the German G7 Presidency to ensure a sustained G7 commitment to the Global Fund and are working with the Indonesian G20 Presidency to support its focus on TB financing which includes a successful Global Fund replenishment.

Amanda Milling
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
10th Jan 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's programmes to reduce the global incidence of HIV and AIDS; and what plans she has for the future of those programmes.

The UK remains committed to addressing HIV and AIDS through our overseas development programming. This currently includes our funding of £1.4 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and funding for UNAIDS and the Robert Carr Fund. Future funding, beyond our current commitments, will be determined as part of departmental business planning following on from the departmental allocations announced in last year's Spending Review. It will also be guided by the approaches set out in the Health Systems Strengthening Position Paper and the Ending Preventable Deaths of Mothers, Babies and Children Approach Paper published on the 14th December 2021.

Amanda Milling
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
19th Oct 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the Operation Sandcastle report.

I can confirm the Operation Sandcastle report has been sent to The National Archives on 20 October 2021 and will be available to view within the next 60 days.

James Heappey
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)
10th Oct 2022
To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals on changing the inflationary index calculation for the pitch fees of park homes from the Retail Price Index to the Consumer Prices Index.

We are actively considering options for legislating to change the inflationary index to the Consumer Price Index, including through supporting a Private Member's Bill in this Session.

Andrew Stephenson
Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)
29th Apr 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to provide support to Business Improvement Districts during the covid-19 outbreak.

Government is committed to supporting Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) and recognises the important role they play in rebuilding our high streets and towns, and that they will be even more important now as we look forward to the recovery phase from the current crisis. On 1 May, Government announced that we will be making available up to £6.1 million of support to BIDs to cover the equivalent of core operational costs for three months. This funding will be based on a fair percentage of a BID’s levy income from each BID’s operating year ending in 2019/20.

This is in addition to legislation included in the Coronavirus Act 2020 on 25 March. The clause enables BIDs to extend the maximum duration of their BID arrangements until 31 March 2021, delaying BID ballots due to take place between now and 31 December 2020 until March 2021. This will ensure that they are conducted in a safe and effective way.