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Written Question
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: West Yorkshire
Tuesday 20th April 2021

Asked by: Tracy Brabin (Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen)

Question to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many West Yorkshire based organisations he has met in the last 12 months.

Answered by Oliver Dowden

Ministers routinely meet with a range of organisations. Details of Ministerial meetings are published on a quarterly basis on Gov.uk


Written Question
Prime Minister: West Yorkshire
Tuesday 20th April 2021

Asked by: Tracy Brabin (Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen)

Question

To ask the Prime Minister, how many West Yorkshire based organisations he has met in the last 12 months.

Answered by Boris Johnson - Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, and Minister for the Union

As Prime Minister I meet individuals and organisations from across the United Kingdom. Details of my meetings are published on gov.uk. I most recently visited West Yorkshire in February when I went to the vaccination centre in the Al Hikmah centre in Batley where I was personally able to thank all the members of staff for their vital role in rolling out the coronavirus vaccination programme.


Written Question
Attorney General: West Yorkshire
Tuesday 20th April 2021

Asked by: Tracy Brabin (Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen)

Question to the Attorney General:

To ask the Attorney General, how many West Yorkshire based organisations he has met in the last 12 months.

Answered by Michael Ellis - Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet)

The Attorney General has not visited any West Yorkshire based organisations in the last 12 months.


Written Question
Cabinet Office: West Yorkshire
Tuesday 20th April 2021

Asked by: Tracy Brabin (Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen)

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many West Yorkshire based organisations he has met in the last 12 months.

Answered by Julia Lopez - Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

I refer the hon. Member to the relevant transparency publications on GOV.UK for Cabinet Office Ministers’ meetings with external organisations.


Written Question
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: West Yorkshire
Tuesday 20th April 2021

Asked by: Tracy Brabin (Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen)

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many West Yorkshire based organisations he has met in the last 12 months.

Answered by Amanda Solloway - Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury

Departments publish quarterly details of Ministers’ meetings with external organisations on GOV.UK. Details for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/beis-ministerial-gifts-hospitality-travel-and-meetings.

The latest published data covers July to September 2020. Data for October to December 2020 will be published in due course.


Written Question
Social Rented Housing: West Yorkshire
Tuesday 13th April 2021

Asked by: Tracy Brabin (Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen)

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on how many new build homes in receipt of funding from his Department has work commenced in (a) Batley and Spen constituency, (b) Kirklees and (c) West Yorkshire in each of the last three years.

Answered by Christopher Pincher

The table below provides a breakdown of the total number of new build homes that have commenced over the last three years funded by Homes England. Please note that data is not held at constituency level. York is defined as a “non-constituent” local authority in the founding Combined Authority Order 2014, the table therefore provides separate columns to show the data with and without the contribution of York. Further details of Homes England’s delivery data can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/housing-statistics-1-april-2019-to-31-march-2020.

Year

Kirklees Total

West Yorkshire Total (excluding York)

West Yorkshire Total (including York)

2017/18

51

1,116

1,280

2018/19

115

1,143

1,181

2019/20

151

1,289

1,565

2020/21 (To September 2020)

3

88

175


Written Question
Social Rented Housing: West Yorkshire
Tuesday 13th April 2021

Asked by: Tracy Brabin (Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen)

Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on how many new social homes in receipt of funding from his Department has work commenced in (a) Batley and Spen constituency, (b) Kirklees and (c) West Yorkshire in each of the last three years.

Answered by Christopher Pincher

The table below provides a breakdown of the total number of new social homes that have commenced over the last three years funded by Homes England. Please note that data is not held at constituency level. York is defined as a “non-constituent” local authority in the founding Combined Authority Order 2014, the table therefore provides separate columns to show the data with and without the contribution of York. Further details of Homes England’s delivery data can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/housing-statistics-1-april-2019-to-31-march-2020.

Year

Kirklees Total

West Yorkshire Total (excluding York)

West Yorkshire Total (including York)

2017/18

36

932

1,096

2018/19

63

796

805

2019/20

35

985

1,153

2020/21 (To September 2020)

3

83

160


Written Question
Railways: Highways England
Tuesday 13th April 2021

Asked by: Tracy Brabin (Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen)

Question to the Department for Transport:

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many historic railway estate structures Highways England is considering for infilling or demolition in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) England.

Answered by Chris Heaton-Harris - Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury and Chief Whip

As part of Highways England’s 5-year plan for its management of over 3,000 Historical Railways Estate structures it has developed a programme of works to maintain safety. These works include repair, strengthening and refurbishment of structures, which can also include infilling or demolition where necessary.

There is no activity planned in West Yorkshire.

This programme is under internal review; and infilling and demolition works are currently only planned on a very small number of structures.


Written Question
Dental Services: Waiting Lists
Friday 26th March 2021

Asked by: Tracy Brabin (Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen)

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish data on NHS orthodontic waiting lists.

Answered by Jo Churchill - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

Data on National Health Service orthodontic waiting lists is unavailable.


Written Question
Students: Finance
Thursday 25th March 2021

Asked by: Tracy Brabin (Labour (Co-op) - Batley and Spen)

Question to the Department for Education:

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish an update on the Alternative Student Finance product.

Answered by Michelle Donelan - Minister of State (Department for Education) (Higher and Further Education)

The government is committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to benefit from further and higher education are able to access it. The government will provide a further update on the Alternative Student Finance product when it sets out the full and final conclusion to the Post-18 Review of Education and Funding alongside the next multi-year Spending Review.