Harriet Harman

Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham. Mother of the House of Commons

Questions & Letters to Ministers

Parliamentary Questions to Ministers

Grenfell Fire - due to be answered by Government Ministers on 4 and 5 July 2017

  • High Rise Flats: Insulation – 30th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will provide councils with sufficient resources to (a) conduct cladding inspections on blocks over seven storeys and (b) remove unsafe cladding.

  • High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers – 30th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will instruct local authorities to retrofit sprinklers in high-rise blocks and provide funding for that work.

  • Grenfell Tower: Fires – 17th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make the note of proceedings in the Ministerial briefing on the Grenfell Tower fire in the Grand Committee Room on 15 June 2017 publicly available.

  • High Rise Flats: Fire Extinguishers - 30th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will instruct local authorities to retrofit sprinklers in high-rise blocks and provide funding for that work.

  • High Rise Flats: Insulation – 30th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will provide councils with sufficient resources to (a) conduct cladding inspections on blocks over seven storeys and (b) remove unsafe cladding.

  • Rented Housing: Fire Prevention – 29th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to require the uploading of records to a centrally-monitored database of fire safety inspections and refurbishments of properties owned by (a) local authorities, (b) housing associations and (c) private landlords.

  • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention – 29th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to publish the review of Part B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations following the Lakanal House fire inquest in 2013.

  • Housing: Students – 29th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the last fire safety inspections were undertaken in student accommodation blocks in a) the London Borough of Southwark and b) in London.

  • Fire and Rescue Services: Greater London – 29th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated to the Fire and Rescue Services in (a) the London Borough of Southwark and (b) London in each of the last seven years.

  • Fire and Rescue Services: Greater London – 29th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been allocated to the Fire and Rescue Services in (a) the London Borough of Southwark and (b) London in each of the last seven years.

    This Question was not answered by Government.

Attorney General

  • Rape: Trials – 11th September

    To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the Government's review of subsection 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, (a) what exercises were carried out to collate that information, (b) from what source the information has been obtained and (c) when his Department plans to publish the review.

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Drugs: Research - 13th November 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that levels of investment in research and development in medicines is maintained after the UK leaves the EU.

Cabinet Office

  • Rape – 20th July 2017

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made to the proportion of rapes in England and Wales which were unreported in each of the last five years.

  • Civil Servants: Pay – 20th July 2017

    To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish in bands of £25,000 the number of (a) men and (b) women employed in the Civil Service who earn over £100,000 per annum.

Defence 

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people living in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark have been in receipt of guaranteed income payment in each of the last five years.

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Pay – 20th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will publish the number of (a) men and (b) women employed in her Department who earn over £100,000 per annum in bands of £25,000.

 Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children attending schools in the London Borough of Southwark have been taken out of school (a) to undergo female genital mutilation abroad or (b) for a forced marriage abroad in each of the last five years.

  • STEM Subjects: Higher Education – 6th September

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will extend the number of courses covered by the exemption to the Equivalent Level Qualification rules to include full-time undergraduate STEM courses.

  • Pre-school Education: Southwark - 13th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been made available to the London Borough of Southwark for early years provision for three and four-year olds in each of the last seven years; and how much funding is being made available to the London Borough of Southwark for early years provision for three and four-year olds under her Department's new early years national funding formula in each of the next three years.

  • Pre-school Education: Southwark – 13th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many council-maintained nursery places for three and four-year-olds there have been in the London Borough of Southwark in each of the last seven years; and how many local authority maintained nursery places will be available for three and four-year-olds in the London Borough of Southwark under her Department's new early years national funding formula in each of the next three years.

  • Personal Income: Women - 11 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what women's median income as a percentage of men's was from all sources including pay, pensions, benefits and tax credits for each year from 2010 to 2016.

  • Public Bodies: Equality - 11 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if she will commence the socio-economic duty on public bodies contained within section 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

  • Children's Centres: Greater London - 10 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start centres have closed in London in each of the last six years; and in which boroughs those centres were located. 

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Supermarkets: Waste Disposal – 17th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to (a) prohibit supermarkets from throwing away food that is out of date by one day and (b) require supermarkets to provide such food items to food banks.

  • Noise pollution - 18 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what level of aircraft noise has been recorded in Camberwell and Peckham constituency in each of the last five years; and what assessment he has made of the effect of the addition of a third runway at Heathrow Airport on noise levels in that constituency in each of the five years after the expansion of that airport.

Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark have been diagnosed with autism in each of the last five years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children and young people aged under 19-years olds with autism spectrum disorder in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark have waited longer than three months after referral to be diagnosed in each of the last five years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in each of the last five years.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much money has been spent from the public purse on HIV/Aids treatment in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark in each of the last five years.

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Prescriptions  - 12th October 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will review the list of conditions exempt from prescription charges to include systemic lupus erythematosus.

     

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Greater London - 12th October 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark had systemic lupus erythematosus in each of the last five years.

  • NHS Trusts: Location – 17th July 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of (a) same site co-location in delivering cohesive relationships between clinical teams and (b) inter-Trust Service Level Agreements in delivering more cohesive relationships between neighbouring trusts.

  • Royal Brompton Hospital – 17th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the length of time taken was between NHS England receiving the response from Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust to the Impact Assessment on the congenital heart disease consultation on 7 February 2017 and the printing of the consultation documents.

  • Mental Health Funding - 20 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has plans to ring-fence mental health funding to clinical commissioning groups; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ambulance Services - 20 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many ambulances based in Camberwell and Peckham have responded outside the (a) Category A and (b) Category C response-time target in each of the last five years.

  • Guy's and St Thomas A & E - 20 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people attending A&E in Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals waited longer than four hours to receive treatment in each of the last five years.

  • Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust - 20 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many admissions were made to medical facilities operated by Guy's and St Thomas' Trust in each of the last five years.

Home Office

  • Immigrants: Southwark - 13th November 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people living in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark have (i) been detained for immigration purposes and (ii) successfully appealed a Home Office decision to detain them for immigration purposes in each of the last five years.

  • Home Office - 13th November 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of people who are detained for immigration purposes.

  • Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage: Southwark - 7th November 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of children under the age of 18 living in the London Borough of Southwark who have (a) undergone female genital mutilation in the UK, (b) undergone female genital mutilation abroad and (c) been subjected to a forced marriage in each of the last five years.

  • Asylum: Southwark -  7th November 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people living in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark who have been detained for immigration purposes have successfully appealed her Department's asylum claim decision in each of the last five years.

  • Domestic Violence: Southwark -  7th November 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how a many domestic violence orders have been issued by courts to people in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark in each of the last five years.

  • Runaway Children: Protection – 7th September 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which recommendations of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Missing and Runaway Children and Adults report, Inquiry into the safeguarding of absent children, published in July 2017, her Department (a) has implemented, (b) is planning to implement and (c) will not be implementing.

  • Missing Persons: Children – 12th October 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children and young people under the age of 18 from (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark are classified as missing persons.

  • Immigration: Greater London – 6th September 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people with dependents have been classified as having no recourse to public funds in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark in each of the last five years.

  • Rape – 20th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations of rape were reported to the police in each of the last five years in England and Wales.

  • Rape – 20th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were charged with the offence of rape in each of the last five years in England and Wales.

  • Police in Southwark - 23 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of (a) police officers operating and (b) people under 25 years of age in the London Borough of Southwark are from black and ethnic minority backgrounds.
  • Migrant workers - EU nationals - 18 January 2017
    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the change in the number of EU citizens in the UK that will be (a) engaged in agricultural work, (b) engaged in construction work, (c) employed in the NHS and (d) employed in the UK after April 2017.

  • BAME representation in the Metropolitan Police - 10 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of (a) police officers and (b) staff employed by the Metropolitan Police Service are of black and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Housing  

  • Temporary Accommodation in Southwark - 20 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many households in temporary accommodation in the London Borough of Southwark (a) are single-parent households, (b) are pensioner households and (c) have occupants with mental health conditions.
  • Temporary Accommodation in Southwark - 18 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what the average length of stay in temporary accommodation was for households in the London Borough of Southwark in (a) 2010, (b) 2015 and (c) 2016.

Justice

  • Domestic Violence - 13th November 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions for offences involving domestic violence took place in each of the last five years.

  • Legal Aid Scheme: Southwark - 7th November 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people living in (a) Camberwell and Peckham constituency and (b) the London Borough of Southwark who were in receipt of legal aid in each of the last 10 years.

  • Rape: Trials 11th September 2017

  • To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 4856, on rape: trials what information is collected and by which agency of his Department on the number of rape trials in which subsection 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 has been used (a) with and (b) without an application pre-trial.

  • Rape: Trials – 11th September 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 4856, on rape: trials where the information on applications to use a complainant's previous sexual activity made under subsection 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 is held.

  • Rape: Trials – 11th September 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 4856, on rape: trials whether any agency of his Department records information on successful and unsuccessful applications made under subsection 41(3)(c)(i) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999.

  • Ministry of Justice – 20th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many of the rape cases which went to trial the complainant dropped the charges against the defendant in each of the last five years

  • Leigh Day – 20th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish all emails from his Department to the Solicitors Regulation Authority on Leigh Day.

  • Sexual Offences – 20th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will update the 2013 Overview of Sexual Offending in England and Wales joint official statistics bulletin on sexual violence.

  • Rape: Convictions – 20th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) number and (b) proportion of rape trials ended in conviction in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

  • Rape: Convictions – 20th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of rape in each of the last five years in England and Wales pleaded (a) guilty and (b) not guilty.

  • Rape: Trials – 13th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases where a rape complainant's previous sexual history was used as evidence in court without an application being made to the judge under subsection 41(3)(c)(i) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 prior to the trial have taken place in each of the last five years.

  • Rape: Trials – 30th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to applications granted under subsection 41(3)c(i) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 to use rape complainants' previous sexual history as evidence, how many of those applications resulted in the defendant being (a) acquitted and (b) convicted in each of the last five years.

  • Rape: Trials – 30th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to amend subsection 41(3)c(i) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 which allows rape complainant's previous sexual history to be used as evidence in court.

  • Rape: Trials – 30th June 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in how many cases an application was made under subsection 41(3)c(i) of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 for a rape complainant's previous sexual history to be used as evidence in court in each of the last five years; and how many such applications were granted.

  • Courts: Domestic Violence - 11 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to prevent perpetrators of domestic violence from cross-examining in person the victims of that domestic violence and to ensure that contact between those perpetrators and those victims is prevented while they are within court buildings. 

  • Family Courts: Domestic Violence - 11 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases in the family courts involved domestic violence in each year from 2010 to 2016.

 Transport

  • Airports: Northern Cyprus – 16th October 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will review the decision to increase security requirements on passengers flying between Ercan International Airport and UK airports.

  • Thameslink Railway Line: Standards – 12th October 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of Thameslink trains at Denmark Hill Station in the London Borough of Southwark have been late or cancelled in each of the last five years; and how many passengers have been so affected.

  • Travel: Greater London – 11th September 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people who hold a disabled person's freedom pass live in London; how many people who hold an older person's freedom pass live in London; and how many rail passengers there were in London in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Transport – 13th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people with a Disabled Person's Freedom Pass in London are aged between 16 and 64; and how many people in London hold an Older Person's Freedom Pass.

  • Travel: Concessions – 13th July 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to remove the time limits on the use of the Disabled Person's Freedom Pass.

  • Southern Rail - 10 January 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve service for passengers on Southern Rail in 2017.

Work and Pensions

  • Universal Credit: Camberwell and Peckham - 7th November 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in Camberwell and Peckham constituency have experienced a delay in receiving their universal credit payment in each of the last 12 years.

  • Universal Credit: Camberwell and Peckham - 7th November 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Camberwell and Peckham constituency are in receipt of universal credit.

  • Personal Independence Payment: Southwark – 6th September 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for personal independence payment in the London Borough of Southwark have been due to a mental health illness in each of the last five years.

  • Personal Independence Payment: Southwark – 6th September 2017

    To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the London Borough of Southwark have appealed against his Department's decision not to grant them personal independence payment in each of the last five years; and how many of those appeals have been successful in those years.

Letters to Ministers

 

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