210340 - Stamp Duty Land Tax (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will commission research into the fiscal effects of raising the Stamp Duty Land Tax threshold.

Mr David Gauke

210971 - NHS: Pay (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost would be of awarding all NHS staff the annual increment plus a one per cent pay rise; and what the actual cost is of the Government's current proposals on pay for NHS staff.

Dr Daniel Poulter

The Government has had to make difficult decisions this year on pay but staff will be receiving an award worth at least 1% either through annual incremental progression or a non-consolidated payment for those at the top of the payscales.

209945 - Stamp Duty Land Tax (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last met the National Association of Estate Agents and similar groups to discuss the effect of stamp duty land tax on the housing market; and for when the next such meeting is planned.

Mr David Gauke

219042 - Stamp Duty Land Tax (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the new rates of stamp duty, under what category land will be sold if planning permission has been granted for both commercial and residential purposes.

Mr David Gauke

Undeveloped land is treated as non-residential property for stamp duty land tax (SDLT) purposes. The existence or otherwise of planning permission is immaterial.

218737 - Dialysis Machines (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contact NHS England had with the Renal Association and the British Renal Society on commissioning of dialysis services before putting forward its proposals to devolve commissioning to clinical commissioning groups.

Jane Ellison

NHS England has advised that there was contact between NHS England and stakeholder groups, including the Renal Association (RA) and the British Renal Society (BRS), prior to the proposals being made.

220477 - Waste Disposal (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the Waste to Bioeconomy roadmap; and whether her Department plans to provide any assistance to local authorities in relation to anaerobic digestion.

Dan Rogerson

222942 - Buildings: Carbon Emissions (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the contribution of the hon. Member for St Albans of 26 January 2015, Official Report, column 648, if he will make it his policy to issue new guidance during the planning process that will put an obligation on commercial buildings to have zero-carbon or low-carbon emissions.

Stephen Williams

227938 - Prostate Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the impact on prostate cancer patients of the delisting of the drug cabazitaxel by the Cancer Drugs Fund; what steps NHS England plans to take to maintain access to cabazitaxel for prostate cancer patients until it has been subject to review by NICE; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Individual Funding Request process for cancer drugs.

George Freeman

227939 - Gastrointestinal Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) patients of the delisting of the drug regorafenib by the Cancer Drugs Fund; and what steps he is taking to ensure that GIST patients have access to appropriate drugs and treatment.

George Freeman

15097 - Equitable Life Assurance Society (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of eligible policyholders in (a) St Albans, (b) Hertfordshire, (c) the east of England and (d) the UK have received funds from the Equitable Life Payment Scheme; what proportion of funds owed to those people has been so received; and what steps he is taking to ensure that people are tracked down and compensated before that scheme's closure.

Harriett Baldwin

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