19350 - Maternity Pay (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to support parents of babies who spend time in neonatal care; if he will take steps to extend the statutory maternity pay of premature babies; and if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of such steps.

Priti Patel

The Government currently has no plans to extend Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) for the parents of premature or sick babies who spend time in neo-natal care.

20176 - Refugees (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her oral contribution of 16 November 2015, Official Report, column 365, if she will bring forward proposals on a national database of communication for refugees.

James Brokenshire

20227 - Lyme Disease (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in (a) St Albans, (b) Hertfordshire, (c) East of England and (d) the UK have Lyme disease; and what steps is he taking to better treat such people.

Jane Ellison

20583 - Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will publish an analysis of the outcomes and costs of the third badger cull.

George Eustice

The Government has published a summary of badger control monitoring during 2015 on the GOV.UK website. The Government will publish its costs once they have been finalised.

20582 - Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether she plans to extend badger culls into new areas.

George Eustice

As outlined in a Written Ministerial Statement on 17 December, the Government wants to see badger control over a wider number of areas this year. This is in line with the UK Chief Veterinary Officer’s advice and our comprehensive strategy to eradicate bovine TB in England.

20581 - Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment she has made of (a) the efficacy of the third badger pilot cull in Somerset and (b) the humaneness of the badger pilot culls to date.

George Eustice

20798 - Mesothelioma: Compensation (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to allow people in receipt of the War Disablement Pension for mesothelioma to apply for the new compensation settlement award.

Justin Tomlinson

21664 - Syria: Humanitarian Aid (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to provide assistance to people in Madaya, Syria; and if she will work with allies of the UK, the United Nations and non-governmental organisations to provide humanitarian relief to that region.

Mr Desmond Swayne

22708 - Neonicotinoids: EU Action (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the EU ban on neonicotinoids has been renewed; and if she will make a statement.

George Eustice

22732 - Developing Countries: Religious Freedom (Answered)

Mrs Anne Main
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much her Department has allocated to promoting freedom of worship in 2015-16; and how much her Department has spent on assisting religious minorities against persecution in developing countries in each of the last three years.

Mr Nick Hurd

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