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Written answers

Thursday, 13 February 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to provide exemptions to specialist automotive sectors from the proposed ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles in 2035.

    • Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to ensure the CAP1616 airspace design change process supports (a) general aviation, (b) gliding and (c) parachuting in...

      Public Transport: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of Storm Ciara on public transport in (a) Nottingham and (b) the UK.

      Bridges: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to build a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with local authorities in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020 on the viability of Ox-Cam Arc housing targets in the event that the...

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) Putney Heath and (b) other wildlife sites are protected from air traffic pollution if a third runway is...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) local authorities and (b) communities to implement (i) walking and (ii) cycling strategies.

      Heathrow Airport: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Heathrow Airport Ltd on surface access to the airport from Putney in the event that a third runway...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving licences were (a) revoked and (b) suspended for medical reasons in each of the last five years.

      Speed Limits: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to increase the number of 20mph limit zones in built-up environments.

      Speed Limits: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the level of road traffic-related casualties of introducing 20mph speed limits in built-up...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Paper: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the paper industry on increasing the use of UK-sourced...

    • Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution of the former Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people were recruited by her Department in the last 12 months; what proportion of those appointments were made...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of people recruited by her Department’s Partner Organisations were appointed to...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people were recruited by her Department in the last 12 months, by (a) gender and (b) ethnicity at each grade level.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of her Department’s policy roles are based outside of London.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress her Department has made (a) on the Beyond Whitehall programme and (b) in providing more policy...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people her Department employs (a) in London and (b) outside of London.

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 30 October 2019 to Question 3780 on Loneliness, whether her Department has published...

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 30 October 2019 to Question 3777 on loneliness, how many employers have signed the...

      Self-employed: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps her Department is taking to support self-employed people in the West Midlands.

      Patents: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons a Patent application takes a minimum of two years to be examined and granted.

      Intellectual Property: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Industrial Strategy on the protection of intellectual property.

      Royal Mail: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussion (a) she and (b) officials in her Department has had with representatives from the Communication...

      Royal Mail: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to mitigate the effect of potential industrial action by the Communication and Workers Union in...

      Nuclear Reactors: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) Culham Centre for Fusion Energy and (b) other UK nuclear...

      Small Business Commissioner: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions she has had with the Interim Small Business Commissioner on giving the future, permanent post holder,...

      Arts: Copyright and Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to protect copyright and intellectual property for the creative industries in future trade...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she is taking to ensure employees in receipt of salary levels below statutory minimum levels are given the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Lobsters: Tristan da Cunha

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he plans to have with his EU counterparts to ensure that the gourmet lobster trade industry in Tristan da...

    • Cayman Islands: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support his Department is providing to the Cayman Islands Government in relation to that Government's referendum on a new...

      Cayman Islands: Natural Disasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support the UK has provided to the Cayman Islands to help (a) prevent significant damage from and (b) respond to (i)...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what support he has offered to Turks and Caicos to help the development of a new national security strategy.

      Turkey: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the veracity of the evidence for the charges against the Büyükada group of...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the 2018 Aid Transparency Index published by Publish What You Fund, what assessment he has made of the...

      British Overseas Territories: Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, which Overseas Territories have introduced legislation to allow civil partnerships.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Work Experience

      To ask the Attorney General, how many people aged (a) 16 and under and (b) over 16 years old undertook work experience in his Department in each of the last three years.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the range of skills in the cancer workforce (a) by supporting the expansion of the responsibilities of...

    • Vaccination: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to (a) improve the accuracy of patient records for immunisations and (b) standardise the invite-reminder systems...

      Tobacco: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to amend regulations on the packaging of tobacco products.

      Mycoplasma Genitalium and Trichomoniasis: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, will he take steps to ensure that health clinics in England are funded to test for (a) mycoplasma genitalium and (b) trichomoniasis.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve access to cervical cancer screenings for disabled women requiring hoists in GP surgeries.

      Music Therapy: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of vacancies for music therapists in the NHS in each year from 2015 to 2020; and what...

      Prescriptions: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to include on the NHS prescription form, a box to signify that the applicant is claiming universal credit.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the NHS has adequate (a) staff and (b) skills to support new and innovative models of delivery for...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of vaping amongst children and young people; and what the implications are for...

      General Practitioners: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent GP clinical staff there were in (a) Houghton and Sunderland South constituency, (b) the North...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Offshore Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) members of his Departmental Board and (b) senior executives are required to disclose their offshore bank accounts and holdings.

      Contraceptives: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons there is a shortage of contraceptive drugs; what steps his Department is taking to tackle that shortage; and what...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allocate funding to the testing of filtration systems to tackle and protect against the coronavirus.

      Feilding Palmer Hospital Lutterworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has for the future of Feilding Palmer Hospital in Lutterworth.

      King's College Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time has been for people attending the A&E department at the King’s College Hospital Denmark Hill site...

      London Ambulance Service NHS Trust: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of calls were responded to within the target timeframe by the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in each of the...

      Menopause

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure (a) all health care practitioners are trained in menopause and (b) that menopause guidance...

      Royal Shrewsbury Hospital: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of delays to Shropshire's reconfiguration of future fit services on recruitment at Royal...

      Infant Foods: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has made to the World Health Organisation on its decision that biennial reporting of controls on marketing of...

      Flour: Additives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with the devolved Administrations on the mandatory fortification of flour.

      Home Care Services: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of Storm Ciara on the provision of home care in (a) Nottingham North constituency and (b) England.

      Epidermolysis Bullosa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have a diagnosis of epidermolysis bullosa.

      Abortion: Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many abortions took place after the diagnosis of Down's Syndrome in each of the last 10 years; and at what weeks gestation those...

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2020 to Question 10385 on Dementia: Health Services, when the Government plans to publish the...

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in the last five years.

  • Department for Education

    • Education and Training: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department uses to improve its subcontracting arrangements for the education and training of learners over the age of 16; and if he will...

    • Sign Language: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he is making on introducing a GCSE in British Sign Language.

      Teaching Excellence Framework Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the timeframe is for the publication Dame Shirley Pearce's report on the independent review of the teaching excellence framework.

      Students: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) further and (b) higher education students who have been affected by the breech of...

      Students: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral contribution of 20 January 2020, Official Report, column 17, what the timescale is for the investigation into the breach of...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the scope is of the review of the care system; whether that review will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) amending the Children...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 30 October 2019 to Question 3668 on Schools: Buildings, when his Department plans to issue guidance to schools on the...

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it remains the Government's policy to introduce free sanitary products in (a) secondary schools and (b) further education colleges.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his department has to review the (a) Education and Skills Funding Agency and (b) Teachers' Pay grant in relation to increased staff ratios...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to issue revised guidance to (a) headteachers and (b) school staff on the time limit for pupils being placed in...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that disciplinary measures used in schools do not harm the mental health of students.

      Pre-school Education: : Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it remains his Department's policy to fund universal infant free school meals; and if he will make a statement.

      Apprentices: Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of degree apprenticeships on (a) local and (b) national skills needs.

      Universities: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department holds on the number of non-residential university buildings that are (a) under and (b) over 18m in height that have aluminium...

      Science: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to (a) increase the level of science teaching in primary schools and (b) provide additional cost effective training for...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for children with SEN to access support services.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy for student loans, bursaries, grants and other student finance to be increased to reflect geographic variations in the...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether undergraduate students wanting to study abroad in the (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22 academic year will be able to do so through the Erasmus+ scheme.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure cross-education authority travel provision is provided in rural areas to increase the school choice...

      Adoption Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Adoption Support Fund, how many claims have been received on behalf of previously looked after children on special guardianship...

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many previously looked after children on a (a) special guardianship order, (b) child arrangements order and (c) residence order and (d) adoption...

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on demand for UK university places from EU students of the UK leaving the EU.

      Private Education: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to collect and publish data relating to the progress of pupils at independent schools on a similar basis to the data collected for...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of road safety among children in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to (a) encourage boys to study a foreign language at (i) GCSE and (ii) A-Level and (b) improve the performance of boys...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the distribution of GCSE Attainment 8 results was for (a) children eligible for free school meals, (b) children not eligible for free school...

      Schools: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what effect the national funding formula for schools has had on levels of socioeconomic inequality in (a) Liverpool, West Derby constituency, (b)...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what impact assessment his Department has carried out to assess the amount of work required by schools to implement the statutory teaching of...

      Schools: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the provision of disabled toilets in schools.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the new relationships education, relationships and sex education and health education guidance requires schools to teach pupils (a) what...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Community Rehabilitation Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to exclude private companies holding community rehabilitation company contracts from taking additional contracts under the new planned...

    • Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce incidents of self-harm among adult prisoners.

      Islamist Extremism in Prisons, Probation and Youth Justice Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the review of Islamist extremism in prisons, probation and youth justice, what separation units were recommended by that review; which...

      Prisoner Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to set a maximum age limit for prison officer staff involved in the security of category A terrorist prisoners.

      Prisoners: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many compulsory deradicalization programmes there are for identified prisoners; and how many prisoners have attended those programme in each month...

      Prisoners: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) Category A prisoners and (b) prisoners believed to have been radicalised will be housed in private prisons.

      Terrorism: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average prison sentence served was for people convicted of terrorist offences in the last 10 years.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many adjudications related to instances of violence against prison staff there were in each year since 2010; and how many of those adjudications...

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) mobile phones and (b) SIM cards were discovered in each prison in (i) England and (ii) Wales in 2019.

      Prison Officers: Pepper Spray

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison officers were equipped with PAVA spray on (a) 1 January 2019, (b) 1 April 2019, (c) 1 July 2019 (d) 1 October...

      Prison Officers: Restraint Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison officers were equipped with rigid-bar handcuffs on (a) 1 January 2019, (b) 1 April 1 2019, (c) 1 July 2019, (d) 1...

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Export Finance: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether UK Export Finance undertake environmental impact assessments of oil and gas projects that it funds.

    • 5G: Dumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Trade Remedies Authority is taking to prevent the dumping of high-tech 5G network products and services.

      Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her Written Statement 4 February 2020, Free Trade Agreements with the Rest of the World, HCWS96, if she will make it her...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Landlords: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to support London fringe local authorities by introducing a cap to incentive payments to...

    • Public Lavatories: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to introduce a Bill to allow public lavatories to be excepted from business rates.

      Local Government Finance: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to ensure the equity of local authority funding between the authorities in the north and the south...

      Sleeping Rough: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of Storm Ciara on rough sleepers in (a) Nottingham and (b) the UK.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a copy of the standard agreement used by his Department for the allocation of private sector ACM...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the level of demand for social housing in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2020 to Question 10387 on Buildings: Insulation, whether his Department is...

      Religious Hatred

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what funding his Department allocates to the Government adviser on (a) Antisemitism and (b) Islamophobia; and how many...

      Stronger Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2020 to Question HL118 on the Stronger Towns Fund, if he will publish the (a)...

      Local Government: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) funding and (b) resources his Department has allocated to local authorities to help reduce the carbon...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of residential buildings between 11 and 18 metres high.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's consolidated advice on building safety, published 20 January 2020, what estimate he...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what correspondence he has sent to owners of buildings with ACM cladding where remediation had not started by the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect on the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing relationship of the risks associated with Huawei in the Government's...

    • Nuclear Weapons: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2020 to Question 10395 on Nuclear Weapons: Military Bases, whether funding for defence projects (a) has and (b)...

      Ministry of Defence: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2020 to Question 6149, how much his Department spent on recruitment promotion in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) England,...

      International Military Services: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason IMS Ltd paid non-audit fees to its auditors between 1997 and 1999; what steps his Department took to ensure the independence of audit...

      Royal Navy: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure staff retention in the Royal Navy.

      International Military Services: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the dates are of the last five meetings of IMS Ltd's audit committee.

      International Military Services: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of IMS Ltd's (a) legacy disputes in respect of rapier missiles inherited by other suppliers and (b) other legacy disputes with Iran's MODSAF...

      International Military Services: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance it has provided to IMS Ltd since it was reclassified as a Government entity on the UK's National Action Plan to implement the UN's Guiding...

      Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to mark LGBT history month.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the February 2020 Joseph Rowntree Foundation report...

    • Pensions: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on levels of pension income by ethnicity.

      Pensions: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to improve the collection of data on levels of pension income by ethnicity.

      Occupational Pensions: Ethnic Groups and Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of additional (a) female workers and (b) workers from an ethnic minority who would be...

      Universal Credit: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims by EEA nationals have been (a) appealed and (b) overturned on appeal in each of the last four years.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to increase the uptake of pension credit.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of sows are kept in (a)(i) outdoor and (ii) indoor farrowing systems and (b) farrowing crates;...

    • Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of growing pigs are (a) free range having been born outside with access to a field throughout...

      Pigs: Animal Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of sows in organic farming environments are kept in (a) (i) outdoor and (ii) indoor farrowing...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which UK recycling plants are equipped to accept and recycle (a) PET plastic waste, (b) HDPE waste, (c) polyvinyl chloride...

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take to ensure that UK exports of plastic waste to OECD countries within the EU are not re-exported...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were imported using the Balai Directive in 2019; and from which countries those dogs were so imported.

      Fishing Catches: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2020 to Question 7676, on Fishing Catches: Computer Software, what volume of data the...

      Fishing Catches: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2020 to Question 238, on Fishing Catches: Computer Software, whether the figure of...

      Fishing Catches: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she has taken to ensure the effectiveness of the catch recording app.

      Fly-tipping: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what powers the London Borough of Barnet has to search and seize vehicles suspected of fly-tipping.

      Air Pollution: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to Barnet Council under the air quality grant programme in each of...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much money from the public purse her Department has spent on improving air quality in each of the last five years.

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a geographical indication scheme for UK food and drink...

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the number of tonnes of plastic waste in British territorial waters.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the amount of plastic in British territorial waters.

      Air Pollution: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the effect of the absence of a mass transit system in Leeds on the number of PM2.5...

      Air Pollution: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of PM2.5 particles in the air of cities in the north of England.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department has taken to help the UK's forests and woodlands recover from Ash Dieback; and what steps her...

      Plastic Bags: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether her Department plans to extend the five pence plastic bag charge to all retailers within the 2019 Parliament.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that people requiring insurance protection offered by FloodRE are able to...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the UK can enforce its fishing rights after the end of the transition period.

      Cremation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will take steps to prohibit the opening of any new crematorium that is not fitted with DENOx Technology used to...

      Seas and Oceans: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department will attend the UN discussions on a global ocean treaty in New...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a pollution hot spot fund for areas with high levels...

  • Home Office

    • Gambling: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 6728 on gambling and crime, what assessment she has made of the pressure on policing...

    • Counter-terrorism: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the recent counter-terrorism police guidance released as part of the Prevent Strategy, how many individuals were reported...

      Visas: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the coronavirus, what steps the Government is taking to relax visa travel return requirements for visitors already in the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the answer of 1 November 2019 to Question 6360 on Immigration: EU Nationals, whether she plans to maintain the funding...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people granted (a) pre-settled status and (b) settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme have requested a share code in each...

      Football Banning Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Football Banning Orders have been issued in each of the last three years.

      Naturalisation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for naturalisation have been outstanding for longer than six months.

      Metropolitan Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to regulate the use of facial recognition technology by the Metropolitan Police.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the right hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what support the Church of England is receiving from (a) local authorities and (b central...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cybercrime: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department plans to update the National Cyber Security Strategy on the use of artificial intelligence.

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to (a) protect and (b) improve the rights of workers in the global information and communications technology sector...

      Infected Blood Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is for the conclusion of the Infected Blood Inquiry.

      Climate Change Cabinet Committee

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Cabinet Committee on Climate Change will next meet; and what topics will be discussed at that meeting.

  • Treasury

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have registered for the tax free childcare scheme in each constituent part of the UK since its inception.

    • Travel: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) comprehensive and (b) competitively priced travel insurance cover is available to people with mental health...

      Debts: China

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of trends in the level of debt in China on the world financial system.

      Digital Technology: Midlands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to grow the digital economy in the Midlands.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding from the charging infrastructure investment fund for new rapid charge points has been allocated to South West Bedfordshire constituency.

      Cash Dispensing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure free access to cash for people in rural communities.

      Employment: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that policies to tackle disguised employment do not adversely affect genuine contractors.

      Employment: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that policies on tackling disguised employment do not encourage the contracting of work to overseas or...

      Treasury: Offshore Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department’s (a) anti-fraud and (b) anti-money laundering procedures monitor (i) payments by his Department to offshore accounts and (ii)...

      Treasury: Offshore Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) members of his departmental Board and (b) senior executives in his Department are required to disclose offshore bank accounts and holdings.

      Treasury: Offshore Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money his Department paid into offshore bank accounts in the financial year 2018-19.

      Small Businesses: Living Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support small businesses to afford the recent increase in the National Living Wage.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the proposed long-term review of the business rates model of taxation.

      Pensions: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to resume the 2016 valuations for public sector pension schemes which were paused in January 2019.

      Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what long term steps he is taking to protect regional aviation connectivity.

      Electronic Publishing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the rate of VAT on e-publications is different from the rate for hard copy publications; and if he will make a statement.

      Productivity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of UK productivity between 2009 and 2019.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones: Bosworth

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve mobile phone connectivity in Bosworth constituency.

    • Social Enterprises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2019 to Question 666, on Third Sector, what recent progress his...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what criteria the Government is using to define the safety critical infrastructure that will be excluded from high...

      Huawei

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Foreign Secretary's oral statement to the House of 27 January 2020 on Huawei, Official...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the report by the Henry Jackson...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the evidence reported to have been obtained...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of additional annual BBC revenue following the implementation...

      Huawei: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings of the report entitled, Defending Our Data:...

      World Book Day

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support World Book Day 2020.

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many free museum visits have there been in each region and constituent part of the UK in each of the last three...

      Youth Centres

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the provision of youth centres.

      Arts and Culture

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps he has taken to improve access to the arts and culture in the regions and nations of the UK.

      World Wide Web Foundation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2020 to Question 8437 on World Wide Web Foundation, whether the Government has...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to close the gender pay gap in his Department.

      Tourist Attractions

      To ask the Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to cultural attractions outside London.

      Railways: Stockton and Darlington

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to support the 2025 celebration of the bicentenary of the Stockton and Darlington railway.

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      What steps he is taking to monitor the progress of the rollout of superfast broadband to rural areas.

      Football: Clubs

      What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the governance of premier league football clubs.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: ICT

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2020 to Question 2472, what the budget was for...

    • Parliamentary Estate: ICT

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2020 to Question 2472, what proportion of the budget for...

      Lesbian Gay Bisexual Trans History Month

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what plans Parliament has to mark LGBT history month.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of reinstating the Access to Elected Office Fund for people with disabilities.

    • Candidates: Disability

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to support disabled parliamentary and local government candidates.

      Period Poverty Task Force

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department plans to continue the work of the Period Poverty Taskforce.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate the feasibility studies for the Ashington-Blyth-Tyne trainline in Northumberland and the Fleetwood trainline in Lancashire will be completed.

    • Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many Mayoral Combined Authorities have introduced bus franchising, and (2) how many other authorities have applied to the Secretary of State for Transport...

      Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 29 January (HLWS69) which stated that "Wherever you live, you deserve a railway that widens...

      North West Recovery Task Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 29 January, when was the cross-industry North West Recovery Task Force established; who are...

      North West Recovery Task Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 29 January, whether the North West Recovery Task Force will "deliver recommendations on how best...

      Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 29 January, whether the plan by Robin Gisby and Richard George to make sure the Government leaves...

      Northern

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 29 January (HLWS69), what, if any, payments or compensation from public funds will be made to...

      Northern Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 29 January (HLWS69), what is the estimated (1) cost, and (2) savings, to public funds arising...

      Railways: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when communities will be able to apply for the remainder of the £500 million fund for the reopening of railway lines.

      Railways: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make funds available for the construction of reopening railway lines, beyond the £500 million feasibility studies.

      Oswestry-Gobowen Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to fund a feasibility study into the reopening of the Oswestry to Gobowen railway line.

      Lewes-Uckfield Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to fund a feasibility study for the Uckfield to Lewes railway line.

      Railways: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) miles of lines, and (2) stations, will be re-opened as part of their programme to reverse the Beeching era cuts to the rail network.

      Railways: Capital Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 16 January (HL122), whether projects funded by the “£500m to start reopening lines...

      Preston-Colne Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, following the ending of the Arriva Northern Rail franchise, to ensure that passengers purchasing tickets for the East Lancashire line...

      East Midlands Rail Franchise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their plans to improve East-West rail links, whether the Liverpool to Norwich service will split at Nottingham; if so, why; and what assessment they...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Directors: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to encourage greater diversity on executive level boards.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Eritrea: National Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the UN Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea's second report, published on...

    • USA: Land Mines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of the United States' decision to rescind restrictions on the use of anti-personnel landmines by the United States...

      USA: Land Mines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compatibility of the government of the United States' new policy on the use of landmines with the principles of the Ottawa...

      USA: Land Mines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the implications of the new United States policy on the use of landmines in situations where UK armed forces are deployed alongside their American...

      USA: Land Mines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of the United States about its decision to rescind restrictions on the United States military's use...

      West Bank: Nature Reserves

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about its announcement that it intends to create seven new nature reserves in Area C of the...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will alert UK citizens travelling in the EU to new visa requirements that will apply to them after the end of the implementation period.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the government of the United States about their proposal Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of Palestinian and...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of the United States' proposal Peace to Prosperity: A Vision to Improve the Lives of Palestinian and Israeli...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what status Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank currently hold under international law.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the risks to peace of unilaterally annexing land in the West Bank.

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about (1) the punishment of settlers reported to have damaged a Palestinian school in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Demolitions and Displacement Bulletin, published by Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights covering the period covering...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Israel’s acting Justice Minister Amir Ohana has issued an order to seize 4.2 million shekels in assets...

      West Bank: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of climate change on the living conditions of Palestinian communities in the West Bank, in particular those who are...

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations are they making to the government of Israel about the reported destruction of a well in the Palestinian village of Zawiyah in...

      Rwanda: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Rwanda following the publication of the report by Human Rights Watch "As long as we live on...

      Middle East: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to consult the governments of Oman and Pakistan, together with Chatham House and the American Council on Foreign Relations and similar...

      Ethiopia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, together with international partners, to help to ensure a stable security environment in Ethiopia ahead of the parliamentary elections...

      Central African Republic: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have on the security situation in the Central African Republic following recent violence in the east of the country; and how they are...

      African Union: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are working to help to reach an agreement on a UN Security Council resolution on the use of UN assessed contributions to co-finance African Union peace...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the causes of the decline in uptake of vaccinations.

    • Vaccination: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have collected to show the effectiveness of actions, taken since 2016, to improve the uptake of vaccinations of children.

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop and launch a national helpline which is open 24 hours every day to support those affected by prescribed drug dependence;...

      Suicide: Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a publicly accessible central record of the number of people who commit suicide for reasons connected with problem gambling.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that data sold by the Department of Health and Social Care is identifiable.

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk that Coronavirus could be transmitted to the UK on the surface of electronic goods manufactured in China.

  • Department for Education

    • Foundation Courses: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the potential impact on (1) higher education institutions, and (2) access to higher education, of the proposals...

    • Social Mobility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to meet with relevant stakeholders following the report by the Sutton Trust Mobility Manifesto 2019, published on 7 November 2019, to...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals to establish a scheme of contextualised university offers to assist those from disadvantaged backgrounds; and what...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to meet with relevant stakeholders to discuss the implementation of a system of post-qualification admissions to UK universities.

      Schools: Cricket

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to increase the opportunities for children to play cricket in schools.

      Climate Change: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure children are taught how climate change can be combatted.

      Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children looked after by local authorities in England and Wales were permanently placed with relatives or connected people resident outside the UK in each...

      Out-of-school Education: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 4 February (HL646), how many madrasas in the UK are teaching for less than 18 hours per week; and...

      Pupils: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ban children from using their mobile phones during lesson time.

      Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when universities and students across the EU will receive clarity on which fee regime they will be subject to for the 2021/22 academic year.

      Educational Exchanges: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed replacement student exchange scheme to be used in the event that the UK does not participate in Erasmus after 2021 will be open to further...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average clearance time for Attendance Allowance claims, based on the most recent data available, in each of the last five years for (1) all claims,...

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of Attendance Allowance claims were successful, based on the most recent data available, in each of the last five years.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce child poverty levels.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the pensions industry routinely checks for auto-enrolment contribution data errors; and whether they receive reports...

      Pensioners: Income

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the (1) total number, and (2) percentage, of pensioners who had an annual income above £50,000 in each of the last three years, broken down by gender.

      Food Banks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the findings of their investigation into the use of food banks.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the proportion of Christians accepted under the Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Programme.

    • Criminal Investigation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals released under police investigation are still under investigation (1) one month, (2) three months, (3) six months, (4) twelve months, and (5)...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals arrested in England and Wales in possession of illegal substances were charged with possession with intent to supply, as opposed to the...

      Knives: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ban the sale of machetes and large knives with serrated or other edges that do not already come under the existing classification of...

      Drug Seizures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of class A drugs seized in the UK for each year since 2010.

      Travellers: Trespass

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in their recent consultation Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments, the Home Office took note of the Government's Consultations...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 21 January (HL527), what plans they have to increase the number of those with science and engineering...

    • Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to address the reported levels of dissatisfaction with democracy in the UK.

      Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are carrying forward work on the Race Disparity Audit.

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of staff working in Government departments provided fraudulent qualifications between 2014 and 2019.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) on 3 February (HL Deb, col 1663), what is their timetable for COP26 negotiations.

      Reciprocal Arrangements: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to seek an agreement on (1) mutual recognition of driving licences, (2) participation in the European Health Insurance Card, and (3) mutual...

  • Treasury

    • Duchy of Lancaster

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Earl of Courtown on 28 January (HL444), how much money each member of the Royal family received from the Duchy of Lancaster...

    • Royal Family: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Earl of Courtown on 28 January (HL443), how much of funding provided by the Sovereign Grant was spent on official...

      Royal Family: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any travel costs for the Royal family funded by the Duchy of Cornwall can be claimed as an allowable business expense.

      Royal Family: Charter Flights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Earl of Courtown on 21 January (HL288), what advice they have given to the Royal Household about the relative environmental...

      Duchy of Cornwall: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in light of the fact that the Duchy of Cornwall operates in the private sector, how much (1) capital gains, and (2) corporation, tax has been paid by the Duchy in...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on alcohol consumption from the changes in duty policy since 2012.

      NHS: Vat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the review into the application of VAT as applied to the NHS.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of what the expenditure on HS2 could otherwise have been spent on; and whether any such assessment included consideration...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Exercise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential health benefits of an active lifestyle; what plans they have to invest in sports and leisure infrastructure; and...

    • Public Libraries: Visual Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they support the provision of library services to the blind and partially sighted.

      Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any potential conflicts of interest in grant decisions by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, including for the...

      Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce an artificial intelligence ethical regulatory framework after the UK leaves the EU.

      Biometrics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to uphold the EU's moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology in public places after Brexit.

      Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, and if so how, they intend to ensure that UK consumers will continue to have the same benefits in respect of roaming charges as they currently enjoy under...

      Social Media: Self-harm and Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce fines for social media companies who do not actively seek to remove (1) suicide. and (2) self-harm, related posts.

      Instagram: Self-harm

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Instagram about reports that its algorithms cause people with mental illnesses to self-harm.

      Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of local councils in preserving heritage; and what plans they have to meet with the Local Government Association and the...

      Musicians: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Minister for Sport, Media and Creative Industries on 21 January (HC Deb, col 56WH) that the Government welcomes the views "of the...

      Social Media

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with owners of social media platforms about the support they provide to workers who moderate content.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to de-criminalise non-payment of the BBC licence fee.

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