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Written answers

Friday, 13 March 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Disruptive Airline Passengers Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Disruptive Passengers Working Group last met; and if he will publish the minutes of that meeting.

    • Luton Station: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding has been allocated to improve Luton railway station; and how that funding compares to investment in railway stations in the (a) East of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Luton South dated 11 February 2020 on investment in Luton Railway Station.

      Heathrow Airport Holdings: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage Heathrow Airport Holdings to reduce its carbon emissions.

      Heathrow Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that funding from the public purse for Heathrow airport expansion is allocated in line with the recent judgment on...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of electric vehicle charging points in (a) Chatham and Aylesford constituency, (b) Medway and (c) Kent.

      Motor Vehicles: Compressed Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2020 to Question 25169, what steps his Department have taken to encourage the uptake of compressed natural gas vehicles.

      Trains: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2020 to Question 25168, what discussions he has had with his Welsh counterparts on hydrogen-powered trains on Welsh...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that Blue Badges are made available to people with limited mobility who do not use wheelchairs.

      Cycling and Walking: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the progress that will be made by the end of the 2019 Parliament on the ambitions set out in the Government's Local...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the Government providing compensation in addition to that...

    • Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will offer financial support to SMEs that become insolvent following payment of statutory sick pay...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to provide (a) financial and (b) other support to businesses in relation to (i)...

      Public Holidays: VE Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will reinstate the traditional May Day Bank Holiday on Monday 4 May 2020 and make Friday 8 May 2020 an additional...

      Low Carbon Hydrogen Production Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2020 to Question 25168, how much of the Low Carbon Hydrogen Production Fund has been...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the potential...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    • Cameroon: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Cameroon; and whether he has made representations to his...

    • India: Elephants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the treatment of endangered Asian elephants in that country.

      Cyprus: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he made at his meeting on 3 March 2020 with his Turkish counterpart on reports of people who disappeared...

      Saudi Arabia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the detention of minors in that country.

      Cayman Islands: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential political effect of proposed amendments to section 81 of the Cayman Islands'...

      British Nationals Abroad: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what guidance his Department has issued to UK (a) embassies and (b) consular offices on collaboration with local police forces...

      British Nationals Abroad: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to inform family members of victims of serious crimes overseas of the outcome of local...

      Palestinians: Agricultural Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure UK businesses can trade with the Palestinian territories following the...

      Palestinians: Agricultural Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on Israel's imposition of restrictions on the export of Palestinian...

      Guyana: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what (a) assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of and (b) support he has offered to resolve the ongoing...

      Guyana: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he has taken to help ensure that freedom of the press is maintained in Guyana.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that continence products can be transported without interruption after the end of the transition...

    • Blood Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to reduce the number of people who first receive a diagnosis of blood cancer in hospital A&E units.

      Measles: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the reinstatement of the UK's WHO measles-free status.

      Clinical Commissioning Groups: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the deprivation index on the methodology used to calculate funding for clinical...

      Childbirth: Analgesics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to enforce the NICE guidelines on offering epidurals to women in labour.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to prevent copycat EHIC websites from charging applicants for European Health Insurance Cards.

      Coronavirus: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with the media to inform the public of the health effects of covid-19.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the occupancy rate of hospital beds in England; and what plans his Department has to increase...

      Respiratory System: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many extracorporeal membrane oxygenation beds there are in hospitals in England.

      Intensive Care: Doctors and Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many critical care trained (a) nurses and (b) doctors there were working in the NHS in (i) March 2020 and (ii) each of the last three...

      NHS: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of toilets available for use by patients throughout the NHS.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) fluid repellent face masks, (b) general use aprons and (c) examination gloves the NHS stocked in (i) 2020 and (ii) in each...

      Patients: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 8395 on Visual Impairment, what plans his Department has to begin collecting data...

      Visual Impairment: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) availability and (b) average waiting times for NHS eyesight services.

      Gender Recognition: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for treatment at gender identity clinics.

      Dental Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason NHS England has stopped commissioning orthodontic services throughout the West Midlands.

      Coronavirus: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allocate additional funding to protect public health in the event of an outbreak of covid-19 in South Yorkshire.

      Coronavirus: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of Health and Social Care what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS Trusts have adequate financial resources to (a) purchase additional and (b) maintain ventilators; what...

      Coronavirus: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure the provision of services to people receiving care in their homes during the delay phase of the Government's...

      Coronavirus: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to ensure care companies and care workers are adequately supported and protected in the event of a large scale...

      Coronavirus: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that supplies of over-the-counter medications are maintained in the event of an outbreak of covid-19.

      Speech and Language Therapy: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recent We are the NHS recruitment campaign, for what reasons speech and language therapists are not among the roles...

      Mental Health Services: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the average waiting time for school children seeking to access mental health services in Sheffield in each...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the average bed occupancy rate in hospitals.

      Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of a bed occupancy rate above 85 per cent in hospitals on the adequacy of treatment of patients...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent GPs in (a) 2020 and (b) 2015.

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on increasing the number of GP training places.

  • Department for Education

    • T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on the roll-out of T levels.

    • Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking through the new Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum to tackle the effect of domestic abuse on children.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that young people who have experienced abuse are able to access support services if they disclose domestic abuse in...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many hours of training teachers will receive to deliver the new Relationships, Sex and Health Education curriculum.

      Violence: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many FTE young people’s violence advisors are employed in England and Wales.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding the Government has allocated to the training of children’s social care workers in the last three years.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the implementation of the Relationships and Sex Education curriculum does not lose schools the trust of...

      Education: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve access to education of refugees; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the level of take-up of the 30 hour childcare entitlement in the (a) West Midlands and (b) England.

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support the Government plans to provide to UK universities to help compensate for a potential loss of income in the event that there are...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to allocate additional (a) funding and (b) resources to the provision of music teaching in schools in (i) the North West, (ii)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department plans to take to support children eligible for free school meals in the event that schools are closed in response to the...

      Disability and Special Educational Needs: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities have been off-rolled in (a) Sheffield, (b) Yorkshire and (c)...

      Disability and Special Educational Needs: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department has allocated to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in (a) Sheffield, (b) Yorkshire and (c) the...

      Disability and Special Educational Needs: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the availability special educational needs and disability services in schools in Sheffield.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary school budgets have been spent on tackling mental health problems in (i) Sheffield Hallam...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Family Courts: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to protect survivors of domestic abuse from further trauma in the family courts.

    • Domestic Abuse: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government guidance on the Gov.UK website entitled, Ask for a Crown Court sentence to be reviewed, will be updated to include coercive control.

      Domestic Abuse: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme among victims of domestic violence.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment has he made of the vulnerability of the prison population to covid-19; and what steps he is taking to reduce the risk of the spread of...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to prevent the spread of covid-19 in prisons.

      Prisons and Community Orders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the risk of covid-19 spreading to (a) prison staff and people serving sentences in custody and (b) people serving...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken since 31 January 2020 to prevent the spread of covid-19 in the (a) public and (b) private sector prison estate in England and Wales.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Quintessentially

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many visits has Quintessentially UK Limited (a) organised or (b) assisted as part of the Great Investors Programme.

    • Hydrogen: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the export potential for green hydrogen produced in the UK.

      Compressed Natural Gas: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the export potential for green compressed natural gas.

      Trade Agreements: Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with her Mexican counterpart on bilateral trade deal.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Hate Crime: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to tackle (a) antisemitism and (b) other hate crimes in (i) Bury South...

    • Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance is issued to local authorities on the inclusion in local plans of accessibility for disabled residents...

      Temporary Accommodation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on people's mental health of being housed in temporary accommodation without...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what contingency plans are in place to support local authorities in the recording of deaths in the event that covid-19...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Prime Minister's written statement of 26 February 2020 on Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy,...

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to publish an initial assessment of the results from the Future Accommodation Model pilots.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the average time taken for claimants to receive a decision from the Independent Case Examiner.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the reasons why her Department has lost more employment tribunals for disability discrimination than any other...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of allocating named caseworkers to complex cases undertaken by the Child Maintenance...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people were in persistent poverty in each of the last five years.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment her Department has made of the transport costs for universal credit claimants throughout the regions of the UK.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged 75 and over were in receipt of pension credit in each year from 2015 to 2019.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Tourism: Elephants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will hold discussions with representatives of the British tourism industry on the advertisement of attractions...

    • Air Pollution and Volatile Organic Compounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to reduce the level of permitted (a) particulates emissions and (b) volatile organic compounds.

      Tree Planting: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the Government's progress in increasing the number of trees (a) on streets and (b) in...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish information his Department has commissioned on estimating fish weights when compiling fishing vessel...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many officials in his Department with responsibility for adaptation to climate change including flooding have been in...

      Nature Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of national nature reserves (a) are at and (b) exceed favourable condition.

      Countryside Stewardship Scheme and Nature Reserves: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much Natural England spent on site management per hectare for (a) national nature reserves and (b) Higher Level...

      Bridleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has in place to improve access for (a) horse riders, (b) dog walkers and (c) runners on bridleways.

      Badgers: Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the effect of the rise in the badger population on the number of hedgehogs.

      Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of trees growing in England in each of the last three decades.

      Agriculture: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage biodiversity in agriculture.

      Litter: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of litter in cities in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Air Pollution: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK meets World Health Organisation 2030 targets for levels of fine...

      Seabed: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has issued to the Marine Management Organisation on removal of unexploded ordnance from the...

      Fishing Catches: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, who (a) requested and (b) authorised the removal from the Government Digital Services website of the original published...

      Fishing Catches: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the contract for development of the catch recording app for under 10m fishing vessels was awarded; what the value of...

      Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to review the funding arrangements of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities; and if he will make a...

  • Home Office

    • Hate Crime: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of sentences for people convicted of hate crime.

    • Public Sector: Trauma

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding the Government has allocated for the training of frontline public sector workers to provide trauma-informed support in the...

      Police: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the accuracy of reports that police forces have conducted searches of Clearview AI’s facial...

      EEA Nationals: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to process all EEA registration applicants within one month.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the grant funding of up to £9 million her Department has made available to voluntary and community sector...

      Knife Crime Prevention Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the final guidance on the (a) operation of and (b) application for, Knife Crime Prevention Orders.

      Immigration: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2020 to Question 3232, on Immigration: Northern Ireland, what the timeframe is for changing the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Digital Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has used the powers under section 52(1A) of the Representation of the People Act 1983 to require local authorities to keep...

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March February 2020 to Question 22028, how much money has this Government spent on (a) recruiting and (b) dismissing...

      Prime Minister: Staff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of staff employed by No. 10 Downing Street (a) were educated at a private school, (b) are from an ethnic minority group, (c) are women...

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to implement the recommendations of the 2018 Review of Parliamentary constituency boundaries.

      DXC Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment has he made of (a) the level of dependence of Government services on DXC Technology and (b) the effect that company's stock market...

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Civil Service Fast Stream entrants graduated less than a year before starting the programme in each of the last five years.

      Homelessness: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless deaths in (a) the North West, (b) the North East, (c) Merseyside, (d) Wirral and (e) Wallasey in...

      List of Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2020 to Question 25034, how many times Ministerial responsibilities have changed since 11 October 2019 when the last...

      Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2020 to Question 25623 on Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Public Appointments, which search company has been engaged to...

      Brexit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the length of the transition period...

  • Treasury

    • Wines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the value to the economy of the British wine and sparkling wine industry in each of the last five years.

    • Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the value to the economy of the Scottish whisky industry in each of the last five years.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce measures in the upcoming budget to help businesses manage the potential effect on the economy of the spread of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial steps he is taking to ensure the resilience of the South Yorkshire economy in the event of an outbreak of covid-19.

      Incontinence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has plans to extend tax exemptions for sanitary products to incontinence products.

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of public sector net debt by March 2022.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Papers: Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will (a) subscribe to the bill tracker service provided by Public...

    • Parliamentary Papers: Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will extend the subscription to Public Information Online for House of Lords...

      Parliamentary Papers: Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the Commission will subscribe to (a) Standing Committee debates, (b) Public Bill Committee...

  • Wales Office

    • Floods: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any extra funding has been allocated to the Welsh Government to deal with recent flooding in Wales.

    • Floods: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Wales has met the First Minister of Wales to discuss the provision of financial help for flood victims in Wales.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to address the concerns raised by the report by Special Needs Jungle Education, Health & Care Plan annual...

    • Languages: Primary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many primary schools in England and Wales have modern language assistants teaching (1) French, (2) Spanish, and (3) German.

      Woodworking: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the national skills fund is fully accessible to SMEs in the woodworking and joinery sector on a (1) national, (2) regional, and...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Special Educational Needs: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of cancellations of first hearings in Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunals.

    • Employment: Offenders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage employers to take on ex-offenders.

      Prisoners: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on housing people with (1) functioning male sexual organs in the female prison estate, and (2) functioning female sexual organs in the...

      Sexual Offences: Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether female victims of sexual assault who refuse to use their attacker's preferred pronouns in court are denied compensation.

      Prisoners: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Keen of Elie on 3 March (HL Deb, cols 507–9), what estimate they have made of the percentage of Muslim managing...

      Magistrates: Retirement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise the compulsory retirement age for magistrates.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Allergies: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to add colleges and universities to the list of institutions set out in Regulation 22 of the Human Medicines (No. 2) Regulations 2014 so that...

    • NHS: Amazon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 21 January (HL127), whether the contract signed with Amazon to provide health data from the...

      Health Services: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to create a single, online regulatory advice and information platform for the healthcare artificial intelligence sector.

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