Written answers

Friday, 5 March 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Tyne and Wear Metro: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional financial provision has been made available to support the Tyne and Wear Metro between (a) April 2021 to March 2022 and (b) in...

    • Railway Stations: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to accelerate the installation of tactile paving on train platforms at mainline stations.

      Railway Stations: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding will be made available for the acceleration of the installation of tactile paving at mainline rail stations.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's publication, Gear change: A bold vision for cycling and walking, published in 2020, whether the target that half of...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of properties required for the development of HS2 Phase 2b eastern leg have received full compensation in accordance with the...

      Euston Station: High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the total number of land and property acquisitions by High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd in connection with the development of London Euston...

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the importance of advertising Traffic Regulation Orders in local newspapers to (a) the elderly and vulnerable, (b)...

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will launch a review into the safety of smart motorways; and will he make a statement.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many residential properties have been acquired by HS2 Ltd by (a) compulsory purchase, (b) through private agreement, and (c) statutory blight in...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average length of time is for HS2 Ltd to agree (a) a statutory blight and (b) a non-statutory property compensation with a property owner.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the complaint process is for property owners who are dissatisfied with HS2 Ltd’s handling of blight claims.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the process is for HS2 Ltd in agreeing the market value of properties through the (a) statutory blight and (b) non-statutory property...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints have been received from landowners in relation to the valuation of property in the HS2 (a) statutory blight and (b) non-statutory...

      Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the Airport and Ground Operations Support scheme to cover business rates for 2021-22.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to phase out the (a) EV Homecharge Scheme and (b) Workplace Charging Scheme after 2022.

      Electric Vehicles: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a zero emissions vehicle mandate for manufactures to produce, import or sell...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional funding he plans to make available to support schools as they reopen to students.

    • Vocational Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is planning to review the methods of assessing the financial health of training providers in receipt of funding from the ESFA.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what advice has been made available to schools in areas with a high covid-19 infection rate on reopening.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) delaying schools reopening and (b) blended learning in areas with the highest rates of covid-19.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much of the £700 million catch-up funding announced on 22 February 2021 is additional funding; and how much of that funding is being...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department issued to schools for the return of clinically extremely vulnerable students as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of civil servants in his Department have worked in an early years, school, college or university setting prior to joining the Department.

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many fines have been issued for non-attendance at schools in England since September 2020.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what advice he has received on reducing the risk of increasing covid-19 infection rates when schools reopen; and what the key recommendations of that...

      Minerals: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the (a) availability and (b) quality of university courses related to the UK's industrial critical minerals needs.

      Turing Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2021 to Question 155341 on the Turing Scheme, what steps he is taking to (a) identify the geographical areas of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Ports: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of reviewing the competitiveness of the ports sector.

    • Products: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the risk in respect of the sale of unsafe products on online marketplaces.

      Consumer Information: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure consumers are protected against misinformation online, including...

      Digital Markets Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to implement the recommendation of the Digital Markets Taskforce for the Government to...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department will take to provide sector specific support to the wedding industry in response to the...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to support businesses that have become heavily indebted during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on UK Government support for businesses that have become heavily...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of UK whistleblowing legislation to (a) ensure that it keeps pace...

      Vehicles: Debt Relief Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of (a) increasing the Debt Relief Order vehicle value...

      Debt Relief Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring the Insolvency Service to commit to review every...

      Social Clubs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of financial support for social clubs during the period of covid-19...

      Social Clubs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of social clubs on social isolation and loneliness.

      Social Clubs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of social clubs on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on such clubs.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish data on the number of households in each region that have switched energy suppliers in each month...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to implement climate change policies that (a) ensure the UK makes a proportionate contribution...

      Climate Change: Citizens' Juries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of citizens' assemblies on Government climate change policy.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing the amount of biomass feedstocks produced...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has for further UK-wide decarbonisation policies when the non-domestic renewable heat...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to meet the Government's net zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to commission a long term study of immune responses in people vaccinated against covid-19.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to implement a long term study of immune responses in people vaccinated against covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to implement a long term study of immune responses in people vaccinated against covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prioritising people with ME and chronic fatigue syndrome for covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to commission a long term study of immune responses in people vaccinated against covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to commission a long term study of immune responses in people vaccinated against covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people with asthma not included in groups 4 and 6 are planned to be prioritised in the next phase of the covid-19 vaccination...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of prioritising people with myalgic encephalomyelitis for covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the proportion of care home (a) residents and (b) staff who have refused the covid-19 vaccine dose in (i) Rother...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to identify and invite for covid-19 vaccinations those adults with learning disabilities who are not identified as such...

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of claims received by the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme were made by (a) healthcare...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 vaccination programme on covid-19 infection rates for NHS staff.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what provision there is for NHS employees to take paid leave to care for their children of primary school-age and under when the child is ill.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average amount of time was under the pills by post regimine between abortion pills being sent to women and the HSA4 form being...

      St Giles Hospice: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when an outstanding payment of £483,393 dating from July 2020 will be paid to St Giles Hospice of Whittington near Lichfield.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to bring forward proposals on the social care plan announced by the Prime Minister in July 2019; and whether he plans to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of clinically extremely vulnerable people who will be unable to return to work on 1 November 2020...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many days it takes to identify new cases of the P1 Brazilian variant of covid-19 using genomic sequencing

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 test results have been returned within (a) 24 hours, (b) 48 hours, (c) 72 hours, (d) 96 and (e) after 96...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that low -income parents and guardians whose child is asked to self-isolate due to the covid-19...

  • Leader of the House

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance: Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated to the London Borough of Redbridge in each year since 2010.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates' Courts: Barkingside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases are awaiting trial at Barkingside Magistrates Court; and what estimate he has made of the current average waiting time for a case to...

    • Judiciary: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to publish the outcome of the consultation on Judicial Mandatory Retirement Age, which closed on 16 October 2020.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the evidence given to the Public Accounts Committee by the Chief Executive of HM Prison and Probation Service on the 11 February 2021,...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the 6 July 2020 publication Statistics on DIT export support objectives (2019 to 2020), what (a) proportion and (b) value of...

    • Minerals: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to attract critical mineral companies to (a) invest in UK businesses and (b) set up business in the UK.

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2021 to Question 154868, how the total for export wins reported by her Department in its 2019-20...

      Minerals: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which international counterparts she is in discussions with on critical mineral supply chains.

      Minerals: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the UK’s global and regional competitiveness in relation to critical minerals supply chains.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to advocate for the protection of civilians in dangerous parts of Syria.

    • Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs,what steps he is taking to advocate for the protection of civilians in dangerous parts of Yemen.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Israel on (a) the case of Issa Amro and (b) upholding...

      Bahrain: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations his Department is making to the Bahraini Government on the (a) treatment of peaceful protest...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking ahead of COP26 to work with partners in the global south on tackling climate change.

      Afghanistan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to advocate for the protection of civilians in dangerous parts of Afghanistan.

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the planned reduction in Official Development Assistance...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the activities of human rights defenders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

      Saudi Arabia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of emulating the US administration’s change...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is (a) taking and (b) planning to take to compel the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi...

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking (a) to mitigate the effects of war on women and children and (b) to safeguard vulnerable...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the steps the Government is taking to promote...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking in partnership with UN Security Council partners to halt the Houthi offensive...

      Overseas Aid: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department allocates aid to projects that are focused on poverty.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support health systems in the poorest countries to distribute and...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the education of girls in lower income countries worldwide.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to work with international partners to ensure that United Nations Sustainable Development...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what humanitarian assistance his Department is providing to Yemen.

      Bahrain: Prisoner's Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations his Department is making to the Bahraini Government on securing the release of Abdulhadi Mushaima.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure access to covid-19 vaccinations for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

      Tigray: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who have been subject to sexual violence in the Tigray Region have...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral evidence of the Minister for Employment at the Work and Pensions Committee of 11 February 2021, what steps her...

    • Jobcentres: Galashiels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support she is providing to Galashiels Job Centre to further assist the unemployed.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have had wages assigned to different assessment periods under the legislation introduced to comply with...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the volume of flexible packaging that would be diverted from landfill in the event that...

    • Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) increase the quantity of flexible packaging being recycled and (b) improve recycling...

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of trends in littering; and whether he plans to launch a national campaign on litter.

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to add flexible packaging to the proposed core list of materials required to be collected for recycling...

      Food and Drinks: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of (a) changes to Commission Decision 2007/275/EC and (b) Commission...

      Fisheries: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the (a) covid-19 pandemic and (b) end of the transition period on the income of...

      Cats and Dogs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that cats and dogs are sold legally with legitimate documentation on their health and history.

      Dogs: Exports and Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the minimum age of dogs being imported and exported...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce measures to restrict the age at which puppies can be imported to at least 14 weeks.

      Scottish Seafood Exports Task Force and Seafood Exports Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the membership and terms of reference of (a) the Seafood Exports Working Group and (b) the Scottish...

      Import Controls: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of import controls at UK ports in July 2021 on the...

      Bomb Disposal: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the effects of offshore unexploded ordnance disposal on marine mammals.

  • Home Office

    • Fire and Rescue Services: Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding has been provided to support the London Fire Brigade in the London Borough of Redbridge in each year since 2010.

    • Computer Misuse Act 1990

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 as a result of increased reliance on secure digital...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Barclays: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he last met representatives of Barclays to discuss the closure of the Barclays Identity Service; and if...

    • Disability Unit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the recent Office for National Statistics finding that nearly three in five people who have...

      Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to adapt Government procurement strategies as a result of the High Court’s...

  • Treasury

    • Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has identified a method of income certification which would enable directors of micro limited companies to access support during the...

    • Bank Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has received on raising the limit for contactless spending to £100.

      Help to Buy Scheme: Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of making house purchases above £250,000 outside London eligible for Help to Buy ISA bonuses.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the criteria used to determine the circumstances in which (a) self-certification and (b) a statement from an accountant are considered a...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what risk assessment has been undertaken to permit 10,000 attendees at outdoor events in May 2021 while weddings are capped to...

    • Local Press: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the importance of advertising planning notices in local newspapers to (a) the elderly and...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: National League

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish all departmental correspondence with the National League from the last 12 months.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department are taking to ensure areas designated OFCOM area 2 can access Government schemes to improve their...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the phase of the Government’s plan to ease coronavirus restrictions under which community...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to support charities during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Telecommunications: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in expanding communications network coverage in rural areas; and what plans they have to share the resources used by the Emergency...

  • Department for Education

    • Overseas Students: Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students from African countries are enrolled to study in UK universities.

    • Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the free speech duties they intend to place on universities will prohibit the implementation by universities of the duties placed on them under the Prevent...

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposals to champion freedom of speech in universities extends to (1) hate speech, and (2) antisemitic speech, as defined by the International...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to suspend repossession of leasehold properties until potentially dangerous cladding in such properties has been replaced.

    • Vagrancy Act 1824

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824.

      Private Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of private renters with significant rent arrears since restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic were...

      Local Government Finance: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Fair Funding Review on the budgets of local authorities with high levels of deprivation; and what estimate they...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) current housing targets, and (2) the effect of current housing targets on (a) communities, and (b) ecosystems; and what plans...

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what status a local government Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has in any consideration by a planning inspector of an application that conflicts...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the prospectus for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund; and what criteria will be used in assessing bids.

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legislation gives authority to a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP); and whether a NDP becomes invalid if there is no local plan which has already...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the sustainability criteria of the National Home Building Fund will improve (1) food, (2) land, and (3) the environment, for communities across England.

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 12 February (HL12939), what is the planned timetable for reaching a conclusion on the operating model for...

      Religious Buildings: Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to consult church organisations covered by the Ecclesiastical Exemption (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (England) Order 2010...

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide incentives to commercial building firms to create housing developments that enhance the quality of life for rural and semi-rural...

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 17 February (HL 13247), when (1) a decision will be taken to establish a chair of Holocaust Studies, and...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 17 February (HL 13245), what environmental impact assessment was carried out before the choice of...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Wolverhampton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the planned new base for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in Wolverhampton will be comparable to the London base in (1) the number...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 12 February (HL12940), what is the planned timetable for reaching a decision on the future management...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 12 February (HL12938), how much private funding has been raised so far for the creation of the proposed UK...

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to advance sustainable housing and community developments in rural and semi-rural areas in England; and how they are ensuring...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 12 February (HL12784), whether an educational impact assessment has been carried out for the proposed UK...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 12 February (HL12782), why they cannot confirm whether the Armenian genocide will be commemorated in the...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 12 February (HL12785), when they plan to put in place a sustainable long-term plan for the management of...

      Parish Councils: Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that in the case of specific funding schemes for (1) parks, (2) play areas, (3) leisure facilities, (4) town centres, (5)...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what direct support they plan to provide to (1) local authorities, (2) building firms, (3) housing associations, and (4) others, to create sustainable housing...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disability: Surveys

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many responses to the Cabinet Office Disability Unit’s National Strategy for Disabled People survey they received within (1) the first, (2) the second,...

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