Written answers

Tuesday, 30 March 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total CO2 emissions from HS2 Phase One construction in the event that fossil-based diesel is not replaced with an...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimation his Department has made of the greenhouse gas emissions from the use of fossil diesel in the construction of HS2 Phase One.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made representations to HS2 Ltd to support measures to encourage HS2 Ltd's contractors to use 100 per cent renewable diesel to improve...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of (a) respiratory problems and (b) deaths that may be caused by the air pollution created...

      High Speed Two: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government's Clean Air Strategy applies to HS2 Ltd; and what recent representations he has made to HS2 Ltd on its air quality responsibilities.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the environmental impact of the Transpennine Rail upgrade.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the value for money of the Transpennine Rail upgrade.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the completion date of the Transpennine Rail upgrade.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to make a new assessment of the value for money of the Transpennine Rail upgrade in response to potential estimated revisions to the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to protect Green Belt land during the development of the High Speed Two rail network.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions (a) he and (b) HS2 Ltd has had with HS2 Ltd's contractors on their awareness of HS2 Ltd’s environmental obligations on site air...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps (a) he and (b) HS2 Ltd is taking to ensure that measurements are taken of the air particulate matter and emissions footprint of HS2...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) obligations and (b) targets relating to air particulate matter and emissions (i) HS2 Ltd and (ii) HS2 Ltd's contractors have under the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what environmental impact assessment his Department has made of the (a) fuel choices of HS2 Ltd for it's construction sites and (b) use by HS2 Ltd of...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the rail network moving to cashless on people without the ability to go cashless.

      Merchant Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many merchant seamen from the UK have been (a) trained and (b) employed as merchant seamen in each of the last five years.

      Vaccination: Certification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the Government will ensure the interoperability of any vaccine certificate system with other similar national and international systems.

      Railways: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2021 to Question 164599, what steps he has taken since schools reopened on 8 March 2021 to ensure social distancing...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to raise awareness of the hidden disabilities sunflower lanyard and badge scheme for use on the rail network.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the level of UK-produced steel procured by his Department and associated departmental...

    • Employment: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage businesses in (a) Wakefield constituency and (b) West Yorkshire to...

      Restart Grant Scheme: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to promote the Coronavirus Restart Grant to eligible businesses based in (a)...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that utility companies have provided support to people on the Priority...

      Energy Supply: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people are registered on the Priority Services Register in Wakefield constituency.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to reply to the joint letter from the Rt hon. Members for Camberwell and Peckham, and Romsey and...

      Greensill: Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether Greensill Capital is still an accredited lender under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme;...

      Greensill: Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when Greensill Capital became an accredited lender under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme; and...

      Lime: UK Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will (a) bring forward the review of the UK ETS benchmark for lime production and (b) instruct that the benchmark...

      Lime: EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of (a) the impact on the UK lime industry of adopting the EU ETS Phase IV benchmark for...

      Fossil Fuels: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to ban the issue new oil and gas exploration licences; and what impact assessment he has carried...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, which sectors (a) his Department and (b) HM Treasury plan to consider in the development of Sector Visions as outlined...

      Debt Relief Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Debt Relief Order applications have been (a) accepted and (b) rejected by the Insolvency Service in each year...

      Debt Relief Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the unit cost incurred by the Insolvency Service is to process an application for a Debt Relief Order.

      Hallmarking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to develop a UK hallmark.

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of the UK Weddings Taskforce on the potential (a) job losses in the...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of restricting wedding ceremonies to places of places...

      Weddings: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions officials in his Department have had with women working in the wedding sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) tackle Bounce Back Loan Scheme fraud and (b) help ensure that loans under...

      Greensill: Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will list the amount and recipient of each loan made by Greensill Capital under the Coronavirus Large Business...

      Africa: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of early career researchers across the continent of Africa who will lose...

      Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to establish a judge-led public inquiry into Leicester’s garment industry.

      Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to enable and support overseas workers who are victims of corporate harm in...

      Overseas Workers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on agreeing to new visa arrangements, whether bilaterally or with individual EU states, for...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Services: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department’s plans are for reducing bureaucracy in dentistry by giving the General Dental Council more discretion to...

    • Coronavirus: Coronavirus and Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2021 to Question 164605 and 164606 on Coronavirus: Children's Centres and Nurseries, whether he had...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of continuing routine dental care provided on an ongoing basis by dentists on the protection...

      Coronavirus: Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it Government policy to undertake an inquiry into the disproportionate effect of covid-19 on BAME, migrant and low-income...

      National Institute for Health Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made in establishing the National Institute for Health Protection as a replacement for Public Health England.

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding plans he has to ensure an adequate number of nurses are in place to deliver the targets for cancer set out in the NHS Long...

      Heart Diseases: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to introduce a national strategy to help prevent young sudden cardiac death.

      Dental Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability of dental practices to de-register patients as a result of inactivity without giving notice to...

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a screening programme for prostate cancer for people over 50.

      General Practitioners: Centene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of GP surgeries owned by Centene corporation in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 vaccines administered to date were manufactured by Oxford Astra Zeneca; and what information his Department...

      Oral Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the disruption to routine dentistry as a result of the covid-19 outbreak on the early...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 vaccine doses have been (a) supplied to and (b) delivered by, each CCG in England.

      Dental Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to support the private dentistry sector to recover from the effect of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce (a) disposal rates of and (b) the number of missed appointments for covid-19 vaccines.

      Coronavirus: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to clinically extremely vulnerable people who have been unable to work from home and will be...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the relative proportions of Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, as a proportion of total vaccine supply, being...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people whose covid-19 vaccinations have been cancelled as a result of severe weather...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on involving local authorities in...

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress has been made on increasing access to NHS dentistry.

      Vaccination: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many vaccinators have been recruited for the covid-19 vaccination rollout to date; and how many of those vaccinators are currently...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on public health of limiting the speed of play on online gambling products.

      Mental Health: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to mental health charities in (a) Wakefield constituency and (b) West Yorkshire.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Transport and (b) HS2 Ltd on (i) ensuring acceptable air quality levels...

      Infant Mortality: Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that maternity units implement the recommendations in the MBRRACE Perinatal Confidential Enquiry into...

      Epilepsy: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the publication of the Commission on Human Medicines' report, Epilepsy Medicines in Pregnancy on 7 January 2021, what...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the rollout of a covid-19 mental health recovery strategy for children and young people.

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many school age children have been diagnosed with symptoms of long covid to date in (a) Leicester East constituency and (b) England.

      Epilepsy: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to extend the MHRA and NHS Digital Medicines in Pregnancy Valproate Registry to include all anti-epileptic drugs.

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support research into long covid.

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for psychological treatment for an eating disorder was in (a) 2010, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

      Epilepsy: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report published by MBRRACE entitled Saving lives, improving mothers' care, what data his Department holds on the...

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dental practices are open to new (a) adult and (b) child NHS patients in (i) Bolton and (ii) England as at 23 March 2021.

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendation on the introduction of waiting time targets for adult eating disorder services in the report of the...

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) effect of the shortage of learning disability nurses on the inappropriate use of Do not...

      Eating Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many outpatient referrals for eating disorders the NHS has (a) received and (b) accepted in each year since 2010.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the finding of the report by the Disabled Children’s Partnership, entitled The longest lockdown, that three in 10...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to use the recently announced £79 million in funding for mental health support for children and young people to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending support bubble arrangements to grieving households of any...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of Continuing Health Care assessments that are outstanding as a result of the six-month...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether additional funding has been allocated to children and adolescent mental health services in (a) Bolton and (b) England as a result...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial support is available to local authorities and CCG’s to assist families affected by suicide.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his announcement of 5 March 2021 at the Downing Street briefing on covid-19 on additional funding to provide mental...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Supreme Court judgement in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake, whether he will take steps to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to implement the recommendations of the Care Quality Commission report, Protect, respect, connect...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people experiencing long covid symptoms in (a) England, (b) Greater London and (c) Bexleyheath...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the treatment options available to people with symptoms of long covid.

      Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 February 2021 to Question 149746 on Sodium Valproate, what the terms of reference are for his Department's...

      DNACPR decisions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to implement the recommendations of the Care Quality Commission’s interim report into the use of Do Not...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the length of time it takes for medically qualified and registered individuals to become covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are in each priority groups for phase 1 of the covid-19 vaccination programme, by ethnicity.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are in place to support blind and visually impaired people to access their covid-19 vaccine with (a) braille inclusive vaccine...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to tackle misinformation on covid-19 vaccines to ensure all communities have access to accurate information.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to include SEND staff in the first phase of the covid-19 vaccination roll-out.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in (a) Derbyshire and (b) Amber Valley constituency are in phase 1 priority groups for covid-19 vaccination.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to create more (a) training and (b) employment opportunities for student nurses.

      Care Homes: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the recruitment of care workers.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of amending the Units of Dental Activity (UDA) allocation of an urgent band of treatment from 1.2 UDAs to 3...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish weekly data on (a) the number of people vaccinated for covid-19 by (i) constituency and (ii) lower local authority...

      Vaccination: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of delays to postal deliveries as a result of sickness in the postal service workforce on...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of mental health trusts that have become hospital hubs and are able to offer...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving priority status for covid-19 vaccinations to guides and drivers for pupils...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Government's announcement on 16 January 2021 of additional £120 million of funding for local authorities to boost...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of care homes on the reliability of lateral flow tests.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the advice to women to seek medical advice or call an ambulance on 999 if they experience certain complications from...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish the next stage of the NHS People Plan.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out a timetable for the re-introduction of close contact care home visits in England.

      Day Centres: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to include privately run social care day centres within the remit of the CQC.

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2021 to Question 153163 on Coronavirus: Disability, with reference to finding by the Office of...

      Coronavirus: Educational Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2020 to Question 91159, whether specific modelling was carried out on the potential effect of the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will publish weekly figures on the number of covid-19 vaccine doses which were spoilt due to (a) supply chain issues...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to monitor the effectiveness of existing covid-19 vaccines against new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

      Bone Marrow: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote bone marrow donations during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is the Government's policy to deliver second doses of covid-19 vaccines within the 12 week timeframe; and what assessment he...

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote the giving of blood donations from students approaching the age of 18.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department is using to assess the viability of covid-19 vaccination sites.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote blood donations during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people that have been offered a covid-19 vaccination appointment have been offered that appointment at a...

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of altering the time period permitted between receiving a covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many adults who received a positive test result from a lateral flow test for covid-19 subsequently received a negative test result...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2021 to Question 167938 on Coronavirus: Screening, for what reason no such assessment has been made.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many school-age students who received a positive test result from a lateral flow test for covid-19 subsequently received a negative...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2021 to Question 135878, on Coronavirus: Disease Control, in what format that data is available.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of businesses in Cambridge that are eligible for the workplace testing programme have registered for that...

      Epilepsy: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to fund epilepsy medicines research to ensure safer drugs for pregnant women with epilepsy.

      Medical Records: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the results of Dr Ben Goldacre's review into the use of health data for research and analysis in April 2021.

      Alzheimer's Disease and Motor Neurone Disease: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential role of the Gene Therapy Innovation and Manufacturing Centre in Sheffield in...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve educational and developmental outcomes for children with SEND.

    • Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support maintained nursery schools.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many false positives from lateral flow tests have been reported by schools; and what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of...

      Outdoor Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the guidance, Covid-19 Response - Spring 2021, at what stage the Government plans to re-open outdoor education facilities for...

      Children and Young People: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department has spent to date on the delivery of the proposals in the Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health green paper.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with headteachers on streamlining the process for accessing funding during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Platinum Jubilee 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that schools commemorate and celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s forthcoming Platinum Jubilee.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 Mar 2021 to Question 159297 on Schools: Coronavirus, what other information or advice has been provided to (a) schools,...

      Literature: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the curriculum for all school pupils includes (a) the work of William Shakespeare and (b) the full...

      Maintained Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of collaborations between local authorities and trust and maintained schools in overcoming challenges...

      Remote Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) Government department or (b) organisation will be responsible for (i) assessing the number of children and young people who remain without...

      Adoption Support Fund: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to allow Adoption Support Funding for the 2020-21 year to be transferred to 2021-22 in cases where therapy has been delayed as a...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of digital exclusion on the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers.

      Coronavirus: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will bring forward proposals to end the provisions in section 38 and Schedule 17 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 as covid-19 restrictions are lifted...

      Pupils: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the document published by his Department in 2016 entitled Counselling in schools: a blueprint for the future, what progress his...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of forgiving student debt accrued during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding by the UCL Institute of Education in June 2017 which found that risk...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many complaints his Deaprtment has received on the cancellation of tuition fees (a) during the covid-19 outbreak and (b) over the last 10 years.

      Students: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of cancelling all student debt.

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will work with the Office for Students to provide guidance to universities on how to effectively take account of the effect of the covid-19...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the level of UK-produced steel procured by his Department and associated departmental public bodies and agencies in (a)...

    • Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation’s report, Caseloads, workloads and staffing levels in probation Services,...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation’s report, Caseloads, workloads and staffing levels in probation Services,...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation’s report, Caseloads, workloads and staffing levels in probation Services,...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation’s report, Caseloads, workloads and staffing levels in probation Services,...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation’s report, Caseloads, workloads and staffing levels in probation Services,...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation’s report, Caseloads, workloads and staffing levels in probation Services,...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to improve its (a) estimate of and (b) support for people with neurodiversity in the criminal justice system.

      Mental Health Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reform the Mental Health Act 2007.

      Probation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to help ensure delivery of probation services during covid-19 lockdowns.

      Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many spot check investigations his Department has carried out to check Lasting Powers of Attorney are in line with the wishes of those in whose...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the level of UK-produced steel procured by his Department and associated departmental public bodies and...

    • Pâté de Foie Gras: Imports and Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has plans to ban the (a) importation and (b) sale of foie gras produced from the force-feeding of ducks and geese following the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria he used when deciding to establish his Department's new headquarters in Wolverhampton.

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, where his Department's offices, including arm’s length bodies, are currently located in (a) the West Midlands...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to ensure that the branding of UK Shared Prosperity Fund expenditure in Northern Ireland...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the importance of the interface between the delivery of the UK...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how section 75 requirements under the Northern Ireland Act 1998 will be taken into account in the design of the UK...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of not having participated in the Community Renewal Fund on the extent to...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what mapping exercise his Department has undertaken to understand (a) the existing pattern and (b) types of schemes...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with community and voluntary groups in Northern Ireland on the design of the UK Shared...

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to make a decision on whether to extend The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus)...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason deprivation is not part of the weighting for bids for the Levelling Up Fund.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to support small, independent ship builders.

    • HMS Scott

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to replace HMS Scott.

      Minesweepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned dates are for the replacement of current Hunt and Sandown mine countermeasures vessels.

      Marines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Integrated Review, published on 16 March 2021, what the establishment figure is for the Royal Marines in (a) 2021, (b) 2024 and...

      Indo-Pacific Region: Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 32 of the Integrated Review, Defence Command Paper, which UK defence programmes will be exported to countries in the Indo-Pacific...

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the Land Industrial Strategy; and if he will publish what engagement the British Army has had with the private sector on the...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people aged 16 to 35 have become unemployed between March 2020 and March 2021 in (a) Birmingham, Edgbaston constituency, (b)...

    • Health Services and Social Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to offer employment opportunities in the health and social care sectors to young people affected by...

      Universal Credit: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of people in 2019 who were sanctioned while challenging a negative universal credit work capability...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims were closed in 2019 as a result of claimants not accepting their claimant commitment before first being...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2021 to Question 169973, on Kickstart Scheme, if she will provide a breakdown of the 6,000 Kickstart...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Countryside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress the Government has made on its policy to rewild areas of the countryside; and if he will make a statement.

    • Fisheries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason his Department drafted the fisheries support scheme conditions to exclude sail-powered fisheries from being...

      Environmental Land Management Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with representatives from organic farms during the design of the Environmental Land Management...

      Equine Herpes Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what further steps his Department plans to take to help tackle equine EHV1 infections.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of UK-produced steel procured by his Department and associated departmental public...

      Ash Dieback Disease: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of Wakefield Council on ash dieback in that local authority area.

      Plastics: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage a shift from conventional single use plastic films to certified compostable...

      Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what safeguards are in place to ensure that companies who are granted wildlife licences by Natural England carry out an...

      Rivers: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he made on the extent of Sphaerotilus natans in rivers in England.

      Wildlife: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) protect and (b) promote (i) hedgehogs, (ii) red squirrels, (iii) water voles, (iv) dormice...

      Poaching: Animal Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to amend the Game Act 1831 to...

      Horses: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many horses entered the UK from the Republic of Ireland in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

      Horses: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many horses entered Great Britain from Northern Ireland in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

      Horticulture: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the preparedness of Border Control Posts for the import inspection of horticulture products.

      Dogs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs entered Great Britain from Northern Ireland in each month from January 2020 to February 2021 inclusive.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • British Overseas Territories: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has to help encourage tourism to British Overseas Territories following the covid-19...

    • British Overseas Territories: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to increase biodiversity in the British Overseas Territories.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support freedom of religion in Pakistan.

      North Korea: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support freedom of religion in North Korea.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support freedom of religion in the Xinjiang province of China.

      African Union: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 18 March 2021 to Question 168997, on African Union: Overseas Aid, how much ODA was dispersed...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of UK-produced steel procured by his Department and associated departmental...

      Myanmar: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take with (a) the UN and (b) other international partners to ensure that the Myanmar...

      Myanmar: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether a date has been set for making a decision on whether the UK will make an intervention in the Rohingya...

      Amritsar Massacre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to issue a statement of formal apology for the 1919 Amritsar Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to Rohingya refugees who have lost shelter as a result of the fire in...

      Myanmar: Private Military and Security Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is aware of British companies providing insurance, reinsurance, financial services or...

      Myanmar: Freezing of Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government has taken steps to freeze assets of the Government of Myanmar in the UK, including all bank...

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if the UK will issue a condemnation of the alleged payment of salaries to prisoners convicted of terrorist...

      Gaza: Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for regional stability of the re-election of Yahya Sinwar as...

      Egypt: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help encourage freedom of the press in Egypt.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the covid-19 risk from wedding ceremonies in (a) permitted places of worship and some public...

    • Ministers: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent representations he has received on the adequacy of the Ministerial Code.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the results of the research carried out by Ipsos Mori for the Cabinet Office under the...

      Heart Diseases: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people under the age of 39 died from sudden cardiac death in England in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

      Memorial 2007

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his oral contribution of 12 November 2020, Official report, column 1047, what steps he has...

      Cabinet Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the level of UK-produced steel procured by his Department and associated...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution on 15 July 2020, Official Report, column 1514, what...

      Caravan Sites and Holiday Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to Step two of the Government's guidance, Covid-19 Response-Spring 2021, published on 22...

      Ministers: Members' Interests

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans for the list of ministers' interests, last updated in July 2020, to be updated.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's timescale is for introducing a covid-19 vaccine certificate scheme.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what representations he has received from businesses in Great Britain on delays in the distribution of goods...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Urban Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring banks to retain a physical banking presence in town and city centres.

    • Pension Funds: Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the amount accruing to the Exchequer from the adoption of Consumer Prices Index Including Owner Occupiers'...

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to support the introduction of free-to-use deposit-taking ATMs across the UK.

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to require private creditors to cancel debt owed by developing countries during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to reduce the deficit projected in Budget 2021 (a) through taxation, (b) from issuing extra currency, (c) from the proposed recovery bond...

      Financial Services: Gambling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with (i) the banking sector and (ii) financial regulators on bank-based gambling blocks.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase the number of suppliers registered on the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme.

    • Internet: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2021 to Question 166491 on Digital Technology: Disability, what steps the Government is...

      Culture: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, steps his Department is taking to support the cultural sector in the north of England.

      Broadband: Capital Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2021 to Question 166425, what assessment he has made of the potential acceleration of...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the role of satellites is in the delivery of the hardest to reach gigabit connections.

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of their decision to alter the grant scheme for plug-in electric vehicles, announced on 18 March, on demand for electric...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Solar Events

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to ensure that the UK is prepared for any impact resulting from a solar superstorm; and which department is responsible for those...

    • Greensill: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) when, and (2) for what reasons, they withdrew Greensill Capital’s approval as a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme lender.

      Small Businesses: Mental Illness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a recent survey by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Corporate Finance Network, published on 11 March,...

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK–EU Trade Cooperation Agreement on the amount of revenue raised by UK manufacturers; and what steps...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Carers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take support the mental health needs of frontline care workers in the charitable and not-for-profit sectors.

    • Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Royal College of Emergency’s Medicine’s call to (1) restore bed capacity to pre-COVID levels, and (2) provide an...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 19 January (HL11665), what steps they are taking to ensure that the vaccine record card which will be issued to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bethell on 10 December (HL10847 and HL10848), why the information sought is not held in the format requested; whether, and...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of potential impacts arising from the measures proposed in the Supporting Housing Delivery and Public Service Infrastructure...

    • Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce mandatory five yearly electrical safety checks in the social rented sector.

      Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with community-based organisations about supporting BAME communities to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Councillors: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made (1) of the requirement for councillors to publish their home addresses on council websites, and (2) of the effect of this...

      Levelling Up Fund: Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 12 March (HL Deb, col 1982), what steps they are taking to ensure that cultural institutions are...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Marriage: Humanism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the High Court’s judgement in Harrison v Secretary of State for Justice & others, published on 31 July 2020, what plans they have to...

  • Treasury

    • Greensill and Sanjeev Gupta

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether records at HM Treasury record or refer to any conversation since 1 January between David Cameron and ministers or senior civil servants relating to (a) Mr...

    • Greensill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what record they have of (1) letters, (2) emails, (3) phone calls, (4) text messages, and (5) other communications, from former Prime Minister David Cameron to...

      Greensill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further the Written Answer reply by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 16 March (HL13828), whether David Cameron attended any meetings with ministers or civil servants...

      Greensill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 16 March (HL13828), what records they hold of (1) correspondence, or (2) telephone...

      Greensill and SoftBank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) ministers, or (2) senior civil servants, have met either (a) Mr Lex Greensill, or (b) representatives of Greensill Capital or SoftBank, since 1...

      Greensill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the (1) Financial Conduct Authority, and (2) Prudential Regulation Authority, played in granting regulatory approval for Greensill Capital or its...

      GAM Greensill Supply Chain Finance Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Cookham on 24 June 2019 (HL16211), whether they received a response from the Financial Conduct Authority after...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Climate Change: Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the report by Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review, published on 2 February, what steps they will...

    • Pakistan: Ahmadiyya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of damage caused to the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Garmolavirkan, Punjab, by a police raid on 17 March; whether...

      China: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the government of the United States of America to impose sanctions on officials of the governments of China and...

      Hong Kong: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of the government of the United States of America to impose sanctions on (1) 14 vice chairs of the National...

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the UK's obligations as a depositary government of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons; and what steps they take to fulfil the...

      Trident Missiles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of lifting the cap on the number of Trident nuclear warheads the UK can stockpile on negotiations at the next Review...

      Trident Missiles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of lifting the cap on the number of Trident nuclear warheads the UK can stockpile on nuclear non-proliferation.

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the UK's obligations under Article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

      Palestinians: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect Palestinian children from being arbitrarily arrested by Israeli security forces.

      West Bank: Water Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel about reports of the (1) blocking of a road, and (2) destruction of a water line,...

      English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to support the economic role of UK English Language Schools accredited by the British Council following the reduction in their...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British armed forces personnel were recruited between 1 January 2020 and 1 March 2021.

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they next plan to order F35B aircraft; and how many they plan to order.

      Type 26 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Baroness Goldie on 23 March (HL Deb, col 811), what meetings they have had with the board of BA Systems to discuss the Type 26...

  • Cop26

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Abuse Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the additional resources required to implement the provisions of the Domestic Violence Bill; and by when they expect to provide...

    • Crime Prevention: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will change the focus of the current round of the Safer Streets Fund so that all applications aimed at protecting women from attack are eligible.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all applicants to police forces in England undergo (1) psychological, and (2) behavioural, assessment as part of the recruitment process; and if not, why not.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any passport offices are still issuing the burgundy-coloured UK passports; and if so, which ones.

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to applying the freedom of goods rules in the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020 to Northern Ireland in full.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK's trade deals since the UK’s departure from the EU.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Theatres: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of regional and local theatres that have permanently closed since March 2020; and the number of areas that have lost...

    • Theatres: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of councils to fund local and regional theatres as a result of COVID-19.

      Swimming: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the work of the Black Swimming Association; and what steps they intend to take in response to the finding by Sport...

      Rugby: Listed Events

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, about listing the Six Nations Rugby Championship as a Group A sporting event under broadcasting regulations.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for a product licensing regime for online gambling products.

      Video on Demand

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of public concern about streaming services applying age ratings that may not reflect British Board of Film...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to investigate any differences reported in the application of Higher Level Stewardship extensions on common land.

    • Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to provide to Higher Level Stewardship agreement holders to ensure a smooth transition to the Environmental Land Management Scheme.

      Ivory: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish (1) the conclusions of their consultation, and (2) any proposed changes in policy, following the call for evidence on the non-elephant ivory...

      Plastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they provide to organisations which seek to reduce plastic pollution in oceans.

      Pâté De Foie Gras

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ban (1) sales, and (2) imports, of foie gras.

      Export Health Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of their decision to delay the requirement for export health certificates for Products of Animal Origin on the ability of the...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Public Sector: Gender

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the judicial review proceedings brought by Fair Play for Women against the UK Statistics Authority, whether they will standardise the use of the words...

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