Written answers

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Acceleration Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide a progress report to Parliament on the work of his Department’s Transport Acceleration Unit.

    • Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proposals his Department’s Transport Acceleration Unit has put forward to accelerate the delivery of transport infrastructure projects.

      Travel Restrictions: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Scottish Government on the easing of domestic travel restrictions during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of lower traffic levels in 2020 on the number of road traffic casualties in that year.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £4.2 billion for intra-city transport settlements referred to in Build Back Better: our plan for growth will be invested in the...

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) backlog and (b) processing time is to renew lorry and bus licences that have expired since 31 December 2020.

      Vehicles: Refrigeration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles fitted with industrial refrigeration units are registered in the UK.

      DVLA: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of when the DVLA plans to respond to the application dated 30 December 2020 from a resident of Christchurch with driver...

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps DVSA is taking to prioritise renewal of lorry and bus licences which have expired since 31 December 2020.

      Driving Tests: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 131307 on Driving Tests: Employment, what steps the DVSA is taking to prioritise applicants for...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to increase the number of train stations in England with step free access.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when a Project Speed review of investment planning for the rail network will be undertaken.

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2021 to Question 173145, on Railways: Disability, whether the Government has plans to publicise the Hidden...

      South Western Railway: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions has he had with representatives of South Western Railway on the length of time taken for the roll-out of the class 701 Arterio units.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the post-UK leaving the EU cabotage rules on UK hauliers involved in live music touring in the EU.

      Assistance Animals: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made in reducing barriers to travel for people with assistance dogs seeking to travel to the (a) EU and (b) Northern Ireland.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish his response to the Review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders...

      Suez: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to learn lessons from the recent blockage of the Suez Canal in the context of strategic planning for the UK’s future...

      Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to ensure future public transport systems in England are (a) efficient, (b) affordable and (c) environmentally friendly.

      Rapid Transit Systems: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support the introduction and expansion of very light rail transit systems in towns and cities in England.

      Driving Licences: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2021 to Question 164339 on Driving Licences: Reciprocal Arrangements, what recent progress he has made on a...

      Driving Licences: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the absence of a UK-France reciprocal agreement on driving licences, what plans he has to support UK citizens living in France whose...

      West Coast Railway Line: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of timetable changes in May 2021 on passengers wanting to book in advance on Avanti West...

      Driving Licences: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his French counterpart on the validity of British driving licenses for British residents in France since the end of...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he had made of the potential effect on road casualties of introducing a default 20mph speed limit on residential streets.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of UK domestic passenger journeys made by air in 2019-20 that would have taken less than two and half hours to...

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether humanitarian aid work and volunteering qualify for exemptions from covid-19 travel restrictions; and if he will update the online Government...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) level of risk of catching covid-19 posed to passengers on aeroplane flights and (b) effect of leaving...

      Travel Restrictions: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason is India not a red list country for the purposes of covid-19 travel restrictions; and if he will make a statement.

      Ferries: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Liverpool City Region Freeport on the employment conditions of seafarers working on Isle of...

      Bus Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) length of bus lanes removed between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 to (i) provide more space for...

      Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what methods of communication are available to (a) Ministers and (b) hon. Members for corresponding with the chief executive of the Driver and Vehicle...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the date on driving theory tests due to expire in 2021.

      Driving Tests: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Transport Scotland on the recommencement of Category F driving tests.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to ban short haul domestic flights; and whether his Department has made any assessment of the potential merits of such a...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the economic benefits of High Speed Two for Wearside; and what funding his Department plans to allocate for rail in...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the RSSB report, Covid Transmission Rates on Rail, published in August 2020, what recent assessment his Department has made of the...

      Rail Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the outcomes of the Williams Rail Review.

      Transport: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State of 17 March 2021, Official Report, column 446, what transport infrastructure has been...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the UK has made towards meeting the 2018 International Maritime Organisation target of halving shipping emissions by 2050.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the change in bus patronage as a result of bus franchising and enhanced partnerships compared to operation...

      Electric Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the transition of public and private sector fleets to electric vehicles on (a) the development of...

  • Department for Education

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what equality impact assessment he has made of the decision to claw back adult education funding from 2020-21 Adult Education Budget grant-funded...

    • Climate Change: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals on climate emergency education to improve climate change...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his Department's policy that schools retain discretion as to the use of the resources recommended within the Relationships and sex...

      Catering: Lifetime Skills Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will reconsider including food and drink qualifications in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to tackle social isolation in disabled children and their families.

      Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to (a) implement the recommendations of the Children Society's report entitled The Good Childhood Report 2020 and (b) widen the scope...

      Outdoor Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2020 to Question 97703, on Outdoor Education: Finance, what assessment he has made of the implications for his...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on graduate teaching assistants of reductions in university funding as a result of the covid-19...

      Further Education and Universities: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Looked After Children attend (a) university and (b) further education from (i) Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and (ii) the UK in the...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department made an assessment of the potential merits of incorporating the £15 voucher scheme for local shops and supermarkets into...

      National School Breakfast Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the National School Breakfast Programme, what selection process his Department plans to implement in the event that all of the...

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of implementing a COVID-19 recovery plan for disabled children and their families.

      Pupils: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that schools have sufficient resources to support students who are suffering from poor mental health as a result of...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the provision of course modules at universities being delivered as advertised.

      Educational Visits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to assist schools in securing refunds for school trips that have been cancelled as a result of covid-19 restrictions.

      Higher Education: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with (a) universities and (b) higher education providers on the continuation of online teaching in the academic year 2021-22.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the scientific basis is for students returning to term time accommodation on 17 May 2021 rather than prior to that date.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions officials in his Department have had with officials in the Department for Health and Social Care on the guidance on false positive...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of providing 15 hours free childcare for three and four year olds to people who are out of work on...

      Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of universities that have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's working...

      Languages: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2021 to Question 168825 on Languages: GCE A-level and GCSE and with reference to the data in provided in the Other...

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2021 to Question 168825 on Languages: GCE A-level and GCSE and with reference to the data in provided in the Other...

      Students: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of no detriment policies implemented by universities on the future employment prospects of...

      Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of adults have Level 2 as their highest qualification; and how many of those people are (a) in employment, (b) unemployed and (c)...

      Cerebral Palsy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the all-party Parliamentary group on cerebral palsy’s report, Early identification, intervention and pathways of care of...

      Adult Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support colleges to offer an increased capacity for adult skills as part of a covid-19 recovery package.

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of the National Tutoring Programme among (a) schools and (b) parents in (i) Bromsgrove...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the use of animals in scientific experiments through promoting investment...

    • Internet: Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that copyright owners take adequate account of fair dealing before...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many West Yorkshire based organisations he has met in the last 12 months.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of reducing the Official Development Assistance budget on (a)...

      Consumer Goods: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress the Government has made on tackling the availability of counterfeit electrical goods on online platforms.

      Africa: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2021 to Question 173012 on Africa: Research, how many early career researchers in...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Attorney General, how many West Yorkshire based organisations he has met in the last 12 months.

    • Trials

      To ask the Attorney General, what estimate she has made of the number of CPS prosecutions that have been classified as no longer in the public interest as a result of delays in criminal trials...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to require people attending large scale events to provide a negative covid-19 test result.

    • Coronavirus: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the need for routine lateral flow and PCR covid-19 testing in homeless accommodation settings.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what urgent steps the Government is taking to help prevent transmission of the South African variant of covid-19 from continental Europe.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to increase the allocation of funding from the public purse to NHS cancer services in (a) north east London...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to reduce the backlog for operations and enable NHS staff to take all allocated their annual leave in 2021.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 2 February 2021, Official Report column 856, when the Chief Medical Officer plans to respond to the...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to research on the causes and treatment of brain tumours.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on dementia research; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on how many covid-19 Day 2 and Day 8 tests sent out by Live Covid Testing to people undergoing...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on whether people in travel quarantine at home who are sent covid-19 Day 2 and Day 8 tests by Live...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of complaints received on the late delivery of covid-19 Day 2 and Day 8 tests to...

      Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with (a) cancer, (b) respiratory diseases, (c) motor-neurone diseases, and...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing mandatory covid-19 tests for people that have received...

      UK Health Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the UK Health and Security Agency will receive data from the Joint Biosecurity Centre.

      UK Health Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the UK Health and Security Agency will be subject to accountability through the Intelligence and Security Committee.

      Heart Diseases and Strokes: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research is being undertaken on personalised medicine to detect genes that make people more vulnerable to strokes and heart attacks.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to review the decision to change the dosing schedule for the Pfizer/ BioNTech covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it the policy of the NHS to collect multi-dose vaccine phials which have been used at vaccination hubs so that they can...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including Registered Public Service Interpreters in the list of occupations the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2021 to Question 158991 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, if he will make an assessment of the potential...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will prioritise staff in schools for children with learning difficulties for covid-19 vaccination.

      Cancer: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) tackle the backlog of cancer screenings and (b) shorten the referral time for treatment for patients in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of covid-19 vaccine prioritisation for people who are visually impaired...

      Prescription Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendations of the 2019 PHE Prescribed Medicines Review, when he plans to introduce a dedicated national...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether certain variants of covid-19 are less susceptible to vaccines.

      Cerebral Palsy: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the all-party Parliamentary group on cerebral palsy’s report, Early identification, intervention and pathways of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to introduce mandatory covid-19 vaccinations for NHS workers.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to GP surgeries' role in delivering the flu vaccine, f his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS workers have died from covid-19 (a) in total and (b) since 1 January 2021.

      Parkinson's Disease: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of skin swab testing for early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's target to recruit 50,000 more nurses, announced in July 2020, how many new nursing vacancies have been...

      Sheltered Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to improve housing-based social care provision for older people.

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to create a social care workforce strategy to regulate fluctuations in agency rates.

      Health Services: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of British Sign Language (BSL) interpretations services for deaf people accessing health...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to prioritise students for covid-19 vaccinations during summer 2021 before their departure to...

      NHS Test and Trace: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average daily cost is of a consultant employed to support NHS Test and Trace; how many consultants are employed to support NHS...

      Health Services and Social Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's policy paper entitled Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care...

      NHS: Oxygen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the second interim bulletin published by Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch on 25 March 2021 entitled Oxygen issues...

      Food: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the health effects of increases in portion sizes of food sold by supermarkets.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were admitted from the community into NHS hospitals specifically for the treatment of covid-19 symptoms, as opposed to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the timescale for herd immunity to covid-19 being reached in the UK.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) standard of dental health and (b) potential effect on people's dental health of the ability of...

      Health Services: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2021 to Question 168937 on Health Services: South Yorkshire, when he plans to publish the South...

      Dermatology: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients with (a) psoriasis and (b) atopic dermatitis were waiting longer than 18 weeks for care at the end of (i) 2018 (ii)...

      BSL Health Access: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the funding for BSL Health Access; and if he will make a statement.

      Surgery: Foetuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many surgeries were performed by the NHS on foetuses under 20 weeks' gestation in each year for the last five years; and how many (a)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many answers to written parliamentary questions in respect of NHS Track and Trace were drafted by Deloitte.

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed by the NHS in learning disabilities care settings in each year since 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what measures his Department has put in place for healthcare workers who are shielding from covid-19 and unable to complete their three...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) medical students and (b) final year medical students; and what...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has provided to care homes on ensuring that residents are able to receive family member visits on a regular...

      In Vitro Fertilisation: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving same sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples to access IVF...

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement by the Prime Minister in July 2020 of funding to deliver 50,000 more nurses by 2025, how many of those...

      Physician Associates: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the regulation of physician associates.

      Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2020 to Question 157977 on Antenatal Care, what assurances he is providing to families who give birth...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the proportion of fatal covid-19 infections that were acquired in (a) healthcare and (b) social...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Woman and Equalities on the effect on women’s well-being of not having a...

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the need for perinatal mental health services with reference to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Bipolar Disorder: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the high suicide rate among people with bipolar disorder.

      Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on traumatic brain injuries affecting (a) serving personnel...

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of split commissioning on the effectiveness of women’s health services in England; and...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report by the Disabled Children’s Partnership, entitled The Loneliest Lockdown, published on 29 March 2021,...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to (a) reduce the number of people with eating disorders and (b) tackle the stigma attached to people who...

      Endometriosis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department has allocated for research into the (a) causes of and (b) treatment for endometriosis.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of covid-19 restrictions on the prevalence of diagnosed eating disorders in the UK.

      Pregnancy: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of publishing a minimum standard of mental healthcare and support for (a)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on the covid-19 vaccine rollout of the British Medical Journal report,...

      Health Services: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to prevent pseudomonas from occurring in health care environments; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prioritising children under 16 with Down’s Syndrome for covid-19 vaccination.

      Medical Equipment: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to support the (a) adoption and (b) spread of innovative medical technology across the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to extend the notice made under Regulation 3(4) of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of leaseholders (a) losing their home and (b) declaring...

    • Housing Infrastructure Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much of the Housing Infrastructure Fund has been allocated, by local authority.

      Local Government: Archegos Capital Management and Greensill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities in England that have invested in funds of (a) Greensill...

      Housing: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that provision of accessible housing for older and disabled people is...

      Housing: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to respond to the consultation on raising accessibility standards for new homes published on...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to issue the guidance announced on 10 February 2021 for the finance scheme to provide...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of financial advice services available to leaseholders of high-rise...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the mental health of leaseholders at high-rise residential...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of offering council tax exemption to leaseholders at high-rise...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Feltham and Heston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of rolling out the voluntary right to buy scheme to housing...

      Windows: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his plans are to increase the glazing renovation rate of existing houses.

      Windows: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to increase building standards for glazing in line with improvements in modern glazing technology...

      Conveyancing: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of non-disclosure agreements used by house building...

      Fire Prevention: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the findings from its research on fire safety and property protection; and...

      Water Supply: Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made on the potential effect on water efficiency of lowering the requirement to 100 litres per...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that contractors are charging fair and reasonable prices for remediation works on...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the guidance for loans taken out by leaseholders living in blocks affected by...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that loans taken out by leaseholders living in blocks affected by...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what financial support is available to leaseholders at high-rise residential buildings with unsafe cladding who are...

      Housing: Rochester and Strood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support leaseholders in buildings with dangerous cladding in Rochester and Strood Constituency.

      Affordable Housing: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2021 to Question 174145 on Affordable Housing: Cambridgeshire, what other criteria...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department made of the potential merits of extending the Building Safety Fund to buildings 11 to...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to leaseholders in buildings of 11 to 18 metres affected by cladding-related...

      Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection From Eviction) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) (No. 2) Regulations 2021 apply to...

      Waking Watch Relief Fund: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many applications his Department received to the Waking Watch Relief fund (a) in total and (b) by local authority.

      Housing: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish his Department's policy on new homes being built near to existing airports; and what assessment he...

      Water Supply: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including a water neutral planning policy requirement within...

      Housing: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support leaseholders living in buildings under 18 metres in height with (a) dangerous...

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities have adequate resources to tackle littering in their communities.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding each English region will be allocated under UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Local Growth Deals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to provide further funding to local enterprise partnerships through Local Growth Deals.

      Levelling Up Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to £125,000 of capacity funding for Welsh local authorities in the Levelling Up Fund, how the...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2021 to Question 174332 on UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland, if he will...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether organisations based in the Republic of Ireland will be permitted to partner with organisations in (a) Northern...

      Liverpool City Council: Councillors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral contribution of 24 March 2021 on Liverpool City Council, Official report, column 937, what...

      Liverpool City Council: Councillors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral contribution of 24 March 2021 on Liverpool City Council, Official report, column 937, what...

      Liverpool City Council: Councillors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral contribution of 24 March 2021 on Liverpool City Council, Official Report, column 937, what...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will list the local authorities that have been awarded £125,000 of capacity funding for future Levelling Up...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 27 October 2020 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, reference...

      LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities have adequate resources to provide safe public spaces for...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that all meetings undertaken by Ministers in his Department are declared.

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what stakeholder engagement his Department undertook to inform the design of the Levelling Up Fund.

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent progress he has made on bringing forward legislative proposals on leasehold extension and commonhold reform.

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of local authorities that will act as a guarantor for young people...

      Housing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) accessibility of the private rental sector to young people...

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of councils charging for social care.

      All Party Park Homes Parliamentary Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Minister responsible for park homes policy plans to respond to the invitation from the Chairman of the APPG...

      Schools: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of families in temporary accommodation in London who have to travel over an...

      Duchy of Cornwall: Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will guarantee that reforms to leaseholder laws announced in January 2021 will align the Duchy of Cornwall's...

      Homelessness: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to tackle the increase in homelessness for Black residents of England and Wales in 2020.

      Burlington House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to preserve the use of Burlington House for the Courtyard Societies.

      Burlington House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the recommendations of the analysis provided at its request by the...

      Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department’s Spending Review 2020, which includes a £125 million settlement for the new duty on...

      Burlington House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to resume negotiations with Courtyard Societies on the tenancy and the value of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Cemeteries: Tottenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to implement the recommendations of the review commissioned by his Department in 2018 into Tottenham Park Cemetery; and what recent...

    • Public Health Funerals: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will take steps to help reduce the level of local authority burial fees; and what support the Government provides to people who cannot...

      Suspended Sentences: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on average how many previous convictions offenders who received suspended sentences had in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people currently serving a prison sentence were previously members of the armed forces.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that sentencing is commensurate with the severity of the crime.

      Askham Grange Prison: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women in each ethnic group were known to be pregnant while on remand or serving a sentence in HMP Askham Grange in each quarter from 31 March...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 5 February 2021 on prisoners and vaccines, reference ZA55418.

      Youth Offending Teams: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to publish the Covid Recovery Plans submitted by youth offending teams to the Youth Justice Board.

      Youth Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the size of the case backlog in the youth court system.

      Juries: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance his Department has issued to staff in the Jury Central Summoning Bureau in respect of deferral of jury service by (a) breastfeeding...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of employers that have been prosecuted for breaches of health and safety in relation to covid-19 to date.

      Office of the Public Guardian: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff are employed by the Office of the Public Guardian (a) in total and (b) to investigate powers of attorney and safeguarding; and if he will...

  • Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that HMRC are able to comply with their guidelines on clearing (a) 80 per cent of customer post within 15 days of receipt...

    • Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the value of additional tax revenues as a result of the implementation of Pillar 2 of the Organisation for...

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the sales figures for hospitality broken down by (a) food, (b) alcohol and (c) non-alcoholic drinks in each month since the introduction...

      Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with relevant stakeholders on bringing forward legislative proposals to allow cashback without a purchase.

      Capital Allowances: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the super-deduction on levels of tax fraud.

      Business: Capital Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses with high capital investments apart from the super-deduction of capital gains tax.

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has undertaken an assessment of the effect of the reduction in VAT on the hospitality sector.

      High Rise Flats: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making leaseholders of high-rise buildings with unsafe cladding who are required to complete a...

      Capital Allowances: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the super-deduction on progress towards the Government’s climate emissions targets.

      Free Zones: Crime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the designation of freeport status on levels of (a) tax evasion, (b) tax avoidance and (c) other...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the implementation of changes to the loan charge, what estimate he has made of the number of people that are (a) falling into debt and...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment she has made of the effect on women's income of excluding reusable sanitary underwear from the new zero rate of VAT.

      Video Games: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the proposal by the games industry to increase video games tax relief from 25 per cent to 32 per cent.

      Multinational Companies: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress has been made on the publication of aggregate data from the country-by-country reporting of multinational companies; and if he will...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of bringing forward the fourth grant payment for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme from...

      Customs Intermediaries: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many additional customs agents have been employed by HMRC since February 2020.

      Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that end-clients administer IR35 status accurately for contractors in instances where contractors are working...

      Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC has made an assessment of the potential merits of updating its CEST tool used for determining employment status to account for Mutuality of...

      Shoes: VAT Zero Rating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the zero VAT rating on children’s shoes to adult shoes in the event that those shoes...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the correspondence of 19 January 2021 from the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on coronavirus job retention scheme: supply teachers.

      UK Trade with EU: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on small businesses of VAT charges on goods imported from the EU.

      Empty Property: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending empty property business rates relief on properties that remain empty due to the covid-19...

      Capital Gains Tax: Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment has he made of the potential (a) distributional effect and (b) projected receipts of equalising capital gains tax rates with income tax rates.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of lowering the requirement for freelancers to receive at least 50 per cent of their...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the regional distribution of capital gains in the UK.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2021 to Question 144833 on Official Development Assistance allocations, when his Department plans to publish the...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will confirm that the amount of funding allocated to education in 2022-23 will be at least that allocated in 2021-22.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Oral Statement of 25 November 2020, Official Report, column 830, how his Department will (a) measure and (b) define the fiscal...

      Wholesale Trade: Food

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what sectoral targeted support has been provided to food wholesalers.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the rates charged on soft drinks that are eligible for the Soft Drinks Industry Levy.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether (a) persons and (b) organisations from outside Government were involved in designing the Government's covid-19 emergency loan schemes.

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether student accommodation providers have been eligible for covid-19 business support and assistance during the outbreak.

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing funding to the private hire vehicle sector to help that sector recover from...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ratify Protocol V of the UN Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons.

    • Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Bahraini counterpart on the treatment of prisoners in Jau Prison during...

      Overseas Aid: British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs,, what steps he is taking to help ensure that all Chagossians living in the UK are able to access support provided...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has prepared a written strategy for tackling freedom of religion or belief violations in...

      Papua New Guinea: Astrazeneca

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Australian counterpart on the effect of the EU's decision to apply export...

      International Development Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the reduction in funding allocated by the Government to the...

      International Planned Parenthood Federation: Finance

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

      International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK meets its obligations under international law.

      Nigeria: Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Nigerian counterpart on helping to prevent the kidnap of children from school...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department plans to announce the UK’s allocation of 2021-22 overseas development assistance for...

      Older People: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he took to join other UN member states in calling for a convention on the rights of older persons at...

      Nepal: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of freedom of religion or belief in Nepal.

      Overseas Aid: British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much and what proportion of the £40 million Chagossian Support Package announced by the Government in...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing for minority groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

      Afghanistan: Security

      What recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Afghanistan.

      Mozambique: Humanitarian Situation and Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the security and humanitarian situation in the Republic of Mozambique.

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to hold discussions with the Government of Mauritius on the future of the Chagos Islands.

      Commonwealth Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Commonwealth Fund will continue to support (a) the network of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth...

      Developing Countries: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to support marginalised religious and belief communities in developing countries...

      Overseas Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the $100 billion climate finance goal, pledged by prosperous...

      Bilateral Aid: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will list the Department for International Development's bilateral expenditure directly targeting HIV and...

      India: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the effect of retrospective tax legislation on UK...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the naval and air blockade of Yemen.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the introduction of legislation to tackle...

      Overseas Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to compensate poorer countries for the loss and damage incurred as a result of...

      Western Sahara: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN Security Council to insist on unfettered media and humanitarian NGO...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of recent reports that Iran is concealing the scale of its...

      Western Sahara: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2021 to Question 141623 on Western Sahara: Sovereignty, whether it is his...

      Ethiopia: Dams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential threat to regional stability posed by the time being taken to...

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the validity of reports of starvation being used as a weapon of war in...

      Iran: BBC Persian Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Iranian counterpart on the reported targeting and harassment of BBC...

      Western Sahara: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March to Questions 151798 and 160767 on Western Sahara: Trade Agreements, whether the...

      Western Sahara: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2021 to Question 141623 on Western Sahara: Sovereignty, what assessment he...

      UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN Security Council to give MINURSO the legal mandate to monitor and report...

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government recognises Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn as the legitimate representative of the Government of...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help end conflicts in the Middle East.

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the use of covid-19 vaccinations that have been made available to the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when his Department plans to respond to the letters of 3 February 2021 and 13 August 2020 from the hon. Member for...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions officials in his Department have had with their Saudi Arabian counterparts on the plan to offer a...

      Syria: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the people responsible for atrocities in Syria are held to account.

      International Criminal Court: Jerusalem and Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the International Criminal Court’s determination that it has jurisdiction over...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, what discussions he...

      Western Sahara: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN Security Council to send a fact finding mission to investigate the human...

      Haiti: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to promote an educational partnership between academic institutions in Haiti...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      What recent discussions he has had with his Moroccan counterpart on the UN designated Non-Self-Governing Territory of Western Sahara.

      Greece: Turkey

      What diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help de-escalate tensions between Greece and Turkey.

      Syria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the political and security situation in Syria.

      Medical Treatments: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of draft World Health Assembly 74 resolution on...

      China: Human Rights

      What recent diplomatic steps he has taken in response to human rights abuses against (a) the Uyghurs and (b) other minorities in China.

      Global Travel Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Transport and (b) devolved Administrations on the...

      Jonathan Taylor

      What diplomatic steps he is taking to secure the release of whistleblower Jonathan Taylor from detention in Croatia.

      Democracy: International Cooperation

      What plans he has to develop a forum for the world's ten leading democracies.

      Hong Kong: British National (Overseas)

      What steps the Government is taking to support the citizens of Hong Kong.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2021 to Questions151799 and 160768 on Western Sahara: Politics and Government,...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps he has taken on ending the maltreatment of Uyghur Muslims in China.

      Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has to revise the covid-19 travel advice on cruises.

      International Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the UK’s new international development strategy will be published; and how civil society organisations...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the UN and the international community on the treatment of Uighur women...

      Myanmar: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what further steps his Department is taking to (a) advocate for and (b) safeguard the human rights of people in...

      Caribbean: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to assist Commonwealth members in the Caribbean to roll out covid-19 vaccines.

      Japan: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support family visits between the UK and Japan under current covid-19...

      China: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to make representations to the Government of China on the arrest of (a) Carol Ng and (b) 52 other...

      China: Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of attempts by China to extend the political and economic...

      North Korea: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions officials in his Department have had with officials in the US Administration on the threat caused...

      Colombia: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Colombian counterpart on the removal of the Colombian Police Force from that...

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Turkish counterpart on the undemocratic banning of the People’s...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the allocation of funding from the public purse for global child and maternal health outcomes remains a...

      Colombia: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the Colombian Government to tackle reported violence against trade unionists...

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the allocation of funding from the public purse for global child and maternal health outcomes remains a...

      Syria: Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent diplomatic steps his Department has taken in the effort to end the war in Syria.

      Iran: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help bring to justice the people responsible for the shooting down of Ukraine...

      Palestinians: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the reported detention of an eight-year-old and a ten-year-old by Israeli forces while the two...

      Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent progress has been made on the international review of the content of Palestinian Authority school...

      EU Countries: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has plans to negotiate a six month tourist visa for travellers from the UK to the EU.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to roll out the AstraZenica covid-19 vaccine to the developing world.

      Developing Countries: Poliomyelitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his Department's budget for polio eradication under the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is in 2021-22.

      Colombia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of recent information released by the Special Jurisdiction for Peace...

      Overseas Aid: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what programmes run by his Department specifically support women and girls from marginalised religious or belief...

      British Red Cross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will review its relationship with the British Red Cross charity in response to that charity's...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that developing nations have access to a covid-19 vaccine.

      Colombia: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Colombian counterpart on reports of Colombian police using live ammunition...

      International Planned Parenthood Federation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the publication entitled Global Britain in a competitive age: the Integrated Review of Security,...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the World Health Organisation Director...

      Colombia: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports of threats of violence made against human rights defenders and...

      Spain: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of UK citizens living in Spain who (a) have not applied for resident...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans to announce a £600 million pledge to the 2021-25 replenishment of the Global...

      Ukraine: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) his officials have had with representatives of (i) Ukraine and...

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to publish the Ending Preventable Deaths Action Plan.

      Baltic States: NATO

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has been made of the level of threat of the recent Russian military mobilisation to NATO allies...

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to publish the Ending Preventable Deaths Action Plan.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will deliver the commitment made by the Prime Minister in September 2019 to 12 years of quality education...

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to publish the Government’s Ending Preventable Deaths Action Plan.

      Global Partnership for Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will meet the request by civil society to allocate £600 million of funding to the Global...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces Covenant: Scottish Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding has been provided to organisations in the Scottish Borders Council area as part of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund.

    • Armed Forces: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the implications of the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and the Army having different medical discharge policies in relation...

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan (a) present and (b) former (i) interpreters (ii) other locally employed civilians have applied for resettlement to the UK and are...

      Service Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many schools in receipt of the Service Pupil Premium are using the self-review tool as at 12 April 2021.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much UK-produced steel has been used in the manufacturing of Boxer Armoured Fighting Vehicles procured by his Department.

      A400M Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Military Aviation Authority has certified that it is safe to conduct parachute operations from A400M aircraft.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to provide covid-19 vaccinations for British Nationals that are working overseas under defence infrastructure...

      Qatar: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of upgrades to the UK's defence footprint in Qatar over the last five years.

      Type 31 Frigates: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much UK-produced steel has been used in the manufacturing of Type 31 Frigates procured by his Department.

      USA: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the new initiatives set out in the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy published on 23 March 2021, whether single source,...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much UK-produced steel has been used in the manufacturing of Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicles procured by his Department.

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British Army recruits have been enlisted from each region since 2010.

      Africa: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the increased threat from ISIS in Africa.

      Bahrain: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of upgrades to the UK's defence footprint in Bahrain over the last five years.

      Oman: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse has been of upgrades to the UK's defence footprint in Oman over the last five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit fraud referrals by local authorities were (a) made to, (b) rejected by, (c) accepted by and (d) are awaiting a decision by...

    • Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of making people under the age of 25 living in supported accommodation eligible...

      Restart Programme: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Restart employment scheme is fully accessible for disabled people.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of companies that have received workplace inspections in respect of covid-19 from the Health and...

      Jobcentres: Bromsgrove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support she is providing to Bromsgrove Jobs Centre to help unemployed people in Bromsgrove District.

      Universal Credit: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library the minutes, action log, or any written record of her Department's internal meetings on the DWP Universal...

      Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to review the universal credit rate for young people who live alone.

      Social Security Benefits: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans to reform benefits payments in order to protect recipients with complex needs from criminal exploitation.

      Discretionary Housing Payments: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people under the age of 25 were refused Discretionary Housing Payment (a) nationally and (b) in each local authority area in (i) 2019...

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the comparative effects of the two child limit on (a) universal credit and (b) child tax credit...

      Benefits Rules: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the (a) benefit cap and (b) two child limit on people fleeing domestic abuse.

      Social Security Benefits: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households were subject to the benefit cap in Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency in each month from March 2020 to March 2021.

      Kickstart Scheme: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Kickstart scheme applications have been received from SMEs; and how many of those applications have been successful.

      Redundancy: Rapid Response Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason rapid response funding does not cover retraining for those who have been made redundant.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Kickstart scheme jobs have been (a) approved and (b) started in each region.

      Unemployment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Office for National Statistics' labour market statistics data published in February 2021, what steps she is taking to...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Carcinogens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Government plans to apply the EU Directive 2019/130 on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women are receiving the new state pension; and how many and what proportion of those people receiving that benefit...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to support employment projects for disabled people through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's Official Statistics entitled Benefit sanctions statistics to October 2020 (experimental), published on 23...

      Amazon: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Health and Safety Executive on health and safety inspections of Amazon distribution warehouses during...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's Official Statistics entitled Benefit sanctions statistics to October 2020 (experimental), published on 23...

      Social Security Benefits: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time was for a complaint submitted to her Department for the (a) case to be assigned to an Independent Case Examiner, (b)...

      Child Maintenance Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she takes to assess the effectiveness of the Child Maintenance Service; and how frequently she makes that assessment.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who are claiming benefits as a result of long covid receive the correct claim.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2021 to Question 157313 on National Insurance Contributions, what progress her Department has made on...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to strengthen the role that local communities have in National Parks.

    • Avian Influenza: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the date beyond 5 April 2021 on which Avian flu...

      Catering: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to extend the Food Information (Amendment) (England) Regulations to cover all food prepared by...

      Bees: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the risks to the existing honey bee population in Great Britain from the...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will assess the potential merits of implementing a deposit return scheme that includes containers of all...

      Glass: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the quantities of flat glass currently recycled through end-of-life vehicle authorised...

      Glass: Landfill Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason glass is classed as a qualifying material for the lower rate of landfill tax; and what plans he has to...

      Litter: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support community groups and local authorities to tackle the increase in littering in...

      Food: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is providing to organisations that aim to tackle food (a) waste and (b) poverty in West Yorkshire.

      Badgers: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect the wild badger population in England.

      Waste Disposal: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the Australian practice of using drainage nets to collect...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent of trail hunting on privately-owned land; and if he will make a statement.

      Bomb Disposal: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the risk to the marine environment from the clearance of unexploded...

      Keep Britain Tidy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding his Department has allocated to Keep Britain Tidy in each of the last five years.

      National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding allocated to the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

      Water: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to introduce a personal water consumption target for consumers based on (a) the amount abstracted for...

      Water: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the results of his Department's Water conservation: measures to reduce personal water use...

      Water: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will remove restrictions to permit water companies to roll out universal water metering to areas beyond those...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what tree planting targets were in place in each year since 2010; and how many hectares of tree planting took place in each...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government's commitment to increase tree planting across the UK to 30,000 hectares per year by 2025...

      Slaughterhouses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) regulating the number of animals that can be slaughtered without...

      Pigs: Animal Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic effect of banning farrowing crates on the pig farming industry.

      Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the animal welfare evidence for prohibiting the use of whips during...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) meetings, (b) telephone calls, (c) emails, (d) letters and (e) other communications have taken place between...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the reasons for the decrease in the export to the EU of (a) whisky, (b) cheese...

      Bread: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that false marketing of fresh, wholegrain, artisan and sourdough bread will be...

      Agriculture: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that organic and similar agroecological farm systems are included as nature-based...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce overfishing in UK waters.

      Fishing Catches: Cetaceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 March 2021 given to Question 167317, which 10 fisheries have had the highest rates of (a)...

      Organic Farming: Certification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve governance of organic certification.

      Weedkillers: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of banning the export of (a) Gramoxone and (b) other paraquat based...

      Fish: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) help prevent the depletion of fish stocks and (b) reduce the amount of bycatch discarded back...

  • Home Office

    • Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to provide support for local authorities to waive the fee for a further notice of intention to marry for couples whose...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking towards the full replacement of procedures on live animals for scientific and educational purposes.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to improve the condition of housing offered to asylum seekers as part of Operation Oak.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 12 February 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire on domestic abuse, reference ZA55563.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of immigration casework queries from hon. Members are not responded to within the 20 working day service...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the spousal visa minimum income requirement in allowing sufficient participation in...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure the adequacy of accommodation for asylum seekers.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to provide a substantive response to the letter of 14 December 2020 from the hon. Member for Warley on Mr Gamaralalage.

      Migrant Workers: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential effect of a points-based immigration system on the video games industry in the UK.

      Visas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will take steps to ensure that covid-19 pandemic travel restrictions are taken into account when assessing evidence of...

      Asylum: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the eligibility of Uyghurs fleeing persecution in Xinjiang for (a) asylum and (b) visa rights in...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of the Government directly contacting care home operators to ensure those...

      British National (Overseas): Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Scottish Government on the Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government plans to take in the event that an individual who is required to apply for EU Settled Status is unable to do so...

      Youth Mobility Scheme: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to include the EU within the Youth Mobility Scheme.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the need for paper applications to be made available for people with no access to online services...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the processing time for EU Settled Scheme applications is five working days.

      British Nationality and English Language: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will take steps to review the English B1 and Life in UK Test for spouses and carers of disabled and extremely vulnerable...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide assistance in securing a response from the Director General of UK Visas and Immigration, to the letter dated 3 December...

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to review the level of the fee charged for the registration of children as British citizens.

      Graduates: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2021 to Question 155013 on Graduates: Visas, for what reason people on a Tier 2 visa route cannot use...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of reducing the cost of visas for foreign national spouses of UK national...

      Migrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of eligible NHS and social care workers have been refunded the immigration health surcharge since the Prime...

      Entry Clearances: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of continuing to cover the cost of replacing an expired 90 day vignette at a cost of...

      Refugees: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the New Plan for Immigration policy paper, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the upholding of its obligations...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the new immigration system on (a) the glass sector and (b) other...

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence base was used to determine the projected efficacy of the policy proposals outlined in her Department's New Plan for...

      Graduates: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of enabling international students who have completed their studies and whose Tier 4...

      VFS Global: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2021 to Question 160548, on VFS Global: China, if he will publish a list of the 16 VFS visa centres in...

      Religious Practice: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) ensure that police officers are aware of the covid-19 guidelines on religious services and (b)...

      Radicalism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will undertake an assessment of how the covid-19 lockdown has affected the spread of extremist ideologies in the UK.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that proposed changes to asylum policy do not lead to the stigmatisation of people who enter the UK...

      Dogs: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle dog theft in England and Wales.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the recommendations in the report by Alcohol Change UK, entitled Effective age-gating for online alcohol sales, published...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government took to ensure the health and safety of HS2 protestors during their eviction from the Euston tunnel in February 2021.

      Protest: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with police chief constables on the importance of protecting freedom of the press for journalists covering protests.

      Emergency Services Network: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken alongside the Scottish Government to accelerate the activation of Extended Area Services sites in Scotland.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's long-term strategy is for phasing out the use of animals in scientific procedures as non-animal technologies are...

      Emergency Services Network: Lifeboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the new Emergency Services Network will include lifeboats.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review the levels of THC content allowed in CBD products.

      Crime: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government has made on establishing a National Crime Laboratory.

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to page five of the National Crime Agency's report entitled County Lines Drug Supply, Vulnerability and Harm 2018, what...

      Philip Rutnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how her Department's settlement with its former permanent secretary, Sir Philip Rutnam, will be funded.

      Fraud: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help prevent fraudulent phone calls from overseas being routed through UK exchanges.

      Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to review the number of proscribed far-right groups classified as terrorist.

      Homicide: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to prevent the killing of UK residents in the UK by the Russian state.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme have updated their birth name to their married name using the Update My Details service...

      Asylum: Census

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure that asylum seekers living in initial and dispersal accommodation have been encouraged to undertake the...

      British Nationality: East Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will grant citizenship to East African Asian children on the basis of compelling compassionate grounds and exceptional circumstances.

      Naturalisation: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to review the level of fees for applying for naturalisation as a British citizen.

      Naturalisation: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue her Department raised from fees for applications for naturalisation as a British citizen in 2019.

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to ensure that changes brought in by the Coronavirus Act 2020 which have digitised the death registration process are...

      Human Trafficking: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to work with French authorities to identify and prosecute people traffickers operating across the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Greensill: Inquiries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the terms of reference for the independent inquiry into lobbying by Greensill will include its...

    • Cabinet Office: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many West Yorkshire based organisations he has met in the last 12 months.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the provisions agreed in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement are reciprocal and include a...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Written Statement of 25 March 2021, HCWS895 on infected blood update, what the planned...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the international interoperability of a proposed covid-19...

      Veterans: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of the Help for Heroes recovery centres in (a)...

      Greensill

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish full details of communications or meetings held between (a) Ministers, (b) No.10 special...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have died in each week since 1 February 2021 within (a) 28 days and (b) 14 days of having...

      Students: Absent Voting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's recent announcement that students will not be permitted to return to their...

      Voting Behaviour: Travellers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2021 to Question 171645 on Electoral Register: Travellers, what meetings...

      Census: Forms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who requested large print Census 2021 forms received them.

      Honours: Forfeiture

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many individual honours were forfeited in each of the last five years.

      Internet: Elderly

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the potential discretionary effect of the requirement by many...

      10 Downing Street: Facilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the names of the companies contracted to work on the new press briefing room at 10 Downing...

      10 Downing Street: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information the Government holds on the breakdown of costs in the construction of the briefing room in 10...

      Cabinet Office: Equality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has met the equality objectives set out in its single departmental plan; what...

      Government Departments: Epilepsy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of employees with epilepsy working for Government departments.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to review the (a) funding, (b) objectives and (c) targeting of the Government’s GREAT...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. member for West Lancashire of 5 February 2021 on EU...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the accumulated investment results achieved by each Trade Envoy.

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the cost to the public purse has been of each Trade Envoy since their appointment, to date.

      Consumer Goods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to build (a) international and (b) domestic consumer awareness of non-food and drink products made in the UK.

      Life Sciences: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the £800 million commitment from Mubadala as part of the UAE-UK Sovereign Investment Partnership, which areas of the...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether officials in her Department will continue to work with representatives of the employee relocation sector to maximise opportunities...

      Great

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, who in Government has responsibility for consulting business and other external stakeholders on the effective promotion of the UK’s...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Productivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to increase foreign investment in UK industry in order to raise productivity.

      Trade Agreements: Serbia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her planned timescale is for concluding a trade deal with Serbia.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Artificial Intelligence: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the work programme of the Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence; what the UK's...

    • Tourism: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage tourism in London in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to support county-based test events across the UK to monitor the rate of covid-19 transmission as covid-19...

      Horse Riding: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will review the reopening date for indoor riding schools as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Digital Technology: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to help ensure that elderly people are not excluded as a result of the digital divide.

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support the participation of non-smartphone users without access to specific apps to take part in...

      Swimming: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase participation in swimming and aquatics for black swimmers.

      Writers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to support professional writers.

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what directions he has issued to the Advertising Standards Authority on limiting the number of children that are exposed to...

      Listed Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy to ensure that all sports played by UK national teams are available live for free on...

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which of the 139 recommendations identified in the Information Commissioner's Office audit of Government departments will be...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many West Yorkshire based organisations he has met in the last 12 months.

      David Cameron

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions officials in his Department met with David Cameron since July 2016; and what the (a) subject, (b) dates,...

      UK Youth Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of whether obtaining commercial sponsorship for the UK Youth Parliament is (a)...

      UK Youth Parliament: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how his Department calculated the running costs of the UK Youth Parliament in preparation for the 2021-22 Grant.

  • Prime Minister

    • St George's Day

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will list his Engagements for St. George’s Day on 23 April 2021.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 10 November 2020 on Islamophobia.

      Prime Minister: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many West Yorkshire based organisations he has met in the last 12 months.

      Football: Takeovers

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many discussions he has had with how many officials on the takeover of (a) Newcastle United and (b) any other English football club in the last 12 months.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the report of the Behavioural Insights Team, Reducing the gender pay gap and improving gender equality in organisations:...

    • Sexual Harassment: Employment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace.

      Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities published on 31 March 2021, to what extent that Commission participated...

      Equality Act 2010

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward amendments to the Equality Act 2010 to include caste as a protected...

      LGBT Advisory Panel

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans she has for the replacement of the recently-disbanded LGBT Advisory Panel.

      Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether the Government plans to re-examine the findings of the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, published March 2021, in...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Pornography: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 24 March (HL14223), what assessment they have made of (1) the percentage of commercial pornography sites, and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Joint Committee On Vaccination and Immunisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisation provides the secretariat for the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation; and what processes were undertaken in (1) selecting, and (2)...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those designated as clinically extremely vulnerable do not have to travel more than 115 miles to receive their COVID-19...

      Social Services: Reorganisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities in England have combined their adult social services and children's social services under one director.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote a global vaccine passport scheme.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to appoint trade envoys for (1) Mongolia, (2) Uzbekistan, (3) Kazakhstan, (4) Kyrgyzstan, (5) Tajikistan, and (6) Afghanistan; if so, when...

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