Written answers

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent meetings he has held with the maritime sector on the role of maritime decarbonisation as a matter to be raised at COP26.

    • Aviation: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to support jobs in the aviation sector in (a) Newport West constituency and (b) the UK.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing foreign travel for people separated from their partners regardless of martial status...

      British Airways: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with British Airways on greenhouse gas emissions; and what steps he is taking to promote more fuel efficient aircraft.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK aviation sector makes a strong recovery once the domestic economy opens up as covid-19 restrictions are...

      Transport: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the transport infrastructure needs of rural and coastal communities in the South West region.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the most popular UK domestic flight routes were in 2019-20.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that covid-19 social distancing measures are being adhered to on the rail network; and what steps he is taking to...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to help ensure the safety of rail workers as covid-19 restrictions are eased.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of households have access to electric vehicle charging infrastructure in their local area.

      River Thames: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the (a) London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and (b) Port of London Authority on...

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of setting targets under the (a) Traffic Reduction Act 1997 and (b) Road Traffic Reduction...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness that owners of tax-free vehicles must register their vehicle with the DVLA.

      Driving Licences: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposals to introduce Graduated Driving Licensing for people aged over 70 on the independent...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Business: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of trends in the regional spread of business debt in (a) each of the last five years and...

    • Help to Grow Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the criteria are for businesses to access the Government’s Help to Grow: digital scheme.

      Business: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the criteria are for businesses to access the £375 million Government funding to help scale-up the most...

      Clothing: Restart Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Restart Grant scheme, whether bridal shops, that exclusively provide personal 1-2-1 dress...

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to withdraw covid-19 guidance on close contact services which advises against providing reading materials...

      Restart Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what businesses will be regarded as non-essential businesses and allowed to access the Restart Grants.

      Restart Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the criteria are for businesses to access the full Restart Grant of £6,000.

      Small Businesses: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to provide (a) advice, (b) support and (c) services for small business owners in...

      Business: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding allocated from the public purse to businesses in (a) Coventry North...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to create a single, independent regulatory body for insolvency practitioners before his power to...

      Business: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of business debt in (a) Coventry North East...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to replace the Green Homes Grant scheme; and what steps he plans to take to ensure that listed...

      Hydrogen: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2021 to Question 173996, how much of the £171 million announced by the...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2021 to Question 173996, what assessment his Department has made of the role of...

      Hydrogen: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding his Department is providing to advance green hydrogen projects; when that funding (a) started and (b) is...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the levels of (a) green, (b) blue and (c) grey hydrogen that will be...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential to produce and use (a) green hydrogen and (b) blue hydrogen...

      Industry: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to support industrial decarbonisation now that the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Initiative...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to support the development and roll-out of (a) bioenergy with carbon capture and storage...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of whether all UK Official Development Assistance (ODA) programmes run by his Department...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria his Department is using to make decisions on UK Official Development Assistance funded programmes for 2021.

      Advanced Research and Invention Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much of the £50 million budget allocated for the first year of ARIA he estimates will be spent on (a)...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage private sector investment in high risk high reward research in the UK.

      Advanced Research and Invention Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what factors the Government will take into account when deciding the year on year budget allocation for ARIA.

      Minerals: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will make an assessment of the effect of the rules of origin provisions in the UK-EU Trade and...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to introduce a new scheme to incentivise energy efficiency measures in homes to help meet the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to procure doses of covid-19 vaccine boosters to help deliver immunity to tackle...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of closing the Green Homes Grant scheme on the Government's plans to meet its...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what will replace the Green Homes Grant scheme.

      Buildings: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of potential effect of delaying the publication of the Heat and Buildings strategy on his...

      Amazon: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made representations to Amazon UK on (a) the death of a 21-year-old Amazon driver on 17 February 2021...

      Greensill: Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what due diligence he carried out when considering whether Greensill Capital should be an accredited lender under the...

      Weddings: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will establish a Government-backed pandemic insurance scheme for wedding (a) businesses and (b) consumers.

      Employment: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that contracts of employment take into consideration the mental health...

      Electronic Commerce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of protections for consumers shopping online via (a) Facebook, (b) Twitter,...

      Local Restrictions Support Grant: Complementary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether providers of complementary medicine teaching who have been unable to deliver practical training in close...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 148866 on the hospitality sector, if he will make it his policy...

      Energy: Double Glazing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the role of high efficiency glazing in residential and commercial buildings...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has any plans to restrict the use of fireworks.

      Consumer Goods: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an equality impact assessment of hair care products for Black hair being classed as non-essential items...

      Offshore Industry: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to provide a progress update on implementation of the North Sea Transition Deal ahead of the COP26...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 12 February 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire on support...

      Post Office: Fujitsu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the recent report in Computer Weekly on the extension of the Post Office Horizon contact with...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2020 to Question 98272, when he plans to publish the (a) names of the beneficiaries...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2021 to Question 166306, on Competition and Markets Authority: Staff, if he will...

      Business: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses to become carbon neutral.

      Business: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support businesses to switch to renewable energy sources for their power supply.

      Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to introduce a five year...

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what weighting he plans to give to the potential regional economic benefits of a project for domestic and industrial...

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what weighting he plans give to (a) cost and (b) deliverability by 2026 in the selection of track one carbon capture...

      Night-time Economy: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to provide specific support to the night-time economy in (a) Huddersfield and (b)...

      Just Eat: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will assist the hon. Member for West Lancashire in securing a response from the Chief Executive of Just Eat plc,...

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance the Government has published for construction sites to ensure that companies are adhering to covid-19...

      Maternity Leave and Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made on increasing neonatal (a) pay and (b) leave.

      Local Restrictions Support Grant: Golf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of adding golf club and premise to the businesses that are...

      Events Industry and Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken during the covid-19 outbreak to support small businesses that supply goods to the events and...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on using the NHS Test and Trace database system.

    • Scotland Office: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether his Department plans to use the NHS Test and Trace database system.

      Scotland Office: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether he has allocated any financial or other resources from his Department's budget to investigate potential future uses by his Department of the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 7 September 2020 from the hon. Member for High Peak, reference RL11063.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 11 November 2020 on dementia, reference ZA54485.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has undertaken an assessment of the potential effect on (a) the gambling industry and (b) gamblers of that...

      Gender Recognition: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to (a) support trans people and (b) reduce the waiting time for trans people to access treatment...

      Dental Services: City of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of NHS dental provision in the City of York area.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of including reunification with a non-cohabiting partner on the list of...

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the (a) sexual and reproductive health strategy and (b) women’s health strategy will include provisions for creating a...

      Patients: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Learning from Deaths programme, what recent assessment he has made of the independence of NHS investigation systems.

      Mental Health: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to end the disparity in maternal health outcomes between white women and black, asian and minority...

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the finding in the report published in February 2021 by...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many current NHS employees have been required to sign Non Disclosure Agreements in 2021 to date.

      Coronavirus: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the St James’ vaccine centre in the Portsmouth South constituency is planned to receive the equipment and doses it needs to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people in receipt of pension credit will receive support for transport costs when travelling to and from their covid-19...

      Abortion: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2017 to Question 118932 on Abortion: Childbirth and the response that information on the number of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using a different covid-19 vaccine to Oxford-AstraZeneca for under 30 year olds...

      Social Services: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) increase pay and (b) improve working conditions in the social care sector.

      Coronavirus: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the North East and Yorkshire region's covid-19 vaccine supply via primary care is planned to be halved next week.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving frontline NHS staff priority access to the second dose of the covid-19...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the UK participates in international covid-19 tracking in the same way as (a) Germany with the...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the figures published by the Office for National Statistics that showed the number of care home residents who died from...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of potential changes in liability relating to the covid-19 vaccine process in circumstances where...

      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, what information his Department holds on investigations that have been undertaken on determining the long-term effectiveness of the...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that social care providers are not reducing the amount paid to staff working sleep-in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on distributing surplus...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to to prioritise covid-19 vaccinations for workers in the industries producing covid-19 vaccines.

      Mental Capacity: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards not undertaken due to the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 21 January 2021, Official Report, column 1126, what specific plans his Department has for ensuring...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps are being taken to ensure that local (a) CCGs, (b) GPs and (c) hospitals have accurate and up to date data on patients'...

      Mental Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish an update on the timescale for the introduction of the Liberty Protection Standards.

      Vaccination: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the efficiency of the recruitment process for vaccinators who are already medically qualified and registered.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which covid-19 vaccines are available to people who cannot accept a vaccine which is derived from or tested against cell lines derived...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to support disabled children and their families recover from the effects of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 128169, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that (a) GPs and (b)...

      Essential Tremor: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS patients have access to Transcranial Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (TcMRgFUS) for the treatment of medication...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to use patient transport providers to allow clinically extremely vulnerable people without personal transport...

      Epilepsy: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will support the implementation of the recommendations on epilepsy in the reports by the Learning Disability Mortality Review...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has undertaken of the needs of members of the public without smartphone or internet access in the context of his...

      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...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with stakeholders and businesses in the food and drink manufacturing industry on the decision to schedule a...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of (i) adults of any age and (ii) adults under 65 in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of covid-19 vaccine uptake rates among people in priority groups 1 to 4 with (a) learning disabilities and (b)...

      Life Expectancy: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons life expectancy decreased from 2010 to 2018 in the most deprived regions of England; and what steps he is taking to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution, Official Report, 25 March 2021, Col 1112 in response to the hon Member for Christchurch, on what date...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the stock level of rapid lateral flow covid-19 tests is; and how many of those tests are needed to provide for twice weekly rapid...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to set up more genome sequencing centres for the detection of covid-19 variants.

      Smoking: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department spent on campaigns to promote the cessation of smoking in 2020-21.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with professional bodies representing General practitioners to encourage the resumption of face to face...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with stakeholders and businesses in the food and drink manufacturing industry on the timeline for the...

  • Leader of the House

    • Physician Associates: Regulation

      To ask the Leader of the House, pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2021 to Question 179125, on Physician Associates: Regulation, what steps he is taking to ensure Departments provide substantive...

  • Department for Education

    • Sixth Form Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help sixth form students recover from the disruption to their education that has resulted from the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to support victims and survivors of domestic violence; and what plans the Government has to amend the six month time...

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether temporary cells were installed in women's prisons since April 2020 as part of the government's plans to limit the spread of covid-19 in prisons.

      Young Offender Institutions: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April to Question 179142 on Young Offender Institutions: Restraint Techniques, if he will publish the (a) terms of...

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to (a) tackle overcrowding in prisons and (b) adopt alternative methods to incarceration for low level offenders.

  • Treasury

    • Free Zones: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made in establishing a freeport in Northern Ireland; and what engagement has been carried out with Foyle Port to identify Derry City...

    • UK Infrastructure Bank: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the procedures by which the UK Infrastructure Bank will be allocated the £12 billion of equity and debt capital.

      SME Brexit Support Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to businesses of the SME Brexit Support Fund.

      Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plant and machinery will qualify for the super-deduction.

      Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider introducing a personal loan scheme similar to the Bounce Back Scheme to provide people in debt with a low interest route to financial...

      Cars: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of reducing Vehicle Excise Duty for cars initially priced in excess of £40,000 that are...

      Rural Areas: Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that deprived rural and coastal communities receive a fair allocation of per capita spending on public...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March to Question 164514, what the Barnett Consequentials are for (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland of his...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of not allowing travel to attend a commemorative event under the current...

    • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of preparations for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2021.

      Darfur: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) accuracy of claims made on 8 April 2021 by the Governor of West Darfur,...

      Darfur: Safety and Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UNAMID drawdown on safety and security in Darfur.

      Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to provide support for the economy of Sudan (a) directly and (b) via CDC Group as a result of the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what contributions the Government made to the (a) core, and (b) non-core funding of (i) the United Nations...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his policy is on the recognition by the UN of the human right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable...

      G7: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that other G7 countries are ending support for fossil fuel...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what targets he has to ensure that all UK aid spending Departments achieve (a) good or (b) very good at the next...

      International Development Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2021 to Question 179341, whether the budget for the World Bank's International...

      Palestinians: Textbooks

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

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the proposed reductions in official development assistance...

      Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress he has made on the UK agenda for the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government summit.

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has had discussions with its counterpart in St. Vincent on UK support following the...

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the eruption of the La Soufrière volcano, what steps he is planning to take to support the...

      Overseas Aid: UN Climate Conference 2021

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

      Non-governmental Organisations: Overseas Aid

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

      Commonwealth: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to strengthen connections to the Commonwealth among young people.

      Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports that following the eruption of the La...

      Bangladesh: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of fires in refugee camps in Cox's Bazar on the humanitarian situation...

      Overseas Aid: Religion

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

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Statistics on International Development: Provisional UK Aid Spend 2020, published by his...

      Religious Freedom: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help tackle online hate speech towards minority religious and belief communities that...

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the leadership of the United Nations.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Statistics on International Development: Provisional UK Aid Spend 2020 published by his...

      Overseas Aid

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

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the prospects for a negotiated peace settlement in Yemen.

      Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans to send a representative to the meeting of states party to the UN Treaty on the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK continues to uphold its Grand Bargain commitments on localisation.

      Saudi Arabia: Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Saudi Arabian counterpart on reports that that country is establishing a...

      Civil Disorder: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the public disorder in Northern Ireland.

      Ukraine: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Ukrainian counterpart on the level of threat posed to them by the build up of...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to strengthen health systems in low income countries to respond to the...

      Brazil: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Brazil.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has had discussions with UNICEF on its VaccinAid campaign; and what steps he is taking to...

      Rwanda: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has for continuing engagement on the Platform for Girls’ Education when the role of...

      Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Irish counterpart; and if he will make a statement.

      Denmark: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Danish counterparts on the issue of stripping 189 Syrian refugees of...

      Colombia: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Colombian counterpart on the recent killing of trade unionists in that country.

      Sub-saharan Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has conducted a risk assessment on the potential effect of reductions in Official Development...

      Southern African Development Community

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the leadership of the Southern African Development Community.

      Mozambique: Security

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

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish (a) a list of aid programmes that the UK funds in Syria and (b) the proposed reduction in UK...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of uprating the UK's 2021 offer of...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential effect of the reduction in aid to Syria in 2021 and (2) effect of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to withdraw remaining UK armed forces from Afghanistan by 11 September 2021.

    • HMS Queen Elizabeth: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on repairing fire damage aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth.

      Nuclear Weapons: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, what estimate he has made of the cost of the additional...

      Ministry of Defence: Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of suspending licences for trail hunting on land owned by his Department; and if he will make a...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Redundancy: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support people aged 60 and over who have been made redundant and who are ineligible to claim universal...

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of publishing the number of Kickstart Scheme applications that have been...

      Chemicals: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is the Health and Safety Executive's policy not to initiate a restriction on a substance on which an opinion has been adopted by...

      Food Banks: Knowsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the (a) effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of food bank usage in Knowsley and (b) potential merits of...

      Vespex: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether Vespex, a product manufactured by Merchento for controlling wasp populations, is under consideration for use in the UK.

      Reach Independent Scientific Expert Pool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the Health and Safety Executive plans to obtain independent scientific knowledge and advice on chemicals in advance of the establishment...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of suspending, or raising, the benefit cap during the covid-19 outbreak...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether personal independence payment awards made following a successful appeal will be extended in line with those payments that secured the...

      Employment: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to assist young people aged 16 to 25 to find work in Bolton.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Delivery Services: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with fleet delivery companies on minimising the environmental impact of fleet delivery...

    • Air Pollution: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to put in place stricter guidelines to ensure that the UK meets its Clean Air Target.

      Supermarkets: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of supermarkets on supporting community organisations to reduce...

      Wildlife: Bridges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken in response to Natural England's report, Green bridges: safer travel for wildlife, published July...

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that the implementation of the principle of local governance of national parks remains...

      Bees: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2021 to Question 174243, what steps he is taking to control the risk of small hive beetle...

      Rainforests: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the Northern Ireland Protocol of the proposals in...

      Delivery Services: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the environment of fleet vehicles fitted with industrial...

      Equine Herpes Virus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the measures in place to protect against Equine Herpes Virus-1 outbreaks...

      Sewage: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Combined Sewage Overflow discharges occurred in the last 12 months.

      Peat: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress his Department has made on banning the sale of peat for use in domestic gardens.

      Peat Bogs: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications of the continued burning of peat on the UK’s effectiveness as...

      Sewage: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the combined length of time was that Combined Sewage Overflows discharged effluent in the last 12 months.

      Chemicals: Dumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to prevent the dumping of chemical products on the UK market that do not meet EU...

      Waste Disposal: Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that there is a sufficient volume of refuse space for use in public parks.

      Food: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent environmental impact assessment his Department has undertaken on increases in portion sizes of food sold by...

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the amount of food that is produced on a non-commercial basis on (a) allotments...

      Potatoes: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of licensing DMN for use in potato storage.

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the environmental effect of the emergency authorisation of a neonicotinoid product as...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing penalties for dog owners whose dog attacks wildlife.

      Greyhounds: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the welfare of greyhounds of their export to Pakistan once they...

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timescale is for (a) publishing the results of the consultation on the export ban of live animals for slaughter and...

  • Home Office

    • Frontier Workers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of exempting frontier workers from the ten day quarantine covid-19 rule when...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of outstanding settled status applications ahead of the application deadline; and what steps...

      Airguns and Crossbows: Sales and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress she has made on restricting the sale and storage of (a) crossbows and (b) air guns.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce alcohol-related crimes.

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of providing Syrian refugees who have been stripped of their residency permits in the...

      Emergency Services Network: Ceredigion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, of the Extended Area Services (EAS) mast sites that are located in Ceredigion how many (a) have been designed and have received planning...

  • Wales Office

    • Fisheries: UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Welsh fishing industry on the effect of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on their...

    • Television Licences: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of free TV licenses on people aged over 75 in (a) Newport West constituency and (b) Wales.

      UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the Welsh Government on preparations for COP26.

      UK Research and Innovation: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent reduction in Official Development Assistance funding to UK Research and Innovation on Welsh...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of living in buildings with dangerous cladding on the mental...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will set out a deadline by which all unsafe cladding in all buildings must be replaced.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to include provisions in the forthcoming Building Safety Bill to guarantee that remedial...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to introduce the Building Safety Bill.

      Property Development: Richmond upon Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has had discussions on the Homebase Manor Road development proposals in Richmond with (a) Sir Michael...

      Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits for the hedgehog population of requiring construction companies...

      Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of new house building on the level of the hedgehog population.

      Community Development: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his press release, Right to Regenerate to turn derelict buildings into homes and community assets,...

      Affordable Housing: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the number of people choosing to migrate to the UK from...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the Government's timeframe is for bringing forward legislative proposals to make it easier for leaseholders to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Africa: G7

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which African Governments will be represented at the upcoming G7 summit.

    • UK Relations with EU: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making regular statements to the House on progress on...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of people have died within 28 days of receiving a covid-19 vaccination; and...

      Freedom of Information: Prosecutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of extending the six-month time limit for prosecution of...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture and Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward proposals to classify sporting and cultural venues as vital national infrastructure under schedule 22...

    • Wembley Stadium: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the spread of covid-19 infections of thousands of football fans...

      Football: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to announce the Government's fan-led review of football.

      Arts Council England: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether funding from the Arts Council which is allocated to unwanted community projects is in breach of the Arts Council...

      Advertising: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to give online platforms a legal responsibility for preventing, identifying and removing content...

      St George's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to celebrate St. Georges Day on 23 April 2021.

      Electricity Interconnectors: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what restrictions he plans to place on third party access to the data infrastructure contained in the proposed AQUIND subsea...

      Museums and Galleries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to publish guidelines on the ventilation of galleries, museums and other cultural venues open to...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has undertaken an equality impact assessment of the effect of introducing a covid-19 vaccine passport...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to launch the application process for tourism zones.

      Events Industry: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support is available to events and exhibition businesses (a) currently and (b) between 15 April 2021 and the...

      National Citizen Service Trust: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the full cost of the unfilled places of the National Citizens Service in 2019-20.

      National Citizen Service Trust: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the full cost of unrecovered monies spent on the National Citizens Services in 2019-20.

      Musicians: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to create a music touring fund to support UK musicians touring in the EU until reciprocal visa and...

      Ancient Monuments: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what measures are in place to ensure that Historic England can compel owners of ancient monuments, which are on the at risk...

      Music: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has plans to establish a Music Export Office.

      Advertising: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Online Advertising Programme will publish its public consultation, following its call for evidence in 2020.

      Advertising: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to bring forward legislation on his Department's Online Advertising Programme.

      Music: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on negotiating a cultural exemption to cabotage rules for music tours in the EU.

      Musicians: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish (a) the details of the EU’s offer to the UK for touring musicians during the negotiations on the UK...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Sign Language

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps he is taking to encourage (a) local authorities and (b) other organisations to promote and raise awareness of British Sign Language.

  • Home Office

    • Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 22 March (HL14054) which states "Islamist extremism is not true Islam", what assessment have...

    • Refugees: Community Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the benefits of the government of Germany’s policies for integrating approximately two million refugees since 2015; and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Festival UK* 2022

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage smaller communities and towns to participate in Festival UK* 2022.

    • UK City of Culture: Coventry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Coventry City Council about Coventry's designation as the 2021 UK City of Culture; and what support they have (1) provided, and...

      Football Index

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the responsibilities of the (1) Financial Conduct Authority, and (2) Gambling Commission, in regulating Football Index.

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Scooters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove privately owned e-scooters from the highway when the scheme to permit only e-scooters which have been licensed for hire comes into...

    • Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of delivering the 4,000 new zero emission buses they committed to in the National Bus Strategy.

      Railways: Bridges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review existing plans by Highways England to demolish historic rail bridges and tunnels; and whether they have plans to instruct Highways...

      Level Crossings: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications under the Transport and Works Act 1992 order process to modify or close level crossings have been (1) received, (2) approved, and (3)...

      Level Crossings: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any increased risk to the safety of (1) pedestrians, and (2) other road users, due to delays in the completion of the Transport...

      Driving Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why those who receive a new driving licence from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) are required to cut in half and return their previous driving...

      Passengers: Swinderby Railway Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the expected increase in passenger numbers at Swinderby train station resulting from the forthcoming additional train services; and...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the electrification of vehicles on (1) lowering the cost of motoring, and consequentially, (2) the mode shift to...

      Driving: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the distraction of drivers using in-vehicle infotainment systems.

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