Written answers

Thursday, 22 April 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what urgent steps his Department is taking to (a) work with test providers to reduce the costs of compulsory PCR tests for UK residents travelling...

    • Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the National Bus Strategy, what criteria the Government plans to use to make an assessment of whether a bus journey is socially...

      Bus Services: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the National Bus Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to implement low flat fares in cities and towns.

      Motor Vehicles: Vehicle Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that ineligible vehicles are not fitted with green number plates.

      Motor Vehicles: Vehicle Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which vehicles are eligible for green number plates.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what engagement his Department has had with international partners on best practices for increasing the electrification of the rail network in the UK.

      Crossrail 2 Line: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the economic effect on Haringey of delays in the progress of proposals for Crossrail 2.

      Northern Transport Acceleration Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will convene an urgent meeting of the Northern Transport Acceleration Council to discuss the work of the Manchester Recovery Task Force.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 April 2021 to Question 174890, when he plans to publish an updated Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline list, which was...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2021 to Question 174247, what changes in (a) services and (b) safety procedures have been made by (i) CrossCountry...

      Eurostar: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 April 2021 to Question 176004, what was discussed in those meetings.

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on reform of Tonnage Tax.

      Shipping: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating a seafarer job creation target for new UK Ratings and Officers.

      Shipping: Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to the maritime sector to develop competitive green finance products and standards for green maritime finance...

      Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with cruise ship operators on covid-19 testing arrangements on board.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reassure rail passengers as covid-19 lockdown measures are eased.

      Screening: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the cost of private covid-19 tests required for international travel.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to help improve energy efficiency in homes in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

    • Electricity Interconnectors: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the cost of SCD1, the proposed offshore HVDC link between Suffolk and Kent.

      Electricity Interconnectors: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the cost of the Western HVDC Link from Hunterston to Connah's Quay to date.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to support a waiver on intellectual property right rules for covid-19 vaccines to...

      Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2021 to Question 164417, when the Government plans to respond to the Acas findings...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2021 to Question 176020 on Hospitals: Parking, what criteria will inform his decision to reintroduce...

    • Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2021 to Question 176020 on Hospitals: Parking, how much notice in days he plans to provide to NHS...

      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 on NHS Health Reforms dated 26 February 2021, reference...

      Centene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that Centene upholds NHS standards of healthcare in the GP practices it operates in England.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what account his Department is taking of the prevalence of false positive results when assessing the efficacy of covid-19 vaccines.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the rate of positive swab tests for covid-19 among people who have received both doses of a vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have received a covid-19 vaccination in Bromsgrove constituency on the most recent date for which information is available.

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2021 to Question 89669, on Coronavirus: Contact Tracing, for what reason he will not be publishing the...

      Mercaptamine Hydrochloride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made of the potential merits of making mercaptamine hydrochloride eye drops available through the NHS.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Weston-super- Mare of 10 February and 15 March 2021 on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is able to take to secure a response to the letter dated 5 February 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire to Sir...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Minister for Covid Vaccine Deployment plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton of 12...

      Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much capital funding has been allocated to Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn Trust to manage reinforced autoclaved aerated...

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Statistical Press Notice published on 15 March 2021, how many and what proportion of the 387,885 referral to...

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October 2020 to Question 99137, on Hospitals: Construction, when he plans to publish the (a) selection...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding he plans to allocate to NHS Trusts to tackle the backlog of elective surgery in (a) England and (b) York in...

      Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy for the boundaries of the Herts and West Essex Integrated Care System to remain unchanged on 1 April 2022...

      Surgery: Sheffield City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients are waiting for operations postponed as a result the covid-19 outbreak in the Sheffield City Region.

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on cancer (a) diagnosis and (b) care and treatment in (i)...

      NHS: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mental health support he is providing to NHS workers who are treating covid-19 patients.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS England issue guidelines on when GPs should start discussions with their patients on end of life care; and whether (a)...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support single parent NHS staff working unsociable hours with childcare and ensure they have...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the equity of quarantine requirements for care home staff and care home residents...

      Mental Health Services: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has provided to support the mental health of the social care workforce during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support organisations that are tackling the spread of disinformation related to the roll-out of...

      Coronavirus Act 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the continued need for Care Act 2014 easements in the Coronavirus Act 2020.

      Abortion: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether medical practitioners are required to wait until 14 days have elapsed before submitting the HSA4 form following an electronic...

      BSL Health Access: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to renew funding for BSL Health Access.

      Dementia: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the number of doses of anti-psychotic medication prescribed for people with dementia has increased during the last 12 months; and...

      Palliative Care: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of the State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of ringfenced funding to ensure that local authorities are able to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people admitted to hospital with covid-19 (a) had not received a covid-19 vaccination, (b) had received a single covid-19...

      Mental Health Services: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish any impact assessments undertaken on mental health support provided to the social care workforce during the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish data on the roll-out of the covid-19 vaccine to adult household members of immunocompromised...

      Mental Health Services: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the social care workforce is provided with mental health training.

      Social Services: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy that local authorities should be facilitating social contact visits in adult social care settings in the same...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all GPs are aware of the update to JCVI guidance on prioritisation of adults for the...

      Social Services: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional mental health support his Department is providing to the frontline social care workforce during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Wales Office

    • UK Trade with EU: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what steps he is taking to support Welsh businesses subject to non-tariff barriers to trade with the EU.

    • Wales Office: Contact Tracing

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

      Wales Office: Contact Tracing

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

      Wales Office: Contact Tracing

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

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to increase funding for the mentoring of vulnerable children in or on the edge of care.

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report by Serenity Welfare entitled Lives transformed, potential fulfilled, published in April 2021, what assessment his...

      Primary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of men in primary teaching.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 28 January 2021, reference ZA55341, regarding the re-opening of schools.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to prioritise the replacement of Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme (CLASP) schools in the School...

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure former teachers that are not registered with a teaching agency are able to participate in the...

      Pupil Premium: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has plans to update data held by his Department on the number of children that qualify for free school meals to ensure that pupil premium...

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) is planning to take to ensure that school children have adequate access to physical education as...

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children have been allocated a tutoring place under the National Tutoring Programme and across how many schools; how many of those children...

      Children: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits for social development among children of ceasing the use by children of facemasks in...

      Children in Care: Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, on average how many looked after children have received custodial sentences in each of the last 10 years.

      Schools: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the advice his Department issued to schools on delaying answering parental complaints until schools had re-opened after covid-19...

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recent National Education Union polling showing that one in three teachers in...

      Schools: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops had been supplied to schools under the Get Help with Technology programme and predecessor programmes aimed at supporting schools...

      Vocational Guidance: Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage more secondary school pupils to consider pursuing a career in (a) medicine and (b) the NHS, particularly in areas...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many biologically male (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff have a Gender Recognition Certificate.

    • Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to revise the policy on the searching of prisoners, staff and visitors.

      Prosecutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions made under the Coronavirus Act 2020 in relation to Schedule 22 on Powers to issue directions relating to events, gathering and...

      Prosecutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if his Department will review the use of the single justice procedure for charges made under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

  • Treasury

    • Small Businesses: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to simplify the tax code (a) in general and (b) for SMEs.

    • Digital Technology: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to prevent large technology firms from passing on the Digital Services Tax to online retailers who use their platform.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance his Department published before the Budget on 3 March 2021 on the requirement to have filed a 2019-20 self-assessment tax return by 2 March...

      Ice Cream: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to include ice cream products sold in ice cream parlours in the temporary VAT reduction for the hospitality sector.

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to allow people to reclaim the additional stamp duty charge where those people have (a) purchased a second...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he supports the US administration's recent proposal for a global minimum corporate tax rate.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the time taken for Valuation Office Agency assessments is not affected when large units are split into multiple...

      Liverpool Victoria

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on the proposed demutualisation of Liverpool Victoria; and if he will make a statement.

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to support people struggling with mortgage payments as a direct result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Households: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to increase the number of households that have financial reserves to cover basic costs for three or more months.

      Premium Bonds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the £50,000 maximum limit of investment in Premium Bonds to provide an additional...

      Cycling: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the level of VAT levied on the Cycle to Work scheme following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

      Financial Services: Asia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made on pursuing reform of financial services regulation to support participation in growing markets in Asia.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Uganda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations the UK High Commissioner has made to the Government of Uganda on alleged disappearances of...

    • Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his Indian counterpart on the (a) reported sentencing of UK citizen Jagtar...

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of Eritrea's reported military actions in Tigray on the stability...

      East Africa: Pipelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) environmental sustainability, (b) security risks and (c)...

      Horn of Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the Government is providing for covid-19 prevention and treatment in the Horn of Africa.

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the security and humanitarian situation in north east Nigeria following recent...

      Eritrea: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) presence and (b) reported actions of (i) regular and (ii) irregular...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the budget is for the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict team in 2021-22.

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish the Official Development Assistance his Department disbursed to Pakistan for the financial...

      Bangladesh: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish the Official Development Assistance his Department disbursed to Bangladesh for the financial...

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support he is providing to UK citizens who wish to be evacuated from St Vincent in response to the volcanic...

      South America: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taking to promote and support good governance and democracy in South American countries.

      Czech Republic: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent allegations made by the Government of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish the official development assistance budgets for education projects throughout the world that...

      Montenegro: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Montenegrin counterpart on alleged attacks and criticisms of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish the Official Development Assistance his Department disbursed where supporting family planning...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much and what proportion of the UK's total Official Development Assistance budget was allocated to sexual and...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish the Official Development Assistance his Department disbursed to fragile and conflict affected...

      Iran: BBC World Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the ongoing criminal charges...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take to ensure the safety of translators in Afghanistan.

    • Babcock International: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the pay of Badcock International workers in (a) England and (b) Wales who carry out the same...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service personnel are assigned to training appointments in the (a) Royal Navy, (b) British Army and (c) Royal Air Force.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Question

      What steps his Department is taking to support local authorities in tackling (a) littering and (b) fly-tipping.

    • Question

      What steps he is taking to reduce tobacco litter.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to progress the Red Meat Levy Redistribution Scheme.

      Question

      What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the (a) adequacy and (b) safety of the workforce in food supply chains.

      Question

      What assessment he has made of the effect of the commercial extraction of peat compost on the Government's ability to meet its net zero carbon target.

      Construction: Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to consult the construction industry on the proposed Extended Producer Responsibility for certain...

      Seals: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2021 to Question 179538 on Seals, what (a) funding and (b) other Government resources...

      Hare Coursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will increase the range and scope of penalties available for hare coursing offences including (a) extending the...

      Dangerous Dogs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2020 to Question 64852 on the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, on what date the Government...

  • Home Office

    • Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to encourage institutional investors to consider modern slavery risks inherent in wider investment...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the (a) performance of the National Referral Mechanism process and (b) effect of that mechanism on people...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has put in place to avoid the homelessness and rough sleeping of vulnerable migrants who have been in receipt of...

      Airguns: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken as a result of the Government consultation on air weapons licensing undertaken in 2017.

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to increase the duration of firearms certificates; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Abuse: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to support women and girls against domestic abuse during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to improve the tackling of rural crime and ensure effective co-ordination across different police force areas; and if she...

      Osime Brown

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to oversee the release Osime Brown and ensure he receives the support he requires.

      Asylum: Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's expenditure of £5,415.90 at Primark in September 2020 for the purpose of clothing people seeking...

      Dangerous Driving: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Metropolitan Police are enforcing road traffic laws to protect cyclists from dangerous drivers.

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the (a) scale and (b) nature of the criminal practice known as cuckooing in (i) England and (ii) Wales; what...

      Offensive Weapons: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Government plans to publish its response to the public consultation on the draft statutory guidance on measures in the Offensive...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Injunctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an estimate of the number of injunctions that have been issued for anti-social behaviour in (a) England and (b) Stockport...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Environmental Impact Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to ensure that changes to environmental assessment regulations do not undermine the (a)...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Government plans to publish its response to the consultation on Review of the ban on the use of combustible...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what additional funding he will make available to businesses affected by unsafe cladding who have a shortfall in...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the answer of 15 April 2021 to Question 179133 on Planning, when he plans to announce which aspects of the...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what training his Department provides to Government Ministers on how Ministers are advised to interact with the...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department last undertook a review of the rules for how Government Ministers interact with the planning system.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's consultation, Planning for the Future, which closed on 29 October 2020, what steps...

      Community Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support constituents in applying for community funding via the schemes...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government has provided funding or resources to investigate the potential for his Department to make use...

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many households were claiming under local council tax support schemes in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c)...

      Local Government: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has had discussions with relevant stakeholders on requiring the St. Georges' Cross to be flown...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2021 to Question 179333, which Government departments have published performance...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether a Member of Parliament is permitted to chair a Town Deal Board.

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2021 to Question 179135 on Towns Fund: Standards, whether he plans to publish the...

      Domestic Abuse: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on domestic abuse refuge providers that own their...

      Leasehold: Ground Rent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made with plans to allow leaseholders to extend their lease for 990 years with zero...

      Social Rented Housing: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many injunctions (a) local authorities and (b) social housing providers sought for anti-social behaviour in (a)...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to publish further guidance on the full reopening of places of worship during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ease the covid-19 restrictions on singing inside places of worship.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Farms

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what the average length of term agreed on farm business tenancies let by the Church Commissioners, other than...

    • Hunting

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of suspending licences for trail hunting on land owned by...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Titan Airways: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost is to the public purse of the Government's leasing arrangement with Titan Airways.

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what reports he has received of the Office for National Statistics sending out negative covid-19 test results...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Department has to reform public purchasing procurement rules to promote domestic industry.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to extend compensation to (a) immediate family members and (b) others affected by the...

      Lead: Poisoning

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths have been officially attributed to lead poisoning in the last 10 years.

      Census: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason there has been a delay in distributing paper census forms.

      Equality: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) other Cabinet colleagues on the...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the Tourism Recovery Plan.

  • Cop26

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he is taking to ensure that large polluting industries do not have an outsized influence on the climate ambition of the UK and other nations preceding...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Corby

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the above-average incidence of COVID-19 infections in Corby in February and March; and what assessment they have...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they collect data regarding individuals who are homeless; and whether any personal data of homeless individuals is collected without their consent.

    • Immigration: Poland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the prevalence of xenophobic acts against Polish citizens resident in England.

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response of 28 March 2013 to the Coroner’s report on the Lakanal House fire, what progress has been made on their review of Approved...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the protection provided by safety guidance in relation to (1) fire, and (2) building, with respect to (a) flats, (b) care homes,...

      Community Land Trusts: Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate to exempt Community Land Trusts from leasehold enfranchisement.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much legal aid has been provided through the Armed Forces Legal Aid Scheme to (1) current, and (2) former, armed forces personnel in each year between 2010 and...

    • Balkans: Military Exercises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the new regional training initiative in the Western Balkans; and whether it will include joint training for...

      Ranger Regiment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to draw the personnel for the new Ranger Regiment from all Infantry units of the British Army; what assessment they have made of the...

      Marines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reducing the strength of the Royal Marines Corps from 6,500 to 6,100 personnel; and whether this will affect the Royal...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Bermuda and Gibraltar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 6 April (HL14577), why there has been a departure from the policy to agree reciprocal social...

    • State Retirement Pensions: Canada

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 6 April (HL14579), why they have not responded yet to the request on 16 December 2020 by members...

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services: Secondary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial capability of UK citizens; whether it is affected by (1) age group, (2) gender, or (3) region; and what plans they...

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