Written answers

Monday, 24 May 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Trains: Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will take steps to review the award of the tender for the Intercity Express Programme to Hitachi’s Intercity Class 800 series.

    • Trains: Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the original lifespan was of Hitachi's Intercity Class 800 series trains.

      Driving Tests: Certification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to extend the expiry date of driving theory test...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to protect people whose driving theory test has expired and who have been unable to book a practical driving test as a...

      Trailers: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department’s policy is on safety inspections of light trailers with regard to the planned cessation of safety checks by the Driver and...

      Driving Tests: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure priority access to (a) theory (b) practical driving tests for people with additional needs or their carers.

      Trains: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's policy is on the proportion of seats that can be safely occupied on a train; and how that matter is being enforced in the...

      Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many railway platforms (a) have and (b) do not have tactile edging on the platform to assist blind and partially sighted people.

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide guidance on whether coach companies are advised to run trips from the UK to countries classified as in the Amber zone under...

      Buses: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the guidance published by his Department on 17 May 2021 on bus service improvement plans, whether he plans to publish guidance on...

      Electric Scooters: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring all police forces to include the involvement of e-scooters in the information...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason there can only be two train timetable changes per year.

      Hitachi Rail Europe: Tax Yields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much revenue has been received by the Exchequer in tax receipts by Hitachi Rail UK Ltd in each of the last five years; and how much funding the...

      Trains: Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment or has received any information as to whether the cracking of the Hitachi’s Intercity Class 800 series has...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with officials in HM Treasury on removing VAT from the price of covid-19 PCR tests.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the effect of a reduction in subsidies to the rail industry on the frequency of services provided.

      Trains: Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information he has received on whether the cracking issue found in the UK Class 800 fleet is limited to only the trains within that fleet.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on placing covid-19 testing facilities at (a) York railway station and (b) other major...

      Railways: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that passenger services are restored to the South West as a result of cancellations following cracks on...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of mandating interoperability between electric vehicle charge point networks as part of the...

      Electric Vehicles: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 127, on Electric Vehicles: Grants, if he will publish details of the plug-in grants allocated to...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to universities on safeguarding the mental health of (a) students on placements and (b) other students.

    • Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department holds on the number of students that are expected to graduate in 2021.

      Postgraduate Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to ensure that PhD researchers whose research has been affected by the covid-19 outbreak will receive the funding extensions...

      Pioneer Academy: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 407 on Pioneer Academy: Complaints, how many individual complaints have been made to his Department...

      Pioneer Academy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 404 on Pioneer Academy: Finance, what additional financial assistance has been offered to Pioneer...

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which (a) institutions and (b) stakeholders he has met with recently to discuss diversifying the curricula.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the Resource Account and Budgeting charge his Department estimates to be made up of tuition fees that are not expected to be repaid.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what policies his Department is consideing in relation to diversifying the curricula.

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils that will leave school in summer 2021.

      Pioneer Academy: Timothy Rowe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the academisation order of Moulsecoomb Primary school, what assessment his Department has made of any potential conflict of...

      Teachers: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to take specific steps to increase the recruitment of Black and Asian teachers.

      Home Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 618 on Home Education: Standards, what his planned timetable is for publishing his Department's...

      Universities: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the proposed legislation on free speech in universities (a) recognises the disruptive effects of investigations of students and staff for...

      Education: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the Education Recovery Package fund that will be allocated to supporting the needs of Black and Asian...

      Pioneer Academy: Moulsecoomb School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of his decision to appoint the Pioneer Academies Trust as sponsor to Moulsecoomb Primary school following the alleged...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, what steps he is taking to ensure that schools and teachers are reimbursed for taking on the role of exam...

      Pupils: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of digital exclusion on the attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers; and what steps he...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what amount of apprenticeship levy funding has remained unspent after a period of 24 months in each month since January 2018.

      Social Services: Sefton Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the findings of Ofsted's report on children's services at Sefton Borough Council published on...

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether all children with special educational needs will have access to additional support in response to the covid-19 outbreak before the summer 2021...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with ACAS on bringing forward legislative proposals on employment rights.

    • Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the ACAS report on fire and rehire will be published.

      Business: Luton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many times (a) he and (b) Cabinet colleagues met business leaders in Luton in (i) 2020 and (ii) 2021 to discuss...

      Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential merits of an extension to the Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme beyond...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average length of time a first registration of a property with the...

      Restart Grant Scheme: Southport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of coronavirus restart grants applied for by businesses in Southport were approved by...

      Overseas Companies: Xinjiang

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of (a) how many British businesses operate in Xinjiang, China and (b)...

      Package Holidays: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Competition and Markets Authority on the refund rights of holiday makers...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Competition and Markets Authority on (a) measuring and (b) tackling the...

      Employment: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of high quality green jobs in Tyne and Wear.

      Hydrogen: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to support the development of the UK’s hydrogen sector; and whether he...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) ensure the economic viability of hydrogen-ready boilers, (b) ensure the...

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to review the existing surplus sharing arrangements of the Mineworkers' Pension Scheme.

      Mineworkers' Pension Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations made by the the Business,...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of developing (a) 2GW of floating wind by 2030 and (b) 16GW of floating...

      Wind Power: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the onshore wind industry on their supply chains.

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what actions he is taking to support the development of wave and tidal stream technologies.

      Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total (a) financial and (b) tCO2 per annum savings projected were for all grants issued through the Public...

      Electricity Generation: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will list the capacity market contracts awarded for fossil fuel generation.

      Shipbuilding: Loan Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with relevant stakeholders on the establishment of a home shipbuilding loan...

      UK Seabed Resources: Deep Sea Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to publicly consult on an extension to UK Seabed Resources’ exploration licences for deep sea...

      UK Seabed Resources: Deep Sea Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will update the UK’s licences with UK Seabed Resources for deep sea mining exploration in order to extend...

      Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans for the Net Zero Strategy to include an assessment of the steps required to decarbonise the UK...

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support the UK Steel industry.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has undertaken an assessment of the potential links between (a) universities based in the UK and...

      Space Debris

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of a Kessler Syndrome type of occurrence in...

      Advanced Research and Invention Agency: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on updating procurement strategies for the Advanced Research and Invention Agency prior to...

      UK Research and Innovation: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for UKRI of the £120 million funding gap between its allocations...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure funding for covid-19 research is not affected by reductions to the Official...

      Music: Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to update copyright law in the music industry.

      Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of clause 182D of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 on...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support charity funded medical research programmes that have been affected by...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Civil Service Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the membership of boards of each of his Department's agencies are (a) women, (b) minority ethnic and...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Army: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department is taking to prevent vexatious lawsuits against soldiers that served in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he had with (a) people and (b) the families of people affected by IRA terrorism in Great Britain prior to the announcement...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether the Government plans to proceed with legislative proposals to address the legacy of the past in Northern Ireland announced in the...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the (a) recommendations of the report by the Convention on the Elimination...

      Prince of Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when was he informed of the decision by the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland that she was unavailable to meet HRH The Prince of Wales...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Dental Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS General Dental Services contract holders in England are currently working through their contractual notice period before...

    • Menopause: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to women's sexual health of increasing the number of menopause clinics in South...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish the evidence for the decision to introduce mandatory calorie labelling in the out-of-home sector for large...

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will commit to (a) undertaking and (b) publishing a review of the prescription of anti-psychotic drugs to people with dementia...

      Dental Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what number and proportion of NHS General Dental Services contract holders in England delivered less than 36% of their contracted...

      Dementia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of prescription of anti-psychotic medication in the care of people with dementia.

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients: Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) prevent people with learning disabilities and autism being inappropriately detained under the Mental...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the number of patients readmitted to hospital within 30 days of discharge under the Discharge to Assess model in each...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make permanent the temporary measure allowing for home use of both pills for early medical abortion up to 10 weeks...

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report published in September 2020 by the Alzheimer's Society entitled Worst hit: dementia during coronavirus, what...

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the article published in the Lancet in November 202 entitled Anti-psychotic prescribing to people with dementia during...

      Functional Neurological Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the need for specific NICE guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of functional neurological disorder.

      Palliative Care

      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 findings of Marie Curie's Better End of Life report,...

      Podiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of the podiatry workforce to meet demand for services over the next (a) five and...

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he (a) has made and (b) plans to make to support GPs experiencing acute increases in demand on their services as...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure greater uptake of the covid-19 vaccine in (a) Luton North constituency and (b) other areas with lower...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional steps he is taking to ensure that people working in retail and hospitality have rapid access to a covid-19 vaccine in (a)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to tackle covid-19 vaccine hesitancy related to (a) fertility and (b) pregnancy issues.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2021 to Question 181447 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, for what reason The National Institute for...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of people who have had health complications after receiving a covid-19 vaccination.

      Postnatal Depression: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of trends in rates of postnatal depression in new mothers during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Osimertinib: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the European Medicines Agency on the approval of Osimertinib for use in Northern Ireland.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2021 to Question 707 on Medical Records: Data Protection, what the criteria are for making reference...

      Drugs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on the supply of medicines in Northern Ireland of the Northern Ireland...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing dispensing doctors to use the Electronic Prescription Service.

      Air Pollution: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of deaths that were attributed to air pollution in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne, (b) the...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of air pollution on the health of people living in (a) deprived areas compared with (b) other areas.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether personal protective equipment freely distributed to care homes has included items from consignments that were rejected for use in...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to prevent the spread of the new covid-19 variant in other parts of the UK.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) implications of his policies of the report published by Salford University on 18 January 2021...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of adding calorie counts to menus on people (a) with eating disorders and (b) in...

      General Practitioners: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the additional requirements of general practice in rural areas.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what systems does the NHS have in place to monitor the potential effect on the levels of covid-19 infections in parts of the country that...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support for prescription costs is available to people with (a) Turner Syndrome and (b) other long-term medical conditions.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to prioritise prostrate cancer in a new cancer strategy for England; and if he will make a statement.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department makes of the transparency of other nations' (a) covid-19 medical case rate reporting and (b) media freedom...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress he has made on (a) removing and (b) reducing the cost of covid-19 tests for people who need to travel for medical...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to control and regulate the use of...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who do not have a mobile device are able to check in at venues with the NHS covid-19 app.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential role of community pharmacies in tackling the backlog in primary care after the...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that men with advanced prostate cancer have access to quality patient care and innovative treatments.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has has taken to (a) recognise and (b) tackle the Indian variant of covid-19 in the UK.

      Dental Services: Migrant Workers

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

      Live Covid Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date and for what reason Livecovidtesting were removed from the Government's approved list of covid-19 testing companies.

      Coronavirus: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the advice of the SAGE Environmental and Modelling Group on the role of ventilation in controlling covid-19 transmission has been...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will amend covid-19 regulations to allow more than six people to sing non-professionally indoors.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to make PCR covid-19 testing kits more (a) affordable and (b) widely available for the purpose of international...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who do not have a mobile device are able to check in at venues with the NHS covid-19 app.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution of 17 May 2021, Official report 431, if he will publish the details of the pilots his Department...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of men with suspected prostate cancer who were able to access and receive diagnostic tests...

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the criteria for accrediting suppliers to the Health Systems Support Framework.

      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 High Peak of 18 February 2021, reference RL18991.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in waiting times for elective surgery for people with inflammatory bowel disease.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to widen the scope of exemptions for quarantine on compassionate grounds to include people who have recently...

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) risks and (b) potential benefits for patients of the use by the NHS of electroconvulsive therapy.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) sufficiency of resources provided to and (b) efficiency of Child and Adolescent Mental...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the specialist mesh treatment centres that opened on 1 April 2021, if he will publish details of (a) what data is to be...

      Apetamin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking with social media platforms to ensure that appropriate warnings are provided on such platforms on unlicensed...

      Fractures: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the use of artificial intelligence to treat wrist fractures; and if he will...

      Cancer: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the size of the cancer backlog resulting from the covid-19 outbreak in terms of (a) diagnosis...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to offer the covid-19 vaccine to children under 16 years old; and whether he plans to prioritise young...

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the use of restrictive interventions and seclusion on people with learning disabilities.

      Dementia: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to reform the social care sector to support personalised, high-quality dementia care.

      Chickenpox: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including the chickenpox vaccination in the childhood vaccination programme.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 May 2020 to Question 30704, on HIV Infection, what steps he is taking in the forthcoming sexual and...

      Dental Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many urgent courses of treatment were delivered by NHS General Dental Services contract holders in England in each of the last 6 months.

      Health: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of reductions in the number of health visitors since 2015 on the health of babies during the...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government's definition of a low risk visit in respect of taking care home residents out of the care home during the covid-19...

      Borderline Substances Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 132828, on Borderline Substances Advisory Committee, whether his Department...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are in place to ensure that NHS accident and emergency departments are adequately prepared for winter 2021-22.

      Borderline Substances Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) type 1, (b) type 2 and (c) type 3 applications due to be considered by the Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances are...

      Borderline Substances Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the ability of the Advisory Committee on...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish data on the number of NHS workers from overseas who (a) are charged the Immigration Health Surcharge and (b)...

      Borderline Substances Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances, what assessment he has made of (a) the effectiveness of that...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Holiday Accommodation: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to Tax policies and consultations: Spring 2021, when he plans to publish the response to the...

    • Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what mechanisms are in place to ensure that local authorities in priority category 3 without capacity funding apply...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities that have had to use reserves to balance their budgets as...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimates his Department has made of the funding gaps between (a) what each local authority has spent in...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to simplify and homogenise across local authorities the process of applying for business rates...

      Additional Restrictions Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with businesses which have applied for the Additional Restrictions Grant; and if he will...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to simplify and homogenise across local authorities the process of applying for business rates...

      Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to protect hedgehogs by ensuring that new housing developments include hedgehog highways, a...

      Property Development: Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what requirements are in place to ensure that local people are fully consulted prior to previously developed land that...

      Broadband: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 212, if he will make it his policy to require broadband providers to...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 35, what his Department’s definition of a short period of time...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how buildings are measured when deciding whether they are entitled to cladding remediation support.

      Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish guidance for leaseholders in flats who obtained an EWS1 certificate when they were not required to;...

      Richmond House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to prevent Richmond House on Whitehall from being demolished.

      Building Regulations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made in bringing forward legislative proposals to establish a new Building Safety Regulator as...

      National Railway Museum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the outcomes were of his recent discussions with representatives of the National Railway Museum.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homeless people he has met since 24 July 2019.

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to provide support for renters who are in...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a list of (a) properties owned by his Department located in Scotland and (b) the companies...

      Leasehold: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to help ensure that service charges for leaseholders are (a) fair and (b) transparent.

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with representatives of local authorities on (a) making sufficient provision for Gypsy,...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals on proposed limits on the cost of extending a lease; and if he will...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sexual Offences: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether there are any legal restrictions or Government guidance preventing victims of sexual abuse from accessing therapy prior to their trial taking place.

  • Treasury

    • Free Zones: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made as to the potential merits of designating Northern Ireland as a freeport.

    • Shipbuilding

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with relevant stakeholders on the levels of investment required to refresh the National...

      Free Zones: Anglesey

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of designating Anglesey a Freeport on the ability to (a) resolve the issue of reduced trade flows in...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 826 on Overseas Aid, what metrics his Department plans to use to determine whether the fiscal...

      Developing Countries: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the global minimum corporate tax rate being proposed by the US Administration on low and...

      Whisky: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of a differential duty rate on administration costs for (a) producers and (b) retailers of...

      Retail Trade: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to support high streets in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Climate Change Convention: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is Government policy for the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority to discharge their functions consistently with the...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make a statement on the methodology for the calculation of payments made through the Equitable Life Payment Scheme.

      Financial Institutions: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the report by the Advisory Group on Finance for the Climate Change Committee entitled The road to net-zero finance, published in December...

      Funerals: Pre-payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to protect consumers that purchase pre-paid funeral plans.

      Financial Services Consumer Panel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with members of the Financial Services Consumer Panel on the appointment of members of that panel who are nominated by...

      Net Zero Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the final report of his Department’s Net Zero Review.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage the UN Secretary-General to increase and intensify efforts to mobilise a...

    • Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the statement of the UK's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Launch of Rohingya Joint Response Plan...

      Nepal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the Government is providing to Nepal to help tackle the spread of covid-19 in that country; and if he...

      Nepal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what specific assistance his Department is providing to Nepal in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether armoured land rovers exported from the UK under arms export licences have...

      Myanmar: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to mobilise support around the world for a global arms embargo against the military regime...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Postage Stamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish the (a) number of editions issued and (b) total value sold of postage stamps by the British...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Postage Stamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Universal Postal Union on its recognition of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish a list of all the projects and programmes which have received a reduction in Official...

      Sri Lanka: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to provide (a) vaccines, (b) oxygen, (c) ventilators and (d) other support to Sri Lanka in...

      Mohan Peiris

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans in the UN General Assembly to oppose the election of Mohan Peiris, Sri Lanka’s...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the statement of the UK's Ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Launch of Rohingya Joint Response Plan...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps are being taken to vaccinate his Department's staff in missions overseas.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking in response to the military trial, detention and reported ill-treatment of...

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will call on the Government of Israel to cease its airstrikes on Gaza.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to end illegal annexation and occupation in Palestine; and what recent representations he...

      Ethiopia: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how his Department plans to work with the Ethiopian Government to allow for UN-mandated independent investigations...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Question

      What steps he is taking to meet his obligations under the UN Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

    • Question

      What assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Ballymurphy Inquest.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to promote economic development in the UK through his Department's operations.

      Question

      What recent discussions he has had with Capita on the levels of firefighter cover at Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde.

      Question

      What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on improving the transition of armed forces personnel into employment.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to support the LGBT+ veterans community.

      A400M Aircraft: Parachuting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the Military Aviation Authority does not accept French accreditation for parachute operations for the A400M aircraft.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to encourage recruitment to the armed forces in (a) Worcestershire and (b) the UK.

      Question

      What assessment he has made of the fighting readiness of the British Army; and if he will make a statement.

      National Security: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to protect (a) critical infrastructure, such as the energy industry and financial services, and (b) physical...

      Crisis Management: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 20 of the Government’s Defence Command Paper, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a reduction in...

      Oman: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 16 of the Government’s Defence Command Paper, how much does he plan to increase (a) investment in and (b) deployments to...

      Armed Forces: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2021 to Question 327 on Armed Forces: Overseas Aid, what estimate has made of the total cost of the delivery of aid and...

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total value of defence equipment contracts awarded by his Department was in (a) March and (b) April 2021.

      UK Space Command: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel will be allocated to the Space Command announced on 1 April 2021.

      UK Space Command: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what will the annual budget be for the Space Command announced on 1 April 2021.

      UK Space Command: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where will the Space Command announced on 1 April 2021 recruit from; and for what roles will it recruit.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel were (a) killed, (b) injured and (c) injured with life changing injuries during Operation Herrick.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost of Operation Herrick is as at 18 May 2021.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) NATO and (b) UK personnel will remain in Afghanistan after the drawdown from that country.

      Afghanistan: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish details of UK military equipment worth over £10,000 that will be left in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of UK forces.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with NHS Scotland on ensuring that covid-19 vaccines are made available to (a) eligible...

      Nepal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of sending a unit of Gurkhas who have been vaccinated against covid-19 to Nepal to help counter...

      Israel: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the agreement signed between the British Armed Forces and and the Israeli Defence Forces on 2 December 2020 on strengthening military...

      National Cyber Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that (a) tools and (b) weaponry that may be used by the National Cyber Force against British...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the threat to UK security posed by non-state actors' use of (a) digital communications and (b) social media platforms.

      Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the maritime sector on priorities for the refreshed National Shipbuilding Strategy announced on 16 March 2021.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the Health and Safety Executive has categorised covid-19 in the workplace according to Table 1 Consequence table in the Enforcement...

    • Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the five-week wait for universal credit payments; and what assessment her Department has made of...

      Biocidal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of regulations on the manufacture, marketing and sale of biocides; what testing is...

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the UK welfare system provides people with enough funds to access (a) food and (b) other essential...

      Social Security Benefits: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential effect of the benefit cap on a domestic abuse survivor’s decision to leave their abuser.

      Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits exempting or limiting lone parents from work-related conditionality.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will publish guidance to advise employers on how to support physically disabled workers to return to the workplace in a...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to encourage the full-time return to work for staff of her Department as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to ensure companies that have been contracted by her Department to fulfil outsourced work comply with covid-related...

      Long Term Unemployed People: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the effect of long-term unemployment on mental...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to amend the employment and support allowance eligibility to include claimants who have been unable to pay...

      Universal Credit: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the five week wait for universal credit claimants who are fleeing domestic violence.

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she made of the potential merits of suspending the under-occupancy charge during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the economic cost of youth unemployment in terms of (a) lost national output, (b) lost tax revenue and (c)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Child Maintenance Service is taking to ensure that the maintenance liability of paying parents reflects their income.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the time taken for a decision on a new personal independence payment claim.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Environment Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has plans to provide funding to mitigate changes in the level of income of the Environment Agency in the fiscal...

    • Rivers: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce microplastic contamination in rivers arising from the discharge of untreated sewage...

      Water Supply: Chemicals and Lead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the level of (a) lead and (b) other chemicals in the water supply.

      Rabbits: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason domestic rabbit welfare was not included in the Action Plan for Animal Welfare published on 12 May 2021;...

      Environment Agency: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what revenue the Environment Agency received from permit fees in the financial year 2019-20.

      Pets: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress he has made on discussions with the European Union to ensure that pets can travel between Northern...

      Water Supply: Lead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) grants and (b) other provisions are available to support householders in replacing domestic lead water pipes beyond...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ban the import of hunting trophies into the UK.

      Pet Travel Scheme: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs entering Great Britain via the Pet Travel Scheme held British pet passports in each year from 2012 to 2020.

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce food waste.

      Environment Agency: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many permit fees were paid to the Environment Agency in the financial year 2019-20.

      Environment Agency: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consultation meetings relating to the Comprehensive Spending Review his Department (a) has held and (b) plans to hold...

      Flood Control: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent bids for Flood Resilience funding for projects in the Borough of Sefton.

      Air Pollution: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the average level of air pollution in Newcastle upon Tyne; and if he will publish those figures...

      Marine Environment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will increase investment in new forms of finance to fund ocean recovery.

  • Home Office

    • Independent Office for Police Conduct: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the budget is for the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

    • Intelligence Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Scottish Government on the routine operation of the security services in Scotland.

      Au Pairs: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether au pairs from the EU can enter the UK to help look after a friend or a relative's children unpaid, without a work permit.

      Asylum: Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to commence the remainder of Part 2 Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002, to give effect to the reception centres...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether funding for front-line charities to support vulnerable EU citizens and non-EU family members to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme...

      Immigration: Glasgow Central

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been subject to immigration removal action in Glasgow Central constituency in each month of the last three years.

      Firearms: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the Government's response to the Firearms Safety Consultation.

      Police Scotland: Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) protocols and (b) memoranda of understanding are in place between (i) Police Scotland and (ii) the security services.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to engage with devolved Administrations on the New Plan for Immigration; and whether the outcomes of that...

      Independent Office for Police Conduct: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff work for the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

      Independent Office for Police Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many ongoing cases the Independent Office for Police Conduct has been investigating for more than 12 months.

      Animals: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many animal thefts were reported to the Police in (a) Wakefield and (b) West Yorkshire in 2020.

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Her Majesties Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Services report, Getting the Balance Right, an inspection...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much funding the Government plans to allocate to the owners and operators of public spaces and venues for measures to protect the public...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the levels of anti-social behaviour incidents in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 19 April 2021 to Question 179276 on Windrush Generation: Compensation, how many of the impacts listed in...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 19 April 2021 to Question 179274 on Windrush Generation: Compensation, how many claims to the Windrush...

      Undocumented Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens have been (a) detained and (b) deported since 1 January 2021 for being in the UK without a work visa.

      Asylum: Finance and Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what powers people issued with a Notice of Intent pursuant to her Department's guidance on inadmissibility: safe third country cases...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) in 2019, (b) in 2020 and (c) since 1 January 2021 to date have been issued with a Notice of Intent under the...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Rural areas

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will make a statement on what steps the Church of England is taking to support the diocese of (a)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has for the future use or disposal of No. 36 Whitehall, formerly the Paymaster General’s...

    • Coronavirus: Misinformation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to (a) tackle covid-19 misinformation amongst African communities in the UK and (b) provide...

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many (a) offices, (b) envoys and (c) advisors the Government plans to create as part of the Strategic...

      Earl Mountbatten of Burma: Disclosure of information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason his Department has prevented release of Lord Mountbatten’s diaries.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with the Cabinet Secretary on the Cabinet Secretary's plans to respond to...

      Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking with cabinet colleagues to avoid potential conflicts of interest involving ministers...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the share of Government contracts that are won by SMEs.

      Foreign Relations: China

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, who leads the China National Strategy Implementation Group; when that group last met; and what minutes of that...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 140, whether his Department has made an assessment of the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Migrant Workers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the planned timetable is to restart unrestricted employee relocation activity into the UK from abroad, and if she will make a statement.

    • Forced Labour: Xinjiang

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which (a) organisations, (b) Government Departments, (c) NGOs and (d) others attended the roundtables on forced labour in Xinjiang in March...

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the similarities between (a) active export licences for Israel and (b) the twelve licences that the...

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Answer of 29 April 2021 to Question 175773, for what reason it took her Department four months to provide Japan with...

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish details of the (a) companies and (b) components associated with the twelve licences that her Department identified as...

      Trade Agreements: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she had with Cabinet colleagues in (a) April and (b) May 2021 on the potential effect of adding India to the covid-19 red...

      Overseas Trade: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the UK is taking in multilateral and plurilateral forums to liberalise trade in environmental goods and services; and whether she...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the outcomes of the comprehensive programme of engagement with business and UK trade bodies set out as part of the...

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Answer of 29 April 2021 to Question 175776, whether she plans to correct or provide an addendum to paragraph 51 of her...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the upgraded York exchange to provide fibre to the cabinet service, how many cabinets in York have not yet...

    • Camelot Group: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish sales figures by Camelot UK Lotteries Limited by (a) draw-based, (b) Instant Win and (c) scratchcard sales...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using dormant assets set to be unlocked from the savings...

      Reclaim Fund: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £150 million of funding from Reclaim Fund Ltd which was allocated to good causes during the covid-19...

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his priorities are for delivering the loneliness strategy.

      Loneliness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to measure delivery of the Government's loneliness strategy.

      Parkrun: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that Parkrun can resume following the easing of covid-19 social distancing restrictions.

      Telecoms Diversification Task Force: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding will be provided to the Telecommunications Diversification Taskforce in the current Parliament.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the life time of the UK’s (a) 2G and (b) 3G networks.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the economic merits of full-fibre broadband roll out in the context of the...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people have taken part in his Department’s covid-19 testing trials for the return to events with large numbers...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people attended the FA Cup Final in Wembley on 15 May 2021; and whether those people were required to (a) provide a...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of (a) the effect of the pilot events under the Events Research Programme on the transmission of...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the full findings of the Events Research Programme in respect of the pilot events.

      Telecommunications: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the current Electronic Communications Code enables alternative telecoms...

      Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to amend the Electronic Communications Code to apply paragraph 17 automatic upgrading and sharing rights to...

      Dormant Accounts Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Dormant Bank and Building Society Acounts Act 2008, Reclaim Fund Ltd scheme, how many reclaims from the...

      BBC: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing Government funding of public broadcasting to tackle the BBC...

      BBC: Broadcasting Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations his Department has made to BBC executives on the broadcaster’s plans to make BBC Four the home of...

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of gambling advertising during the upcoming European Championships on...

      Camelot Group: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the basis upon which the Gambling Commission renewed the Camelot UK Lotteries Limited license to run the...

      National Lottery: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that there are player protections in place for people using Camelot UK Lotteries Limited's...

      Camelot Group: Profits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 April 2021 to Question 188089, if he will publish the declared profits of Camelot UK Lotteries...

      Parkrun

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential for Parkruns to return in England in June 2021.

      Tourism: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) encourage private businesses in the tourism sector to be more accessible to...

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to support the recovery of the tourism sector in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

      Music: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a regulator in the music industry to support musicians' (a) wellbeing...

      NEC Corporation: 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2021 to Question 1058, whether funding for the NEC NeutrORAN trial will be provided by the...

      Ofcom: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether Ofcom’s principal duty in carrying out its functions to further the interests of (a) citizens in relation to...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the indirect benefits of reducing online harms on encouraging wider participation online; and...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to tackle (a) financial and (b) dating apps scams in the Online Safety Bill.

      Cultural Heritage: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he plans to take to support the (a) Victoria and Albert Museum and (b) wider heritage sector.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Elections: Scotland

      To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2021 to Question 2353 on Elections Scotland, if the...

    • Elections: Scotland

      To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Commission made an assessment of the extent to which the Independent...

      Elections: Scotland

      To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2021 to Question 2352 on Elections: Scotland, what...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Galileo System: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost to the UK of its participation in the Galileo satellite navigation system; and how much of this was recovered as an offset to the...

    • Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research and development support they are giving to further phases of the Marrinav project.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • General Practitioners: Foreign Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect GP medical practices in England from being purchased by US-based companies.

    • Lung Diseases: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restore respiratory care to its pre-pandemic level.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow immunocompromised patients to have their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine sooner than 12 weeks.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role charities have played in collecting data for asthma and lung conditions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic; and what role they plan for charities who...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people with a learning disability can access educational provision as adults.

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the amount of unspent apprenticeship levy funds.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: European Parliament

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment he has made of the value to the House of Lords of the office space in the European Parliament building set aside for House staff; whether he is...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they undertook, if any, in response to the report by Hogan Lovells Crimes against humanity: An independent legal opinion on the findings of...

    • Iran: Weapons of Mass Destruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of a (1) chemical, (2) biological, (3) radiological, or (4) nuclear attack from a group supported by the government of...

      Iran: Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure any new agreement with the government of Iran permanently impedes that country's ability to develop and proliferate (1)...

      Nepal: Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will continue to support community forest enterprises in Nepal in order to create employment and eradicate poverty.

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports of soldiers systematically killing men in Ethiopia, as reported in The Times on 8 May, and (2) whether such soldiers...

      Developing Countries: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total amount of funding disbursed via (1) the Newton Fund, (2) the Ross Fund, and (3) Product Development Partnerships, in each of the last three...

      Greece: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Greece has (1) sentenced a Syrian man to 52 years in prison for driving a refugee boat, and (2)...

      Turkey: Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to send observers to the trial in Turkey of 108 politicians for involvement in protests that occurred in 2014; and if not, why not.

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by Patriarch Abuna Mathias in April (1) that the government of Ethiopia and its allies are committing genocide in...

      UNAIDS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they have had with (1) community and civil society organisations, (2) UNAIDS Programme Committee Members, and (3) other donors, about the...

      Ethiopia: Overseas Aid and Overseas Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of atrocities being committed in Tigray, what assessment they have made of (1) UK trade links with Ethiopia, and (2) UK aid funding to the...

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Ethiopia about reports of sexual violence and other atrocities in Tigray.

      UNAIDS: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability for UNAIDS to influence policy reforms that strengthen the rights of marginalised people, including (1) the...

      Turkey: Freedom of Expression and Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the conviction of Sefer (Aho) Bileçen of the Mor Yahqup d-Qarne Monastery on terrorism charges in April, what assessment they have made of...

      Uganda: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Uganda about the passing of the Sexual Offences Bill, and in particular Clause 11(i) of that Bill.

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they had made of the extent of systematic racism towards Armenians in Azerbaijan following the opening of Azerbaijan’s War Park and its...

      Ethiopia: Dams

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the Anglo-Ethiopian Treaty of 1902 for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam; whether they...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Baroness Cox Continuing Impunity - Azerbaijani-Turkish offensives against Armenians in Nagorno Karabakh,...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect that UK production of vaccines will be sufficient to send doses to developing countries, beyond those doses already arranged through the COVAX...

      Armenia: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to President Biden’s formal recognition of the Armenian Genocide on behalf of the US government, what plans they have to review their position...

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report that the Azerbaijani military blocked Russian peacekeepers accompanying Armenian pilgrims to the Dadivank Monastery in Nagorno-Karabakh,...

      Azerbaijan: Parks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the opening of the Spoils of War park in Baku, Azerbaijan.

      Azerbaijan: Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a rise in anti-Armenian xenophobia in Azerbaijan among (1) the government, and (2) the media, of that country.

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the murder and abduction of Christians in Nigeria; and what discussions they have had with the government of Nigeria...

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Azerbaijan about the continuing detention of Armenian prisoners, particularly in relation to the...

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan following reports that 19 Armenian prisoners of war, including civilians, were tortured and...

      Cyprus: Birds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Cyprus about the killing of migrant birds.

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of targeted killings of Ethiopian Orthodox priests in Tigray; and what action they are taking as a result.

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to deploy members of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative Team of Experts to Ethiopia and Sudan in response to reports of sexual...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Azerbaijan about UNESCO's proposal to send a mission to Nagorno-Karabakh.

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan following evidence that the Armenian Ghazanchetsots Cathedral in Shusha is being deliberately...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: EEA Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether EEA nationals over state pension age who have not applied to the EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June will continue to be eligible to receive (1) Pension...

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where responsibility lies for the monitoring of pension scheme charges in automatic enrolment workplace schemes.

  • Home Office

    • Hassockfield Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they used in the decision to open a new immigration detention centre in Country Durham.

    • Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the most recent report on the use of the Napier Barracks as accommodation for asylum seekers.

      Immigration: Glasgow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of inability of immigration officials to detain two individuals in Glasgow on 14 May; and what further steps they will...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • Free Zones: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of each of the continuity trade agreements that they have signed since leaving the EU on their plans for freeports...

    • Overseas Trade: Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support small businesses to digitalise their overseas trade operations.

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