Written answers

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 18 May 2021 to Question 1004, on Driving Tests, when he expects the backlog of practical driving tests to reduce to a...

    • East West Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to East West Rail's report entitled 2019 Bedford to Cambridge Route Option Consultation: Public Feedback Report, whether his Department...

      Bus Services: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with bus companies on reducing the cost of bus tickets in Bedfordshire.

      Bus Services and Railways: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to better integrate the bus and train services in Bedfordshire.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on moving to an integrated approach to road safety, as identified in The Road Safety Statement, A Lifetime of Road Safety.

      Driving: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on creating a lifelong learning approach to improve driver behaviour, as identified within The Road Safety Statement, A...

      Road Traffic: Death and Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made towards the UK meeting the UN target of reducing road traffic deaths and injuries by at least 50 per cent by 2030.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to consult on proposed legislative changes on HGV sideguards.

      Large Goods Vehicles: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure the uninterrupted haulage travel of goods from the EU.

      Hitachi: Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure that Hitachi trains newly introduced into service will not be affected by cracking issues.

      Railways: Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help ensure that farm animals cannot encroach on the UK rail network.

      Hitachi Rail: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department (a) has over the last 12 months or (b) plans to cover redundancy payments for Hitachi Rail UK employees.

      Driving: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's consultation of October 2020, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen the law on using a mobile phone...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 19 April 2021 to Questions 178610, 178612, 178613, 178616, 178618, 178621, whether he will publish this scheme by...

      Hitachi: Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any Hitachi Intercity Class 800 series trains were suffering from cracking in other locations on inspection for cracking at the lifting points.

      Motorcycles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the potential merits of making the DVLA's off-road registration scheme mandatory for off road...

      Hitachi: Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Hitachi’s Intercity Class 800 series trains (a) have been delivered into service and (b) are under order and awaiting delivery.

      Trains: Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of (a) the cost to the public purse to date including lost revenue and (b) the final cost to the public purse of the...

      Trains: Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many of Hitachi’s Intercity Class 800 series trains were found to be (a) affected and (b) unaffected by cracks.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 19 April 2021 to Question 176011 on Railways: Electrification, if he will publish the scheme by scheme data on...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of reducing maritime emissions on air quality.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to subsidise the cost of PCR testing for people leaving and entering the UK.

      Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support maritime small and medium-sized enterprises recover from the outbreak of covid-19.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • New Businesses and Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to (a) entrepreneurs and (b) people who wish to expand their small businesses.

    • Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to work with representatives of the wedding industry on pilot schemes to...

      Additional Restrictions Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the localised administration of the Additional Restrictions Grant, what mechanism exists for people...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many fixed penalty notices have been issued to employers for knowingly allowing a person who is required to...

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on whether the Principal Accounting Officer with responsibility for the Post...

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his department holds on whether the Principal Accounting Officer with responsibility for the Post...

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information his Department holds on when the Principal Accounting Officer with responsibility for the Post Office...

      Photographs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason photography studios are no longer in the leisure services category for covid-19 support grants.

      Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what associated costs have accrued to the public purse as a result of the setting up of the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry.

      Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether a transcript of evidence will be (a) collated, (b) made available to hon. Members and (c) published after the...

      Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry: Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people have been asked to give evidence to the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry.

      Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the mechanisms are for publishing the report of the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry.

      Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry: Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Group Chief Executive of Post Office Limited will be asked to give evidence to the Post Office Horizon IT...

      Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry: Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the evidence given by witnesses to the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry will be taken under oath.

      Hospitality Industry: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of increased smartphone use in hospitality settings on people...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Government allocated to the UK-China Green Finance Centre in 2019-20.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding the Government has allocated to the China-UK PACT since its inception.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to support the scale up of heat pump installations to achieve the 2028 target of 600,000...

      Carbon Capture and Storage: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding the Government has allocated to new carbon capture technologies.

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 29 April 2021 to Question 185847 on increasing support for community energy, whether...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the Green Homes Grant scheme until 31...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support the Government's net zero by 2050 target.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to phase out unabated natural gas from the power sector.

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on improving...

      Research: Government Assistance

      What steps his Department is taking to support UK research and development.

      Trade Remedies: Iron and Steel

      What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the role of trade remedies in protecting the UK steel industry.

      Post Offices: ICT

      What progress the Government has made in compensating people affected by failings associated with the Post Office Horizon IT system.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Overseas Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Welsh Government and (b) Cabinet colleagues on developing alternatives to the hotel...

    • Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to implement a long-term study of immune responses in individuals vaccinated against covid-19.

      Health Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the roll out of community diagnostic hubs in (a) Yorkshire and (b) York.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many completed admitted pathways there were in each month during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to include arrangements for the commissioning of clinical treatment for gambling disorder in proposals for a new health...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff from his Department work in the quarantine Exemptions team as of 1 April 2021; and what the average number of staff...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish the Government’s Vaccine Strategy.

      Coronavirus: Misinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to tackle covid-19 vaccine misinformation among African communities in the UK by providing accurate information in (a)...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the importance of the identification of underlying health conditions to help prevent...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with the corporate travel management sector to tackle the issue of travellers returning to the UK...

      Coronavirus: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase the number of covid-19 tests sent for full genome sequencing in York in the context of the Indian variant being...

      World Health Organisation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control criticism of a harm reduction approach to tobacco control implemented...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that there is adequate capacity in managed covid-19 quarantine hotels to accommodate travellers who are...

      Eating Disorders: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to collect information on deaths recorded from eating disorders.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to introduce smear tests on demand for people who request that test via their GP.

      Smoking: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to prevent young people from taking up smoking.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure consistency in the way chief coroners record deaths where the cause is covid-19 acquired in...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with community pharmacists on how they can (a) support GPs and (b) help relieve the pressures on GP waiting lists.

      Mental Health Services: Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on patients of moving further NHS mental health services to the...

      Radiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Cancer Workforce Plan, what progress Health Education England has made on achieving its target of FTE 2227...

      Malnutrition: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the importance of (a) patient choice, (b) innovation, (c) diversity of supply and (d) equality of access...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his department is taking to support people under the age of 30 experiencing heightened mental health issues during the...

      Cancer: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding and training opportunities are available in England to support healthcare professionals seeking to pursue non-medical...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to use learning from the delivery of the covid-19 vaccine to deliver NHS Health Checks to support public...

      HIV Infection: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support the development of a potential HIV vaccine.

      Social Services: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish his Department's proposed timetable for the introduction of social care reform policies.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish data on the total number of (a) covid-19 tests taken and (b) covid-19 tests returned positive by people required to go...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department allocated to dementia research in the 2020-21 financial year; how much funding he plans to allocate to such...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what are the average waiting times for (a) accident and emergency and (b) planned operations in each region of the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter of 3 March 2021 from the hon. Member for Rochdale on differential pricing policies for covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice given by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies' Environmental and Modelling Group was used by his Department when it...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of emergency care demand on tackling the elective procedures backlog.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the Government placed the UAE on the red list for travel.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish statistics on the (a) number of infections, (b) deaths and (c) hospital admissions by each covid-19 variant of concern.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the criteria used to determine which countries fall into the (a) red, (b) amber and (c) green categories for the...

      Early Years Healthy Development Review: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the funds needed to implement the recommendations in the early years Leadsom review have been secured.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to support British citizens and residents returning from red list travel ban countries who are unable to meet the...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the list of medical conditions that exempt an individual from the requirement to stay in a managed quarantine hotel on...

      Ministerial Duties: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a Cabinet minister with responsibility for the needs of babies and young children.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the prevalence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD); and what recent assessment he has made of...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date the paper entitled Insights on transmission of COVID-19 with a focus on the hospitality, retail and leisure sector, by the...

      Peripheral Arterial Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients are on community caseloads for lower limb arterial and/or venous disease treatment; what recent discussions he has had...

      Cancer: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS healthcare professionals have undertaken training to qualify as a Non-Medical Practitioner in Oncology in England in each of...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a dental school at the University of York which has...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many qualified non-medical practitioners there are in the NHS Prostate Cancer Workforce in England; and how many there were in 2019.

      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 45% of their contracted...

      Livestock Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when Ministers last met the (a) Food Standards Agency and (b) bodies representing businesses operating in the post farm gate meat...

      Hypertension: DNA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made for the implications of his policies of the British Heart Foundation research, published 7 May 2021,...

      Cancer: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of the annual NHS cancer budget is allocated to the provision of training and development for the cancer...

  • Department for Education

    • Swimming: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he is taking steps to ensure that children who have missed out on swimming lessons as a result of school and leisure centre closures are able...

    • STEM Subjects: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage pupils to study STEM subjects in (a) further and (b) higher education in (i) Wakefield and (ii) West...

      Schools: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) teaching resources and (b) continuous professional development materials provided by schools on climate...

      Climate Change: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the time spent in the curriculum on teaching primary and secondary school pupils about climate change.

      Education: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that young people receive teaching on the climate crisis.

      Universities: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the levels of sexual harassment and assault at universities; and what steps he is taking to tackle...

      Postgraduate Education: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of graduates entering into postgraduate studies from (a) Wakefield and (b) West Yorkshire.

      Further Education: Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will introduce funding opportunities for (a) Graduate Diploma in Law and (b) other further education law courses.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many respondents to the Office for Students consultation on recurrent funding for 2021-22 (a) supported and (b) opposed the reduction by half to...

      Students: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy that (a) international students at UK universities and (b) foreign language students on placements abroad will not have...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving people on a spousal dependent visa access to student finance.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the information that informed the Government's decision on the return of all remaining students to university campuses on 17 May...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Profession: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of whether the recruitment of more legal advisers will assist the covid-19 recovery in the courts system; and what steps he...

    • Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of defendants who appear in video-linked first court hearings from police custody (a) plead guilty, (b) plead not guilty and (c) are...

  • Treasury

    • Offshore Industry: Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of IR35 on the employment (a) status and (b) rights of offshore energy...

    • Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how his Department works with HMRC to help ensure that VAT rulings are equitable to all stakeholders; and whether his Department monitors the appeals...

      Income Tax: Divers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last discussed with HMRC the tax codes for income earned by commercial divers in the (a) inshore and (b) offshore sectors.

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2021 to Question 77 on Stamp Duty Land Tax: Fraud, whether the Minister was referring to landfill tax fraud, not land tax...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a right to appeal for Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant decisions.

      Legal Profession: Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing incentives such as tax credits to encourage rapid adoption of new technologies in the...

      International Military Services: Iran

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason his Department has not made a decision on the 2017 licence application to pay the International Military Services Limited debt to the...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the next Comprehensive Spending Review delivers sustainable funding to adult social care.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of 5 March 2021 from the hon. Member for Rochdale on the...

    • Overseas Aid: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisers on the potential effect of the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on what date his Department plans to publish country budgets.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of the UK and US Administrations' decision...

      Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the recent increase in attacks against Hindu people and temples in...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of granting diplomatic protection to (a) Anoosheh Ashoori and...

      Overseas Aid: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Independent Commission for Aid Impact's rapid review entitled Management of the 0.7 per cent...

      Overseas Aid: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the exacerbation of value for money risks set out in the Independent Commission for Aid Impact's...

      Iran: Politics and Government

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

      Mehran Raoof

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will ensure that UK officials attend any future trial hearings related to the detained British dual national...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with international counterparts who have had success in securing the release of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to reply to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Manchester Withington of 30 March 2021 on...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with faith communities in the UK on the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

      Gaza: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism; and...

      UNAIDS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of potential effect of the proposed funding cuts to UNAIDS on its (a) engagement and...

      Cyprus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the Government's position is on the Cyprus issue; and if he will publish the outputs of his recent visit to...

      UNAIDS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has of the proposed reduction in UK funding to UNAIDS on the ability of the international...

      Unaids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the FCDO Strategic Priority on global health security, what assessment he has made on the...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether it is his Department's policy that the status of Western Sahara is a non-self-governing territory, in...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government has to increase humanitarian aid to the Democratic Republic of Congo to combat the...

      Western Sahara: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Moroccan authorities on the response of the Moroccan police in...

      Tunisia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Tunisian counterpart on the covid-19 restrictions on travel between the two...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps are being taken to ensure Colombian police units receiving UK police training are not involved in human...

      Tigray: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the reports of the Ethiopian military's involvement in the massacre in Tigray.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of global equitable access to covid-19 vaccines on the emergence of...

      Colombia: Police Brutality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports from the United Nations Human Rights...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many covid-19 vaccine doses the UK has shared through the COVAX facility in 2021.

      Global Partnership for Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether it is his policy for the UK to retain its position as the leading bilateral donor to the Global...

      Colombia: Police Brutality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reported multiple human rights abuses...

      Unaids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the FCDO Strategic Priority on science, research and technology, what assessment he has the...

      Colombia: Police Brutality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his Colombian counterpart on reports of eye injuries resulting from the actions...

      Colombia: Police Brutality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has plans to review arms export licences issued for Colombia in response to the reported human rights...

      Colombia: Police Brutality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Colombian counterparts on ensuring the full investigation into the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the refresh of the National Shipbuilding Strategy is planned to include a commitment that Government-funded vessels will be built in the UK...

    • Satellites: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding his Department has allocated to achieve the goal of launching a British satellite from Scotland by 2022 as announced in November 2020.

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to make efficiencies in the Hawk UK programme (a) in the UK and (b) on Anglesey.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 80, how many AJAX vehicles have been accepted in service by the British Army.

      Type 23 Frigates and Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days each of the (a) Type-45 Destroyers and (b) Type 23 Frigates spent at sea between 2015 and 2020.

      Space Technology: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what investment his Department plans to provide to private space companies to help strengthen the UK’s space industry.

      Defence: Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel are working in the UK defence space sector as at 20 May 2021.

      Reserve Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the average amount of training time given to the armed forces reservists each year between 2010 and 2021.

      Defence: Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the Defence Space Strategy.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Child Poverty Action Group’s 2021 Budget Representation, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of...

    • Poverty: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the levels of (a) poverty and (b) child poverty in York.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce child poverty in working households.

      Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure people living in deprivation in areas of affluence are effectively supported.

      Social Security Benefits: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of making it a purpose of the benefit system to (a) protect and (b) support women and...

      Disability: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the finding in the report by the Trussell Trust entitled The State of Hunger, published in 2019, that 62 per cent of food...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to reduce food insecurity.

      Welfare Assistance Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that people receive support from local welfare assistance schemes when necessary.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the planned reduction in universal credit from October 2021 on child poverty in (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure equity of treatment for lone parents in the administration of (a) child benefit payments, (b) national...

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to publish its response to the consultation document, Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the level of child poverty in Newcastle East constituency in each of the last five years.

      Restart Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether disabled people claiming employment support allowance will be eligible for support under her Department's Restart scheme.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has she made of the potential merits of (a) removing or (b) reducing the 25 per cent threshold for in-year reviews for child...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to meet the hon. Member for Sefton Central to discuss flood protection measures for the town of Maghull in the...

    • Natural Resources: Consumption

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

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether there is a difference in the operating costs of a deposit return scheme depending on whether there is a (a) variable...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the feedback given to each organisation that submitted an expressions of interest to the flood and...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to meet the UK Government's commitment to moving 22,000 civil servants outside of central...

      Fisheries: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2021 to Question 1405, what estimate his Department has made of the number of seasonal...

      Fisheries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase the sustainability of fisheries.

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government's proposals to ban imports and exports of hunting trophies will include an exemption allowing hunters...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the increase in the number of hunting trophies entering the UK in 2019.

  • Home Office

    • Daniel Morgan Independent Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will agree a date with the (a) family of Daniel Morgan and (b) Daniel Morgan Independent Panel for the publication of the...

    • Antisemitism: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take in response to anti-Semitic abuse from and reported incitements to violence by pro-Palestinian demonstrators...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether, following the UK’s exit from the EU, it remains a policy priority of the Government to achieve the goal of full replacement...

      Refugees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to establish a safe passage for child refugees arriving in the UK.

      Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with which countries she has concluded readmission agreements for irregular migrants.

      Migrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to prepare for potential changes to the number of No Recourse to Public Funds change of conditions...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the safety of hauliers at the (a) UK's borders and (b) ferry port and tunnel freight terminal...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the current timescale is for processing leave to remain renewals; what proportion of such renewals cases have been waiting (a) the...

      Visas: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason people who enter the UK on a visitor visa are unable to volunteer.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps a company is obliged to take to get (a) existing and (b) new technology accredited status in the context of clause 66 in the...

      Asylum: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the patient consent process for people seeking asylum when sharing medical information with...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UK nationals resident in (a) the UK, (b) Berkshire and (c) Slough received the recent letter from her Department advising them to...

      Asylum: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of Iraqi translators who worked for the British Army in Iraq that are seeking asylum in the UK; and...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the current shortage of safe cladding materials does not negatively...

    • Right to Buy Scheme: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been purchased using the Right to Buy Equity Loan Scheme in (a) Wakefield and (b) West Yorkshire...

      Housing: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will meet with the hon. Member for York Central to discuss the shortage of housing in York.

      Housing: Building Alterations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to allow the extension of existing residential properties for enabling family members to move in for...

      Homelessness: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many times he has met with representatives from the (a) Salvation Army and (b) other charities that deal with...

      Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of renters who in arrears in each region of the UK in the latest period for...

      Social Rented Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many times he has met with families living in overcrowded social housing since being appointed in 2019; and what...

      Social Rented Housing: Succession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to review succession rules to prevent the next of kin from being...

      Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the joint briefing from Shelter and Women's Aid entitled The Benefit Cap and Domestic Abuse,...

      Coastal Areas: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to increase economic activity in coastal communities.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the rise in (a) anti-Semitic and (b) Islamophobic hate crime in the...

      Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the reasons for 57 per cent of referrals to refuge services having been declined...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people under the age of 35 without a co-morbidity have died from covid-19 in English hospitals since...

    • Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to make arrangements for the Scottish people to demonstrate their (a) consent and (b)...

      Civil Service: Career Development

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Social Mobility Commission report, Navigating the labyrinth, published in May 2021, what...

      11 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, who the suppliers were for the most recent refurbishment and renovation of the Prime Minister's residence in...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with local government on the proposed changes to Voter ID.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the immunological limits of covid-19 status certification.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Remedies: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Trade Remedies Investigations Directorate's Statement of Intended Final Determination published 19 May 2021, when she...

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade deals are currently being actively negotiated; which countries are covered in those negotiations; and what the expected date...

      Trade Agreements: G7

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her trade priorities are for the upcoming G7 summit.

      Shipping: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to support UK maritime businesses to export clean maritime technologies globally as part of the...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what protections there will be for British farmers under a trade deal with Australia.

      Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made with the US Administration on making the temporary suspension of tariffs on Scotch whisky, cashmere and other...

      Trade Agreements: Australasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential (a) merits and (b) risks of including investor state mechanisms in trade deals with (i)...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to measure the potential effects of trade agreements that her Department has negotiated on (a) differing...

      Agricultural Products: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect on UK producers of providing duty and tariff free access to agricultural goods from (a) Australia...

      Trade Agreements: Australasia and North America

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her Department has identified as strategically sensitive sectors in future trade negotiations and renegotiations with (a) Australia,...

      Agricultural Products: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the cumulative effect on UK producers of providing duty- and tariff-free access to agricultural goods to (a)...

      Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many UK arms export licences have been granted to (a) Jaguar Land Rover and (b) MDT Armor Corporation for exports of (i) armoured land...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Newspaper Press: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to include provisions on regulation of the comments sections of online newspaper websites in the Online...

    • Broadband: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure broadband is affordable to people on low incomes.

      Camelot Group: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the Statement of Reasons relating to the renewal of Camelot's National Lottery licence, originally...

      Theatre: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement with the EU on the ability...

      Music: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the provisions in the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement on tariff-free movement of equipment for TV and...

  • Cop26

    • Offshore Industry: Environment Protection

      To ask the President of COP26, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, (b) officials in that Department and (c) industry...

    • Renewable Energy: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the President of COP26, what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and (b) industry bodies on using the COP26 UN Climate...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Lone Parents: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of levels of discrimination experienced by single parents; and what steps she is taking to tackle any such...

    • Racial Discrimination: Technology

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to her oral contribution of 24 March 2021, Official Report, column 907, if she will publish the research conducted by the Commission...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Licences: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when UK citizens in EU Member States with whom reciprocal arrangements on driving licences have not been signed will lose their right to drive in those countries.

    • Holyhead Port: Road Traffic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes are being made to improve traffic conditions at the port of Holyhead; and what changes are being made in the surrounding area in order to improve...

      Roads: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend their road transport infrastructure policy to require that they take account of (1) the UK's commitments under the Paris Agreement,...

      High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Act 2021

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the report of the consultation required under section 60 of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Act 2021; and why they...

      Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many 'Fix Your Bike vouchers' were distributed (1) in total, and (2) in each region, in the four releases; and what is the total cost of the scheme to date.

      Aviation: British Overseas Territories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to charter aircraft for tourists wishing to visit (1) St Helena, (2) Ascension, (3) Falkland Islands, and (4) any other 'green list'...

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they collect data on the percentage of cycling accidents that take place after dark where the cyclist does not have lights on their bicycles; and if so,...

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been (1) injured, and (2) killed, in cycling accidents that have taken place (a) in a city, and (b) after dark, in the last 12 months.

      Cycling: Safety Measures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have issued to police forces in England about the prosecution of cyclists not using lights on their bicycles after dark.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Office: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any (1) legal, or (2) contractual, impediment exists that would stop them from exercising their rights as shareholder to replace the current Board of the...

    • Living Wage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the minimum wage to a living wage.

      Hospitality Industry: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on staff shortages in the hospitality sector.

      Retail Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the BRC's Retail Sales Monitor, published on 11 May; and what steps they are taking to reduce the shop vacancy rate.

      British Overseas Territories: Climate Change Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the British Overseas Territories have had (1) the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and (2) the Paris Agreement, extended to them as...

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to extend the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to the Cyprus Sovereign Base Areas.

      Construction: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK construction sector's financial structure, including capital structure; and what assessment they have made of the...

      Aviation and Shipping: Carbon Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why emissions from international aviation and shipping are not included in the draft Carbon Budget Order 2021.

      Aviation and Shipping: Carbon Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish regulations under section 30 of the Climate Change Act 2008 to include emissions from international aviation and shipping in the Sixth...

  • Attorney General

    • Royal Albert Hall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will make a decision about the Charity Commission's request to refer the Royal Albert Hall to the charity tribunal.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) work with NHS Digital, commissioners and providers to encourage an appropriate reimbursement for the treatment of bilateral cataracts,...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the 12-hour waiting times from the time of arrival at an Emergency Department will be published.

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are restrictions preventing GP practices from being sold to investors based outside of the UK.

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery in treating patients at risk of sight loss.

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to protect people from having to sell their homes to pay for the costs of care.

  • Department for Education

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new national Behaviour Survey, outlined by the Education Secretary in his speech to the Confederation of School Trusts on 28 April, will set out the...

    • Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding support they plan to provide to enable universities to continue utilising PCR testing as their campuses reopen.

      Private Education: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many independent schools have (1) withdrawn, or (2) announced their intention to withdraw, from the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, since the September 2019...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how schools will be funded to continue to deliver the additional services they are providing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Children's Social Care Independent Review: Civil Servants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants are working on the Independent review of children’s social care.

      Universities: Remote Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many universities are continuing to use predominantly remote learning; what assessment they have made of reports of complaints by students that they are being...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their timetable for implementing the plans set out in their A Smarter Approach to Sentencing white paper (CP 292), published on 16 September 2020; and in...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of non-religious people globally and, in particular, in countries where the human rights of non-religious people...

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Human Rights Watch A Threshold Crossed, published on 27 April; and what plans they have to raise the issues in...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect the rights of Palestinians to peacefully demonstrate against the restrictions imposed on them by the government of Israel.

      Overseas Aid and UK Export Finance: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many countries that have received UK Export Finance or Overseas Development Assistance since 2016 have credible long-term decarbonisation strategies,...

      UN World Conference against Racism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to withdraw from events commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.

      Jerusalem: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect religious freedom in East Jerusalem.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect unarmed Palestinian children living in territory occupied by Israel from being injured or killed by Israeli security forces.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office staff were based in (1) Hong Kong, and (2) China, in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020 and (d) 2021.

      Epidemiology: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the recent cuts to Overseas Development Assistance on research and preparedness for future pandemics; and how many...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect the livelihoods of Palestinians living in land occupied by Israel from Israeli settlers supported by Israeli forces.

      Bahrain: Prisoners' Release

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in Jau prison in Bahrain, whether they will make representations to the government of Bahrain to guarantee the...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to impress upon the government of Bahrain the need to comply with international law in connection with the detention of political...

      Press Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of journalists (1) killed, (2) arrested, and (3) imprisoned, in the course of their work in the last five years; and...

      Nepal: Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide support for reforestation in Nepal in response to climate change; and if so, how this support is divided between (1) the...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect Palestinians from being evicted from their homes in Sheik Jarrah, East Jerusalem, to make way for Israeli settlers.

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Deductions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what proportion of, new universal credit payments have deductions as a result of repayment of (a) budgeting loans and advances, (b) universal...

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce and eliminate child poverty in the United Kingdom.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Lighting: Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the evidence of the impact of urban light pollution on (1) migrating birds, (2) resident birds, and (3) astronomy; and what...

    • Chiltern Tunnel: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conditions the Environment Agency has imposed on HS2 in connection with the construction of the Chiltern Tunnel; and whether they will publish copies of...

      Fisheries: Channel Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the European Union on the implementation of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement in relation to fishing rights and...

      Slaughterhouses: Inspections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 26 April (HL14806), who is responsible for conducting tests to ensure overseas vets have adequate...

      Cats: Meloxicam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the US Food and Drug Administration including boxed warning labels on Metacam (Meloxicam) due to the risks associated with acute...

      Veterinary Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of private equity companies purchasing veterinary practices to turn them into "cash-generating units", whether they will hold urgent...

      British Overseas Territories: Darwin Initiative

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to ask Her Majesty’s Government when they intend to launch the increased Darwin Plus project funding for the UK Overseas Territories, as announced in the...

      Insects: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult all European countries about the reported declines in insect populations.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current time delay from application to granting indefinite leave to remain for those who qualify for this status.

    • Batley Grammar School: Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect the Batley Grammar School teacher who spoke about the Charlie Hebdo event from threats reportedly made by Islamists; and...

      Slavery: Victims

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement in the Home Office press release 'Alarming rise of abuse within modern slavery system', published on 20 March, that “Our generous...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Liverpool

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement that government-appointed commissioners will be introduced to oversee parts of Liverpool City Council, what relationship they expect...

    • Housing: Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many planning applications for the construction of new homes in England have been granted over the last 10 years; and how many of these applications have yet...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect leaseholders from the costs of dangerous cladding.

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made for the timeline for the (1) introduction, and (2) progress, of the Building Safety Bill.

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they plan to have with the devolved governments on the proposed Parliamentary Partnership Assembly set out in the UK–EU Trade and...

    • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the response by Lord Frost on 29 April (HL Deb, col 2397) that "because of legislation passed by the EU, Northern Ireland does not benefit...

      AIDS: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have died from AIDS-related illnesses in the UK in each of the last ten years for which figures are available.

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to estimate the cost to local authorities of their proposals for mandatory voter ID.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process which applies for the making of laws in Northern Ireland on matters covered by the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

      Police and Crime Commissioners: Wiltshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to require the Conservative Party to reimburse the full costs of re-running the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Wiltshire.

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to establish the Civil Society Forum as provided for in the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the economic impact of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

      Greensill: David Cameron

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 29 April (HL15167), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, further to the summary report...

      Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to involve experts across different organisations in the development of a resilient, high integrity Position, Navigating and Timing...

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members will be appointed to (1) the Partnership Council, (2) each of the 19 Specialised Committees, and (3) each of the four Working Groups established...

      Housing: Green Belt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the Office for National Statistics’ population growth forecasts when used in planning for future house...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the six recommendations in the report by the Centre for Social Justice Not a Game – A call for effective protection from...

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