Written answers

Friday, 11 June 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Scooters: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to prevent the import of modified (a) e-scooters, (b) micro scooters and (c) e-bikes that are capable of being driven at...

    • Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 25 March 2021 to Question 173157, when he plans to publish the results of his Department’s pavement parking...

      Railways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff are employed by (a) Network Rail and (b) the Train Operating companies currently; and what estimate he has made of the number of staff...

      Coronavirus: Qatar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria were used to inform the decision include Qatar on the covid-19 red list for travel.

      Northern Rail and TransPennine Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to policy paper entitled Great British Railways: Williams-Shapps plan for rail, published by his Department on 20 May 2021, whether...

      Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2021 to Question 4014 on Railway Stations: Visual Impairment, whether he will publish data on facilities at stations...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 May 2021 to Question 4576, if he will make it his policy to bring forward publication of the final prices for flexible...

  • Department for Education

    • Department of Education: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many complaints he has received about his Department from (a) parents and (b) teachers since (i) March 2020 and (ii) March 2015.

    • School Exclusions Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Timpson Review of School Exclusion, published in May 2019.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether schools are required to include the teaching of RE in the education recovery plans of pupils that have lost learning during the covid-19...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • European Marine Energy Centre: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the European Marine Energy Centre on the UK Government providing funding to...

    • European Marine Energy Centre: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the sum of EU funding that the European Marine Energy Centre uses to maintain operations;...

      Electricity Generation: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason electricity interconnectors from outside the UK are excluded from grid transmission charges which are...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2021 to Question 183114, when he plans to publish the details of his...

      Wind Power: Celtic Sea

      To ask the Secretary of Sate, what steps he plans to take ahead of COP26 to achieve the Government's (a) net zero target and (b) levelling-up agenda in the context of the development of floating...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the Government's hydrogen strategy; and what assessment his Department’s has made of...

      Net Zero Expert Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the (a) membership, (b) terms of reference and (c) future dates of meetings of the Net Zero Expert Group.

      Energy Supply: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May to Question 3037, what assessment he has made of the merits of reviewing of the grid...

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allocating funding to hydrogen-based steelmaking to...

      Holidays Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department has given to (a) travel companies and (b) insurers on refunds for holidays booked to green...

      New Businesses: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to encourage new businesses to begin operating in (a) Wakefield and (b) West Yorkshire.

      New Businesses: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many new businesses were registered in (a) Wakefield and (b) West Yorkshire in the 2020-21 financial year.

      Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to bring forward legislative proposals to end the practice of fire and rehire.

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) companies and (b) individuals who have not complied with...

      Tour Operators: Restart Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that tour operators in the travel sector can access Restart Grant funding.

      Sanitary Protection: Perfume

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to regulate the (a) addition and (b) labelling of perfumes in menstrual products.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing covid-19 vaccinations to (a) UK cruise ship employees...

    • Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Steele review on NHS Dentistry, what steps he is taking to implement the Dental Transformation Strategy 2020-22.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new GPs have entered primary care in the last two years.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to increase affordable housing in the South East.

    • Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the Government's response to the Planning for the Future consultation.

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect green spaces.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish research from the British Research Establishment on trigger height thresholds.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what specialist training is given to staff in prisons to handle individuals in custody who are experiencing mental health crises; what the procedure is...

    • Television Licences: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) people in total and (b) women were sent to prison for the non-payment of a magistrates’ court fine arising from a conviction for...

      Council Tax: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were handed down a prison sentence due to non-payment of council tax in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: South America

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps her Department have taken to increase the volume of trade between the UK and the Andean countries.

    • Overseas Trade: Faroe Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps her Department has taken to increase the volume of trade between the UK and the Faroe Islands.

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of a free trade agreement with Australia on Crewe and Nantwich constituency.

      Overseas Trade: South Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps her Department has taken to help increase the volume of trade between the UK and South Korea.

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to work with the Leader of the House to bring any proposed trade deal with Australia to the House to be scrutinised before...

      Service Industries: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to promote professional business services in free trade agreements.

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that (a) farmers and (b) food producers in (a) East Riding of Yorkshire and (b) Haltemprice...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of a free trade agreement with Australia on (a) the East Riding of Yorkshire and (b)...

      Overseas Trade: Singapore

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps her Department has taken to help increase the volume of trade between the UK and Singapore.

      Overseas Trade: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps her Department have taken to increase the volume of trade between the UK and Japan.

      Trade Agreements: Malaysia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of securing a bilateral trade agreement with Malaysia.

      Overseas Trade: Ukraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps her Department has taken to increase the volume of trade between the UK and Ukraine.

      Trade Agreements: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made towards a free trade agreement with New Zealand.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Racial Discrimination: UN Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason the Government did not support the UN resolution A/RES/75/237 on action for the elimination of...

    • Palestinians: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the UK monitors teacher training programmes for teachers in the Palestinian Territories whose salaries are...

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 25 May 2021 to Question 3038, whether he plans to support representations for an...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Japanese counterpart on the disposal of radioactive waste in the Pacific.

      Haiti: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the Government is providing to the Moise Administration in Haiti for constitutional reforms,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces Legal Aid Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has spent on legal aid to (a) veterans and (b) serving personnel in relation to Troubles prosecutions and incidents in each of...

    • Afghanistan: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Afghan interpreters are able to be considered for relocation if they do not have an LSU number.

      Afghanistan: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan interpreters have been relocated within Afghanistan under the intimidation scheme since its inception.

      Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces personnel with non-UK nationality have been deployed in support of Operation Rescript and Operation Broadshare.

      Africa: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to support the armed forces of (a) Mali, (b) Chad, (c) Mauritania, (d) Niger and (e) Burkina Faso in preventing attacks by militants.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Widowed Parents Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of discounting Widowed Parent’s Allowance as income when calculating universal...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that correspondence sent to her Department is responded to within 20 working days.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, further to the reply of 14 May 2021 to the letter from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare on behalf of North Somerset Citizens' Advice...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what measures are in place to ensure that up-to-date information is publicly available on the (a) number and (b) outcome of complaints to her...

      Disability: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the recommendations from the Social Security Advisory Committee in its...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what quality assurance processes her Department has in place for the administration of (a) universal credit, (b) jobseekers allowance and (c)...

      Social Security Benefits: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints about poor customer service lodged in each of the last three years for (a) universal credit, (b) jobseekers allowance and...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that disabled people are proactively and directly engaged in the public consultation on the forthcoming...

      Social Security Benefits: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints about poor customer service have been lodged in respect of applications for (a) universal credit, (b) jobseekers allowance...

      Employment: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of job vacancies in the labour market in (a) the UK and (b) Wales as at 7 June 2021.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the communication to customers of her Department's complaints processes.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2021 to Question 3996 on Social Security Benefits, what steps the Government has taken to ensure that...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on plans to roll out yellow card warnings in place of immediate benefit sanctions.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2021 to Question 3996 on Social Security Benefits, whether her Department has undertaken a cost/benefit...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the amount of plastic used in packaging.

    • Dogs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to prevent pet shops in England using breeding licences held in Northern Ireland to...

      Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of pet theft on the welfare of the animals that have been stolen.

      Dangerous Dogs: Exemptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were on the Index of Exempted Dogs in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales in each of the last 10 years, by...

      Cereals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to adopt the Whole Grain Initiative’s definition of whole grain foods for food...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that nature recovery opportunities identified by Local Nature Recovery...

      Dairy Products and Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the press release of the 6th carbon budget, UK enshrines new target in law to slash emissions by 78% by...

      Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 18 December 2021 to question 127521, when the planned consultation on implementing...

      Plastics: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage supermarkets to reduce their use of plastics.

      Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department takes steps to ensure that waste sent abroad to be recycled is recycled.

      Fishing Vessels: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is aware of the fishing method of fly shooting in UK waters; whether his Department has made an...

      Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with international partners on ensuring the recognition of UK geographical indications in...

      Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of geographical indications (GIs) on local economies; and what...

      Animal Breeding: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what licensing schemes have been put in place for animal establishments since 2010.

  • Home Office

    • Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2020 to Question 6165 on Drugs: Misuse, what the evidential basis is for suggestion that drug consumption...

    • Hate Crime: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of reported instances of hate crime towards people of Indian heritage in the UK in the last (a) 3...

      Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government has plans to make changes to prevent spent hospital orders under the Mental Health Act from being recorded on...

      Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals similar to the Protection of Workers (Retail and Age-restricted Goods...

      Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of pending applications for a change of conditions to lift the No Recourse to...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the prevalence of people from covid-19 red list countries seeking to enter the UK via third...

      Gender Based Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle violence against women and girls.

      Domestic Abuse: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking with the Secretary of State for Justice to support victims of domestic abuse.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that EU nationals living in the UK and working in health and social care will have secured...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether an EU national will need to prove pre or settled status to enter the UK if they are not entering for the purpose of visa free...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to support EU nationals to access work and essential services in the event that their EU Settlement...

      Daniel Morgan Independent Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what meetings have been held with her officials on the Independent Panel into the Murder of Daniel Morgan since 1 January 2020.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how she plans to take into account the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on international travel when considering applications to the EU...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish her timetable for publishing revised guidance on the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on applications under the EU...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Office of National Statistics to estimate the number of eligible EU nationals who have not yet...

      British Nationality: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the requirement for people who have proved their residency rights through the EU Settlement...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many calls the Migrant Help service received about Aspen cards on each day from 21 May and 4 June 2021.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will undertake an urgent and full review of the ASPEN card contract transition; and if she will make a statement.

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce levels of violent crime.

      Asylum: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will undertake an audit to ensure that accurate and up-to-date addresses are held for asylum seekers by (a) her Department and (b)...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications have been submitted to the EU Settlement Scheme to date; and how many of those application have been granted.

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons subcontractors are not permitted to share high level, non-identifying data secured within the Modern Slavery Victim Care...

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle county line drug gangs in West Yorkshire.

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what specialist training is given to police officers attending to people experiencing mental health crises; and what consideration is given...

      Migrant Workers: Denmark

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Danish workers have been turned back from the UK's borders since 1 January 2021; and what steps she is taking to enforce the work...

      Educational Visits: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of leaving the List of Travellers visa scheme on educational and recreational school visits to...

      Visas: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for Turkish Businessperson visas were (a) submitted, (b) successful and (c) refused in 2020; and how many of those...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional resources the Government has provided to (a) the EU Settlement Scheme Resolution Centre and (b) relevant grant-funded third...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the EU Settlement Scheme have waited more than twelve months for a decision as at 1 June 2021.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications to the EU Settlement Scheme have waited more than three months for a decision as at 1 June 2021.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending the deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Development Aid: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what criteria her Department uses in Overseas Security and Justice Assessments to determine the deployment of UK police abroad; how those...

      Crime and Justice Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 8523, when the Crime and Justice Task Force superseded the Drug Strategy Board; whether...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will allow up to 60 people to attend weddings after the 21 June 2021.

    • Identity Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has plans to provide a photo identification card for every British citizen free of charge as a form...

      Coronavirus: Monuments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on introducing memorials across the UK in remembrance of...

  • Treasury

    • Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide information on the (a) mean and (b) median duration of all enquiries concluded that year by HMRC’s Large Business Directorate in...

    • Iron and Steel: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will publish a breakdown of the (a) destination, (b) use, (c) type of product and (d) volume of Welsh steel exports in each year between...

      Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide information on the number of (a) active enquiries, (b) enquiries initiated and (c) enquiries closed by HMRC’s Large Business...

      Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide information on the (a) number and (b) volume of enquiries undertaken by HMRC’s Large Business Directorate in respect of businesses...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide information on compliance yield from activities relating to ensuring the proper payment of corporation tax in respect of the work of...

      Revenue and Customs: Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have Government Gateway accounts for (a) personal and (b) business use.

      Business: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent number of staff employed in HMRC’s Large Business Directorate in each year between...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to extend full business rates relief to all English Language Teaching (ELT) schools in (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22.

      Free Zones: Vat Zero Rating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the revenue impact in 2022-23 of introducing zero-rate contributions on secondary class 1 contributions for...

      Business Premises: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that non-UK resident landlords of commercial property publish transparent data on their tax affairs that are...

      Free Zones: Vat Zero Rating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of employees that will benefit in 2022-23 from the introduction zero-rate contributions on secondary...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2021 to Question 3171 on Social Media: Antisemitism and with reference to the priority harms...

    • Archery: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to encourage participation in archery.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) promote the UK as a tourist destination abroad and (b) attract more foreign...

      Cultural Heritage: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the objects of either historical or cultural importance that have been subject to an export ban since 2016.

      Cultural Heritage: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many objects of cultural or historical significance have been subject to an export ban since 2016.

      Musicians: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the proposed arrangement for musicians to tour in the EU without needing individual visas for...

      Choirs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the scientific and medical evidence for the decision to restrict indoor amateur choirs to six people.

      Commonwealth Games: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that Shropshire plays a role in supporting the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

      Television Licences: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the BBC on the reform to the over 75's TV Licence concession.

      Newspaper Press: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Digital Markets Unit has plans to create a code of conduct covering technology platforms' relationship with news...

      Technology: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that technology companies support efforts to tackle wildlife crime and the...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliament: Ivory

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the Commission has made of the number of ivory items owned by or collated in the Houses of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • UK Emissions Trading Scheme: Biofuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial value to the biomass industry of the zero carbon exemption for biomass within the UK's emissions trading...

    • Biofuels: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the size the overseas carbon footprint is of the cutting down of trees, converting them into wood pellets, and shipping them...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupil Premium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pupils would have been eligible for the pupil premium if the determination of 2021–22 allocations had not been based on the October 2020 school...

    • Huddersfield University: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding the University of Huddersfield has received from the Government for each of the last four years; and for what purposes this funding was provided.

      Assessments: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible number of appeals to Teacher Assessed Grades by (1) A-Level, and (2) GCSE, students this summer; and what steps they...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the proposal by the 'Let Clothes be Clothes' campaign for unisex school uniforms in finalising the statutory guidance on the...

      Music: Higher Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the gross amount per student paid by the Office for Students to universities for students studying music courses under the CAH25-02-02 code for the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Terrorism: Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals are currently serving custodial sentences for terrorist offences in the United Kingdom; and which prisons are used for confining such persons.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing Associations: Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether regulations designed for large housing associations restrict small charitable housing groups from expanding; and what...

    • Community Housing Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Community Housing Fund will be available.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Industrial Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any evidence of the relationship between silica or asbestos and anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated vasculitis which...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • University of Huddersfield: Bahrain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are monitoring the University of Huddersfield's activities in Bahrain; if so, how; and how they are ensuring that those activities do not contribute...

    • Aircraft: St Helena

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 25 May (HL48), whether they plan to provide funding for the St Helena Government to...

  • Home Office

    • Fraud: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of crime in England is categorised as online fraud; what percentage of policing resource is dedicated to combatting online fraud; and what plans...

    • Domestic Abuse: Local Government Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional funding to local authorities for early abuse interventions following increases in domestic violence.

      Polling Stations: Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need to provide a greater police presence at polling stations for different types of elections or votes.

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