Written answers

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycleways: Southport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many occasions Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council has submitted monitoring reports in respect of cycle lanes in Southport.

    • Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish (a) the outcome of the Creating a plan to decarbonise transport call for ideas and (b) the Government’s transport...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department are taking to ensure availability of electric vehicle charging facilities across England.

      Electric Vehicles: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to require electric vehicles to be fitted with...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the availability of heavy goods vehicle drivers in the UK.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he made of the effect of migration provisions in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the ability of UK road transport...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of a transfer of responsibility for litter clearance for all All-Purpose Trunk Roads...

      Department for Transport: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many civil servants employed within his Department have also been employed at the same time by other organisations in the last five years; and who...

      Rolling Stock: Leasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail White Paper does not include proposals for controlling the increasing costs of rolling stock...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Liberty Steel: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support he plans to provide to people at risk of losing their jobs in Dudley North constituency due to Liberty...

    • Drugs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to encourage R&D investment in highly-skilled pharmaceutical manufacturing in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what diplomatic steps the Government is taking to support the development of covid-19 vaccines (a) in the UK and (b)...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of companies registered with Companies House that have addresses in the...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of anti-abortion protests outside clinics in Northern Ireland on the accessibility of...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether an Equality Impact Assessment has been carried out on the Department of Health's decision not to commission abortion services in...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment his Department has made of the mental health impact on pregnant women in Northern Ireland during the covid-19 pandemic of a...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland, whether he has plans to allocate long-term funding for the...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland, what urgent steps he is taking to ensure that those services are...

      Madden and Finucane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether money has been disbursed from the public purse to Madden and Finucane Solicitors for any purpose in each of the last five years.

      Politics and Government: Northern Ireland

      What steps he is taking to promote Northern Ireland's links with the (a) North East of England and (b) rest of the UK.

      Sex and Relationship Education: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department is taking to ensure children and young people in Northern Ireland are taught about all pregnancy options, including...

      Northern Ireland Office: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, to what extent their Department makes use of artificial intelligence in the implementation of its policies; and how much was spent from their...

      Levelling Up Fund: Northern Ireland

      What assessment he has made of the benefits of the Levelling Up Fund for Northern Ireland.

      NHS: Northern Ireland

      What assessment he has made of the effect of Budget 2021 on the ability of the Northern Ireland Executive to reduce NHS waiting times in Northern Ireland.

      NHS: Northern Ireland

      What assessment he has made of the effect of Budget 2021 on the ability of the Northern Ireland Executive to reduce NHS waiting times in Northern Ireland.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on co-ordinating a UK-wide response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      What assessment the Government has made of the potential benefits for frictionless trade between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK of a veterinary agreement between the UK and the EU.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the current management of hotel quarantine at helping prevent the delta variant of...

    • Pancreatic Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2021 to Questions 11719, 11720, 11721 and 11722 on Pancreatic Cancer: Medical Treatments, in what...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase access to NHS dental care.

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to reduce the financial pressures faced by community pharmacies as a result of the additional costs of the...

      Gambling: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what clinical assessment has been made of the effectiveness of financial controls, such as gambling transaction blocks offered by some...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the correct phraseology is used and promoted when referring to the delta variant of...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the complaints procedure is for international travellers seeking to lodge a complaint about quarantine hotel facilities and services.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people in England who are not registered with a dental practice.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of appointments at GP practices.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure people quarantining have access to mental health support.

      Mechanical Thrombectomy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on increasing access to mechanical thrombectomy services for stroke patients.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that a Passenger Assistant is compulsory on bus transport for vulnerable and adolescent teenagers...

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to set up an independent review of the use of electro convulsive therapy.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Department's report entitled Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020 that was published in October...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is adequate funding for support services for children and young people with...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on whether the efficacy of the covid-19 vaccine reduces in the period beyond six months after receipt.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Janssen vaccine can be administered at the earliest possible date.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the covid-19 vaccine on cancer patients once they have received the second dose.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many coronavirus lateral flow device products were evaluated at phase 2 in the test development and evaluation programme of the...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the lateral flow device products in phase 2 of the test development and evaluation programme of SARS-CoV-2 lateral flow...

      Coronavirus: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the resources the Government has allocated to improving ventilation infrastructure in...

      Air Pollution: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of photohydroionization (PHI) technology to prevent covid-19 transmission via...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made, using recent contact tracing data, of the number of cases of covid-19 that have been transmitted outdoors (a)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 lateral flow tests purchased by NHS Test and Trace are manufactured in China.

      Coronavirus: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the test and release pilot programme for schools; and when he plans to publish the outcomes of those pilots.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the ratio is of dentists providing services per head of population in (a) York, (b) Yorkshire and (c) England.

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) role and responsibilities, (b) formation date, (c) structure and (d) membership is of NHS Test and Trace Innovations and...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether each covid-19 testing facility offers nitrile gloves as an alternative to latex gloves for people with latex allergies.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many autism services provide post-diagnostic support; and how many people have an autism spectrum condition diagnosis in their...

      Community Care: Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Government commitments in response to the Winterbourne View case, what progress his Department has made in moving all...

      Social Services: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to hold discussions with hon. Members on their concerns and ideas on improving social care.

      Care Homes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the provision of long-term financial support to (a) community...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people (a) in Slough constituency and (b) in total have downloaded the NHS app.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) target and (b) current average waiting times were for access to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in England for...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much winter funding has been allocated to the NHS in each year in real terms since 2010-11.

      Acute Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative estimate he has made of the number of acute hospital beds in (a) 2019 and (b) 2021.

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the median time to a first diagnostic a) x-ray, b) CT scan, and c) spirometry test, where a serious lung condition is suspected,...

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the median time to a first appointment with a specialist respiratory consultant when a serious lung condition is suspected, for...

      NHS: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent representations his Department has received on the effect on (a) NHS staff and (b) NHS operations of changes implemented by...

      Hospitals: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of ongoing restrictions on visitors at hospitals on patient care.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people received treatment in each Nightingale hospital.

      Older People: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of how the recommendations of the Hospital Food Review can support improvements in nutritional care in social...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to respond to the letter of 11 January 2021 from the hon. Member for Lewisham Deptford on rheumatoid arthritis.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse was of the Nightingale hospitals programme; and how many people were employed at each of the...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to make mental health representation on the boards of integrated care systems mandatory as part of the...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendation of the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s report of 28 May 2021 entitled New Deal for...

      Integrated Care Systems: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many local community and voluntary sector bodies are on the shadow boards of Integrated Care Systems.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter from the Hon. Member for West Lancashire dated 19 February 2021, regarding Integrated Care...

      Streptococcus: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage hospitals to participate in the GBS3 clinical trial investigating Group B Strep infection.

  • Department for Education

    • Financial Services: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to implement sharia-compliant alternative finance product, first proposed by the Government in 2014.

    • Human Papillomavirus: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including education on the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) in the school curriculum, to (a) help...

      Extracurricular Activities: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of not-for-profit organisations on helping to deliver a programme of activities for children...

      Schools: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to enable schools to become more energy efficient.

      Curriculum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with school leads in local authorities on the delivery of a recovery curriculum.

      Home Education: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children of compulsory school age in Wakefield are electively home educated in comparison to prior to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking rebuild school buildings which are old and have high maintenance costs.

      Pupils: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the level of funding was per pupil in Shropshire in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to announce proposals for the consultation on a Victims' Bill.

    • Offenders: Hyperactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to improve the quality of care for adults in the criminal justice system with attention deficit hyperactivity...

      Homicide: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish details of the independent review into the sentencing of domestic homicides.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nasrin Sotoudeh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he raised the case of Nasrin Sotoudeh at his recent meeting with his Iranian counterpart.

    • China: Muslims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the evidence of human rights abuses...

      Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of China's National Security Law on the people of Hong Kong.

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what enquiries he has made of the Government of Israel about whether arms purchased under export licences from the...

      Mehran Raoof

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2021 to Question 4592, on Mehran Raoof, when was the last time UK officials made...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2021 to Question 4590, on Iran: Detainees, when the review of detained UK dual...

      Oman: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which senior officials from his Department attended the Sultan's Privy Council in Oman on 5-6 January 2019.

      Turkey: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterparts on the criminalisation of the rights of LGBTIQ+...

      Turkey: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he will take with his European counterparts to help protect the rights of LGBTIQ+ people in Turkey.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Government support for global covid-19 vaccine distribution.

      Gender Recognition: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on ending violence against trans people around the world; and...

      Gender Recognition: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on (a) ending violence against trans people around the...

      Overseas Aid: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to communicate the decision to defer of start dates of the provisional grants under round 4 of...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that British citizens living in EU countries have secure residence in those...

      Cyprus: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is taking to encourage negotiation of a lasting and peaceful settlement in Cyprus that...

      Brazil: Bilateral Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much bilateral Official Development Assistance has been allocated to Brazil in 2021-22.

      USA: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to strengthen relations with the US.

      Iran: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran’s ballistic missile programme.

      Ethiopia: 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 Ethiopia.

      Tigray: Famine

      What steps he is taking in response to the recent assessment of the UK's famine prevention envoy on the situation in Tigray.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Advisory Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 7292 on Richard Paniguian, when the Gulf Advisory Group was established; and what steps he has taken...

    • Royal Yacht: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be created as a result of the decision to build a successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

      Royal Yacht: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the costs of commissioning a successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia will be shared with private investors.

      Royal Yacht

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the construction of a successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia on sovereign defence capability.

      Royal Yacht: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to ensure that British steel is used in construction of the Royal Yacht.

      Royal Yacht: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how the successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia is to be funded.

      Royal Yacht: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what tendering process he plans to outline for the (a) design and (b) construction of the successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

      Royal Yacht

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment has he made of the Royal Navy's capacity to operate the successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia once that ship comes into service.

      Royal Yacht: Procurement

      T To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department made of the (a) costs, (b) merits and (c) value for money of a successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia prior to the...

      Royal Yacht: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the public purse of the successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia.

      Royal Yacht: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will ensure that the successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia will be (a) built in the UK and (b) constructed using UK materials.

      Ministry of Defence: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the contracts awarded by his Department of a value in excess of £50 million since the publication of the Defence and Security...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of furnishing the aircraft carriers with vertical launch capabilities.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he is making on implementing the commitments set out in A better defence estate.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he plans to take on the AJAX programme, in response to the conclusion of the Millbrook Proving Ground assessment; and if he will make a statement.

      Libya: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which opposition groups the British military provided training to during the Libya war of 2011; where that training took place; and what the nature of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Local Housing Allowance: Shared Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Government's announcement during Budget 2020 to extend the exemptions from the Shared Accommodation Rate, if he will...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applicants for a personal independence payment have waited for longer than four months from the (a) lodging an application to (b)...

      Health and Safety Executive: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2021 to Question 6431 on Health and Safety Executive: Staff, what the (a) mean and (b) median salary was of...

      Health and Safety Executive: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2021 to Question 6431on Health and Safety Executive: Staff, for what reason the Health and Safety Executive's...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to what extent their Department makes use of artificial intelligence in the implementation of its policies; and how much was spent from their...

      State Retirement Pensions: Dual Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many letters have been sent to dual UK nationals in error informing them of changes to their entitlement to state pension.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Chemicals: Health and Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of endocrine disrupting chemicals on (a) human health...

    • Environment Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June to Question 1390 on Environment Agency: Finance, whether she has had discussions with trade...

      Nature Conservation: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the protection of endangered species which are native to Yorkshire.

      Chemicals: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce hazard-based prevention measures for reducing exposures to endocrine disrupting chemicals.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase tree planting in the UK.

      River Thames: Whales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the circumstances that led to the stranding of a minke whale in the Thames in May...

      Seafood: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding was allocated to the seafood industry after the UK's departure from the EU; and how much of that funding...

      Fishing Catches: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the North Sea total allowable catch limits are for the (a) common sole and (b) plaice for each year from 2016 to 2021;...

  • Home Office

    • Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department will take to ensure progress on disbursing payments through the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

    • Hassockfield Immigration Removal Centre: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the equality impact assessment on the opening of the Immigration Removal Centre at the former Hassockfield Secure...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many instances of hate crime were reported in (a) 2016, (b) 2017, (c) 2018, (d) 2019 and (e) 2020.

      LGBT People: Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what legislative and other steps she is proposing to tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crimes in the UK ahead of the...

      Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 8525 which noted that the cost of Operation Venetic is unknown, and to the Answer of 26...

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to publish all the advice it received from Public Health England in relation to the Napier barracks asylum...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2021 to Question 11534, how many applications to the EU Settlement Scheme have waited more than three...

      National Crime Agency: Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Colombian security units the National Crime Agency has trained since 2015 through the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund; and what...

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the 2021 Domestic Abuse Strategy.

      Animal Experiments: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Animals in Science Regulation Unit has recommenced on-site inspections of animal testing facilities following their suspension...

      Artificial Intelligence: Civil Liberties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to understand the impact artificial intelligence may have to civil liberties of people within the UK.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 7245, whether the Government’s policy on recruiting 20,000 additional police...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 9 April 2021 on the treatment of a BBC broadcaster,...

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of potential links between wildlife crime and serious and organised crime in the UK.

      Demonstrations: Luton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reports she has received of members of the Jewish community in Luton being advised to avoid parts of the town on 29 May 2021 when the...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 8524, whether value for money will be assessed as part of the Government’s ongoing...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 8524, with reference to the outcomes framework monitored through the Drugs Misuse Delivery...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 7725 which noted that a number of controlled drugs have not been subject to analysis or...

      Safer Streets Fund: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council has applied to the Safer Streets Fund.

  • Scotland Office

    • Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer o f9 June 2021 to Question 10486 on Energy: Scotland, if he will list the Scottish Renewable companies he has met in the last 12...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the level of unmet demand for authorised traveller sites across the UK.

    • Royal Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to prohibit new buildings in open spaces managed by the Royal Parks that are not...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June to Questions 11562 and 11563, if he will publish the (a) industry standard approach...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether homeowners of high-rise residential buildings with unsafe cladding are still able to register for the Building...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his response to the consultation, Fire safety: risk prioritisation in existing buildings,...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, (a) how many and (b) which local authorities have used the Government New Homes Bonus Scheme to provide authorised...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Department for Transport's recent research, Switching to sustainable transport: a rapid evidence...

      Urban Areas: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to support cities establish anti-racism charters.

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 21 January 2021 to Question 138883 on: UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement,...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department records data on the number of deaths within 28 days of receiving a covid-19 vaccine.

      Veterans: Mental Health

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2021 to Question 91 on Veterans: Mental Health and with reference to the...

  • Treasury

    • Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of which region of the UK has the (a) most and (b) least access to free-to-use cash machines.

    • Research and Development Expenditure Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to amend the existing R&D tax credits scheme to expand qualifying criteria to encourage larger companies to invest...

      Taxation: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for which taxes artificial intelligence is being used to assist in (a) processing and (b) auditing returns; and what plans he has to extend its use to...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are subject to the Loan Charge as at 8 June 2021.

      Job Retention Bonus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reintroducing the Job Retention Bonus to help support employment after the furlough scheme ends.

      Raw Materials: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much (a) raw natural fibres comprising thread and raw materials such as wool and cotton and (b) man made fibres comprising thread and raw materials...

      Raw Materials: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much finished garment product made with (a) raw natural fibres such as wool and cotton and (b) man made fibres such as polyester were (i) imported to...

      Sanitary Protection: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing VAT from sustainable sanitary products.

      Revenue and Customs: Apprentices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Revenue & Customs consulted its recognised trade unions on the contract of employment that applies to apprentices working in the HMRC Surge...

      Shipping: Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with relevant stakeholders on HMRC’s enforcement of classification of long- and short-term assets for...

      Shipping: Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with relevant stakeholders on changing the classification of long-term assets in the maritime sector.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he or his ministers have had with theatres, music venues and other cultural operators ahead of the decision...

    • Microprocessors: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK manufacturing sector has access to an adequate supply of computer chips.

      Social Enterprises: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with stakeholders on additional funding for (a) social enterprises and (b) charities over the last...

      Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the impact of Local Trust initiatives on tackling inequality in (a) local communities and (b)...

  • Attorney General

    • Hate Crime: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps she is taking to ensure the prosecution of people whose acts towards fellow passengers on domestic flights are perceived to be motivated by hostility or...

  • Department for Transport

    • Tunnels: Irish Sea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had about an underwater tunnel connecting Holyhead and Dublin; and which (1) ministers, and (2) civil service teams, have been...

    • Shipping: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the terms of the Levelling Up Fund allow for the direct award of contracts without competitive tender for (1) harbour alterations, (2) the purchase of new...

      Hammersmith Bridge: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the social cost, and (2) the loss to the UK economy, of the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.

  • Department for Education

    • Teaching Methods: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many disadvantaged students they have funded personal tutoring for since March 2020; and (1) in what subjects, and (2) at what level, such tutoring has been...

    • Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Social Mobility Commission's report The road not taken: the drivers of course selection, published on 30 March, what steps they intend to take to...

      Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Social Mobility Commission's report The road not taken: the drivers of course selection, published on 30 March, what steps they intend to take (1)...

      Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the Department for Education’s work to tackle child sexual abuse following the publication of the Government’s...

      Students: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Social Mobility Commission's report The road not taken: the drivers of course selection, published on 30 March, what steps they intend to take to...

      Education: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Social Mobility Commission's report The road not taken: the drivers of course selection, published on 30 March, what steps they intend to take (1)...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Television Licences: Non-payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to decriminalise the non-payment of the BBC licence fee by senior citizens.

    • Television Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement from Annabel Denham, the Director of Communications at the Institute for Economic Affairs that after 75 years the...

      BBC: Royal Charters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how their mid-term review of the BBC Charter will be informed by Ofcom’s review of the BBC’s operating licence.

      Future News Pilot Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to provide funding for, and (2) to further the work of, the Future News Pilot Fund.

      BBC: Broadcasting Programmes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the BBC does not reduce the number of quotas related to delivering public value content, including those related to (1)...

      Football: Flags

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are providing to national teams visiting the UK for the upcoming UEFA European Football Championship tournament about the public display of...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Frost on 27 May (HL Deb, cols 1103–6), which EU countries were involved in bi-lateral discussions with the UK Government...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to contact all people aged over 80 who are receiving less than the basic State Pension of £82.45 per week, including those...

    • State Retirement Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have identified why the Pensions Service helpline has been giving incorrect advice to women whose State Pension payments were too low about the...

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services: Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist financial technology companies in pursuing environmentally sustainable technology.

    • Cryptocurrencies: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a report by TheCityUK Cryptoassets: Shaping UK regulation for innovation and global leadership', published on 25 May; and...

      Financial Services: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Greenpeace UK and WWF-UK report The Big Smoke, published on 26 May, what assessment they have made of the recommendation that legislation...

      Bitcoin: Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the establishment of the Bitcoin Mining Council, what steps they will take (1) to encourage the use of renewable power and sustainable...

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