Written answers

Monday, 21 June 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Refrigeration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of California's restrictions on non-road mobile machinery as a result of risk to life...

    • Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to increase the number of HGV drivers.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the impact of the introduction of IR35 on the number of HGV drivers; and if he...

      Railways: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made on the benefits of a clear pipeline of upcoming work for managing costs in the rail sector.

      Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support he is providing to the haulage sector following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.

      Railways: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking with the Home Secretary and (a) French and (b) EU authorities to help ensure progress towards delivering a frictionless border...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the strength of industrial relations at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Intellectual Property: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had recent discussions with representatives from the EU to understand whether the simultaneous...

    • Consumer Goods: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to protect consumers from the sale of unsafe goods on online...

      Aerospace Industry: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution to environmental sustainability of the aerospace industry...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will bring forward plans to extend the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and Bounce Back...

      Self-employed: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the new Single Enforcement Body is planned to have powers to (a) identify, (b) investigate, and (c) take legal...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many covid-19 vaccine doses England has available for use in reserve supply.

      Energy: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the IEA report entitled Net Zero by 2050, A Roadmap...

      Electricity Generation: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2021 to Question 8657 on Electricity Generation: Fees and Charges, what assessment...

      Electricity Interconnectors: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure imported electricity via interconnectors is green energy.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take in response to the Environmental Audit Committee's recommendations to (a)...

      Nuclear Power: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the progress of international projects to produce green hydrogen from nuclear energy.

      Renewable Energy: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the transmission electricity network in Wales in facilitating...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment they have made of the potential (a) threats and (b) opportunities of artificial intelligence in respect...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the commitment in the New Decade New Approach Agreement to tackle health...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment they have made of the potential (a) threats and (b) opportunities of artificial intelligence in respect of their...

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

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

      Sex and Relationship Education: Northern Ireland

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

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Spinal Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long each person in hospital with a spinal chord injury has been in that setting.

    • Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the real terms changes in spending on community mental health have been in each year from 2009-10 to date.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to develop a long-term strategy to improve services and care for adults and children with inflammatory...

      NHS: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long NHS staff will be entitled to continue parking free of charge at their place of work; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Carers: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he plans to provide to support the mental health and wellbeing of (a) carers and (b) young carers.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet with the charities involved with Carers Week to discuss further support for unpaid carers.

      Prostate Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the proposal in his Department's Integration and innovation White Paper for a Secretary of State duty to publish a...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to abortion pills sent through the post, what estimate his Department has made of the number of women who have chosen not...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether, from 21 June 2021, all care home visits can resume with covid-19 testing procedures in place.

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure carers have access to breaks from their caring responsibilities.

      Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the end of free movement on the availability of labour in the UK social care sector.

      Social Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of workforce vacancies in adult social care in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what training is provided (a) in medical schools, (b) for GPs and (c) for hospital doctors on (a) ME and (b) similar conditions.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the need to increase funding for Inflammatory Bowel Disease services in line with recent prevalence figures.

      Blood Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to research the effectiveness of covid-19 vaccines for people with blood cancers.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2021 to Question 4578 on exploring prioritisation of immunocompromised individuals for the planned...

      Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will ring-fence funding for the Palliative Care Unit at the Whipps Cross Hospital.

      Tourette's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding his Department invested through the National Institute for Health Research into research on Tourette’s syndrome in...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to monitor Government-approved private providers of covid-19 tests to ensure they comply with their (a) service...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with disabilities and/or learning difficulties have been refused assisted tests at covid-19 test centres.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of private PCR tests that have been procured by people travelling to and from the UK.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients admitted to hospitals with covid-19 were discharged in under 24 hours in England and Wales in each month...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of assessments for (a) autism and (b) other neurodevelopmental differences have been carried out (i) within...

      Respite Care: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the waiting times for carer’s breaks and respite care services in (a) Southport and (b)...

      Eyes: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has had discussions with relevant stakeholders on the planned timescale for robotic surgery to treat eye tumours...

      Furs: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department held discussions at the G7 summit on the potential (a) public health risk of and (b) merits of banning fur...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that patients are signposted, when presenting, to the correct NHS service.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for increasing the availability of independent prescribers in community pharmacy settings; and if he will make a statement.

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps the Government and NHS have taken to improve research, treatment and outcomes for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to regulate Test to Release providers listed on the gov.uk website; and whether providers will be...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his Department's policy to promote soup and shakes diets to help put diabetes into remission; and if he will take steps to...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children under five years old who are (a) obese and (b) overweight in (i) Coventry...

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allocate funding to the roll-out of NHS diagnostic hubs for patients with respiratory symptoms.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department have a process in place for consumers to complain about private medical providers offering covid-19 testing in line...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour (HPV) pilots announced by his Department in September 2020, which two UK suppliers have...

      Menopause: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the number of menopause clinics in the West Midlands.

      Menopause

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the training GPs and other medical professionals receive on the treatment of...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) need for services to provide (i) mental health diagnosis, (ii) dual diagnosis for substance misuse...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of need for Psychiatric Intensive Care beds for (a) adults and (b) children and young...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure mental health support is available to young people in (a) Southport and (b) Sefton.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle mental health issues in men; and how many people have accessed mental health services, by...

      Mental Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve culturally-focused mental health care for (a) Lambeth and (b) Southwark.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) covid-19 vaccinations have been administered and (b) people are eligible for those vaccinations, by ethnicity, in each of...

      Tourette's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of Health Education England’s clinical psychology intake has opted to undertake a specialist placement focusing on...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason table service is currently required in pubs.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of not putting India on the red list until 23 April 2021 on the covid-19 infection...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of testing people with a suppressed or no immune system for antibodies after they...

      Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle regional disparities in drug access for MDS patients in England.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement from the US Food and Drug Administration on the poor efficacy of Innova covid-19 tests, whether he has...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long on average his Department has taken to respond to letters from (a) Labour hon. Members and (b) hon. Members from other political...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long on average his Department has taken to respond to (a) named day and (b) ordinary day written parliamentary questions tabled by...

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding formula will be used to determine (a) the allocation of funding to integrated care systems and (b) the distribution of that...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has undertaken analysis of the potential effect on the economy of NHS waiting lists for people waiting for operations.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to letters from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 7 March and 5 May 2021 on pay for NHS staff on...

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what is the median time to a diagnosis of Pulmonary Fibrosis, from first presentation to a GP with respiratory symptoms, for each...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Artificial Intelligence

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

      Kidney Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 29 April 2021 to Question 186168 on Kidney Diseases: Health Services, what steps his Department is taking...

      Hospitals: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent audit he has undertaken of the NHS estate to ensure that adequate, local hospital services in rural areas are provided and...

      NHS: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government before the decision was taken to...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) on including brain tumour (a)...

      Long Covid: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has commissioned on (a) long covid and (b) other autoimmune conditions and their treatment; what assessment...

  • Wales Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the deadline for EU citizens living in Wales to register for the EU Settlement Scheme.

    • Wales Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his department has has referred any Freedom of Information requests received by his Department to the central Cabinet Office Clearing House on...

  • Department for Education

    • Office for Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the annual budget was for the Office for Students in the (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21 financial years; and what the budget is for the 2021-22 and...

    • Question

      What steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to ensure that homeless children aged 16 and 17 without family support are accommodated by their...

      Question

      What assessment he has made of the adequacy of catch-up funding for disadvantaged pupils.

      Question

      What estimate his Department has made of the number of pupils who have moved to elective home education since schools reopened on 8 March 2021 as covid-19 lockdown measures were eased.

      Remote Education: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of home schooling and social distancing during the covid-19 outbreak on children's...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help schools improve (a) canteens, (b) playgrounds and (c) other facilities.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to support more young people into technical and further education.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure Muslim students are able to access student loans without contradicting their religious beliefs on interest.

      Office for Students: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what salary is proposed for the new post of Director for Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom; and what budget will be made available to that postholder.

      Education: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the learning gap between girls and boys.

      Further Education Capital Transformation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the successful applicants of the Further Education Capital Transformation Fund bid are planned to be announced.

      National Association of Teachers of Religious Education: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of whether the recent teaching materials issued to primary schools by the National Association of Teachers of Religious...

      Primary Education: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of funding universal entitlement to the Summer Reading Challenge in the North East of...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide a breakdown of planned funding for school sports in 2021-22 by local authority.

      Teachers: Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many PE teachers were employed by schools in each of the last 10 calendar years, by local authority.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report, Fight or flight? How stuck schools are overcoming isolation: evaluation report, published by Ofsted in January 2020,...

      Breakfast Clubs: Contracts for Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the successful applicants for the School Breakfast Club Programme 2021-23 tender are planned to be announced.

      Adoption Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the budget was for the Adoption Support Fund in each of the previous five financial years.

      Students: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) schools, (b) colleges and (c) universities have sufficient resources to provide effective mental healthcare...

      Vocational Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to ensure the continued availability of (a) BTECs and (b) other applied general qualifications .

  • Prime Minister

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to WhatsApp communications dated 27 March 2020, published by Dominic Cummings on 16 June 2021, whether his assessment on that date was that the roll out...

    • Mayors

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will meet with the M10 network of Metro Mayors.

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the increase of employers' contributions to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme from 1 July 2021 on...

    • Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the extension of covid-19 restrictions beyond 21 June 2021, what steps the Government is taking to support the hospitality sector; if he...

      Tourism: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value is of Government support made available to businesses in the (a) tourism sector and (b) travel agencies sector through the Coronavirus...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for opening applications for the business rates relief fund announced on 25 March 2021.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Carers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Answer of 19 May 2020 to Question 45025 on Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: Carers, if he will make an assessment of the...

      Revenue and Customs: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons it is not a requirement to monitor contracts that have ended due to a supplier termination event.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the level of need for Government support during summer 2021 for businesses in the travel agency industry that are...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what tailored long-term support he will make available to (a) airlines and (b) the travel industry in response to increased covid-19 transmission and...

      Niramax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2021 to Question 11491 on Niramax, which piece of legislation creates this statutory duty.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional funding he plans to make available to small businesses impacted by the further four weeks of covid-19 restrictions.

      Treasury: Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how long on average his Department has taken to respond to (a) named day and (b) ordinary day written parliamentary questions tabled by (i) Labour hon....

      Aviation: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish a response to the consultation on aviation tax reform.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide additional financial support to businesses affected by the postponement of the easing of covid-19 restrictions planned for 21 June 2021;...

      Non-domestic Rates and VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward proposals to extend (a) business rates relief and (b) the reduced 5 per cent rate of VAT.

      Raw Materials: Overseas Trade

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

      Debts Written Off: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a Jubilee Fund to provide grants to pay off and cancel unavoidable debt accrued by...

      Business: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) insurers in the Lloyd’s of London market and (b) other insurers on aligning their...

      Cryptocurrencies: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether all firms that have applied for crypto anti-money laundering authorisation with the Financial Conduct Authority will have their applications...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2021 to Question 77, what assessment he has made of whether the comments made by the Fraud Investigation Service director...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had (a) with Cabinet colleagues and (b) his officials on compensation and support for people affected by the Equitable Life...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on compensation and support for those affected by the Equitable Life scandal.

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of issuing long-term covid-19 bonds to finance a sustained economic recovery from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he plans to make available to small businesses to adopt the new cashback provisions outlined in the Financial Services Act 2021.

      Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures are in place to ensure debt forbearance for companies that received loans under the (a) Bounce Back Loan scheme and (b) Coronavirus Business...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had (a) with Cabinet colleagues and (b) within his Department on compensation and support for those affected by the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support recipients of grants from the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme who are being refused mortgages as a result of...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value is of the Barnett consequentials made available to the Scottish Government arising from UK Government expenditure for the (a) tourism...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2021 to Question 12143, for what reason the additional £3.5 billion of funding to remediate unsafe cladding from...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the relationship between investment in education and long-term financial returns to the public purse.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • UN World Conference against Racism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to announce a decision on the Government's participation in the planned one-day high-level meeting...

    • Bahrain: Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what meetings he or his ministers have had with pro-democracy activists in Bahrain.

      Pakistan: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is providing assistance to Pakistan using the Counter Terrorism Programme Fund to improve...

      Liechtenstein and Switzerland: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether officials in his Department have had discussions with their Swiss counterparts on whether they made an...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to give recipient countries as much notice as possible on the (a) number and (b) arrival...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the (a) Prime Minister and (b) World Health Organisation to improve assistance to...

      Overseas Aid: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the letter to the Prime Minister from the Royal College of Midwives on the reduction in the aid...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to reply to the letter from 50 hon. Members of 11 May 2021 on the Government's policy on Turkey.

      EU Countries: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on threats to LGBT+ rights throughout the continent.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the cost to the public purse will be of the planned donation of 100 million covid-19 vaccine doses in the...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what fiscal steps he is taking to improve women and girls lives and health in the Global South.

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress has been made on improving the lives and health of women and girls in the Global South.

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he intends to publish his new strategy for international development.

      Tropical Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the reductions in the aid budget focused on neglected tropical diseases, what estimate he has...

      Colombia: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of armed civilians opening fire on demonstrators in the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether any payments promised under UK Aid Match commitments have been postponed as a result of the reduction in...

      Commonwealth: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to prioritise Commonwealth countries when donating covid-19 vaccines overseas.

      Gender Equality Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has plans to adopt the recommendations of the Gender Equality Advisory Council 2021 to the leaders of...

      Persecution of Christians Across the Globe Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 15 April 2021 to Question 178838 on Persecution of Christians Across the Globe...

      Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the impact on the Rohingya of the United Nations reportedly sharing data on...

      Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what fiscal steps he is taking to increase access to family planning.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with relevant stakeholders to establish a new process at the...

      Myanmar: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support (a) national governments and (b) international NGOs to ensure that they have...

      Myanmar: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking in Myanmar to (a) facilitate access to education and (b) tackle barriers to educational...

      Myanmar: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he taking to help ensure that children in Myanmar are protected against (a) exploitation, (b) sexual...

      Myanmar: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking (a) in response to the disruption to the covid-19 strategy in Myanmar and (b) to prevent...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of risk posed to people travelling abroad for study or work of...

      Ukraine: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to President Biden's recent comments on alleged corruption in Ukraine, whether the UK Government is...

      Nicaragua: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment has been made of the detention of opposition activists in Nicaragua.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2021 to Question 12965 on Ajax Vehicles: Procurement, on what dates the Ajax Scout Gateway Reviews 1, 2 and 3 took place.

    • Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      What assessment he has made of the (a) likelihood of future changes being required to the (i) vehicles and (ii) hulls of AJAX armour fighting vehicles and (b) what options are available for...

      United Nations: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of military spending is spent on UK contributions to UN peacekeeping operations.

      Armed Conflict: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which Minister in his Department is responsible for the implementation of the UK Government’s Protection of Civilians policy.

      Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether troops self-isolating in Mali were replaced as Battle Casualty Replacements.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2021 to Question 12970, how many servicemen and servicewomen have had to self-isolate during the covid-19 outbreak to date.

      NATO: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a copy of the letter sent by the former Minister of State to the Armed Forces to the former Hon. Member for Moray referred to in...

      Royal Yacht: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has plans for the successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia to bear the name of the Royal Household.

      Navy: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the process is for naming Navy ships after members of the Royal Household.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK's armoured vehicle capability can withstand threats posed by hostile states.

      Ministry of Defence: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment they have made of the potential (a) threats and (b) opportunities of artificial intelligence in respect of their Department’s...

      Boxer Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department's contract for the Boxer programme included technical data packages.

      Ministry of Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civil service jobs (a) his Department and (b) its agencies had located in Scotland in (i) March 2011 and (ii) in the latest period for which...

      Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2021 to Question 12970 on Mali: Peacekeeping Operations, (a) how many cases of covid-19 among personnel involved in...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands and (d)...

    • Discretionary Housing Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the Government plans to change the level of Discretionary Housing Payment.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2021 to Question 12107 on Work Capability Assessment, how many face to face assessments have been carried...

      Social Security Benefits: Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will (a) recognise long covid as a disability and (b) take steps to ensure that people who have been diagnosed with that illness are...

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what is the average time between people (a) registering for universal credit and (b) receiving their first payment in (i) York and (ii)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many civil service jobs her Department and its agencies had located in Scotland in March 2015.

      Independent Case Examiner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken was between (a) receipt of a complaint by the Independent Case Examiner and (b) allocating that complaint to a...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason personal independence payment claimants are not permitted to use their own digital recording devices to record their assessments.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints about child maintenance cases have been received by the Independent Case Examiner in each year since 2010.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Dudley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department's new temporary site on High Street Dudley, will be used to support (a) new and (b) existing customers; and whether...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2021 to Question 6432 on Chemicals: Regulation, what assessment she has made of the (a) capacity and (b)...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June to Question 1397 on National Insurance Contributions, if he will publish for each cell in each table a...

      Redundancy: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to support people who have been made redundant as a result of the covid-19 outbreak to (a) access training...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made on the rollout of yellow card warnings in place of immediate benefit sanctions.

      Jobcentres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what advice is being given to staff and customers attending in person at jobcentres in areas where guidance on enhanced covid-19 measures has...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the 8.6 per cent claimant rate in Kingston upon Hull North constituency compared with the national average claimant rate of...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the Government has frozen Local Housing Allowance.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to monitor and compare the outcomes of assessments and appeals for disability benefits conducted by paper...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 25 March 2021 to Question 173228 on Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses, what her timescale is for...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2021 to Question 11624, and with reference to her Department's response to the Coroner on Mr Boamah's death,...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what date she plans to (a) commence and (b) complete the rollout of recorded personal independence payment assessments for all applicants...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims in each parliamentary constituency had sums deducted from their claim in the most recent month for which data...

      Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will provide the records of any meetings she or her Ministers have had with (a) the People's Pension and (b) NEST in the last four years.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she expects to publish her Department's review of the drivers of food bank demand.

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to improve access to social security benefits for all people in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to ensure that her Department responds to the letter dated 11 May 2021 to the Minister for Disabled People regarding a...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions officials in his Department have had with officials in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on...

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment they have made of the potential (a) threats and (b) opportunities of artificial intelligence in respect of...

      Carbon Emissions: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to take steps to include actions that benefit the restoration and protection of blue carbon habitats in...

      Climate Change and Ecology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what date the Government declared a climate and ecological emergency.

      Carbon Emissions: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including data about blue carbon ecosystems in the (a) greenhouse gas...

      Seas and Oceans: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the Operation Ocean Witness initiative launched on 8 June 2021 by Greenpeace.

      Transport: Refrigeration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of levels of pollution (a) caused by diesel non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) engines fitted to...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Transport to tackle the shortage of HGV drivers as a result of the...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to what extent their Department makes use of artificial intelligence in the implementation of its policies; and how much was...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration and Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long on average people have waited for the full processing of (a) visa applications and (b) immigration cases in the most recent period...

    • Immigration and Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases are still to conclude for (a) visa applications and (b) immigration cases as at 16 June 2021.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the long-term costs to local authorities of supporting residents who miss the deadline for the EU Settlement...

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the financial impact of immigration and nationality application fees on applicants; and what plans...

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the steps necessary to prevent future covid-19 outbreaks at Napier Barracks.

      Migrant Workers: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of adding drivers of heavy goods vehicles to the Shortage Occupation List to tackle...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information she holds on the progress on the roll-out of the Aspen card; and what percentage of those planned to receive that card have...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers living in high-risk environments have been offered a covid-19 vaccine.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education to ensure that her Department's policies on visa renewals for...

      Direct Selling: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect consumers from scams, fraud, and rogue trading on the doorsteps of private homes.

      Fraud: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the number of scams related to the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps she is taking to help (a)...

      British Nationality and Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applicants are waiting to be processed for their visa due to the time taken to take and process citizenship tests in (a) the UK and...

      Schools: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to allow people with existing DBS clearance to use that as evidence for other DBS-required roles they may undertake.

      Hate Crime: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons her Department did not collect information on the race or ethnicity of victims of hate crime until 2021.

      Animal Experiments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many animals kept in establishments licensed under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were killed without being used in...

      Migrants: Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 22 April 2021 to Question 83092, who in her Department is responsible for distributing clothing to incoming...

      Migrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to reduce the use of immigration detention for women who have survived torture, rape or trafficking.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards are in place to protect unaccompanied children who are wrongly diverted to adult asylum support services.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many pending readmission or transfer agreements to return asylum seekers the UK has with other countries.

      Migrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to reinstate (a) Action Access and (b) other alternative schemes to immigration detention.

      Nature Conservation: Seized Articles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many items have been seized under the terms of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) in each year since 2015.

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of refugees who will be helped annually by the new UK Resettlement Scheme.

      Retail Trade: Abuse and Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of covid-19 legislation, including enforcing social distancing and mask-wearing, on levels of...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of school age children linked with knife crime in (a) the UK and (b) Dudley North...

      Wildlife: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department has spent on helping to prevent the illegal wildlife trade in each year since 2015.

      Bail: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of people on pre-charge bail for over 12 months in 2019-20 are under investigation by the National Crime Agency.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much of the (a) £400 million Social Sector ACM Cladding Remediation Fund and (b) £200 million Private...

    • Community Relations: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Jewish and Muslim community groups to bring their communities together to help tackle...

      Community Relations: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what initiatives he is undertaking to bring Jewish and Muslim community groups together to help tackle the growth in...

      Landlords: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 June 2021 to Question 11571, on Landlords: Licensing, if he will publish data on the...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has referred any Freedom of Information requests received by his Department to the central...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department operates a red, amber and green rating system for categorising Freedom of Information requests...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to restrict the number of months of rent landlords can request upfront; and what assessment he has...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on establishing a permanent Holocaust memorial in the UK.

      Parking: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with trade unions on the decision to withdraw the health, care and volunteer...

      Pocket Parks Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the budget was of the Pocket Parks scheme; and how much of that funding was allocated.

      Pocket Parks Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to re-open the Pocket Parks scheme to new applications.

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to increase council workers’ wages.

      Levelling Up Fund: Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which Minister of his Department is responsible for the day to day administration of the Levelling Up Fund.

      Pocket Parks Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many applications were (a) made and (b) successful to the Pocket Parks fund in (i) each local authority area and...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what protection he has made available to leaseholders to prevent freeholders making them forfeit their leases due to...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to provide more information on the loan scheme for leaseholders in buildings 11 to 18 metres...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June to Question 14162 on Building Safety Fund, for how many applications to the Building...

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of completed house sales involving first-time buyers in (a)...

      First Time Buyers: Hampstead and Kilburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to introduce First Homes housing in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency.

      Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the impact of the extensions to Permitted Development Rights introduced by his...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the deadline for applications to the Building Safety Fund beyond the end of June 2021.

      Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2021 to Question 185898 on Permitted Development Rights, when the referenced impact...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 27 May 2021 to Question 6197 on unsafe cladding, whether leaseholders in buildings between...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support the Government is giving to local authorities to provide permanent and temporary sites for Gypsies, Roma...

      Planning: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to help ensure that large scale planning proposals (a) do not escalate traffic challenges and...

      Property Development: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he will take through the planning system to ensure that all new developments are carbon neutral by 2030.

      Planning: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the opportunities for local people to play an active role in helping to shape local...

      Camping Sites: Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the permitted development rights to establish campsites for up to 56 days usage annually, what...

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report published by AirBnB in June 2021 on...

      Local Government: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to make more resources available for local authorities to (a) hire and (b) support staff...

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to bring forward regulatory reforms to improve standards in social rented housing.

      Private Rented Housing: Security of Tenure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to increase tenancy security for private renters.

      Parking: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the extension of covid-19 restrictions beyond 21 June 2021, what assessment has he made of the...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria he used to choose projects for accelerated funding from the Towns Fund.

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much has been spent from the Towns Fund by each qualifying town as of 15 June 2021.

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish a list of completed projects funded through the Towns Fund as of 15 June 2021.

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the risk to completion of projects of delays in bidding for funding from...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when Heads of Terms will be agreed with towns for all announced Town Deals.

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department is working to the timetable for the Towns Fund as set out on the Towns Fund website hosted by...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment they have made of the potential (a) threats and (b) opportunities of artificial intelligence in...

      Religious Hatred: Hinduism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to renew its strategy on hinduphobia; and which stakeholders the Government plans to...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of hate crime and encourage reporting in addition to the Hate...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Question

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church is taking to (a) prevent and (b) relieve poverty.

    • Question

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment the Church has made of the impact on church attendance of online worship.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Earl Mountbatten of Burma: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer to Question 11456 of 5 June 2021 on the vetting of Lord and Lady Mountbatten's private...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when covid-19 guidance for significant life events other than weddings such as (a) christenings and (b)...

      Ministers: Conduct

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the (a) Prime Minister's and (b) Government's compliance with section 9.1 of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Iron and Steel: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of amending section 51 of the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Act 2018 ahead of the...

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish each of the reports distributed by the UK's trade commissioner for North America to individual members of the US Senate...

      Meat Products: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the tariff reductions the Government agreed on the 15 June 2021 for Australian agricultural exports to the UK will apply to meat...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that the free trade deal with Australia will not result in lower (a) environmental, (b) animal...

      Meat: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the tariff reductions the Government agreed on the 15 June 2021 for Australian agricultural exports to the UK will apply to meat...

      Sheep Meat: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the tariff reductions the Government agreed on 15 June 2021 for Australian agricultural exports to the UK will apply to sheep meat...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department plans to take to ensure that the UK's (a) farming standards are upheld and (b) farmers are not undercut by imports...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of a free trade deal with Australia on small to medium-sized farms in the...

      Department for International Trade: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment they have made of the potential (a) threats and (b) opportunities of artificial intelligence in respect of their...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether clauses or chapters on animal welfare may be inserted into the Australia Trade Agreement.

      Department for International Trade: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department operates a red, amber and green rating system for categorising Freedom of Information requests according to their...

      Department for International Trade: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when and for what reason her Department adopted a policy of categorising Freedom of Information requests according to the workplace of...

      Department for International Trade: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when and for what reason her Department adopted a policy of rating Freedom of Information requests red, amber or green according to the...

      Department for International Trade: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what colour-coded ratings for presentational sensitivity have been given to the Freedom of Information requests (a) FOI2021/01595, (b)...

      Department for International Trade: Artificial Intelligence

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

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the UK-Australian Free Trade Agreement on the economy of (a) Wakefield...

      Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans she has to introduce a certified UK environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards scheme to label goods and services for...

      Free Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the importance of environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards to (a) international and (b) UK free...

      Overseas Trade: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to Answer of 14 June 2021 to Question 13118 on Trade Agreements, whether it is her policy to increase bilateral trade with China.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Loneliness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the extension of covid-19 lockdown restrictions on loneliness.

    • Broadband: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2021 to Question 12253 on Broadband: Voucher Schemes, what length of time his Department...

      Broadband: Ceredigion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many premises in Ceredigion attempted to register for the Broadband Upgrade Fund but were deemed ineligible for that Fund.

      Tourism: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the total net economic effect of overseas tourists visiting (a) Coventry, (b)...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment they have made of the potential (a) threats and (b) opportunities of artificial intelligence in respect of...

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the total value is of Government support made available to (a) the tourism sector and (b) travel agencies sector in (i)...

      Football Index

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the Government's inquiry into the collapse of the Football Index.

      Camelot Group: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2021 to Question 4020 on National Lottery: Computer Software, if he will publish the findings...

      BBC: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has entered into any memoranda of understanding with the Scottish (a) Government and (b) Parliament on...

      Camelot Group: National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Gambling Commission made of the impact on (a) the National Lottery and (b) competition for the next...

      Football Index: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to compensate people who have lost money as a result of the collapse of Football Index.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Gambling Commission on GB licensed operators and suppliers profiting from remote gambling...

      Television Licences: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of offering free TV licences to people who live at home and receive full...

      Digital Technology: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the role of the digital divide in loneliness and social isolation amongst...

  • Cop26

    • Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the President of COP26, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of appointing a loss and damage champion to help identify the potential suffering caused by climate change.

    • UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he will take to involve all the regions of the UK in the COP26 summit.

      UN Climate Conference 2021: Young People

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that young people, such as those involved in the all-party Parliamentary group on Youth Action Against Climate Change,...

      UN Climate Conference 2021: Young People

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) the Youth Action on climate Change All-Party Parliamentary Group and (b) other youth groups can engage digitally with the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2021 to Question 170517 on the reinstatement, after the enactment of forthcoming legislation, of retired magistrates...

    • Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to extend beyond the 28 June the provision enabling custody time limits to be extended to eight months.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Attorney General, whether his Department has referred any Freedom of Information requests received by his Department to the central Cabinet Office Clearing House on Freedom of...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement that DP World will operate 775-metre long freight trains between Southampton and London Gateway, whether they have asked Network Rail...

    • Railways: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Great British Railway white paper (CP423), published on 20 May, what annual savings they expect to make in respect of (1) delay attribution, (2)...

      Train Operating Companies: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Great British Railway white paper (CP423), published on 20 May, how will their plan incentivise train operators to improve their services; and...

      Train Operating Companies: Fares and Timetables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Great British Railway white paper (CP423), published on 20 May, what role they see for private sector open access operators in the new structure...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tunnels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any formal requests to undertake a cost and construction assessment of the alternative proposal to build a short-mined tunnel at...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tunnels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a decision was taken by HS2 Ltd to instruct contractors EKFB not to formally evaluate and assess alternative proposals for a short-mined tunnel at Wendover...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tunnels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether formal discussions were held between HS2 Ltd and EKFB before the decision was taken not to consider the alternative Wendover short-mined tunnel proposal.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tunnels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a decision was made to restrict EKFB’s design scope to the surface scheme solely as it passed Wendover on HS2 Phase One; and if so (1) on what date...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tunnels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they required HS2 Ltd to produce a rigorous assessment of costs in relation to alternative proposals for a short-mined tunnel at Wendover on HS2 Phase One.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tunnels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the costs and construction time of the current consented scheme at Wendover on HS2 Phase One.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • UK Centre for Professional Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Professional Qualifications Bill, what are the objectives and responsibilities of the assistance centre.

    • Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigrants are currently part of the UK labour force; what estimate they have made of the value of the labour of immigrant workers in the UK; and what...

      Domestic Abuse: Leave

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to put in place statutory paid leave for employees who are experiencing domestic abuse.

      Hospitality Industry: Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional steps they are taking to support small businesses in filling job vacancies in the hospitality sector.

      Environment Protection: Job Creation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take in response to the report by the TUC Ranking G7 Green Recovery Plans and jobs, published on 2 June.

      Electricity Interconnectors: Portsmouth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date they expect the Planning Inspectorate’s report into the AQUIND Interconnector to be completed and sent to the Secretary of State for Business,...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to come forward with proposals following their Offshore Transmission Network Review.

      Financial Services: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether voluntary pledges by the UK financial sector will be sufficient to ensure that sector's carbon emissions are...

      Financial Services: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the carbon emissions produced by the UK financial sector.

      Plastics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce (1) the production, and (2) the use, of plastic in the United Kingdom

      OneWeb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 1 June (HL 257), whether OneWeb will be free to make decisions on the launchers it chooses on purely commercial...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pregnancy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to increase the opportunity for pregnant women to have two doses of vaccinations by the time their pregnancy is full term by ensuring that...

    • Asthma: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a record has been kept of the number of people with asthma who have contracted COVID-19; and what assessment they have made of whether there is any...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the antibody response in immunocompromised individuals following two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine; and if these individuals...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the antibody response in immunocompromised individuals following trials of a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many planned discontinuation notices for the supply of medicines they have received as of 1 June 2021; and what steps they are taking to mitigate such notices.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable universities to use their residential accommodation as so-called “quarantine hotels” for international students...

      Organs: Donors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to work with the NHS to change perceptions around organ donation to make it an expected part of care when a potential donor dies.

      HIV Infection: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had regarding the development of the HIV Action Plan with (1) women (2) Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, (3) traveller...

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hospitalised COVID-19 patients also had cardiovascular disease; of these, what is the breakdown by (1) age, (2) sex, and (3) region; and how many of these...

      Coronavirus: Inquiries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to call for a full independent inquiry into the possibility of the COVID-19 virus leaking from a laboratory in Wuhan.

      HIV Infection: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the HIV Action Plan will be published.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to reintroduce shielding for clinically extremely vulnerable individuals who (1) are immunocompromised, or (2) have not been...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that accurate records of vaccination status are maintained where individuals receive a first COVID-19 vaccine in one part of...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the capital thresholds for social care.

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the rationale for the rule that normally only third parties can pay top-up fees for care and not the individuals using the care homes themselves where they...

      Pain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that those seeking support for managing pain are offered a choice of options through the NHS including mindfulness-based therapies, to reduce...

      Cataracts: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost for an NHS community-based cataract operation.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the proposed timescale for the (1) publication of the consultation on mandatory calorie labelling for pre-packaged alcoholic drinks, and (2) implementation...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions are available upon discovering that a hotel is not fulfilling its agreed role in self-isolating travellers arriving back in the UK.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to enable pre-exposure prophylaxis treatment for HIV to be accessed in (1) GP practices, and (2) community pharmacies.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals are medically unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19, either because they are (1) immuno-compromised, (2) undergoing cancer treatment, or...

  • Attorney General

    • Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the rate at which perpetrators of crime are charged in the criminal justice system.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Immigration: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to help the applicants for British National (Overseas) visas in the first three months of 2021 (1) to move to, and (2) to integrate in,...

    • Evictions: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of families at risk of eviction; and what steps they are taking to support them.

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they intend to provide to local councils to comply safely with holding council meetings in public.

      Commonhold Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the Commonhold Council last met; and what is the planned frequency of its meetings in the future.

      Commonhold: Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timescale for changes to commonhold arrangements in order to attract unit holders.

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to reform the law in respect of existing leasehold arrangements.

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of homeless people living in England in each year since 2018.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offenders: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will implement all of the commitments in their Female Offender Strategy (Cm 9642), published on 27 June 2018.

    • Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase minimum sentences for perpetrators of violence against women and girls.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve support in the justice system for the victims of violence against women and girls.

      Young Offender Institutions: Self-harm and Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle (1) violence, and (2) self-harm, on the youth secure estate.

      Prisoners' Release: Curfews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to widen the criteria for, and (2) to increase the use of, the Home Detention Curfew scheme for individuals released from prison.

      Courts and Tribunals: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle the backlog of cases in (1) courts, and (2) tribunals.

      Judicial Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform judicial review.

  • Treasury

    • Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reassure small businesses that financial support will be made available in the case of future COVID-19 restrictions being introduced.

    • Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, given the operation of vulture funds and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on poorer income countries, what consideration they have given to introducing...

      National Economic Development Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information is available on the current (1) use, and (2) whereabouts, of the circular table used by the National Economic Development Council, commonly known...

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise the issue of relief of poorer income countries’ indebtedness to banks and other private creditors (1) at the meeting of G7...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support businesses that have lost revenue from cross-border card payments because of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Overseas Aid: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restart the UK Partnerships for Health Systems Programme once the temporary cut to the Official Development Assistance budget is restored...

    • Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to incorporate objectives on working with human rights defenders into (1) all "open societies", and (2) Human Rights Directorate, plans and...

      Palestinians: Recognition of States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the case for recognising Palestine as a State, (2) the benefits for the peace process of the government of Israel negotiating...

      International Organization for Migration: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the publication by Martin Geiger and Antoine Pécoud The International Organization for Migration, published in 2020, and...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported estimate by MSI Reproductive Choices that thousands of deaths could result from cuts to the UK Overseas Development...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportionality of the government of Israel's recent military actions in Gaza.

      Israel: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 3 June (HL275), what assessment they have made of the formation of a new unity government in...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure human rights defenders working to expose corruption will be supported both (1) within, and (2) outside, the United Kingdom.

      Myanmar: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to the recent attacks on civilians in Chin and Kayah states by the military regime in Myanmar.

      Syria: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessments they have made of the impact of international sanctions on the people of Syria.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to incorporate commitments to improve support and protection for human rights defenders into G7 statements on the promotion of "open societies".

      Israel: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the Overseas Development Assistance budget supports the security of Israel; and what consideration they have given to requiring the...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect Palestinians living in Sheik Jarrah from acts of violence reportedly perpetrated by Israeli forces.

      Palestinians: Recognition of States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 2 June (HL351), what are the necessary criteria to meet their condition that they...

      Infant Foods: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by UNICEF's Executive Director at the meeting marking the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing...

      Infant Foods: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by UNICEF's Executive Director at the meeting marking the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the International Code of Marketing...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the (1) economic, (2) political, and (3) security, situation in Zimbabwe.

      Overseas Aid: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the equalities impact assessment on the reductions in UK aid from 0.7 per cent to 0.5 per cent was completed; and when that assessment will be published.

      Africa: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are giving to the African Union for the development of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

      Azerbaijan: Land Mines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of (1) Russia, and (2) Armenia, to have the location of land mines in Azerbaijan sovereign territory made...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Land Mines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of civilians who have lost their lives since 1 June as a result of unidentified Armenian land mines in the...

      Azerbaijan: Land Mines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to make representations to the government of Armenia in relation to sharing data on landmines with the government of Azerbaijan; and (2)...

      Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to invite Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to the forthcoming G7 summit hosted by the United Kingdom.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the (1) economic, (2) political, and (3) security, situation in Uganda.

      Nigeria: Twitter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have they made of the implications for free speech in Nigeria following the decision of the Nigerian government to ban the use of Twitter in...

      Nigeria: Fulani

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports that Islamist Fulani militia continue to perpetrate massacres and kidnapping in Nigeria, and (2) the designation of...

      Gibraltar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Gibraltar is protected (1) politically, and (2) economically, so that it does not experience any negative consequences as...

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan regarding the release of Armenian prisoners, following recent fighting at the border between...

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan about the clearance of mines from the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

      Gibraltar: Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their position that Gibraltar will remain British for as long as the residents of Gibraltar wish it to be.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the WHO Director-General’s remarks on 9 April that bi-lateral vaccine donations exacerbated global vaccine inequality, how many vaccines they...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise the issue of global vaccine equity at the upcoming G7 meeting in Falmouth.

      Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to raise the issue of access to Eritrea for the UN Special Rapporteur at the UN Human Rights Council; whether this issue has been raised...

      Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend an official invitation to visit the UK to Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, an opposition candidate in the January presidential election...

      Burkina Faso

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the (1) economic, (2) political, and (3) security, situation in Burkina Faso.

      Tigray: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Ethiopia about (1) the alleged genocide in Tigray, and (2) reports that priests and nuns in that region have...

      Nicaragua: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the political situation in Nicaragua; and what representations they have made to the government of Nicaragua following the...

      Cameroon: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of France about the co-ordination of European, USA and UK action against those undermining...

      Nigeria: Twitter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any discussions with the government of Nigeria about that government's decision to ban Twitter; if so, what response they have received;...

      Tigray: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of allegations of (1) incommunicado detention, (2) arbitrary arrest and detention, (3) inhumane prison conditions, (4) indefinite...

      Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UN Human Rights Council report by Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker Situation of human rights in Eritrea, published on 12 May;...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the percentage of the world’s adult population which have received one or more vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus by the end...

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any evidence that Azerbaijani troops have been deployed in the Syunik and Gegharkunk provinces in Armenia.

      Eritrea and Tigray: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure the UN Security Council supports the work of Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 8 June (HL Deb, col 1312), what steps they are taking to prioritise, in addition to need assessment,...

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the name of (1) each individual employer, and (2) each employer which is part of a Kickstart gateway, which has had applications approved through the...

      Armed Forces: Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been identified by the Armed Forces “identifier” on to the Universal Credit system since it was introduced.

      Jobcentres: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been assisted by Armed Forces Champions in (1) 2019, (2) 2020, and (3) 2021.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of honey bee packages imported into the UK from Italy since 2014 have been inspected by bee inspectors for the presence of the small hive beetle.

    • Road Traffic Control: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the Motor Vehicle Stakeholder Working Group last met to discuss Traffic Protection Orders on Green Lanes; and further to the recommendation in the...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in the number of EU citizens refused entry to the UK in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was the weekly benefit payment received by asylum seekers in each of the last 10 years.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the failure to pay benefits to asylum seekers due to contractual changes to the ASPEN card payments system; and what...

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigrants have been detained at Napier Barracks in each of the past six weeks for which figures are available.

      Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that there has been a change in attitude among Border Force officers towards EU citizens arriving in the UK since 1 January.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to extending the EU Settlement Scheme beyond 30 June.

      Peers: Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they intend to make for members of the House of Lords named as having MI5 files in the course of the Undercover Policing Inquiry to see those files.

      Firearms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the threat posed by repurposed previously decommissioned firearms.

      Home Office: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the contents of the Home Office's Diversity and Inclusion webpage on gov.uk to ensure the inclusion of the protected...

      Detainees: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change their practice of detaining and deporting EU citizens visiting family in the UK who do not possess the correct documentation.

      HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what formal role Ministers have in scrutinising the work of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.

      Madeleine McCann

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current spending plan on Operation Grange; what date this current spending plan is due to end; when it will be reviewed and under what criteria; and...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women have travelled to the British mainland to receive abortion care since the establishment of a legal framework for abortion in Northern Ireland...

  • Department for Education

    • Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many international students are currently in higher education in the UK; and whether it remains their ambition to increase the number of international...

    • Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the reduction in numbers of children on the rolls of (1) primary, and (2) secondary, schools in inner London since January 2020; and what...

      Students: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support for (1) academic, and (2) living, costs is available to English postgraduate students studying for a Masters degree at an English university.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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