Written answers

Monday, 28 June 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to introduce a railcard for NHS staff allowing discounted travel on the rail network.

    • Railways: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have died by suicide on the railways in each quarter since 2015.

      Department for Transport: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 15 December 2020, HCWS652, on Unconscious bias training, what steps he has taken to phase out unconscious...

      Bus Services: Transport for London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason Transport for London is required to undertake a review of its bus services in July 2021; and what assessment he has made of the level...

      Travel: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to e-scooter pilot projects, what steps he is taking to ensure that accessible forms of active travel are piloted and available to...

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential (a) timescale for delivery, (b) cost to the public purse and (c) fiscal merits of a railway track...

      Railways: Portishead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on reopening the Portishead railway line.

      London-Brighton Railway Line: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the benefits and savings available to commuters travelling from Brighton to London and back in a day using...

      Electric Vehicles: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will conduct and publish an analysis of the monthly costs of ownership and operation of electric cars compared to petrol and diesel cars, based...

      Blue Badge Scheme: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on tackling theft of blue badges from cars.

      Northwich Station: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will prioritise Northwich Railway Station for the Access For All programme in respect of the rebuild of part of the station following its recent...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons he has not published a response to his Department's consultation on managing pavement parking, which closed in November 2020; and...

      Shipping: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of trends in the level of maritime shipping costs in the last six months.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of making targeted financial support available for travel businesses for as long as covid-19...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the risk to public health caused by people who have been fully vaccinated against covid-19 travelling together in an...

      Transport for London: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has held discussions with Transport for London representatives on flexible season tickets for London Travelcards zones 1-8.

      Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will match the support given to retail and hospitality sectors by extending the Airports and Ground Operators Support Scheme to offer relief...

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Transport Decarbonisation Plan will include targets to halt and reverse the growth of road traffic.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the correspondence form the hon. Member for Glasgow South West of 29 March 2021 and 8 June 2021 on the industrial dispute...

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimates he has made of the potential uptake of flexible season tickets in the first year they are in use (a) between Hove and London Terminals...

      Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Table SFR0303 of the Seafarers in the UK Shipping Industry statistics, published on 24 February 2021, what proportion of (a) UK, (b)...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to support the recovery of the aviation sector.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether officials in his Department are taking steps with international counterparts to introduce an international covid-19 vaccine passport to enable...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the amounts paid out under the Pothole Action Fund by (a) region and (b) nation of the UK in 2020-21.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of HGV driver shortages on (a) the road haulage industry and (b) the timely supply of goods and food; and...

      East Midlands Railway: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of East Midlands Railways' plans to recruit and train drivers ahead of the introduction of the 16 May 2021...

      East Midlands Railway: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what financial penalties East Midlands Railway will be subject to in response to their failure to operate the new timetable introduced with effect...

      East Midlands Railway: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what compensation will be payable to season ticket holders on East Midlands Railway affected by service reductions introduced via the temporary...

      East Midlands Railway: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he or his officials have had with East Midlands Railway on the decision to remove services from the Regional Routes timetable...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Heating: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 21 April 2021 to Question 182074 on the Green Homes Grant Scheme, what policies his...

    • Construction: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the national shortages of building materials reported by the Construction Leadership Council in May...

      Fuel Cells: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to support the development of hydrogen fuel cell gigafactories in the UK.

      Future Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will publish (a) the full criteria applied to applications for the Future Fund: Breakthrough scheme...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the Pathway to Net Zero strategy.

      Construction: Apprentices and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support training and apprenticeships in the construction sector to increase the...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his department plans go publish the Hydrogen Strategy, and whether that strategy will make an assessment of the...

      Life Sciences: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that increased life sciences sector activity and funding does not result...

      Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish his Department’s Life Sciences Strategy.

      Medicines and Diagnostics Manufacturing Transformation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his department will publish (a) the full criteria applied to applications for the Medicines and Diagnostics...

      Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will introduce a car scrappage scheme which incentivises people to replace their higher-polluting...

      Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to commit to a 2035 target for near zero emissions in the steel sector in the Net Zero Strategy.

      Clean Steel Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department is planning to allocate the Clean Steel Fund; and when that allocation will be announced.

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of international progress on trials of hydrogen-based steelmaking; and if he...

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department’s long-term plan is to support the creation of green jobs in the UK steel industry.

      Travel Agents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of changing travel agencies from non-essential...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Overseas Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Irish Republic's Central Statistics Office showing the value of Irish Republic exports to Northern Ireland increasing...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Education: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to educate people on hearing health harm from amplified listening.

    • Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement in March 2021 of £70 million to support the expansion of weight management services, when further...

      Non-surgical Cosmetic Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to limit the supply of dermal fillers to licenced professionals.

      JBS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that JBS, the Brazilian meat processing company, complies with food safety standards in its UK subsidiaries.

      Human Papillomavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to increase public awareness of (a) HPV and (b) the importance of HPV screening.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish a decision in response to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's consultation on...

      HIV Infection: Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on providing young people with information about HIV and reducing...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all pharmacies offer comprehensive factual information and advice on contraception.

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his the Government is taking to increase public awareness of HIV prevention through HIV testing campaigns.

      Human Papillomavirus: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to reduce waiting times for HPV screening and testing in Enfield North constituency.

      Coronavirus: Nasal Sprays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential use of the SaNOtize nasal spray vaccine as a treatment for covid-19.

      Cereal Products: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of removing inconsistencies in the way that the nutrient profiling...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure people returning from red list countries who require more than two hotel quarantine rooms are able to...

      Cereal Products: Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the consumption of breakfast cereals (a) with and (b) without milk; and how that information is...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has conducted analysis of consumer (a) understanding of the nutrient profiling model and (b) awareness of...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that information on different contraception methods is available in a range of languages...

      Cereal Products: Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the health benefits of consuming breakfast cereal with milk as opposed to (a) other...

      Family Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's Family Hubs: Growing up Well project, what role the Office for Health Promotion will play in the (a)...

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether additional funding has been made available for the treatment of gaming addictions among young adults and children in response to...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in Northern Ireland have been diagnosed with heart valve disease in the last three years; and if he will have discussions...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will urgently commission research into the Beta variant of covid-19.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that information on different methods of contraception is accessible to people who do not...

      Visual Impairment: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to commission the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence to develop guidance and quality statements for local...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people returning from red list countries are receiving confirmation of their hotel quarantine booking by one week...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when Public Health England will publish its report into Gambling Related Harms.

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department provides incentives to the owners of private yet publicly accessible land, including shopping centres, to install...

      Contraceptives: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all young people are able to access the full range of contraceptive options in a local...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will undertake research on the demographic data his Department holds to make an assessment of the potential effect of...

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department is doing to ensure that medicines which have the potential to make patients less vulnerable to covid-19 by removing...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the speed of cancer diagnosis during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Gastroenteritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many adults are being treated for gastroenteritis in England.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution of 7 June 2021, Official Report 685, what progress his Department has made towards publishing on...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people in the UK have been delayed from receiving any covid-19 vaccine because they have participated in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the mandatory covid-19 vaccination program for social care workers announced on 16 June 2021, whether he plans to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of (a) using the existing 2020-21 flu vaccination list for all future covid-19 booster vaccines and (b) the...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress he has made on establishing diagnostic hubs (a) nationally and (b) in York.

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of people who have deleted the NHS Covid-19 App in each month from October 2020 to June 2021...

      Air Pollution: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2021 to Question 12283 on Air Pollution: Coronavirus, whether his Department has plans to make an...

      Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to increase funding for motor neurone disease research and treatment over the next five years.

      Retinitis Pigmentosa: Genetic Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has undertaken any research on the potential effectiveness of gene therapy in treating pigmentosa.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that Government-approved private providers of covid-19 tests have (a) a published complaints procedure,...

      Eating Disorders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of funding for specialist support for services to support children with...

      Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of neonatal services are providing (a) unrestricted 24 hour access for both parents, (b) 24 hour access for both parents...

      Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme to include the travel costs of...

      Baby Care Units: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to use maternity situation report data to support NHS trusts to facilitate full parental access to...

      Maternity Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of new mothers in Birmingham was offered the continuity of care midwifery model in (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21.

  • Wales Office

    • Environment Protection: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the COP29 President on promoting a green recovery from the covid-19 outbreak in (a) Newport West constituency and (b) Wales.

    • Regional Planning and Development: Science and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has with Cabinet colleagues on prioritising science and research as part of the application of the levelling up agenda in the regions...

      Immigration: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the uptake of the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Immigration: Wales

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

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has received specific covid-19 scientific advice on the decision to restrict (a) indoor school proms and (b) school open days.

    • Education: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans are in place to ensure that children can access a full academic year of school from September 2021 without the need for isolation periods...

      Children: Hearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to promote good hearing health in schools.

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2021 to Question 2967, how many students have faced difficulty meeting accommodation costs during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Prevent strategy, how often his Department holds discussions with education providers to seek their feedback on the strategy;...

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the level of awareness in schools of the National Tutoring Programme.

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the More Than A Score report, Drop the SATs for Good, published in 2021, whether he plans to implement any of the recommendations of...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy to introduce an alternative Takaful-based funding structure to interest based student loans.

      Postgraduate Education: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the percentage of Black undergraduate students who progress on to postgraduate studies.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason his Department decided that functional skills qualifications should resume based on examination wherever possible while in line with...

      Day Care: Mergers and Takeovers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) mergers and (b) acquisitions have there been in the early years sector in each month since March 2020; and how many childcare providers...

      Individual Learning Accounts: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what final estimate his Department made of the amount of money lost to fraud during the Independent Learning Account scheme.

      Vocational Education: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will guarantee that sufficient resources will be allocated to each Local Skills Improvement Plan trailblazer pilot.

      Vocational Education: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many applications for the Local Skills Improvement Plan Trailblazer pilot his Department received by the deadline of 25 May 2021; how many of...

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his oral contribution of 21 June 2021, Official Report 587, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children that...

      STEM Subjects: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the educational attainment of Black pupils compared to pupils of other ethnic origins in STEM subjects in...

      Education: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Prevent strategy in ensuring equal treatment in education for children from all backgrounds.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps is his Department taking to ensure implementation of statutory relationships and sex education guidance in schools includes factual-based...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make a statement on the ways in which early years provision will feature as part of the covid-19 catch-up recovery strategy; and how...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to issue new advice and guidance to secondary schools on managing covid-19 infection rates in response to rising cases.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the number of pupils who were off school and self-isolating as a result of covid-19, on each day of the last two months.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing temporary legal recognition to humanist marriage ceremonies in the same way that...

    • Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to legally recognise humanist marriages in England.

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether an assessment has been made of the effect of the number of prison visits received by a prisoner on offending rates after release.

      Criminal Records: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department takes to support people with minor offenses on their record received when they were a minor; and whether his Department has...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2021 to Question 10405, whether the Government has taken steps to verify the...

    • Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has a copy of the report on the Palestinian curriculum by the Georg Eckert Institute.

      Western Sahara: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether Morocco’s annexation or Western Sahara a breach of...

      Qatar: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the establishment of a new joint Royal Air Force and Qatari air force squadron, what assessment...

      Bahrain: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the risk posed by covid-19 to prisoners in Bahrain, if he will make urgent representations to...

      Politicians: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to make an assessment for the implications for his policies of the debate which took place at the...

      LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to make public statements condemning attacks by public authorities wherever they...

      Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the UN Secretary-General on the omission of the Saudi and Emirati-led Coalition...

      Saudi Arabia: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the execution of child defendant Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish by the Government of the Kingdom of...

      Jerusalem: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of implications for his policies of the recent Israeli right-wing march through...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the (a) number of incidents of attacks on Palestinian healthcare...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of implications for his policies of the UN Secretary-General’s annual report on...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports of Israeli security forces attacking...

      Myanmar: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the allocated aid budget for Myanmar is for 2021-22.

      Myanmar: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the humanitarian needs of people living in Myanmar are addressed,...

      Rohingya: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure that international non-governmental organisations working across all 34...

      Developing Countries: Remittances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the UK is on target to reach UN Sustainable Development Goal 10C of reducing the transaction costs of...

      India: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the protection of religious minorities in that country.

      Sri Lanka: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps he has taken with international partners to improve the supply of clean water for (a) human...

      Developing Countries: Remittances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Blueprint for Action report entitled Remittances in crisis: Response Recovery Resilience,...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to tackle global corruption.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 16918 on Overseas Aid, how many round four projects were...

      Developing Countries: Remittances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of taking steps to reduce international...

      Nigeria: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on what date he last met with his Nigerian counterpart to discuss reports of human rights abuses in that country.

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of progress in delivering the Sustainable Development Goal on the supply of clean...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessments his Department has made of the developing situation in Sudan; and what support the Government is...

      Developing Countries: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that reductions in the foreign aid budget do not prevent the...

      Bulgaria: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the elections in Bulgaria of April...

      Hungary: Council of Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the aims of the Hungarian Government as the new chair of the Committee of Ministers...

      Albania: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the elections in Albania of April...

      Myanmar: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he is making to his international counterparts on securing a comprehensive arms embargo...

      Hong Kong: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has plans to extend Magnitsky-style sanctions to Chief Executive Carrie Lam for alleged suppression of...

      British Council: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has of the potential effect of closing British Council overseas offices on the (a) UK’s...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to accelerate the rollout of the 100 million covid-19 vaccine doses the UK has committed...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of covid-19 vaccination coverage in (a) low income and (b) lower middle...

      Gender Equality Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 16916 on Gender Equality Advisory Council, which of the...

      Tropical Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 16917 on Tropical Diseases: Drugs, what steps he has taken to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2021 to Question 15349 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what estimate he has made of...

      Overseas Aid: Children and Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much ODA his Department allocated to ending the preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and children; and what...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Qatar: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department made of Qatar's role in financing (a) al-Nusrah Front in Syria, (b) the Taliban in Afghanistan and (c) other groups that...

    • Afghanistan: Home Country Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, what steps the Government is taking to assist Afghans who have themselves, or their...

      Merchant Shipping: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the potential future cost to the public purse in the (a) short term and (b) long term in relation to the Royal Fleet...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support the Government is providing to Afghan interpreters who have fled that country and are now processed in third-country asylum systems, in...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether it is the Government's policy to work to a target date of September 2021, in alignment with the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy, to...

      Ministry of Defence: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 15 December 2020, HCWS652, on Unconscious bias training, what steps he has taken to phase out unconscious...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of armed forces enlistment before the age of 18 on the mental health of those service personnel.

      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, how many soldiers in Mali tested positive for covid-19...

      Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he is having with international partners on joint capability programmes.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Industrial Injuries: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to make occupational hearing loss reportable under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences...

    • Industrial Injuries: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to record the effect of occupational hearing loss nationally.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many internal process reviews have been (a) started and (b) completed on cases of death or serious harm since July 2019.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2021 to Question 16930, Social Security Benefits: Appeals, if her Department will publish the conclusions of...

      Question

      What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential merits of introducing social prescribing welfare support for people in receipt of...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to provide support for families who are struggling with the cost of childcare.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims for which the local housing allowance did not cover rent were subject to deductions for (a) universal credit...

      Personal Income

      What recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of introducing a universal basic income.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on support for vulnerable children.

      Carers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the level at which carers allowance is paid; and what plans she has to increase the...

      Liverpool Victoria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many letters she has received on the proposed demutualisation of Liverpool Victoria; and if he will make a statement.

      State Retirement Pensions: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has plans undertake a review of the state pension age in accordance with the provisions of section 27 of the Pensions Act 2014.

      Post Office Card Account: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has she made of the number of people in (a) Arfon (b) Wales who will no longer receive payments through Post Office Card Accounts.

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will bring forward measures to remove the six-month rule, which forces terminally ill people to prove how long they have left to live...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that citizens from EU member states living in the UK and in receipt of in-work social security...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her plans for a Health and Disability Green Paper, what steps her Department has taken to engage disabled people in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans her Department has to support the competitiveness of British farming in the context of the proposed future...

    • Badgers and Cattle: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to scale up cattle and badger vaccinations to help eradicate bovine TB.

      Badgers: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the scientific data for continuing the badger cull.

      Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty: Surrey Hills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans Natural England have to extend the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; what the Government policy is...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the merits of a standalone Clean Air Act.

      Sewage: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to end sewage discharges into bathing waters by 2030.

      Birds of Prey: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to control the red kite population in urbanised areas.

      Batteries: Lithium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation on second-hand lithium battery sales in reducing fires and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Tunnels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it the policy of the Government to instruct the Environment Agency to install a comprehensive inspection...

      Fisheries: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what (a) fishing quota, (b) tonnage and (c) species will be allocated to Wales.

      Merchant Shipping Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of restoring the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act 1988.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the UK fishing quota that is held by EU registered vessels.

      Fishing Vessels: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many inspections of EU vessels fishing in UK waters have been made in the last 12 months.

      Fisheries: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fishery protection vessels are on patrol in UK waters at any time.

      Fishing Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the UK fishing fleet by (a) managing the sustainability of fishing stocks, (b) allocating...

      Fisheries: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent EU over fishing of UK waters.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what regular discussions his Department has with representatives of (a) local communities, (b) minority groups and (c)...

    • Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the ability of individual private landlords to sustain tenant rent arrears...

      Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the publication of the Household Resilience Study, Wave 2, what assessment he has made of the...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 16125 on the Towns Fund, if his Department will publish the Heads...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department plans to undertake to measure the effect of the projects chosen by his Department to...

      Recreation Spaces: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to increase access to green spaces for people who live in built-up areas.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to reduce the planning burdens of installing electric car charging points in listed homes.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the national shortage of building supplies reported by the Construction Leadership Council in May...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the minimum housing density is which local planning authorities can impose as a condition of granting planning...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Access to Information Central Clearing House

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the annual running costs are of the central Cabinet Office Clearing House for Freedom of Information...

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to respond to changes in the cyber security challenge over the 2019 Parliament.

      Civil Service: Re-employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2021 to Question 15260 on Civil Service Agencies: Standards, whether his...

      Coronavirus: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress he has made on the commencement of the public inquiry into covid-19.

  • Treasury

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his oral contribution of 22 June 2021, Official Report, column 751, if he will place in the Library the evidential basis for his...

    • Red Diesel: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to support Internal Drainage Boards negatively affected as a result of the removal the the withdrawal of the red diesel fuel duty rebate...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria his Department plans to use for the allocation of the £22 billion of funding for research and development announced in the Queen's...

      Net Zero Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2021 to Question 3084 on Net Zero Review, when he plans to publish the final report of his Department’s Net Zero Review.

      House Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of increased insurance premiums on home owners as a result of damage to their property resulting from...

      Social Security Benefits: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has taken steps to establish exemption rules with the EU for cross-border workers during the covid-19 pandemic from Article SSC.12...

      Leisure: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether visitor attractions which include gym elements, such as adventure climbing centres, are eligible for the temporary reduced rate of VAT of 5% on...

      Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of limited company directors who have been unable to access the Government's covid-19 financial support schemes;...

      Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Infrastructure and Projects Authority plans to publish an updated version of the National Infrastructure Delivery Plan, last published in March 2016.

      Infrastructure: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for publication of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority's next iteration of the National Infrastructure and Construction...

      Banks: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with relevant stakeholders on the closure of high street bank branches and the potential effect of those closures...

      Debt Respite Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include advance payments under universal credit in the Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space).

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the (a) forecast expenditure and (b) actual expenditure for the tax-free childcare scheme in the financial year 2020-21.

      Business Banking Resolution Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to expand the eligibility criteria for the Business Banking Resolution Service.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish all (a) economic and (b) other assessments of the effect of not allowing large events during the covid-19...

    • Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many site owners who lease their land to telecommunications companies for infrastructure have had their rents reduced by...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the adequacy of supply of covid-19...

      Choirs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether amateur choirs are permitted to rehearse in groups of more than six under the Performing Arts Guidance at Roadmap Step...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the financial situation of companies in the live...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the results of the Events Research Programme.

      Ofcom: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason he is restarting the process for appointing a new Ofcom Chair; and how long that process will take.

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of adding trigger warnings to gambling advertising during sport...

      BBC: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 June 2021 to Question 17696 on BBC: Disclosure of Information and with reference to the BBC...

      Data Protection: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the recommendation contained in the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform...

      Football: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason women's football was classified as a non-elite sport during the recent covid-19 lockdowns; and if he will...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the extension of covid-19 restrictions beyond 21 June 2021...

      Public Libraries: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support public libraries in the context of increasing use of online reading.

      Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 2017 changes to the Electronic Communications Code in increasing...

  • Prime Minister

    • Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Prime Minister, with reference to his in-person meeting with the Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa on 17 June 2021, whether he had discussions on human rights in...

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible (1) advantages, and (2) disadvantages, of introducing a licensing system for cyclists.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Part-time Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Timewise The Impact of Covid-19 on Part-Time Employees, published in June; and what steps they are taking...

    • Paternity Leave and Carers Leave

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when their response to the consultations on (1) shared parental leave, and (2) carers’ leave, will be published.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Coronavirus: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with ministerial colleagues in the Northern Ireland Executive on the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination...

    • Northern Ireland: Devolution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate for language and cultural matters in Northern Ireland which are currently devolved to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

      Coronavirus: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with ministerial colleagues in the Northern Ireland Executive on the extent of COVID-19 testing in Northern Ireland.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage care homes to grant more Essential Caregiver status requests.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of NHS staff who have refused a COVID-19 vaccination, and (2) the impact such refusal has made to the spread of...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people entering the UK can be accommodated in official quarantine hotels under current arrangements; what plans they have to increase capacity levels in...

  • Department for Education

    • Curriculum: Social Media

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include social media awareness and training in the national curriculum.

    • Higher Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the higher technical education provider growth fund is accessible to all (1) colleges, and (2) universities.

      Educational Institutions: Sexual Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools and Colleges by Ofsted, published on 10 June, what steps they are taking to discourage sexual harassment of young...

      Extracurricular Activities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions will apply to camps for schoolchildren this summer under COVID-19 regulations.

      Small Businesses: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide subsidised skills training courses for small businesses.

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect career hubs to be established in every part of England; and what plans they have to support such expansion.

      Training: Accountability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to launch a consultation on introducing new accountability structures underpinning the delivery of local skills improvement plans,...

      Education: Chromosome Abnormalities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure children with (1) DiGeorge syndrome, and (2) other genetic conditions, receive specialist support to address and prevent any loss of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure women released from prison will not be released to homelessness.

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Indeterminate Sentence for Public Protection for prisoners imprisoned prior to 2012.

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure no woman is released from prison to homelessness.

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the duty to refer under the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, with respect to vulnerable women leaving prison.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Turkey: Bilateral Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much bilateral official development assistance they expect to provide to Turkey in 2021/22.

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by Defense for Children International–Palestine on 11 June that Israeli (1) forces, and (2) settlers,...

      Hong Kong: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens are (1) facing charges, or (2) are imprisoned under (a) the National Security Law in Hong Kong, (b) Hong Kong's Public Order Ordinance,...

      Sri Lanka: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to deliver 600,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to the government of Sri Lanka, to enable the availability of second doses amongst the...

      India: Community Relations and Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether elections have inflamed tensions and violence between religious and ethnic groups in India; and what steps they are...

      India: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on intercommunal violence in India.

      India: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of widespread post-election violence purportedly targeting Hindu communities in West Bengal, India; and what...

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether any of the weapons used by the government of Israel in its recent military activities in Gaza contain components...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reports that demolition orders have been have been issued to residents of the al-Bustan area in Silwan, East...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel to ensure that freedom of the press is protected in (1) East Jerusalem, (2) Gaza, and...

      UK Relations with EU: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Her Majesty's British ambassador to France has discussed the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland with the foreign minister of France.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will (1) list each nation to which they have delivered AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines as part of the World Health Organisation COVAX programme, and (2)...

      Israeli Settlements: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks posed to Palestinians in the Occupied Territories from armed Israeli settlers.

      Hebron: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to protect Palestinian homes in the neighbourhood adjacent to the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron from being demolished.

      Moldova: Bilateral Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much bilateral official development assistance they expect to provide to Moldova in 2021/22.

      Overseas Aid: Drugs and Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 10 June (HL596), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what assessment they...

      Albania: Bilateral Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much bilateral official development assistance they expect to provide to Albania in 2021/22.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many military personnel are on placements in (1) international non-governmental organisations, (2) civilian organisations, and (3) academic institutions.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Trees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the numbers of recorded ancient and veteran trees in England are increasing or declining.

    • Trees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they differentiate between ancient and veteran trees; and if so, what is their definition of each type.

      Trees: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact, if any, that ancient and veteran trees may have on particular ecosystems.

      Trees: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need, if any, to improve the protection of ancient and veteran trees in England.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Court of Appeal's judgment of 26 May against the Secretary of State on the immigration exemption clause in the Data...

    • British Nationality: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Court of Appeal judgment in PRCBC & O v Secretary of State for the Home Department on 18 February, whether they will complete the...

      Educational Visits: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schoolchildren from the EU who visited UK schools in the last year used identity cards to enter the UK.

      Public Sector: Corruption

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of people who (1) pay a bribe, or (2) use a personal connection, in order to access public services in the UK; and...

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the UK Resettlement Scheme since March; how many people have been resettled to the UK since March; from...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the fire at the Blue apartment block in Leeds on 8 June, what plans they have, if any, to organise an emergency roundtable meeting with (1)...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of leaseholders unable to sell their leases because of (1) cladding issues not addressed by the financial scheme...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the updated guidance on external wall fire review processes (the EWS1 form) will have on the ability of...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give residents, tenants and leaseholders the right to access their building's fire risk assessment.

      UK Community Renewal Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the percentage allocation of funds under the Community Renewal Fund to each country in the United Kingdom.

      UK Community Renewal Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Northern Ireland Executive regarding allocations under the Community Renewal Fund.

      Derelict Land

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to encourage housing development on brownfield sites.

      Oxford-Cambridge Arc

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 1 June (HL255), whether they will provide a list of all meetings of the Oxford–Cambridge Arc...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Honours: South Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many awards above OBE level were made to people who were (1) living in, and (2) working or providing service to, the South Yorkshire area at the time of...

    • Public First: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recent court judgment which found that they had acted unlawfully when awarding a contract to Public First, what steps they will now take to ensure...

      Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many honours, broken down by each award level, were received in each region or nation in the UK; and what percentage of the population of each such region or...

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy for the use of self-destructing messages in communications with Government departments where no record of these messages is retained.

  • Treasury

    • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent consideration they have given to ensuring that there is (1) compensation, and (2) support, available to those affected by the collapse of Equitable Life.

    • Self-employed: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional steps they are taking to provide financial support to industries with large proportions of freelancer workers.

      Inflation: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the UK economy of the current level of inflation in the USA.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the methodology used to calculate the money owed to Equitable Life policyholders as part of the compensation scheme established...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what categories of persons are exempt from the normal application of death duties and under what circumstances; and which legislation enables any such exemptions.

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent report by Simply Business The impact of Covid-19 on UK small business, published on 9 June; and what assessment...

      SME Brexit Support Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Brexit Support Fund is easily accessible to small businesses; and what steps they are taking to increase...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Reclaim Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 15 June (HL711), whether they will Place in the Library of the House a copy of the high level policy...

    • Creative Industries Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 7 June (HL511), whether they will state on which dates the Creative Industries Council has held quarterly...

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