Written answers

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average processing time was for the renewal of driving licences where there is a medical consideration in June (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

    • Railways: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2021 to Question 4680, what progress has been made on installing platform edge tactile strips on every platform in...

      Department for Transport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2021 to Question 11630 on Railways, on what dates those meetings were held.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to monitor the (a) effectiveness of and (b) adherence to the Passenger Covid 19 Charter.

      Transport for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to establish a financial settlement with Transport for London (TfL) that is longer than the current TfL funding agreement.

      Bus Services: Transport for London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will consider rescheduling the joint review with Transport for London into the demand for buses scheduled in July 2021 to a later date when...

      Transport for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide Transport for London with a six-year capital funding settlement that would enable that organisation to deliver long-term transport...

      Travel: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will encourage local authorities running pilots for escooters to also commission pilots on accessible modes of active travel.

      Electric Vehicles: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Ambulance services on the use of electric bikes and scooters in the course of their duties.

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to make further financial support available to taxi businesses and drivers in response to the delayed relaxation of the covid-19...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to monitor the effect of the recent industrial dispute at the DVLA in Swansea on (a) employees of that organisation and (b)...

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many ratings were trained on tonnage tax qualifying vessels in (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of introducing a zero emissions vehicles mandate.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to decarbonise transport.

      Parking: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has published guidance to local authorities on the issuing of a conditional offer of fixed penalty where covid-19 restrictions have...

      Great British Railways: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the set-up costs of Great British Railways.

      Northwich Station: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the most recent full structural survey undertaken on Northwich Station by Network Rail or another organisation on Network Rail's behalf.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the annual cost to the Government was to operate the outgoing railways franchise model in each of the last five years.

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2021 to Question 1178, if he will increase the rate to 100 per cent of journeys.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in the Canadian Government on resuming leisure travel with that country during the covid-19...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterparts on resuming trans-Atlantic leisure travel during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to decarbonise aviation.

      Transport for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will launch a public consultation on the conditions set out in future funding settlements with Transport for London, including on the...

      Transport: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he plans to allow London to retain its share of Vehicle Excise Duty to pay for transport services in the capital.

      Bus Services: Transport for London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the joint review with Transport for London of demand for buses scheduled in July 2021.

      Transport for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with relevant stakeholders on steps TfL plans to take to raise an additional £500 million every year, in response...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to publish the data used to inform the covid-19 traffic light system to help the travel industry to plan for reopening.

      Motorways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of (a) the safety of the distance between refuges on smart motorways (b) the potential need to review those distances as a...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage (a) the use of face coverings and (b) other covid-19 safety measures on public transport.

      Invalid Vehicles: Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of allowing Class 3 mobility scooters to be used in cycle lanes.

      Highway Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's planned timetable is for the commencement of consultations on amending the Highway Code to take account of (a) improvements in...

      Transport for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the Extraordinary Funding and Financing Agreement for Transport for London contains a number of conditions while the operational...

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 13 May 2021 to Question 1178, Railways: Infrastructure, what estimate he has made to the public purse of introducing...

      Travel: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to support the travel industry.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his timescale is for the publication of the Integrated Rail Plan.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to support the steel industry in Wales.

    • Nuclear Powered Vessels: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that momentum is maintained behind the future build of the UK’s...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that businesses which carry out work through the Green Homes Grant scheme...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of HS2 on the construction materials shortage for (a) other major...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his strategy is for delivering onshore employment from offshore wind development; and what effect that strategy...

      Heating: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of relaxing the First Time Central Heating requirement of the...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure future investment in the UK’s nuclear sector after completion of Hinkley...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station: Employment and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of continuity within the nuclear supply chain...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) monetary and (b) employment benefits from the UK’s nuclear...

      Nuclear Power: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the expertise of the UK nuclear supply chain is protected when the existing...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to accelerate research into motor neurone disease.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people experiencing a first episode of psychosis commenced a National Institute for Health and Care Excellence...

    • Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to increase (a) resources and (b) funding streams for suicide prevention services.

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of women who have been diagnosed with endometriosis in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which third parties his Department worked with to develop the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme.

      Primary Health Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to allocate additional funding to primary care services; whether he has plans to allocate funding for...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to raise public awareness of obesity-linked illnesses.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the findings of the Action Radiotherapy’s flash survey from May 2021, what plans his Department has to tackle the...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department is having with GPs on (a) demand for services, (b) average waiting times and (c) the availability of...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 April 2021 to Question 3942 on Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review, what Government...

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding the Government has allocated to eating disorder services for children and young people in each of the last five years.

      Mesothelioma: Immunotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of trialling CAR T Cell Therapy for the treatment of Mesothelioma.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his department has made of a possible rise in childhood obesity due to inactivity during lockdown and what steps he is...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps should people take who have moved to the UK, and who have received one dose of a non-UK approved covid-19 vaccine, to complete...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what reciprocal arrangements with the Welsh Government exist for the vaccination against covid-19 of Welsh residents temporarily living...

      Maternity Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will implement a plan to improve maternal outcomes for Black women.

      Anorexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support people with anorexia.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what checks his Department carried out to ensure that surgeons awarded NHS contracts for the removal of failed vaginal mesh implants had...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people referred to Access to Psychological Therapies services started treatment within (a) six weeks of referral and...

      Miscarriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the care for women who experience a miscarriage.

      Maternity Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is going to implement the recommendations of the Joint Committee on Human Rights Eleventh Report of Session 2019–21,...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that patients have more access to their healthcare data.

      Miscarriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of the support and advice offered to women who experience miscarriages in (a)...

  • Wales Office

    • Coronavirus: Wales

      What recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on financial support for people in Wales affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Businesses: Coronavirus

      What steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to help businesses in Wales recover from the effects of the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Education

    • Educational Institutions: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the finding of Ofsted's report on sexual abuse in schools and colleges published 10 June 2021, that LGBT+ children and young people...

    • Overseas Students: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to university tuition fees for prospective students starting courses in the academic year 2021-22 who have been granted settled status...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when applications will open for students to apply for postgraduate student loans for the academic year 2021-22.

      Department for Education: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2021 to Question 179576 on Department for Education: Data Protection, on what date he plans to publish an update on...

      Training: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will work with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to reform universal credit rules to ensure that no claimant is prevented from...

      Agriculture: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of including agriculture in the national curriculum.

      Apprentices: Arts and Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing further support to fund apprenticeship placements in the arts and design...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to increase long-term funding to meet the needs of the further education sector.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's announcement that the pupil premium will be calculated based on eligible pupils recorded by schools in October...

      British Students Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department is issuing to universities on continuing study abroad programmes for students for the academic year 2021-22.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of waiting times for receiving assessments for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities support.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Breastfeeding: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to protect breastfeeding mothers from being photographed in public.

    • Family Courts: Domestic Abuse and Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that victims of (a) domestic abuse and (b) child sexual exploitation are supported by the family court system.

      Probation: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will visit York and accompany the Member for York Central on a visit to a probation hostel in York.

      Full Sutton Prison: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to meet any of the people objecting to the new prison complex at Full Sutton to listen to their concerns.

      Prisons: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times he has visited a prison since being appointed on 24 July 2019.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to increase the provision of places in secure children’s homes.

      Youth Custody: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report of a monitoring visit to Oakhill secure training centre, published by Ofsted and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of...

      Youth Custody: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report of a monitoring visit to Oakhill secure training centre, published by Ofsted and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of...

      Youth Custody: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report of a monitoring visit to Oakhill secure training centre, published by Ofsted and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of...

      Oakhill Secure Training Centre: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report of a monitoring visit to Oakhill secure training centre, published by Ofsted and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of...

      Oakhill Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report of a monitoring visit to Oakhill secure training centre, published by Ofsted and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of...

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the announcement of 20 June 2021 that secondary legislation will be brought forward to permit outdoor civil wedding and partnership...

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of granting legal recognition to humanist marriages on the same time-limited basis as proposed...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gulf Strategy Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the spending of the Gulf Strategy Fund was for financial year 2020-21, broken down by state.

    • Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions officials in his Department have had with their Israeli counterparts on the effect of recent...

      India: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the potential effect of agricultural reforms...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department responds to the letter to the Minister for South Asia and the...

      Uganda: Freedom of Expression and Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Uganda on alleged attacks on (a) freedom of speech and (b)...

      Zimbabwe: Freedom of Expression and Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Zimbabwe on alleged attacks on (a) freedom of speech and (b)...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) humanitarian access, (b) food insecurity and (c) allegations of serious...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the G7 pledge of 13 June 2021 on covid-19 vaccines for COVAX and low and middle income...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the G7 pledge of 13 June 2021 on covid-19 vaccines for COVAX and low and middle income...

      Channel Islands: World War II

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions officials in his Department have had with their German counterparts on the declassification of...

      Females: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he will take to (a) monitor and (b) account for the commitments made in the Declaration on Girls'...

      Children and Mothers: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking through its presidency of the G7 to progress the policy of ending the...

      Bilateral Aid: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much the Government disbursed in bilateral funding to tackle HIV and AIDS in the financial year 2020-21.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government has to consult community and civil society organisations ahead of the development of its...

      Females: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to eliminate systemic and gendered barriers that prevent girls from accessing and...

      South Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to encourage (a) Pfizer and (b) Moderna to share their mRNA technology with...

      HIV Infection: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of a reduction in funding for the HIV response on...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason the UK is not a signatory to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons which came into...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Nuclear Weapons: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when are the planned dates for (a) initial and (b) main gate approval of the project to build a new replacement nuclear warhead.

    • Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Written Statement of 25 February 2020, HCWS125 on Nuclear Deterrent, when final approval was given to build a new replacement...

      Nuclear Weapons: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of building a new replacement warhead.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sector-based Work Academy Programme starters there were in financial year 2020-21 in each region and nation; and how many of those...

    • Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Government’s new employment programmes including Kickstart and Restart meet the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury's oral contribution of 22 June 2021, Official Report, column 745, what recent...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beekeeping: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage bee keeping in large towns and cities.

    • Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will use the introduction of a UK Deposit Return Scheme to create a world-leading system that (a) covers all materials...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for this policies on air pollution of the Prevention of Future Deaths report...

      Nappies: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of Schedule 6: Resource efficiency information of the Environment Bill...

      Peat: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department's Peat Action Plan to ban the sale of peat in England will include a ban on the import of peat.

      Ella Kissi-Debrah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Coroner's Report into the death of Ella Kissi-Debrah.

      Supermarkets: Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of abolishing the plastic bag charge for supermarket deliveries in the...

      Drugs: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that medicines containing bile from Asian black bears is not illegally sold in...

      Fishing Vessels: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government has direct access to real-time data from the EU fishing vessel monitoring data systems for EU fishing...

      Food: Sugar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Public Health England on progress on the sugar reduction programme and the voluntary...

      Fishing Vessels: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to EU fishing vessels licensed to fish in UK waters, how many kilograms of each non-quota stock have been...

      Fishing Vessels: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to EU fishing vessels licensed by the Government to fish in UK waters, how many have been inspected (a)...

      Farmers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to pay farmers to retire; and what discussions he has had with the National Farmers Union on those plans.

      JBS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the food safety practices of the Brazilian meat processing company JBS.

  • Home Office

    • Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fixed penalty notices have been issued for breaches of covid-19 hotel quarantine restrictions to date.

    • Unsolicited Goods and Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle unsolicited goods scams.

      Visas: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department’s review into the Innovator Route is planned to conclude; and if she will publish its conclusions.

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce a fee waiver scheme for children born in the UK who are applying to register their British citizenship in...

      Visas: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of allowing the use of remaining days on EEA Family Permits after the permit...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Freehold: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make available a standardised freehold valuation calculator on the gov.uk website.

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2021, to Question 19598, on Freedom of Information, if he could confirm how many...

      Tenancy Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what incentives are in place to encourage landlords to adopt the Government's new model tenancy agreement.

      Community Ownership Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when guidance for applications to the Community Ownership Funding Stream will be published; and if he will make a...

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for each local authority in England, how much is spent on Community and Voluntary Sector Organisations (a) as a...

      Parking: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to extend the health, care and volunteer workers parking pass in response to the postponement of the...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Legatum Institute's UK Prosperity Index 2021 area rankings will inform the design of the UK Shared...

      Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the Legatum Institute's UK Prosperity...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to engage and consult representatives of local authorities in Wales on the design of the...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential opportunities afforded by HS2 for (a) the economy...

      Property Development: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to expand the economic area for York Central.

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the deadline of 30 September 2021 for the start of remedial works to be paid for under the Building...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of (a) the costs required for necessary fire remediation works in residential leaseholders'...

      Holiday Lets and Second Homes: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will introduce local occupancy restrictions for York to prevent second homes and holiday lettings.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Ministers: Conduct

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Ministerial Code, what his Department's guidance is on personal relationships between...

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the chair of the Infected Blood compensation framework has been given budget boundaries for that framework.

  • Treasury

    • Customs: Kent

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the planned capacity of the White Cliffs inland border facility is in Dover; and when that facility will become operational.

    • Migrant Workers: Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what processes are in place to protect the data protection rights of migrants in the event that their personal tax data is used to determine (a) successful...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Redundancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential number of jobs that will be lost in the event that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is ended before all...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been for fraudulent use of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total revenue raised for his Department was by The Crown Estate’s auction of Bidding Area 4 in Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4.

      Council of Europe: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on introducing measures to help the recovery from the covid-19 outbreak of the Council of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letter of 1 March 2021 from 19 parliamentarians on five priorities for a green and fair economic recovery.

      Heating: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department is taking steps to reduce the capital expenditure of heat pump delivery to ensure that the cost of retrofit measures, relative to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of strengthening measures against gambling operators holding licenses in...

    • Microprocessors: Silicon and Lithium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2021 to Question 2294 on Telecommunications: Lithium and Silicon, what assessment he has made...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motorcycles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions exist, if any, on the volume levels of motorcycle exhausts when travelling (1) on dual carriageways, and (2) on roads with a lower speed restriction.

    • Electric Scooters: Accidents and Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they (1) hold, and (2) are collecting, on the number of (a) accidents, and (b) injuries, resulting from the use of e-scooters in (i) designated trial...

      Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the legislation required to implement the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail will repeal the (1) Railways Act 1993, (2) Railways Act 2005, and (3) Railways...

      Great British Railways: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff from (1) the Department for Transport, (2) Network Rail, (3) the Rail Delivery Group, and (4) the Office of Rail and Road, are expected to transfer...

      Great British Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which city the headquarters of Great British Railways will be located.

      Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Department of Transport Great British Railways: The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, published on 20 May, in respect of the UK’s...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity Interconnectors: Portsmouth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Aquind Interconnector proposal will be considered by the national security regime which was established by the National Security and Investment...

    • Nuclear Power Stations: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the similarities in design between the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong, China, and the plant being built at Hinkley...

      Nuclear Power Stations: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to instruct the Office of Nuclear Regulation to investigate the recent problems at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong,...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Mothers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Government Legal Department, in any of its official (1) paperwork, (2) guidance, (3) instructions, (4) manuals, or (5) other documents, (a) has...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which documents set out the triage policy in relation to a pandemic for (1) hospitals, and (2) care homes, as of January 2020.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Private Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) rent prices, and (2) availability of housing, in the private rented sector in England and Wales.

    • Landlord and Tenant: Private Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a landlord–tenant conciliation service to deal with private rental issues; and if so, when.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent vulnerable women from returning to prison after they have been released from custody.

    • Prisoners' Release: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to roll out the Ministry of Justice’s temporary accommodation service for prison leavers to all probation regions in England and Wales.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners with an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence and given a Category B status have been released.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Iran: Journalism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of BBC World Service journalists working for the Persian language service by the authorities in Iran; and what...

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Mothers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, in any of its official (1) paperwork, (2) guidance, (3) instructions, (4) manuals, or (5) other...

      Sri Lanka: Wrecks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the environmental impact caused by the fire on the X-Press Pearl on the coast of Sri Lanka; and what support they have provided to...

      Tigray: War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision of the Office of the Prosecutor in Belgium to use universal jurisdiction to prosecute war crimes and atrocities in...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Capita: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Department for Communities on the operation of the contract for Capita Business Services Ltd to carry out Personal...

    • Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of the contracts awarded to (1) Capita Business Services Ltd, and (2) Independent Assessment Services, to carry out Personal Independence...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people who have completed the Kick Start programme (1) are unemployed, and (2) have gone into employment, education or further training.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent meetings they have had, if any, to discuss the future of health and safety regulation.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Mothers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office, in any of its official (1) paperwork, (2) guidance, (3) instructions, (4) manuals, or (5) other documents, (a) has replaced, or (b)...

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support those who have been unable to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme because of the pandemic.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Travellers: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which online advertisements promote discrimination against Traveller communities; what plans they have to ensure...

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