Written answers

Thursday, 1 July 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to Portugal and Malta introducing new obligations on arrivals, what discussions he is having with his European counterparts on...

    • Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish all relevant sources of information that were used alongside the Joint Biosecurity Centre’s publication of data used to...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support he is providing to maintain jobs in the travel industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Railway Stations: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the William-Shapps Plan for Rail, what plans his Department has to continue to consult passengers on ticket office closures.

      Department for Transport: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether a risk assessment has been carried out on the secure holding of CCTV footage within his Department.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated for electric vehicle charging infrastructure to each local authority in England in the financial year 2020-21 (a)...

      Cycling: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of cycling infrastructure for use by accessible modes of active travel.

      Roads: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the £27 billion the Government announced for the Road Investment Strategy 2 programme is being allocated to (a) ongoing road...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his announcement of 24 June 2021, if he will publish the criteria that need to be met in order for the Government to proceed with...

      Electric Vehicles: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) encourage and (b) support the use of electric vehicles among lower wage earners resident in rural and...

      Electric Vehicles: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that electric vehicle infrastructure is accessible for disabled people.

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2021 to Question 21298, Railways: Season Tickets, what comparative assessment he has made of the cost-per-day...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the (a) Joint Biosecurity Centre’s most recent risk assessment data for the entire covid-19 traffic light list and (b)...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with the aviation industry on the number of flights being undertaken with two metre social distancing in place...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his announcement of 24 June 2021 on future plans to exempt arrivals who are fully vaccinated against covid-19 from quarantine when...

      Roads: Hedgehogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications for hedgehog road signage, warning motorists of animal hazards in the road, has he received from local authorities in the last...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timescale is for implementing Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 to enable traffic authorities outside London to carry out civil...

      Department for Transport: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether any departmental business has been conducted on private email addresses; and what mechanisms are in place to ensure that full records are kept...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many loans have been issued under the Bounce Back Loan scheme and to what value in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c)...

    • Deloitte: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2021 to Question 13160, Deloitte: Arts, what the cost to the public purse was of...

      Certification Officer: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's plans for a levy on trade unions and employer bodies to fund the certification...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to support the development of the onshore supply for tidal stream and wave technology; and...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to prepare for the Contracts for Difference Auction Round 4 taking place in 2021, in relation...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans does his Department has to support the growth of solar energy in the UK.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to increase the development of renewable energy to support a green economic...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to adjust the parameters of the upcoming Contracts for Difference fourth allocation round to support a...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of doses of covid-19 vaccines the UK will take receipt of in (a) 2021 and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the total cost of covid-19 vaccines the UK is planning to receive in (a) 2021 and (b)2022...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential to include QR code technology on covid-19 vaccine packaging as a possible...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many individual covid-19 vaccine doses the Government (a) has used, (b) has in stock, (c) is due to receive as part...

      Coronavirus: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the UK’s statement from the last TRIPS Council meeting on June 9th, what steps he is taking to...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Freedom of Information requests have been referred by his Department for advice on handling to the Cabinet...

      Solar Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the Governments five-year space weather strategy.

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has met with representatives of the UK book industry to discuss the potential impact of an international...

  • Attorney General

    • Domestic Abuse: Prosecutions

      What steps he is taking to increase the number of prosecutions relating to domestic violence.

    • Emergency Services: Crimes of Violence

      If he will hold discussions with the CPS on improving prosecution rates for assault of emergency workers in (a) Kettering, (b) North Northamptonshire and (c) England.

      Sentencing: Appeals

      What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the referral process for members of the public and victims to request review of sentences under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme.

      Attorney General: Directors

      To ask the Attorney General, what financial payments his Department makes to its non-executive directors; how many times his departmental Board will meet in 2021-22; and what work the...

      Attorney General: Security

      To ask the Attorney General, what private companies are contracted to provide security services at his Department’s buildings that contain Ministerial private offices; and whether there are...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's consultation, Home use of both pills for early medical abortion, which closed on 26 February 2021,...

    • Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to tackle gambling addiction in 2021-22.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had discussions with counterparts in the Department for Transport on permitting...

      Contact Tracing: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the privacy and safety of data held by the NHS track and trace application.

      Test and Trace Support Payment: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many parents who have had children told to self-isolate as a result of covid-19 have claimed a Test and Trace Support Payment in (a)...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria will need to be met for NHS Test and Trace to be closed; and what estimate he has made of when those criteria will be met.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of progress in improving patients' access to new medicines in response to the recommendations of the case for...

      NHS: Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2021 to Question 10673 on NHS: Computer Software, what measures are in place to prevent people who use...

      Hypertension: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are on medication for high blood pressure, by (a) age and (b) gender.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 lateral flow test kits have been ordered online through the gov.uk website each week since 9 April 2021.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many test results have been registered online each week after the use of at home covid-19 lateral flow test kits since 9 April 2021.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an estimate of how many obesity-related hospital admissions there were in the UK in the last 12 months.

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with businesses that will be affected by the introduction of restrictions on the promotions and...

      Cancer: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking in the West Midlands to ensure that the backlog for cancer treatment is prioritised.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle vaccine hesitancy amongst groups with lower than average vaccination rates in (a) Coventry...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that elderly people who are bed-bound and unable to leave home can receive their covid-19 vaccinations.

      Cancer: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a 10-year funded plan to tackle the NHS cancer backlog.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on covid-19 passes and certificates of the debate that took place at the...

      Ivermectin: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what clinical trials underway in (a) the UK and (b) elsewhere in the world the Government is monitoring for the purposes of assessing the...

      Pregnancy: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy to include a target in the forthcoming Tobacco Control Plan to reduce the prevalence of women smoking during...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence of risk to public health his Department used to inform its decision not to include Sardinia as a green list country for the...

      Arthritis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of access to multiple innovative advanced therapies on supporting people with...

      Rare Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of potential changes to NICE’s methods and processes to improve access to new medicines for...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice he is receiving from SAGE on the rise in infection rates in (a) York and (b) England.

      Disinfectants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether hand hygiene, surface cleaning and disinfection will remain in public to help manager the risk of transmissible viruses and illness.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme will be available for all patients who require additional support.

      Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report published in November 2020 by the all-party Parliamentary...

      Furosemide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of furosemide; and what steps he is taking to help ensure that supply is secured.

      Long Covid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the understanding and treatment of long covid; and what plans he has to provide additional...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the public communications on covid-19 symptoms to ensure all the symptoms of the delta-variant are included.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his plans are for the recovery of breast screening services from the covid-19 outbreak by the end of the 2021-22 financial year.

      Joint Replacements: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people waited for more than 18 weeks from referral to treatment for (a) hip replacement and (b) knee replacements by NHS...

      Abortion: Telemedicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what datasets he will be using as part of the Woman's Health Strategy review in respect of telemedical home abortions other than HSA4...

      Health Services and Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to integrate health and social care funding.

      Arthritis: Joint Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that people with arthritis can receive support from local health services whilst...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on uplifting Carer's Allowance.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that people will not be separated from their spouse or partner if one requires residential social care.

      Care Homes: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place care staff on Agenda for Change pay, terms and conditions.

      Earwax: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will reintroduce NHS ear wax syringing services.

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the findings of the report Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great Britain: February 2021...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the priorities will be of the newly established Best MSK Health programme; and whether that programme will include a focus on...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report by the Office for National Statistics, Coronavirus and the social impacts on disabled people in Great...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Freedom of Information requests received by his Department have been sent to the central Cabinet Office Clearing House on...

      Social Services: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy that every person will have a choice over which residential care home they are placed in under his...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department’s current non-executive directors were appointed; what oversight officials of his Department had of the...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial payments his Department makes to its non-executive directors; how many times his departmental Board will meet in 2021-22;...

      Social Services: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is making an assessment of the potential merits of making it his policy that the Government's forthcoming social care reforms...

      Ladders: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people in a year who visit (a) their GP, (b) an urgent treatment centre and (c) an accident...

      Streptococcus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for the Group B Strep trial to report.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to increase young people's access to early support hubs focused on mental healthcare.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his Department has carried out a risk assessment of the secure holding of CCTV footage filmed within his Department.

    • Wales Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many Freedom of Information requests have been referred by his Department for advice on handling to the Cabinet Office’s clearing house for...

      Wales Office: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether any Departmental business has been conducted on private email addresses by (a) officials, (b) special advisors and (c) Ministers of his Department.

      Wales Office: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his Department permits (a) officials, (b) special advisors and (c) Ministers of his Department to access private email accounts from their office...

      S4C: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on...

  • Department for Education

    • Student Wastage: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2021 to Question 2969, what steps he has taken to specifically target support to those students most at risk of...

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the experience of further and higher education for neurodiverse people.

      Teachers: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many teachers were employed in (a) art and design, (b) drama and (c) music in schools in England in each of the last 10 calendar years.

      Children: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on children's rights and the covid-19 outbreak of the debate which took place at the...

      Pupils: Domestic Abuse and Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to put in place adequate access to (a) helplines and (b) charities for students in schools who are in need of support in...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils in (a) the North West, (b) Wirral and (c) Wallasey constituency were off school and self-isolating as a result of covid-19 on each day...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of deaths in Welsh prisons since 2016.

    • Domestic Abuse: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many domestic abuse cases have been prosecuted as common assault under Section 39 of Criminal Justice Act 1998 in each year since 2015; and what...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to tackle the level of cases that are withdrawn due to (a) court delays and (b) case backlogs.

      Ministry of Justice: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has carried out a risk assessment of the secure holding of CCTV footage filmed within his Department.

      Ministry of Justice: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether any departmental business has been conducted on private email addresses; and what mechanisms are in place to ensure that full records are kept...

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure the changes to the contracts for probation services that took place on 26 June 2021 do not result in increasing risks...

      Bronzefield Prison: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure provision of homelessness prevention support work in HMP and YOI Bronzefield from 26 June 2021 is on a basis no less...

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what declaration of interests have been made by his Department’s non-executive directors; and where those interests are published.

    • Treasury: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department’s current non-executive directors were appointed; what oversight officials of his Department had of the Ministerial appointments...

      Treasury: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial payments his Department makes to its non-executive directors; how many times his departmental Board will meet in 2021-22; and what work the...

      Insurance: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the proposals that have been (a) granted and (b) refused for the transfer of an insurance business under Part VII of the Financial...

      Liverpool Victoria

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if will list the occasions (a) Ministers and (b) senior officials from his (i) Department and (ii) executive agencies have met representatives of Liverpool...

      Liverpool Victoria: Mutual Societies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many letters he has received on the proposed demutualisation of Liverpool Victoria; and if he will make a statement.

      London Capital and Finance: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that all LCF bondholders will be compensated.

      Liverpool Victoria

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department holds information relating to the views of the With-Profits Committee of Liverpool Victoria on the proposed demutualisation and sale...

      Funerals: Pre-payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking in preparation for the upcoming Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) regulations of prepaid funeral plans to ensure that...

      Treasury: Email

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any departmental business within (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs has been conducted on private email addresses; and what...

      Treasury: Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what private companies are contracted to provide security services at his Department’s buildings that contain Ministerial private offices; and...

      Treasury: Email

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his departmental IT systems in (a) HM Treasury and (b) HM Revenue and Customs routinely allow officials, advisers and Ministers to access private...

      Treasury: CCTV

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has carried out a risk assessment on the secure holding of CCTV footage within (a) HM Treasury and (b) HM Revenue and Customs.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government plans to take to support businesses that are responsible for holiday pay accrued while staff were on furlough during the covid-19...

      Air Passenger Duty: Regional Airports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the rate of air passenger duty on regional airports.

      Motor Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what options he is considering to ensure revenue from motoring taxes keeps pace with the transition away from petrol and diesel vehicles; and whether those...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Beijing Construction Engineering Group International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions has he had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the role...

    • Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency on designing programmes to help...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether departmental business has been conducted on private email addresses; and what mechanisms are in place to...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what comparative assessment he has made of the vaccination rates for (a) men and (b) women in India.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether a risk assessment has been carried out on the secure holding of CCTV footage within his Department.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether any departmental business has been conducted on private email addresses; and what mechanisms are in place...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what flags his Department plans to fly from its buildings in the week commencing 28 June 2021.

      Pakistan: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made for the implications for his policies of the report by Aid to the Church in Need,...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of flying the Commonwealth flag from his...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) process and (b) criteria his Department uses to determine which flags it flies from its buildings.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what payments his Department makes to its non-executive directors; how many times his departmental Board will meet...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his departmental IT systems allow officials, advisors and ministers to access private email accounts from...

      Members: Prosecutions

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

      Shafqat Emmanuel and Shagufta Kausar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Aid to the Church in Need,...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his departmental IT systems routinely allow officials, advisers and ministers to access private email...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether a risk assessment has been carried out on the secure holding of CCTV footage within his Department.

      Ahmed Eriqat and Mai Afaneh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the new Government of Israel on ensuring that the bodies of (a) Mai Afaneh and...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Government of Israel’s demolitions policy on the rights of...

      Hamas: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the recent outbreak of violence between Hamas and Israel, what discussions he has had with his...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the escalation in the rate of demolitions of homes and...

      Mozambique: Kidnapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the abduction of children by terrorists in Mozambique.

      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...

      Ethiopia: Homicide and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of reported killings and human rights abuses in Oromo in Ethiopia.

      Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans to review the UK's policy on arctic issues prior to COP26.

      Syria: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the Syrian people of sanctions against Syria.

      China: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the genocide determination by the US...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his departmental IT systems routinely allow officials, advisers and ministers to access private email accounts from their office desktop...

    • Ministry of Defence: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether a risk assessment has been carried out on the secure holding of CCTV footage within his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Defence: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any departmental business has been conducted on private email addresses; and what mechanisms are in place to ensure that full records are kept...

      Ministry of Defence: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people are employed by his Department’s specialist mental health services.

      Nepal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to assist the Nepalese Government with its covid-19 vaccination programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Defence: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many internal investigations have been launched into missing documents in his Department in each year since 2010.

      BOWMAN Combat Radio System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Bowman ComBAT Infrastructure and Platform (BCIP) 5.6 was fielded to the British Army.

      LE TacCIS Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Trinity communications system will be fielded to replace Falcon.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the 260 cap on numbers of nuclear warheads is 76 more than could be operationally deployed at any one time by the Dreadnought class SSBN force.

      Military Bases: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what maintenance or other works have been undertaken on the defence estate in the last six months.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent from the public purse on contesting court cases in each of the last three years.

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any departmental business has been conducted on private email addresses; and what mechanisms are in place to ensure that full records...

      Department for Work and Pensions: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a risk assessment has been carried out on the secure holding of CCTV footage within her Department.

      Lone Parents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support single parent families in the context of the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on those families.

      Unemployment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps she has taken with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to reduce the unemployment gap for Black, Asian and ethnic minority...

      Universal Credit: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Departments plans to restart the managed migration pilot scheme following its suspension during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to allow discretion in taking recovery action for overpayment of universal credit when that overpayment occurred...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the Equality Impact Assessment for the Kickstart scheme.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Kickstart scheme jobs have been (a) approved and (b) started in each nation and region of the UK.

      Ladders: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the annual cost to the economy of accidents caused by falls from ladders.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to introduce food labelling that specifies the (a) method of production and (b) country of origin...

    • Fisheries: Territorial Waters

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

      JBS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his EU counterpart on the food safety practices of the subsidiaries of JBS, the Brazilian...

  • Home Office

    • Domestic Abuse and Rape: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is taking steps to ensure that the victims of rape or domestic abuse can report crimes without the fear of having...

    • Domestic Abuse: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of domestic abuse cases that have not been prosecuted as a result of the six-month time limit for...

      Au Pairs: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to bring forward proposals to enable au pairs from the EU to live and work in the UK via the youth mobility visa scheme.

      Migrant Workers: Glass

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK glass manufacturers are able to access specialist refractory brick layers from outside the UK...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of Hezbollah's Foreign Relations Department since its full proscription.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether any secondary or corollary designations have been made since Hezbollah was fully proscribed.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has taken steps to use the expanded law enforcement authority following Hezbollah's proscription.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the stability of the Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status) website; and how...

      Police Custody: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to end the facility for lawyers to give advice remotely to suspects.

      Door Supervisors: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of adjusting training requirements in order to re-activate expired door security...

      Door Supervisors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the efficiency of delivering training courses for licensed door...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the compatibility of the Government’s proposals on asylum with the (a) UN Convention on the Status of...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many Freedom of Information requests have been referred by his Department for advice on handling to the Cabinet Office’s clearing house for...

    • Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2020 to Question 13125 on Energy: Scotland, what his planned timescale is for the publication of details of meetings...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • UK Community Renewal Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to use the methodology for the determination of priority places for the UK Community...

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding the Government has allocated to replace EU funding streams for (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c)...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding has been allocated to the Levelling Up Fund; what the closing dates are for each future funding...

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of returning to in-person local council meetings...

      Audit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the deadline by which local authorities must publish audited accounts to 30 November 2021 following...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities that may be unable to set balanced budgets in 2021-22...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether an EU citizen fleeing domestic abuse who misses the EU Settlement Scheme 30 June 2021 deadline and...

      Housing: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to students who (a) reach the end of their tenancies and (b) are required to self-isolate as a result...

      Leasehold: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has conducted a recent review of the legal fees charged to leaseholders for the legal process...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the Government's timeframe is for bringing forward legislative proposals on leasehold extension and commonhold reform.

      Rents: Burlington House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the negotiations with the five learned societies resident at Burlington House, Piccadilly, on an affordable rent...

      Churches: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will amend covid-19 restrictions to permit congregations to sing hymns in churches.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether a risk assessment has been carried out on the secure holding of CCTV footage within his Department.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether any departmental business has been conducted on private email addresses; and what mechanisms are in place to...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his departmental IT systems routinely allow officials, advisers and ministers to access private email accounts...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether any departmental business has been conducted on private email addresses; and what mechanisms are in place to...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of planning appeals in local authorities (a) with and (b)...

      Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to measure the potential changes in housing need as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      First Time Buyers: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes were purchased by first-time buyers in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) Bexley Borough...

      Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government has taken to protect green and open spaces from unsuitable developments.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how his Department measures whether new build developments are used as a primary or second home; and how his...

      Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 16856 on Permitted Development Rights, if he will publish the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Chambers of Commerce: Essex

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the statement of the Paymaster General on 18 May 2021, Official Report, column 545, what the offer...

    • Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to answer Question 13907 on Chambers of Commerce: Essex, tabled on 10 June 2021 by the hon....

      Cabinet Office: Furniture and ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent (a) in total, (b) on furniture, including desks and chairs, (c) on IT hardware...

      Ministers: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his policy is on Ministers devolving responsibility for answering hon. Members letters to officials.

      Ministers' Private Offices: CCTV

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Government's policy is on the installation of surveillance cameras in Ministerial offices; whether...

      Official Residences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which of his Ministers is currently occupying (a) 1 Carlton Gardens, (b) the three flats in Admiralty House,...

      Cabinet Office: Business Interests

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what declarations of interests have been made by his Department’s non-executive directors; and where...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Government's proposals on voter ID, what plans are in place for voters whose gender...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 23 December 2020 to Question 130109 on Cybercrime, what the outcome was of his...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Office: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether a risk assessment has been carried out on the secure holding of CCTV footage within his Department.

    • Northern Ireland Office: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether any Department business has been conducted on private email addresses; and what mechanisms are in place to ensure that full records are...

      Northern Ireland Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many Freedom of Information requests have been referred by his Department for advice on handling to the Cabinet Office’s clearing...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, to what extent their Department makes use of artificial intelligence in the implementation of its policies; and how much was...

    • Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to discourage mobile phone companies in the UK from introducing roaming charges in the (a)...

      Football Governance Fan-led Review

      What steps he is taking to progress the fan-led review of football governance.

      Business: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he is having with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on opportunities for...

      National Lottery: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what provisions his Department plans to put in place to protect lottery players from harm as part of the Fourth National...

      National Lottery: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Gambling Commission on the Fourth National Lottery licence in relation to harm prevention...

      Design: Arts Festivals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of hosting a festival to celebrate the design sector in Britain.

      Internet: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of internet search providers to tackle the presence of advertisements...

      Internet: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the steps he is taking to protect people from online harms and...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      What steps he is taking to make further financial support available to the events industry in response to the extension of covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Arts: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the creative industries do not suffer from skills shortages.

      Arts and Design: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support the recovery of the arts and design sector from the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Regional Planning and Development: Arts and Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of prioritising the arts and design sector as part of the...

      Arts and Design: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing further financial support to small...

      Arts and Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the contribution of the arts and design sector to the economy.

      National Lottery: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring regular data reporting from the licensee as part of the...

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the contribution to public service broadcasting made by the BBC’s Regional Political...

      Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to update the electronic communications code; and what plans he has to amend that code to support the rollout...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether a risk assessment has been carried out on the secure holding of CCTV footage within his Department.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether any departmental business has been conducted on private email addresses; and what mechanisms are in place to ensure...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      What plans he has to help charities to support the recovery of the civil society sector from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Film: Classification Schemes

      What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the classification guidelines used by the British Board of Film Classification.

  • Department for International Trade

    • EU External Trade: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on freezing trade or bilateral trade discussions with China following the...

    • Forced Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with refence to the commitment in the G7 Communique to work together including through our own available domestic means and multilateral...

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has (a) sought and (b) received legal advice on the potential effect of the Government's proposals to ban online adverts for...

      Department for International Trade: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent risk assessment has been carried out on the secure storage of CCTV footage recorded within her departmental estate.

      Trade and Agriculture Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans for the new Trade and Agriculture Commission to be established.

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her Department’s document, UK Accession to CPTPP: The UK’s Strategic Approach, published 22 June 2021, if she...

      Cattle: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has visited an Australian cattle station.

      Pigmeat and Sheep Meat: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether (a) lamb from mulesed sheep flocks and (b) pork from pigs reared in sow stalls will be permitted to enter the UK under the terms of...

      Trade Agreements: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make it her policy to ensure that the UK agricultural sector is safeguarded when legislating for any trade deals.

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times she visited Australia (a) in person and (b) virtually to discuss a trade deal between Australia and the UK; and how many...

      Beef: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the oral contribution of the Secretary of State for Scotland of 23 June 2021, Official Report 842, on safeguards to stop...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Politics and Government

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policy on equality for women of the debate at the Council of Europe on 23 June 2021 on the...

    • Government Equalities Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, how many Freedom of Information requests have been referred by her Department for advice on handling to the Cabinet Office’s clearing house for...

  • Department for Transport

    • Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 15 June (HL Deb col 1767), what plans they have to compensate suppliers and customers, including in the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners with an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence are waiting for a place on an offender behaviour programme, broken down by prison; and what...

    • Ministry of Justice: Mothers

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

  • Treasury

    • Small Businesses: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of personal debt of (1) entrepreneurs, and (2) company directors of small businesses, who have not been eligible for...

    • Cryptocurrencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the research by the Financial Conduct Authority Cryptoasset consumer research 2021, published on 17 June, which estimates that 2.3...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Iraq: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, or plan to have, with the government of Turkey on their unilateral military operations in the Dohuk province of Iraq and, in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Patrol Craft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the size of the Royal Navy Overseas Patrol Squadron.

    • Porton Down: Recruitment and Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported staff shortages at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory at Porton Down; what steps they are taking to...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money in benefits was disbursed by the Department for Work and Pensions through the appointee system in the last year for which figures are available.

    • Local Housing Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the Local Housing Allowance is returned to the 30th percentile and brought into line with average rents in any given...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people (1) have been, and (2) are currently, on the Kick Start scheme, broken down by age.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many employers are involved in the Kick Start scheme.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Territorial Waters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ships are used by (1) the Marine Management Organisation, and (2) Marine Scotland, to enforce fishery rules in United Kingdom waters, broken down by type...

    • Poultry: Australia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the use of unenriched hen cages in Australia, (2) how such cages comply with British standards, and (3) whether eggs and egg...

  • Cabinet Office

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Mothers

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

    • Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government ho many non-disclosure agreements and personal confidentiality agreements have the Department for International Trade signed with stakeholders in...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Musicians: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Let the Music Move Campaign regarding the (1) restrictions, (2) costs, and (3) delays, for touring musicians arising from...

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