Written answers

Monday, 12 July 2021

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his estimate he has made of the number of employees in care homes in England who will face dismissal from their employment as a...

    • Long Covid: Liverpool West Derby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to provide additional support to people with long covid in (a) Liverpool, West Derby constituency and (b) Liverpool.

      Females: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy will include a recommendation for a legislative ban on virginity testing and...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his officials are having with their counterparts in the European Commission on potential travel restrictions for UK...

      Cancer: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people waiting for cancer treatment in (a) England, (b) London and (c) the Royal...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the provision of children’s A&E services in (a) Southport and...

      NHS: Qurarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of (a) trends in the number of outstanding appointments and treatments in secondary care and (b) the...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of medical students that remain within the medical profession in the long term.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the increase in the number of children presenting at A&E with infections on...

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of consultant physicians who are expected to retire in the next five years.

      Dermatology: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on average waiting times for NHS paediatric dermatology services in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it the policy of the Government that any (a) care home and (b) hospital in England may make it a prior condition of...

      Pregnancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish data on the number of pregnant and breastfeeding women who have had covid-19 vaccinations.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the covid-19 transmission rates for people who have had (a) one vaccine and (b) two vaccines for each of the different...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to prioritise people with (a) asthma and (b) other respiratory conditions for the covid-19 booster vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to prioritise potential covid-19 booster vaccinations for (a) people living with asthma and (b) unpaid carers.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK residents vaccinated against covid-19 whilst abroad are able to be certified as so vaccinated...

      Arthritis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make post-covid-19 vaccination screening available to patients who were prescribed anti-TNF medication to ascertain...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people without an NHS number are able to be certified as vaccinated against covid-19.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of routine dental appointments that have been missed as a result of the covid-19...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to restore full NHS dentistry services in (a) England and (b) West Sussex; and what the planned...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many sarcoma patients were diagnosed at stage I and II by (a) soft tissue sarcoma excluding GIST, (b) bone sarcoma, (c)...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people (a) over 60, (b) between 50 and 60 and (c) under 50 have been infected by covid-19 in each of the last two months.

      Dental Health: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of mandating NHS England to commission services so all schools provide (a) annual...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2021 to Question 179491 on Food: Marketing, what his timeframe is for the laying before Parliament of...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) providing free emergency dental checks to people who have not been able to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of 14 May 2021 from the hon. Member for High Peak, referenced RL21940.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of 13 April 2021 from the hon. Member for High Peak, referenced RL21590.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of 11 March 2021 from the hon. Member for High Peak, referenced RL17500.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on healthcare provision of NHS reconfiguration through the creation of Integrated...

      Counselling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Appendix A of Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: a green paper, what assessment he...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to provide additional support for primary care in response to increasing demand for mental health care from (a)...

      Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to meet hon. Members representing Nottinghamshire constituencies to discuss maternity safety at Nottingham University...

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on children and young people’s mental health.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential cost savings to the NHS of having automated medicines cabinets made...

      Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he, Ministers of his Department or officials of his Department last met with representatives of Nottingham University Hospitals...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the administration of medicines in NHS trusts.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans for the roll-out of the midwifery-led continuity of carer model to be completed and made available in all NHS trusts in England.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the transition to a midwifery-led continuity of care model is adequately resourced and...

      DNACPR Decisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2021 to Question 6381 on DNACPR Decisions, what decisions were made at the first meeting of the...

      Eating Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eating Disorders' report: Short-changed, published on 11 May 2021, how the...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans announce its choice of British lateral flow test after the signing of contracts in March 2021 with Omega...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has received confirmation from EU counterparts that UK citizens who are fully vaccinated against covid-19 will not...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure long-term immune monitoring of people who have received different covid-19 vaccines for...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Palestinians: Children's Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of children's rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

    • Islam Wael Fahmi Dar Nasser and Mohammad Said Hamayel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2021 to Question 20364, what representations he has made to his Israeli...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his Department’s reorganisation and the Government's commitments set out in the Integrated...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in Official Development Assistance spending on the UK's...

      Bolivia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in Official Development Assistance spending on the UK's...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the international development strategy will be published.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will work with the Department for Transport to ensure that travel lists issued by that...

      Overseas Aid: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in Official Development Assistance spending on the UK's...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which relevant experts the Government plans to consult on its international development strategy.

      West Papua: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he had with the Indonesian President and Foreign Minister relating to human rights in West Papua...

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his planned timetable is for the publication of the Government’s international development strategy.

      Integrated Activity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 23 October 2020 to Question 106362 and with reference to his Department’s...

      Kashmir: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports of the use of pellet guns on Kashmiri children; and if he will make...

      Prisoners: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when his Department last commissioned an independent review of the (a) effectiveness of its torture policy and (b)...

      EU Countries: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help support and protect press freedoms in Europe.

      Hong Kong: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps in response to reports that financial institutions headquartered in the UK are preventing...

      Hong Kong: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports that the British National (Overseas) visa is not being...

      China: Falun Gong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the Chinese Government on the reported (a) illegal...

      China: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to (a) his oral contribution of 16 June 2021, Official Report, column 287, (b) the oral...

      China: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has (a) asked for, (b) had sight of and (c) discussed the evidence used by the US Administration to...

      Cyprus: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in Turkey on the incursion into the Cyprus Exclusive Economic...

      Famagusta: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will have discussions with his Turkish counterpart on the importance of respecting the provisions in UN...

      British Overseas Territories: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which maritime boundary or rights disputes the UK and its Overseas Territories have engaged in directly or...

      Jerusalem: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the situation in East Jerusalem.

      Cyprus: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will have discussions with his Turkish counterpart on the importance of securing a negotiated settlement in...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to safeguard the human rights of Palestinian households (a) threatened with or...

      Cameroon: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to encourage the President of Cameroon to enter inclusive peace talks mediated by an...

      Russian: Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment the Government has made of the level of illicit Russian finance in the UK.

      Belarus: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Belarus government on the detainment of (a) Roman Protasevich and (b)...

      Ukraine: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in Official Development Assistance spending on the UK's...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to support covid-19 vaccine rollout in developing countries.

      Global Partnership for Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what objectives he plans to pursue as co-chairman of the Global Partnership for Education's Replenishment Summit...

      Tigray: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has sent any experts from the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative to the...

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to bring together all sides in the Tigray conflict in Ethiopia to a...

      Development Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance has been spent on education in (a) 2018, (b) 2019, (c) 2020 and (d) 2021.

      Georgia: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Georgian counterpart on far-right attacks on LGBT+ organisations in...

  • Prime Minister

    • Ministers: Conduct

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2021 to Question 25746 on the resignation of the former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that requests for National Insurance numbers are processed in an efficient and timely...

    • Universal Credit: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to review the universal credit policy that means single parents under the age of 25 claim universal credit at...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of bringing forward proposals to reduce the number of face-to-face assessments for...

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason it is not her Department's policy to send all claimants with an award of PIP from a First Tier Tribunal a PIP2 form six months...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of legacy benefit payments in meeting the costs of living for disabled people during the covid-19...

      Employment and Income: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of (a) employment and (b) income of young people.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will review the exclusion of lithium-ion batteries for grid storage from the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people and what proportion of people who have been awarded a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) by the first tier tribunal are not...

      Personal Independence Payment: Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the inclusion of covid-19 as a registrable cause for a long term health condition when applying for personal independence...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to deploy additional staff to her Department’s Retirement Services Centre to help improve response times to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to provide a substantive response to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton of 23 June 2021 on Mr David...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason (a) statutory maternity pay is treated as earned income and (b) maternity allowance is treated as unearned income for the...

      Universal Credit: Newport East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many families are in receipt of universal credit in Newport East constituency; and how many of those families are in receipt of the...

      Pension Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the pension credit take up is in (a) Newport East constituency and (b) each Welsh constituency.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff are employed in processing and deciding applications made by people vaccinated against covid-19 for compensation under the...

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 11 May 2021 to Question 368 on Occupational Health, what further progress her Department has made towards...

  • Home Office

    • Hate Crime: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether each police force collected information on the race or ethnicity of victims of hate crime prior to the collection of that...

    • Primates: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans for her Department's policy to only allow non-human primates who are the offspring of those bred in captivity or who are...

      Fraud: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle the increase in the number of sophisticated scam text messages being received and resultant financial...

      Visas: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to ensure that people who have been granted Turkish...

      Immigration: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that police and intelligence services have adequate funding and training to ensure the safety of Hong...

      Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make available the equality impact assessment relating to Part 4 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Government's commitment to providing an additional 20,000 police officers by 2023, what recent estimate she has made...

      Question

      What steps she is taking to meet the UK’s international obligations on refugees and asylum seekers.

      Question

      What steps her Department is taking to help police forces tackle road traffic offences.

      Question

      What progress her Department has made towards establishing a target for annual refugee resettlement places.

      Question

      What the average length of time is for her Department to process asylum applications.

      Question

      What recent progress she has made with the Secretary of State for Defence on implementing the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy.

      Question

      What recent progress her Department has made on implementing the new National Transfer Scheme.

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees have come to the UK through the UK Resettlement Scheme in each month since February 2021.

      Question

      What estimate she has made of the total number of police officers (a) recruited by the Metropolitan Police in 2020 and (b) due to be recruited by that force in 2021.

      Question

      What steps her Department is taking to help protect police officers from harm in the line of duty.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on support given to local...

      Question

      What plans she has to support police forces in coastal communities.

      Question

      What steps her Department is taking to reduce levels of burglary and theft.

      Question

      What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the effect of the Prevent duty on freedom of speech in (a) higher education, (b) further education and (c) schools.

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to introduce targets for resettling refugees under the new global UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS) that will commence on...

      Migrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 12 March 2021 to Question 165514 on Migrants: Detainees, on what date she plans to publish the Action Access...

      Question

      What plans she has to bring forward proposals to review the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

      Question

      What plans she has to bring forward proposals to review the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

      UK Border Force: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, from which country and which location in that country each boat in the service of Border Force was procured from.

      Forensic Science: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will list the private sector companies which have delivered forensic science services to police forces in England and Wales since 1...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of initial accommodation for asylum seekers.

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure Afghan nationals who have worked (a) with and (b) for the British (i) diplomatic or (ii)...

      Immigration: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to waive the Immigration Health Surcharge for holders of Hong Kong BNO visas.

      Immigration: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a means-tested visa fee and immigration health surcharge waiver in...

      Forensic Science: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of forensic science services for police forces have been carried out by private sector companies in England and Wales, in...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the use of sport to tackle anti-social...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to to the Answer of 18 May 2021 to Question 3065 on Windrush Generation: compensation, for what reasons the number of claimants to...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of including a Welsh-only option for people receiving registration documents...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent review her Department has conducted of the format and provision of the Welsh language on registration documents provided by the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of children and young people in the care of local authorities who were eligible to apply...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications her Department received to the EU Settled Status Scheme by the deadline of 30 June 2021.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he plans to publish the Government's proposals on tackling the legacy of Northern Ireland’s past.

  • Treasury

    • Pensions: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with insurance companies on improving early access to pension pots for people diagnosed with terminal illnesses.

    • Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of temporarily increasing the rate of Gift Aid from 20 per cent to 25 per cent for a period of...

      Treasury: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the vehicles used by his Department for Government business are electric vehicles.

      Net Zero Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether an independent estimate of the economic cost of the Net Zero policy is being prepared as part of the Net Zero Review; if he will publish the...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential benefits to the UK of introducing an international minimum corporation tax rate of 15 per cent.

      UK Trade with EU: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the VAT rules introduced in the EU on 1 July 2021 on the ability of (a) SME and (b)...

      Social Enterprises: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent fiscal steps he has taken to support businesses in the social enterprise sector.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2021 to Question 22225 on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Fraud, how many (a) employers and (b) employees have received...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Events Research Programme, what assessment he has made of the covid-19 viral load people who tested (a)...

    • Wembley Stadium: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what evidence his Department based its decision on when deciding to allow spectators into the EURO 2020 football matches held...

      Exercise: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to help increase the number of children attaining the Government's recommended amount of...

      Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to reform the Electronic Communications Code to make it easier for companies to install...

      Charities: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing mandatory police permits for street charity collectors...

      Playing Fields: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what data his Department holds on the number of local authority football pitches that have been sold in each of the last 10 years.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether covid-19 testing for indoor and outdoor sporting events will continue after 19 July 2021.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of attendees at each of the Events Research Programme pilots reported post-event covid-19 test results.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of attendance at sporting or mass gathering events on levels of covid-19 infection...

      Film: Highlands of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to promote the Scottish Highlands as a film location for movies and television.

      Public Libraries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 15 October 2020 to Question HL8910 on Public Libraries: Coronavirus, what the outcome was of...

      Small Businesses: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 14 September 2020 to Question 87545 on Small Businesses: Cybercrime, how many SME businesses...

      Musicians: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to introduce transition funding to support touring musicians.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on increasing the number of electric...

    • Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of undertaking a Strategic Environmental Assessment into the...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of developing a strategy for decarbonising traditional domestic...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Energy Performance Certificates in assessing carbon emissions in...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department’s latest estimate is of the savings that will be delivered for consumers from the successful...

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to trials, pilots and full-scale projects underway in countries including France, Austria, Germany,...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will take steps to support businesses ineligible for the expanded retail discount scheme for retail,...

      Hospitality Industry: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to create a minister for hospitality.

      Minimum Wage: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to create a single enforcement body for the enforcement of the...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the vehicles used by his Department for Government business are electric vehicles.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his timeline is for decision-making under the Levelling Up Fund.

    • Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2021 to Question 21267 on Levelling Up Fund, how many applications were received for...

      Local Government Finance: Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what data his Department holds on the level of reserves held by local authorities in England.

      Job Creation: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support the creation of well-paid, local jobs in town centres.

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2021 to Question 24209 on the Towns Fund, what information he plans to publish on the...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2021 to Question 24984 on the Towns Fund and the statement in that Answer his...

      Regional Planning and Development: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 1 July 2020, Revitalising high streets and town centres, HCWS145, if he...

      Unitary Councils: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many of the 5000 respondents to the recent consultation on the Somerset local unitary bid supported (a) one...

      Environmental Health: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to encourage recruitment in the environmental health profession.

      Migrant Workers: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that employers are aware of the Hong Kong BNO visa scheme.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 16970 on Hate Crime and the statement in that Answer that the...

      Immigration: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that British Nationals (Overseas) who are arriving in the UK are protected from...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 16972 on Travellers: Caravan Sites, if he will publish the...

      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 16126, on Permitted Development Rights, if he will publish the...

      Public Lavatories: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to prevent disabled toilets and changing places...

      Local Government Services: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what data his Department holds on the number of local authorities that provide a 24-hour noise complaints service in...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether blocks with unsafe cladding incorporating zinc panels are eligible for funding from the Building Safety Fund.

      Housing: South of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of (a) an ageing population, (b) average household size, (c) net...

      Kingspan Group: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what further steps his Department has taken, in addition to writing an open letter to building control companies, in...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with banks, building societies and mortgage lenders on encouraging the...

      Community Ownership Fund: Community Ownership Fund: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on the Community Ownership Fund.

      Community Ownership Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether applications for the Community Ownership Fund which originate in Scotland will be processed by his Department.

      Community Ownership Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to issue a prospectus for the Community Ownership Fund.

      Private Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2021 to Question 11595 on private rented housing: housing benefit, whether the...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help local authorities to tackle noise complaints and antisocial behaviour.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many items of written correspondence from hon. Members sent to Ministers of his Department have been (a) received and (b) replied to since 1 April...

    • Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Initial Operating Capability for the AJAX armoured fighting vehicle can be declared prior to the demonstration of (a) static versus moving...

      National Flagship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department classifies the UK's new national flagship as a warship.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2021 to Question 23054, how many armed forces personnel deployed overseas in the past 12 months have tested positive...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to deployments of Military Aid to the Civil Authorities in Northern Ireland during the covid-19 outbreak, whether he has received...

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many British military personnel have operated from Al-Ghaydah airport in Yemen in the last 12 months; what their role has been; and what regiment...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the capabilities of the Afghan army and police to withstand any upsurge in violence once NATO forces have withdrawn from...

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of reviewing the policy governing the award of military medals for the purposes of...

      Veterans: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the transition out of the armed forces into employment for former service women and men.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the provision of mental health services for (a) current and (b) former members of the armed forces.

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claimants to the Gurkha Pension Scheme (a) reside in the UK and (b) did not transfer to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme through the Gurkha...

      Gurkhas: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on how many former Gurkhas living in the UK are in receipt of universal credit.

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Gurkha veterans receive a pension through the Armed Forces Pension Scheme after transferring on the Gurkha Offer to Transfer.

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the pensions of Gurkha veterans are equivalent to those offered to other armed service personnel.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to ensure (a) understanding and (b) acknowledgement of the term Military Sexual Trauma (MST) by (i) his Department and (ii) the...

      Navy: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy personnel his Department has paid compensation to for mesothelioma in each year since 2016.

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to provide an update on the progress of the independent assessment at Millbrook Proving Centre on the AJAX armoured fighting vehicle.

      Ajax Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Ajax armoured vehicle is air portable in the A400m aircraft.

      Antiship Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK jobs are supported by the manufacture of the Harpoon anti-ship missile.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money has been paid to General Dynamics UK for the Ajax Armoured Vehicle Programme as at 6 June 2021.

  • Cop26

    • Wind Power: International Cooperation

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps his Department has taken to raise international ambition for onshore wind ahead of COP26.

    • UN Climate Conference 2021: Children

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he is taking to engage school age children in the lead up to COP26.

      Forests

      To ask the President of COP26, what recent discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have to halt deforestation on the planet; and what estimate he has made of when that will be achieved.

      UN Climate Conference 2021: Sustainable Development

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he has taken to incorporate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals into his outcome planning for COP26.

      Climate Action Implementation Committee

      To ask the President of COP26, with reference to his oral evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee on 11 March 2021, HC 222, Qq 80-82, on what dates the Climate Action Implementation...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many items of written correspondence from hon. Members sent to Ministers of his Department have been (a) received and (b) replied to since 1 April...

  • Department for International Trade

    • World Expo: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the (a) total cost is of and (b) forecast financial benefits are from the UK’s participation in the Dubai Expo from October 2021...

    • TRIPS Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the implications for its policies of the European Commission communication to the World Trade...

      TRIPS Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if the Government will publish its statements made on the proposed TRIPS Waiver during the open-ended negotiations on (a) 30 June and (b) 6...

      TRIPS Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the World Trade Organisation's Agreement for the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), what the...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Trade and Agriculture Commission will be involved in the final stages of negotiating the Australia-UK free trade agreement prior...

      Department for International Trade: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many items of written correspondence from hon. Members sent to Ministers of her Department have been (a) received and (b) replied to...

      Department for International Trade: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what legal services her Department has procured from Fieldfisher LLP to advise on the territorial application of treaties; and in respect of...

      Overseas Trade: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2021 to Question 4244 on Overseas Trade: China, whether her Department plans to progress trade discussions...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gay Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, with reference to Canada’s House of Commons passing a bill criminalizing LGBTQ+ conversion therapy and the passage of a similar ban by the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage cycling over other modes of transport for short length journeys in West Yorkshire.

    • Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide additional sector specific support to workers in the transport sector to tackle the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on that sector.

      Bus Services: Highlands of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to work with the Scottish Government to encourage an increase in bus services in the Highlands as part of a UK wide environmental...

      Driving Tests: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to re-introduce HGV and LGV driver testing provision in Halton.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his comments of 7 July 2021 on HGV driver shortages, if he will (a) make a statement on the steps his Department has taken to...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on tackling the shortage of heavy goods vehicle drivers in the UK workforce.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Recruitment and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote the (a) recruitment and (b) training of heavy goods vehicle drivers.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding he has made available to increase capacity at heavy goods vehicle testing centres to compensate for driving test slots lost during the...

      Motor Vehicles: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) funding and (b) resources his Department has provided to local authorities to support efforts to reduce incidents of speeding cars.

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish an assessment of the effect on (a) local prices and (b) local building site productivity of HS2 Ltd pre-purchasing stocks of stone...

      Car Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on publishing best practice and guidance for...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to review the Clean Maritime Plan by May 2024.

      Travel: Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of moving Cyprus to the covid-19 green list for international travel.

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the full scientific advice that the Government has received to support the current Government advice against travel to amber list...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will work with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs to ensure that covid-19-related guidance for travel...

      Railway Stations: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase disability access at train stations in (a) Morley and Outwood constituency and (b) West Yorkshire.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage the development of high quality rest stops for the benefit of HGV drivers.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of steel used by Highways England in the construction and repair of the strategic road network is manufactured in the UK.

      Dual Carriageways and Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the number of miles of (a) dual carriageway and (b) motorway in each (i) parliamentary constituency and (ii) local...

      Railways and Trams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the number of (a) miles of track and (b) stations for (i) railways and (ii) metro, tram or tube in each (A)...

      Travel Restrictions: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to review Pakistan's red list travel status under the Government's covid-19 travel restrictions.

      Musicians: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the three-stop limit for hauliers on those working with touring musicians and events across the EU.

      Vehicle Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the distinguishing sign for display on vehicles registered in the UK during international travel is being changed from GB to UK; what...

      Vehicle Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's regulations are for GB stickers and vehicle licence plates for travel abroad; and if he will publish the impact assessment that...

      Bridges: Northern Ireland and Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for publishing an update on the viability of the construction of a bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland.

      Roads: Batley and Spen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding has been allocated from the National Roads Fund towards the repair of potholes in the Batley and Spen constituency.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, from which country and location in that country each boat in the service of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency was procured from.

      Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the vehicles used by his Department on Government business are electric vehicles.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications for provisional driving licences the DVLA has been in possession of for more than seven days; how many of those applications the...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to review covid-19 measures ahead of the autumn 2021 term in the event of increased infection levels.

    • Special Educational Needs: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish the findings of the review into support for special educational needs announced on 6 September 2019.

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of special provisions in the Behaviour Hubs programme for pupils with ADHD and other neurodiverse...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to review the guidance on covid-19 bubbles within schools ahead of the summer holidays.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps Ofsted is taking to provide support to schools during the rise of covid-19 infections.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools that have had an academy order imposed upon them have waited (a) between 24 and 35 months, (b) between 36 and 47 months, (c) between...

      Department for Education: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on his Department's rates of recycling of plastic, paper, metal and other products; and if he will make a statement.

      LGBT People: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that all children receive LGBTQ+ inclusive education.

      Education: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 June 2021 to Question 20549 on Education: Counter-terrorism, what assessment he has made of the potential risk of...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of (a) staff and (b) pupils have tested positive for covid-19 in each of the last three months.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) merits and (b) risks of Ofsted inspections proceeding while schools are experiencing high covid-19...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Water Supply: Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department (a) is in discussions with the German Federal Environment Agency to obtain further information on...

    • Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimates his Department has made of the (a) ranking of the UK in the international table of plastic produced...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the badger cull on the spread of Bovine TB.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the need to increase biosecurity to stop the transmission of Bovine TB.

      Badgers: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the badger cull on the badger population.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to apply experience gained in the management of covid-19 through the test, trace and...

      Morrisons: Takeovers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on UK agriculture of a foreign takeover of Morrisons plc.

      Heating: Refrigerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the cost of prohibiting the use of modern refrigerants including unsaturated...

      Waste Disposal: Abandoned Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what data his Department holds on the number of local authorities that provide a service to remove abandoned cars.

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of all-in deposit return scheme, including glass, for...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his oral contribution of 17 June 2021, Official Report, column 437, if he will provide details of the...

      Seafood Exports Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Seafood Exports Working Group last met.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many items of written correspondence from hon. Members sent to Ministers in his Department have been (a) received and...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many items of written correspondence from hon. Members sent to Ministers of his Department have been (a) received and (b) replied to since 1 April...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Sex Offender Treatment Programme: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provision exists for biologically male sexual offenders housed in the female estate (a) with and (b) without a Gender Recognition Certificate to...

    • Downview Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will place a copy of the HMP Downview E Wing Policy in the Library.

      Judiciary: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training is provided to members of the judiciary to recognise victims of (a) domestic abuse and (b) domestic violence.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for legal aid have been unsuccessful where the applicant is a (a) domestic abuse and (b) domestic violence victim in each of the...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been subject to immediate custody for offences committed under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 since that legislation came into force,...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were prosecuted under the single justice procedure in each month of 2021 to date by type of offence; and what the plea rates were for...

      Family Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support his Department provides to litigants when filling forms as part of complex family law proceedings.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the vehicles used by his Department for Government business are electric vehicles.

    • Good Law Project: Legal Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much was spent from the public purse on settling 75 per cent of the costs of Good Law Project vs Cabinet...

      Prime Minister: Press Conferences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason press conferences from his office are not offered with a British Sign Language translator; and...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2021 to Question HL236, whether the list of suppliers placed on the VIP...

      Public First: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 6 October 2021 to Question 76729, what level of sign off by (a) officials and (b)...

      Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Places for Growth programme on (a) civil servants with...

      Veterans: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information his Department holds on the number of veterans employed on zero hours contracts.

      Motor Vehicles: Export Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to ensure that EU member states do not charge duty on classic vehicles which are exempt...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2021 to Question 21937, how many requests for advice on handling freedom of...

      Lord Bethell

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to take steps in response to the late inclusion of ministerial meetings in transparency...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed Voter ID reforms on the number of eligible...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people died between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 with covid-19 being mentioned on the death...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • All Party Groups: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission plans to take to help improve the transparency of the funding of All-Party...

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what public surveys, if any, they have undertaken on (1) the mandatory use of face coverings on public transport, and (2) the impact a change to a voluntary...

    • Driving Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many paper applications for (1) the renewal of a driving licence, and (2) renewal of a driving licence for persons aged over 70, remained unprocessed in each...

      Railways: Carbon Emissions and Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish their plans to de-carbonise the railways before 22 July; and whether those plans will include further electrification of the railways.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter to the Chief Executive of National Rail from the Department for Transport on 8 October 2020 commissioning a review of the way capacity is...

      Boats: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many accidents involving private leisure craft were caused by the consumption of alcohol in the last three years.

      Old Oak Common Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 25 March (HL14250), why the Department for Transport's Permanent Secretary, Bernadette Kelly,...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electric Cables: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what licensing requirements network operators need to have for repair solutions when landing cables in the UK and going under UK waters.

  • Attorney General

    • Confiscation Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much debt is outstanding under confiscation orders obtained by the Crown Prosecution Service; and what assessment they have made of how much of the debt is...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist children who have not returned to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Education: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by New Schools Network and Onward Lost Learning: Why we need to Level Up Education, published on 25 June; and what...

      Pupils: Protest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that schoolchildren in the UK have been punished for taking part in pro-Palestine protests.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar on 24 June (HL1005), what proportion of (1) prisoners, and (2) prison officers, have received...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported policy of the government of Israel of demolishing the homes of Palestinians, but not Israelis, accused of acts of...

    • Gaza: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use by the government of Israel of semi-autonomous machine-gun robots to guard the border with Gaza.

      Israel: Arrests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 23 June (HL970), what assessment they have made of the extent to...

      Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish a list of the 39 countries that were classified as "not free" by Freedom House to which the UK exported arms in the last 10 years.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Israeli forces blocked or destroyed the roads linking villages in the Masafer Yatta area on 23 June.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by Amnesty International on 24 June that Israeli police target Palestinians with "discriminatory arrests,...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the offer by the government of Israel to the Palestinian Authority of vaccines that were shortly due to expire in exchange...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of projects which will receive reduced funding because of the reduction in overseas development...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 21 June (HL766), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what assessment they have...

      International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to reinstate spending of 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income on international aid.

      Overseas Aid: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether diplomatic posts will be able to apply for official development assistance funding for local projects this year.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish a list of the (1) organisations and projects that have had official development assistance cuts, and (2) official development assistance...

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the people of Tigray of the ongoing war in that region.

      France: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of France about the recognition of proof of vaccine status against COVID-19 issued by the NHS, in (1) England,...

      France: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the British ambassador to France is appointed to serve the United Kingdom or Great Britain.

      Srebrenica: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the commemoration of the Srebrenica Genocide in 2021.

      Overseas Aid: Drugs and Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 28 June (HL1041), what discussions, if any, they have had with Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • National Flagship: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether their intention to build a new Royal Yacht breaches WTO rules.

    • National Flagship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allocate additional finance to the Ministry of Defence to pay for the costs of the proposed new Royal Yacht.

      National Flagship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) costs, and (2) benefits, of the proposed new Royal Yacht.

      National Flagship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they expect the proposed new Royal Yacht to make to the UK's defence capability.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Inland Waterways: Phosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the primary sources of phosphates present in English watercourses are from (1) agricultural activities, (2) water industry discharges, or (3) other activities.

    • Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the environmental condition of the Sites of Scientific Interest within the Somerset Levels and Moors being downgraded.

      Inland Waterways: Phosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the amount of phosphates entering English watercourses is declining or increasing.

      Sugar Beet: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current state of the sugar beet industry.

      Environmental Land Management Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the area under certain environmental schemes on agricultural land under ELMs could count towards the Government’s objective of protecting 30 per cent...

  • Home Office

    • Migrants: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK still participates in the EU's return and readmission agreements with (1) Albania, (2) Bosnia and Herzegovina, (3) Republic of Northern Macedonia,...

    • Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with what countries they have (1) bilateral return and readmission agreements, and (2) agreed Memoranda of Understanding for the return of migrants found to be...

      Undocumented Migrants: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK currently has bilateral return and readmission agreements, or Memoranda of Understanding for the return of migrants found to be illegally in the UK,...

      Madeleine McCann

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 June (HL709), what are the arrangements for overseeing the Metropolitan Police's...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider implementing a secure QR code system for proof of settled status for EU citizens resident in the UK.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Assets: Local Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 16 June (HL706), what plans they have to review whether strategic assets of wide economic value...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Levelling Up Fund: Northern Ireland Executive

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with the Northern Ireland Executive about the white paper on the Levelling Up strategy.

    • Civil Servants: CCTV

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they can give to civil servants that CCTV footage from their workplace is held securely.

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult on their White Paper on Levelling Up.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) a Member of Parliament in Northern Ireland, or (2) a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, will have a vote on new legislation brought forward to...

  • Treasury

    • Business: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the levels of business investment for (1) the remainder of 2021, and (2) 2022.

    • Off-payroll Working

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that businesses understand how to use the online ‘Check Employment Status’ tool in regard to IR35 status.

      National Audit Office: Email

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Audit Office have the power to access the private emails of either (1) civil servants, (2) special advisers, or (3)...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Economic Assessment of Selected House of Lords Gambling Reforms, prepared by NERA Economic Consulting for the Peers for...

    • Huawei: Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total cost of removing Huawei from the telecommunications network by 2027.

      Ofcom: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much additional funding will be provided to Ofcom to support the costs of monitoring and compliance with the new powers for that body in the Telecommunications...

      Channel Four Television: Economic Growth and Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that, irrespective of the outcome of the consultation on the future of Channel 4, the broadcaster will be able to continue to support growth...

      Channel Four Television

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have commissioned to inform their consultation on the future of Channel 4.

      Cultural Heritage: Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will list of all the organisations in England that will benefit from the £60 million national heritage investment announced on 3 July; and...

      Charities: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the excepted status for church charities will end in March 2031.

      Charities: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to prevent religious organisations that promote intolerance and harmful messages from becoming registered charities.

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