Written answers

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will reconsider the policy on mask wearing on public transport after 19 July 2021.

    • Public Transport: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help ensure adequate ventilation in (a) trains, (b) buses and (c) other forms of public transport to reduce risk of...

      Clean Air Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage more local authorities to introduce Clean Air Zones.

      Urban Areas: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve air quality in urban areas.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what methodology his Department uses to allocate countries to the green, amber and red travel lists; and if he will publish that methodology.

      Travel: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and which highway authorities were notified that they could not bid for active travel capital funding for 2021-22 from Tranche 3 of the...

      Dangerous Driving: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's response of 24 March 2021 to the e-petition entitled Ryan's Law: Widen definition of death by dangerous driving,...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the waiting times for category C1 driving tests.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he made of the waiting times for HGV driving licence tests; and whether he has plans to take steps to reduce them.

      Driving Licences: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people over the age of 70 are waiting for a decision on the renewal of their driving licence following the expiry of their existing licence...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports that 10,000 drivers hold a valid licence despite accruing 12 penalty...

      Motor Vehicles: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with local authorities to ensure the roll-out of zero-emissions vehicles and infrastructure is coordinated...

      Electric Vehicles: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to raise public awareness of the (a) responsible use of and (b) speed limit that applies to e-bikes and (c) the...

      Travel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress the Government has made on negotiations with the US Administration on the opening up of a travel corridor between the UK and US.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to make a decision on whether people who are double-vaccinated can be exempt from covid-19 quarantine measures.

      London-Exeter Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 17 January 2020 to Question 1751 on London-Exeter Railway Line: Rolling Stock, whether he has exercised the call...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Clean Steel Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his timeframe is for the allocation of the Clean Steel Fund; and what steps his Department has taken to ensure the...

    • Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of potential additional policy measures needed to support future clean steel...

      Post Offices: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed new contract for sub-postmasters on the provision...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment has he made of the impact of repayment arrangements for Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan...

      Coronavirus: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2021 to Question 11649 and with reference to the advice given to the Government by...

      Compassionate Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will introduce statutory bereavement leave for the loss of an immediate family member or partner.

      Marketing: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of digital marketing skills to businesses.

      Shops: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of high street shops which have been empty for more than twelve months.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of each branch type of Post Office are operating in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales, and (d) Northern...

      Domestic Appliances: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if she will consult with groups representing blind and partially-sighted people on the potential merits of reforming...

      UN Climate Conference 2021: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the role of local authorities in delivering the policy objectives of COP26.

      UN Climate Conference 2021: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government’s objectives are for the cities and built environment theme for COP26; and what steps he is...

      Local Government: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to work with local authorities to reduce carbon emissions ahead of COP26.

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive on the potential merits of setting a target for...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had discussions with the Scottish Government on the potential merits of setting a target for marine...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had discussions with the Welsh Government on the potential merits of setting a target for marine energy...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps his Department has taken to progress the Energy White Paper published in December 2020.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to evaluate the potential merits for wider society of smart meter infrastructure as part...

      Renewable Energy: Cooperatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households in (a) Ceredigion, (b) Wales and (c) the UK have joined Energy Local Clubs since 2019.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: ISS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to address concerns around breaches of employment law by his Department's...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that contractors working in its buildings adhere to health and safety...

      Cobham: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the steps required to ensure that intellectual property previously held by Cobham will...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Question

      What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of NHS treatment for sickle cell patients.

    • Coronavirus: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has committed for research into the effect of ventilation systems in reducing the spread of covid-19...

      Bio Products Laboratory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many times officials in his Department have met with representatives of Bio Products Laboratory Limited in each of the last three...

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to help improve​ the service provided by GP practices on the Isle of Wight.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to help improve the quality of local GP practices.

      Question

      When he plans to publish an updated Tobacco Control Plan.

      Question

      What steps the Government is taking to support stroke teams to deliver the objectives set out in the National Stroke Service Model.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to ensure that patients can access a face-to-face consultation with their GP.

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will enable people travelling from red list countries to isolate at home under local public health teams' supervision when covid-19...

      UK Health Security Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any conflicts of interest were declared during the procurement process for the contract awarded on the 2 April 2021 to Verita to...

      General Practitioners: Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to improve the speed and consistency of information and payments to GP practices using the new Primary Care Support...

      Global Tobacco Regulators Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government will be represented at the next meeting of the Global Tobacco Regulators Forum.

      Coronavirus: Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to monitor covid-19 cases that require primary care support.

      Coronavirus and Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether covid-19 booster vaccines and flu vaccines will be delivered (a) at the same time and (b) in pharmacies.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to accelerate the covid-19 vaccination programme in the North East as a result of rising infection rates in that area.

      Abortion: Drugs

      What assessment his Department has made of the future of the provision allowing both sets of abortion pills to be taken at home.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include people on GP lists for flu vaccinations in his autumn 2021 programme of booster covid-19 vaccinations.

      Health Professions: Recruitment

      What steps he is taking to help support the recruitment and retention of medical and nursing staff.

      Females: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made on the number of women and girls subjected to (a) virginity testing and (b) hymenoplasty procedures.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on research into the efficacy of a third booster dose of a covid-19 vaccine for immunocompromised and...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS trusts in England are able to offer a midwifery-led continuity of carer model for women who are pregnant after the death of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide an update on his plans to conduct research into the efficacy of a third covid-19 vaccine booster dose for...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department provides to Novavax covid-19 vaccine trial participants who have been unblinded and received two vaccine...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people participating in the Novavax vaccine trials are not disadvantaged by national...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement on General Practice Data for Planning and Research service from NHS Digital on sharing data on medical...

      Coronavirus: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the long-term mental health impact of the covid-19 lockdown.

      Kettering Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the evidence submitted to his Department on the alleged system and hospital failings at Kettering General Hospital...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase access to Early Pregnancy Units for pregnant women experiencing emergencies.

      Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on eating disorder services at Cotswold House, Oxfordshire; and what...

      Bio Products Laboratory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value of contracts is that the NHS holds with Bio Products Laboratory Limited; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitals: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has issued or plans to issue to hospitals on ensuring adequate ventilation during the covid-19 outbreak; what standards...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department is making on research into the efficacy of the use of (a) monoclonal antibodies and (b) other alternative...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on research on the efficacy of (a) monoclonal antibodies and (b) other alternative treatments for...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will launch a strategy to tackle the reported rise of children presenting at accident and emergency departments with...

      NHS

      What steps he is taking to ensure that the NHS provides a comprehensive service, available to all and free at the point of use.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential benefits to public health of applying a costs cap to covid-19 testing services...

      Dental Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce dental waiting times.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons covid-19 tests carried out by the NHS are not accepted for travel purposes; and whether the Government plans to cap the...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the contracts with (a) Ayanda Capital and (b) PestFix to provide personal protective equipment during the covid-19 outbreak were...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidential basis supporting the decision to advise against travel to amber destinations for leisure purposes in...

      Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that sarcoma patients receive routine access to mental health support (a) during and (b)...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of infection control measures at covid-19 quarantine hotels; and if he will make...

      First Aid: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage members of the public to undertake first aid training.

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to ensure that patients are given the option to request face-to-face appointments with their GP rather than having...

      Lung Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve waiting times for patients presenting with respiratory symptoms.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effectiveness of using transparent face masks to facilitate lip reading to assist...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the covid-19 vaccine status of (a) people who die within 28 days of a positive covid-19 test and (b) new covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of removing the requirement to wear face coverings (a) on public transport and (b) in...

      NHS and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) NHS and (b) social care staff have died from covid-19 since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2021 to Question 24898 on General Practitioners, what information his Department holds on how many GP...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2021 to Question 24898 on General Practitioners, if he will publish data on the number and proportion of...

      Nutrition: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of nutritional and consumer response evidence on the viability of Nutriscore as the UK’s preferred...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in the UK have received the Covishield covid-19 vaccine since the start of the covid-19 vaccination roll-out.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on the potential merits of reducing the gap between...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he plans to issue to staff of his Department on the use of face masks to protect against covid-19 infection after 19 July 2021.

      Office for Health Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Office for Health Promotion will be fully operational during the course of the 2021-22 parliamentary session.

      Cereals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 8721 on Cereals, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a)...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will hold discussions with health ministers in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland on reaching a consensus on having...

      Breastfeeding: Ultrasonics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making therapeutic ultrasound for blocked ducts in breast feeding women available...

      General Practitioners: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that GPs are effectively trained and retained within the NHS in West Yorkshire.

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help tackle the deterioration in symptoms experienced by people with dementia as a result of the...

      General Practitioners: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support GP services in West Yorkshire.

      In Vitro Fertilisation: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take urgent steps with representatives of Clinical Commission Groups across England to tackle the discrimination faced by...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has revised the planned delivery date for the Government's commitment to provide every person with cancer with personalised care.

      Coronavirus: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what modelling his Department has undertaken on the effect of air pollution on hospitalisations and deaths from covid-19.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 6 July 2021 to Question 24898 on General Practitioners, how his estimate of 31.5 million general practitioner...

      Chronic Illnesses: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to introduce a rehabilitation strategy for people with (a) dementia and (b) other long-term health...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many midwives are employed in each NHS trust in England, by (a) headcount and (b) full time equivalent figures; and what the funded...

      Diabetes: Diets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the pilot low calorie diet programme launched in 2020 includes children under the age of 16.

      Midwives and Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has plans to back-pay student (a) nurses and (b) midwives who were not entitled to student bursaries or grants and...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2021 to Question 24898 on General Practitioners, what estimate his Department has made of the number of...

      Public Transport and Shops: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what impact assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of mask wearing being voluntary (a) on public transport and (b) in...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to collect data on the number of women presenting in clinical settings as a result of complications...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Impact Assessment entitled Introducing a 2100-0530 watershed on TV advertising of food and drink that are high in...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to issue guidance on abortion pill reversal services as part of a commitment to increasing choice for women...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government’s Impact Assessment for Restricting checkout, end-of-aisle, and store entrance sales of food and...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of public health provision of diabetes (a) treatment, (b) support, (c)...

      Ambulance Services: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the staff turnover rate was in each Ambulance Service in England in each year since 2010-11 to date.

      Pancreatic Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with stakeholders on the efficacy of pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy as a treatment option...

      Maternity Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the midwifery staffing vacancies in all maternity settings in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have acne in the UK.

      Cancer: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional resources he plans to put in place to tackle the backlog of cancer (a) diagnosis, (b) care and (c) treatment following...

      Paramedical Staff: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve emergency medical technician training.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) create catch-up non-covid vaccination programs for children vulnerable to serious childhood...

      Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting times for Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnostic pathways.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the paper entitled Insights on transmission of COVID-19 with a focus on the hospitality, retail and leisure sector,...

      Churches: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of removing the requirement to wear face masks prior to 19 July...

      Hyperactivity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what figures his Department holds on the number of adults on NHS Trust waiting lists for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of turning the £370 million of advanced payment loans provided to...

      Cereals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 June 2021 to Question 8721 on Cereals, what plans his Department has to increase the daily intake of fibre in...

      Physician Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that physician associates are afforded the protection of formal statutory regulation.

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support cancer patients who have experienced disruption or delays to their cancer treatment as a result of the...

      Home Care Services: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the provision of domiciliary social care in the event that a large number of staff...

      Breast Milk: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to regulate commercial for profit human milk banks.

      Cancer: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to monitor the effect of the lifting of biosecure systems on covid-19 infection rates in care homes.

      Coronavirus: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in (a) Liverpool and (b) Sefton have contracted covid-19 since 2 May 2021; and how many of those people have been...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the 14-day right to return and refund contained within the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges)...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) assessment he has made of and (b) representations he has received on the reliability of the supply of covid-19 tests by Expert...

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 December 2020 to Question 106995 on Dental Health: Children, when his Department plans to hold a public...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence has been provided to Ministers on the comparative effectiveness of (a) mandatory self-isolation and (b) a mandatory testing...

      Arthritis: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to encourage Integrated Care Systems to adopt the recommendations set out in Versus Arthritis’ recent...

  • Department for Education

    • Educational Institutions: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to amend the safeguarding framework in response to the Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools and Colleges published by Ofsted on 10 June...

    • Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to provide additional mental health support in schools for children and young people from September 2021.

      Holiday Activities and Food Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the evidence his Department has collated through the provision of its Holiday Activities and Food Programme pilots.

      Overseas Students: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with (a) representatives of universities and (b) Cabinet colleagues on reducing the cost of UK university study for...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Government plans for its Takaful Alternative Finance product for Muslim university students to be made available.

      Education: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 10325 on Education: Gender and with reference to the attainment gap between girl and boys, if he will...

      Nature Conservation: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that more school pupils, especially those from urban and inner city areas, are taught about and encouraged to take an...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of qualified supply teachers currently not working in the education sector.

      Schools: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve ventilation in the classroom to help ensure the safety of pupils during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Adoption Support Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Adoption Support Fund being allocated on a yearly basis instead of a multi-year settlement;...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent guidance he has provided to universities on returning to face-to-face teaching for the 2021-22 academic year as covid-19 restrictions are...

      National Tutoring Programme: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's recent announcement that Randstad will be the new supplier of the National Tutoring Programme from September 2021,...

      Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the annual Summer Reading Challenge run by The Reading Agency in maintaining standards in reading;...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the National Audit Office's report of 2 July 2021, School funding in England, and the finding that between 2017-18 and 2020-21 the...

      Family Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how his Department plans to fund the forthcoming family hub network.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that students who are entitled to free school meals and are transitioning from secondary school to further education...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to provide for the early years in its covid-19 education recovery plan; and how play will be (a) encouraged, (b)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Breastfeeding: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he plans to take to tackle the recording of breastfeeding in public without consent.

    • Matrimonial Proceedings and Separation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he plans to take to ensure that more separation and divorce proceedings are resolved through mediation rather than the family courts system.

      Child Arrangements Orders: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it her policy to make legal aid accessible to low income parents to support child contact and maintenance arrangements.

      Youth Custody: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance is in place for Youth Custodial Services on the allocation of transgender offenders.

      Downview Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy not to transfer high-risk female offenders to E Wing at HMP Downview.

      Secure Training Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release of 16 June 2021 entitled Lord Chancellor takes immediate action to move children from Rainsbrook, which...

      Reoffenders: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the reoffending rate of children released from custodial establishments.

      Young Offenders: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of English child prisoners are living in custodial establishments in (a) Wales and (b) Scotland.

  • Treasury

    • Free Zones: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) take steps to ensure parity of funding for Freeports for England and Wales and (b) allocate £25 million for a Freeport in Wales to...

    • Government Departments: Darlington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2021 to Question 27140 on Treasury: Buildings and with reference to the staffing of the Darlington Economic Campus, what...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support disabled children and their families to access health, education and care services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      International Monetary System

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of how to utilise the UK’s Special Drawing Right allocation to make grant contributions ahead of the (a) autumn...

      HSBC: China

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications fpr his policies of HSBC’s decision to transfer executives from the UK to China.

      Service Industries: Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to improve consumer protections for customers in the event that merchants use a third party payment handler.

      Premier FX: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to provide support for people who have lost money in the Premier FX collapse.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to amend the Help to Buy ISA price cap of £250,000 for properties outside London.

      Credit Rating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of receipt of (a) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme furlough payments and (b) Bounce Back Loan Scheme payments on...

      Bank Services: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will encourage banks to strengthen protections for their customers against fraudsters.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the VAT rate for on-street electric car charging.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to compensate property sellers who agreed sales ahead of the March 2020 covid-19 lockdown and therefore failed to qualify for the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme statistics: 1 July 2021, including data tables 12 and 14, if he will provide details of employments...

      National Insurance: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many children in receipt of child benefit and over 15 years 9 months have not received their National Insurance number ​as of 9 July 2021.

      National Insurance: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the current average waiting time in days is for a child of a qualifying age to receive their National Insurance number.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the statistics on earnings and employment from Pay As You Earn Real Time Information and tables 11 and 12, if he will publish payrolled...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Morley and Outwood

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in Morley and Outwood constituency have (a) applied for and (b) been successful in their application for the Self-Employed Income Support...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people were in receipt of support from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in (a) Morley and Outwood constituency and (b) West Yorkshire as at 1...

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many breaches of the control process for special severance payments were identified by his Department in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20, and (c) 2020-21; and...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homes England: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to instruct Homes England not to dismiss some or all of its staff and rehire them on...

    • Churches: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of allowing worshippers to sing in church prior...

      Letting Agents: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what further steps the Government is taking to (a) implement the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents:...

      Leasehold: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average legal costs incurred by leaseholders in pursuing claims against developers in...

      Community Ownership Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department will begin to accept applications to the Community Ownership Fund.

      Local Government: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to local authorities to support the Government's net zero target.

      Temporary Accommodation: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in the number of families living in temporary accommodation in (a) London and...

      Homelessness: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in the levels of homelessness of black residents in (a) England and Wales, (b)...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of housing revenue accounts to meet future investment needs in...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of requiring maintenance contracts and property enhancement...

      Homes England: Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether employee representatives were (a) appointed or (b) elected in Homes England in accordance with section...

      Right to Acquire Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving social housing tenants the right to acquire rented...

      Landlords: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which local authorities have requested approval from his Department for the (a) extension and (b) creation of a...

      Community Renewal Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to measure the impact of the projects funded through the Community Renewal Fund on the change in...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which funds he plans to remove competitive bidding from to reduce the amount of funding streams allocated to councils...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to measure the impact of the projects funded through the Levelling Up Fund on the change in the...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to measure the impact of the projects funded through the Towns Fund on the change in the...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department (a) has issued or (b) plans to issue to local authority chief executives on ensuring...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department made an agreement with Millbrook Proving Ground on liability for potential injuries to assessors during the independent...

    • National Flagship: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to make it a condition for potential suppliers to progress to the invitation to negotiate phase of procurement for the UK’s...

      National Flagship: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether potential suppliers of (a) design services and (b) construction services for the UK’s national flagship will be permitted to attend the...

      National Flagship: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the Level 1 procurement plan for the UK’s national flagship that is available on request to potential suppliers participating...

      National Flagship: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the pre-qualification questionnaire that will be used to assess which potential suppliers will progress to the invitation to...

      Warrior Armoured Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to replace the capability lost as a result of the cancellation of the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme.

      Navy: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the social value aspect of the procurement process will be adhered to in the future purchase of a...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to remove any further army battalions once the 2nd Battalion Mercian Regiment has been amalgamated with the 1st Battalion Mercian Regiment.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria were used by the Civil Aviation Authority in deciding whether to allow General Atomics to fly its SkyGuardian drone in the UK in summer...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what safeguards and controls he is putting in place to regulate and oversee the use of the Protector military drone during any domestic surveillance...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to undertake a public evaluation of the effectiveness of detect and avoid technology, including its safety implications,...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to create a regulatory regime for large drones flying in the UK operated by (a) the Ministry of Defence, (b) other...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned flights of SkyGuardian are in 2021 in the UK; what routes those planned flights will be using; how long those planned flights will be...

      RAF Waddington: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment the Government has made of the impact of Protector military drone flights on local people in and around the area covered by the Airspace...

      RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Waddington: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has contacted local authorities and residents in the vicinity of RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Waddington to inform them about the...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK provided police or military training to (a) Iraq, (b) Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, (c) Libya, (d) Mali, (e) Myanmar,...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK provided police or military training to (a) Afghanistan, (b) Bahrain, (c) Bangladesh, (d) Belarus, (e) Central African Republic, (f)...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which facility will carry out depth maintenance of the UK's F-35 fleet.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2021 to Question 27328 on Saudi Arabia: Military Aid and with reference to the video published on Twitter on 26 June...

      Warrior Armoured Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost is of the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme to date.

      UK Hydrographic Office: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from which country and location in that country each boat in the service of the Hydrographic Office was procured from.

      Ministry of Defence: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what mechanisms are in place to audit information provided to his Department by (a) regulatory bodies and (b) non-departmental public bodies.

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Minister for Defence Procurement was first briefed on the potential effects on hearing identified by assessors of the AJAX armoured...

      Veterans: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much money his Department spent on developing a Veterans ID Card since 2019.

      Armed Forces: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the rules are on dismissal of Service personnel for a single offence of drug abuse; if he will list the criteria for allowing a second chance...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the new £11.4 million contract awarded by Leidos Supply Ltd on behalf of his Department to Try & Lilly Ltd for the supply of ceremonial...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Workplace Pensions: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to encourage employers to offer halal-compliant pensions to employees.

    • State Retirement Pensions: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to remove the freeze and uprate on pensions of British-expats living in Canada.

      Personal Independence Payment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timescale is for replacing personal independence payments in Scotland with the Scottish Government's disability assistance benefit.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many participants in the Kickstart scheme have declared in their universal credit claim that they have an illness, disability or health...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to mitigating the risk of covid-19 transmission through ventilation in JobCentre Plus premises and other buildings owned and...

      Universal Credit: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential effect of the end of the £20 universal credit uplift on levels of child poverty in...

      Universal Credit: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made a recent assessment of the adequacy of average universal credit payments in meeting the costs of living.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the Child Maintenance Service (a) identifies and (b) responds to parents who perpetuate coercive control by (i) failing to pay, (ii)...

      Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 704 on Bereavement Benefits, what his timescale is for bringing forward a draft Remedial...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Colombia: Civil Liberties and Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has made to work with his international counterparts to promote civil liberties and encourage the...

    • Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the update on international travel published by his Department on 24 June 2021 and official...

      Angola: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding his Department has provided for mine clearance on contaminated land around Cuito Cuanavale in Angola.

      Kenneth Kaunda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the legacy of the late former President of Zambia, Dr Kenneth Kaunda.

      Tigray: Humanitarian Aid

      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 in the report on the ongoing...

      Ethnic Groups: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the OHCHR report entitled Agenda towards transformative change for racial justice and equality,...

      Halo Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding the Government has allocated to the Halo Trust to undertake mine clearance work overseas.

      Arab States: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his US counterpart on helping to further improve relations in the Middle East...

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress the UK has made as President of the G7 to remove barriers to education across the world.

      Colombia: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the Government’s involvement in training Colombian...

      Overseas Aid: Women's Rights

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

      Climate Change: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the link between universal access to (a) sexual and reproductive health and rights,...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many staff of his Department work on European issues and relationships.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps (a) he and (b) his Department is taking to help support and protect from harm human rights defenders...

  • Home Office

    • Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many self-isolation home visits took place in June 2021 for travellers returning from amber list countries under covid-19 travel...

    • Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many travellers returned from amber list countries in June 2021.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to tackle the domestic operations of Hezbollah since its full proscription in February 2019.

      Visas: Relatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the number of potential sponsors who have left the UK since 2013 as a result of close relatives not...

      Unexplained Wealth Orders: Oman

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of using Unexplained Wealth Orders against Oman’s Royal Office minister.

      Domestic Abuse: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of providing funding to male domestic violence victim service providers.

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking in advance of the publication of the Law Commission's final report in respect of its Hate Crime review,...

      Fire and Rescue Services: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessments she has made of the level of monitoring and reporting by the Health and Safety Executive of cases of (a) disease,...

      Yvonne Fletcher

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to review the evidence which has been withheld by the Government since 2015 on the grounds of national security in...

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to proposals in the 2021 Queen’s Speech on reforms to the immigration system, what steps her Department is taking to...

      Frontier Workers: Defence and Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to grant frontier worker status to people (a) presently working in the UK, (b) who can prove a previous...

      Immigration: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to include housing availability in the development of immigration policy.

      Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to help prevent illegal immigration into the United Kingdom.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what legal jurisdiction offshore immigration processing centres would operate.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to ensure that asylum cases are determined on the basis of need without consideration of the route of arrival...

      Detention Centres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of who would staff any offshore immigration processing centre.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will publish guidance on welfare benefit entitlement for EU nationals who have not made an application under the EU...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contracts were awarded without tender under the emergency procurement rules during the covid-19...

    • Government Property Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government takes to resolve disagreements between the Government Property Agency (GPA) and...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Agriculture: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps her Department has taken to support British farmers and food producers to increase their global sales.

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the value was of exports of arms and military equipment to (a) Iraq, (b) Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, (c) Libya,...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cultural Heritage: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to promote Romford's heritage as part of the Historic County of Essex.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Primates: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many (a) wild-caught, (b) captive-born or F1 generation and (c) captive-bred long-tailed macaques were imported from...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on testing cattle for Bovine TB.

      Primates: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the importation by the UK for the purposes of scientific research of (a) the offspring of...

      Primates: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will end the import of long-tailed macaques for the purposes of scientific research from Mauritius into the UK.

      Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) stakeholders on pet theft; and what steps he is...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that breeders selling puppies provide adequate protection for the (a) well being and (b)...

      Recycling: Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the announcement of 7 May 2021, New plans unveiled to boost recycling, what assessment he has made of the...

      Game: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take further steps to reduce grouse moor shooting to support the replenishment of upland peat.

      Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Hunting with Hounds Act 2004; and if he will make an...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed flat rate deposit under the Deposit Return Scheme on the...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to support the UK to meet its climate change targets in response to the recent...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2021 to Question 25745 on Animal Products: Imports, what plans he has to incorporate the...

      Hare Coursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ban hare coursing.

      Beekeeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many bee keepers there are in the UK.

      Wines: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to support steps being taken by the UK wine-making sector to become resilient against climate change.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Sharing Economy: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enhance workers' rights in the gig economy; and what steps they are taking to provide more clarity to businesses over employment status...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total number of hospitalisations of patients with COVID-19 since 1 March 2020.

    • NHS: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect on patient outcomes of the steps being taken by NHS providers to improve such outcomes.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the data protection impact assessment for NHS Digital General Practice Data for planning and research data collection will be published.

      DNACPR Decisions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will report on (1) the membership, (2) the workings, and (3) the decisions, of the Ministerial Oversight Group tasked with overseeing the use of Do...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have registered an opt-out with their GP practice to prevent the sharing of personal data outside of their GP practice except for their own...

      Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations regarding suicide prevention measures.

      Mental Health Services: Self-employed

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to provide tailored mental health support schemes to freelancers.

  • Department for Education

    • Children in Care: Restraint Techniques

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the article 'Children in care as young eleven handcuffed like 'dangerous animals' published by the Sunday Express on 27 June; and...

    • Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that persistently absent school pupils receive targeted educational support programmes.

      Apprentices: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all businesses have the required funding to carry out sufficient on course training for apprenticeships.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of days of in-person education lost by school pupils in England and Wales as a result of isolating after...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Stalking: Sentencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce tougher sentencing for stalkers.

    • Youth Custody

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address problems in youth custody centres; and in particular Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that soldiers from Eritrea are using food as a weapon of war in Tigray.

    • Russia and USA: Natural Gas and Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of plans by the governments of the United States and Russia to allow test drilling for (1) gas, and (2) oil, on land in the Arctic...

      British Overseas Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the UK’s Overseas Territories.

      Tigray: Food Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of food security in Tigray; and what steps they are taking to respond to cases of acute malnutrition amongst children...

      Taiwan: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to supply Taiwan with COVID-19 vaccines; and what is the timetable on any such plans.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • HMS Defender: Black Sea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) on what date, and (2) at what time, they were made aware by the BBC that classified documents relating to HMS Defender’s Black Sea mission had been...

    • HMS Defender: Black Sea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what risk assessment was carried out, if any, of HMS Defender’s mission to sail close to the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters on 23 June.

      Telecommunications Cables: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include the building of subsea cable repair ships within the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

      Veterans: Civil Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when legislation will be introduced to protect soldiers from vexatious prosecutions.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all UK armed forces personnel deployed as part of the Carrier Strike Group 2021 have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

      Navy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all those currently deployed on Royal Navy nuclear submarines have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK armed forces personnel have died due to COVID-19.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the majority of work on the three new Fleet Solid Support ships will be undertaken at UK shipyards.

      Shipbuilding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the National Shipbuilding Strategy refresh.

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many countries, and (2) what countries, are part of the Carrier Strike Group.

      Trident Submarines: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be an operational gap between the vanguard class submarines and dreadnought class submarines; and if so, how long that gap will that last for.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many military personnel are (1) not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, and (2) currently having to isolate.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pigs: CJD

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the lack of proof of a link between pigs being fed food waste and Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease; and what plans they...

    • Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for creating a Food Security Minister responsible for interventions to people living in poverty.

      Food: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decline in food and drink sales to the EU on potential job losses within the UK food and drink industry;...

      Fisheries: Norway

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential bilateral fisheries agreement between the UK and Norway.

      Families: Food Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with (1) breakfast cereal manufacturers, and (2) related stakeholders, on how to support families facing food poverty.

  • Home Office

    • Marriage Certificates: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they plan to implement to combat counterfeit marriage certificates.

    • Marriage Certificates: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what avenues for recourse authorised clergy have in response to a counterfeit marriage falsely bearing their name as the officiating minister.

      Marriage Certificates: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the black market for counterfeit marriage certificates following the changes to marriage certification.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the date by which settled status applications have to be made; and what steps they are taking to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether European Economic Area nationals who apply late to the EU Settlement Scheme will be permitted to have the right to work and rent while their applications...

      British Nationality: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 28 June (HL 1071), (1) how long they anticipate the ongoing review of child...

      Retail Trade: Abuse and Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they intend to take to protect retail workers from violence and abuse.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that the number of young people in the care of local authorities who still need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme do so...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to clear the backlog of settled status applications.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Letting Agents: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce new legislation on the regulation of property agents.

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Building Safety Bill, announced by the Housing Secretary on 5 July will assist leaseholders facing bills for non-cladding defects in high rise flats.

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many homeless people there were in England in (1) 1990, (2) 2000, (3) 2010, and (4) 2020.

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reported threat to Liverpool's UNESCO World Heritage Site status, what plans they have to (1) review, and (2) amend, relevant national planning...

      Caravan Sites: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to allowing the addition of a separate set of Model Standards to those provided in 1983 under the Caravan Sites Control and...

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Audit Office: Email

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Audit Office were given access to the private email accounts of either (1) civil servants, (2) special advisers, or (3) ministers, when...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will fully end COVID-19 related restrictions in July.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of migrants to the UK from 2016 to 2020 were from the EU.

      Ministers: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what penalties apply to ministers who are found to have breached paragraph 1.7 of the Ministerial Code.

  • Treasury

    • Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vessels by type are operated by HMRC.

    • Government Securities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total amount of index-linked government stock; and what percentage of total government debt it represents.

      Brazil: Rainforests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent British financial institutions from (1) knowingly, or (2) unknowingly, (a) investing in, or (b) facilitating, the destruction...

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