Written answers

Friday, 16 July 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate his Department has made of the area of land required for the HS2 project including depots, facilities and stations.

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a scheme to financially incentivise fleet companies to transition to zero-emission...

      Railways: Ledsham Garden Village

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase rail transport infrastructure in Ledsham Garden Village.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the feedback analysis of the consultation on timetable options to improve rail performance in the North of England.

      Railway Stations: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the decision making criteria are for applications to the Stations Fund for Ellesmere Port and Neston.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what mechanisms are in place to audit information provided to his Department by (a) regulatory bodies and (b)...

    • Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will adopt the Committee on Climate Change’s recommendation in their 2021 progress report and set a 2030...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of (a) the ability of Ofgem to effectively regulate prices of energy providers and (b) the...

      Heating: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure sufficient provision of skilled alternative heat source technologies engineers to...

      Boilers: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendation from the Climate Change...

      Heating: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendation from the Climate Change...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Green Homes Grant applications were (a) received and (b) approved in each month since January 2021 for (i)...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of Regionally and Locally Determined Contributions in order to...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage the production of electrolytic hydrogen in the UK.

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2021 to Question 21957 on Hinkley Point C Power Station, what the reason was for the...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Fibromyalgia: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the new research published on the treatment of fibromyalgia.

    • Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure that the transition to the midwifery-led Continuity of Carer model is adequately resourced and...

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department is collecting to monitor the effectiveness of NHS England guidance, Supporting pregnant women using maternity...

      Maternal Mortality: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of proposals to set a target to reduce the maternity mortality gaps experienced by Black and Asian women.

      Mental Health Services: Out of Area Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many out-of-area mental health placements started in each NHS region in each month since March 2020.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for the European Medicines Agency to approve Covishield vaccines produced at the Serum Institute of India for the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to assess the effectiveness of covid-19 vaccines for those with compromised immune systems.

      Young People: Coronavirus

      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 the mental health of young people.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to further reduce from eight weeks the length of time between the first and second dose of the covid-19 vaccine due to...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care of 8...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he is making to his international counterparts on allowing people participating in the Novavax covid-19 vaccine...

      Oral Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to increase patients’ understanding of the merits of regular dental check-ups in helping to ensure...

      Oral Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Cancer Research's projection that oral cancer will rise by 33% in the UK from 2014 to 2035, whether his Department has...

      Oral Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to take steps to help improve patients’ understanding of the merits of regular dental check-ups in...

  • Department for Education

    • Department of Education: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his Department's energy usage in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

    • Education: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to close the learning gap between boys and girls.

      Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that information on a pupil's (a) family status and (b) known issues at home are routinely transferred from primary...

      Educational Institutions: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial assistance is available to support schools and colleges with the cost of essential maintenance work.

      Department for Education: Information

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

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he is having with the higher education sector on reductions in tuition fees in response to reports that some universities are...

      Students: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what educational support will be made available to university students required to self-isolate due to the covid-19 outbreak in the 2021 autumn term;...

      Air Pollution: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage universities to introduce air health education into relevant degree programmes.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on pupils' education of the increase in covid-19 cases causing pupils and staff to self-isolate.

      Children: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of continuing covid-19 isolation requirements on primary school-aged children.

      Sustainable Development: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a compulsory sustainability component to the national curriculum.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria he will use to determine whether covid-19 secure measures should be reintroduced in the future in the education system.

      Teachers: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has published on the use of the NHS App for teachers and headteachers; and whether teachers are required to switch off...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the level of risk to teaching and support staff of the rise in the rate of covid-19 infection among school-aged children.

      Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support will be provided for home teaching from September 2021 in the event that children and young people are required to self-isolate as a...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Juries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring jurors to have received (a) both doses of a covid-19 vaccine and (b) a negative...

    • Divorce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reduce the number of separation and divorce proceedings that end up in the family court system; and what steps he is taking to...

      Ministry of Justice: Information

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

  • Treasury

    • Net Zero Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the final report of the Net Zero Review; and whether that report will include an analysis on the potential merits of using...

    • Treasury: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the number of Black and ethnic minority staff employed in his Department.

      Treasury: Information

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

      Females: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for Women and Equalities to help ensure an equitable economic recovery for women from the Covid-19...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help prevent rape being used as a weapon of war in Tigray, Ethiopia.

    • Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what evidence he has of rape being used as a weapon of war in Tigray, Ethiopia.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, through which international mechanisms he plans to monitor the levels of risk in Afghanistan; and what mechanisms...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many staff from his Department have been posted overseas by country in each of the last five years.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what mechanisms are in place to audit information provided to his Department by (a) regulatory bodies and (b)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of 9 April 2021 from the hon. Member for High Peak, referenced RL21845.

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid and Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take to advance (a) humanitarian aid and (b) a peace process in Afghanistan.

      Nepal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ship at least 1.4 million AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine doses to Nepal in the next...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of 12 May 2021 from the hon. Member for High Peak, referenced RL22521.

      Developing Countries: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many programmes reduced or discontinued as a result of a reduction in Official Development Assistance targeted...

      Occupied Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had recent discussions with the (a) Israeli Ambassador and (b) Palestinian Consulate on the...

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if the Government will provide covid-19 vaccines to the Palestinian Authority from supplies surplus to UK needs.

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to ensure (a) an investigation into and (b) accountability for potential violations...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Israeli Ambassador and (b) Palestinian Ambassador on (i) equitable...

      Nigeria: Human Rights and Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Nigerian counterpart on protecting the (a) religious freedoms, (b)...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications have been made to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme since 1 April 2021; and how many of those applicants have...

    • RFA Diligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has plans to replace the repair ship RFA Diligence.

      Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the contractors involved in the Crowsnest AEW helicopter programme and their individual responsibilities within the overall prime contract.

      RFA Argus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to replace RFA Argus when it leaves service.

      Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he intends to exercise any contractual penalties against Lockheed Martin UK for the delays to the Crowsnest AEW helicopter programme.

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether Millbrook Proving Ground are on schedule to report the results of its independent trials into noise and vibration issues with Ajax armoured...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the change in the level of the cost of living in the decision to remove the £20 uplift to universal credit.

    • Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many direct earnings attachments her Department has put in place in each year since the Welfare Reform Act 2012 enabled recovery of...

      Access to Work Programme: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps will her Department take to improve the accessibility of the Access to Work Scheme for visually impaired people.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the amount of support a disabled person who first claimed personal independence payment in 2020 has foregone as...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Information

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

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Office for Environmental Protection: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the ring-fenced budget for the Office for Environmental Protection has been reduced from five to three...

    • Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond in full to the 27 proposals of the Landscapes review published in September 2019.

      Dartmoor National Park: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding allocation he plans to make to Dartmoor under the Farming in Protected Landscapes programme for (a) 2022-23 and...

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle illegal puppy smuggling and inhumane breeding practices.

      Agriculture: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of how the agricultural sector can transition to net zero.

      Pets: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that pets in the UK are microchipped; and if will he ensure that there is an adequate...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps steps he is taking to tackle the promotion of cropping dogs ears on social media.

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the timescale to introduce a deposit return scheme on the amount of plastic...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what mechanisms are in place to audit the information provided to his Department by (a) regulatory bodies and (b)...

      Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the use of single use plastics; and what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to progress implementation of nature-based climate solutions with the (a) speed and (b)...

      Consumer Goods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to recent reports of unsold electrical goods being destroyed by Amazon, if he will bring forward legislative...

      Polystyrene: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the use of polystyrene chips in packaging.

      Public Footpaths: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his timetable is for announcing a final decision on Natural England’s proposals for the English coastal path from...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on the timeframe for the continuation of discounts to UK REACH...

      Forests: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government's recent announcement on the COP26 initiative to protect the world’s forests, what...

      Fly-tipping: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the minimum fine for unlawfully depositing waste.

      Air Pollution: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to minimise the impact of air pollution on children’s development.

      Environmental Land Management Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the Environmental Land Management schemes on greenhouse...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish legislative proposals to support the New Plan for Immigration.

    • HMC Protector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what amount the Government paid for the purchase of HMC Protector.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to help local authorities work with local police forces to tackle antisocial behaviour.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers and their dependents are awaiting an initial decision on their application after six months; and how many of those...

      Home Office: Information

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

      Sanctions: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking against people in the UK with links to criminal activity by the Syrian regime.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been received relating to Serco's management of homes of multiple occupation for asylum seekers in each of the last...

      British Nationality: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to extend the provisions of the British...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing a photo identification card for every British citizen...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to provide physical documentation incorporating secure QR code technology to EU nationals residing in the UK of their...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the performance and reliability of the View and Prove service for the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many full-time equivalent officials (a) worked 12 months ago, (b) currently work and (c) are expected to work in 12 months' time for the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, by what date EU citizens who have made an in-time EU Settlement Scheme application will be able to use the View and Prove service with a...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase the volume of suitable accommodation in which people seeking asylum are housed.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what long-term funding is in place to support (a) local authorities and (b) community organisations providing support to late applications...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative assessment her Department has made of the relative safety of the use of (a) waking watch fire patrols and (b)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what additional funding is being provided to local authorities to maintain waking watch fire patrol services in...

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate has made of the number of positive covid-19 tests that have been recorded for staff in his Department...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what mechanisms are in place to audit information provided to his Department by (a) regulatory bodies and (b)...

      Local Plans: Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department is providing to local planning authorities on local plans that are constrained as a...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter of 27 May 2021 from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich on ground rents...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what evidence his Department has relied upon when producing BS-5839 guidance on fire detection and alarm systems to...

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the annual cost was of waking watch fire patrols to each local authority in each of the last three years.

      Community Centres: Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of repurposing empty high street units as community...

      Tree Preservation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Tree Preservation Orders; and whether the Government has...

      Building Safety Fund: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will write to the Member for Leeds Central to explain why the application to the Building Safety...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what financial support the Government has provided to churches during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that accessible housing for older and disabled people remains a priority...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Climate Change Committee’s 2021 Progress...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Service: Remote Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 18 of Covid-19 response: summer 2021, what his policy is on guidance to the civil...

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers and Senior Civil Servants: Meetings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reporting external meetings of (a) special advisers and...

      Cabinet Office: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which of his Department's non executive directors were appointed through open competition.

      Government Departments: Flags

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much each Department has spent on Union Flags in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) England in each year...

      UK Relations with EU: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the Government’s response to the statement from the EU Commission dated 30 June 2021...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 35 of Covid-19 Response: Summer 2021, published on 5 July 2021, if he will publish...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to paragraph 36 of Covid-19 Response: Summer 2021, published on 5 July 2021, whether...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish all the data on which the Government has based its decision to lift all covid-19...

      UK-EU Civil Society Forum: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to establish the UK's delegation to the Civil Society Forum as set out in the UK-EU Trade and...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether, after 21 June 2021, social distancing and face coverings will still be advised.

      Fixed-term Parliaments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of abolishing fixed terms for the Scottish Parliament,...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Tradeshow Access Programme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions her Department has had with the Welsh Government on (a) the cancellation of and (b) a replacement scheme for the Tradeshow...

    • Trade Fairs: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support her Department is providing to UK maritime businesses to attend overseas trade shows.

      Trade Fairs: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support her Department is providing to UK maritime businesses to help them attend overseas trade shows.

      Trade Fairs: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support her Department is providing to enable UK maritime businesses to attend overseas trade shows.

      Trade Fairs: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support her Department is providing for UK maritime businesses to attend overseas trade shows.

      Trade Shows: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to support UK maritime businesses to attend overseas trade shows.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Answer of 8 March 2021 to Question 159303, what jurisdictions are included in the non-GB category of...

    • Arts: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2021 to Question 156495 on Arts: EU Countries, what progress the Government has made on...

      Social Enterprises: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support social enterprises affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Social Media: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking with social media companies to tackle fake social media profiles that spread...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Information

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

      Broadband: Fylde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the need to reform the Electronic Communications Code to enable people in Fylde constituency to...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gay Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that transgender people are not subjected to gender identity conversion practices.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to respond to the enquiry of 30 April 2021 from the hon. Member for High Peak, referenced RL21902.

  • Department for Transport

    • Highway Code

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis, if any, they have undertaken in the last five years on the number of people who read the Highway Code; and how many rules are contained in the most...

    • Motorways: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to inform drivers who have stopped in the emergency area of a motorway of the requirement to use the emergency phones to ask...

      Emergency Services: Sirens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure the emergency services comply with the provisions of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 which require them to...

      Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of vehicles owned or hired by the government to transport (1) ministers, and (2) senior civil servants, on official business are fully electric.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Equal Pay and Recruitment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the survey research by the Trade Unions Congress, published on 19 March, which found that one in three black and minority...

    • National Security and Investment Act 2021

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the final communications sectoral definition under the National Security and Investment Act 2021 will be published.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Males: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 28 April (HL15156), what assessment they have made of their compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty,...

    • Doctors: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the shortage of doctors in the NHS.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the five million UK residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured in India will be allowed to travel to...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Greenhalgh on 28 June (HL1204, HL1205), what assessment they have made of reports that leaseholders, despite having an...

    • Renewable Energy: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require local authorities in England to take into account (1) the use of carbon capture, utilisation and storage technologies, or (2) the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Barriers: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to impose (1) import, and (2) export, controls on firms linked to (a) China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy, and (b) the surveillance...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Telecommunications Cables: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many repairs to subsea cables have needed to be undertaken, and (2) what was the average time taken to complete such repairs, in each of the last five years.

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We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

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