Written answers

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Buses: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his oral contribution of 14 July 2021, Official Report, column 408 on the 900 buses in production, where those buses are being...

    • Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he taking to help ensure that lorry drivers have access to adequate sanitation and rest facilities in areas of Kent after his recent...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to allow UK citizens who have been fully vaccinated whilst working overseas, irrespective of location, to return to their families in...

      Sea Cadet Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes the Government plans for the organising and recruitment of Sea Cadets across the UK in response to the Maritime Skills Commission Cadet...

      River Thames: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with local authority leaders in the City of London to mitigate levels of (a) water and (b) air pollution within and...

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) charities and (b) other relevant stakeholders which lease mobility scooters to help ensure that they form...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, by how much was HS2 over budget in July 2019; and what information was shared with hon. Members on HS2 being over budget in 2019.

      Department for Transport: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of 27 April 2021,...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he is having with Cabinet colleagues on recognising foreign certification of covid-19 vaccination for the purpose of travel to the UK.

      Boats: River Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had recent discussions with local authority leaders in London on increasing the number of jetties on the River Thames to (a) encourage...

      River Thamas: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the sustainability of river craft in use on the River Thames.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will publish its response to the consultation on Review of The Highway Code to improve road safety for cyclists, pedestrians and...

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to support flexible season tickets for all rail users travelling between (a) Ipswich and London and (b) Stowmarket and London.

      East West Rail: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how long the new rolling stock on East West Rail is expected to be in operation.

      Northwich Station: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the eligibility of the part-collapsed Northwich Train Station for the Rail network enhancements pipeline.

      Motor Vehicles: Costs and Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative assessment he has made of the (a) costs to a person and (b) emissions from (i) owning a car and (ii) participating in a car club or...

  • Treasury

    • Free Zones: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to inform port operators in Northern Ireland which locations are to be considered for free port status.

    • Treasury: Re-employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of 27 April 2021,...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2021 to Question 902805 on carbon tax in the transition to net zero, what other potential measures the Government is...

      Carbon Emissions: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, under what circumstances low carbon investments pay (a) 20 per cent and (b) five per cent VAT.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to tackle tax evasion.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the value of the fifth Self Employment Scheme grant is set as a percentage of three months' profits; and what the evidential basis is for...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to conduct a retrospective review of claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; and whether he plans to take steps to...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made, applying the Laffer curve, of the potential effect on tax revenues of a reduction in corporation tax.

      Heating: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much VAT revenue has been raised through the sale of heat pumps in the last 12 months.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with officials at HMRC on processing self-assessment repayment requests.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the contribution of nuclear fission to the economy.

    • Nuclear Power: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using Advanced Modular Reactors for the production of hydrogen...

      Gas-cooled Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will take steps to ensure that UK expertise and capability in gas-cooled nuclear reactors is utilised...

      Green Jobs Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the budget is of the Green Jobs Taskforce in each of the next three years.

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Contracts for Difference scheme provides sufficient long-term...

      Renewable Energy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits for the UK’s net-zero ambitions of extending the...

      Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of Ofgem’s network charging reforms on levels of...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish its Heat and Buildings strategy.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the financing of new nuclear power stations; and if he...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many councils expressed an interest in applying for the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme but did...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many councils applied for the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme before the 4 December 2020 deadline.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many councils have expressed an interest in applying for Phase 1B of the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has for expanding onshore wind power.

      Batteries: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of regulating lithium-ion battery energy storage systems to help...

      EU Grants and Loans: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 25 June 2021 to Question 21949 EU Grants and Loans: East Ayrshire, what discussions he has...

      Fireworks: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the sale and use of fireworks on pets and other animals.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the guidance contained on the gov.uk webpages entitled Working safely during coronavirus (Covid-19): guidance from...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to (a) protect and (b) support pub and hospitality businesses as part of the recovery from...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to his Oral Statement of 14 July 2021, Official Report, column 388, whether the offence of perjury in respect of...

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Statement on 14 July 2021, Official Report, columns 388-402, on the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past, if the consent of...

  • Attorney General

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, what assessment he has made of the (a) reasons for the reduction in rape prosecutions and (b) effect of that reduction on the reporting of rape.

    • Ministry of Justice: Young People

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps he is taking to strengthen young people's (a) engagement with and (b) understanding of (i) the work of the Crown Prosecution Service and (ii) other...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the average time in (a) days and (b) hours it takes for NHS Test and Trace to (i) trace and (ii)...

    • Borderline Substances Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform independent report, published May 2021, what assessment he...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the maximum daily covid-19 PCR testing capacity was at each regional testing centre in England for each month from January 2021 to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the available covid-19 PCR testing capacity for each of the regional testing centres in England.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on how many occasions in the last two months regional covid-19 PCR testing sites in England reached their maximum daily testing capacity.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Question 27052 tabled by the Rt hon. Member for Forest Dean on 5 July 2021, for what reason it has not been possible to...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the outcomes of the Innovative Medicines Fund and NICE Methods Review will align due...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve the quality of mental health support that young people can access through their GP.

      Adrenaline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much NHS patients who were ineligible for free prescriptions spent on adrenaline in each of the last five years.

      Carers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a specific minimum wage for care workers to assist with recruitment...

      Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the Government's decision to ease covid-19 restrictions on 19 July 2021 on the...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the data collected on the dashboard developed by Public Health England for purposes of (a) identifying and (b)...

      Bile Duct Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms of bile duct cancer in (a) healthcare settings and...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is collecting data on the proportion of people testing positive for the Delta covid-19 variant who are unvaccinated.

      Primary Health Care: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the length telephone waiting times for primary care networks in 2021.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set a target for improving access to cancer medicines to support NHS England’s Long Term Plan ambition of improving...

      Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the total number of cases of Long Covid that will result from the covid-19 outbreak.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to criminalise the inflation of prices...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish the updated Tobacco Control Plan before the publication of the Office for National Statistics data in 2021 on...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 25 of Covid-19 Response: Summer 2021, for how long his Department plans to continue regular asymptomatic...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review report entitled First Do No Harm, published...

      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to increase the number of specialist clinicians in obsessive compulsive disorder within NHS Child and...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that 17 year olds who are starting university in the autumn can access the covid-19 vaccine before they are...

      Coronavirus: Disadvantaged

      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 drivers of health inequalities; and what steps his Department...

      Contraceptives: Analgesics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his plans are for making pain relief available for women when having an intrauterine device insertion.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of access to NHS dentistry provision for new patients; and what plans he has to ensure there are...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to improve mental health care by investing in early access mental health support for young people.

      Coronavirus and Long Covid: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support people whose mental health has deteriorated as a result of (a) the covid-19 outbreak and (b) having...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the debate on the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review on 8 July 2021, Official Report, columns 1148...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to implement all the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review...

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the number of patients recruited to clinical trials in the NHS.

      Patient Recruitment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the progress of the five National Patient Recruitment Centres against their objectives in their...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of 27...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of NHS patients awaiting operations that have been delayed as a result of the covid-19...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in each of the last four weeks, what proportion of covid-19 hospitalisations were for people aged (a) over 50, (b) between 40-49, (c)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of what the maximum covid-19 PCR testing capacity per day will be for England on 1 August 2021.

  • Wales Office

    • Internet: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Welsh Government and (b) social media platforms on tackling abuse online.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Question

      What steps he is taking to enhance UK soft power overseas.

    • Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the Israeli Government on that Government's obligations under the Fourth Geneva...

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the terms of any licences issued for the export of arms to Israel have been varied as a result of the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many Departmental staff have been made redundant as a result of the merger of the Department for International...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the statement on Afghanistan on 8 July 2021, Official Report, cols 1104-20, what the budget...

      Tigray: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Eritrean Government on using their ports for humanitarian...

      Tigray: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Sudanese counterpart on the viability of transporting aid through Sudan to...

      Tigray: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on the potential merits of deploying RAF...

      Tigray: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of Tigrayans who (a) are classified as facing a famine...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the UK Government trained any members of the Saudi Royal Guard Rapid Intervention Force in each year from...

      Belarus: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the evidential basis was for the decision to remove AGAT System from the consolidated list of financial...

      Cuba: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking in response to the recent suppression of democratic protests by the Cuban regime.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and...

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) plans he has and (b) his timescale is for consulting with relevant stakeholders on the Government’s...

      Nepal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of making emergency covid-19 vaccines donations to Nepal.

      Uganda: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support educational programmes in Uganda.

      Uganda: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to provide covid-19 vaccines to Uganda through the COVAX programme.

      Overseas Aid: Water

      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 the UK foreign aid budget from 0.7 percent...

      France: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations (a) he and (b) his officials are making to counterparts in France on allowing British...

      Malta: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations (a) he and (b) his officials are making to counterparts in Malta on allowing British...

      Three Seas Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the UK is giving to the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the distribution of covid-19 vaccines throughout the world.

      Equality and Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure tackling poverty and inequality is a focus of his Department.

      Question

      What progress he has made on making an assessment of the potential merits of granting diplomatic protection to Anoosheh Ashoori.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to ensure that tackling poverty and inequality throughout the world remains a priority for his Department.

      Question

      What discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the principles outlined in the successor to the Cotonou Agreement and the effect of the implementation of that successor...

      Question

      What recent assessment he has made of the political situation in the Crimea.

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to enhance UK soft power overseas.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Myanmar.

      Egypt: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with its Egyptian counterparts on LGBT+ rights in that country.

      Travel Information: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the consistency of travel advice for UK...

      Rendition and Torture: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what reviews his Department has conducted into torture and rendition since December 2019.

      Libya: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential (a) merits and (b) risks of changing his Department’s...

      Coronavirus: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help ensure immediate access to (a) vaccines and (b) treatments in (i) sub-Saharan...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people were prosecuted under the single justice procedure in each month of 2019 by type of offence; and what the plea rates were for offences...

    • Prisoners: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the attack on a prison officer at HMP Swansea on 12 June 2021, what assessment he has made of the effect on prison safety of allowing...

      Coronavirus Act: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted under Schedule 22 of the Coronavirus Act 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many extended determinate sentences were handed down in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

      Sexual Offences: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average custodial sentence length is for prisoners convicted of a sexual offence.

      Prisons: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the judgment of 2 July 2021 in the case of FDJ v Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to prevent pregnancy in the...

      Prisons: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many male to female transsexuals there are in female prisons.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the UK's prison capacity is; and how many prisoners there are.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners convicted of sexual offences were released halfway through their sentence in 2020-21.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans her Department will put in place to ensure a seamless trading relationship with the US after 2035, the target date set by the US...

    • Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with the National Farmers Union of Scotland on the free trade agreement with Australia.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Oxford-cambridge Arc

      To the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether officials in his Department working on the Oxford to Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework have undertaken analysis of...

    • Oxford-cambridge Arc

      To the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether officials in his Department working on the Oxford to Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework have undertaken analysis of...

      Coal: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the environmental effect of proposals to open a new deep coalmine in Cumbia.

      Hospitality Industry: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his letter to leaders of local authorities on 5 March 2021, what progress he has made in extending...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that in areas where social and affordable housing is built, investment is...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the total number of buildings in England with (a) cladding and (b) other fire...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department holds data on the amount of land (a) owned by and (b) optioned by developers or intermediaries...

      Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merit of installing sprinklers in buildings with (a) cladding and (b)...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, as of 13 July 2021, how many applications have been submitted to the Building Safety Fund.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if the Government will take steps to strengthen consumer redress rules to increase the confidence of buyers of new...

      Planning: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of publishing the submissions made to Planning for the Future...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the number of homes given planning permission and the number of...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the abilities of local authorities to renegotiate their housing revenue account...

      Housing Revenue Accounts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the level of debt accrued by local authorities in their housing revenue accounts during...

      Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 1 July 2021, Official Report, HCWS145, what discussions his Department has...

      Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 1 July 2021, Official Report, HCWS145, whether his Department conducted an...

      Council Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities are adequately resourced to undertake fire safety remediation...

      Housing: Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of houses in multiple occupation in England.

      Housing Associations: Shared Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on housing associations engaging residents of shared accommodation with the outcome of (a) fire...

      Camping Sites: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 28 June 2021, HCWS128 on Supporting Tourism in England, what recent...

      Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his timescale is for responding to the National Planning Policy Framework and National Model Design Code:...

      Sleeping Rough: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department plans to put in place to ensure effective future accommodation pathways can be offered to...

      Rents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of incidents where tenants have deliberately withheld rent from...

      Community Assets and Historic Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to protect community assets and heritage buildings that are at risk of being lost.

      Sleeping Rough: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department instructed local authorities as part of funding agreements for the Rough Sleeping Initiative to...

      Council Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities are adequately resourced to undertake carbon reduction...

      Housing Associations: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that residents of housing association schemes are consulted on changes to their...

      Housing Associations: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to help ensure that housing associations assess best value when undertaking (a) property...

      Landlords: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13th July 2021 to Question 29072 on Landlords: Licensing, which three local authorities...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether officials at his Department informed local authorities that they would be expected to used reserves to balance...

      Local Government Finance: Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the findings of a report by the...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has had recent discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on levels of reserves held by local...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what policies his Department has to ensure the protection of biodiversity during the sale of land by the Ministry of Defence.

    • Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what type of (a) radar and (b) command system is used on the Crowsnest AEW helicopter programme.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the initial operating capability for the Type 31(e) Frigate.

      Ministry of Defence: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what protections for biodiversity are in place on land owned by the Ministry of Defence.

      Ministry of Defence: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to help ensure that his Department will meet the 2050 net zero target using the same criteria as other Government departments.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of removing the temporary uplift to the universal credit standard allowance on...

    • Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of removing the uplift to the universal credit standard allowance on...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of people living in (a) relative and (b) absolute poverty in (i) England, (ii) Yorkshire and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of removing the uplift to the universal credit standard allowance on food bank...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to abolish the lower earnings limit for those who are eligible for statutory sick pay.

      Personal Independence Payment: Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2021 to Question 28245 on Personal Independence Payments: Long Covid, how many people have applied for...

      Access to Work Programme: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints her Department has received about the access to work scheme in each of the last five years.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of 27 April...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking with the Health and Safety Executive to ensure effective regulation of proposed new battery developments on the...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will undertake a public consultation on amending the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 to...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of people entitled to pension credit are not claiming pension credit; and what estimate she has made of the...

      Job Entry Targeted Support: Scottish Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent progress her Department has made on the roll-out of the Job Entry Targeted Support scheme in the Scottish Borders.

      Restart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have found work through the Restart scheme to date.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of removing the uplift to the universal credit standard allowance on...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of removing the uplift to the universal credit standard allowance on the...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the consent order in K v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions CO / 4263 / 2020, what steps her Department is taking in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of trees that have been planted in England in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021 to date.

    • Tree Planting: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding the Government has allocated to planting trees in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021 to date.

      Transport: Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the development of rivers in urban areas for water...

      River Thames: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on ensuring that craft operating on the River...

      Water Charges: Slough and Thames Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the affordability of water bills for residents in (a) Slough and (b) Thames Valley.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) manufacturers and (b) supermarkets and their supply chains on reducing plastic waste.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the volume of plastic waste produced in (a) England and (b) the UK in each of the last five years.

      Firearms: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the work being undertaken by the British Association for...

      Peat Bogs: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding the Government has committed to restoring peatlands in the years (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021 to date.

      Peat Bogs: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many peatlands have been restored in England in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021 to date.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

  • Home Office

    • Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 148671 on Visas, when she plans to publish the review of all Tier 1 (Investor)...

    • UK Border Force: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of Border Force staff who were self-isolating due to covid-19 (a) infection or (b) exposure on 15...

      Immigration and Visas: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that citizens of (a) Belarus and (b) other countries where people who oppose political regimes are at...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the update to the EU Settlement Scheme caseworker guidance on late applications and the section on children in care and...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has commenced the comprehensive review of Immigration Rules in relation to Tier 1 (Investor) Visas that the Court of...

      Public Order Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of replacing the common law offence of public nuisance with a statutory...

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to reduce (a) rural crime rates and (b) incidences of hare coursing; and what the timeframe is for implementing those plans.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to remove foreign national offenders.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people made a visa application using the super priority service in each month since 2015; and how many of those people received a...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff in her Department have been working on processing EU Settled Status applications in each month since January 2020.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of EU nationals in the UK who have missed the deadline to apply for EU Settled Status.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU Settled Status applications submitted after the deadline of 30 June 2021 are being processed by her Department.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to expedite outstanding EU Settled Status applications.

      Youth Mobility Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on expanding the Youth Mobility Scheme.

      Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of trends in the level of pet theft since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Extinction Rebellion: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made during Extinction Rebellion protests since 2019.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Singing

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what provisions will be put in place for people who remain concerned about covid-19 infection as singing is...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Devolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timeframe is for publishing the White Paper on Devolution in England.

    • Great

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 23 June 2021 to Question 16052, aside from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Malaysia, New...

      Civil Servants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) civil servants who have been absent from work due to long covid...

      Topham Guerin: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value is of covid-19-related contracts awarded to Topham Guerin (a) in total and (b) without...

      Government Departments: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy that each Government department must provide either (a) an online form or (b) an...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to COVID-19 Response: Summer 2021, published on 5 July 2021, on what date the Government plans...

      National Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to transfer responsibility for protecting British democracy to her Department as...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will take steps to clarify what (a) legal requirements and (b) Government guidelines apply...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2021 to Question 14131, if he will publish the Carbon Management Plan...

  • Department for Education

    • Department of Education: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy of 27 April 2021,...

    • Students: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that white working class students' attainment is equal to that of their peers.

      Nuclear Power: Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to encourage schools and UK universities to promote nuclear science as a career path for apprentices and graduates.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary schools have received funding from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in each year since 2016.

      Standing Advisory Councils On Religious Education: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to Answer of 14 June 2021 to Question 10631 on Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education: Finance, what guidance his Department has...

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2021 to Question 21978, what data his Department holds on the number of (a) pupils enrolled and (b) schools...

      Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has for the examination or assessment of qualifications in summer 2022.

      Vocational Guidance: Feltham and Heston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support (a) mentoring programmes and (b) the provision of careers advice for young people in education in Feltham and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy to compensate music (a) festivals and (b) concerts if they have to be cancelled as a result of...

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals in the forthcoming Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with UEFA on travel restrictions for overseas visitors to the UK for the European Football...

      Gambling: Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a Gambling Ombudsman.

      DiDi: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Information Commissioner’s Office has taken to verify where ride-hailing service Didi stores data from UK...

      Streaming: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report by Ofcom published on 9 July 2021, entitled Further Statement: Making on-demand services...

      Gambling: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications of research by Oxford and Warwick Universities, entitled The association...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of a Government-backed covid-19 cancellation insurance scheme for...

  • Cop26

    • UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the President of COP26, when the Government plans to make a decision on the number of in-person participants at COP26.

    • Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the President of COP26, with representatives from what countries he (a) has had and (b) plans to have discussions to increase their ambition for offshore wind ahead of COP26.

  • Prime Minister

    • Matt Hancock

      To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2021 to Question 28995 on Ministers: Conduct, whether he (a) consulted the Cabinet Secretary on and (b) made an assessment of the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all new motor vehicles will be sold with automatic speed limiters from 2022.

    • Motor Vehicles: Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain: 2020, published on 13 July, which found that 56 per cent of car drivers and 58 per cent of...

      Great British Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether their Great British Railway reforms will (1) lead to a rationalisation of the demands on timetable space, and (2) end...

      East Coast Railway Line: Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) quality, and (2) safety, of the suspension of the Azuma trains being used on the East Coast mainline; whether (a) they,...

  • Attorney General

    • Domestic Abuse: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need for improvements in the implementation of the public interest test in decisions about whether to prosecute in cases...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 19 February (HL13296), whether work on producing a cross-addiction strategy has now resumed; and if so, when such...

    • NHS Test and Trace: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the detailed breakdown of the amount forecast to be spent on corporate services by NHS Track and Trace in its 2021–22 budget; what has been spent to...

      Long Covid: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that long-COVID disproportionately affects women, what consideration they have given to the production of gender-sensitive guidelines for...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK passport holders and their spouses who live in the UK travel red list countries of (1) South Africa, (2) Botswana, or (3) Zambia, and who have both...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 21 May (HL18), what information, if any, is retained on requests for exemptions to the COVID-19 hotel...

      Ivermectin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the (1) licensing, and (2) use, of Ivermectin in both the (a) treatment, and (b) prevention, of COVID-19.

      Ambulance Services: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the manpower of the NHS Ambulance Service in England (1) in 2010, and (2) at present.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app in identifying close contacts with people who test positive for the virus.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 21 May (HL18), whether (1) individuals, or (2) a panel, are responsible for assessing applications for medical...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS hospital beds there were in (1) 2010, (2) 2015, and (3) 2020.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have made of the numbers of patients in England who remain clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 as of 19 July because (1) the...

      Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to tackle (1) rising demand, (2) rising costs, and (3) rent-seeking behaviours, in the adult social care sector, as identified by the...

      Pregnancy: Down's Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect unborn babies with Down’s Syndrome.

      Long Covid: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote a multi-disciplinary approach to long-COVID in the NHS to ensure patients have access to joined-up care across multiple services.

      Influenza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of the current pathway to test and treat influenza.

      Influenza: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expand flu testing, including through (1) at-home testing, and (2) testing in the community, in 2021–22.

      University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by Leicester NHS Trust to reinstate the employment of a doctor who was convicted of manslaughter in 2015; and what...

  • Department for Education

    • English Language: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 2 June (HL434), whether they still intend to publish a cross-Government English language strategy, as set...

    • Vocational Guidance: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by London First Central Government's Role in Helping London Drive Recovery, published in May; and what plans...

      Assessments: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of charging awarding organisations for the approval of qualifications and the effect of this on the qualifications sector.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment that gender critical beliefs are protected under the Equality Act 2010, what steps they are taking to...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of making protection of freedom of religion or belief one of the criteria which must be met for the UK to enter into a trade deal;...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are developing new frameworks for working on open societies, conflict and multilateralism; if so when they will be published; and what plans they have...

    • International Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the International Development strategy will be published; and what plans they have to consult (1) non-governmental organisations, and (2) Parliament, in...

      Ethiopia: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK experts have been deployed to Ethiopia to advise on the safe collection and preservation of evidence relating to sexual violence.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Homicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Taliban fighters killed Afghan commandos who had surrendered.

    • Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications they have (1) received, and (2) processed, since the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy launched in April.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to extend the Kickstart Scheme; and what steps are they taking to communicate this decision to businesses.

    • Care Homes and Hospitality Industry: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the number of job vacancies in the (1) care, and (2) hospitality, sectors.

      Vaccination: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) scientists, (2) care workers, and (3) volunteers, working with vaccines are kept safe while undertaking their duties.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what characteristics of the National Insurance number system prevent them being aware how many National Insurance numbers are valid.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why their systems use National Insurance numbers as personal identifiers if, at any given instant, they do not know whether such numbers are valid.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many National Insurance numbers were valid on the latest date for which this figure is available.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Recycling: Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the recycling rates of (1) London, and (2) the core cities of England; and what steps they are taking to improve the rates of the poorest performing cities.

    • Animals: Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are no longer planning to carry out animal checks at the White Cliffs Site; and where they plan to...

      Olives: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that every olive tree imported into the UK is inspected for disease.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have been resettled under its Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme since the scheme restarted.

    • Religious Practice: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 April (HL15173), what is their estimate of the number of mosques in the UK; and how many have...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved administrations regarding the removal of COVID-19 restrictions; and what were the outcomes of those discussions.

    • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the trade barriers between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be removed.

      Constitutional Reform and Governance Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they put in place in 2020 to ensure that Government Departments complied with the requirements of section 3(6) of the Constitutional Reform and...

      Political Parties: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to requiring all political parties represented in the House of Commons to publish party membership numbers.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what public expenditure has been incurred on the (1) Traders’ Support Scheme, (2) the Movement Assistance Scheme, and (3) other such programmes for the...

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many 2021 census forms were (1) requested, and (2) have been completed and returned.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Veterans: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure the protection of veterans who served in Northern Ireland while ensuring that the implementation of any such protection...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Work Permits: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to conclude bilateral agreements with European Union member states on work permit exemptions.

    • Motor Sports: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) findings, and (2) recommendations, of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Hamilton Commission report Accelerating...

      Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they will take to stop gambling firms from enticing children to bet.

      Television Licences: Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is legislation which stipulates that TV licences can be paid for only (1) by cheque for the full amount, or (2) Direct Debit for quarterly payments.

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