Written answers

Tuesday, 3 August 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • East Coast Railway Line: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 15 July (HL Deb, col 1945), what were the principal elements in the estimated £60 million a year in...

    • Travel: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they made an assessment of the effects on the travel industry of their decision to require British citizens to quarantine when returning to the UK...

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to deliver for each mode of transport their commitment to Net Zero Carbon outlined in their Transport Decarbonisation Plan, published on 14 July.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current percentage of carbon dioxide emissions attributed to (1) road, (2) rail, (3) air, and (4) shipping, including any UK share on international routes.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of tax that will be paid to the EU by consumers and businesses in Northern Ireland in the current fiscal year...

    • Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Christians Against Poverty Shipshape or sinking ship?, published on 21 July, what plans they have to annually assess levels of financial...

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with the EU to negotiate an exemption from ATA Carnets and CITES certification for temporary (1) import, and (2) export,...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to extend the stamp duty holiday; and if they do have such plans, what assessment they have made of the impact of an extension on the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Levelling Up Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in assessing applications to their Levelling Up Fund, they plan to take into account (1) the principles contained in their consultation Reforming...

    • Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow local planning authorities in rural communities to (1) set the threshold for affordable housing, and (2) decide the tenure for...

      Local Government Boundary Commission for England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many functional economic areas there are in England; and what plans they have to match them with local authority administrative boundaries.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why it is necessary to terminate the whole of an existing agri-environment scheme if a part of that scheme is included in an application for the new English...

    • Incinerators: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 6 October 2020 (HL 8373), (1) whether the "further monitoring" provided an accurate...

      Heating: Refrigerators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 12 July (UIN28169), what plans...

      Shoreline Management Plans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the recommendation of the Climate Change Committee in its 2021 Progress Report to Parliament, published on 24 June, to make...

      Flood Control: Coastal Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they regard the UK Climate Projections 18 (UKCP18) as an (1) up-to-date, and (2) reliable, tool for the future planning of sea defences; and what...

      Water Companies: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the Environment Agency following the publication of its report Water and sewerage companies in England: environmental...

      Eurostar: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards making Eurostar a CITES-designated port.

  • Home Office

    • Metropolitan Police: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Metropolitan Police Officers were self-isolating on the day of the Wembley Euro 2020 final due to (1) a positive COVID-19 test,  or (2) having been...

    • Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will halt the deportation of Zimbabwe nationals who are due for removal from the UK on 21 July.

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Space Council: UK Space Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a memorandum of understanding in place between the National Space Council and the United Kingdom Space Agency; and if so, whether they will place...

    • Mobile Phones: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of spyware targeting mobile phones sold by NSO Group, what assessment they have made of the security of the mobile phones of (1) Government...

      Veterans: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK veterans are currently resident in Northern Ireland; and how that number is identified.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported description by Dr Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organisation’s emergencies programme, of the policy of...

      Ministers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Cabinet ministers and (2) other ministers have undertaken professional development programmes to prepare for their roles in government in the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Tradeshow Access Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the return on investment for exporting businesses created by the Tradeshow Access Funding Programme, prior to its cancellation.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Fundraising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to discuss with the National Lottery Community Fund ways to assist small sports clubs with fundraising events after the COVID-19...

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