Written answers

Monday, 6 September 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of non-electrified trains on already electrified routes.

    • Freight: Locomotives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to encourage operators and freight companies to move to bi-mode or other technologies instead of having diesel-only rolling...

      Railways: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how he plans to remove all diesel-only trains on the rail network by 2040 as part of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to accelerate a rolling programme of electrification, especially on the busiest rail routes as part of the...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of electrifying the rail line between Church Fenton and Leeds City station.

      Level Crossings: Doncaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2021 to Question 22000 on Level Crossings: Doncaster, what the outcome is of the investigation by the British...

      MV Empire Windrush: War Graves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether HMT Empire Windrush has been designated as a war grave.

      P&O Ferries: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department made of the effect of (a) crew numbers and (b) working hours at P&O ferries on crew and passenger safety.

      Railway Stations: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to ensure that bicycle storage facilities are installed at every railway station in the UK.

      Mobility Scooters: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that cycling infrastructure in urban areas can accommodate the use of mobility scooters.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce plans for infill rail electrification projects as part of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that the Transport Decarbonisation Plan is (a) fully funded and (b)...

      Railways: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on the use of cleaner fuels on the rail network during the implementation of the Transport...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take so that the Office of Low Emission Vehicles Grant is potentially accessible for the maximum number...

      Vehicle Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 129986 on Vehicle Number Plates, if he will compensate people who purchased new GB vehicle...

      Roads: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of fatalities on roads in Yorkshire.

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to issue guidance to transport providers on the protection of workers who are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed from...

      Local Government: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether new guidance has been issued to local councils on establishing priority for winter gritting since winter 2020-21.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether an HS2 train service north bound from Birmingham Curzon Street station is contingent on completion of the HS2 line to Manchester.

      Driving Tests: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the backlog of driving theory tests (a) in Scotland and (b) the UK.

      Driving Tests: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the backlog in driving theory test availability in (a) Canterbury and (b) Kent; and what steps he is taking to clear...

      Driving Tests: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the backlog in practical driving test availability in (a) Canterbury and (b) Kent; and what steps he is taking to...

      Driving Tests: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of theory driving test availability in the Liverpool City Region; and what steps his Department is taking to ensure...

      Motorcycles: Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many additional learner motorbike and scooter riders started on the road in each month since January 2019 to date.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that technical issues with the DVSA theory test online booking system that prevent users from booking a test are (a)...

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the current waiting period is for receipt of a renewed driving licence; and what steps his Department is taking to reduce that waiting period.

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average length of time is between applying for a provisional driving licence and receiving that licence.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is taking to protect the safety of staff in the Swansea office from covid-19.

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle delays at DVLA offices in issuing licences.

      Tyne and Wear Metro: Transforming Cities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether it remains the Government's policy to support Metro Flow and the wider North East Transforming Cities Fund allocation.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he is having with the Rail Safety and Standards Board on the publication of the results of their fortnightly modelling of the risks...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk of catching covid-19 whilst travelling by train.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Recruitment and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department is making on improving the (a) provision of training and (b) recruitment of large goods vehicle drivers to tackle the...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2021 to Question 31501, what authority was responsible for regulating train operating companies from 2010 to 2021.

      Heathrow Airport: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of Heathrow Airport Holdings on the provision of subsidised public transport for airport workers.

      India and Pakistan: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's estimate is of covid-19 vaccination rates in (a) India and (b) Pakistan as of 31 August 2021.

      Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will set out the criteria used in respect of the covid-19 travel rules in deciding that (a) Pakistan should remain on the red list and (b)...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support small travel businesses which have lost business due to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Ryanair: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the treatment by Ryanair in respect of refunds of passengers who have had their flights cancelled as a...

      Travel: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with its counterparts in New Zealand on bilateral recognition of covid-19 vaccination status for travellers.

      Heathrow Airport: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to review Heathrow Airport's licence arrangements as granted by the Civil Aviation Authority.

      Motorcycles: Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with those employing or contracting learner motorcyclists and scooter riders to make deliveries on the...

      Road Traffic Offences: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2021 to Question 31379 on Road Traffic Offences, whether his Department plans to commission a review into road...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the viability of HS2 Phase 2b since the red unachievable rating given by the Infrastructure Projects Authority; and if...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government's full review of all driving offences and penalties will be published.

      Department for Transport: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he or any of the Ministers in his Department use personal email addresses to conduct Government business.

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what consultation officials in his Department undertook with commuters prior to the introduction of flexible rail season ticketing.

      Department for Transport: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which of his Department's non executive directors were appointed through open competition.

      Railway Stations: Middlewich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what further funding the Government can provide to help secure progress towards the opening of a new railway station for Middlewich.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with refence to the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency, whether he plans to change the legal requirements for the length of on road time for...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many complaints his Department has received from (a) candidates and (b) others on the lack of availability of driving tests as a result of...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving tests the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency curtailed as a covid-19 safety measure since March 2020; and of those, how many tests...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Sunscreens: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of sunscreen sold in the UK is made in the UK.

    • Morrisons: Fortress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Competitions and Markets Authority on the proposed takeover of Morrisons by US...

      New Businesses: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support women entrepreneurs.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support is available to businesses forced to close as a result of staff shortages from employees self-isolating...

      Takeovers: Private Equity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent private equity companies (a) taking over UK-based firms and (b) sending profits...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential economic merits of setting a target for floating wind...

      Heating: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what mechanisms the Government plans to implement to facilitate the decarbonisation of off-grid homes.

      Construction: Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Construction Leadership Council's statement on Construction Product Availability on 22 June 2021,...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the report by the National Energy Action and Energy Action Scotland, entitled Maximising the smart...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2021 to Question 24871 on Energy: Meters, and with reference to paragraph 17 of Annex...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2021 to Question 24871 on Energy: Meters, and with reference to paragraph 17 of Annex...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 July 2021 to Question 24872 on Energy: Meters, which consumer orientated policy measures...

      Concrete

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is considering the use of incentives to encourage the use of concrete with lower carbon dioxide...

      Climate Change: Malawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions the Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change and UK International Champion on Adaptation...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to (a) facilitate and (b) encourage the roll-out of solar panels.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to bring forward legislation to enable a financing mechanism for new nuclear power stations.

      Energy Charter: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the inclusion of biomass in the Energy Charter Treaty on...

  • Attorney General

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 vaccinations have been delivered through (a) community pharmacies and (b) each of the top ten community pharmacy...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Statement of impact – The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether UK citizens double vaccinated in the USA with the Moderna vaccine are able to obtain a covid-19 digital vaccine passport on their...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to chapter 5 of NHS England and Nesta's document entitled Transforming elective care services: ophthalmology, published in...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the total NHS expenditure on diabetes (a) prevention and (b) treatment services in each year since 2017.

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle health inequalities affecting (a) Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and (b)...

      Global Tobacco Regulators Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the UK delegation’s notes from the Global Tobacco Regulators Forum held on between 7-9 July 2021.

      Long Covid: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recommendations his Department is making as to the use of Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy treatment in dealing with Long covid.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce covid-19 (a) case numbers and (b) hospitalisations.

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the testing and healthcare infrastructure developed during the covid-19 outbreak is...

      Travel: India and Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of travellers entering the UK from (a) India and (b) Pakistan, who were tested by the NHS in July 2021, were...

      Pancreatic Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer patients after diagnosis.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the hotel quarantine charges increased from 12 August 2021 in relation to the covid-19 travel rules.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's (JCVI) recommendation of 4 August 2021 that covid-19 vaccinations...

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department will be using to reach the UK’s agreed position on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) ahead...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) investigate reports that GPs have been refusing to register people whose immigration status is...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve the primary health care estate.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether covid vaccination passport information will be destroyed in the event that vaccination passports are not required.

      Surgery: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting time for elective surgeries for people in (a) the Morley and Outwood constituency and (b) West...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for High Peak of 11 May 2021, with reference RL22386.

      Cancer: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on the practical, regulatory and governance barriers to international childhood...

      Coronavirus: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken to publish the covid dashboard with new data.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the measures his Department needs to take to safeguard medical details recorded through...

      Dental Services: Morley and Outwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to increase access to NHS dentists for people in the Morley and Outwood constituency.

      Hepatitis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how the Government plans to work with relevant stakeholders towards achieving Hepatitis C elimination following the abolition of Public...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase take-up of the covid-19 vaccine among people aged between 18 and 24; and if he will make an assessment of...

      Dermatology: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what impact assessment has been undertaken of the effect of covid-19 on the provision of NHS dermatology services.

      Dermatitis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to develop (a) national clinical guidelines and (b) quality standards for the management of atopic eczema in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons a negative covid-19 test is not an acceptable alternative to a vaccine passport when entering large events.

      General Practitioners: Rother Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs there were in Rother Valley constituency in each year since 2010.

      Miscarriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will amend the current rule of only investigating three consecutive miscarriages to investigate all cases of miscarriage.

      Antimicrobials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to re-launch the Joint-Industry Government Working Group on Antimicrobial Resistance; and if he will make a...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2021 to Question 154773, if he will take steps to ensure the immediate publication of findings from any...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using digital cytology for cervical cancer screening programmes on (a)...

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether all adult prisoners in England and Wales had been offered a first covid-19 vaccination as at 19 July 2021.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment on the length of time that covid vaccination passports will be needed to enter large events.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients and communities are involved with the work and governance of Integrated Care...

      Cancer: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish a cancer catch-up plan to ensure that the cancer treatment list is tackled in a timely manner.

      Care Homes: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the CQC is taking to ensure that care company managers and their associates are not able to (a) re-establish care businesses...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of proposed vaccine passports on covid-19 transmission at large events.

      Dental Services: Tunbridge Wells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of unmet demand for NHS dentistry in Tunbridge Wells constituency.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people in hospital with covid-19 were (a) in hospital with another condition and contracted covid-19...

      Aducanumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to assess whether the new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm can be made available to patients in England.

      Depressive Illnesses: Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to (a) Electroconvulsive Therapy for Depression: A Review of the Quality of ECT versus Sham ECT Trials and Meta-Analyses,...

      Hepatitis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to eliminate Hepatitis C in by 2025 in line with the elimination goals of the World Health Organisation.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 22 March and 28 May 2021 on NHS pensions on...

      Dermatitis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact on patients of the delay in technology appraisals for new eczema treatments as a result of...

      Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Written Statement of 11 January 2021, HCWS692, Update on the Government’s response to the Independent...

      Wound Dressings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to improve Government procurement mechanisms on the supply of wound care products to help retain an...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure people receive confirmation of having received a covid-19 vaccine.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of increasing funding for research into ME and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

      Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce diagnosis times for endometriosis.

      Integrated Care Systems: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to impose a legal duty on the Integrated Care Systems to be established under the Health and Social Care Bill to give...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his current policy is on the wearing of face coverings in his (a) Department, (b) departmental agencies and (c) related bodies...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 33283, tabled by the hon. Member for Linlithgow and East Falkirk on 14 July 2021.

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) breaches of current standards and guidelines on electroconvulsive therapy the Care Quality Commission has identified in each...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the free flu vaccination programme to teachers in (a) primary and...

      Hepatitis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to help ensure that Hepatitis C elimination is prioritised as part of integrated care systems' plans from...

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to (a) develop and (b) fund a comprehensive blueprint of psychological care for young people with cancer.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of arrivals to the UK from (a) France and (b) Spain who have tested positive for covid-19 in each...

      Emergency Services: Sirens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with representatives of the emergency services on (a) proposals for an agreed national standard for decibel...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to include unpaid carers and adult household contacts of clinically extremely vulnerable people on the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has published on mixing covid-19 vaccine doses in people aged under 40; and if he will make a statement.

      Earwax: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of reintroducing NHS ear wax syringing services.

      Integrated Care Systems: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Integrated Care Systems to be established under the Health and Social Care Bill give parity of...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of NHS reforms on tackling the backlog of elective care patients...

      Visual Impairment: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of taking steps to increase the number of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers working...

      National Child Measurement Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to protect the mental health of young people who participate in the National Child Measurement Programme.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to reduce waiting times at A&E departments.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure individuals who were vaccinated in other countries are not excluded from (a) international travel and...

      Integrated Care Boards: Councils for Voluntary Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to have discussions with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the level of resources...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the risk that routine requests by NHS vaccination centres for NHS and National Insurance numbers may make...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS England plans to use the flu vaccine list to prioritise patients, including those with asthma, for the covid-19 booster...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 33282, tabled by the hon. Member for Linlithgow and East Falkirk on 14 July 2021.

      Integrated Care Boards: Councils for Voluntary Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to have discussions with local community and voluntary services and their umbrella organisations on the level of...

      Medical Equipment: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department plans to record on patient outcomes as part of the pilot Surgical Devices and Implants Data Collection; and what...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with a phobia of needles will be made aware of when a version of a covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce covid-19 vaccine wastage; and what action is taken with unused vaccines.

      Verteporfin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the stock of Verteporfin held by NHS trusts.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department have taken steps to enable people who participated in the Novavax covid-19 vaccine trials to travel...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria he plans to use to determine (a) whether to implement a booster covid-19 vaccination programme in autumn 2021 and (b) which...

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to build on the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement in promoting future collaborations between UK-based and EU-based...

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's timeframe is for (a) evaluating the adult community eating disorder waiting time pilots and (b) deciding whether to...

      Hassockfield Immigration Removal Centre: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2021 to Question 33332, what discussions have taken place between NHS England and Spectrum Community...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that landlords support social care providers in (a) evidencing covid-19 vaccine status...

      Electroconvulsive Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Electroconvulsive Therapy Accreditation Service (ECTAS) requires member (a) practitioners and (b) clinics to meet its...

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children with mental health conditions on the waiting list for hospital admission.

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Prime Minister’s comments of 10 February 2021 on reimbursing community pharmacies for additional costs...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much Government funding has been provided to ME research in each of the last three years.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve access to adult social care.

      Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the NHS has to commission transcatheter tricuspid valve leaflet repair routinely.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the Government has used an old address database for booking covid-19 lateral flow tests.

      Care Homes: DNACPR Decisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of care homes issued with blanket Do Not Attempt Resuscitation orders applying to all...

      Oral Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to legalise the use of snus,...

      Emergency Services: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for making all emergency service providers exempt from self isolation requirements.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of Black and ethnic minority staff employed in his Department.

      Dermatitis: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the waiting times for referral for atopic eczema patients on patient access to...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the expansion of eligibility for flu vaccination to the over 50s in (a)...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of girls aged (a) 11 to 14 and (b) 15 to 18 who have presented to A&E with sexual...

      Perinatal Mortality: Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the consultation on coronial investigations of stillbirths.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the proposed autumn Covid-19 booster vaccination programme will include a modified vaccine with improved efficacy against the (a)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) rate of false positives in PCR tests in the 90 days after contracting covid-19 and (b)...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has taken steps to investigate reports of social care companies managed by people who have had multiple business failures.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a breakdown of the number of people currently in hospital with covid-19 by age group, with each age group in turn...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of a negative covid-19 lateral flow test result on individual behaviour.

      Babies: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether research has been conducted on the use of pulse oximetry as an additional test in screening all babies in the context of the...

      Cancer: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his Cabinet colleagues on improving the availability of and access to clinical trials in the UK for...

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the 0 to19 Public Health Nursing Service continues to support the delivery of the Government's...

      Cerebral Palsy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to make Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy surgery fully available on the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Services: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2021, health in coastal communities, published on 21 July 2021, what...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he is making available to NHS Accident and Emergency staff to carry out mental health assessments.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Health and Care Bill on which body or individual would have responsibility for...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the efficacy of covid-19 vaccines for recipients of solid organ transplants.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether staff providing NHS services who have been outsourced will receive an NHS pay award in line with NHS staff.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the merits of funding research into the efficacy of covid-19 vaccines and treatment options for people...

      Human Papillomavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing mRNA-based human papillomavirus testing for primary...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has issued guidance to GP practices encouraging a return to face to face working from 19 July 2021.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who are double-vaccinated who are alerted by the NHS Covid App on the 15 August 2021 will have to isolate for 10 days.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Public Health England will provide this Department with (a) an Authoritative Assessment and (b) the eighth evidence review on...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the number of daily non-covid-19 deaths for as long as he publishes the number of daily deaths from covid-19 in England.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that pregnant women who are staying in covid-19 quarantine hotels are able to leave hotel premises...

      Mental Health Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional financial support he is making available to NHS mental health services to recruit more staff.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason access to contact tracing data for local directors of public health has moved from level Local 0 to Local 4.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many diagnoses of skin cancer there have been in the UK in each year since 1990.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support people who have received the Astra-Zeneca vaccine not approved by the European Medicine Agency to...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Health and Care Bill on which body or individual is responsible for providing...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of non-Halal and Kosher meat options in hospitals.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of exempting fully vaccinated staff involved in food safety testing from covid-19...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that funding continues to be available for dementia research.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of collecting data on the (a) number of people who have contracted covid-19 after...

      General Practitioners: 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 patient access to GP services in (a) Coventry North East...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential implications for his policies of the findings of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce pressure on GP services.

      Mortuaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with relevant stakeholders to prevent mortuaries from releasing bodies without any documentation...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people there were who tested positive for covid-19 on Day 2 tests after returning to England from...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the preparedness of the social care sector for surges in covid-19 and other respiratory...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to respond to the NHS Pay Review Body recommendation on NHS pay.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which of his Department's non executive directors were appointed through open competition.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what target his Department has for responding to correspondence from hon. Members; and what recent assessment he has made of his...

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) the average waiting time is for mental health services and what plans he has in place to reduce those times.

      Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of NHS England’s commissioning policy for...

      Flour: Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to respond to the consultation on the fortification of flour with folic acid.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his department has issued to NHS staff in the event of treating patients who refuse to wear face masks.

      Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when clinicians can start mitral valve repair for primary degenerative mitral regurgitation in the newly commissioned centres, as set out...

      Mortuaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is lawful for mortuary staff to show bodies to external visitors without the (a) knowledge or (b) consent of their family.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Vaping’s inquiry into the UK Tobacco Harm Reduction Opportunities...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people are able to retain control of their own patient GP data when interacting with NHS Digital...

      Sunscreens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of deaths of UK nationals that could be prevented annually by greater use of sunscreen.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2021 to Question 10360 on Travel: Coronavirus, how many covid-19 testing providers have (a) received a...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) feasibility and (b) efficacy of providing monthly covid-19 antibody tests to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to make day two PCR tests (a) cheaper and (b) a standardised cost across all providers.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance and regulations on people's data have been issued to private companies providing covid-19 testing for travel purposes.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of each covid-19 PCR test (a) administered at a testing centre or other NHS...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the prospect of reaching herd immunity against covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to allow people who have previously had covid-19 and who test positive for antibodies to avoid self-isolation after...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who have turned off contact tracing on the NHS covid-19 app.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the security of people's data collected by private companies administering covid-19 testing for travel...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made to the potential merits of T-Cell Immunity tests in informing a person's individual immunity to covid-19.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making covid-19 testing kits for international travel free of charge...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) capacity and (b) capability of community pharmacies to continue to help with the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending covid-19 daily contact testing to workers and...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has undertaken sensitivity testing of the Innova SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Qualitative Test when the test is used...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of how many times NHS Test and Trace has contacted people between 1 June 2021 and 31 August 2021...

      NHS Test and Trace: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of how long on average in June 2021 people calling the NHS Test and Trace 119 telephone line had to...

      Dental Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the Government's NHS funding increase by 2024 that will be allocated to NHS dental...

  • Wales Office

    • UN Convention On Biological Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the Welsh Government on the Government's preparation for the COP 15 summit.

  • Department for Education

    • Department of Education: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his current policy is on the wearing of face coverings in his (a) Department, (b) departmental agencies and (c) related bodies during the...

    • Question

      What assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the 2021 summer schools programme.

      Assessments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of teacher assessed grades introduced as a result of the covid-19 outbreak that are required...

      Special Educational Needs: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the SEND Review.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to introduce an alternative funding system for students who are prohibited from taking out interest-based loans.

      Democracy and Rule of Law: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will take steps to ensure that young people leave school with an effective education in (a) democratic processes, (b) the rule of...

      Higher Education: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 25 of the report, Higher Education awarding gaps and ethnicity in London: Going beyond BAME, published by AccessHE on 16 July...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      What progress has been made on catch-up learning for pupils in response to the disruption caused by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universities: Migrant Workers

      If he will take steps with Cabinet colleagues to assist Afghan scholars who have been validated by the Council for At-Risk Academics to take up their sponsored posts offered by universities in the UK.

      Teachers: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide additional funding to support trainee and newly-qualified science teachers; what discussions he has had with the Royal Society of...

      Citizenship: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the quality of citizenship education for secondary age pupils; and if he will make an assessment of the...

      Universities: Antisemitism

      What steps his Department is taking to tackle anti-Semitism on university campuses.

      Medicine: Education

      What steps his Department is taking to increase the number of places on medical courses available to undergraduates.

      Schools: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to monitor schools’ ability to maintain remote support for pupils who are not attending school as a result...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department’s most recent statistics on attendance in education and early years settings, what assessment his Department...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the absence rate has been for pupils who are (a) in Year 10, (b) in Year 12 and (c) eligible for free school meals since schools re-opened to all...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children in (a) state and b) private schools in England are required to wear school uniforms.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling young people with special educational needs and disabilities to participate in further...

      Coronavirus: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has commenced a consultation with young people and families to collect evidence on the effect on them of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department is putting in place to tackle covid-19 outbreaks in schools from September 2021.

      Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on the circumstances under which schools should deliver remote learning in place of face-to-face teaching to school and college...

      Higher Education: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report, Higher Education awarding gaps and ethnicity in London: Going beyond BAME published by AccessHE on 16 July 2021, if he...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the quality of teaching provided to university students during the covid-19 outbreak; and whether he plans...

      Assessments: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much exam boards have charged each educational establishment that falls into the exam boards criteria in the academic year 2020-21 compared to the...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support the development of financial literacy skills for (a) primary school and (b) secondary school children.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of the Government’s free childcare offer to (a) student nurses and (b) other students who rely...

      Swimming: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will introduce compulsory education focused on water safety and drowning prevention for school aged children and young people.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his timetable is for publishing the results of the pilot on daily testing of school pupils who were contacts of covid-19 positive cases.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of trends in the gap in attainment between students on free school meals and their peers in (a)...

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to (a) support parents who have to stay at home as a result of their children being required to self-isolate and...

      Israel and Palestinians: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that educational initiatives in (a) schools and (b) universities promote peace between Israelis and...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what processes his Department has in place to record the outcomes of placements of looked after children from England who are placed in (a) other...

      Arts: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reversing reductions to the Higher Education Teaching Grant Budget for England in 2021-22 for...

      University of Oxford: Rother Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students from Rother Valley constituency have been awarded places at the University of Oxford in each year since 2010.

      Local Skills Improvement Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which Minister in his Department signed off on the selection of pilot areas for the Local Skills Improvement Plan Trailblazer pilot.

      Higher Education: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to promote (a) adoption and (b) implementation of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of...

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Disabled Children’s Partnerships report, Left Behind, published on 16 July 2021, what assessment he has made of the...

      Social Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of girls aged (a) 11 to 14 and (b) 15 to 18 who have been referred to children’s services...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will review early years funding before the Comprehensive Spending Review.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps parents can take to claim free childcare for the remainder of a term in the event that they have moved area well into a term and have...

      British Students Abroad: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure that universities are offering home tuition fees to applicants who are UK nationals living in the EEA or...

      Special Educational Needs: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the delay in the publication of the SEND Review on the support for disabled children and...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the early years sector in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on retrospectively changing the terms of student loans for UK graduates.

      Turing Scheme: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether staff working for the Turing Scheme delivery partner continue to be in receipt of training on the processing and assessment of applications to...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on fully vaccinating all university students ahead of the 2021-22 academic year.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison officers have left service as a result of (a) taking early retirement and (b) occupational ill-health by age...

    • Young Offender Institutions: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, on what date he last visited a (a) secure training centre, (b) young offender institution and (c) secure children's home.

      Young Offenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average length of custodial sentence was for children and young people in (a) Secure Training Centres, (b) Young Offender Institutions and (c)...

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps his Department has taken towards granting legal recognition to humanist marriages; and whether he has made an assessment of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 13 May, 14 June, 20 July and 26 July 2021 regarding a...

      Judiciary: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) single-sex members clubs and (b) other barriers to achieving a gender-balanced judiciary.

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his timetable is for bringing forward legislative proposals to introduce tougher penalties for causing death by dangerous driving.

      Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Onley, published on 20 July 2021, what assessment he has made of the...

      Probate: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how long it takes on average to process a probate application.

      Custodial Treatment: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which custodial establishments have brought (a) catering and (b) other services back in-house; and if he will make a statement.

      Berwyn Prison: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoner visitors there were at HMP Berwyn in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019 and (d) 2020.

      Prisons: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish details of any prison site selection assessments that have been carried out and since discounted for alternative sites to the one at...

      Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of the Government's policy to allocate £100 million funding to improve...

  • Treasury

    • Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to extend trials of Community Access to Cash pilots; and what the timeframe is to extend the rollout of those pilots to further locations.

    • Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the £1.5 billion business rate relief fund, announced on the 25th March 2021, will be distributed to businesses.

      Taxation: Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the equity of his Department's policies on how a disbursement fee can be applied by couriers to recipients of packages in...

      Sunscreens: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has been raised via VAT on suncreen in each of the last five years.

      Non-domestic Rates: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of business which applied made business rate appeals under material changes of circumstances due to the covid-19...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of closing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on the travel industry; and what assessment he has...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of capital gains tax (a) collected and (b) that remains outstanding owed from taxpayers under (i) Bitcoin trading...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the potential number of job losses in the travel industry following the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who were not receiving tax credits on 2 March 2021 but who have subsequently had their claims backdated...

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the global tax deal agreed at the recent G20 will be equitable for the Global South.

      Off-payroll Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the impact on contractors' ability to claim reasonable expenses of being classed as employees of umbrella...

      Offshore Industry: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to remove incentives for oil and gas extraction from the tax system; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of sector-specific grants for (a) the travel industry and (b) and other industries which...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to spend 1 per cent of GDP each year on meeting climate targets, as recommended by the Climate Change Committee in its...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reduce the Small Brewers Relief 50 per cent duty threshold from 5,000 to 2,100 hectolitres.

      International Military Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether IMS Ltd met its reporting requirements as an arms length body to his Department in (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2019-20.

      Binance Markets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the capability of the FCA of enforcing the ban on Binance Markets Ltd operating in the UK.

      Small Businesses: Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of UK banks on the adequacy of the process for new small businesses to open business...

      Central Bank Digital Currencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the environmental impact of the proposal for a central bank digital currency.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of different models for providing people with access to cash.

      Financial Services: EU Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, following the conclusion of technical negotiations for a UK and EU Memorandum of Understanding on financial services in March 2021, what timescale has been...

      Banks: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the impact assessments produced by banks when announcing a bank branch closure include an assessment of privacy provision at local post offices for...

      Coronavirus: screening

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has taken of the potential economic effect of covid-19 daily contact testing, as an alternative to self-isolation, not being...

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Financial Conduct Authority on free access to the UK cash network.

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the potential value of Capital Gains Tax liability owed by UK residents in respect of Bitcoin trading and Decentralised...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) City of London’s reputation and (b) inward investment of recent investigations undertaken...

      First Time Buyers: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support first-time buyers in Central London who cannot receive help through the Help to Buy ISA scheme due to high...

      Bank Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the continued use of payment card interchange fees in the UK.

      Small Businesses: Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support small business owners, who have established their business during the covid-19 outbreak, to open business...

      Insurance: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Answer of 7 July to Question 25717 on Insurance: Business and the response of 3 August from the Prudential Regulation Authority, which of the...

      Banks: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions has he had with representatives of the banking sector on local bank branch closures.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has conducted a cost/benefit analysis of the potential merits of providing access to cash through cashback without purchase.

      Financial Institutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to help improve the ability of high street bank customers to (a) challenge and (b) scrutinise past decisions made by financial...

      Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how the FCA and PRA plan to (a) manage and (b) control the new value transfer mechanisms from decentralised finance that will potentially see asset and...

      Cryptocurrencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a sterling- based stable coin in the UK.

      Child Trust Fund: Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many mature Child Trust Funds have been placed into protective accounts because the account holder could not be contacted within Merthyr Tydfil and...

      Banks: Forgery

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made representations to the National Crime Agency on forged bank signatures cases in the last 12 months.

      Rainforests: Brazil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of UK investor concerns on conditions for investing in or providing financial services to...

      Standard of Living

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of potential changes in living standards in (a) Newport West, (b) Wales and (c) the UK.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing dedicated covid-19 recovery funding for families with disabled children.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of making unused tax-free childcare vouchers transferable to other families in need...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of long-term funding for disabled children's health and care services.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect on the Exchequer of ending the £20 uplift to universal credit.

      Business: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of business banking regulation during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) costs and (b) risks to UK businesses of Government covid-19 loans from banks and other authorised lenders.

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the profits made by banks and authorised lenders from providing finance under...

      Financial Services: Misconduct

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to strengthen the system of accountability in the financial sector to ensure that banks are accountable for financial misconduct in...

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to secure long-term access to cash to protect (a) people on low incomes, (b) vulnerable people, (c) disadvantaged...

      Bank Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to prevent rural bank closures.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Females

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

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether there will be any (a) voluntary and (b) compulsory redundancies as part of the FCDO Outcome Delivery Plan:...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he or any of the Ministers in his Department use personal email addresses to conduct Government business.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the reduction in the overseas aid budget, what plans he has to make (a)voluntary and (b)...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oral evidence of the then Secretary of State and Acting Permanent Secretary of the...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the recommendation of the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or...

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support the Haitian Government since the earthquake in that country.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to recommendation of the All Party Parliamentary Group for International Freedom of Religion or...

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to support travellers who are overseas if the country they are visiting is suddenly placed...

      Bangladesh: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the Bangladeshi government on the compliance of that...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the July 2021 report of the...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the human rights situation in North Korea.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of whether non-Muslim pupils at educational institutions in...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the progress made in implementing the 2014 UN Commission of Inquiry Report on human...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Independent Commission for Aid Impact report, Management of the 0.7% ODA spending target in...

      Anoosheh Ashoori

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2021 to Question 14158 on Iran: Detainees, what progress his Department has made...

      Malawi: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he, his Ministers or officials had with the Minister for Energy, Clean Growth and Climate Change...

      Iran: Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the IAEA report, Verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of United...

      Iran: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions the Government has held with the Iranian Government on the possibility of prisoner...

      Nizar Banat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Palestinian counterpart on the death of Palestinian journalist Nizar Banat.

      Israel: Arms Trade

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

      International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 5 July 2021 to Question 22172, for what reason he has not approached his US...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help support people affected by the famine in the Democratic Republic of...

      Palestinians: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Palestinian counterpart on the postponement of nationwide elections.

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2021 to Question 25803 on Jerusalem: Palestinians, whether the Government has...

      Israel: Bedouin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the demolition of 27 structures in Humsa - Al...

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Hamas's military capabilities.

      Palestinians: Education and Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the total amount of UK funding that has contributed towards the salaries of carefully...

      Climate Change: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fifth Assessment Report, published in 2014,...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK aid is being used to promote the values of human rights, democracy and...

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) security and (b) political situation in Nigeria.

      Nnamdi Kanu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what reports he has received from the Nigerian Government on the circumstances of the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu; and...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) financial assistance and (b) in-kind support his Department has provided (i) directly and (ii) through...

      South Africa: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assistance his Department has provided to UK nationals residing in areas of South Africa affected by recent...

      Nigeria: Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his Nigerian counterpart on the kidnappings of students from Christian Schools...

      South Africa: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what consular (a) assistance and (b) advice his Department has put in place for British nationals residing in...

      Belarus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the attacks on Belarusian opposition activists...

      Azerbaijan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help support people affected by the conflict in Azerbaijan.

      Turkey: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government has offered aid and assistance to the Turkish authorities to tackle wildfires in the...

      Ethiopia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of imposing sanctions and other diplomatic measures to...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ajax Vehicles: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rounds of caseless 40mm ammunition can be carried internally by the Ajax AFV on operations.

    • Ajax Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether all variants of the Ajax vehicles will have the capability to travel at the intended maximum speed of 40mph when they enter service.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total cost of the Ajax programme is as at 22 July 2021; and what recent estimate his Department has made of that programme’s full cost at...

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the structure of the reporting chain is for Ajax Fighting Vehicle programme within Defence Equipment and Support.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which roles within Defence Equipment and Support negotiated the (a) 2010 development contract and (b) 2014 production contract with General Dynamics for...

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is paying for ongoing safety tests for the Ajax programme following vibration linked concerns raised in recent trials.

      General Dynamics UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the amount of social value investment made by General Dynamics UK in the wider UK economy as a result of the Ajax programme...

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral contribution of the Commander of the Field Army during the meeting of the Defence Select Committee on 20 July 2021, what...

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department were first informed of the vibration linked issues surrounding the Ajax programme.

      Ajax Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the maximum effective range is of the (a) 40mm main armament on the Ajax AFV and (b) the 7.62mm co-axial machine gun on the Ajax AFV.

      Ajax Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to use the Challenger 2/3 main battle tank in the tracked reconnaissance role, in the event that the Ajax AFV programme is cancelled.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who signed the 2014 Ajax AFV production contract on behalf of (a) General Dynamics and (b) his Department.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who is the (a) Programme Manager, (b) Programme Director and (c) Senior Responsible Owner of the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle programme in his Department.

      Ajax Vehicles: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will review his policy that the cost of the 40mm ammunition for the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle should remain commercially confidential; and if...

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his timeframe is for the publication of the results of the ongoing inquiry into health problems experienced by armed forces personnel participating...

      Ajax Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the origin is of using the name AJAX for the new Army reconnaissance combat vehicle.

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the vibration and noise problems with the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle Programme were first reported to (a) the Head of Defence Equipment and...

      Ajax Vehicles: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost is of 100 rounds of 40mm caseless armoured piercing ammunition for the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle.

      Ajax Vehicles: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rounds of 40mm caseless ammunition the Ajax Armoured Vehicle would normally be expected to carry on operations.

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2021 to Question 29735 on Ajax Vehicles: Testing, whether compensation claims made by personnel assessing AJAX will be...

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of General Dynamics employees that have reported injuries during their testing of the AJAX programme.

      Afghanistan: Home Country Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan nationals have worked for or with UK forces posted in Afghanistan since 2001.

      Armed Forces: Private Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2021 to Question 35549 on Armed Forces: Private Education, what ranks each of the 11 personnel under investigation for...

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will revise the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal criteria to (a) remove the service cut-off dates and (b) provide equal opportunity to all...

      Navy: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the letter from the Minister for Defence People and Veterans to the Rt hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne on 30 July 2021, how many...

      Afghanistan: Home Country Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of locally employed staff and their family members eligible for assistance under the Afghan Relocation and...

      Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many leaks of classified documents his Department is aware of in the last six months.

      Afghanistan: Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he made of the size of the NATO-trained Afghanistan National Army prior to 16 August 2021.

      Taiwan Strait: HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether there are plans to sail the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait during its visit to the Indo-pacific in July 2021.

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will expand the Afghan Interpreters Scheme to people engaged in UK-linked initiatives and human rights activists at risk of being targeted by the...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours on average each of the Tranche 1 Typhoon aircraft is estimated to have accumulated before they are retired from service as set out...

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether serving UK armed forces personnel who have been vaccinated while on duty overseas are able to apply for a NHS Covid Pass for travel.

      Ministry of Defence: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many data breaches from his Department were recorded each year since 2010.

      Ministry of Defence: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department (a) has made an assessment of the circumstances in which information regarding Challenger 2 has been leaked and (b) is conducting...

      Armed Forces: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 26 November 2020 to Question HL10461 on Armed Forces: Families, when he plans to publish the new UK Armed Forces...

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish details of (a) the Type 23 Frigates in service in the Royal Navy and (b) the current status of those frigates in relation to (i)...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department is taking steps to develop the (a) Boxer and (b) Warrior into a reconnaissance vehicle to replace the Scimitar.

      Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2021 to Question 35545 on Merlin Helicopters: Early Warning Systems, when that schedule review is expected to conclude.

      Warrior Armoured Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme was cancelled.

      Ministry of Defence: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons a £54 million contract for the Provision of Worldwide Linguistic Services in Support of UK MoD Operations – 700032337 was...

      BAe 146 Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the four BAe 146 aircraft based at RAF Northolt will be retired from service; when replacements for those aircraft will be procured; and how many...

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the initial operational capability is for each of the three vessels in the Fleet Solid Support Ship programme.

      A400M Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the estimated cost is of upgrading the A400M fleet with additional equipment to replace the C-130J Hercules in the special forces transport role.

      Type 26 Frigates: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of (a) how often and (b) for how long the Type 26 Frigates will undergo maintenance after they have entered service.

      Minesweepers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned out-of-service date is for the (a) Hunt class mine countermeasures vessels and (b) Sandown class mine countermeasures vessels.

      Warships: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department paid to Babcock for (a) submarine and (b) surface ship refit and maintenance in the financial year 2020-21.

      Ministry of Defence: Babcock International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department has paid to Babcock and its subsidiaries in each of the last 10 financial years.

      Warrior Armoured Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his timetable is for removing the Warrior armoured fighting vehicle from operational service; and where he plans for those vehicles to go.

      Antiaircraft Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the initial operating capability is for the Landceptor air defence system.

      Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to replace the Hawk T2 aircraft in RAF service; and what the planned out-of-service date is for that aircraft.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many operation spare gearboxes his Department holds for the Type 23 Frigate.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) initial and (b) final operating capability is for the Protector unmanned aerial vehicle.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 9 March 2021 to Question 23454 on Armoured Fighting Vehicles, whether the out-of-service date for Scimitar remains 2023.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the last five annual payments were to the AirTanker consortium to provide 14 A330 aircraft, broken down by year.

      Armed Forces: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to upgrade Link 11 to Link 22 secure digital radio link.

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the out-of-service date is of the Merlin HM2 helicopter.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK's F-35B aircraft electronically report their maintenance state to Lockheed Martin.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which container is used to transport F-35B engines.

      Defence Equipment: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which UK military assets Multifunction Advanced Data Link has installed.

      Ministry of Defence: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his current policy is on the wearing of face coverings in his (a) Department, (b) departmental agencies and (c) related bodies during the covid-19...

      Ministry of Defence: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Black and ethnic minority staff hold management positions in his Department.

      Air Force: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of Royal Air Force aircraft are flying beyond their initial design service life.

      A400M Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has sought compensation or other financial recompense from Airbus following problems with the A400m aircraft.

      A400M Aircraft: Special Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his planned timetable is for the A400M aircraft to replace the C-130J Hercules aircraft in the special forces transport role; and what estimate he...

      A400M Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much (a) Airbus and (b) his Department has spent on tackling reliability issues with Royal Air Force A400m aircraft as at 20 July 2021.

      A400M Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many A400M aircraft his Department plans to purchase for the Royal Air Force.

      A400M Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many A400M aircraft were operationally available on average in each week in June 2021.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobs included within the Kickstart scheme have been (a) approved, (b) advertised and (c) started by (i) county, (ii) region and (iii)...

    • Carers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people currently eligible to claim carers allowance.

      Carers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people currently receive carers allowance.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2021 to Question 1111 on Universal Credit, what progress she is making on automating the identification of...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2021 to Question 29793 on Department for Work and Pensions: Coronavirus, what budget her Department has...

      Redundancy and Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the levels of youth (a) redundancy and (b)...

      Employment: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to promote the employment of older workers.

      Unemployment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the levels of unemployment in the Black and minority ethnic community.

      Child Maintenance Service: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the recommendations of the review undertaken in 2019 and the findings of the coroner’s inquest in April 2021 into the...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the current level of statutory sick pay.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, which of her Department's non executive directors were appointed through open competition.

      Jobcentres: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on the wearing of face coverings for (a) staff at and (b) people attending job centres during the covid-19...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Health and Safety Executive have taken to assess the risk of fire and explosion associated with large scale lithium-ion battery...

      Pension Credit: Morley and Outwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to promote Pension Credit uptake among those who are eligible but do not claim that credit in Morley and Outwood...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish her response to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman's report, Women's State Pension age: our findings on the...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support young people with SEND into employment.

      Employment: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a Government emergency bridging loan for people who have to miss work in...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate he has made of the number of Black and ethnic minority staff employed in his Department.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 12 May 2021, on data security at her Department, reference...

      Social Security Benefits: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation involving the personal information of claimants were registered by her Department...

      Social Security Benefits: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what records are held by her Department of breaches of the General Data Protection Regulation which involved the personal information from...

      Social Security Benefits: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department records instances of a claimant's personal information being sent to the wrong address as a breach of the General Data...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Warley of 24 May 2021 regarding Mr W Perkin.

      Child Maintenance Service: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the average response time to correspondence received by the Child Maintenance Service.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will take steps to respond to the urgent matter from the hon. Member for Falkirk of 21 July 2021, CMS ref 121026584364 on a constituent.

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the potential demand on (a) food banks and (b) voluntary organisations...

      Carer's Allowance: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to extend eligibility for carer's allowance to enable people who claim personal independence payments to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional steps she will take to improve response times to pensions inquires from hon. Members.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she or any of the Ministers in her Department use personal email addresses to conduct Government business.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the Child Maintenance Service in considering the income of each parent...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support parents to secure adequate contact arrangements through the Child Maintenance Service.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of making bridge payments to 1950s-born women affected by changes to state...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations her Department has received from (a) welfare and (b) disability groups on her Department's public sector equality duty as...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average back payment was to personal independence payment claimants where the claimant has been awarded that benefit at a tribunal...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in 2019-20, how many claimants received between zero and six points in their Work Capability Assessment and then subsequently had that benefit...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the case of K v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions CO/4263/2020, on whose authority staff in her Department were...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what internal criteria his Department is using to assess locations for relocations of his Department under the Places for...

    • Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with UK food manufacturers on ending the manufacture of food products using palm oil.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report on emissions from non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) engines published by Ricardo Energy and...

      Palm Oil: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much palm oil the UK imports annually.

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps (a) his Department and (b) Natural England have taken to define an irreplaceable habitat.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many nature-based flood defence projects have been fully-funded by his Department in the last five years.

      Sanitary Protection: Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that harmful chemical products are not used in disposable and reusable period products.

      Climate Change and Ecology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 14214 on Climate Change and Ecology, whether the Government plans to...

      Pollution: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of light pollution on the environment.

      Water: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce a public awareness campaign targeting young people on water safety and drowning prevention.

      Meat: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to recommendation in the report published in July 2021 by the National Food Strategy that meat consumption in...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to introduce the ability to rehome section one listed dogs to prevent their euthanasia.

      Horses: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the evidence on animal welfare standards at...

      Cats and Dogs: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many recorded instances there have been of the sale of (a) dog and (b) cat meat in (i) West Yorkshire and (ii) England...

      Furs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to ban the sale and import of fur in the UK.

      Animal Welfare: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure animal welfare policy is incorporated in trade policy.

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to prevent puppies being imported to the UK and sold via third parties.

      Animal Welfare: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of regulation of animal welfare standards in (a) horseracing and (b)...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of staff involved in food safety testing having to...

      Meat: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to require labelling of meat to show animals slaughtered without prior stunning; if he will make an...

      Pesticides: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation his Department is taking as part of the pesticide authorisation process between the submission of an...

      Tobacco: Rules of Origin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on relaxing the rules of origin requirements for (a) cigars and (b)...

      Slaughterhouses: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to take steps to encourage the expansion of abattoirs in Kent.

      Plants: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy not to implement proposals for additional labelling of plant imports in 2022.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that future policy decisions relating to animal welfare are evidence-based.

      Bees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on maintenance of the bee population in the UK of proposals for a...

      Furs: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the concluded Fur Market in Great Britain Call for Evidence, whether the Government plans to take steps to...

      UK Internal Trade: Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to streamline the plant passport system.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate she has made of the total percentage of bovine TB tests involving the use of tuberculin that have produced...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homebase: Richmond Upon Thames

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the developer’s proposals for...

    • Hate Crime: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the number of hate crimes committed against the Gypsy, Roma and...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to tackle hate crime towards the Jewish community in the UK since the lifting of...

      Parking: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2021 to Question 17790 on Parking: Urban Areas, if his Department will take steps to...

      Future High Streets Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the long term economic impact of the Future High Streets Fund.

      Riding Sunbeams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much of the £2.5 million granted to Riding Sunbeams Apollo Ltd under the Getting Building Fund in November...

      Riding Sunbeams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what measures were in place to mitigate against potential conflicts of interest during the funding process to award a...

      Riding Sunbeams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the commercial basis for his Department’s decision to award a £2.5 million grant to...

      Riding Sunbeams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the award of a £2.5 million grant by his Department to Riding Sunbeams Apollo Ltd, whether...

      Riding Sunbeams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the grant of £2.5 million by his Department to Riding Sunbeams Apollo Ltd in November 2020 for...

      Riding Sunbeams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the (a) readiness, (b) level of risk and (c) potential effect on employment of the...

      Riding Sunbeams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria Riding Sunbeams Apollo Ltd met in being awarded £2.5 million in funding under the Getting Building...

      Riding Sunbeams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what due diligence was carried out by his Department ahead of the award of £2.5 million to Riding Sunbeams Apollo...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2021 to Question 27216 on Levelling Up Fund, how many applications were received...

      Local Government: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if will make an assessment of the potential merits of adding the Black Country Flag to those displayed on County Flags Day.

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many bids have been submitted for the Levelling Up Fund as at 22 July 2021.

      Combined Authorities and Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Written Statement of 21 July 2021, HCWS234 on Local Government Update, what assessment his...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Written Statement of 21 July 2021, HCWS234 on Local Government Update, how his Department...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department takes geographic size into account when assessing proposals for local government reorganisation.

      Local Government: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Written Statement of 21 July 2021, HCWS234 on Local Government Update, what proportion of...

      Innovation: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution of innovation districts to local economic growth.

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of category two index towns expected to secure funding from the Levelling...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether Levelling Up Fund bids from category two towns will be assessed in the same way as those in category one; and...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans are in place for a second round of applications under the Levelling Up Fund; and whether the criteria and...

      Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to allow local planning authorities to mandate minimum standards on green or outside space when...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to use existing powers to support local authorities to strengthen their planning enforcement powers.

      Affordable Housing: Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of revising the Government’s housing targets to take into...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to (a) address the planning skills shortage and (b) ensure that councils have adequate resources for...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if will he make it his policy to give priority to buyers in the property market who intend to live in the property...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Yorkshire and the Humber

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

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to improve water efficiency in new-build houses in order to protect the long-term...

      Retirement: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of establishing a ministerial taskforce to support the creation of...

      Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has carried an impact assessment of requiring change of use conversions through permitted...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving local planning authorities the right to reject...

      Care Homes: Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many residential homes created through permitted development rights obtain their natural light from light wells or...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to take steps to reduce health inequalities through housing in (a) Coventry North East...

      Oxford-cambridge Arc

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the Government's target is for the number of housing units to be built in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc; and whether...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that new housing development plans do not overload with traffic existing...

      Health Centres: Change of Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of medical centres in England which have undergone a change of use within...

      Planning Permission: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to introduce the proposed £5,000 planning fee for conversions under class MA of...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 July 2021, HCWS234 on Local Government Update, if he will make an...

      Supermarkets: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July to Question 30418 and with reference to his written statement of 15 July 2021 on...

      Housing: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent representations he has received from stakeholders on the upkeep and return to occupancy of vacant...

      Culture: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has held with Cabinet colleagues on the Agent of Change principle and the protection of...

      Culture: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to enshrine...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the total number of properties in the (a) LS1, (b) LS2, (c) LS10, (d) LS6, (e) LS7 and (f) LS9...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether lenders and insurers will be able to require leaseholders and building owners to seek cladding remediation in...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether mortgage providers and buildings insurers have provided undertakings not to penalise leaseholders in apartment...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department made of the adequacy of the provision of authorised caravan sites for the Gypsy,...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the total value is of the applications made to the Building Safety Fund to date.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress the Government has made on making loans available for leaseholders for the removal of unsafe cladding.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to (a) prevent homeowners who purchased their homes through a Government shared...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has has with the HSE on plans to provide guidance on the proportionality of building safety...

      Buildings: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 July 2021, HCWS228 on Housing Update, whether the Government plans to...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding available for cladding remediation through...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the rate of local housing allowance on levels of rent arrears in England.

      Social Rented Housing: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he will take to ensure that City of York Council builds sufficient social housing to meet local need.

      Leasehold and Freehold: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his timeframe is for bringing forward legislative proposals to grant freeholders equivalent rights to...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has plans to bring forward further legislative proposals to (a) ensure that freeholders identify onerous...

      Rented Housing: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of adding pet deposits to the list of permitted...

      Move On Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Move On fund; and what plans his Department has...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his timescale is for amendments to section 121 of the Law of Property Act 1925.

      Landlords: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to penalise and expose rogue landlords; and what progress has been made on the...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of people living poverty related to housing costs.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of people living in unsuitable housing.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his current policy is on the wearing of face coverings in his (a) Department, (b) departmental agencies and (c)...

      Leasehold: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help protect leaseholders from unfair practices in (a) Coventry North East...

      British National (Overseas): Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support new arrivals from Hong Kong arriving with British National (Overseas)...

      British National (Overseas): Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, where welcome hubs have been created for new arrivals from Hong Kong arriving with British National (Overseas) status.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of working days lost to his Department as a result of staff sickness with...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of officials working in his Department who have tested positive for covid-19...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Military Aircraft

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department undertook a value for money assessment prior to the decision to lease the A321 aircraft...

    • Exports: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the level of exports from small and medium sized enterprises (SME) as of 21 July...

      Development and Use of Supply Chain Finance (And Associated Schemes) in Government Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to implement the recommendations of the Review into the development and use of supply...

      Lobbying: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Independent report entitled Findings of a Review into the Development and Use of Supply...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether provisional driving licences will be considered valid voter ID.

      Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the recruitment processes for the appointment of the (a) Chair and (b) other appointments...

      Earl Mountbatten of Burma: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has a timeframe for the full release of the Broadlands Archive, including the letters...

      Coronavirus: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the chair of the covid-19 public inquiry will be appointed.

      Ministers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Ministers were required to self-isolate on 21 July 2021.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Tradeshow Access Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the total value was of the 42,000 grants provided by the Government to UK businesses through the Tradeshow Access Programme between...

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to (a) change staffing levels and (b) make redundancies in each of her Department’s regional teams of international...

      Tradeshow Access Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has plans to replace the Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP).

      North Wales Economic Ambition Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what consultations (a) she has held and (b) plans to hold with the North Wales Economic Ambition Board on the terms of free trade agreements...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Optical Fibres: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the Drinking Water Inspectorate on health and safety check requirements for the...

    • Telecommunications Systems: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what impact assessment he has made the proposed closure of the Public Switched Telephone Network in 2025 on those who (a) do...

      Charities: Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will take steps to ensure that potential proposed amendments to the Gambling Act in response to the Gambling...

      Television: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending the Broadcasting Act 1996 so that all Group A listed events...

      Television Licences: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the BBC on (a) the cost of TV licences for over 75s and (b) the...

      Internet: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will re-evaluate extending the scope of the forthcoming Online Safety Bill to include regulation of paid-for...

      Broadband: Morley and Outwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of properties in Morley and Outwood that are capable of receiving...

      Internet: Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward proposals to strengthen age verification for legal pornography in the Online Safety Bill.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his current policy is on the wearing of face coverings in his (a) Department, (b) departmental agencies and (c) related...

      Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many wrecks in UK territorial waters have been designated as of (a) historical, (b) archaeological and (c) artistic...

      MV Empire Windrush: Monuments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an estimate of the cost of raising the anchor of HMT Empire Windrush.

      Night-time Economy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of vaccine passports on London nightlife.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of Black and ethnic minority staff employed in his Department.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to enhance online safety.

      Social Media: Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had recent discussions with social media representatives in the UK on tackling social media users who make...

      Sports: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on bringing forward legislative proposals...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Training

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the House of Commons Commission will publish a breakdown by gender of the number of (a) House Service and...

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people whose applications to stay in the UK had been refused were returned to Afghanistan in the past five years.

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