Written answers

Thursday, 9 September 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure that HS2 Phase 2b delivers a net gain in biodiversity; and how that net gain will be quantified.

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to improve the electric vehicle charging network in the West Midlands.

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the economic impact of the Midlands Rail Hub project.

      Public Transport: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to roll out flexible ticketing in the East and West Midlands to encourage passengers to use public transport.

      Travel Restrictions: South Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will urgently review the status of South Africa on its traffic light covid-19 travel list.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Integrated Rail Plan; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport for the North: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 17 June 2021 to Question 15357, whether Transport for the North will be able to work with Great British Railways (GBR) to...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the viability of bringing forward phase 2a of HS2 between Birmingham and Manchester; and whether that...

      Department for Transport: Protective Clothing

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

      Urban Areas: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has assessed evidence from other European countries to support effective policy making to support disabled people to access...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to increase the speed of HS2 trains when they use the existing railway network to ensure that they match the journey...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with officials in the Department for Health and Social Care on the challenges faced by people who have recently fully...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2021 to Question 36717 on Rolling Stock: Procurement, what authority was responsible for ensuring that train...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the backlog of correspondence at the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency on correspondents;...

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason (a) there have been delays in excess of six months for provisional licence and driving licence renewal applications to be processed...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of drivers waiting for large goods vehicle tests.

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the DVLA investigation team asks for the colour of the envelope that applications were sent to them in.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Hitchin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to protect constituents in Hitchin from inappropriate and dangerous HGV movements on residential streets.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) disabled people and (b) visually impaired people on pavement parking.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to prohibit pavement parking.

      Parking: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the prevalence of pavement parking in York.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps have been taken to tackle pavement parking.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to prohibit pavement parking.

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to provide further support to the DVLA to reduce the backlog of expired driving licences that are awaiting for renewal; and if he...

      Transport

      What steps his Department is taking to help (a) decarbonise transport and (b) encourage active travel.

      Transport: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing funding for sustainable forms of transport to encourage more polluting...

      Rail Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to implement the policies set out in the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail.

      Motor Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to restrict noise pollution created by modified exhaust pipes on (a) cars and (b) motorbikes.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Companies House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to reform the powers and role of Companies House.

    • Newport Wafer Fab: Nexperia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to the National Security Adviser’s review of the projected takeover of...

      Overseas Workers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of policies put in place by UK businesses in respect of covid-19 secure...

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many subpostmasters were (a) dismissed, (b) prosecuted, (c) convicted and (d) received a prison sentence in each...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the draft Employment Bill will be published; and if he will reconsider the potential merits of introducing a pilot...

      Companies: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure the full disclosure of Ultimate Beneficial Owner status for all UK-registered businesses.

      Explosions: Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to take additional steps to ensure full transparency of any UK-registered entities linked to the...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July to Question 31509, which pyrotechnics bodies are in discussions with UKAS.

      Post Offices: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to prevent rural post office closures.

      Postal Services: Universal Service Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is Government policy to maintain the Universal Service Obligation for Royal Mail, including the obligation...

      Newport Wafer Fab: Nexperia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether (a) Nexperia and (b) Wingtech has engaged with the Government on a voluntary basis on whether their purchase of...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses that are owed significant rent arrears as a result of the...

      Certification Quality Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on extending the UK grace periods for products labelled with the CE mark, but not the new...

      Qualifications: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the agreements reached for the recognition of UK professional qualifications in the EU by equivalent...

      Public Houses: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the financial challenges faced by pubs.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on reducing the level of (a) duty on drinks and (b)...

      Takeovers: Private Equity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the takeover of strategically significant UK-based companies by private...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of giving workers the right to flexible working...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to modernise flexible working legislation.

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his planned timetable is for the consultation on flexible working; and what publications will be published by his...

      Offshore Industry: Labour Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last discussed an Offshore Energy Passport for workers in the oil and gas industry with (a) employers, (b)...

      Offshore Industry: Labour Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to develop an internationally recognised Offshore Energy Passport for offshore workers...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the local content target in the Offshore Wind Sector Deal applies to offshore wind turbines installed to reduce...

      Offshore Structures: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made on (a) public and (b) private funding for electrification of offshore oil and gas...

      Offshore Structures: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress the Offshore Implementation Group has made on tackling the regulatory and legislative barriers to...

      Heating

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

      Intellectual Property: Writers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will take steps to ensure that the concerns of authors are included in his Department’s work on...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people (a) signed up to and (b) have been actively involved with the National Trading Standards' Friends...

      Motor Vehicles: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a dedicated scrapping system for...

      Innovation and Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the accessibility of grants to research and development companies that have...

      New Businesses: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support start-ups in the manufacturing sector.

      Innovate UK: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a list of Innovate UK funding competition winners for 2021 by combined authority area.

      Research: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of support available for research and development companies...

      Electric Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps is he taking to encourage the purchase of fleets of e-vans from British manufacturers.

      Intellectual Property: Writers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent representations his Department has received from (a) members of the public and (b) the publishing sector on...

      Intellectual Property: Writers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the consultation entitled the UK’s future exhaustion of intellectual property rights regime,...

      AEA Group: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the Government's potential role in the collapse of the AEA Technology pension...

      Future Fund: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the £375 million budget of the Future Fund: Breakthrough counts towards the Government’s target of...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his current policy is on the wearing of face coverings in his (a) Department, (b) departmental agencies and (c)...

      National Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether she plans to (a) review and (b) decrease the use of (i) rats and (ii) other live animals in testing procedures.

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps she has taken to reduce the use of dogs for research purposes.

      Heating: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using biofuel heating oil to decarbonise off gas grid dwellings;...

      Nuclear Power: Thorium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of using thorium fuels for energy production.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 July 2021 to Question 21213 on Greenhouse Gas Emissions, whether delays to the publication...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons publication of the Heat and Buildings Strategy has been delayed until after the Parliamentary summer...

      Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been released under the Green Home Grants Local Authority Delivery Scheme to listed buildings.

      Liquefied Petroleum Gas: Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department have had with the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers on (a) the availability of supply...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the progress made towards delivering the NHS Long Term Plan commitment to diagnose three-quarters of...

    • NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding will be made available to (a) expand the NHS workforce and (b) ensure that education and training is fit for the...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that providers of covid-19 PCR tests listed on the Government's website are reputable operators...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to (a) recognise the importance of the role of unpaid carers and (b) provide adequate resources to local...

      Coronavirus: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders to help ensure that people who received doses of the AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the data and evidential basis which supports the decision of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to...

      Royal Berkshire Hospital: Hydrotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure patients continue to receive specialist hydrotherapy in the event that the hydrotherapy pool at Royal...

      Health and Care Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish an impact assessment for the Health and Care Bill.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) properties classified as heritage assets by his Department, (b) most recent estimate of the value of those...

      Transplant Surgery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the additional risks posed by covid-19 to people in receipt of a solid organ transplant.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure all NHS trusts provide three full cycles of IVF for women under 40, as recommended by NICE guidelines.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the current waiting time from assessment to receiving therapy is for mental health services in (a) England and (b) Ellesmere Port...

      Endometriosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of women who have lost their fertility as a result of delays to accessing endometriosis...

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve waiting times for children and young people to be referred for urgent and routine eating disorder...

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to update the guidance entitled Supporting pregnant women using maternity services during the coronavirus pandemic...

      Public Expenditure: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Disabled Children’s Partnerships Left Behind report, published on 16 July 2021, what plans he has to provide...

      NHS: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on the number of NHS staff planning to leave the UK to care for their adult...

      Lung Diseases: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have received a successful lung transplant since March 2020; and what proportion of those people have cystic fibrosis.

      Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to implement the recommendation from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health to make the route to...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 13 July 2021 to Question 14225 on Travel: Quarantine, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the...

      Business Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing UK citizens returning from business trips in amber list countries during...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidence used to inform his decision to remove the requirement from 16 August 2021 for people who have received...

      Business Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK citizens who are required to quarantine in a hotel after a business trip to an amber list...

      Oral Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will undertake a comparative assessment of the scientific evidence on the impact on health of (a) the use of smokeless tobacco...

      Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the latest statistics published in NHS England’s Monthly Provider Based Data and Summaries, what assessment he...

      Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many instances of neurological damage due to nitrous oxide use have been reported in each year since 2015.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has given to hospitals on testing people who have received a positive covid-19 test result within 90 days.

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing the recommendation by Mind, Young Minds, Youth Access, the...

  • Wales Office

    • UN Climate Conference 2021: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent assessment he has made of the Government’s preparedness for the COP26 summit and its potential impact on (a) Newport West constituency...

  • Department for Education

    • Vocational Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that students can continue to undertake BTEC qualifications.

    • Mathematics: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to help promote the study of mathematics at universities.

      Students: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the findings of the National Student Survey that 42 per cent of students felt enough was being done to help them, what steps he is...

      Schools: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the guidance issued by his Department entitled Schools COVID-19 operational guidance, what options his Department is investigating...

      Disability: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the next Comprehensive Spending Review allocates adequate funding for disabled children’s social care to...

      Department for Education: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the (a) properties classified as heritage assets by his Department, (b) most recent estimate of the value of those properties and...

      Vocational Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure students from low socio-economic backgrounds can progress to university following the removal of BTEC courses.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what timeline is for the development and delivery of the new National Plan for Music Education.

      National School Breakfast Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to monitor and publish data on the average (a) food orders by schools supported through the National School Breakfast...

      Arts: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the arts premium for secondary schools will be included in the upcoming Spending Review.

      Music: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of falling numbers of GCSE and A-level music entries on the delivery of a broad and...

      Vocational Education: Bradford South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on outcomes for students in the Bradford South constituency of his Department's proposed...

      Schools: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of classrooms had ventilation equipment in place on the first day of the autumn term 2021.

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy that pregnant teachers can choose to be medically suspended at 28 weeks gestation to protect them from potential harm...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Legal Profession: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the equity of the ability of law firms based in London to recover from the losing side higher rates of legal costs than...

    • Prison Officers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of raising the retirement age of prison officers to 68 on the (a)...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many drug finds in prisons there have been in the (a) two year before and (b) two years since the launch of the National Prison Drug Strategy in...

  • Treasury

    • Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the role of economic policy in regional development.

    • Business: Urban Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support high street businesses to recover from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Public Houses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing lower business rates for pubs and breweries in response to the economic...

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many jobs his Department has moved from his Department's premises in central London to Treasury North in Darlington as at 3 September 2021.

      Treasury: Remote Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the mean proportion is of officials of his Department physically working in their office as opposed to working from home or elsewhere whose office is...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much financial support the Government has made available to local authorities for supporting refugees arriving from (a) Afghanistan and (b) other...

      Non-domestic Rates: Certification

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2021 to Question 31282 on Non-domestic Rating (Telecommunications Infrastructure Relief) (England) Regulations, on what...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to provide support for property buyers who agreed sales ahead of the end of the stamp duty freeze and who will not complete sales...

      Delivery Services: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) waiving and (b) reducing the VAT rate levied on delivered goods that are transported by...

      Banks: Tax Havens

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he had with his European counterparts on the use of tax havens by European banks.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many calls were made to the helpline established to report instances of potential fraud regarding the furlough scheme in the last twelve months; and...

      Banks: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on UK citizens living overseas who do not have a UK mobile phone number of increased security measures...

      Bank Services: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help ensure that banks continue to provide banking facilities for charities and community groups without imposing unaffordable...

      Bank Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will hold urgent discussions with credit card companies on the possible increased potential for theft if companies proceed with plans to increase the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that British nationals and non-British nationals who are eligible for relocation...

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he is having with his US counterpart with regards to individuals currently in Afghanistan who...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department can confirm the current whereabouts of the Afghans who guarded the British Embassy in Kabul; and...

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has assessed the impact of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan on achieving (a) gender...

      Afghanistan: Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many Chevening scholars wishing to exit Afghanistan remain in that country; and what plans his Department has...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: GardaWorld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what was the length of the contract held between his Department and the security firm GardaWorld; whether that...

      Afghanistan: Adam Smith International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many payments have been made to Adam Smith International for work in Afghanistan in each year since 2010; what...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many (a) full-time, (b) part-time and (c) full-time equivalent staff are employed in each of his Department's...

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of human rights abuses under the current Egyptian regime.

      Iran: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is pursuing an independent prisoner swap arrangement for British national hostages in Iran...

      Iran: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran’s (a) financial, (b) material and (c) military support for the...

      Syria: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the current security situation in Daraa Al-Balad, Syria.

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran’s (a) financial, (b) material and (c) military support for...

      Ebrahim Raisi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the election of Ebrahim Raisi as president of Iran.

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what humanitarian support his Department is providing to Afghanistan.

      Arab States: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the likelihood of further diplomatic normalisation between Israel and...

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the UK Government is taking to curtail Iran's destabilising activities through its proxy network of...

      Iran: Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran’s (a) financial, (b) material and (c) military support for Kataib...

      Middle East: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) tackle piracy and the disruption of commercial shipping routes in the...

      South East Asia: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compliance with the International Labour Organisation Declaration of (a)...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessments have been logged with his Department by (a) the...

      Afghanistan: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of British nationals wishing to return to the UK who (a) remain in...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many Afghan nationals who are eligible for relocation to the UK remain in Afghanistan; and what methodology he...

      Afghanistan: Home Country Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many local roles were advertised and/or recruited by the British Embassy in Afghanistan in (a) 2019, (b) 2020...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many refugees from Afghanistan his Department has processed since the beginning of August 2021.

      Asia and Iran: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much each of the countries neighbouring Afghanistan will receive in Official Development Assistance in (a)...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much of the £286 million allocated in aid to Afghanistan in 2021 has been dispersed as of 6 September...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: GardaWorld

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what arrangements were included in the contract held between his Department and the security firm GardaWorld for...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the research study undertaken for the Department for International Development entitled, Value...

      Afghanistan: Bilateral Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much of the £286 million allocated in aid to Afghanistan in 2021 will be spent (a) bilaterally and (b)...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he or officials in his Department conducted (a) impact assessments, (b) policy predictions, (c)...

      Asia and Iran: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Government's announcement on refugee support funding for countries neighbouring Afghanistan,...

      Dominic Raab: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will provide a full copy of his call logs for 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th of...

      Afghanistan: Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support is available to (a) Chevening students and (b) Chevening students with dependents; whether Chevening...

      Russia: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the freedom of the press in Russia.

      Famagusta: Property Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps British citizens of Cyprus origin can take to safeguard their properties in Famagusta.

      Cyprus: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to stop provocation by Turkey by (a) opening the fenced off town of...

      Famagusta: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take in response to the opening of the uninhabited town of Famagusta to tourists by the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire dated 21 May 2021 on protests in...

      Spain: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether holidaymakers from the UK are able to enter Spain in the event that they are fully vaccinated with one of...

      Spain: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Spanish counterpart on the challenges faced in obtaining entry to Spain by...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of malnutrition in developing countries on (a)...

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports of the attack and murder of a Kurdish...

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent reports that the Turkish Government is...

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in the Turkish Government to help prevent the further...

      Turkey: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government has taken in offering assistance and aid to Turkey in respect of the wildfires in that...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2021 to Question 34078 on Overseas Aid: Water, which of the UK-funded clean...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of donating cold chain equipment alongside the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, where funding for official development assistance that was allocated to the European Commission Directorate for...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department plans to provide compensation to provisional grantees under the Small Charities Challenge...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has plans to add nutrition indicators to (a) health and (b) economic development overseas...

      Brazil: Rainforests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the May 2020 letter from UK companies including Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys and Burger King to...

      Montenegro: Orthodox Church

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of recent tensions toward the Serbian Orthodox church in Montenegro.

      Nicaragua: Elections

      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 announcement of prosecution of...

      Brazil: Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of recent reports of threats to democracy in Brazil; and whether he...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the potential effect of reductions in nutrition aid...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the potential effect of reductions in nutrition aid...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the potential effect of UK nutrition aid programmes on...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Afghanistan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has plans to award an Operational Service Medal Afghanistan to members of the Armed Forces who served on Operation Pitting but...

    • Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many overseas requests for military training and other capacity building assistance to be provided in the UK were (a) approved and (b) declined by...

      Military Aid: Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has put plans in place to utilise the armed forces to ensure the timely delivery of seasonal flu vaccines to GPs in the event...

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will confirm that (a) applicants who have previously applied to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy do not need to reapply and (b) the...

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of applicants who had applied to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy but had not yet received a decision were not...

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan nationals who have been approved for relocation to the UK under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy remain in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy applications were received up to the period 1 April 2021 to 31 July 2021; and how many of those...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessments were completed by his Department in relation to (a) requests for capacity-building support...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the 36 Ministry of Defence programmes audited in the Infrastructure Projects Authority 2020-21 Annual Report, published on 15 July...

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have qualified for relocation under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme up to 18...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of Afghans who may have assisted the UK but were employed by a sub-contractor who may be eligible for expedited...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the Government is taking to identify and assist Afghanistan citizens who are eligible for expedited relocation to the UK under the Afghan...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghanistan citizens eligible for expedited relocation to the UK under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy are still resident in...

      Merlin Helicopters: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Merlin (a) pilots and (b) observers are in the training system.

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for the evacuation of Afghans and their families who helped UK and allied forces; and if he will make a statement to the...

      Afghanistan: Home Country Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps the UK military has taken during the process of withdrawal from Afghanistan to ensure the safety of locally employed contractors (LEC).

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flying hours each of his Department's Merlin HM2 helicopters have undertaken.

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who the Senior Responsible Owner is of the Carrier Strike Group.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long his Department plans for the RAF to continue to be deployed in Afghanistan after military troops are withdrawn.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what liquidated damages clauses are contained in the contract with General Dynamics for the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle programme.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who has been the Senior Responsible Owner of the Ajax armoured vehicle programme to date.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the definition of a red rating is in the Infrastructure Projects Authority traffic light rating system.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what traffic light colour rating was assigned to the Armoured Cavalry (Ajax) programme in the recent Infrastructure Projects Authority Annual Report on...

      Ministry of Defence: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to encourage procurement of British produce within meals available for staff of his Department since 1 January 2021.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 26 July 2021 to Question 36545 on Type 23 Frigates, with reference to the eight Type 23 frigates described as operationally...

      Ajax Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of which other armoured fighting vehicles in the global market have similar characteristics to the Ajax AFV.

      BOWMAN Combat Radio System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on which platforms the Bowman ComBAT Infrastructure and Platform (BCIP) 5.6 is being installed.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the full complement of Ajax vehicles is expected to be delivered to the Army.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent progress his Department has made on the Ajax programme.

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Armed Forces personnel have been injured whilst participating in the Ajax trials programme as of 21 July 2021.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current out of service date is for the last of the Type 23 frigates to leave the Royal Navy.

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the currently planned out of service date is for the C130J Hercules, following the Integrated Review.

      Red Arrows: Hawk Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the planned out of service date is for the Hawk T1 aircraft used by the Red Arrows.

      Guided Weapons: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when an invitation to tender will be published on the procurement of an interim surface-to-surface guided weapon (SSGW).

      Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plan to publish the refresh of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

      Afghanistan: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of interpreters working for the British armed forces were successfully evacuated from Afghanistan as part of Operation Pitting.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

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

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on what date her Department received the final report of the NatCen research project entitled The Uses of Health and Disability Benefits; and...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate her Department has made of the average waiting time to process personal independence payment applications in (a) England,...

      Restart Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the (a) introduction and (b) initial operation of the Restart Scheme for jobseekers in...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Department for Education’s Skills for Jobs: Lifelong Learning for Opportunity and Growth White Paper, published in...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to reduce the time it takes to process personal independence payment applications.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefit claimants currently hold Post Office Card Accounts; what assessment her Department has made of the impact on claimants of...

      Disability: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on establishing an Extra Costs Taskforce.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to assist Post Office Card Account users transition from their cards in preparation for the end of...

      Disability: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to ensure a wide range of disabled people and their families are involved in the Extra Costs Taskforce; and if...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government will launch its consultation on workforce reporting on disability for large employers.

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will remove the three year award duration for benefits claims made under the special rules for terminal illness.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of the £20 uplift to universal credit (a) nationally, (b) in York and (c) in York Central constituency.

      Universal Credit: Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department takes to check that a tenancy agreement and the rent quoted are genuine when considering the housing allowance...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average length of time is for beneficiaries to receive Access to Work Payments in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years;...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of allowing people in receipt of contracted provision such as the Work...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of enabling disabled people over the age of 24 to access the Kickstart...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horses: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government Response to the e-petition entitled Introduce national limits on horse breeding, published...

    • Horses: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government Response to the e-petition entitled Introduce national limits on horse breeding, published...

      Reservoirs: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the Inspecting Engineers recommendations relating to vegetation management on the Mill Leese embankment,...

      Phosphates: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent enforcement activity the Environment Agency has undertaken to help control the release of phosphates from the...

      Waste Disposal: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of heavy goods vehicle driver shortages on local authority bin collections.

      Phosphates: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that the Environment Agency has sufficient funding and resources to...

      Tuna: Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to which fisheries his Department has allocated the 48 tonne bluefin tuna quota set out under the EU-UK Trade and...

      Phosphates: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the speed of investment in sewage water treatment by Wessex Water to reduce...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the objective set out in the Government's Clean Air Strategy 2019 on ensuring that consumers are armed...

      Phosphates: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress the Government's task force on nutrient pollution has made on tackling phosphate pollution, including...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department plans to take to meet commitments under the 25 Year Environment Plan and Clean Air Strategy on...

      Environment Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of doubling the annual grant-in-aid allocated to the Environment...

      Supermarkets: Trolleys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what data his Department holds on the number of shopping trolleys abandoned in each (a) upper tier local authority and (b)...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) Hindus, (b) Sikhs and (c) Hazara people that have been evacuated to the UK from...

    • Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to support (a) locally employed staff from Afghanistan, (b) Afghan National Security Forces personnel and (c) their...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what eligibility criteria will her Department apply to (a) family members and (b) dependents seeking to enter the United Kingdom via the...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it a condition of awarding government contracts to commercial providers of accommodation for refugees from Afghanistan that...

      Fireworks: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has plans to introduce tougher penalties for the anti-social use of fireworks.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle delays in responding to passport renewal applications.

      Domestic Abuse: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the Metropolitan Police’s use of (a) pre-charge bail conditions, (b) arrest for...

      Nitrous Oxide: Public Order Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been charged with public order offences related to nitrous oxide use in each year since 2015 in (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Migrant Workers: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the updated guidance on Offshore wind workers Immigration Rules concession 2017 published on 2 July 2021, which...

      Migrant Workers: Education and Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of applications were made for indefinite leave to remain in the UK using one of the occupation codes from the...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department will publish the full eligibility criteria for the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of EU Settlement Scheme Family Permits missed the 30 June 2021 deadline; and what proportion of those that...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to institute an expedited asylum decisions process for Afghan nationals who have applied for asylum in the UK whose claim...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many residents in Dulwich and West Norwood constituency applied to the EU Settlement Scheme before it closed on the 30 June 2021; and...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what circumstances and asylum support provision persons issued with a Notice of Intent are being supported.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reasons publicly-funded schools are not part of the Home Office list of institutions licensed to sponsor migrants under the Student...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 4,561 persons by (a) sex and (b) nationality received a Notice of Intent in the period 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people of Afghan nationality have claimed asylum in the UK in each year since 2001.

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy that (a) no Afghan nationals in the UK asylum procedure shall be returned to Afghanistan and (b) no Afghans on...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scottish Government: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of funding from the public purse spent by the Scottish Government on reserved areas, including (a)...

    • Scottish Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what representations he has received from Scottish Government Ministers by (a) email, (b) letter and (c) other means of communication on matters which...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the (a) properties classified as heritage assets by his Department, (b) most recent estimate of the...

    • Constituencies: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his plans to create new unitary councils in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Somerset announced in July...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to replace Council Tax with a Proportional Property Tax.

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department's Consolidated Advice Note, Building safety advice for building owners, including fire doors,...

      Coronavirus: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of how the planning process can support the creation of properly...

  • Cabinet Office

    • General Elections: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the UK parliamentary general election...

    • Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many deaths have been attributed to nitrous oxide use in each year since 2010.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when her Department next plans to review the (a) contents, (b) application and (c) nomenclature of the Consolidated EU and national arms...

    • Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 21 June 2021 to Question 15453, what progress she has made on introducing a world-leading certified UK...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports Competitors: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure professional athletes training and competing regularly in Europe are not...

    • Charity Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to announce the appointment of the new Chair of the Charity Commission.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional support his Department is making available to charities over the summer for young people who have had their...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to help ensure that charities have sufficient resources to respond to isolation in the context of...

      Small Businesses: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2021 to Question 28185, for what reason the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 did not...

      Ethnic Groups: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the findings of the Charity Commission's investigation into the Runnymede Trust's analysis of...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the (a) properties classified as heritage assets by his Department, (b) most recent estimate of the value...

      Arts: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Guidance on working, performing, and touring in Europe, if his Department will publish the sources of...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scottish Government: Communication

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from Scottish Ministers, by (1) email, (2) letter, and (3) other means of communication, since August 2020 on matters which...

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