Written answers

Friday, 10 September 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to allocate additional funding to improve disability access at (a) Moulsecoomb, (b) Preston Park Road and (c) other...

    • Community Transport: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the availability of local authority-provided community transport schemes.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to local authorities to fund and increase the availability of electric charging points.

      Pedestrians: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) steps he is taking to and (b) discussions he has had with local authorities on increasing the number of pedestrianised streets.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity Generation: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has for introducing carbon pricing as a tool to decrease electricity generation from fossil fuels to meet...

    • Nuclear Power Stations: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of EDF on the closure of the Taishan EPR nuclear power plant for...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the effect of the Offshore wind workers Immigration Rules...

      Nuclear Power: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage green investment in nuclear energy.

      Heating: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans for consumer choice for low carbon heating systems to be part of its Heat and Building...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making a heat pump sector deal; and will he make a statement.

      Batteries: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the cross-Departmental group coordinated by his Department is assessing lithium-ion battery safety in domestic...

      Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what advice his Department is providing to members of the public deciding on routine replacement of their current gas...

      Heating: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to assist the energy and heating sector in moving its customers off traditional...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress his Department has made of the development of small modular nuclear reactors.

      Climate Change: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the threats posed by the climate emergency following the extreme weather events...

      Oil: Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the proposed fossil fuel development by Siccar in the Cambo area,...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the potential merits of a larger number of Power Purchase Agreements in the...

      Companies: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take in order for the UK Government to assume a leadership role for Power Purchase Agreements...

      Renewable Energy: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he plans to take to support renewable electricity procurement clubs to have shared Power Purchase Agreements...

      Carbon Capture and Storage: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to announce a payment mechanism for the storage of carbon dioxide relative to carbon capture and storage.

      Hydrogen: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the compatibility of existing smart meters with hydrogen gas supply.

      Water Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether dedicated (a) capacity and (b) strike price arrangements, to support tidal stream and wave technology, will be...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the letter of 4 June 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire on licensing for carbon...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses responded to the Green Hydrogen Project Capture survey, which closed on 9 April 2021.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the information gathered by the Green Hydrogen Project Capture survey has informed his Department's plans on (a)...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the ability of the UK to achieve net zero by 2050; and whether the UK...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of potential floating wind projects that could be developed...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is sufficient supply chain development in the UK to support...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on reforms to the Renewable Transport Fuel...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of waiving grid fees for electrolysers for the production of green...

      Biofuels: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reallocating Government subsidies for biomass energy...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of biomass energy on (a) CO2 emissions and (b) animal...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of biofuels, including the burning of wood pellets in...

      Offshore Drilling: Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential environmental effects of Cambo drilling for oil near Shetland,...

      Professions: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the financial impact to UK businesses of the loss of mutual recognition of professional...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Listed Buildings

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

  • Attorney General

    • Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the decision making process within the Serious Fraud Office on whether to open, continue or close a criminal...

    • Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Attorney General, what the Serious Fraud Office’s conviction rate was for (a) individuals and (b) corporations in 2020-21.

      Serious Fraud Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Attorney General, whether he has had a discussion with the Director of the Serious Fraud Office on a renewal or extension to the five-year appointment to that post.

      Attorney General: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Attorney General, 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 outbreak.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the policy that staff at CQC-registered care homes must have received both covid-19 doses...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has for a covid-19 vaccine booster campaign in autumn 2021.

      Pregnancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the risk covid-19 poses to unvaccinated pregnant women; and what steps he is taking to ensure pregnant...

      Urology: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Health Education England has plans to improve reporting on the number of clinical nurse specialists working in (a) urology and...

      Prostate Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Disease Registration Service’s Rapid Cancer Registration and Treatment Data, what recent assessment...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 July 2021 to Question 24254 on Dental Services, what discussions he has had with Health Education England on...

      Asthma: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for patients with severe asthma who are shielding during the covid-19 outbreak and who have been taught to...

      Asthma: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what help is available for asthma sufferers to enable them to continue to self-administer their medication due to the pressures on the...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to encourage people to present for cancer diagnosis and treatment who may have avoided coming forward...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to tackle the backlog in cancer treatments as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether specific forms of cancer have been particularly impacted by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the long-term impact of the covid-19 outbreak on cancer survival rates as the result of cancelled...

      Prostate Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many grants were awarded by Health Education England to enable existing and aspiring nurses to train as non-medical practitioners to...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Health Education England (a) audits the amount of money made available to NHS Trusts for training purposes and (b) assesses...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of GP appointments have been in-person since 19 July 2021.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to encourage GP practices in England to sign up to the Safe Surgeries initiative.

      Lung Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make a statement on the recovery of lung cancer referrals following the covid-19 restrictions.

      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 Lewisham, Deptford of 16 April 2021 on metabolic malodour conditions.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to subsidise the cost of a private covid-19 PCR test for people on low incomes who are travelling overseas...

      Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to convene the high-level Joint Government Working Group with Industry on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to oversee...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will remove Atruchecks from the list of covid-19 PCR test providers on the Government's website.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to allow people who have a medical exemption from being vaccinated against the covid-19 virus to be...

      Asthma: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including inhalers in medical kits.

      Disability: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional funding for disabled children’s health services at the...

      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 assessment he has made...

      Speech and Language Therapy: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists's report, Building back better: Speech and language therapy...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 vaccines have been disposed of that were (a) out of date (b) unused to date.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to invest in and encourage research into new treatment for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

      NHS: Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial support is available to frontline healthcare workers suffering with long covid who have had difficulties returning to work...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure the rights of care home residents to have safe family...

      NHS: Coronavirus and Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason healthcare staff and nurses who are subcontracted to the NHS are not entitled to the same employment protections during...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of funding dedicated health and care catch-up policies for disabled children...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on adequately funding disabled children’s health and care...

      NHS: Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ensure that healthcare staff and...

      Dementia: Health Services and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding allocated to (a) research into dementia treatment and (b) dementia care.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to ensure that every family with a disabled child can access the therapies and respite care...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for dedicated health and care catch-up policies for disabled children and their...

      Autism and Learning Disability: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to address gaps in the regulation of supported housing for adults with autism and/or learning difficulties, with...

      Social Services: Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take in the event that social care systems are placed in Operational Pressures Escalation Levels (a) 3...

      Carers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when care staff are planned to receive a pay award.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support NHS trusts to meet their legal referral targets for disabled children’s health services.

      Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he (a) is taking to improve the treatment of irritable bowel disease and (b) plans to take to speed up diagnosis of that...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

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

      Care Homes: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with recent assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's Guidance on care home visiting, updated on 16 July 2021, on the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether coeliac disease is an eligible condition for children to receive the covid-19 vaccination; and what steps his Department is...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department holds on the potential benefits of immunisation against covid-19 for people who have previously tested...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure long term monitoring of immunity in people who have received different covid-19 vaccines...

  • Leader of the House

    • Leader of the House: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Leader of the House, 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 outbreak.

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Freedom of Speech

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to protect freedom of speech on university campuses.

    • National School Breakfast Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to clarify (a) which schools are participating in the National School Breakfast Programme and (b) whether the purpose of...

      Pre-school Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment he has made of (a) availability of pre-school places and (b) demand for those places.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential developmental benefits of expanding 30 hours free childcare for three- and four-year-olds to all...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of universities resuming face-to-face teaching at the start of the new academic term...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings of Mind’s report entitled, Not making the grade: why our...

      Day Care: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of childcare hours funded by the Government are used in (a) England and (b) Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency.

      National School Breakfast Programme: Mitcham and Morden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which schools in Mitcham and Morden constituency will be supported by the new National School Breakfast Programme tender during the academic year...

      Pre-school Education: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pre-schools in England have closed since March 2020.

      National School Breakfast Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department plans to take in the event that the size of food orders under the new school breakfast tender decrease in the third term of...

      Further Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what options are available to learners aged 19 and over for progression to L3 qualifications and to support further progression to higher education or...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of social outcomes contracts in supporting looked-after children.

      Further and Sixth Form Education: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the IFS's briefing note, Further education and sixth form spending in England, published on 18 August 2021, what assessment he has...

      Department of Education: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to encourage procurement of British produce within meals available for (a) staff of his Department and (b) people in his...

      Schools: Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make resources available to support the wide-scale roll-out of automated external defibrillators in schools across England.

      Arts: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to fund arts subjects in higher education.

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the Comprehensive Spending Review allows education, health and social care agencies to have the resources...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Domestic Abuse: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many domestic abuse survivors have had an application for legal aid denied in each year since 2010.

    • Probate: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the time taken to grant probate; and what plans he has to improve that service.

      Onley Prison: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September to Question 36597 on Onley Prison: Firearms, whether the firearm discovered was functional.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many incidents of confiscation of the legal high known as spice there were in prisons in England and Wales in each year since 2010.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which courts that have been closed since 2010 have yet to be sold; and what the cost to the Government has been of each of those court premises since...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of asylum cases from applicants from Afghanistan (a) in progress and (b) awaiting trial in the First-Tier...

      Ministry of Justice: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his Department has spent with each company providing agency staff to his Department in each year since 2010.

      Coroners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what departmental oversight is in place to monitor the performance of coroners.

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what (a) assessments of the potential merits his Department has made and (b) steps his Department has taken to legally recognise humanist marriages...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Discrimination and Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of employment tribunals related to (a) flexible working and (b) gender discrimination in each year from 2014 to 2021.

      Ministry of Justice: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to encourage procurement of British produce within meals available for (a) staff of his Department and (b) people in his...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the consequences are for a (a) witness, (b) defendant, (c) complainant, (d) juror, (e) judicial office holder, (f) court employee and (g) visiting...

      Ministry of Justice: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, 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...

      Judiciary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps he has taken to uphold and protect the independence of the judiciary.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what guidance is in place for family courts to ensure meaningful contact for children and parents.

      Prosecutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of compatibility of the Single Justice Procedure in respect of prosecutions under covid-19 related legislation and...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases were waiting to be listed by the Immigration Appeal Tribunal on 31 August 2021.

      Probate: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to tackle delays in the probate system.

      Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to (a) tackle delays with probate applications and (b) improve communication between probate offices and applicants.

      Lugano Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government plans to take as a result of the European Commission's rejection of the UK's application to join the Lugano Convention; and if...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether the Government has plans to consult on the use of expert reports in the family court system.

      Powers of Attorney: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 July 2021 to Question 34612 on Powers of Attorney: Repayments, what estimate he has made of the number of applicants...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to HM Inspectorate of Probation report, Traumatic Brain Injury, published on 13 August 2021, what steps he is taking to (a) implement...

      Young Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the impact of the length of prison education classes on their efficacy for (a) young people and (b) people with learning...

      Prison Sentences: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of boys with a custodial sentence aged (a) 13 to 18 and (b) 19 to 21 who have been assessed for (i) autism, (ii)...

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison leavers in each region will be helped into private rented sector accommodation through the Accommodation for Ex-Offenders scheme; and...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP/YOI Norwich, published in July 2021, what steps he is taking to mitigate...

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP/YOI Norwich, published in July 2021, what steps his Department is taking,...

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP/YOI Norwich, published in July 2021, what estimate he has made of the...

      Independent Monitoring Boards: Inspections

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

      Independent Monitoring Boards: Inspections

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

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2021 to Question 33876 on Prisoners, if he will provide numbers rather than percentages for the figures set out in...

      Prison Sentences: Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people who received a custodial sentence aged (a) 13 to 18 and (b) 19 to 21 who were receiving treatment for...

      Prison Sentences: School Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of people with a custodial sentence aged (a) 13 to 18 and (b) 19 to 21 who had previously been educated in (i)...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which Government Ministers will visit the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition being in London between 14 and 17...

    • Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support the Government is providing to the Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition being held in London from 14 to 17...

      Arms Trade: Trade Fairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which countries and territories UK Defence and Security Exports has invited to attend the Defence and Security Equipment International...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect the lives of women and girls in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Prime Minister's Oral Statement on Afghanistan on 6 September 2021, Official Report, column...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that people in Afghanistan with refugee family reunion visas are able to travel...

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the financial capacity of the Palestinian Ministry of Health to...

      Afghanistan: Home Country Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason the Government did not take steps earlier to bring Afghan nationals who directly supported the UK...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office what steps he is taking to ensure people in Afghanistan with refugee reunion visas are able to travel to the UK.

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department conducted an impact assessment for the reduction in aid spending from 0.7 per cent to 0.5...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the Government's decision to provide surplus UK vaccines to...

      Latin America: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is planning to take to further support British businesses operating in Latin America.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Listed Buildings

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

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many Overseas Security and Justice Assistance assessments logged with his Department in relation to overseas...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when approval was given for the Northern Ireland covid-19 vaccine certificate to make it acceptable for...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ethnic Groups

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

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many requests he has received from hon. Members on behalf of Afghan citizens who wish to come to the UK since...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will formally acknowledge Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be a hostage under the terms of the 1982 Taking of...

      Afghanistan: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Prime Minister's Oral Statement of 7 September 2021, Official Report, column 31, which...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) viability of supporting Afghan citizens through aid channelled...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what process she is establishing for evacuating from Afghanistan people who have Family Reunion Visas to join...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish an impact assessment of the reduction in aid to Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2021 to Question 3110, what further discussions the Government has had with the...

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will list the NGOs he discussed the Taliban upsurge in Afghanistan with, and the dates and times of those...

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will list the dates and times of internal departmental meetings he convened to discuss the Taliban upsurge...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction of the crisis reserve fund from £500 million to...

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 2404, whether the UK Government continues to provide assistance...

      Afghanistan: Aid Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with NGOs and aid charities who continue to operate in Afghanistan on ensuring...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the total cost is of the UK's involvement in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2021.

      Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on protecting the rights of women and girls in...

      Afghanistan: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the timeframe is for the Government to ensure the safe return to the UK of British nationals remaining in...

      Afghanistan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he last spoke to (a) the Afghan Foreign Minister or (b) other senior Afghan officials prior to Taliban forces...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will (a) publish the eligibility criteria for people to qualify as special cases under the Government's...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to extend further support to refugees in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan National Institute of Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of requests to urgently relocate members of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 2404, whether the Government (a) remains committed to supporting...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to work with countries neighbouring Afghanistan on keeping their borders open and...

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Pakistan on the situation in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support Christians in Afghanistan who are at risk of persecution as a result of their faith.

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the NATO withdrawal on the collapse of the Afghan National Army and...

      Afghanistan: BBC World Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the Government is providing to the BBC World Service to continue its work in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of requests to urgently relocate members of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission.

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to hold the new Taliban Government in Afghanistan accountable to their...

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Situation

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

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the (a) benefits and (b) costs to the UK's (i) national security, (ii)...

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on what date the Foreign Office's rapid deployment team arrived in Kabul; and on what date the Ministry of Defence...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of reductions in Official Development Assistance to...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish (a) advice and (b) briefings from the UK mission in Afghanistan to the UK Government in each of...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the ability for existing UK funded projects in Afghanistan to continue; and what...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government’s decision to withdraw UK military from Afghanistan supports the Government’s...

      Afghanistan: Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if the Government will fulfil its commitment to the 2021 Afghan Chevening scholars; and what provisions have been...

      Afghanistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government’s decision to withdraw military personnel from...

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what preventative steps his Department is taking to protect British citizens in Afghanistan or those associated...

      Afghanistan: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) recent estimate his Department has made of the number of British citizens currently in Afghanistan (b)...

      Afghanistan: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of people currently stranded in Afghanistan from (a)...

      Afghanistan: Home Country Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to secure the safe transport to the UK of people working for British animal welfare...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2021 to Question 1179, what input and decision making role the UK Government had...

      Afghanistan: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish the (a) days and (b) times he spoke to the UK Ambassador in Kabul during the period 12 to 16...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2021 to Question 34012, what further assessment he has made of the effect of the...

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the reasons why intelligence agencies failed to predict the pace of the Taliban...

      Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence set out in the...

      Africa: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help support the prevention of animal abuse in Africa.

      UN Climate Conference 2021: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in British overseas territories on their contribution to the COP...

      Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) local availability of cancer services in Gaza and (b)...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the scheduled reductions to the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund will impact programmes supported by...

      Tigray: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help alleviate famine in the Tigray.

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to Saudi individuals connected to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi by the UK sanctions list, what...

      Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Tunisian counterpart following the decision by President Kais Saied to...

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the presence of Somali troops fighting alongside Eritrean forces in Tigray,...

      Horn of Africa: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the level of threat posed by the tripartite relationship between Eritrea,...

      Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of Tunisian President Saied’s...

      Lebanon: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the economic crisis in Lebanon on its covid-19 response...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the human rights of people in Bahrain.

      Malta: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the Maltese authorities were informed of UK Government approval of the Northern Ireland covid-19 vaccine...

      Malta: Corruption and Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Maltese counterpart on anti-corruption measures and freedom of the press in...

      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 of 21 May 2021 on the...

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of whether Hamas is meeting the Quartet Principles.

      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 of 9 June 2021 on arms exports to...

      Israel: Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for regional security of alleged remarks by Hamas leader...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish any response he has had from the Iranian Government following the request that it investigate...

      Palestinians: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has received any representations on the reported use of internationally prohibited ammunition by the...

      Iran: Hamas

      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 Hamas.

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the UN Secretary-General’s...

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the legality of the continued detention of Saudi political detainees,...

      Lebanon: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the impact of the economic crisis in Lebanon on (a) poverty...

      Occupied Territories: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his policy is on the determination by the International Criminal Court that it has jurisdiction to...

      Tunisia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what bilateral assistance his Department is providing Tunisia to help the respond to the covid-19 outbreak in that...

      Lebanon: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department will take to support the provision of (a) health and (b) education services for...

      South America: Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Hezbollah's potential involvement in the narcotics trade in South America.

      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 of Turkish military activity in...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent progress he has made in ongoing talks on the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

      Zambia: Politics and Government

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

      Iran: Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of Iran’s uranium enrichment capabilities.

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the arrests, travel bans and the freezing of assets...

      Travel: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to correspondence from the hon. Member for Falkirk on 14 July 2021, ref RHB 3027965, if he will...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to prevent Iran’s further non-compliance with the 2015 Joint...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 20 July 2021 to Question 36520 on Israel: Palestinians, if he will provide the...

      Caribbean and Latin America: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he is planning to take to help safeguard the future of forests in (a) Latin America and (b)...

      Latin America: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) assess the effectiveness of and (b) increase the UK's diplomatic presence in Latin...

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support regional attempts to resolve the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Royal Yacht

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide details of the (a) specification development, (b) tender and award process, (c) construction, (d) commissioning and handover and (e)...

    • Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 6 September 2021, HCWS260, on the Armoured Cavalry (Ajax) Programme, how many of the 310 MoD personnel...

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the expected costs are of the (a) additional trials for the Ajax vehicle and (b) modifications to that vehicle being tested.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to integrate into F-35 aircraft the ODIN system under development for that aircraft.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the UK Government has spent on the Autonomic Logistics Information System.

      Royal Yacht

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on which department is responsible for potential (a) risks and (b) overspend in respect...

      Royal Yacht

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether an additional budget has been allocated to his Department for the procurement of the proposed Royal Yacht.

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to answer Questions 27074 and 27072, tabled by the hon. Member for Islington South and Finsbury on 5 July 2021.

      Warships: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list all repair and refit tasks carried out by Babcock for the Royal Navy in the last 10 years, including for each such task (a) vessel...

      HMS Bulwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the projected cost to the public purse of taking HMS Bulwark from low readiness to fully active and available for deployment.

      National Flagship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the total cost of bringing the National Flagship into service with the Royal Navy.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which capital adequacy tests the prime contractor for the Fleet Solid Support Ship contract must pass before the award of that contract.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the prime contractor for the Fleet Solid Support Ship contract must be a UK-based company.

      LE TacCIS Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) initial and (b) final operating capacity is of the (i) Morpheus and (ii) Le TACIS communications programmes.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which regiments of the British Army have been involved in his Department's trial programme for the Ajax Fighting Vehicle programme.

      Armed Forces: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the contract notice entitled United Kingdom-Bristol: Radio equipment, reference 2020/S 08-211218, for what reason that invitation to...

      BOWMAN Combat Radio System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment his Department has made of the status of BOWMAN ComBAT Information and Platform Battlefield Information Systems 5.6 (a) upgrade...

      Ajax Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the weight is of the Ajax AFV (a) with and (b) without the additional armour package.

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of the number of personnel affected by noise exposure on the Ajax project are in need of medical treatment.

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which officials in his Department were informed of vibration issues in respect of Ajax before trials started; and on what dates those officials were...

      Ajax Vehicles: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the maximum rate of fire is of the 40mm main armament of the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle.

      Ajax Vehicles: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the 40mm armoured piercing ammunition intended for use by the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle employs depleted uranium.

      General Dynamics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he or another of his departmental Ministers has met the Corporate Chief Executive of General Dynamics in 2021 to discuss the Ajax Armoured Fighting...

      Merlin Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to Table 8 of his Department's UK armed forces equipment and formations 2020, published on 10 September 2020, for what reason the number...

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that people eligible to relocate to the UK under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy are prioritised for safe...

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many requests he has received as at the date of answering from hon. Members on behalf of Afghan citizens who wish to come to the UK since 15 August 2021.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what has been the average tour length of (a) a commercial officer and (b) a financial officer within his Department over the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the employee turnover has been of (a) qualified commercial officers and (b) qualified financial officers at his Department over the last five years.

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many established job posts his Department has for (a) financial and (b) commercial officers; and how many of those posts are not filled as of 1...

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many individual Afghan Locally Employed Staff were relocated to the UK under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy in each month since April 2021.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Child Action Poverty Group report, Universal Credit: What Needs to Change published in July 2021, if he will make an...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of keeping the £20 uplift to universal credit in place to support households in...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Listed Buildings

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

      Social Security Benefits: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to help prevent financial abuse from domestic partners in the welfare system when making benefit calculations...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has had recent discussions with the No Falls Foundation on the production of a no falls charter.

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of improving the data collected on workplace deaths using the RIDDOR system.

      Discretionary Housing Payments: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the reasons why young people have accessed Discretionary Housing Payment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the five week wait for new universal credit claimants to receive their first payment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of changing the universal credit childcare payments system to allow parents...

      Universal Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit overpayments of an amount exceeding £1,000 have been identified as having arisen as a result of an error by a...

      Social Security Benefits: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to review the tariff income system.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of cases referred through the benefit fraud portal were found to be fraudulent claims in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the authorisation of regulations defining safe accommodation under Part 4 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, what her planned...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on jail terms for offenders of (a) trophy hunting...

    • Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) prevent and (b) prosecute trophy hunting.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the UK's preparedness for the COP-15 summit in October 2021.

      Export Health Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with her counterparts in the EU to ensure that there is uniform acceptance of valid Export...

      Animal Welfare: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the wellbeing of animals during transportation in the UK.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is providing to countries affected by illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

      Wines: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release entitled Red tape cut for wine imports to save British wine lovers...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ethnic Groups

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

      Agriculture: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to publish a response to the proposal by the National Farmers Union for a sustainable food and farming scheme.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Protective Clothing

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

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Ministerial departmental office (a) has been and (b) is currently covered by CCTV cameras.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of his Department's offices and offices of related agencies are located outside of London; and how many and what...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the UK food supply chain.

      National Food Strategy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps are being taken to consult communities on recommendations from Henry Dimbleby’s independent review of the...

      Livestock: Auctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the welfare of animals at livestock auctions.

      Animal Welfare: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that animal welfare standards are maintained on farms in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) England.

      Shellfish: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect the welfare of decapod crustaceans in the forthcoming Animal (Welfare) Sentience Bill.

      Food Resilience Industry Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits to re-establishing the Food Resilience Industry Forum.

      Furs: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to ban imports of fur from (a) foxes, (b) minks and (c) coyotes.

      JBS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that JBS complies with UK environmental and welfare standards.

      Wines: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that all wines sent from Great Britain to Northern Ireland are (a) treated as not at risk,...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the logistical security of the UK's food industry during the covid-19 pandemic.

      JBS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the welfare standards of the Brazilian company JBS in the context of the...

      Rainforests: Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the letter from a group of cross-party hon. Members to...

      Waste Disposal: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what quantity of waste was exported by the UK in each of the last five years; and what the cost was of exporting that waste.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce plastic waste.

      Carbon Emissions and Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of mandating Ofwat to incentivise long-term outcomes on (a) net-zero and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter of 4 June 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire on regulation of pet...

      Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department’s life cycle assessment of disposable and washable absorbent hygiene products will take account...

      Amazon: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will have discussions with representatives of Amazon on the provisions of the Waste Regulations 2011.

      Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department is making on the preparations for an update to the Marine strategy part three.

      Seas and Oceans: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce a statutory duty for water companies to display pollution alerts near bathing waters for at least 48...

      Water Supply: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department takes to (a) ensure (i) Severn Trent and (ii) other water companies operate to an adequate...

      Beaches: Seaham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates water samples have been taken at (a) Seaham Beach and (b) Seaham Hall Beach for the Environment Agency Bathing...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of mandating the display of the Unified Water Label at the...

      Wildlife: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing protections granted to wildlife classified in schedules...

      Trapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the use of glue traps in pest control.

      Rivers: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the investigative documentary entitled Rivercide, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Nature Conservation: Reptiles and Amphibians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the health of (a) reptile and (b) amphibian populations in the UK.

      Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to support the roll out of a national reusable nappy incentive scheme.

      Conservation: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to enhance ecological protections for (a) pine martens, (b) red squirrels, (c) adders, (d) water...

      Fly-tipping: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) tackle the increase in fly-tipping in rural communities and (b) prosecute the...

      Flood Control: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the accumulated silt which blocks at least two of the arches under English bridge, Shrewsbury, will be removed; what...

      Bomb Disposal: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the UK Government is taking to reduce the environmental impact of underwater munitions disposal.

      Birds of Prey: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent the killing of (a) hen harriers, (b) golden eagles, (c) peregrines, (d) goshawks and (e)...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to publish a draft UK Chemicals Strategy and consult on it; and when he plans to publish a final Strategy.

      Bottles: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to set a maximum bottle size of 700ml in the event that a deposit return scheme is introduced;...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to co-ordinate the introduction of a deposit return scheme and an extended producer...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to offer asylum to civilians fleeing from Afghanistan following the Taliban's recent ascent to power in...

    • Migrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Answer of 27 May 2021 to Question 6486, how many refunds of the Immigration Health Surcharge have been received by health and...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce waiting times for claimants of the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

      Passports: Dual Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to enable dual UK and EU citizens to travel to the UK on an EU member state passport without having to further...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when his Department plans to publish a new Afghanistan country and policy information note.

      Asylum: Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to bring into force (a) sections 27-31 or (b) sections 36 of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 in respect of...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish a new Country information and policy note on Afghanistan.

      Asylum: Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to consult Ministers in the devolved Administrations before making any arrangements for the provision of accommodation...

      Asylum: Accommodation Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to commence specific sections within Part 2 of the Nationality Immigration and Asylum Act 2002.

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to review and expediate all outstanding (a) asylum claims and (b) asylum appeals made by Afghan...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many overseas requests for security and justice training and other capacity building assistance to be provided on location in the...

      Home Office: Listed Buildings

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

      Migrants: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Afghan nationals are currently in immigration detention.

      Asylum: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people who are seeking asylum and in receipt of Section 95 support are estimated to be below the (a) 60 per...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Afghan applicants for asylum have received (a) a notice of intent that their claim is being considered for inadmissibility and (b)...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to allow Afghan refugees in the UK who have naturalised to be eligible to sponsor relatives under the refugee family...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will set support for asylum seekers at 70 per cent of universal credit entitlement in line with the representations made...

      Hezbollah: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of Hezbollah's potential involvement in the illegal drug trade in the UK.

      Home Office: Protective Clothing

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

      Antisocial Behaviour: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what strategies the police are deploying to (a) tackle antisocial behaviour by students in residential areas and (b) encourage those...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to support the appointment of a hate crime commissioner.

      Home Office: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to encourage procurement of British produce within meals available for (a) staff of her Department and (b) people...

      Undocumented Migrants: Amnesties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to take steps to grant urgent amnesty to undocumented migrants residing in the UK.

      Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Answer of 9 February 2021 to Question 149254, how many and what proportion of the UK Government’s return and...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of asylum claimants are being advised of timescales as to when decisions will be taken on their cases.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will provide specific funding to local authorities to take in refugees under (a) the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing refugees and asylum seekers to gain employment whilst waiting for their...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for asylum from Afghan nationals have been (a) made to her Department, (b) rejected by her Department and (c) approved by...

      Maira Shahbaz

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department has made on the case of Maira Shahbaz.

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of asylum-seeking women held in detention in the UK have received treatment for their mental health in 2021.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what percentage of people seeking asylum issued with a Notice of Intent since 1st January 2021 stating their claim would be considered under...

      Undocumented Migrants: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to introduce dental x-rays to help to determine the age of undocumented migrants; and if she will make a statement.

      Passports: Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of European ID cards not being accepted for entry into the UK on the number of...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the suitability of hotel detention for people seeking asylum.

      Visas: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of number of UK Spouse Visas (a) issued and (b) rejected using a marriage certificate issued by Nazart...

      Visas: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the impact on communities of the new retrospective changes to Turkish business visas.

      Domestic Abuse: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help support victims of domestic abuse who are unable to pay their utility bills due to the...

      British Nationality: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to reduce the cost of applying for UK citizenship.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions the online verification service for the EU Settlement Scheme has been out of service since it was launched; and for...

      Migrant Workers: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a non-sponsored route similar to the Frontier Worker scheme to include...

      Migrant Workers: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of adding HGV drivers to the shortage occupation list.

      Visas: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to review the cost of a visa application for children.

      Domestic Abuse: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to safeguard domestic abuse victims against financial abuse in the event that they have a joint bank...

      Passports: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that collective passports can be taken up by other countries that are signatories to the 1961...

      Migrant Workers: Agriculture and Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the level of demand for migrant workers in the (a) farming and agriculture sector and (b) logistics industry.

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the standard of temporary asylum accommodation in the UK; and what plans she has to...

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of whether Hamas is conducting any financial activities in the UK.

      Passports: Dual Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department’s policy is on how dual UK and EU citizens travelling on EU member states' passports to the UK should prove their...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to expedite and review the cases of Afghan asylum seekers currently pending in the asylum system.

      Community Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps are being taken to enhance community trust engagement with local policing teams.

      Rape: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Home Department, with reference to page 53 of the 2020-21 annual Victims Commissioner Report published on 21 July 2021, how she plans to ensure that rape victims are protected from...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has had discussions with representatives of the Metropolitan Police on the comments reportedly made by Kate Shemrani at an...

      Security Guards: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with representatives of the security sector on the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) recruitment...

      Crimes of Violence: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of verbal and/or physical attacks on workers during the covid-19 outbreak, by sector of...

      Human Trafficking: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people-smuggling gangs operating to smuggle people into UK in each of the last five years; and...

      Locks and Keys: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will meet with the Master Locksmiths Association to discuss the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Travellers: Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have included provision for sites for Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in their local plan.

    • Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what data his Department holds on the number of local authority operated car parks that have been in operation in each...

      Countryside Rangers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what data his Department holds on the number of Countryside Rangers employed by local authorities in each of the last...

      Land: Burial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure local authorities make sufficient land available for burials to...

      Local Government Finance: Luton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) financial and (b) other support has been provided to Luton Borough Council since March 2020.

      UK Community Renewal Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many bids were received for funding from the Community Renewal Fund from (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he intends to respond to the letter from the hon. member for West Lancashire, dated 30 April 2021, regarding a...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the number of people who voted for (a) Stronger Somerset and (b) One Somerset in the consultation...

      Homelessness: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the level of funding provided to housing providers for homeless veterans.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Independent Adviser On Ministers' Interests: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Freedom of Information Act 2000 applies to the Independent Adviser on Ministerial Interests.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of covid-19 vaccine certificates; and what...

      Crime: Urban Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of (a) recent trends in crime in urban centres and (b) whether the...

      Unemployment: Suffolk

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people have been unemployed in (a) Suffolk and (b) Central Suffolk and North Ipswich constituency in...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of victims of violent crimes were (a) female aged 18 and over, (b) men aged 18...

      Care Homes: County Durham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the mortality rate for care home residents is in County Durham by month for each year since 2007.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the (a) age, (b) underlying medical conditions and (c) actual cause of death of each person...

      Coronavirus: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to communicate with covid-bereaved families the timescales for the covid-19 public inquiry.

      Cabinet Office: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the (a) properties classified as heritage assets by his Department, (b) most recent...

      UK Commission on Covid Commemoration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment the Government has made to the potential merits of including the Covid-19 Bereaved Families...

      Public Bodies: Ventilation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2021 to question 30420 on on Public Bodies: Ventilation, what (a) budget has...

      Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what criteria are being used to evaluate value for money of possible relocations of Government offices under...

      Cabinet Office: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Black and ethnic minority staff hold management positions in his Department.

      Cabinet Office: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his current policy is on the wearing of face coverings in his (a) Department, (b) departmental agencies...

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress has been made on the formal set up of governance structure, including the 23 specialised...

      Absent Voting: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his planned timescale is for a review of the postal voting system to ensure that system is fully...

      Office for Veterans' Affairs: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans the Government has to increase the budget for the Office for Veterans' Affairs; and if he will make...

      Electoral Register: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to take steps to mitigate the potential risk of foreign electoral interference as...

      National Security Council: Afghanistan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions the National Security Council discussed Afghanistan between 1 January 2021 and 31 July 2021.

  • Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of average HMRC telephony response times; and what recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) effectiveness...

    • Holiday Accommodation and Second Homes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to amend the fiscal framework for (a) second and (b) holiday homes.

      Tax Allowances: Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of restricting tax relief for private equity companies which take over UK-based companies to (a)...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total revenue from stamp duty has been in each of the last three financial years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are taken to ensure that the local authority is provided with real time information regarding change in circumstances so that any housing...

      Revenue and Customs: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of HMRC's timeframes for handling complaints.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to (a) tackle and (b) hold people accountable for tax evasion.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the steps he plans to take following the publication of the responses to the call for evidence on the consultation on VAT reform in the sharing economy.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Driving Instruction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will consider the operational challenges facing self-employed driving instructors, who are unable to operate their businesses at full capacity as a...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing the allowance for stamp duty tax relief for those living in London, in the...

      Multinational Companies: Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle tax evasion by multinational companies.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a permanent reduction in VAT to encourage environmentally sustainable consumer choices.

      Tax Evasion: Landlords

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will give HMRC the resources to discover and tax undeclared private landlords rather than rely on a voluntary scheme of disclosure.

      Drinking Water: Parks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to reduce the VAT charged on the installation of water fountains for public use in public parks.

      Taxation: : Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a lower limit of £1,000 of foreign income before requiring a self-assessment tax...

      Non-domestic Rating (Telecommunications Infrastructure Relief) (England) Regulations

      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, how many...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the continued payment of (a) tax credits and (b) child benefit to recipients when the Post Office card...

      Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the £1.5 billion Business Rates Relief fund, announced on 25 March 2021, has been distributed to businesses; and what the timescale is by...

      Offshore Industry: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to review all tax policy to ensure it does not incentivise oil and gas extraction.

      Infrastructure: Environmental Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to introduce a Regulated Asset Based Model for large-scale green infrastructure projects.

      Treasury: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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...

      Treasury: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, 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 (c)...

      Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what criteria his Department is using to assess possible relocations under the Places for Growth programme.

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the levels of local authority support for credit unions.

      Child Trust Fund: Wales

      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, in Wales, for the latest...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has for the ownership of Victoria Tower Gardens following the proposed construction of the Holocaust Memorial and...

    • 5G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Ofcom on (a) domestic 5G diversification and (b) the role and regulation of UK...

      Mobile Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of UK mobile network operators on sharing and pooling 2G and 3G...

      5G: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to achieve 5G diversification and encourage competition whilst guarding against threats to national...

      Mobile Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to implement the transition from 2G and 3G networks to 4G and 5G networks.

      Radio Frequencies: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in the context the decision of regulators in (a) Germany and (b) the Republic of Ireland to enable radio spectrum allocation...

      Openreach: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government target of at least 85 per cent nationwide coverage of gigabit capable broadband by 2025, what...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase public awareness of the copper broadband switch off and the potential effect of that...

      Broadband: Morley and Outwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to increase the average internet speed for properties in Morley and Outwood constituency.

      Broadband: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many premises in Oxfordshire which are classified as rural by the ONS are included in Ofcom Area 2.

      Aerials: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will bring forward proposals to part-refund television licenses for people affected by the Bilsdale transmitter fire.

      Football Index

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the independent review into the collapse of football gambling firm, Football Index, will be complete.

  • House of Commons Commission

  • Cop26

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the President of COP26, what recent assessment he has made of the potential for an agreement between world leaders on measures to reach net zero at the COP26 conference.

    • Livestock Industry: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the President of COP26, if the Government will take steps to encourage world leaders attending COP26 to develop a global strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by the intensive...

      Livestock Industry: Biodiversity and Climate Change

      To ask the President of COP26, whether the Government plans to use the COP26 Conference to discuss the effects of global intensive animal agriculture on (a) climate change and (b) biodiversity...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Age: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to tackle age discrimination in the workplace.

    • RAF Greenham Common: Demonstrations

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans she has to mark the 40th anniversary of the march to Greenham Common.

      Age: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to tackle ageism in society.

      Employment: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the impact of legal deadlines for employment discrimination claims on individuals' access to justice.

  • Prime Minister

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether he raised any concerns regarding the plans for NATO withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan during his discussions with the President of the United States.

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