Written answers

Monday, 13 September 2021

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the evidential basis is for his decision not remove the three month restriction on donating blood for anyone in England whose...

    • Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to update blood donation criteria to remove the three month restriction on donating blood for anyone...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the level of funding awarded to Clinical Commissioning Groups on regional health...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 35 of the policy paper, Building Back Better: Our Plan for Health and Social Care, published in September...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the two-monthly report on the status of the provisions of the Coronavirus Act 2020 published on 21 July 2021, what...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, across the UK, how many unused covid-19 vaccines have reached their expiry date in each of the last nine months.

      Defibrillators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to improve access to community defibrillators in (a) County Durham and (b) the UK.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has any plans to impose temporary lockdowns in October 2021.

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of outcomes in liver disease care in England compared to (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) other...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that people vaccinated against covid-19 outside of the UK are able to (a) register their...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the JVCI recommendation to vaccinate 12 to 15 year olds against covid-19; and if he will make a statement.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing people who have (a) fled Afghanistan and arrived in the UK and (b)...

      Trodelvy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet with people affected by metastatic triple-negative breast cancer to discuss the potential of the drug Sacituzumab...

      Antimicrobials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the devolved administrations on the potential merits of expanding the NHSE&I/NICE innovative...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of ending prescription charges for people with long-term health conditions.

      Trodelvy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the National Institute for Health Care Excellence on accelerating the publication of its...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of increasing the qualifying age for free prescriptions to the state...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the public health effects of the (a) Welsh and (b) Scottish Government’s decision...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Cancer Research UK Cancer Patient Survey 2021, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for cancer (a)...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of increasing the qualifying age for free prescriptions to the state...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential additional expenses that might be incurred by healthcare providers in...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of increasing the qualifying age for free prescriptions to the...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the Government is allowing travellers from the USA who have been double vaccinated against covid-19 to enter the UK...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 July 2021 to Question 35761 on Coronavirus: York, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will launch an investigation into Dante Labs for alleged failure to provide covid-19 PCR test results in line with advertised...

      Cancer: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding is being made available to help increase cancer survival rates.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made in the introduction of mutually-recognised vaccine certificates within Europe.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) steps his Department has taken and (b) recent progress has been made towards increasing cancer survival rates.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 July 2021 to Question 31551, when UK residents vaccinated against covid-19 while overseas with a (a) Pfizer,...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy to ensure that in any booster vaccine programme third doses of covid-19 vaccines are prioritised for people who...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing spending on targeted research on motor neurone disease...

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of prison inmates have been (a) offered a covid-19 vaccine and (b) vaccinated against covid-19.

      Motor Neurone Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will increase the funding allocated to research on motor neurone disease.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to waive all fines and charges for hospital trusts as those trusts deal with patient backlogs in the NHS.

      Health Services and Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the New Resource DEL spending, published on page 30 of Command Paper 506, Building Back Better: Our Plan for Health and...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 35 of Command Paper 506: Building Back Better: Our Plan for Health and Social Care, what the Government's...

      Lord Feldman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what declaration of interests was made by Lord Feldman in his capacity as an unpaid adviser to his Department between March and May 2020;...

      Lung Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for the report of the SUMMIT trial into low dose CT scans for the detection of lung cancer.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to take steps to reward NHS staff who have served on covid-19 wards beyond the 3 per cent pay rise announced...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to double research funding on dementia.

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review covid-19 isolation requirements for domiciliary care visit workers.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the roles to which (a) George Pascoe-Watson, (b) Lord Feldman and (c) Lord O'Shaughnessy were appointed to assist his Department...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Elective Recovery Fund being distributed according to a needs-based analysis.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of mandatory covid-19 vaccinations for all home carers.

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 36 of the policy paper, Building Back Better: Our Plan for Health and Social Care, published in September...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made on the effect that home use of both pills for early medical abortions has had on women in abusive...

      NHS: Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) amount of overtime worked and (b) cost of that overtime worked by NHS staff throughout the course of...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the provision of pills for home abortions is controlled to prevent those pills from...

      Doctors: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many temporary registered doctors there have been since March 2020; and how many of those doctors have been used by the NHS.

      Doctors: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of complaints submitted to the General Medical Council were upheld for (a) BAME NHS doctors and (b) all NHS doctors in...

      Social Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to consult (a) disabled people and (b) representatives of disability rights organisations to obtain...

      Dentistry: Workplace Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending eligibility to NHS pensions for dental nurses working in dental...

      Health Professions: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the number of clinical vacancies across the NHS; and what steps he is taking to increase...

      Cancer: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allocate funding to the clinical oncology workforce.

      Social Services: Wages Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will establish a wage council to determine pay levels in the care sector.

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken towards delivering research funding to support the dementia moonshot.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2021 to Question 21282 on Dementia: Diagnosis, what additional steps he plans to take to (a) improve...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of removing the regulations that allow for home use of both pills for...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 July 2021 to Question 29882 on Carers, how many adult carers are employed with (a) no formal qualifications,...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS People Plan 2020/2021, what additional funding will be required to (a) expand the NHS workforce and (b) ensure...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish guidance for medical exemptions for mandatory covid-19 vaccinations for those who work in care homes.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for people seeking a diagnosis for (a) Crohn’s disease, (b) colitis and (c) other...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing respite care for carers.

      Health Professions: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of overseas applicants for clinical positions in relation to demand.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including in his Department’s bid to the Treasury for the upcoming...

      Clinical Commissioning Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his plans are for clinical chairs of the Clinical Commissioning Groups once those Groups are amalgamated into Integrated Care Systems.

      Blood Tests: Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve resilience in NHS supply chains for blood testing equipment.

      NHS: Medefer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals were made to Medefer in each month of 2020.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his planned timescale is for hospitals relaxing covid-19 restrictions on visiting.

      Long Covid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether treatments for medical conditions related to long covid will be exempt from the NHS Charging Regulations; how many people...

      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 Basildon and Billericay of 1 June 2021 and chase up...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve departmental response times to correspondence from hon. Members.

      Primary Health Care: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of expanding clinical research capacity in primary care settings; and...

      NHS Property Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to integrate NHS property services as part of the Integrated Care Partnerships.

      NHS: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS facilities are transitioning to be powered by more sustainable forms of energy.

      Health Services: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of suspending NHS overseas visitors charging regulations during the...

      Pregnancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of bringing forward pregnant women's second doses of the covid-19 vaccine...

      Trodelvy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department can take to accelerate the approval of the drug Sacituzumab Govitecan, marketed as Trodelvy, by the Medicine...

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of eating disorder (a) beds and (b) services commissioned by NHS England have been delivered by the private sector in...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding has been allocated to reducing waiting times for mental health treatments.

      Mental Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on the adequacy of staff available to provide mental health therapies on the NHS.

      DNACPR Decisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 12 July 2021 to Question 28267, on DNACPR Decisions, whether the terms of reference and meeting summaries of...

      Mental Health: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve young people’s mental health as part of the recovery from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 30 March 2021 to Question 173104, what monitoring his Department currently undertakes of waiting times...

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of children and young people waiting for (a) urgent and (b) routine treatment for...

      Autism and Hyperactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the length of time for people to receive ADHD and ASD assessments.

      Pregnancy: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department's guidance that employers should allow pregnant women past 28 weeks gestation to work from home or be suspended on...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding has been allocated to the training and recruitment of mental health practitioners.

      Blood Tests: Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase the capacity of NHS stores to enable the holding of a greater supply of each product in the context of the shortage...

      Blood Tests: Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the NHS plans to suspend the rationing of blood tests as a result of the shortage of blood collection tubes.

      Blood Tests: Bottles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the blood bottle shortage across the UK.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of empty residential properties in (a) Coventry North East...

    • Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made for the implications of his policies of the National Housing Federation’s defining...

      Regulator of Social Housing: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment has been made of the adequacy of the Regulator of Social Housing’s investigatory powers.

      Council Housing: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what data his Department holds on the number of asbestos checks undertaken by councils in England in each of the last...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of social outcomes contracts in supporting people who...

      Golf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what data his Department holds on the number of municipal golf courses that have been in operation in England in each...

      Urban Areas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to help town centres and high streets recover from the effects of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish his Department's response to the call for evidence on whether local authorities and parish...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on what date the estimated cost of the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre was increased from £100...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of the private funding required for the creation of the proposed Holocaust Memorial and...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is his policy that work will begin on constructing the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre only...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what organisation he plans to (a) own and (b) manage the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre; and what his...

      Holocaust Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the Government has not announced funding for implementation of the recommendations of the 2015...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the wording was of the recommendation of 13 January 2016 by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation relating to the...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the annual (a) operating and (b) maintenance costs of the proposed Holocaust...

      Tenants: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will issue guidance on whether a landlord could require a relevant person to enter into a contract of pet...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the Social Housing White Paper.

  • Prime Minister

    • Hakainde Hichilema

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether he has plans to meet President Hichilema of Zambia.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Prime Minister, how many times he has discussed Afghanistan with the NATO Secretary General in 2021.

      Mia Mottley

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he last spoke to Prime Minister Mottley of Barbados.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an estimate of the impact of removing the £20 uplift to the standard allowance of universal credit on...

    • Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she will take to support people in food poverty following the removal of the £20 uplift to the standard allowance of universal...

      Universal Credit: Southport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of claimants who will be affected by the ending of the £20 top-up in universal credit...

      State Retirement Pensions: Administrative Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average processing time is for a new state pension claim; what the average processing time was 12 months ago; how many unprocessed...

      Universal Credit: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data her Department holds on which sectors universal credit claimants work in; what estimate she has made of the number of claimants...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on child poverty of the planned reduction of universal credit by £20 a week; if she will make...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of compensating women born in the 1950s who were affected by state pension...

      Poverty: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce levels of poverty in people that are of pension age.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to produce a replacement publication for the document entitled What happens if you are overpaid Universal Credit,...

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department made of the potential merits of assessing underlying levels of wage growth in 2021-22 with the impact of...

      Universal Credit: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the effect of ending the £20 uplift to the standard allowance of universal credit on recipients of that...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of updating the gov.uk webpage for the Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme to provide (a) an...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an online form for the Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme.

      Discretionary Housing Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with local authorities on the link between the Local Housing Allowance rates and Discretionary Housing Payment...

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications have been made to the Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme on behalf of people who are deceased in each of the last five...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to help ensure that women born in the 1950s who were affected by pension age changes are compensated.

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications have been made to the Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme on behalf of deceased individuals who received a covid-19 vaccination.

      Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the letter dated 27 July 2021 from the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work to the hon. Member for Aberdeen North,...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she last spoke to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the state pension triple lock.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of the pre-2008 female state pension recipients who had been divorced have been identified as being in receipt of the incorrect state...

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish her Departments’ analysis supporting the decision to disregard average earnings increases when determining the next...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the time taken for beneficiaries to receive their Access to Work payments.

      Personal Independence Payment: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the impact of removing the upper age limit for Personal Independence Payment claimants on those with mobility...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will reform the three-year award duration for claims made under the Special Rules for Terminal Illness and bring it in line with longer...

      Access to Work Programme: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the National Disability Strategy, published in July 2021, what steps she is taking to increase the awareness of Access to...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to review the future of statutory sick pay.

      Access to Work Programme: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the National Disability Strategy, published in July 2021, what the timescales are for the (a) creation of Access to Work...

      Disability: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to launch a consultation on workforce reporting on disability for large employers.

      Disability: Finance

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

      Disability: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress has been made by her Department on setting up an Extra Costs Taskforce.

      Sick Leave: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has published for employers on offering long-term sick leave to people suffering with long covid.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the average waiting time from the point of application for a person to obtain a National Insurance number.

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to resume face-to-face appointments at job centres in the next three months.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of people who have found employment through the Plan for Jobs skills and employment programmes.

      Kickstart Scheme: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Kickstart scheme in (a) Leicestershire and (b) Bosworth.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will make an assessment of the potential impact of the time taken to implement the Afghanistan Citizens Resettlement...

    • Asylum: Afghanistan

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

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Home Department, how many successful Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy applicants and their families that are in the UK have (a) been allocated housing and (b) are still waiting...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to expand eligibility to refugee family reunion for Afghan refugees in the UK to (a) sponsor their adult dependent...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions her Department has had with representatives of Bexley Council on support and accommodation for Afghan families in...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to not evict Afghan nationals from asylum accommodation.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people arriving in the UK under the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme will be granted indefinite leave to remain.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme who have been granted pre-settled status will be able to access comprehensive guidance and...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many outstanding cases her Department is considering for (a) asylum and (b) permission to be an economic migrant living and working in...

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of the pilot scheme for 30,000 seasonal agricultural workers in 2021.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the devolved Administrations on the resettlement of Afghan refugees.

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing Afghan nationals in the UK to submit further submissions on asylum...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to establish a five year funding support scheme for local authorities to enable the resettlement of refugees...

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to ensure that Afghan nationals are not evicted from asylum accommodation.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to expedite decisions on family reunion applications made by Afghan refugees in the UK.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to support digitally excluded people to make late applications to the EU Settlement Scheme.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been issued to her officials on interpreting reasonable grounds for late applications to the EU Settlement Scheme; and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to provide a substantive response to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton of 29 July 2021 regarding...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the funding required to provide refuge in the UK to people fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce drug misuse in communities.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on mental health support for people arriving under the...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on mental health support for people arriving under the...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Afghan nationals without military links under the UK resettlement schemes will be eligible for indefinite leave to remain in the UK.

      Domestic Abuse: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the HMICFRS report, entitled A duty to protect: Police use of protective measures in cases involving violence against...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's strategy is for reducing anti-social behaviour; and what steps she is taking to ensure that that strategy is (a)...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken to expedite the biometric processing of eligible applications to the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy; and...

      Road Traffic Offences: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of speeding incidents conducted by drivers of high performance rental vehicles.

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of appointing a Wildlife and Rural Crime Coordinator for England.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure the police officer recruitment process encourages applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds.

      Police: Batley and Spen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers served the Batley and Spen constituency in each year since 2010.

      Migrant Workers: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the (a) employers and (b) construction and maintenance projects that have utilised the Offshore wind workers Immigration...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 9 June 2021 and follow up correspondence...

      Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2021 to Question 41108, how travellers without access to the internet are able to complete the...

      Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's planned timescale is for Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre to start holding women who are detained under...

      Arson

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on the number of arson investigations undertaken by local authorities in England in each of the last...

      Undocumented Migrants: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on providing hotel accommodation or more permanent homes for migrants arriving without permits.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 24 June, 22 July and 20 August 2021 on...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what further steps her Department plans to take to arrest people who take money from people seeking to cross the Channel illegally in...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to expedite decisions on asylum applications, including appeals made by Afghan nationals.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to expand eligibility to refugee family reunion for Afghan refugees in the UK to sponsor their (a) adult dependent...

      Migrant Workers: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many seafarers have been granted leave to enter the UK to join vessels working in UK territorial waters under the Offshore wind workers...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Afghans relocated under Operation Warm Welcome are being rehoused in each local authority in England.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has with the National Cyber Security Centre to tackle growing cyber crime in the next five years.

      Lancashire County Council and Liverpool City Council: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the total cost of Operation Sheridan.

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to allow members of the LGBT community in Afghanistan to seek asylum in the UK.

      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: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will take steps to expedite decisions on asylum applications, including appeals, made by Afghan nationals.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Northern Ireland Executive in tackling child poverty.

    • Northern Ireland Office: Listed Buildings

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

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to retain the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme beyond September 2021 for sectors of the economy that have not returned to...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for specific sectors, such as aerospace and aviation,...

      Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people accessing financial products through buy now pay later firms in each of the last 12 months.

      Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of private pension tax relief for (a) high rate and (b) additional rate taxpayers.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made on spending £9.2 billion on energy efficiency measures over the course of the 2019 Parliament.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional funding will be made available to local authorities housing refugees via the Afghan Citizens Resettlement scheme.

      National Savings Bonds: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to tie measurable outcomes for (a) progress towards net zero emissions and (b) a net increase in employment within the green...

      Freezing of Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many assets have been frozen in the UK as a result of financial sanctions against designated people and entities under the Global Anti-Corruption...

      Financial Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the evidence submitted by the Consumer Council of Northern Ireland to the Treasury Committee’s call for evidence on...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been charged for making unauthorised withdrawals from Lifetime ISAs in each financial year since 2015-16.

      Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of (a) bank branch closures and (b) cashpoints in England.

      Money

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure the long-term future of cash.

      Health and Social Care Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 86 in the technical annex of the Government's September 2021 publication, Building Back Better: Our plan for Health and Social...

      Treasury: Welsh Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last spoke to the Minister for the Economy in the Welsh Government.

      Redundancy: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking with Cabinet colleagues to support people who have been made redundant as a result of the covid-19 outbreak to (a) access...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to help young people into employment as part of the economic recovery from the covid-19 pandemic in (a) Coventry...

      Bank Services: Third Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the banking sector on (a) the availability of banking services to the third sector and (b)...

      International Monetary System: Belarus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the granting of new Special Drawing Rights to Belarus by the IMF.

      Monetary Policy Committee: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on which date the last person who was educated at a Scottish university was appointed by his Department to the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee.

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle cases of lenders potentially penalising mortgage applicants on the basis of them taking furlough or a...

      Azure Services: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to review the validity of and remediation for loans taken by customers of Azure Services Ltd and Barclays Partner...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Live Events Reinsurance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the events industry his Department estimates will avail itself of the Live Events Reinsurance Scheme.

    • Television: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Department's news story, It’s time to level up Britain’s screens, published on 23 June 2021,...

      Broadcasting: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to review the broadcasting licences of Russian state-backed media outlets (a) RT and (b) Sputnik in...

      Channel Four: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that under a potential change in ownership model Channel 4 would maintain its focus on...

      Channel Four: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that under a potential change in ownership model Channel 4 would maintain its current levels...

      Channel Four

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will conduct and publish the results of an assessment of the potential impact of revising Channel 4’s...

      Channel Four: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking in relation to securing the contribution that Channel 4 makes to the UK’s creative economy...

      Channel Four

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that a potential change to Channel 4’s publisher-broadcaster model will not negatively...

      Channel Four

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of delivering the Government’s objectives for Channel 4 by increasing the...

      Channel Four

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on what dates (a) he and (b) officials across Government have had discussions and meetings with (i) global media companies,...

      Sports: Hitchin and Harpenden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much financial support the Government has provided to grassroots sport in Hitchin and Harpenden constituency in each of...

      Life Chances Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has for the future of the Life Chances Fund.

      Contracts for Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential overall cost effectiveness of social outcomes contracting to Government.

      Cultural Heritage: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what financial support is available to help museums and other historic sites undertake upgrades or expansion projects.

      Internet: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment has been made of the cost of fixed wireless internet access in households where fibre broadband is not accessible.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what data his Department holds on the number of books no longer required in public library collections that have been made...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Heating: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the level of financial and other support required by households dependant on...

    • Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan 2021, published in July 2021, what assessment he has made of...

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan 2021, published July 2021, what plans he has to adapt current...

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan 2021, published in July 2021, what assessment his Department...

      Renewable Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his officials have had with Ofgem on the marketing of Green Energy tariffs by energy companies when...

      Fire Prevention: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to assess the fire risks posed by large scale lithium-ion battery storage.

      Heating: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Government's proposed Clean Heat Grant to meet the needs of people...

      Oil: Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of whether proposals for the Cambo oilfield are compatible with the (a)...

      Oil: Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the compatibility of the Cambo oilfield near Shetland with the UK's upcoming role...

      Fuel Poverty: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps she plans to take to support people in fuel poverty following the removal of the £20 uplift to the...

      Heating: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of reducing the amount of VAT...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a long-term target for floating wind platforms in securing...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help secure the potential benefits of the supply chain position of the...

      New Businesses: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage start-ups in green growth sectors such as carbon capture.

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan 2021, published in July 2021, what estimate he has made of the...

      Coal: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to maintain the supply of free coal to former miners as part of their existing pension...

      Company Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to allow companies to adopt policies to abide by Wates Review principles, rather than...

      Biofuels: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to promote ethanol production in the UK.

      Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total sum is of (a) premiums accepted from insurers under the Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme up to 30 June...

      Courier Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the application of consumer protection regulations to couriers'...

      Welsh Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last spoke to the Minister for the Economy in the Welsh Government.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to delay the repayment of bounce back loans by 12 months.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Welsh Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last met Ministers in the Welsh Government.

      Carbon Emissions: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to introduce carbon pricing to encourage clean hydrogen production from nuclear energy and renewable...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to match steps the EU is taking on support for green hydrogen.

      Green Jobs Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects to publish the Government’s response to the recommendations of the Green Jobs Taskforce.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many doses of covid-19 vaccine the UK has received from Covax for each month since Covax has been in operation; for...

      Life Sciences: Devolved Matters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to work with the devolved nations in respect of the delivery of its Life Sciences...

      Vans: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of vehicle supply shortages affecting the UK van sector; and what cross-departmental...

      Honda: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of the Honda plant in Swindon on levels of employment in that area.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) reasons for not destroying sensitive material including personal details of...

    • Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many times he spoke directly to the NATO Secretary General between 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021.

      Afghanistan: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he is making to his Pakistani counterpart on support for the Taliban in Afghanistan from...

      UN Secretariat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many times he spoke directly to the UN Secretary General between 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many times he spoke directly to the Pakistani Foreign Minister between 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021.

      France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many times he spoke directly to the French Foreign Minister between 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021.

      Afghanistan: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK passport holders and others with permission to travel to the UK have registered their interest in...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many times he spoke directly to the US Secretary of State between 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021.

      Afghanistan: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, who made the decision to evacuate the UK embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan; on what date that decision was made; how...

      Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many times he spoke directly to the German Foreign Minister between 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to the Government of Israel on the ending of policies and...

      Afghanistan: Tajikistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on what dates from June 2021 he had discussions with his Tajikistan counterpart about safe travel passage on...

      Afghanistan: Turkmenistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on what dates from June 2021 he has had discussions with his Turkmenistan counterpart about safe travel passage on...

      Afghanistan: Uzbekistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on what dates from June 2021 he had discussions with his Uzbekistan counterpart about safe travel passage on...

      Afghanistan: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on what dates from June 2021 he had discussions with his Pakistani counterpart about safe travel passage on...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2021 to Question 37556 on Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office:...

      Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will make an estimate of the number of armed conflicts currently occurring across the...

      Afghanistan: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he can take to protect members of the LGBT community in Afghanistan.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason he was unable to meet his commitment to answer all emails from hon. Members received by 30 August...

      Uganda: Politics and Government

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

      Afghanistan: Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of Afghans offered Chevening Scholar places for the 2021-22 academic...

      Burkina Faso: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the Government of Burkina Faso to tackle regional terrorism.

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation facing the Oromo people in Ethiopia.

      Afghanistan: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the safety of members of the LGBT community in Afghanistan.

      Africa: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the numbers of people declared missing...

      Abduljalil Abdulla al-Singace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Bahrain on (a) the return of Abuljalil AlSingace's...

      South Africa: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to the South African Government to investigate corruption in that country.

      Afghanistan: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to protect members of the LGBT community in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his oral contribution of 6 September 2021, Official report, column 43, to which scheme the 500...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of the Afghan evacuees by the UK are employees of (a) non-governmental organisations and (b)...

      Afghanistan: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on what dates from June 2021 he had discussions with his Iranian counterpart about safe travel passage on onwards...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 6 September 2021, Official report, column 43, whether the £30 million of...

      Malawi: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding the Government allocated to the Promoting Sustainable Partnerships for Empowered Resilience...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many times he spoke directly to the Afghan Foreign Minister between 1 January 2021 and 1 August 2021.

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution of 6 September 2021, Official report, column 43, whether the aid for...

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to offer humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan after the...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish his Department’s most recent Partnership Principle Assessment with the Palestinian Authority.

      Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the prevalence of forced marriage, (b) the status of women's rights and...

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Bahrain to ensure that Hassan Mushaima (a) receives food...

      Madagascar: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support communities in Madagascar suffering from food insecurity and at...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the 2020-21 Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and the Palestinian Authority,...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many Afghan nationals who were called forward by his Department to Kabul airport for evacuation and who were...

      Arab States: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote further diplomatic normalisation between Israel and Arab nations.

      Afghanistan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support resistance to the Taliban in the Panjshir Valley by the National...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) strengthen the importance of NATO since the recent withdrawal from Afghanistan and...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps are being taken to support the processing of refugees from Afghanistan in surrounding countries given...

      Mali: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many members of Mali's security forces the UK has helped to train since 2013; and what the cost of that...

      Afghanistan: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many Afghan translators were used by the UK in Afghanistan over the last 20 years.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the news story by the Prime Minister's Office, UK to donate 100 million coronavirus vaccine...

      Afghanistan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the Government is providing to Christians in Afghanistan.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made for the implications for his policies of the recent meeting between...

      Overseas Aid: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of recent reductions in UK aid on the use of donated medicines...

      Afghanistan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a humanitarian programme for people...

      USA: Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to encourage the US Administration to end the economic blockade on Cuba.

      USA: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the effect of Hurricane Ida; and what...

      Israel: Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the decision by the International Criminal Court of 5 February 2021 to extend its jurisdiction...

      English Language: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the level of British Council funding on the International English...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Postage Stamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Press Release of the Universal Postal Union, published on 27 August 2021, UPU adopts UN...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Airspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what safeguards will be put in place to ensure the safe passage of international flights over the British Indian...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • National Flagship: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department will take to prioritise design as a criterion in the tender process for the construction of the new Royal Yacht.

    • National Flagship: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the construction of the new Royal Yacht will be completed at a British shipyard by a British firm.

      National Flagship: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the vessel design of the new Royal Yacht will be required to reflect Britannia’s style and appointment.

      Ministry of Defence Guard Service: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what comparative assessment he has made of the (a) pay, (b) working hours and (c) other conditions of employment for civilian guards at UK military...

      Ministry of Defence Guard Service: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the number of applications for promotion of the introduction of Operational MGS Employment...

      Ministry of Defence Guard Service: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the potential savings to the public purse of introducing Operational MGS Employment Contracts.

      Ministry of Defence Guard Service: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish impact assessments made prior to the introduction of Operational MGS Employment Contracts for civilian guards at UK military bases.

      Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of awarding a campaign service medal to armed forces personnel who served on Operation Grapple...

      Ministry of Defence Guard Service: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the likelihood of civilian guards at UK military bases on Operational MGS Employment Contracts working at least (a) 60...

      AWACS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date he plans to sign the contract to procure three E-7 Wedgetail aircraft from Boeing.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Department's Press Release entitled Fleet Solid Support ships competition launched, dated 21 May 2021, whether the UK's new Fleet...

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Head of Defence Equipment and Support was first informed of the problems with the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle programme.

      Ajax Vehicles: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which company manufactures the 40mm ammunition intended for use by the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle.

      Tank Museum: Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to donate a Challenger 2 tank to the Tank Museum at Bovington.

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Challenger 2 tanks (a) have been sold by the Defence Equipment Sales Authority or its predecessors, (b) have been placed in long-term storage...

      Ajax Vehicles: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rounds of 40mm ammunition for the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle have been purchased as of 7 September 2021.

      Warrior Armoured Vehicle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles are operable.

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel who received assessments due to the impact of being involved with in the trial of Ajax tanks were assessed as requiring...

      Warrior Armoured Vehicle: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which company manufactures the 30mm ammunition used by the Warrior Armoured Infantry Fighting Vehicle.

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many rounds of 40mm ammunition for the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle have been fired during the Ajax trials programme as of 7 September 2021.

      Defence Equipment and Support: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff employed at Defence Equipment and Support are in salary bands of £100,000 or more per annum.

      A400M Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the current acquisition cost is of the A400M aircraft.

      Defence Equipment and Support: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total salary costs were for Defence Equipment and Support employees in the 2020-21 financial year.

      Navy: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK leaving the EU on the duties of the Royal Navy Fisheries Protection squadron.

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will amend the eligibility criteria of the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy Scheme so that people in Afghanistan who worked for...

      Afghanistan: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a comprehensive plan to evacuate and support people in Afghanistan who worked for contractors on behalf of allied forces or third...

      Future Combat Air System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the initial operating capability is of the Tempest in RAF service.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average wait time was to begin basic training in the Army by gender for the training facility at (a) Pirbright, (b) Winchester, (c) Harrogate...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average wait time was to begin basic training in the Army by gender for (a) Reserves and (b) full-time soldiers in (i) 2019, (ii) 2020 and...

      Ministry of Defence: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, 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)...

      Ajax Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, who would be liable to pay compensation for any injuries incurred by service personnel in the trials of the Ajax armoured fighting vehicle.

      Defence Equipment and Support: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff are employed by Defence Equipment and Support.

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to Afghan armed forces soldiers in the UK.

      Defence Equipment and Support: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) three star or equivalent posts, (b) two star or equivalent posts and (c) one star or equivalent posts there are in Defence Equipment and...

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average length of time taken by his Department is to answer written Parliamentary questions over the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2021 to Question 10678 on Armed Forces: Injuries, how many service personnel were not medically discharged despite...

      Navy: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2021 to Question 10678 on Armed Forces: Injuries, whether Gavin Brierley, SN:30073719, of the Navy was one of the...

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 June 2021 to Question 10678 on Armed Forces: Injuries, how many service personnel left the services (a) with and (b)...

      Ministry of Defence: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has a target time in which to answer (a) named day and (b) ordinary written Parliamentary questions.

      Ministry of Defence Guard Service: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of Operational MGS Employment Contracts on levels of security at UK military bases.

      Ministry of Defence Guard Service: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of Operational MGS Employment Contracts for civilian guards at UK military bases...

      Afghanistan: Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what military equipment, if any, was left behind during the recent evacuation of British forces from Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Gurkhas (a) are serving during the withdrawal of British armed forces from Afghanistan and (b) have served in that country since 2001.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Listed Buildings

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

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how much was spent by her Department on end of year bonus payments for members of staff involved in export support roles in (a) 2016-17, (b)...

    • Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has (a) sought and (b) received legal advice on the potential effect of the (i) health and social care levy and (b) increase in...

      Trade Agreements: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to include commitments to (a) Paris Agreement temperature goals and (b) a hierarchy clause regarding Multilateral...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to include commitments to (a) Paris Agreement temperature goals and (b) a hierarchy clause regarding Multilateral...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to hold consultations on (a) new free trade agreements with (i) the Mercosur countries and (ii) the Gulf Cooperation Council...

      Department for International Trade: Welsh Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she last met Ministers in the Welsh Government.

      Imports: Malaysia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the proportion of the increase in imports projected to come from Malaysia to the UK as a result of the UK's...

      Iron and Steel: Safeguard Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when the Trade Remedies Authority will make a decision on the appeal of previous steel safeguard recommendations; and what representations...

      Shipping: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of increase in shipping cost for exports from the UK in each of the last 12...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Regional Planning and Development: Social Mobility

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what progress the Social Mobility Commission has made on levelling up life chances across the country; and what steps she is taking to implement the...

    • Discrimination: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions has she had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the impact of algorithmic decision-making on people...

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the current level of seat occupancy is on the railway.

    • Commuters: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made a comparative assessment of the average number of people commuting into London in the morning peak in (a) 2021 and (b)...

      Travel: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to accelerate the safe reopening of international travel to more destinations.

      Thameslink Rail: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with Thameslink on providing reimbursements to rail passengers who have purchased a (a) flexible, (b) monthly and (c)...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the adequacy of the availability of call handlers at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of taking steps to extend the validity of Driver Certificate of Professional...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to introduce a decibel limit as part of the MOT test.

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce licensing backlogs at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the DVLA on the issuing of V5C documents for classic cars in need of restoration.

      London Underground: Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2021 to Question 33171 on London Underground: trains, what the planned timescale is for the implementing the...

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the DVLA organises applications based on the colour of the envelopes they were sent to them in.

      Electric Scooters: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what initial assessment he has made on the progress of the e-scooter trials taking place across the UK.

      Cars: Global Positioning System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to make the fitting of GPS trackers on all new cars compulsory.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the shortage of road haulage drivers on UK supply chains.

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will publish in full the criteria used to inform the categorisation of countries in the covid-19 traffic light system.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of replacing covid-19 PCR tests with lateral flow tests for people arriving from amber list...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Highways England press release, New resurfacing technology a UK first, published on 4 August 2016, for what reasons that article...

      Bridges: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what safeguards there are for the maintenance of the Swing Bridge in Newcastle; and what funding is provided (a) to or (b) through the Port of Tyne...

      Travel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made by the US-UK taskforce to reopen travel between the two nations.

      Bus Services: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the public service bus fleet is electric.

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 23July 2021 to Question 34070 on Pavement Parking, when the result of the Government’s consultation on pavement...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Government's response to his Department's consultation entitled Pavement parking: options for change, published in August...

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support is being provided to local authorities to help with the funding and provision of rural bus services.

      Driving Instruction: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vocational driving examiners are employed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency as at 8 September 2021; and how many such examiners have...

      Bus Services: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average seat occupancy is on public service buses in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Bridges: Warburton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether legislation is required to allow Peel Ports to increase the toll on the Warburton Toll Bridge.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what type of covid-19 test someone should take on day 2 of arrival back in the UK from a green or amber list country in the event that, prior to...

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the work of the DVLA to improve paperwork turnaround times during summer 2021 for (a) HGV and (b) car...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of rail fares in England; and whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of...

      Cross Country Railway Line: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to (a) encourage passenger growth and (b) support passenger capacity on the (i) Birmingham to Leicester and (ii) Birmingham to...

      Department for Transport: Listed Buildings

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

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the Pothole Action Fund was spent in 2018.

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications to the DVLA have been lost by the DVLA in the last 12 months.

  • Department for Education

    • Lifelong Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to promote lifelong learning and skills development.

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has with relevant stakeholders on including in the forthcoming SEND green paper the UNCRPD Monitoring Committee’s...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the finding of the Child Action Poverty Group's August 2021 report, Fixing lunch: the case for expanding free school meals, that one...

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 15 of the National Food Strategy, whether he plans to implement the recommendation that the School Food Standards should be updated.

      National School Breakfast Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of charging schools supported by the new National School Breakfast Programme for 25 per cent of...

      Children's Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of Sure Start centres that have (a) closed and (b) reduced the services they provide in (i)...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much was clawed back from the adult education budget of each further education college in England in 2021.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, how much the Church of England spent on the maintenance and repair of its parish churches in the financial...

    • Churches: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what most recent financial estimates the Church of England holds on the outstanding cost of fabric repairs to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hops: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to support hop growers affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ban the practice of importing real fur into the UK.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support farmers and workers in the UK’s global agricultural supply chains to...

      Alpacas: Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much his Department spent on (a) legal fees and (b) associated costs in connection with the proposed culling of Geronimo...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of a pilot scheme to consider the impact of biodiversity...

      Veterinary Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support veterinary vaccine research.

      Beverage Containers: Deposit Return Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish his response to the consultation on the Introduction of a deposit return scheme in England, Wales...

      Food: Self-sufficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to expand UK food production by domestic farms.

      Cats: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cats entering the UK non-commercially were under six months of age in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

      Food: Self-sufficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote (a) UK-sourced food and (b) food produced in the counties, regions and...

      Cats: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many cats entering the UK commercially were under six months of age in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

      Electronic Training Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the maximum permitted electrical discharges (mJ) are for (a) dog training collars and (b) livestock fencing.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his plans are to encourage growing crops for fuel.

      Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the effectiveness of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers pilot scheme; and when he plans...

      Poultry: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to tackle labour shortages in the poultry sector.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of Climate Assembly UK's report entitled The path to net zero.

      Moths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of modern LED streetlights on the behaviour of nocturnal moths.

      Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last met with the chief executive of the Environment Agency.

      Elephants: Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of poaching on elephant numbers in Kenya.

      Poaching: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his African counterparts on tackling poaching on the African continent.

      Office for Environmental Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the initial work of the Interim Office for Environmental Protection.

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ban the import of hunting trophies into the UK.

      Thames Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he last met with the senior management of Thames Water.

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, 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)...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the paper entitled Effectiveness of psychological interventions in prison to reduce recidivism: a systematic review and meta-analysis...

    • Ministry of Justice: Listed Buildings

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

      Cremation and Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives of the Competition and Markets Authority on its review into supply of...

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to tackle the challenges faced by charities when participating in the Transforming Rehabilitation procurement process.

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the suitability of housing arrangements for inmates who do not have housing upon leaving prisons.

      Cycling UK: Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with Cycling UK on the findings of its report into the law on exceptional hardship pleas in dangerous driving cases.

      Wealstun Prison: Legionnaires' Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the (a) causes of the presence of legionella at HMP Wealstun and (b) lessons to learn from the experience at that prison.

      Prisons: Legionnaires' Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons have (a) experienced an outbreak of Legionnaire's Disease and (b) detected legionella bacteria within their water, ventilation or other...

      Probation: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Probation Officer recruitment annex: June 2021, published on 19 August 2021, what his planned timetable is for releasing updated...

      Prison Officers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Recruitment diversity statistics June 21, published on 19 August 2021, what steps he is taking to reduce disparities in the Relative...

      Prison Officers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service workforce quarterly: June 2021, published on 19 August 2021, what assessment he has...

      Prison Officers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service workforce quarterly: June 2021, published on 19 August 2021, what assessment he has...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to COVID-19: National Framework for Prison Regimes and Services, as updated on 18 August 2021, how the factors of (a) vaccination...

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Leeds, published on 11 August 2021, what steps he is taking to help...

      Prisons: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 22 April 2021 to Question 183091 on Prisons: Gender Recognition, how many biologically (a) male, and (b) female prisoners have...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group on the launch of the...

    • Zero Hours Contracts: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many people are employed on zero hour contracts in Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency.

      Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timetable is to bring forward legislative proposals to allow UK citizens living abroad for more than...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Central Lobby: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the estimated cost is of the upgrade works to the doors of Central Lobby.

    • Parliamentary Estate: Lifts

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the estimated cost is of the lift refurbishment programme.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • DNACPR Decisions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reported increase in the use of Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, what additional guidance they...

    • General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letters from NHS England and NHS Improvement to GP practices dated 17 March 2020 and 4 August 2020, when additional costs related to COVID-19 borne...

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional mental health support for UK veterans of the war in Afghanistan.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to streamline administration of support to the UK’s export scheme to help small firms access trade programmes more easily.

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