Written answers

Thursday, 30 September 2021

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Long Covid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure equitable access to Long Covid clinics across the country.

    • Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that patients will have timely access to dental appointments following the backlog caused by the...

      Long Covid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made in fulfilling the aims of the document entitled Long COVID: the NHS plan for 2021/22, published in June 2021.

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 4 January 2021 to Question 127680 on Maternity Services: Coronavirus, if he will make it his Department's...

      Gender Recognition: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department takes to communicate the awarding of a contract for phalloplasty to a new team; and what steps are being taken...

  • Department for Education

    • Lifelong Education

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

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what figures his Department holds on the number of care orders issued by local authorities in England in each of the last 10 years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce the backlog of people waiting for personal independence payment claims to be processed.

    • Rented Housing: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the Broad Market Rental Area for York for people renting in areas (a) inside and (b)...

      Poverty: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the impact of poverty on educational outcomes; and what...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to develop a new measure of poverty in line with the recommendations of the Social Metrics Commission.

  • Home Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to correspondence dated 4 June 2021 and chase up correspondence dated 2 July, 2 August and 7 September 2021 from...

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will seek to resettle people arriving under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy close to those they served with...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people evacuated from Afghanistan as part of Operation Pitting were (a) British nationals, (b) Afghan...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many additional staff her Department has deployed to countries neighbouring Afghanistan to process Afghans fleeing Afghanistan.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will set out the process by which Afghan nationals in a recognised priority group outside of the Afghan Relocations and Assistance...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2021 to Question 45845 on the revised policy on overseas fee waivers, whether applications from...

      Home Office: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which companies have supplied Union Jack flags to her Department since 2019.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to help ensure consistency in police force’s response to domestic violence across the country.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent estimate he has made of the average time between an offer of funding to remediate dangerous cladding being...

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the average amount spent by owners of buildings is on legal advice on their Grant Funding Agreement between the...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Home Office

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threat that the Taliban pose to religious minorities in Afghanistan, with specific reference to the Hazaras.

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to engage with small development charities in the UK as part of (1) developing the Comprehensive Spending Review, and (2) revising their...

      Tunisia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Human Rights Watch that there have been “arbitrary and politically motivated acts of repression” in...

      Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) political, and (2) security, situation in Somalia; and what discussions they have had with international partners in...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what criteria they used for including countries in their report Human Rights and Democracy: 2020 Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, published...

      Iran: Political Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of violent abuse of political opponents and activists in Evin prison in Iran.

      UN General Assembly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for global action at the UN General Assembly high-level session taking place on 21 September.

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other governments about establishing a United Nations led commission of inquiry into human rights violations in Iran, including...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Remote Working

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of when civil servants, in all departments, will be working in their offices for all of their contracted hours.

    • UK Trade with EU: Import Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide financial support for businesses whose checks and paperwork were delayed as a result of preparing for import control deadlines.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent progress they have made in negotiating new Free Trade Agreements.

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