Written answers

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reviewing (a) the application of the working time directive and (b) drivers' hours regulations...

    • Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to make an assessment of the potential merits of reviewing (a) the application of the working time directive and (b) drivers' hours...

      Department for Transport: Jaguar Land Rover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the seven vehicles procured by his Department from Jaguar Land Rover under the terms of Contract Reference TRSS10158 on 10 September 2021 are powered.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the operation and uptake of Road to Logistics in Scotland.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage young people in the motor industry to apply and train for HGV licenses.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to encourage more rest stop facilities to be made available for lorry drivers on the UK's road freight transport routes; and if he...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much the HGV Road User Levy has raised from foreign HGVs since its introduction.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has contingencies in place to ensure that HGV drivers are available to deliver school meals during the period of driver shortages and...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the validity period for DVSA car theory tests for those who have been...

      Hammersmith Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the status is of the memorandum of understanding between his Department and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham in respect of...

      Travel Restrictions: Ecuador

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason Ecuador remains on the covid-19 red list in the context of the low covid-19 infection rates and successful vaccination programme in...

      Network Rail: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from the Scottish Government on the devolution of Network Rail.

      Travel Restrictions: Botswana

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the Government does not recognise Botswana as having an approved proof of covid-19 vaccination.

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help support the UK aviation industry in reaching their decarbonisation targets of net zero emissions by 2050.

      Aviation: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on addressing concerns raised by the British Airline Pilots Association on the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the...

      Buses: Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the recruitment and retention of adequate numbers of bus drivers nationally.

      Buses: Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people completed PCV training in 2020.

      Cars: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations of the Institute for Public Policy Research's report, entitled All aboard:...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with local councils on electric charging points for electric cars.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his planned timetable is for allocating additional funding to the devolved nations in order to have greener petrol across the UK.

      Motor Vehicles: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government plans to take to improve enforcement of noise limit regulations for vehicles.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to carry out a review of road traffic offences.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Environment Protection: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that (a) have been and (b) will be created as a result of (a) UK...

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits that a national thermal hydraulics facility can play in...

      Environment Protection: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Prime Minister’s Office’s press release of 15 October 2021, titled Prime Minister's...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to allow more UK gas production as the transition fuel in the energy transition.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of UK producing gas domestically rather than relying on imports,...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to his Answer of 13 July 2021 to Question 29853, on Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, when he...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to keep in reserve retired gas and coal power stations as a supplementary provision if there...

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to convert more coal-fired stations to biomass energy production facilities to contribute to the UK's...

      Electricity Generation: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets on its...

      Carbon Dioxide: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to reduce carbon dioxide levels in the UK.

      Energy Supply: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of increases in energy bills in 2021 on child poverty.

      Carbon Capture and Storage: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Written Statement of 19 October 2021, HCWS325, when he plans to publish the (a) assessment and...

      Nuclear Power: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to bring at least one large-scale nuclear project to a final investment decision...

      Nuclear Power: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of bringing at least one large-scale nuclear reactor to final...

      Nuclear Power: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what further plans he has for cooperation with the US on the development of nuclear power capabilities following the...

      Heat Pumps: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to promote energy efficient heat pump systems to (a) domestic and (b) commercial markets.

      Wind Power: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of jobs that (a) have been and (b) will be retained as a result of (i)...

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria were used to determine that the proposed AQUIND interconnector would be made a Nationally Significant...

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress the Government has made on considering responses to the Government's consultation on the potential...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an estimate of the number of additional public facing charging points that will be required for...

      Energy Supply: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of (a) Ofgem, (b) the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA) and...

      Vectura: Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether Vectura were included in discussions relating to development of the Government’s Life Sciences Vision.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 12 August 2021, reference RL25724.

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Staff

      To ask the Attorney General, how many staff were employed in rape and serious sexual offences units in each (a) CPS area and (b) year since 2010.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of variation in spending per capita on children and young people’s community eating...

    • Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) clinical staff were in post by CAMHS Trust in (a) London and (b) England...

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help increase the number of general practitioners in practice.

      General Practitioners: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much financial support he has provided to GP practices in Buckinghamshire to help meet their core service demand.

      Surgical Mesh Implants: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to facilitate access to (a) financial redress and (b) ongoing treatment and care for patients...

      GP Surgeries: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to provide additional support to GP surgeries whose staff are under extreme pressure due to a lack of staff.

      Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve access for patients to new techniques for tackling heart valve disease.

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many additional GPs are required to match patient need.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase NHS dental care provision across (a) St Helens North constituency, (b) the North West and (c) England.

      General Practitioners: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that GPs do not face abuse from the public.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve outcomes for brain tumour patients.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adherence of NHS providers to NICE guidelines on menstrual and reproductive health...

      Lung Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment NHS England has made of the effect that the Targeted Lung Health Check programme has had on (a) early diagnosis, (b)...

      Dental Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2021 to Question 35935, how much additional funding by region the Government has provided to reduce...

      Cancer: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average length of time has been between cancer diagnosis and the start of treatment for patients who reside in Enfield North...

      Cancer: Diagnosis

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

      Maternity Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he expects to have completed his consideration of recommendation 1 of the Health and Social Care Select Committee's report on the...

      Integrated Care Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of Integrated Care Boards being required to implement systems to identify and monitor...

      Pain: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with NICE on their guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain.

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department and NHS England are taking to ensure that best practice set out by the Getting It Right First Time programme in...

      Doctors: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of additional doctor posts required over the next two years.

      NHS and Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will meet with providers of discount schemes for health and social care workers to help ensure that all eligible staff...

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to work with NHS England and NHS Improvement to coordinate a national pandemic response for primary care to...

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to recruit more GPs in England.

      General Practitioners: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average payment to a GP practice per patient was in each year since 2016.

      Rare Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allocate a clinical care team for each person with (a) fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva and (b) an ultra-rare disease.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the suitability of the new NHS England Quality of Life survey for people diagnosed with a less survivable...

      Hereditary Angioedema: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve outcomes for people living with hereditary angioedema.

      Prostate Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of when new radiotherapy treatment for prostate cancer will become available on the NHS.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to set a delivery plan and timetable for the forthcoming Tobacco Control Plan for England; and if he...

      Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason there are no NICE guidelines for the care and treatment of people with Complex-PTSD; and whether he plans to review the...

      Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion 479 on Staffing reductions at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

      Trodelvy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency plans his Department has put in the place in the event that Gilead do not agree an interim access arrangement with NHS...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the evidential basis for a change in the discount rate to 1.5 per cent, including the advice...

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of his Department’s cancer research budget was spent on childhood cancer research in the last three...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the cost neutral approach taken in the proposals for change to NICE...

      Trodelvy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that women with incurable breast cancer have access to the drug, Trodelvy.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to help ensure that UK residents who volunteered to take part in covid-19 clinical trials, including the Valneva...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking in response to citizens of Northern Ireland temporarily residing in England being unable to access the NHS Covid...

      Liver Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the covid-19 outbreak on testing for liver disease; and what steps he is taking...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions has he had with his international counterparts on recognising AstraZeneca vaccines administered in (a) Turkey and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what procedures his Department followed in awarding a covid-19 PCR testing contract to Randox.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish an update on the rollout of a third primary dose of covid-19 vaccination for people with severe immunosuppression.

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Secretariat of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has ceased to publish interventions from delegations in the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how people with a (a) medical and (b) other exemption from the covid-19 vaccine will be able to prove their status through the NHS apps.

      Smoking: Norway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the causes of the fall in smoking among young women in Norway since...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 September 2021 to Question 45215 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what progress she has made on the NHS Covid...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason people who have been fully vaccinated against covid-19 on a mixed-vaccine course and are travelling from an amber list...

      Pigs: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many pigs were slaughtered in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland and (e) Northern Ireland in each month of the last...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to bring forward proposals for regulatory or legislative amendments as a result of the contents of the forthcoming...

  • Department for Education

    • School Meals: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether there are contingencies in place to ensure that schools continue to receive food in the event of supply chain issues.

    • Pre-school Education: Blackpool North and Cleveleys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of families in Blackpool North and Cleveleys have taken up their entitlement to 15 hours of early education and childcare per week.

      Hadlow College: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking under the Technical and Further Education Act 2017 and other statutory provisions to help ensure accountability...

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing funding for universal free school meals for infants in the next...

      School Meals: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the school food industry on supply chain issues affecting that industry.

      Department for Education: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what type of heating system is the primary source of heating in each building occupied by his Department and its agencies; and what fuel is used by...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much and what proportion of school covid-19 catch-up funding has been spent by region to date.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Wealstun Prison: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Wealstun, published on 14 October 2021, what estimate he has made of the rate...

    • Family Courts: Administrative Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure the delays in family courts do not result in further abuse of former partners.

      Remote Hearings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service plans to publish its study on the use of remote hearings during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Courts: Remote Hearings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish data on HM Courts and Tribunal Service's weekly use of remote audio and video technologies between March 2020 and May 2021, broken...

      Ministry of Justice: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve his Department's response times to correspondence from members of the public.

      Crimes against the Person: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been convicted for (a) attacking and (b) making threats against Members of Parliament in each year from 2010 to 2021; how many of...

      Prison Service: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Prison Service Pay Review Body 2021 report on England and Wales, published on 19 October 2021, what estimate he has made of the real...

      Exhumation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he plans to issue exhumation licences to civil service officials.

      Police Custody: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2021 to Question 48219, on Police Custody: Legal Opinion, with reference to social distancing rules, for what...

      Courts: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how hearings are classified as (a) complex-written, (b) complex and (c) standard for the purpose of assigning interpreting jobs; and how many...

      Remote Hearings: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July to Question 35513 on Remote Hearings: Hearing Impairment, if his Department will publish the reasonable adjustment...

      Drugs: Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing longer prison sentences for those who deal class A drugs.

      Tax Allowances: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of reforming the eligibility for Spousal Support to include people who are in long-term...

      Probate Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps she is taking to help tackle the time taken by the Probate Registry to (a) deal with enquiries from legal practitioners and members of the...

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Heating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what type of heating system is the primary source of heating in each building occupied by his Department and its agencies; and what fuel is used by those...

    • Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the mean proportion is of officials in his Department physically working in their office whose office is in (a) Darlington and (b) London on each day...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans for business rate reform in the next calendar year.

      Science: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the UK's departure from the EU on imports of scientific supplies; and what steps his Department is...

      Maternity Allowance and Parental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 September 2021 to Question 45154 on Maternity Allowance and Parental Pay, if he will conduct a review of the accuracy and...

      Equipment: Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's policy on the super-deduction announced on 3 March 2021 setting out a new 130 per cent first-year capital allowance for...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it was his policy to support the inclusion of a carve-out for financial services under Pillar 1 of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of the planned increase in National Insurance contributions on child poverty.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of his Department's roles have been moved out of central London in the last (a) 12 months, (b) six months and (c) three months; and how many of...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Bangladesh: Hinduism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has raised the matter of recent reported attacks on Hindus in Bangladesh with her Bangladeshi counterpart.

    • Myanmar: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her counterparts on the UN Security Council on the Burmese military troop...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jaguar Land Rover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many vehicles have been procured by FCDO Services from Jaguar Land Rover since 1 January 2020; how much those vehicles cost...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what funding the Government is providing for health services in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to (a) United...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 23 July 2021, reference RL24949.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she will respond to urgent correspondence from the hon. Member for Harrow West dated 14 September 2021, case...

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department has received representations on private jets owned by Saudi Arabia’s public...

      Saudi Arabia: Newcastle United Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she or her Department's officials raised the cases of political detainees, prisoners of conscience and...

      Abdulrahman al-Sadhan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to her Saudi counterpart officials on the 20-year sentence recently upheld...

      Mohammed al-Khudari

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to her international counterparts on the case of critically ill cancer patient...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many cases relating to people in Afghanistan requiring assistance are still waiting to be processed by her...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she plans to reply to the urgent correspondence from the hon. Member for Harrow West, sent on 4 and 8...

      Dalal Mughrabi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 18 October 2017 to Question 107709 on Palestinians: Overseas Aid, whether the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she will respond to urgent correspondence from the hon. Member for Harrow West dated 9 September 2021, case...

      Saudi Arabia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps her Department plans to take in response to the continued detention of senior members of the...

      China: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her Department's policies of recent reports that China will...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she plans to reply to the urgent correspondence from the hon. Member for Harrow West of 3 September 2021,...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what cross-border peacebuilding projects the UK supports in Israel and the Palestinian Territories; and how much...

      Unrwa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government has to support the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency.

      Iraq: Israel

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

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in the context of the 5.1 million covid-19 vaccine doses the UK donated to COVAX, which countries received those...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to help ensure covid-19 vaccines donated by the UK to low income countries do not...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what recent discussions he has had with Swiss officials on the NHS Covid Pass being accepted as proof of vaccination to enter indoor areas...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what information her Department holds on the number and percentage of UK surplus covid-19 vaccinations donated to...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has made an assessment of the potential effect of reductions in UK aid to climate vulnerable countries...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of low vaccination rates in the global south on preventing the...

      Bangladesh: Hinduism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations she has made to her counterparts in Bangladesh regarding anti-Hindu violence.

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she can request that the United Nations Secretary General send his Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has a strategy to tackle incel culture in the Armed Forces.

    • Service Complaints Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many unallocated applications for investigation the Service Complaints Ombudsman has had in each year since 2016.

      Military Aid: Scottish Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many military personnel deployments there have been in Scotland to assist the Scottish Health and Scottish Ambulance Services, by local authority area.

      Type 26 Frigates: Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department’s commitment to base port Type 26 frigates in Devonport is (a) for a set period only or (b) an ongoing commitment for the...

      Shipping: Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to move the base porting of survey ships from Devonport to another Naval base in the UK.

      Ministry of Defence: Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many permissions his Department has given hunts to operate on its land in the last three years.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people in Afghanistan are still waiting for their applications for the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy to be processed as at 19...

      Operation Sandcastle: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the Operation Sandcastle report.

      HMS Queen Elizabeth: Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the safety and security of the Aircraft Carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth when carrying out its duties during the...

      Type 45 Destroyers: South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment was undertaken of the technical, mechanical and operational strength of the Type 45 destroyers prior to the current Carrier Strike Group...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sewers: Fats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to tackle drain blockages and fatbergs.

    • Trees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) plant more trees and (b) preserve existing tree species in the UK.

      Disposable Wipes and Sanitary Protection: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy on accurately...

      Inland Waterways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Environment Agency consultation entitled Boat registration charges proposals from 1 January 2022,...

      Rivers: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to prevent deterioration in river wildlife; and what resources he will provide to local...

      Rivers: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to help ensure untreated sewage is not discharged into rivers in Enfield North...

      Inland Waterways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Environment Agency consultation entitled Boat registration charges proposals from 1 January 2022,...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of trees that have been planted in England in 2021 to date.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of reviewing commercial fishing practices to ensure that...

      Aluminium: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the British pie industry on shortages of aluminium for pie foil casings.

      Seasonal Workers: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many complaints operators of the Seasonal Worker Pilot have received from workers employed as part of that scheme.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government is on track to deliver its commitment to (a) enable the deployment of a cattle bTB vaccine by 2025...

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) longest and (b) median length of stay is of Afghans evacuated under Operation Pitting who remain in hotel accommodation.

    • Road Traffic Offences: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average length of delay was in forensic analysis on trends in the level of drug driving charges, for each of the last five years.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme will be re-opened.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people who have come to the UK from Afghanistan and are waiting for resettlement are residing in (a) quarantine and (b) bridging...

      Extradition: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking in response to reports of Red Notices having been issued by the Chinese Government against British Parliamentarians.

      UN Climate Conference 2021: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether security details for dignitaries visiting COP26 will be required to adhere to Scottish and UK laws on the carrying of firearms and...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of antisocial behaviour in Enfield North constituency.

      Sexual Offences: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of a potential trend of a rise in the number of crime reports alleging that a victim...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter dated 30 July 2021 from the hon. member for West Lancashire on the budget for asylum arrivals,...

      Deportation: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Afghan nationals were issued with Notices of Intent under the inadmissibility rules in each month from June to September 2021 inclusive.

      Asylum: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 September 2021 to Question 51893 on Asylum: Afghanistan, for what reason a breakdown of those figures by...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 30 July 2021, reference RL25014.

      Domestic Violence: Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to assess the adequacy of access to refuges for migrant victims of domestic abuse.

      Sexual Offences: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2021 to Question 169852 on Sexual Offences, who is responsible for safeguarding people who may be being...

      Hate Crime: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to tackle the recent increase of reported violent hate crimes towards LGBTQ+ people in (a) Enfield...

      Cosmetics: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to prevent animal testing for cosmetic (a) products and (b) product ingredients.

      Cosmetics: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions has she had with large cosmetic firms in the UK on cosmetic testing on (a) mice, (b) rats and (c) other small animals.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 September 2021 to Question 51826 on Refugees: Afghanistan, what her Department's timeframe is for notifying...

      Afghanistan: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to assist Afghan nationals seeking to apply for a visa to travel to the UK under existing immigration...

      Visas: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue has been generated from visa applications from citizens of Afghanistan since 1 September 2021.

      Visas: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how people in Afghanistan are being advised to apply for a visa and submit an application without their valid passport.

      Visas: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications have been granted to citizens of Afghanistan since 1 September 2021.

      Visas: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications from citizens in Afghanistan have been declined since 1 September 2021.

      Visas: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visa applications her Department has received for processing from citizens of Afghanistan since 1 September 2021.

      Perinatal Mortality: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when registrars will return to arrangements where the parents of stillborn babies could register both the death and the birth of their child...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for a fee waiver in respect of an overseas entry clearance human rights application her Department has received from...

      Visas: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 5 visas were granted to volunteers in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021.

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many overseas entry clearance fee waivers have been granted since March 2021.

      Hamas: Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Government's proscription of Hamas.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department has a deadline by which (a) ACM and (b) non-ACM cladding should be removed.

    • British National (Overseas): Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps has his Department taken to support into employment Hong Kongers with BN(O) passports who are struggling to...

      British National (Overseas): Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much and what proportion of the £43 million support package for BN(O) arrivals has been spent.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of anticipated increases in council tax on child poverty.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of the hon. Member for High Peak dated 12 August 2021, reference RL25646.

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to publish the (a) results and (b) response to the Remote meetings: Call for evidence which closed on 17...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2021 to Question 41609 on National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service,...

      Devolved Matters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government’s relations with the devolved Administrations.

      Coastal Areas: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what support he is providing to the UK’s coastal communities.

      Allotments and Gardens: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what initiatives have been put in place to support urban areas to develop allotments and community gardening initiatives.

      Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has received a report from Homes England on the cladding problems at Trinity One, LS9; and when he plans to...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Polluter Pays principle as a way of protecting leaseholders...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is planning to take to ensure the provision of safe shelter for homeless people facing both the cold and...

      Supported Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to expand provision of housing-with-care for older people to help reduce pressure on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Stonewall

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what funding his Department has allocated to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and for what projects.

    • Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government has made on negotiating a permanent settlement on the Northern Ireland Protocol...

      Cabinet Office: Heating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what type of heating system is the primary source of heating in each building occupied by his Department and...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: 5 Hertford Street

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what purpose her Department incurred expenditure of £1,308.13 at the 5 Hertford Street Private Members Club on 17 June 2021.

    • Department for International Trade: UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what purposes her Department incurred the following items of expenditure on services from the UK Visas and Immigration Agency, (a)...

      Department for International Trade: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what type of heating system is the primary source of heating in each building occupied by her Department and its agencies; and what fuel is...

      Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      , To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what accountability standards and reporting mechanisms for civilian harm the UK requires of Saudi Arabia for the exports of arms and...

      Shipping: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support she is providing to increase UK exports of clean maritime technologies.

      Shipping: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what support she is providing to stakeholders to increase UK exports of clean maritime technologies.

      Shipping: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to help increase UK exports of clean maritime technologies.

      Horticulture: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of (a) the implications for her policies of the Ornamental Horticulture Roundtable Group’s action plan...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Boats: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Environment Agency consultation entitled Boat registration charges proposals from 1 January 2022,...

    • Football: Sportsgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of ending the ban on drinking alcohol in the seats at football grounds.

      Internet: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to put in place formal advocacy arrangements for children, funded by an industry levy, in the Online...

      Internet: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what protections his Department plans to place in the Online Safety Bill to ensure that nothing within the Bill shall be read...

      Marketing: Privacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact of online tracking and data harvesting activities by advertising and marketing...

      Football Index

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in the context of the collapse of football gambling firm Football Index, what steps she is taking to help ensure that those...

  • Cop26

    • UN Climate Conference 2021: Russia

      To ask the President of COP26, what assessment he has made of the implications for the outcomes of the COP26 summit of President Putin's decision not to attend that summit.

    • UN Climate Conference 2021: China

      To ask the President of COP26, what assessment he has made of the implications for the outcomes of the COP26 summit of President Xi of China's decision not to attend that summit.

      Climate Change

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he is taking to place pressure on the most-polluting countries to commit to keeping the global temperature rise below 1.5 degrees Celsius.

      UN Climate Conference 2021: Finance

      To ask the President of COP26, how much additional funding has been allocated to the Scottish Government for the potential costs of hosting COP26 in Glasgow.

      UN Climate Conference 2021: Coronavirus

      To ask the President of COP26, what arrangements have been made to provide (a) financial and (b) practical support to COP26 delegates from countries in the global South very recently removed from...

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the President of COP26, what plans he has to take forward discussions on debt from the March 2021 Climate and Development Ministerial meeting as part of the programme for COP26.

  • Prime Minister

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask the Prime Minister, what steps the Government is taking to deliver on its commitment to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online.

  • Department for Transport

    • Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 12 October (HL2828), how much of the £20 million allocated to the mode shift...

    • Freight Facilities Grant

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to re-instate the Freight Facilities Grant in England to help reduce heavy goods road traffic.

      Electric Scooters: Hire Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why people hiring an e-scooter are required to have a valid driving licence for a motor vehicle.

      A303: Stonehenge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 12 October (HL2847), what area of inalienable land vested in the National Trust following...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to decarbonise the UK’s maritime sector.

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Maritime UK’s proposal for investment in maritime decarbonisation as part of the upcoming Spending Review.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Rail Freight Group and other freight operators who have stopped using electric trains and have returned to using diesel...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Heating: Hydrogen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which villages they have identified as suitable for whole village trials of hydrogen heating; and when they will announce which villages will be taking part in the...

    • Manufacturing Industries: Energy Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the increase in energy prices on the UK's manufacturing base; and what plans they have, if any, to assist...

      Oil: Exploration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many new oil drilling extraction sites have been approved in England in the last two years; and where any such sites (1) are, or (2) are proposed to be, located.

      Oil: Exploration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many oil drilling extraction sites there are in England.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Home Care Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the proposed reforms to adult social care announced in September, what steps they are taking to ensure that as many people as possible can remain in...

    • Social Services: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of care recipients aged 65 or over are funded (1) wholly, or (2) partly, by local authorities.

      Undocumented Migrants: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter dated 16 July from 46 charities concerned about the incidence of suicides among young asylum seekers, (1) what assessment they have...

      National Insurance: Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether those with an incomplete record of National Insurance contributions will in future have full access to social support and care.

      Anaesthetics: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund additional higher anaesthetic training places as part of this year’s Spending Review.

      Hernias: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the average waiting time is for a hernia operation on the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which data sets were used to compile the lists of those eligible for COVID-19 booster vaccines in England; and who is responsible for (1) managing, and (2)...

      Vaccination: Publicity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they are providing to promote vaccinations across England against diseases in the current financial year; and how much they plan to spend on...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Church Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that all HM Prisons provide a weekly chapel service.

    • Interpreters: Courts and Tribunals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how often each year between 2017 and 2020 interpreters were used in courts or tribunals in each of the following case categories, as specified by the...

      Juries: Exemptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether teachers and school staff may be exempted from jury service because of pressures on schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Judiciary: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to institute a further review into the independence of the Hong Kong judiciary, and (2) to assess the viability of UK judges continuing to...

      Prisoners: Pregnancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement a national policy and pathway for pregnant women in prison.

  • Treasury

    • UK Infrastructure Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what loans they have made available to (1) local authorities, and (2) mayoral authorities, through the UK Infrastructure Bank.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Philippines: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what steps they have taken to urge President Roderigo Duterte to cooperate with the ICC’s investigation into crimes allegedly committed in the...

    • Land Mines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) why they have reduced funding for mine clearance and unexploded bombs, (2) by how much this funding has reduced, and (3) what assessment they have made of the...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Postage Stamps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Resolution C15/2021 of the Universal Postal Union that stamps from the Chagos Islands must be issued by the government of Mauritius to be valid, what...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Military Bases and Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to hold discussions with the government of Mauritius in relation to a settlement concerning the future of the Chagos Islands which will (1)...

      Tigray: Crimes against Humanity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to identify whether there is evidence of ethnic cleansing, war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide being committed in the...

      Latin America: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the challenges faced by environmental defenders in (1) Colombia, and (2) other Latin American countries; and what guidance is...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, (1) to encourage countries with surplus vaccines to make these available to COVAX, and (2) to seek improved cooperation between...

      Kosovo: Serbia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have held bilateral discussions with the governments of Kosovo and Serbia to help de-escalate tensions between the two countries.

      Iran: Uranium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute for Science and International Security Analysis of IAEA Iran Verification and Monitoring Report,...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average level of housing benefit paid to people renting (1) one bedroom, (2) two bedroom, (3) three bedroom, and (4) four bedroom, accommodation in the...

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was paid in housing benefit to (1) tenants of private landlords, (2) tenants of housing associations, (3) councils, in each of the last three financial years.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Misconduct

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to investigate the issue of transparency in police misconduct hearings during the public inquiry into issues raised by the murder of...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

  • Cabinet Office

    • Urban Areas: Royal Charters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria for a town being considered for City status.

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total number of COVID-19 deaths in England since 1 July; and how many of those deaths were people who were either (1) unvaccinated, or (2) had...

      Ministers: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 20 October (HL3106), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what criteria are used in deciding...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many continuity trade agreements have been found to contain drafting errors after ratification; (2) which of those errors involve provisions that are no...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 12 October 2021 (HL2827), (1) when was the last occasion that they met with mobile network...

    • Channel Four: Hearing Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impacts of the loss of the subtitling service on Channel 4 on those with hearing loss.

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK Music report This is Music 2021, published 19 October; and what steps they intend to take to (1) support the music...

      Internet: Privacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate (1) to limit the social media abuse of public figures, and (2) to end online anonymity.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Times of Sittings

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment they have made of the (1) safety, and (2) wellbeing, of (a) members, and (b) members of staff, particularly women, leaving the House of Lords...

    • Private Members' Bills

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many Private Members’ Bills in each of the last five sessions were introduced in the House of Lords; and, for each session, how many of them received...

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