Written answers

Monday, 1 November 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of school buses are hybrid or electric.

    • Railways: Chester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans does his Department has to restore hourly direct Avanti West Coast services between Chester and London that were in place prior to the...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps is he taking to encourage the use of rail.

      Railways: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the press release published by his Department on 4 October 2021, entitled New competition to find first HQ of Great British...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of lowering rail fare costs when running...

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to Answer of 21 October to Question 56409, if he will list the specific signs which are officially approved but not covered by the Traffic...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 4.65 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, published on 27 October 2021 on the additional £70 million Zero...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to include local stakeholders outside of the rail industry in the consultations on covid-19 recovery timetables.

      Railways: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with South Western Railway on the planned withdrawal of their Bristol to Salisbury train service.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraph 2.109 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, published on 27 October 2021, how many zero emission buses will be...

      Great British Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Great British Railways Retailing Phase One tender document.

      Great British Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will require the highest levels of consumer data protection in his forthcoming Great British Railways Retailing Phase tender document, to ensure...

      Great British Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to progress his plans to deliver the an effective and innovative retail and ticketing proposition for Great British Railways...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of introducing nasal vaccines as part of the Government's...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is the policy of his Department to use COVAX to procure more doses of the covid-19 booster jab.

      Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with companies or organisations in the (a) aviation, (b) retail, (c)...

      Satellites: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to support the North East Space Hub.

      Post Offices: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to tackle the decline in the number of post offices in York and the impact that decline has had...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Table 2.2 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 Red Book, whether funding for (a) the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much of his Department's Capital DEL was spending on (a) Core Research, (b) Innovate UK, (c) EU Programmes...

      UK Research and Innovation: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether UK Research and Innovation plans to increase its funding for research on mental health in the 2021-22...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of his Department's ministers have been exempted from quarantine in a hotel after returning to the UK from a...

      Construction: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of potential shortages of building equipment and supplies over winter 2021-22; and...

      Fireworks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to (a) limit the impact of disruptive fireworks and (b) update guidance for...

      Fireworks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to ban the sale of high decibel fireworks to the public.

      Self-employed: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason self-employed people are ineligible for statutory adoption pay.

      Petrol: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of effect of recent increases in petrol prices on people in Newport West constituency.

      Carbon Capture and Storage: Peterhead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations his Department received from the Scottish Government in support of the application for a carbon...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funds have been paid by his Department to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and to what projects those...

      Oil: Exploration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many oil production licences he has issued in each year between 2004 and 2020; and how many such licences are under...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Conference Centres

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government has made on establishment of a Government Conference Centre; and what steps have...

    • Cabinet Office: Ministers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many of his Department's ministers have been exempted from quarantine in a hotel after returning to the UK...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his officials in his Department have had with commissioners of substance misuse services to assess the adequacy of their...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allowing people to request to have the Oxford-AstraZeneca covid-19...

      Influenza: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase the number of people tested for flu during the 2021-22 winter season.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 vaccinations have been delivered by GP surgeries to date.

      Influenza: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of flu patients were prescribed antiviral medication in the most recent year for which data is available.

      Malnutrition: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the NHS of malnutrition treatment, in the latest period for which data is available.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on how many and what proportion of severely immunosuppressed people have received a third covid-19...

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out the conditions that must be reached for him to stop the operation of NHS Test and Trace.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of the winter flu vaccine in (a) Weaver Vale, (b) North West England and (c)...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Strategy will be published.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much additional funding he has made available for public health in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021.

      Preventive Medicine and Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase population screening and prevention.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendations in the APPG on Sexual and Reproductive Health’s report Women’s Lives, Women’s...

      Influenza: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on stockpiling (a) Oseltamivir (tamiflu), (b) Zanamivir (Relenza) and (c) other antiviral drugs in each...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of potential harms caused by the use of geek bar disposable vape devices.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to support residents in care homes who are spending much of their time in isolation as a result of...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made for the implications of his policies of the findings of the Level Up and Stop the Devastation Report from...

      Pain and Palliative Care: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the amount of research funding available for improving palliative care and providing pain management.

      Suicide: Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the effect of antidepressant use has not been included in suicide prevention strategies.

      Health Services: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that health data will continue to be available on a Unitary Authority footprint, as the ICS footprint data is too broad...

      Hyperactivity: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the waiting time for an ADHD assessment on young people's education and wellbeing.

      Health Services: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been reported missing from (a) hospitals and (b) other healthcare settings in each of the last ten years.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support to the family and carers of people in receipt of end-of-life care.

      Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of bereavement services.

      Drugs: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make an assessment of the potential merits of changing the NICE discount rate to align with the latest evidence base...

      Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the cost-saving benefits of (a) mitral valve repair and (b) open heart surgery.

      Maternity Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendation of the Mothers and Babies: Reducing Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries report, published...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing reporting requirements for providers and commissioners of...

      Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2021 to Question 35720 on Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme, how much funding was allocated to supporting...

      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 Hemel Hempstead of 21 April 2021, regarding issues on isolation...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 28 July 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire regarding the cost of COVID-19 travel...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 13 August 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, regarding Integrated Care Systems,...

      Joint Replacements: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to (a) monitor and (b) report on the progress of work to reduce waiting times for joint replacement surgery at a...

      Arthritis: Joint Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps with NHS England to ensure that hip and knee surgery for people with arthritis is a protected part of the...

      NHS: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on contingency support for the NHS from the armed forces in winter...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contingency plans he has in place for managing hospital admissions in the event that hospital bed occupancy has reached capacity.

      Arthritis: Joint Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the risk to people with arthritis, waiting for joint replacement surgery, of (a) difficult pain...

      Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many complaints have been made (a) to and (b) about the Yorkshire Ambulance Service in the last five years for which figures are...

      Coronavirus: Budesonide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the outcome was of the trial on the use of inhaled budesonide to treat older people with covid-19 symptoms who are not hospitalised.

      Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of maintaining funding for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory...

      Palliative Care: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of medical and health professional staff working in palliative care.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 20 August 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, reference ZA57447 regarding GP access.

      Fampridine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with NICE on access to Fampridine by people with multiple scleroris.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 18 August 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, reference ZA57409 regarding the...

      Royal Cornwall Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide additional support to help de-escalate the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s current operational level from internal...

  • Department for Education

    • British Students Abroad

      What steps his Department is taking to help increase access to opportunities to study overseas.

    • Children: Social Services

      What assessment he has made of the need to identify and provide support services for children with a parent serving a term of imprisonment.

      Holiday Activities and Food Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children took part in the Holiday Activities and Food programme in the 2021 summer holidays in (a) total and (b) each local authority in England.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities are supported to meet (a) timescales and (b) legal thresholds for assessments for child...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he will take to ensure that college students with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities but without High Needs funding, will receive...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional (a) funding and (b) support his Department has provided to meet (i) the costs and (ii) the needs of vulnerable children in social care...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for higher education.

      Special Educational Needs: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he will set out in the forthcoming SEND Review to ensure a smooth and supportive transition from school to college for young people with...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release, £100 million crackdown on crime in prison, published on 13 August 2019, how much of the £100...

    • Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of women prisoners in England and Wales are in prison as a result of non-violent offences.

      Prisons: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the turnover of prison staff in (a) Band 2 and (b) Bands 3 to 5.

      Remand in Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children were remanded in custody for their own protection, in each year of the last 10 years.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of frontline prison staffing levels in the context of current prison population projections.

      Prisons: Distance Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of cells across the (a) youth estate and (b) prison estate have access to technology capable of delivering in-cell education.

      Prisons: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of HMPPS adopting the Safe Inside Prisons Charter published by the Joint Unions in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) prisons and (b) young offenders institutions have been served with an Urgent Notification in each year since 2000.

      Non-payment: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women are held in prisons in England and Wales for the non-payment of fines.

      Prisoners: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many pregnant women are (a) imprisoned and (b) held on remand across the prison estate.

      Prison Accommodation: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Female Offenders Strategy, published on 27 June 2018, what his Department's timeline is for meeting the objective of reducing the...

      Prison Accommodation: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which women's prisons are operating (a) under capacity, (b) at capacity and (b) over capacity.

      Berwyn Prison: Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many band 3 prison officers have left HMP Berwyn in each month since January 2021.

      Berwyn Prison: Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will provide a breakdown of the cost of recruiting and training each new band 3 prisoner officer at HMP Berwyn.

      Legal Opinion: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic benefits of expanding the provision of free specialist legal advice.

      Ministry of Justice: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many of his Department's ministers have been exempted from quarantine in a hotel after returning to the UK from a covid-19 red list country to which...

      Remand in Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of BAME children held on remand were subsequently found guilty of an offence in each of the last 10 years.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of requests for legal aid funding before an inquest were successful in each of the last 20 years.

      Prosecutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Lord Wolfson's oral evidence of 27 April 2021 to the Justice Committee, Q148, what plans the Government has to scrutinise non-CPS...

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the impact of video-conferencing linking defendants to the court on (a) remand decisions, (b) sentencing decisions and...

      Barristers

      o ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many junior barristers have specialised in crime in each financial year since 2010-11.

      Crown Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Crown Courts in England and Wales have operated below (a) 50 per cent or (b) 25 per cent of their operational capacity within the last 12 months.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she discussed the contents of the UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement with the Welsh Government before it was signed.

    • Department for International Trade: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what funds have been paid by her Department to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and to what projects those funds were allocated.

      Department for International Trade: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many of her Department's ministers have been exempted from quarantine in a hotel after returning to the UK from a covid-19 red list...

      Diplomatic Relations: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the dinner she attended at the residence of the Australian High Commissioner on 13 June 2021, whether (a) a departmental...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2021 to Question 61186 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, how many UK donations...

    • Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her European counterparts on tackling the growing debt crisis in low income...

      Italy: G20

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what preparations she has made for the G20 Rome Summit.

      Western Sahara: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans to follow the US in recognising Moroccan sovereignty over the Western Sahara province.

      Afghanistan: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has made an assessment of the comparative safety of routes out of Afghanistan.

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations she has made to her Israeli counterpart on the potential forced evictions faced by...

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how her Department defines the distinction between the military wing and the political wing of Hamas.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to correspondence sent to all hon. Members on 25 October 2021, what estimate she has made of the...

      Afghanistan: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to prioritise the safe evacuation from Afghanistan of journalists who (a) are employed by...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to correspondence sent to all hon. Members by his Department on 25 October 2021, how many civil...

      Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2021 to Question 57228 on Afghanistan: Overseas Aid, what assessment she has...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the date on which the Afghan Citizens Resettlement...

      Afghanistan: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent estimate she has made of the number of Afghan people facing acute food insecurity; and what steps she...

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the accuracy of reports that on 11 August 2021, a one-storey building was...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the Government plans to make available to the people of Afghanistan who do not meet the criteria of...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what funds have been paid by his Department to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and to what projects those funds were allocated.

    • Africa: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many African countries the Government has agreements with affording British military personnel diplomatic status while on training; how many...

      Nuclear Submarines: Decomissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department has taken to decommission the retired nuclear submarines housed at Devonport.

      Ministry of Defence: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 22 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, how many test and...

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 22 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, when he plans to...

      Defence: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 21 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, whether the...

      Ministry of Defence: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 21 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, when his Department...

      Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 21 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, what progress he...

      Ministry of Defence: Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 16 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, what steps he has...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many buildings on the Defence Estate that currently have flammable cladding fixed to them are (a) Service Living Accommodation and (b) Service...

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the locations of buildings on the defence estate that have flammable cladding.

      Defence: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 15 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, what carbon targets...

      Armed Forces: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 14 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, what steps he has...

      Armed Forces: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 14 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, how much of the...

      Army: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many vehicles belonging to the British Army are currently in storage.

      Ajax Vehicles: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the headset used for the Ajax Armoured Fighting Vehicle is being used currently on any other defence platform.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many buildings on the defence estate with flammable cladding are undergoing work to safely remove the cladding from the building.

      Army: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the 77th Brigade were active in Scotland in 2014.

      Oman: Military Attachés

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 15 of the Defence Command Paper, published 22 March 2021, what plans he has to increase the number of defence attachés to Oman.

      Afghanistan: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent steps he has taken in response to the Government's Afghanistan email data breach.

      Ministry of Defence: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many of his Department's ministers have been exempted from quarantine in a hotel after returning to the UK from a covid-19 red list country to which...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Harrogate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her oral evidence before the Work and Pensions Select Committee on 7 July 2021, whether the universal credit managed migration...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants have been asked to pose with photos of street signs and the day's local newspaper to establish their identity.

      Employment: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on supporting young people into high-skilled jobs in Ashfield.

      Employment: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of the Plan For Jobs in supporting people into work in Ashfield.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claims have been identified as involving (a) identity fraud, (b) departmental error in (i) 2018-19, (ii) 2019-20 and...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to her oral evidence before the Work and Pensions Select Committee on 7 July 2021, whether it remains her policy for all legacy...

      Personal Independence Payment: Scotland

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

      Social Security Benefits: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department records the number of deaths that are directly or indirectly related to instances in which her Department has stopped...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Access to Work claim forms have to be re-sent by the customer as a result of the form having (a) not reached Access to Work...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department complies with the Prompt Payment Code in respect of support workers who invoice the Department through the Access to...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of late payments through the Access to Work scheme on the ability of scheme users to...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to move the Access to Work claims and payments processes to a digital system.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many internal process reviews have been (a) started and (b) completed on cases of death or serious harm since the Answer of 28 June 2021...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Written Statement HCWS294 of 20 September 2021, what estimate she has made of the number of personal independence payment claims...

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the suitability of the 26-week period of employment required for expectant mothers to qualify for statutory...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what funding her Department has allocated to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and for what projects.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of her Department's ministers have been exempted from quarantine in a hotel after returning to the UK from a covid-19 red list...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department had made of the impact of the £2.7 billion per annum cost of reforms to extended...

    • Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the impact that the £2.7 billion per annum cost that the reforms to extended...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of his Department's work is dedicated to tackling toxic air.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on developing proposals for the reform of the waste, carrier, broker and dealer regime.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times he has discussed air quality with the Prime Minister since July 2019.

      Breed Specific Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of conducting a review of (a) Breed-Specific Legislation and (b) the...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department is making on developing a fly-tipping toolkit to support local authorities and other parties to...

      Slaughterhouses: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether mandatory CCTV in abattoirs has resulted in any prosecutions of abattoir employees for offences against animals.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many funds are allocated to local authorities by his Department through a process of competitive bidding; and if he will...

      River Wye: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Ministers in the Welsh Government on pollution in the River Wye.

      Buildings: Land Drainage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to implement Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 to require the mandatory implementation of...

      Rivers: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the cost was of producing the video, published 26 October 2021 used to promote the Government's proposed new sewage and...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when his Department plans to publish an updated wildlife control policy in terms of (a) epidemiological-led culling and (b)...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funds have been paid by his Department to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and to what projects those funds...

      Veterinary Medicine: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions officials in his Department are having with representatives of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons on...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Correspondence

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

      Meat: Consumption

      What steps his Department is taking to promote the consumption of British meat.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers in the UK are waiting to be called to their substantive asylum interview, having completed their initial screening...

    • European Convention on Human Rights: Undocumented Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the (a) extent to which UK borders are sovereign and (b) the effect of the European Convention on Human...

      Home Office: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of her Department's ministers have been exempted from quarantine in a hotel after returning to the UK from a covid-19 red list...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Afghanistan citizens' resettlement scheme is by invitation only; and what the criteria are for people to be invited to apply.

      Home Office: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what funding her Department has allocated to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and for what projects.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which local authorities have expressed a willingness to accommodate Afghans arriving under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy or...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many invitations to apply to the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme have (a) already been sent to potential applicants and (b) will be...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of Afghan refugees have moved from temporary accommodation to permanent residences.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of Afghan refugees qualify for rehousing in the UK.

      Immigration: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of immigration applications are decided within (a) six and (b) 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2021 to Question 44194, on Afghanistan: Refugees, whether applicants to the Afghan Relocations and...

      Human Trafficking: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the time taken to assess potential victim of human trafficking cases.

      Carles Puigdemont

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to accept any request to extradite Carles Puidgemont to Spain in the event that he visits the UK in response to...

      Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the case for and against removing the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam from the list of organisations...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Community Renewal Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many bids to the Community Renewal Fund were received from Northern Ireland.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Weston-Super-Mare dated 11 August 2021 and 22 September...

      Homelessness and Sleeping Rough: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much funding the Government has provided to help tackle homelessness and rough sleeping in Harlow since 2018-19.

      Local Housing Allowance: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 policy costings document, published 27 October 2021, what...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many of his Department's ministers have been exempted from quarantine in a hotel after returning to the UK from a...

      Conservation Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department has taken to (a) increase the number of conservation areas and (b) protect those areas from...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department takes to evaluate the risk of fire in buildings; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will review the scope of the Building Safety Bill and the 18 metre threshold at which the Building Safety Regulator...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, for what technical reason the Reinzink and Nedzinc wall systems on The Gateway building in central Leeds were rejected for...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether the replacement of (a) Reinzink and (b) Nedzinc wall systems is eligible for funding from the Building Safety Fund.

      Building Regulations: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will introduce a set of flood resilience baseline building regulation standards for new properties and properties...

      Land: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether the £1.5 billion announced in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 to regenerate underused land will go...

      Housing: Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the impact on the construction industry in Herefordshire of the housing...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the number of homes sold through right to buy that will be replaced with (a) First Homes and...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to change Government guidance to fire risk assessors to ensure that buildings that have previously...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to announce full details of the long-term, low interest, Government-backed financing arrangement for...

      Mobile Homes: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to alter the basis upon which annual rent increases are calculated for park home pitches.

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what funds have been paid by his Department to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and to what projects those funds...

      Elections: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he plans to take with Cabinet colleagues to ensure that the partially sighted are not adversely affected by...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he will take to support local authorities to reduce deficits accumulated as a result of covid-19-related...

      Local Government: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much of the £4.8 billion increase in local government spending announced in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review...

      Religious Buildings: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to protect (a) Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London and (b) other places of worship from...

      Councillors: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure elected officials in local government can safely carry out their duties.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 June 2021 on Northern Ireland update, HCWS105, whether it remains his policy to introduce...

    • Northern Ireland Office: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding his Department has allocated to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and for what projects.

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many implementation review meetings have been held since the New Decade, New Approach agreement was signed.

      Northern Ireland Office: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many of his Department's ministers have been exempted from quarantine in a hotel after returning to the UK from a covid-19 red list country...

      Financial Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department is taking to support the development of Northern Ireland’s FinTech and cyber security sectors.

  • Treasury

    • Property Development: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact on viability of development of the Residential property developer tax; and what steps he is taking to ensure...

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of the reduction in domestic air passenger duty, as announced in the Autumn Budget on 27 October 2021, on the...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken through his Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 to help local authorities support those in the social care system.

      Land Registry: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 41 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 Policy Costings document, what plans he has for the allocation of the £225m...

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on increasing funding for civil society organisations ahead of...

      Treasury: Quarantine

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of his Department's ministers have been exempted from quarantine in a hotel after returning to the UK from a covid-19 red list country to which...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Third Sector: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the benefit to civil society organisations of the Autumn Budget 2021, by sector.

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funds have been paid by her Department to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and to what projects those funds were...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when she plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 9 July 2021, reference RL21341.

      BBC: Stonewall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department's policy is to withdraw the BBC from Stonewalls' Diversity Champions programme.

      Arts: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the impact on the creative and performing arts sector of the withdrawal of the £20 uplift...

      Ofcom: Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Ofcom’s conflict of interest policies to curb regulators moving to...

      Broadband: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of using some of the £5 billion allocated to Project Gigabit to...

      Freedom of Information: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans she has to support the Information Commissioner’s Office to tackle the backlog of Freedom of Information...

      5G: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funds she plans to make available for the 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy; and whether those funds will come...

  • Cop26

    • UN Climate Conference 2021: Mascots

      To ask the President of COP26, how much was spent on the seal mascot for COP26.

    • Environment Protection: Developing Countries

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he is taking to ensure COP26 delivers the commitments required to help farmers in the global south to (a) adapt to the impacts of climate change and (b)...

      UN Climate Conference 2021: Children and Young People

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he has taken to involve children and young people in the preparation for the COP26 summit.

      Climate Change: Debts

      To ask the President of COP26, what recent assessment he has made of the levels of climate finance debt borne by the poorest countries.

      Climate Change: Finance

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he is taking to help ensure that new and additional finance for loss and damage is included in the discussions on the new post-2025 climate finance...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the President of COP26, what recent steps he has taken to help ensure that (a) climate change and (b) ecological destruction are tackled in an integrated way at COP26.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender: Personal Records

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she will take to ensure the recording of biological natal sex on all records across Government.

  • Department for Transport

    • Bridges: Barcombe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 15 October (HL3031), whether (1) Highways England intend to pursue the infilling of...

    • Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to extend, and (2) to reform, the Certificate of Professional Competence to encourage (a) experienced, and (b) retired, HGV drivers...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Intellectual Property: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 13 October (HL Deb, col. 1830) on intellectual property reform, (1) what representations they have...

    • Postal Services: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of how delays in Royal Mail's postal delivery service impact the economy; and what steps are they taking to address any...

  • Department for Education

    • Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evaluation criteria they are using to assess the effectiveness of the Education Recovery programme.

    • Education: Males

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they intend to take to improve the average education outcomes for boys to match those of girls in order to narrow the gender learning gap.

      Digital Technology: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make the teaching of digital skills mandatory.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Gulf States: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether human rights were discussed at the meeting between UK Government Ministers, the Gulf Cooperation Council General Secretary, and the representative of the...

    • Trade Agreements: Gulf States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make a free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council conditional on improvements in those countries’ human rights, including...

      Food: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that imported meat and food products under any Free Trade Agreement meet the same high standards of production in terms of (1)...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Climate Diplomacy Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the budget for the Climate Diplomacy Fund.

    • Jerusalem: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the renewal of a plan to construct a new settlement of up to 2,600 housing units in East...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding an attack by Israeli settlers on Palestinian homes in Khirbet al-Mufaqarah on 28...

      Abduljalil al-Singace

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to make a public statement calling on the government of Bahrain to release Dr Abduljalil AlSingace from prison.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the killing of a sixteen-year-old Palestinian in Beit Jala on 14 October.

      West Bank: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect Palestinians' access to water in the West Bank.

      Palestinians: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees' Affairs Commission findings of 15 September that two thirds of the Palestinian detainees in...

      Hebron: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Israeli soldiers injured several nonviolent protesters and journalists south of Hebron on 17 September.

      Ahmad Vahidi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the appointment of Ahmad Vahidi as Minister of the Interior in the government of Iran.

      Iraq: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Turkey is using chemical weapons in northern Iraq.

      Climate Diplomacy Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which companies have received funds from the Climate Diplomacy Fund.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reported failures by the Israeli army to report the use of firearms by settlers...

      Climate Diplomacy Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which projects are supported by the Climate Diplomacy Fund.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many military armoured vehicle 'rollovers' have taken place which resulted in (1) death, or (2) serious injury, in each of the last 10 years.

    • Type 26 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Goldie on 14 October (HL Deb, cols 1915–18), when the last of the eight planned Type 26 frigates will be accepted by...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the report commissioned from NatCen on the uses of health and disability benefits; why it has not yet been published; and whether...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beaches: South East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the release of sewage at beaches in south-east England by Southern Water on 2 and 3 October; and what steps they will take to...

    • Farmers: Income

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reported falls in farm incomes; and what steps they are taking to tackle the financial hardship experienced by small farmers.

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Cost Benefit Analysis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the latest cost-benefit analysis of the impact of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on (1) the UK fishing industry, and (2)...

  • Home Office

    • Napier Barracks: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of COVID-19 there have been at Napier Barracks since April.

    • Napier Barracks: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all residents at Napier Barracks have been offered a COVID-19 vaccination.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the number of refugees expected to flee Afghanistan in the next six months, and (2) what steps are they taking, domestically...

      Terrorism: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they plan to take to de-radicalise terrorist extremists.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Cabinet Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have appointed a Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities as Minister for Intergovernmental Relations; and what assessment they have...

    • Freeports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made with the development of the eight freeports designated in the March 2021 Budget.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Dhofar War: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish correspondence between Harold Wilson and Edward Heath about the Dhofar war which is due to be released this year.

    • Veterans: Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Forces in Mind Trust report The United Kingdom Armed Forces Veterans' Health and Gambling Study, published on 23 September.

      Public Appointments: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 28 September (HL2731), what commitments they have to ensure diversity of public appointments.

      Northern Ireland Protocol: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they agreed to medicines being included within the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland; and what plans they have, if any, to reverse this decision.

      Travel: Capita

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) which departments use Capita to book international travel, and (2) what has been the cost of using Capita to book international travel for (a) Ministers, and...

  • Treasury

    • Taxation: Electronic Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that software providers for businesses participating in the Making Tax Digital programme do not pursue unfair profit-seeking...

    • Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to impose stronger investor protections where illiquid assets are held in funds.

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