Written answers

Tuesday, 2 November 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • A12: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of re-trunking the A12 north of Ipswich.

    • Buses: Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to tackle DVLA licence delays for bus operators that are training new drivers.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reintroduce the requirement to wear face masks on public transport.

      Hammersmith Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether a recent assessment has been made of the impact of the Hammersmith bridge closure on air quality in (a) Wandsworth Borough, (b) Richmond...

      Hammersmith Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress he has made on securing the reopening of Hammersmith Bridge to vehicles.

      Hammersmith Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he or Baroness Vere plans to visit Hammersmith Bridge in the next six months.

      Driving Tests: Countryside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will review the provision of countryside safety in driving theory tests in response to the recent increase in livestock deaths on roads.

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the delays in the renewal of driving licences (a) for people with long term health conditions who need...

      Bus Gates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase public awareness of bus gates; and whether future editions of the Highway Code will include bus gates.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he taking to help improve local bus services in England.

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to paragraphs 2.175 to 2.177 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 HC822, what assessment he has made of the impact of the...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure the uptake of electric cars and vans is in line with the Climate Change Committee’s recommendations.

      Civil Aviation Authority: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what role he plans for local community representatives to have on the civil aviation authority's new environmental panel.

      Aviation: Forecasts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to update its 2017 UK aviation forecasts.

      Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has discussed with the Chancellor of the Exchequer any plans to introduce a system of road charging.

      Aviation: Renewable Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to encourage investment in e-kerosene for aviation.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the core goals set out in Great British Railways, published in May 2021, what steps he plans to take to change the culture of railways.

      Chester Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to include Chester Station in the Rail Network Enhancement Pipeline.

      Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to increase funding for cycle lanes in city centres.

      Transport: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding he plans to allocate to support improvements in the transport network in Tyne and Wear.

      Travel Restrictions: Dominican Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the Dominican Republic remains on the red travel list.

      Shipping: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many UK domiciled (a) ratings and (b) officers were employed on tonnage tax qualifying vessels on the UK Ship Register in each year between...

      Shipping: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many UK domiciled (a) ratings and (b) officers were employed on tonnage tax qualifying vessels registered outside the Red Ensign Group in each...

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many UK domiciled officer cadets were trained on tonnage tax qualifying vessels in each year between 2014-15 and 2020-21.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many UK domiciled ratings officers were trained on tonnage tax qualifying vessels in (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential role of Restoring Your Railways bids in improving connectivity between areas of higher unemployment...

      Public Transport: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide guidance on his Department's policy on public transport workers removing face coverings for communication purposes.

      Bristol-Portishead Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Written Statement, Planning Update, published on 19 October 2021, HCWS333, if he will provide more information on the environmental...

      Travel Restrictions: Ecuador

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when his Department plans to remove Ecuador from the covid-19 travel red list.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he made of the implications for his policies of the International Energy Agency's findings that coal...

    • Migrant Workers: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of applications received for endorsement letters under the HGV fuel tanker driver...

      Carbon Emissions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the level of private finance which will be unlocked as a result of the net zero strategy.

      Carbon Emissions: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the document, Net Zero: principles for successful behaviour change initiatives, produced by the...

      Heat Pumps: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the investment in heat pumps announced in the Heat and buildings...

      Hydrogen: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the sufficiency of the Government's investment in hydrogen for the UK to become a...

      Energy Supply: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take to help ensure (a) stable and (b) affordable energy prices over future years.

      Carbon Emissions: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be affected by the transition to net zero; and what steps his...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Green Homes Grant Scheme applications his Department has received from people living in Enfield North since...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Green Homes Grant Schemes his Department has approved in Enfield North constituency since August 2020.

      Energy Supply and Insulation: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to (a) support low-income families with energy bills, (b) deliver low-carbon energy...

      Social Rented Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to provide resources to Enfield Council to help deliver low carbon heating and net zero...

      Mass Media: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact on the sustainability of print media businesses as a result of rising energy...

      Buildings: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason Modern Methods of Construction are not included in the Building and Heat strategy.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure all claimants of the Warm Home Discount who have been forced to reapply as a result...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the Buildings and Heat Strategy.

      Woodhouse Colliery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the new Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on the proposed...

      Liquefied Natural Gas: Shortages

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

      Iron and Steel: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential to use hydrogen in the production of steel.

      Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to fund a clean steel demonstrator project.

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Quarantine

      To ask the Attorney General, 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 country to which they have...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria are used for declaring the NHS as overwhelmed at an unstainable level.

    • Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much spending his Department has recovered for personal protective equipment that was either not delivered or was not fit for...

      Integrated Care Systems: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he is issuing to Integrated Care Systems on how they distribute their funding across their footprint.

      Ambulance Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of category 1 calls received by Morecambe Bay CCG and North Cumbria CCG were responded to within 7 minutes over the last...

      Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to dedicate funding and resource to the research and treatment of Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric...

      Integrated Care Systems: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department plans to allocate funding to Integrated Care Systems; and whether he plans to introduce a new funding formula to...

      Social Services: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of (a) the impact and (b) adequacy of the availability of care sector staff on the quality of care for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 29 June 2021, reference RL24040.

      Dyslexia: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has any plans for the NHS to provide dyslexia diagnosis services.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) staffing and (b) budget has been allocated to work on dementia within his Department.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence dated 4 August 2021 from the Hon. Member for Enfield North on Medicus Health Partners, a...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out a timeframe for publishing a 2021-22 winter plan for social care.

      Health and Social Care Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of the Government's planned rise in National Insurance he plans to spend on reducing NHS waiting lists.

      Fractures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with the NHS to improve prevention of falls and fractures, particularly for people with osteoporosis.

      Elective Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the Trusts that have met the criteria for the Elective Recovery Fund.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with the social care sector on (a) staffing levels, (b) funding and (c) impacts of covid-19 as part of a...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of his Department's contracts for personal protective equipment are still to be uploaded to contract finder; what the value is...

      Social Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take with the HMRC and the Pensions Regulator to alert the CQC of the financial liabilities of private providers when...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many civil servants were employed in his Department to work on (a) dementia, (b) heart disease and (c) cancer in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2015.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming Women’s Health Strategy will include provision to support women experiencing ongoing harm due to the use of...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to (a) increase capacity for outpatient diagnostic services for menstrual and reproductive health...

      Oak Processionary Moth: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that primary care health practitioners are aware of the (a) symptoms of and (b) treatment...

      Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that community pharmacy services are being funded for their support to general practice.

      Medical Records: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to ensure the recording of biological sex on medical records to ensure that appropriate sex-related care is offered.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to use community pharmacists to provide additional community health services to take pressure off GP practices.

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS England and NHS Improvement have concluded their detailed modelling assessment of endoscopy capacity and demand within the...

      Rare Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans NHS England has to establish specific rare disease registries, such as a registry for hereditary angioedema, to enable better...

      Prostate Cancer: Blood Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to introduce PSA blood tests to detect and help prevent prostate cancer in line with action already taken out...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether additional cancer diagnostic and treatment capacity will be provided to local NHS trusts to help reach March 2022 targets.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay dated 22 July 2021 and further correspondence...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to reports that the increase in employee national insurance contributions will cost health and social care workers an...

      Nutrition: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform independent report, published on 16 June 2021, what...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 96 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, how much of the £4.7 billion increase to school funding he plans to...

    • Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reviewing and updating the list of digital platforms that are included in his...

      Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment he has made of the educational disadvantage caused by covid-19 school closures to (a) those eligible for the pupil premium...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department his made of the differential impact of increases to per pupil funding, as announced on 27 October 2021, between the (a)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department is collecting from schools to (a) monitor and (b) assess covid-19 catch-up activity.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2021 to Question 57294, on Students: Finance, what data he holds on the number of applicants who began studies...

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to help ensure that every child in full time education has access through their place of education to an appropriately-qualified...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what current academic qualifications will lose funding following the proposed introduction of T-Level qualifications.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the finding of Scope and the Disabled Children’s Partnership’s report entitled The Gap Widens, published in October...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that transfer of information from school to college is as effective as the transfer of information from school to...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much the pupil premium is set to rise over the next 12 months in Harlow.

      Schools: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to stop anti-vaccination protestors disrupting schools.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential short-term effect on students’ educational prospects of replacing current applied general...

      Apprentices: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will maintain the current uplift in the apprenticeship incentive payment until September 2022.

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding and investment he plans to make available to ensure the success of proposed T-Level qualifications.

      Schools: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's press release of 14 October 2021, 1,000 schools connected to top-of-the-class full fibre broadband, how many...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with experts in curriculum development and pedagogy in designing T-Level qualifications; and what experience the panels...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the National Education Union in the development of T-Level qualifications.

      Schools: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2021 to Question 53964 on Schools: Energy, what assessment he has made of the impact of the rise in energy costs...

      Condition Improvement Fund: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much capital investment has been made into schools in Harlow through the Condition Improvement Fund in each year since 2010.

      Further Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that children who have been absent from school as a result of illness from covid-19 are not penalised in...

      T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that young people have access to a wide choice of T-Levels that meet individual (a) needs and (b) interests; and...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to amend the Human Rights Act 1998.

    • Gender: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he will take to ensure the recording of biological natal sex on all records in his Department's remit.

      Prisoners: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2021 to Question 58816, Prisoners: Crime, whether he holds data on the number of (a) referrals, (b) prosecutions...

      Prisoners: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the publication of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman’s independent investigation into the death of a baby (Baby A) at HMP...

      Prisoners: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the findings of the report, Counting the cost of maternal imprisonment, published...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Woodhouse Colliery: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with AMR Capital, the owners of the proposed Whitehaven coal mine, on the export destination of mined coal from...

    • Iron and Steel: Safeguard Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what correspondence she has had with the Trade Remedies Authority on the timetable for their re-examination of the UK's steel safeguards.

      Trade Agreements: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will include consideration of climate impacts as part of any new trade deals.

      Diplomatic Relations: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether Government business was discussed at the dinner she attended at the residence of the Australian High Commissioner on 13 June 2021...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Anoosheh Ashoori

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2021 to Question 36626 on Anoosheh Ashoori, what progress his Department has...

    • Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Spending Review 2021: Priority outcomes and metrics, what the baseline year is used to...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Government's Spending Review 2021, Priority outcomes and metrics, what the baseline year is...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Government's Spending Review 2021, Priority outcomes and metrics, what the baseline year is...

      India: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Indian counterpart on the reopening of tourist visas for travellers from the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of reductions in the aid budget on (a) poverty, (b) inequality...

      Zimbabwe: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many covid-19 vaccination doses the Government has made available to Zimbabwe.

      Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development office, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) her international counterparts on the ability of girls...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the prospects for a negotiated peace settlement in Yemen.

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her US counterpart on the (a) impact of the earthquake in Haiti in August...

      Tigray: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to the Government of Ethiopia on (a) humanitarian access to the Tigray region...

      Lebanon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) political and (b) humanitarian situation in Lebanon as of 28...

      Biodiversity and Nature Conservation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to paragraph 2.162 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, published on 27 October 2021,...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the UK met the target to spend £5.8 billion on International Climate Finance for the period...

      Hong Kong: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to officials in Hong Kong on reports that Hongkongers who have successfully...

      Taiwan: People's Liberation Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department has made assessment of the steps that the Government would take in the event that the...

      Developing Countries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps she has taken to help ensure that the economic impacts of the covid-19 pandemic do not reduce...

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Spending Review 2021: Priority outcomes and metrics, what the baseline year is used to...

      Gender Based Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Spending Review 2021: Priority outcomes and metrics, what the baseline year is used to...

      Spain: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to her Spanish counterpart on allowing (a) visa and (b) permit free touring for...

      USA: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her US counterpart on the development of hypersonic missile technology.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56123 on Ministry of Defence: Buildings, what estimate he has made of when work will begin on removing...

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56123 on Ministry of Defence: Buildings, how many armed forces personnel and their families are living...

      Ministry of Defence: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2021 to Question 58730 on Ministry of Defence: Training, what the 81,306 civil servants in his Department that have...

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56123 on Ministry of Defence: Buildings, how many of the 27 high rise buildings on the defence estate...

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      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 target his...

      Military Bases: 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 his...

      Armed Forces: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 13 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, what steps he has...

      Defence: Climate Change

      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, what progress he...

      Ministry of Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 20 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, whether discussions...

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56123 on Ministry of Defence: Buildings, what the locations are of the 27 high rise buildings on the...

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when officials in his Department were made aware of the presence of flammable cladding on buildings in the Defence Estate.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment and Support Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment and support allowance first-tier Tribunal appeals were lapsed between January and March 2021.

    • Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for the period January to March 2021, how many universal credit first-tier Tribunal appeals were lapsed.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants did not receive the £20 uplift as a result of the benefit cap in (a) the UK and (b) each...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to reply to the letter of 21 June 2021, resent on 8 September 2021, from the hon. Member for Blackpool North and Cleveleys,...

      Universal Credit: Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she had made of the financial and social implications of withdrawing the £20 uplift to the standard allowance of...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of claimants who are due to reach the end of their 12 month entitlement to contributions-based...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of excluding children under the age of three from personal independence payment's higher...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to remove the escalation to a decision maker when awarding the allowance for the carer's element within...

      Employment: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time to process payments to support workers was in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payment first-tier Tribunal appeals were lapsed between January and March 2021.

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department offers mental health support to claimants who have had their benefits stopped and have experienced problems with their...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2021 to Question 33908 on Universal Credit, whether any assessment was subsequently made on the impact of...

      Universal Credit: Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has untaken an impact assessment to estimate how many claimants may potentially need to use food banks in the context...

      Workplace Pensions: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been auto-enrolled in workplace pensions in Hendon constituency since 2012.

      Pension Funds: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what contributions she plans to make at COP26 to help pension funds contribute to delivering net zero.

      Pension Funds: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support pension funds to invest in green infrastructure.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the impact of unclean air on the health and well-being of children.

    • Export Health Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to (a) secure Part 1 listed status for the purposes of EU Pet Travel Regulations and (b) incentivise...

      Pets: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to make checking pet microchip databases as efficient as possible.

      Pets: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of establishing a single pet microchip database.

      Pets: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much the Government has spent on campaigns to encourage the microchipping of pets in each of the last three years.

      Fireworks: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the impact of fireworks on (a) domestic pets and (b) livestock.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to make dog on dog attacks a criminal offence.

      Waste Disposal: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in relation to the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what emissions reductions his Department’s existing and proposed policies deliver in the 4th, 5th and 6th carbon...

      Agriculture: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the projected emissions are for Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use over the period of the 4th, 5th and 6th carbon...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of rogue operators within the waste collection sector.

      Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to reduce the amount of PFAS chemicals impacting (a) environmental and (b) human health.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has set an emissions reductions plan.

      Waste: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the projected emissions are from waste over the period of the 4th, 5th and 6th budget periods.

      Fishing Vessels: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fishing vessels have been fly shooting in UK waters in the (a) southern North Sea and (b) English Channel in 2021;...

      Ivory Act 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the results of the consultation on expanding the range of species covered by the Ivory Act 2018.

      Sewage: Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance he has issued to Ofwat on accelerating the ending of routine discharge of raw sewage into English rivers by...

      Sewage: Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects water companies to end the routine discharge of raw sewage into English rivers.

      Rivers: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to improve the safety of rivers.

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Food and Drink Federation's report entitled Eating into household budgets: the Government’s...

      Meat Products: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of potential retail shortages of (a) semi-processed and (b) processed meat products over...

      Morrisons: Takeovers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect of the Morrisons by US private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier &...

      Wool: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with British Wool on wool prices.

  • Home Office

    • Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support her Department is offering to local police services to help tackle the use of illegal fireworks.

    • Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what total value of (a) fines have been imposed and (b) assets confiscated as a result of action taken by the National Crime...

      National Crime Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the (a) budget, (b) headcount, and (c) the number of accreditations issued to financial investigators for each year in...

      Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will provide details of the outstanding issues preventing the UK's ratification of the Istanbul Convention; and what steps the...

      Windrush Compensation Scheme: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her letter to the Home Affairs Committee of 16 February 2021, in how many instances a claimant to the Windrush...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) reduce incidences of fraud and (b) increase the rate at which reported fraud cases are closed.

      Interpol: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations she has received on the process and candidates for the selection of the next President of Interpol.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will replicate the use of Secure QR code technology used in the Government’s Covid certification for EU citizens who wish to...

      Gender: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she will take to ensure the recording of biological natal sex on all records in her Department's remit.

      Police: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis' advice that if women are stopped by a...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to communicate updates on the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme to people in Afghanistan.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the purpose is of his review of his Department.

    • Landlords: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2021 to Question 32407, on Landlords: Licensing, if he will provide a timescale for a...

      Rented Housing: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will set out his timetable for the introduction of the Renters Reform Bill.

      Planning: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including a net zero test in any planning reforms.

      Regional Planning and Development: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the role of local civic pride projects in the levelling-up agenda; and if he will bring...

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many bids were submitted to the first round of funding of the Levelling Up Fund.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much funding Cornwall will receive through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in (a) 2022-23, (b) 2023-24 and (c) 2024-25.

      Business: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if his Department will make an estimate of the total amount of rent arrears owed by British businesses as at October 2021.

      Regional Planning and Development: Denton and Reddish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans he has to increase investment in jobs, skills and transport infrastructure in parts of the Denton and Reddish...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 p107, if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the funding...

      Derelict Land: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much and what proportion of funding from the £400 million Brownfield Fund has been provided to the 7 Mayoral...

      Derelict Land: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to paragraph 4.49 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, what methodology his Department used to...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will make it his policy to rollout the Voluntary Right to Buy Scheme nationally.

      Garden Communities: Gilston and Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much funding the Government has provided to the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town project since it was announced.

      Woodhouse Colliery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what discussions he has had with the charity CDP on the proposed Whitehaven coal mine.

      Housing: Devon and Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has been made of the potential impact on housing need in rural areas as a result of covid-19 related...

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will list the local authorities which do not have an up-to-date local plan as at 27 October 2021; and by when each...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposals in the Planning for the Future White Paper on the...

      Civic Dignitaries: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent discussions he has had with local government leaders on the safety of elected representatives when carrying...

      Councillors: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to undertake a review of the publication by default of the home addresses of councillors in England.

      Local Government: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the projected real terms and cash increase is for local government spending in each of the next three years; and what...

      Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether the increase in Business Rates relief announced in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 will impact local...

      Local Government: Equality and Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what support he plans to provide to councils that have agreed to make their city anti-racist and inclusive to advance...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Protective Clothing: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many complaints his Department has received from companies complaining that they were unable to get the...

    • Cabinet Office: Stonewall

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason his Department has withdrawn from Stonewalls' Diversity Champions programme.

      Civil Servants: York

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to announce the location of the northern government hub; and what recent assessment he has made...

  • Treasury

    • Fossil Fuels: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to recoup the costs of net zero from fossil-fuel intensive corporations.

    • Business: Coronavirus

      What steps his Department is taking to help the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors recover from the covid-19 pandemic.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the amount of revenue that will be raised from the Loan Charge.

      Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he made of the number of annual customs checks that will be conducted for (a) exports from Great Britain to the EU and (b) imports from Great...

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether trade unions organising seafarer ratings and officers will be consulted over the changes to the Tonnage Tax outlined in paragraphs 2.175 to 2.177...

      Treasury: Darlington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) Treasury and (b) non-Treasury civil servants were physically present and working in the Economic Campus in Darlington on (i) Monday, (ii)...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review the criteria for the duty relief on draught beer, to include craft and micro breweries which distribute products to licensed premises in...

      Sharing Economy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to support the parts of the gig economy which have experienced economic downturn during covid-19 lockdown and which have not...

      Treasury: Stonewall

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding his Department has allocated to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and to what projects that funding was allocated.

      Financial Services: Crime

      What steps he plans to take in response to the publication of the Pandora Papers to tackle (a) tax avoidance, (b) money laundering and (c) other financial crimes.

      Freeports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph A.29 of the Office for Budget Responsibility's report on the Economic and Fiscal Outlook, published in October 2021, what...

      Families: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support families through winter 2021-22.

      Mortgages: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing legislative proposals to withdraw mortgage tax relief from people with holiday lets to...

      Holiday Accommodation: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to take steps to remove the holiday let tax exemption that allows landlords to lower their mortgage interest payments by using properties...

      Exports: Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of annual export summary declarations and entry summary declarations that will be required for (a) exports from...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the stamp duty land tax holiday to people who have been unable to sell their flats as a result of unsafe cladding.

      Remote Working: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to coronavirus home-working tax relief, for what reason volunteers for charitable organisations that are office holders are treated...

      SME Brexit Support Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much was distributed from the £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund before that fund’s closure on the 30 June 2021.

      SME Brexit Support Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many SMEs applied for funding through the SME Brexit Support Fund before that fund’s closure on the 30 June 2021.

      Property Development: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, whether the money being raised through the residential property developer tax will be additional...

      Heat Pumps: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rate is of VAT on air source heat pumps.

      Buildings: VAT Exemptions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to equalise the zero rate of VAT on new build construction with remediation costs faced by leaseholders in unsafe buildings.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to announce a further review of the Loan Charge.

      Tax Avoidance: Repayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people seeking refunds of Loan Charge payments under the changes adopted following the Morse Review have been (a) successful and (b) refused.

      Revenue and Customs: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding has been allocated to HMRC to enforce breaches of (a) national minimum wage, (b) coronavirus job retention scheme payments in Budget 2021...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Gambling Commission is planning to create a national register of gamblers.

    • Databases: Environmental Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she has plans to promote knowledge on the environmental impact of storing unnecessary data.

      Databases: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department has made an assessment of the carbon cost of storing data online.

      Television Licences: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of extending discounted TV licences to deaf people.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, which funding stream is providing the £110 million...

      Football Index: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department is taking steps to financially redress people who lost money with the collapse of the Football Index.

  • Cop26

    • Mining: Chile

      To ask the President of COP26, if he will raise in discussions with the President of Chile, during the COP26 visit, the potential environmental effect of the President's financial involvement in...

    • UN Climate Conference 2021: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps have been taken to help ensure that people from ethnic minority backgrounds are represented at COP26.

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the President of COP26, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on rates of international decarbonisation of the China's potential non-attendance at COP26; and what steps he is...

  • Women and Equalities

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • KPMG: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who received (1) the £13 million fine levied from KPMG, and (2) the £500,000 levied from KMPG’s insolvency partner, as ordered by the Financial...

    • Aircraft: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Airlander hybrid air vehicle and its potential impact on achieving net zero carbon emissions in the air transport sector; and...

      ICF: Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria are used by ICF Consulting Services Ltd to assess value for money in the Green Homes Grant; and what assessment they have made of ICF’s (1)...

      KPMG: Silentnight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to bring criminal charges against KPMG’s insolvency partner for misconduct during the Silentnight insolvency.

      Carillion: Directors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Carillion directors have been disqualified from future company directorships.

      Insolvency: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how are ombudsmen used by those responsible for regulating insolvency practitioners (1) selected, (2) appointed, and (3) remunerated.

      Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill 2021-22: Insolvency Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources they provide to the Insolvency Service; and what additional resources, if any, they will provide to the Service if the Rating (Coronavirus)...

      Property: China and Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of property owned in London by (1) the government of China, and (2) officials in the government of Hong Kong.

      Company Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response to the consultation on Insolvency and Corporate Governance, published on 26 August 2018, what plans they have to bring forward further...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to inform, and (2) to encourage, individuals over the age of 50 to take up the free NHS flu vaccine.

    • Doctors: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to meet the long-term need for sustainable numbers of doctors within the NHS.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to reduce ambulance wait times this winter.

      Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of NHS beds are currently occupied with COVID-19 patients.

      Diagnosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timescale for the rollout of (1) community diagnostic hubs pilots, and (2) the remaining community diagnostic hubs.

      NHS and Social Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review the proposed split of funds between the NHS and social care, as set out in Build Back Better: our plan for health and...

      Mental Health Services: Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle racial inequalities in the mental health system.

      Social Services: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle the problems with the (1) recruitment, and (2) retention, of social care staff.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average additional cost to the NHS of every patient moved from Tier 3 to Tier 4 Specialist Weight Management Services.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 12 October (HL2766), how many suppliers they list as providing PCR tests for travel on the Gov.uk...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients requiring Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management Services went on to require Tier 4 Specialist Weight Management Services in the latest year...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their future management of COVID-19 will be determined by scientific advice.

      Supermax Healthcare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of alleged labour abuses by the Malaysian glove maker Supermax; how many products from that company they have purchased; and what...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect that encouraging GPs to refer patients to medical weight loss clinics would have on levels of obesity.

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address excessive staff workload in the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow 12–15 year olds to attend COVID-19 vaccination centres.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the private providers of COVID-19 tests listed on the GOV.UK website are not accredited by UKAS; and what steps they have taken, if any, (1) to make...

      Embryos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority website about the “limited evidence on risks and success...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the temporary expansion in 2021/21 of eligibility for the free seasonal flu vaccination on the uptake of the flu vaccination...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) residential home, and (2) nursing home, capacity in England since March 2020.

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 29 September (HL2638), what assessment they have made of the higher hospitalisations and fatalities...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for school age children.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Marketing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of alcohol marketing on alcohol consumption.

      Medical Equipment: Innovation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposals by the Medical Technologies Directorate for mandatory adoption of innovative medical devices; and what proportion...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords Chamber

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by the Senior Deputy Speaker on 14 October (HL2826), what is the justification for retaining the requirement for Table Clerks to...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Hong Kong: National Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent rulings by the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal that the National Security Law can be used to investigate violations of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Soil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 8 September (HL Deb, col. 867) regarding the publication of a soil health action plan for...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Freeports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which locations have been selected for a freeport.

    • Freeports: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to identify a freeport in Northern Ireland.

      Sleeping Rough: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide (1) support, and (2) services, to individuals before they have to sleep rough.

      Planning Permission: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the planning system supports local authorities to contribute to the net zero emissions target.

      Urban Areas: Local Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cities have single member electoral wards; what are the criteria for establishing a single member electoral ward; and in such wards, what contingency...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to seek locally-led proposals for local government reorganisation.

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable local government representatives to conduct business virtually.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Vaccination: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive on the implementation of vaccination programmes in Northern Ireland.

  • Treasury

    • Environment Protection: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise taxes in order to pay for their environmental policies.

    • Archegos Capital Management: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact of the collapse of Archegos Capital Management on regulated and authorised entities by the (1) Financial...

      Energy: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to cut VAT by five per cent on energy bills in the Autumn Budget.

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