Written answers

Thursday, 4 November 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to improve east to west rail connectivity.

    • Transport: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list every policy paper, consultation and report focused on tackling sexual harassment on public transport and on streets commissioned and...

      Community Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to relax section 19 or section 22 licences for charities or community-interest-companies, such as Weardale Community...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average length of time taken by the DVLA is to remove an untaxed vehicle once reported; and if he will take steps to accelerate the process...

      Great British Railways: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps Great British Railways will take to help achieve net zero.

      Low Emission Zones: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the expanded Ultra Low Emission Zone in London.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the methodology used by his Department to estimate the number of electricity public charging points required for road vehicles by...

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government has taken to support taxi and private hire vehicle drivers during the period of reduced demand as a result of the covid-19...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve roadside facilities for HGV drivers.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of Bradford Council on its timetable for completing the feasibility study into the Shipley...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of women working in the HGV industry.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the number of women in the workforce within the HGV industry.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on tackling the shortage of HGV drivers; and if he will make statement.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what timescales are in place for the delivery of Northern Powerhouse Rail.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the ongoing shortage of heavy goods vehicle drivers.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the impact on CO2 emissions of the change from E5 unleaded petrol to E10.

      Electric Vehicles: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to ensure sufficient availability of electricity charging points for electric motorcycles.

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reduce carbon emissions from the aviation industry.

      Chile: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason Chile was only removed from the red travel list on 8 October 2021.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of issuing additional guidance for airlines on lateral flow test age exemptions for...

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding the link between the tonnage tax and UK seafarer training.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the costs of the initial phases of HS2 have impacted the decision on delivering the eastern leg to Leeds.

      Northallerton-Saltburn Railway Line: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2021 to Question 58484 on Railways: Electrification, what plans he has for the electrification of the line from...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help make international travel (a) easier and (b) less expensive during the covid-19 pandemic.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Global Britain Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, para 4.74, whether the £1.4 billion announced for the...

    • Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to restart the Government’s consultation into the use of a Regulated Asset...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) manufacturing sector, (b) finance sector,...

      Roads: Summertime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of adopting British Summer Time permanently on road...

      New Businesses: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 6 September 2021 to Question 37473, on New Businesses: Females, how much money his Department...

      Business: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department receive feedback on calls to the Business Support Helpline.

      Hospitality Industry and Retail Trade: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives of the hospitality and retail sectors...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the planned electricity generating capacity of the UK is for (a) 2025, (b) 2030, (c) 2035 and (d) 2040; and how...

      Hynet North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits for Wrexham in relation to (a) job creation, (b) investment in the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Sustainable Development: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he has taken to progress the cross-Government policy coherence on the Sustainable Development Goals...

    • Burlington House

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Answer of 15 March 2021 to Question 166296 on Burlington House, for what reason the...

      Protective Clothing: Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what information he holds on the number of occurrences civil servants in his Department raised concerns...

      Pharmaceuticals Direct

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the compliance with the Special advisers: code of conduct of Ms Munira Mirza...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ask NHS England to include records of covid-19 booster vaccinations in the NHS App.

    • NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with NHS 111 on improving their response times and the impact of delays on ambulance services.

      Whipps Cross University Hospital: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) cost and (b) impact on patient care of the flooding at Whipps Cross Hospital in July 2021.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter of 28 May 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire on Government's obesity strategy,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to provide a response to the correspondence from the Right hon. Member for Leeds Central of 10 May 2021 regarding his...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of funding for Integrated Care Systems will be spent on mental health services.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to the letter on behalf of a constituent from the hon. Member for Garston and Halewood of August 10 2021 on...

      Avelumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the reasons for NICE's refusal to make Avelumb available on the NHS in England.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a medical exemption from prescription charges for people who have...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) review the schedule of prescription exemptions and (b) make it his policy that prescriptions for people with chronic...

      Chemicals: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many units of (a) undenatured ethyl alcohol, (b) hydrogen peroxide, (c) aluminium salts, (d) sorbitol, (e) formaldehyde, (f) formic...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when data collection for the Cancelled Elective Operations dataset will be resumed for inclusion in planned publication of the quarter 3...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many funds are allocated to local authorities by his Department through a process of competitive bidding; and if he will publish the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to correspondence from the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead of 19 February 2021, case no MP68189, on Emergency...

      Visual Impairment: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which Minister is responsible for improving the (a) prevention and (b) treatment of sight loss conditions.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help GP surgeries meet demand for appointments.

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

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

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to deliver 6,000 more GPs by 2025.

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy for the UK delegation to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Ninth Conference of the Parties to...

      Domestic Abuse: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure organisations that work to end domestic abuse and support victims are consulted on the...

      Rare Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the NHS is taking to implement and embed principles of shared decision making with clinicians when considering patient...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of funding announced in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 will be allocated to (a) training and recruiting...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce car parking fees to visitors who need to attend hospital regularly.

      Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 49 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, if he will publish the planned locations of the 100 community...

      Blood Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure blood tests are administrated on time by NHS England.

      Global Health Insurance Card: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Global Health Insurance Card is available in English and Welsh.

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the Government spent on mental health research in (a) 2015-16, (b) 2016-17, (c) 2017-18, (d) 2018-19, (e) 2019-20 and (f) 2020-21.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which specialist surgical mesh removal centres are (a) offering rectopexy mesh removal and (b) expected to be offering rectopexy mesh...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 29 April 2021 to Question 188120 on dental services, what the timeframe is for bringing forward proposals...

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to tackle supply issues surrounding HRT products.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many treatments have been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) under Project Orbis; and how...

  • Department for Education

    • Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason his Department’s Get help with remote education guidance does not include (a) UK companies and (b) challengers to the largest...

    • Schools: Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of schools had an EPC rating of C or above in each of the last 10 years.

      Allergies: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of, and enhance, allergy management in schools.

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing breakfast provisions in schools for children in poverty.

      Department for Education: Stonewall

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

      Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Acquired Brain Injury Card for people under 18 years old produced by the Child Brain Injury Trust, what steps officials in his...

      Children in Care: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many looked after children died while living in (a) independent accommodation and (b) semi-independent accommodation in each of the last three...

      Specialist Schools: Certification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a form of formal certification to recognise the skills gained from practical work that Business...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many times he has been received representations from local authorities requesting powers to compel schools to take on pupils who are out of school.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of Afghan children who have been relocated under Operation Warm Welcome are now in school.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the success of the covid-19 infection control measures in place in schools in the last six months.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of education recovery funding to tackle cost pressures incurred by schools as a result of the...

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made assessment of the steps that will be required to help ensure that examinations in 2022 happen in the normal school...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what arrangements are in place for pupils sitting forthcoming examinations who have not had access to wifi and have subsequently missed lessons during...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what further steps he plans to take to increase (a) ventilation and (b) mask wearing in schools in the context of high covid-19 infection rates.

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he plans to take to (a) support pupils who continue to experience periods of absence from their schools and (b) mitigate the impact that...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the impact of pupil absences from school as a result of covid-19 on their education.

      Arts: T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, in the context of the Jewellery making pathway for the Craft and Design T-Level, what assessment he has made of the number of jewellery makers able to...

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what process exists allowing for access to the names of all private companies sharing their apprenticeship levy funds with public bodies.

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to introduce an arts premium following the conclusion of the Spending Review 2021.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prosecutions: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of criminal cases in which children were defendants have been summary-only offences in each of the last five years.

    • Ministry of Justice: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to answer Questions 61068 to 61087 tabled on 21 October 2021.

      Prison Officers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison officers have left the prison service as a result of violence at work.

      Prison Officers: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison officers have been diagnosed with mental health problems attributed to violence at work.

      Prison and Probation Service: Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what procedures and processes are in place for prison officers who wish to challenge management decisions in HM Prison and Probation Service.

      Prison Officers: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Attendance Management Policy for prison officers, what consideration is given to prison officers diagnosed with mental health problems.

      Prison Officers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of effectiveness of his Department’s recruitment policy for prison officers.

      Prison Officers: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on prison officer morale of the Government’s public-sector pay policies.

      Prison Officers: Crimes against the Person

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of assaults against prison officers.

      Prison Officers: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the reasonableness of expecting prison officers aged 60 and above to pass the annual fitness test.

      Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of prisoners smashing cell windows for the purposes of allowing the receipt of drones carrying contraband.

      Prison Officers: Long Covid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prison officers have been diagnosed with long-covid, by grade.

      Prisons: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) savings to the public purse and (b) other merits of installing grills on the windows of prison cells.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to minimise the effect of prisoner drug use on the (a) mental and (b) physical health of prison officers.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve the (a) recruitment, (b) morale and (c) retention of prison officers.

      Prison Officers: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the support available for prison officers diagnosed with mental health difficulties.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the court backlog is for child sexual abuse cases.

      Prisons: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many staff employed at each women's prison are (a) male and (b) female.

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of legally recognising humanist marriages.

      Secure Training Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children in secure training centres.

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there have been for (a) all drug possession offences and (b) possession of cannabis under sections 5(1) and (2) of the Misuse of...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of all defendants have not entered a plea since the introduction of the Single Justice Procedure.

      Prosecutions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of defendants who have been prosecuted under the Single Justice Procedure in each of the last 5 years have disabilities.

      Courts and Tribunals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to paragraph 4.29 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, published on 27 October 2021, how much and what proportion of the...

      Crimes against the Person: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 27 October 2021 to Questions 58755 and 58756, on Crimes against the Person: Members, for what reason his Department does not...

      Family Courts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reduce the delays in hearing cases at Westferry Family Court.

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury was physically present in the Darlington Economic Campus on (a) Monday, (b) Tuesday, (c) Wednesday, (d)...

    • Credit: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish all the responses to the Regulation of Buy-Now Pay-Later consultation.

      Life Insurance: Mental Illness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that people with a mental health disability under the Equality Act 2010 are not denied life insurance cover...

      Future Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 19 July 2021 to Question 33130, if he will hold discussions with the British Business Bank to help ensure that the standard terms...

      Dementia: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department's Press Release of Saturday October 23 2021 entitled £5 billion pound package in R&D to spur innovation in...

      Budgets: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2021 to Questions 63715-9 on Budgets: Disclosure of Information, what supplementary guidance he or the Permanent...

      Dairy Products: Balance of Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the balance of trade is for (a) dairy products, (b) cheese and (c) cream.

      Research: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason pure maths is not included as research for which R&D tax credits can be claimed.

      Research: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, how savings to the public purse through restricting R&D tax credits to UK research is...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of supporting the adoption of a global corporation tax rate above 15 percent.

      Private Education: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many private schools claimed support from the Coronavirus Job Support Scheme over the 2021 summer holidays.

      Air Pollution: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal measures he plans to take to help tackle toxic air pollution.

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the reduction in domestic Air Passenger duty on the number of people using air travel for journeys...

      Aviation: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the introduction of a frequent flyer levy.

      Biotechnology: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, whether the steps he has taken in his Budget will provide support for BioYorkshire.

      Treasury: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the number of occurrences civil servants in his Department raised concerns regarding the price paid for personal...

      International Monetary System

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to include the rechannelling of IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDR) to low-income countries within the 0.5 per cent Official...

      International Monetary System

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much and what proportion of the loan of Special Drawing Rights to the IMF’s Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust will be designated as Official...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to count the cost of the donated covid-19 vaccine doses as additional to the 0.5 per cent Official Development Assistance budget.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the reduction in domestic Air Passenger Duty on the Government's ability to achieve its aviation...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the £250,000 threshold for purchase under the help to buy ISA scheme in...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the Government plans to establish a stakeholder engagement mechanism on the implementation of the Sustainable...

    • Sustainable Development: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress the Government has made on achieving the commitments set out in the UK’s Voluntary National...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jaguar Land Rover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October to Question 61126 on Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Jaguar...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the Government plans to publish a follow-up to the 2019 Voluntary National Review of Progress towards the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2021 to Question 63862 on Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office:...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what counselling services have been provided for Afghan personnel and their families who (a) assisted British...

      Afghanistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to help ensure that women in Afghanistan are able to participate in education with their...

      Lebanon: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the implications for his policies of the political and humanitarian...

      UK Relations with EU: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her European counterparts on strengthening co-operation on security.

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her international counterparts on the announcement of a government in...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Former Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what procedures are in place with respect of former Ministers in her Department and the selection process for the...

      Pakistan: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to support the UK nationals in Pakistan who have fled Afghanistan.

      Pakistan: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to support Pakistan with their covid-19 vaccine rollout.

      Brazil: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the political situation in Brazil.

      Haiti: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the availability of fuel in Haiti.

      Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Cuban counterparts on the detention of Pastor Lorenzo Rosales Fajardo.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • 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...

    • Army: Hearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel will be given hearing tests, subsequent to using headsets that have had a time limit put on them in the Warrior vehicles.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he was made aware of the presence of flammable cladding on buildings in the Defence Estate.

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made in the increase in the number of (a) sexual harassment and (b) rape complaints from girls under the age of 18 in the armed...

      Veterans: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which compensation schemes are open for nuclear test veterans of tests that took place prior to 2005.

      Veterans: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many nuclear test veterans have submitted claims under any compensation scheme; and how many of those claims have been successful.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to support (a) Afghan nationals and (b) their dependents previously employed by the National Directorate of Security with...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghans and their families who are eligible for relocation to the UK through the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy have been relocated...

      NATO: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 23 of his Department’s Climate Change and Sustainability Strategic Approach published on 30 March 2021, what discussions he...

      Ajax Vehicles: General Dynamics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the procurement of headsets for use by personnel in the Ajax armoured vehicles is included in the contract with General Dynamics.

      Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the refresh to the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

      Ajax Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cause is of the noise and vibration issues affecting the Ajax programme.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2021 to Question 27029, on Armed Forces: Recruitment, when he plans to provide an answer on the proportion of...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average waiting time was for calls to her Department’s telephone lines for (a) attendance allowance, (b) the Child Maintenance...

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of calls to her Department’s telephone lines for (a) attendance allowance, (b) the Child Maintenance Service, (c)...

      Personal Independence Payment

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

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will implement further initiatives to help reduce the disability employment gap.

      Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the level of statutory maternity pay.

      Social Security Benefits: Deductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average monetary value was for deductions made from (a) universal credit, (b) employment and support allowance, (c) jobseeker's...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants are being deducted the maximum amount of 25 per cent of their standard allowance from their entitlement as...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to introduce a non-repayable crisis grant for people in financial need who are not eligible for universal credit.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support claimants who are awaiting a work capability assessment for contributions based employment and support...

      Employment and Support Allowance

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

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to reduce the cost of transferring (a) workplace and (b) personal pensions overseas through a Qualifying Recognised...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new claims for State Pension were paid more than four weeks after the claimant’s sixty-sixth birthday in each of the last 12 months.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to page 56 of Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, Policy Costings, whether Local Housing Allowance rates will be maintained...

      Discretionary Housing Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, wat consultation her Department undertook with representatives of local government prior to her decision to allocate Discretionary Housing...

      Mortgages: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to help provide access to additional support for people with mortgages aged over 65 who are on low incomes.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the additional number of tenants in the private rented sector who may be left facing a rent shortfall if Local...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Turkeys: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of barriers to the supply of turkeys for Christmas 2021.

    • Food: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of sales by food manufacturers in Great Britain to Northern Ireland since...

      Tourist Attractions: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent excessive sewage in tourist areas.

      Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to bring forward a green paper banning the importing and selling of animal fur in the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to reply to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 10 August 2021, and letters...

      Coastal Areas and Inland Waterways: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications were received for bathing water status (a) for coastal areas, (b) for inland waters and (c) in total...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has read the UN Environment Programme's The Emissions Gap Report 2021; and if he will make a statement.

      Fertilisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking (a) to safeguard the supply of fertiliser to the UK and (b) to maintain the price of fertiliser at a...

  • Home Office

    • Nationality and Borders Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish an economic impact assessment of the Nationality and Borders Bill.

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the impact on the (a) ability of and (b) cost for EU citizens of visiting family in the UK of the withdrawal...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people were specifically called forward by the UK Government to Kabul airport for evacuation by the UK military and will therefore...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of Afghans evacuated under Operation Pitting who remain in (a) temporary accommodation and (b) hotels.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support is available to British citizens and residents who were evacuated from Afghanistan and returned to their own homes, which are...

      Emergency Services Network: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will take steps to accelerate the activation of Emergency Area Service masts in Wales.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of number of (a) fines issued and (b) cases brought to court involved offences by persons while using...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2021 to Question 62775 on Refugees: Afghanistan, what estimate she has made of the date on which she...

      Offences Against Children: Caldey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to initiate a public inquiry to investigate safeguarding failures in the alleged historic child sex abuse on Caldey Island.

      National Crime Agency: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many accredited financial investigators the National Crime Agency has employed in each of the last five years.

      Police Custody: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to review version four of the Joint Interim Interview Protocol which applies to detainees in police custody.

      Drugs: Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cautions have been issued for (a) all drug possession offences and (b) possession of cannabis under sections 5(1) and (2) of the...

      Contact Tracing: Travel Requirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment criteria were used for the procurement of the UK’s Passenger Locator Form contract.

      Asylum: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people (a) whose registered address was in asylum accommodation and (b) on subsistence-only asylum support have died since 1 April...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) hotels and hostels are placed in each local authority and (b) asylum seekers are currently living in hotels and hostels in each...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Housing Associations: Mergers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Social Housing Regulator's (a) oversight and (b) scrutiny of housing...

    • Housing: Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of strengthening consumer protections for the owners of...

      Secure Accommodation: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department has taken to help enable local authorities directly provide secure accommodation for young...

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to ensure all new homes have solar panels fitted.

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the build rate for new social and council housing.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, on what date he expects to deliver the Government's commitment to withdraw the January 2020 consolidated advice note.

      Holocaust Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56731 on the Holocaust Commission, what progress has been made to...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56728 on the National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2021 to Question 56730 on the National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2021 to Question 56730 on the National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56726 on the cost of the National Holocaust Memorial Centre and...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56726 on the cost of the National Holocaust Memorial Centre and...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will publish the specifications for the National Holocaust Memorial specified in September 2015 and how close...

      Urban Areas: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will give local authorities greater powers over bars, pubs and other licensed premises to create Child Friendly Cities.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether it remains his Department's policy to reduce the number of funding schemes in which local authorities make...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps the Chancellor of the Exchequer has taken through his Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 to help ensure...

      Cemeteries: Repairs and Maintenance and Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is a sufficient local provision of graveyards and cemeteries in...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56727 on the National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning...

      Rented Housing: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans he has to deliver reforms for renters through the proposed renters reform bill.

      Mobile Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans his Department has to amend the Mobile Homes Act 1983 to use CPI rather than RPI as the measure of inflation...

      Fast Food: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what further powers in the planning system can be provided to local authorities to manage the number of fast food...

      Housing: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the impact of the affordability of housing in urban areas on (a) overcrowding in...

      Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department plans to publish a full Regulatory Impact Assessment for the introduction of the permitted...

      Building Safety Fund: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, for what reason the application to the Building Safety Fund to replace exterior zinc cladding on wooden battens at the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether buildings with external zinc cladding attached to timber battens would qualify for an A1, A2, A3 or B1 fire safety...

      Building Safety Fund: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what progress is being made with the application to the Building Safety Fund in respect of X1 Aire, Cross Green Lane,...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will include a research and innovation focus.

      UK Community Renewal Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, by what date his Department requires funding from the Community Renewal Fund to be spent.

      UK Community Renewal Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when his Department plans to publish full details of how the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will function.

  • Scotland Office

    • Contingencies Fund: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, with reference to the Written Statement on Contingencies Fund Advance, 29 October 2021, HCWS359, what discussions he has had with the Scottish...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Anniversaries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent discussions he has had with the Irish Government on the arrangements of events to mark the centenary year of the creation of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Dairy Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to increase exports of cheese and dairy products.

    • Trade Agreements: South America

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the implications of the killing of 43 people by police in Colombia during protests in April and May 2021 for...

      Overseas Trade: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to her Department's letter of appointment to LSE Enterprise, dated 1 October 2021, regarding research on the theme of Trade and...

      Iron and Steel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the US-EU agreement on steel and aluminium announced on 30 October 2021, what (a) assessment she has made of the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football Index: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a full redress scheme for losses incurred by customers of...

    • Voluntary Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2021 to Question 59855 on Voluntary Organisations: Finance, what policies he is...

      Third Sector: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2021 to Question 56464 on Voluntary Organisations: Finance, what steps he has taken to...

      Channel Four Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what regulatory barrier prevents non-public broadcasters adopting any or all of Channel 4's obligations and methods of operating.

      Channel Four Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the potential impact on (a) inclusiveness and (b) diversity of a possible sale of Channel 4.

      Channel Four Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what is her assessment of the impact on the intellectual property of independent producers from a possible sale of Channel 4.

      Channel Four Television: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she had made of the implications for her policies of the submission to the Government's consultation by ISBA...

      Gambling: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government has a timetable for announcing the regulation of loot boxes; and whether that regulation will required...

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to embed physical activity over the course of people's lives.

      National Railway Museum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his announcement on funding for York's National Railway Museum in his Autumn Budget 2021 statement had been announced...

      Internet: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department is taking steps to support the simplification of terms and conditions required by digital and...

  • Attorney General

    • Attorney General: Finance

      To ask the Attorney General, what funding her Department has allocated to Stonewall in each of the last five years; and for what projects that funding has been allocated.

  • Department for Transport

    • Euston Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many station platforms are planned at Euston Station within the revised station design for (1) Network Rail Services, and (2) HS2 services.

    • Speed Limits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a default 20mph speed limit in England around all (1) schools, (2) university entrances, and (3) hospitals.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Arts: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the ability of UK creative professionals to undertake work in Europe was discussed under the agenda item ‘Entry and temporary stay of natural...

    • Specialised Committee On Services, Investment and Digital Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the minutes of the Specialised Committee on Services, Investment and Digital Trade under the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement held on 11 October...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Palace of Westminster: Females

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are, if any, to replace the word ‘women’ with any other noun in any official documents, guides, signs, souvenirs, or any place where...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Airport Passenger Duty is applied to internal flights from Northern Ireland within the UK; and if so, what plans there are for this to cease.

    • Assets and Bank Services: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of (1) UK assets and bank accounts owned by officials of the government of Hong Kong, and (2) the UK property...

      Assets: China and Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of officials of the government of Hong Kong whose families hold UK citizenship; and what plans they have, if any,...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Centre for Progressive Policy report Women in the Workforce – Boosting Mothers’ employment and earnings,...

      Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much revenue would be raised by increasing the income tax rate applicable to Schedule A income by 1.25 per cent.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much it would cost to raise the national insurance contributions threshold to an annual income of £12,570.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Sudan: Military Coups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have take to ensure the (1) protection, and (2) release of (a) Prime Minister Hamdok, and (b) Yasir Arman, following the overthrow of the civilian...

    • Sudan: Military Coups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have if any, to call a special session of the UN Human Rights Council regarding the situation in Sudan.

      Sudan: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) political parties, and (2) civil society members, will be included in the renewed UK–Sudan Strategic dialogue; and whether 50 per cent of those...

      Sudan: Military Coups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the military coup in Sudan, (2) the location and treatment of Prime Minister Hamdok and other arrested senior members of the...

      Sudan: Military Coups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to impose Magnitsky sanctions on the military officials responsible for the overthrow of the civilian government in Sudan.

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the political and humanitarian situation in Myanmar following the military coup in February; and what steps they will take, if...

      Lebanon: Explosions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations have they made, if any, to the government of Lebanon to urge them to ensure that the judicial investigation into the causes of the Beirut port...

      Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take as a permanent member of the UN Security Council to prevent further violence in Yemen, with a particular focus on the areas of...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe following the loss of her appeal against a second jail sentence.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Gaming Machines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are any gaming machines of any category as defined in the Gambling Act 2005 in any (1) catering, (2) retail, or (3) leisure facilities, in UK bases...

    • China: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of China is developing a new nuclear weapon delivery system.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) cadet forces, and (2) combined cadet forces, are available in schools; what is the breakdown of the types of schools that operate such forces; and...

      Armed Forces: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 14 October (HL2815), how many (1) regular, and (2) reserve, members of the Armed Forces who hold the rank...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) protect, and (2) promote, the UK fishing industry.

    • Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their response to the National Food Strategy: Part One report, published on 29 July.

      Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what they estimate the cost to be of creating 30,000 hectares of woodland per year; and whether sufficient money has been allocated to meet these costs.

      Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species: Eurostar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 3 August (HL2199), whether they have yet determined whether it is "feasible to designate...

      Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the funding gap for the updating of the Ancient Woodland Inventory.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to counter puppy smuggling through the port of Belfast.

      Horticulture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking (1) to support the Plant Healthy scheme, and (2) to press for its (a) widespread, and (b) mandatory, adoption.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities have taken on Afghan refugee families; and how many of these families are still in (1) hotels, or (2) guest houses; and how many...

    • National Economic Crime Centre: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) full-time, and (2) part-time, individuals are directly employed by the National Economic Crime Centre.

      Crime: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they are using to establish the time it takes police forces to return victims' phones.

      Forensic Science: Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what instructions they have issued to Police Chief Constables regarding systematic data gathering to measure forensic services.

      Forensic Science

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what forensic services (1) input, and (2) output, data are measured systematically.

      Forensic Science: Administration of Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect that the level of the spend on forensic services has on the outcome of legal cases.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many biological men self-identifying as female have been recorded as women by (1) government departments, and (2) arms-length bodies, in their staff...

    • UK Internal Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with private sector businesses to find technological solutions to the delivery rate of goods between Great Britain to Northern...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Social Media: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much each (1) department, and (2) regulatory body, spends on advertising on (a) Google, (b) Facebook, (c) Twitter, and (d) other social media platforms.

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