Written answers

Monday, 8 November 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide details of the rail electrification projects that his Department plans to start in each of the next three years.

    • Roads: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason the Government reduced the road maintenance grant for Lincolnshire in 2021-22; and if he will increase the grant to 2019-20 levels for...

      Motor Vehicles: Child Seats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the proposal to increase the legal requirement to keep a child in a rear facing car seat to age 3.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward proposals to strengthen the legislative framework governing statutory authorities' ability to obstruct the highway for the...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle illegal pavement parking.

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to legalise side road zebra crossings.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he will carry out the review of road traffic offences.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the findings of the Common Wealth think tank's report, All Aboard: Transforming Bus Services, on the...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the development of electric vehicle smart charging regulations.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason his Department has postponed the publication of the Integrated Rail Plan; and what his timeframe is for publishing that plan.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to ensure the price paid by the user of transport reflects the carbon impact of that mode of transport chosen.

      Driving Licences: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the timeframe is for returning passports to foreign nationals applying for provisional driving licences; and what steps he is taking to help...

      Driving Licences: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the impact of three-yearly driving licence renewals on disabled people.

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support research and development of zero emission flight technology in the UK.

      Railways: Ashfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility study undertaken on the potential re-opening of the Maid Marian Line in Nottinghamshire.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on the Integrated Rail Plan.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of carbon emitted per passenger traveling on a single journey from London to (a) Glasgow, (b)...

      Commuters: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to reduce (a) the cost of commuting and (b) train fares.

      Railway Stations: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding the Government is providing to improve railway stations in the Harlow constituency.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to subsidise rail travel to ensure that it is competitive with air travel.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the UK rail network that will be electrified by 2040.

      Leamside Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if (a) he or (b) another Minister will visit the Leamside Line to discuss the case for its proposed reopening.

      Road Traffic: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of trends in the level of vehicle congestion in central London (a) after 6:30pm until 10pm and (b) at weekends.

      Railway Stations: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2021 to Question 1353 on Railway Stations: Pedestrian Areas, if he will provide the latest timeframe and funding plan...

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's targets are for the outcomes of the £2 billion in funding announced in July 2020 for cycling and walking active travel schemes.

      Railways: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution on 3 November 2021 in response to the Hon. Member for Jarrow and published in the Official Report,...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government plans to take to reduce the costs of Day 2 and Day 8 covid-19 tests for people entering the UK.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Janssen covid-19 vaccine will be administered in the UK.

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish its annual reports and accounts for 2020-21.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government plans to secure further covid-19 vaccination doses via COVAX.

      Migrant Workers: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on financial barriers preventing...

      Fireworks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to review the existing laws on supply and distribution of fireworks.

      Fireworks: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government Response to the House of Commons Petitions Committee Report on Fireworks, published in...

      Small Businesses: Feltham and Heston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of small to medium-sized enterprises that have closed in Feltham and...

      Business: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the increase in business debt incurred as a result of the covid-19 pandemic (a) by...

      Public Houses: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support pubs in Harlow.

      Living Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how he assesses the adequacy of the National Living Wage on levels of poverty according to the cost of living in...

      Future Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much investment support was allocated via the Future Fund to businesses in (a) London and the South East, (b) the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Radiology: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the vacancy rate is for diagnostic radiographers in each NHS commissioning region in England.

    • Immensa Health Clinic: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assistance he is providing to health bodies and people in the South West affected by the false negative covid-19 test results in the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what timeframe his Department has in place for issuing digital Covid recovery certificates; how many people were waiting for those...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria is for triggering Plan B of his Covid-19 Winter Plan.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the rate of covid-19 infection.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to legally require the listing of...

      Parents: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which areas will benefit from the transformation of Start for Life and family help services in half of the local authority areas across...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has for who will deliver early years services, including perinatal mental health support, breastfeeding...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost of publishing the names of companies in the fast-track PPE procurement lane.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department's policy on emergency contraception is in line with the World Health Organization's position that emergency...

      Health: Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) implications for his policies of the Ornamental Horticulture Roundtable Group’s action plan,...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of the winter flu vaccine in (a) The Wrekin constituency, (b) Telford and...

      Batteries: Death and Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what measures are in place for the NHS to collect clinical data and record injuries and deaths of children resulting from the ingestion...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps people who are not currently registered with a GP, don’t have a NHS number and who have been fully vaccinated with a...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet with hon. Members together with the Chief Medical Officer to explain the (a) current rise in covid-19 infection rates and...

      Association of Directors of Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he last met with the Association of Directors of Public Health; and what their advice was on the management of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of vaccinating children in year 7 who are 11 years old against covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ask NHS England to ensure that people who do not have access to online services are notified of their covid-19 booster...

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for drug and alcohol rehabilitation services; and what level of funding has...

      Air Pollution: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS asthma bundle, launched in September 2021, in informing the public about the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to help reduce the number of alcohol related deaths.

      Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that the Valproate Pregnancy Prevention Programme be given a SNOMED code.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have fully recovered from skin cancer in the last three years, by (a) age and (b) gender.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) help ensure that there is mutual recognition of covid-19 vaccine records from countries...

      Endometriosis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to tackle the delay in diagnosis of women suffering from endometriosis.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve public awareness of organ donation.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of publishing details of plans to offer second doses of a covid-19 vaccine to young...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the ratio is of patients to GPs in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and (c) York.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS plans to include booster vaccinations in the NHS app.

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of ambulance waiting times in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in each month of (i) 2020 and...

      NHS: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding he will make available to support NHS premises and operations to help the UK meet its net zero target.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of ivory items owned by or collated by his Department.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he will take to consult on his Department’s drugs strategy prior to its publication.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish an assessment of the effect of covid-19 hospitalisations on (a) the availability of hospital (i) beds and (ii) staff...

      Heroin: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide pilots for heroine assisted treatment programmes as part of his drugs strategy.

      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 classifying rheumatoid arthritis as a medical condition which provides...

      Rare Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the NICE review of its methods and processes enables patients with rare and very rare...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will require the wearing of face coverings on public transport in response to the increasing number of cases of covid-19,...

      Obesity: Fast Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the correlation between obesity rates and availability of fast-food outlets.

      Allergies: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to ensure equity of NHS healthcare access for allergic communities throughout all regions.

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated from the NHS Covid Recovery Fund for (a) additional capacity for children with disability and care...

      Suicide: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of suicide rates among men; what steps he is taking on male suicide prevention; and what funding his...

  • Wales Office

    • LGBT People: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on its LGBTQ+ Action Plan for Wales.

  • Department for Education

    • Secondary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made contingency plans to support students in secondary education who were affected by exam cancellations in the last year.

    • All Saints School York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 62774 on All Saints School York, what assessment he has made of the impact of the ringfencing of...

      Dance and Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the cost-effectiveness of the Music and Dance Scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase levels of school-based covid-19 vaccination for children.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of Ofsted’s school education inspection framework involves consideration of SEND provision.

      Vocational Guidance: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to promote awareness of vocational career routes in schools.

      Pre-school Education: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on acting on the findings of the Social Mobility Commission report dated August 2020 that (a) one in eight of the early...

      Higher Education: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the accuracy of statistics on (a) employment and (b) further education used by private higher education providers...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of education in schools on drug misuse; and whether he will take further steps to reduce the risk of...

      Skills Bootcamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many individuals have participated in Skills Bootcamps by (a) skill type and (b) region since the beginning of those schemes.

      Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment has he made on the impact of school closures on the long term financial prospects of school children.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on covid transmission in areas where the local Director of Public Health has introduced extra measures in...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the funding schools require in addition to their learning budgets to manage ongoing costs relating to covid-19 in (a)...

      Coronavirus Catch-up Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the data collected (a) by Renaissance Learning on catch up needs for pupils in England and (b) by Ipsos MORI on catch up...

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy to increase the pupil premium in real terms each year for the duration of this Parliament.

      Skills Bootcamps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been allocated to the Skills Bootcamp scheme, by (a) skill type and (b) region; and how many Skills Bootcamps are located in each...

      Primary Education: National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with secondary school leaders on the school readiness of the 2021-22 year 7 cohort.

      Family Hubs: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to allocate funding to support family hubs in York.

      School Meals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will implement a strategy to ensure that School Food Standards are met.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help strengthen participation of parents and young people in the SEND system.

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on helping ensure that young people are not drawn into County Lines or other forms of drug...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has for the future use of social outcomes partnerships in supporting looked-after children.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to include Acquired Brain Injury in the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much public funding his Department has allocated to prisons in (a) each of the last five financial years, (b) the current financial year and (c)...

    • Criminal Proceedings: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training prosecuting authorities who use the Single Justice Procedure, and who are not the CPS, receive on disability and neurodivergent conditions.

      Ministry of Justice: CGI UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's total spending was on services provided under contract by CGI in each of the last five years.

      Child Rearing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the impact of delays in family courts on cases of parental alienation.

      Police Custody: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2021 to Question 61151, on Police Custody: Legal Opinion, what the full list of circumstances is in which the Joint...

      Legal Opinion: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will commission independent research on the impact of the remote provision of legal advice on police custody suspects' effective participation in...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department plans to change Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunal Service telephone advice line to a freephone line.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Sentencing Council on updating the Sentencing Guidelines for animal cruelty offences following the enactment of the...

      Prosecutions: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he has taken to establish the error rate on non-covid-19 related single justice procedure cases.

      Prosecutions: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to contact defendants using the Single Justice Procedure whose prosecutions were subject to errors and to rectify...

      Prosecutions: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the disability profile of Single Justice Procedure defendants.

      Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of illegal evictions, by (a) ethnicity and (b) gender of the evictee, in the last 12 months.

  • Treasury

    • Boats: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to para 2.47 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, whether the business rate relief for the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors...

    • Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing the use of unused childcare vouchers issued during the covid-19 outbreak for school trips...

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the level of UK corporation tax paid by companies seeking to drill for oil in the Shetlands including (a) Siccar Point and (b)...

      Defibrillators: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2021 to Question 60363, what the cost to the public purse would be of removing VAT on automated external defibrillators.

      Financial Services: Herefordshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support residents in Herefordshire in accessing financial services following the recent closures of high street banks.

      Bank Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing customers to opt-out of contactless payments.

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what projection he has made of future fuel duty revenues for each financial year from 2022 to 2030, based on the current rate of fuel duty.

      Treasury: Stonewall

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2021 to Question 62564, on Treasury: Stonewall, and with reference to his Department's FOI request response dated 31...

      Alcoholic Drinks: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential impact of the proposed VAT cut on the sale beer and cider on (a) small businesses and (b) breweries which do...

      Google: Fines

      To as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the UK is entitled to a share of the fine issued by the European Commission to Google in 2017 for favouring its own price-comparison shopping...

      Public Sector: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what funding he is making available to help the public sector estate become carbon neutral.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to amend the existing work taper for Working Tax Credits in line with the changes to the earnings taper on universal credit.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of how much better off claimants of universal credit will be as a result of the reduction in the taper rate and...

      Employment: Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Budget on families where parents are unable to work in long-term employment.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's definition is of a non-frontline civil servant; and how the existing level of non-frontline civil servants compares to the pre-covid...

      Exports: Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2021 to Question 62668 on Exports: Customs, what estimate he has made of the annual number of exit and entry summary...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the freezing of funds to the Taliban Government, what plans her Department has to ensure aid...

    • Afghanistan: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to secure safe passage out of Afghanistan for the nine former BBC staff and freelance...

      Belarus: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans she has for engagement in the Vienna conference on Belarus due to take place on 22 November 2021.

      Kosovo: Serbia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the prospects of a settlement in relation to Kosovo and Serbia.

      Cyprus: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made on the prospects of Cypriot reunification.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Stonewall

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

      Greece: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she last spoke to her Greek counterpart.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many vulnerable Afghans have been brought to the UK from Afghanistan since the end of the UK's evacuation...

      Afghanistan: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking to repatriate British citizens and their families who are in Afghanistan and who have...

      Afghanistan: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, what (a) advice and (b) consular assistance her Department is providing to British nationals (i) in Afghanistan and (ii) who...

      UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2021 to Question 53869 on UN Climate Conference 2021, for what reason there...

      UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2021 to Question 53869 on UN Climate Conference 2021, if she will publish...

      Sudan: Military Coups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking in response to the coup in Sudan.

      Climate Change: Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions her Department has had with (a) other national governments and (b) international...

      Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations she has made to her Bangladeshi counterparts on protecting the religious freedoms and...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to support civil society around the world to promote SDG implementation and...

      Saudi Arabia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the continued detention of human...

      Brazil: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent reports of indigenous people in Brazil being poisoned by mercury due to gold...

      Brazil: Indigenous Peoples

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help protect the land rights of indigenous peoples in Brazil, in accordance...

      Developing Countries: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to engage with (a) devolved governments, (b) civil society, (c) businesses and...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Children's Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that child rights and well-being are embedded across its policies;...

      Somalia: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much financial assistance the Government has provided to the Somalian police's Goodir Unit.

      Brazil: UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent conversations she has had with her Brazilian counterpart regarding Brazil’s participation in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: High Rise Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many high rise buildings on the defence estate have had flammable cladding removed from them since June 2017.

    • Clyde Naval Base: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when combustible cladding was last added to any new or existing building at HMNB Clyde.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many building projects on his estate, including at HMNB Clyde, following the fire at Grenfell in 2017, were found to be using, or were planning to...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the letter from the Minister for Afghan Resettlement on 29 October 2021, how many properties his Department has made available to...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the letter from the Minister for Afghan Resettlement on 29 October 2021, if he will name the third sector partners his Department are...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the letter from the Minister for Afghan Resettlement on 29 October 2021, if he will list the (a) dates officials from his Department...

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many former armed forces personnel discharged because of their sexuality has his Department written to offering to return their medals.

      Ministry of Defence: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what checks were carried out on all new building projects on his estate, including at HMNB Clyde, following the fire at Grenfell in 2017, to ascertain...

      Portsmouth Dockyard: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date did remediation work to remove the flammable cladding from HMS Nelson begin.

      Clyde Naval Base: High Rise Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of removing combustible cladding from the 22 multi-storey accommodation blocks and any other buildings at HMNB...

      Clyde Naval Base: High Rise Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to remove combustible cladding on multi-storey accommodation blocks at HMNB Clyde; and what his planned timescale is...

      Clyde Naval Base: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the combustible cladding on 22 multi-storey accommodation blocks at HMNB was last inspected.

      Clyde Naval Base: High Rise Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when combustible cladding was first identified as having been used on 22 multi-storey accommodation blocks at HMNB Clyde.

      Type 45 Destroyers: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to accelerate the Power Improvement Project, in response to the current availability of Type 45 destroyers.

      Clyde Naval Base: High Rise Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what equipment do firefighting crews at HMNB Clyde have to tackle high-rise tower block fires.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when was the last time the UK exercised at Division level.

      Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when was the last time the UK deployed a Brigade formation.

      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 whose...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average length of time taken is for an Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy application to be processed.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy applications his Department has yet to process.

      Type 83 Destroyers: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the concept and assessment phase for the Type 83 destroyer will formally begin.

      Shipbuilding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 on the publication timeline for the National...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on steps he is taking to investigate (a) sexual harassment and (b) rape cases...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing pastoral support to non-religious armed forces personnel alongside religious chaplaincy...

      Armed Forces: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to guidance for Defence Primary Healthcare on identifying unpaid carers, published in 2018, how many and what proportion of Defence...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment: Older People

      What support her Department provides to older jobseekers to reskill or change careers.

    • Children: Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of food insecurity amongst (a) primary and (b) secondary school children in (i)...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      When her Department will bring forward legislative proposals to introduce a 12 month eligibility definition for the Special Rules for Terminal Illness.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2021 to Question 60405, on Universal Credit, what proportion of Government debt resulting in deductions...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the impact the end of the furlough scheme on the number of people claiming Universal Credit in (a)...

      Universal Credit

      What recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the level of universal credit payments.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on support for vulnerable children.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      What recent assessment she has made of the contractual performance of Serco plc in delivering call-handling services for her Department.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to answer Questions 57102, 57103 and 57104 tabled by the hon. Member for Glasgow Central.

      Universal Credit

      What assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of ending the universal credit uplift on levels of in-work relative poverty.

      Universal Credit

      What assessment she has made of the potential effect of ending the uplift to universal credit on (a) household budgets and (b) levels of poverty.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the (a) time it takes to clear a personal independence payment claim and (b) number of people waiting...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has been taking to support Operation Warm Welcome.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department provides to disabled people in (a) Hendon constituency and (b) the UK to transition from education into employment.

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on cross-departmental work to implement effectively the National Disability Strategy.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have had deductions made from their universal credit entitlement as a result of an advance or other Government debt in each...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Disposable Wipes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that single use wet wipe products do not falsely claim to be biodegradable.

    • Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Press release of 28 August 2021 entitled Next steps to tackle plastic waste, on what dates he plans to...

      Disposable Wipes: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to ban the manufacture and sale of wet wipes containing plastic.

      Agricultural Products: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many goods exported to countries in the European Union from the UK have faced sanitary and phytosanitary checks since 1...

      Onions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funding his Department has allocated from 2021-22 to 2024-25 to support the development of the UK onion industry.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will focus new funding for flood prevention on flood mitigation through upper catchment management.

      Hedges and Ditches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to restore the UK’s hedgerow network.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2021 to Question 64729, on Rivers: Sewage, what the hourly pay for staff in the Digital...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 18 August 2021 on the protection of...

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) accelerate the UK's tree planting programme and (b) ensure that programme is on target to...

      Agricultural Products: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many goods exported from the EU to the UK have faced sanitary and phytosanitary checks since 1 January 2021.

  • Home Office

    • Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the details of the Afghan citizens resettlement scheme will be finalised and the scheme opened.

    • Police: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2021 to Question 58536 on Police: Motor Vehicles, whether her Department has funding available for...

      Metropolitan Police: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Metropolitan Police on their community engagement strategy.

      Catalytic Converters: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of thefts of catalytic converters in each (a) local authority and (b) constituency in England in...

      Crime: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of crime during the covid-19 outbreak in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

      Criminal Investigation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what statistics her Department holds on the length of time it takes individual police forces to investigate specific crimes from initial...

      Schools: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what resources she plans to make available to schools to prevent anti-vaccine protestors disrupting pupils and staff.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plan her Department has for the delivery of the Afghan citizens' resettlement scheme.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Wentworth and Dearne of 15 September 2021 and 18 October 2021 on support...

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the number of people allowed to resettle in the UK through the...

      Arrest Warrants: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2021 to Question 57132 on Arrest Warrants: Cross Border Cooperation, for what reason her Department...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people resettled under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy have been provided with permanent housing.

      Joint Fraud Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times and on what dates the Joint Fraud Taskforce has met since its initial inception in February 2016.

      Females: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to address women's concerns about their safety.

      Drugs: Portugal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of Portugal's illicit drug decriminalisation policy.

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps is she taking to ensure that vulnerable people affected by county lines drug trafficking are adequately (a) housed and (b) supported.

      North Yorkshire Police: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of police officers in North Yorkshire Police in each of the (a) last and (b) next five years.

      Police: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that correct procedure is followed when members of the police force raise sexual misconduct...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what feedback local authorities and sponsoring hon. Members will receive on unsuccessful bids to the Levelling Up Fund.

    • Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he expects to open a second round of applications for Levelling Up funding.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether bids to the Levelling Up Fund not announced in the Budget schemes are formally rejected or are held in abeyance...

      Freeports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to announce the location of freeports across the UK; and whether the decision on those locations is linked...

      Enterprise Zones: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much the Government has invested into the Harlow Enterprise Zones and Science Park since that project was announced.

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many funds are allocated to local authorities by his Department through a process of competitive bidding; and if he...

      Health and Social Care Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2021 to Question 45132, on Health and Social Care Levy, whether the Government's...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what criteria his Department will use in allocating the £1.5 billion announced in the Autumn Budget and Spending...

      Leasehold: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when details of the proposed loan scheme for resident leaseholders in buildings that are 11 to 18 metres high will be...

      Derelict Land: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answers of 1 November 2021 to Question 64643 and of 2 November 2021 to Question 65447 on Derelict Land:...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the value of the loan book was for Help to Buy for each of the last 12 months.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people seeking social housing who are (a) single mothers and (b) families...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate he has made of the number of homes with outstanding help to buy loans that are affected by cladding.

      Rented Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether local authorities will be able to support both social tenants and private renters with the £65 million...

  • Scotland Office

    • Lord Advocate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent representations he has received from the Scottish Government on making changes to the Scotland Act 1998 on the role of the Lord Advocate.

    • Scotland Office: Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what estimate he has made of the number of ivory items in the possession of his Department.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Veterans UK: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what process his Department has put in place to independently review and scrutinise the work of Veteran's UK...

    • UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment she has made of the strength of EU-UK relations.

      Cabinet Office: Ivory

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the number of ivory items owned by or collated by his Department.

      Chief Scientific Advisers: Mathematics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to appoint a Chief Mathematical Adviser.

      Supply Chains

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reviewing national preparedness for potential stresses...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. member for West Lancashire, of 12 March 2021, on the Good...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government will include in the terms of reference for its public inquiry into covid-19 (a)...

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to respond to Question 58823 tabled by the hon. Member for Rossendale and Darwen on 19 October 2021.

      Ministers: Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the (a) Written Statement by the Prime Minister of 4 February 2021 on the Ministerial and...

      Eurostat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the removal of the UK from the...

      Veterans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the figures published by his Department in January 2019 on Population projections: UK armed...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason a courier service from Revisecatch Ltd was required by her Department for the collection and delivery of test kits between...

    • Gold: Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what checks and safeguards are in place to ensure that UK gold imports from Brazil are (a) environmental sustainable and (b) free from human...

      Overseas Trade: Research

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

      Dolphins and Whales: Faroe Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Faroe Islands on the practice of whale and dolphin slaughter; and what steps she...

      Shipping: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 will affect the proposed establishment of a Maritime Capability Campaign Office.

      Shipping: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 on the proposed establishment of a...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Performing Arts: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has had discussions with or issued guidance to the Performing Rights Society on their issuing of claims for payment...

    • Broadband: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2021 to Question 57186 on Broadband: Standards, what assessment he has made of the...

      Channel Four Television: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will require Channel 4’s current office and headcount in Glasgow to be maintained in the event that it...

      Digital Technology: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to improve digital connectivity in villages in Harlow constituency.

      Football: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to support grassroots football in Harlow.

      Football Index: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to offer redress for those affected by the Football Index collapse.

      Cricket: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department plans to take to tackle racism and discrimination in cricket following the report into allegations...

      Streaming: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to publish its response to the consultation on audience protection standards on video-on-demand...

  • Prime Minister

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, if he will set out (a) the number of daily positive covid-19 cases on the Parliamentary Estate from 18 October...

    • House of Commons: Income

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the Commission has made of the impact on revenue of the decision to temporarily close...

      House of Commons: Redundancy

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many members of House of Commons staff have been made redundant because of Parliament's reduced income...

      Parliament: Redundancy

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what estimate the House Service has made of the number of potential redundancies among parliamentary staff...

      House of Commons: Remote Working

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment the House of Commons Commission has made of the mental health implications of requiring MPs'...

      House of Commons: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to guidance issued to Members on covid-19 by the Commission on 2 November 2021, whether (a) all...

      House of Commons Commission: Meetings

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether meetings of the House of Commons Commission are held in public.

      House of Commons Commission: Voting Rights

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether House of Commons employees and lay members of the House of Commons Commission have the same voting...

      House of Commons Commission

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the House of Commons Commission has the power to make decisions outside of its formal meetings.

      House of Commons Commission: Voting Behaviour

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the votes of the members of the House of Commons Commission on items requiring decision are recorded.

      House of Commons Commission

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the quorum of the House of Commons Commission is.

  • Cop26

  • Women and Equalities

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to respond to the letter dated 30 July 2021 from the hon. member for West Lancashire on LGBT conversion therapy, reference ZA57247.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to revisit the flexible season ticket to attract more potential rail travellers.

    • Railways: Fares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the yield resulting from the last regulated increase in rail fares; and what assessment they have made of this estimate.

      Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make rail travel at the weekends more attractive.

      Motorways: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to stop any further rollout of smart motorways until five years of safety data is available and improvements can be independently evaluated.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) deaths, (2) serious injuries, and (3) other injuries, were suffered by (a) pedestrians, and (b) cyclists in England in each year since 2016,...

      Motorways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future of smart motorways.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy Supply: Care Leavers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that young care leavers can pay their energy bills and do not fall into fuel poverty.

    • Energy Supply: Low Incomes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that families with members (1) in low-paid jobs, or (2) on zero-hour contracts, can pay their energy bills and do not fall...

      National Security and Investment Act 2021

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a strategy for the implementation of the National Security and Investment Act 2021.

  • Department for Education

    • Sustainable Development: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to include a module on sustainability in every (1) apprenticeship, and (2) T Level course.

    • GCE A-level

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the percentage change in the number of students sitting A Levels in (1) Art and Design, (2) Music, (3) Design and Technology, (4) Drama, (5), Media, (6)...

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 29 October (HL3408), what assessment they have made of the number of children being home educated.

      Education and Employment: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hours a week a person under the age of 25 must be in (1) education, (2) employment, or (3) training, to lose their classification as someone Not in...

      Environment Protection and Sustainable Development: Curriculum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce environmental sustainability across all National Curriculum and A-Level courses.

      Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 25 October (HL2904), how much was spent on the apprenticeship levy between 1 April and 30 September.

      Music: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to encourage professional musicians (1) to teach music to young people, and (2) to help young people to become music teachers.

      Children in Care: Runaway Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to support local authoities to prevent children absconding from care.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Human Trafficking: Organs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of organised international human organ trafficking groups and reports of the harvesting of human organs; what discussions they have...

    • Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to resolve the current (1) food shortages, and (2) danger due to conflict, affecting people in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Food

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of World Food Programme estimate that in Afghanistan (1) 22.8 million people are facing acute food insecurity, (2) 8.7...

      Land Mines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 October (HL2891), when they expect the country allocation for the Global Mine Action Programme...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential effect of reductions in the Official Development Assistance budget on (1) poverty, (2) inequality, and (3) the UK's...

      Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel following claims by the Israeli Ministry of Defence that six human rights organisations are linked to...

      Palestinians: Third Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by the Israeli Defence Ministry on 19 October to designate six Palestinian civil society organisations that monitor...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Israel following reports of an attack on Palestinians by Israeli settlers near the town of Turmus Ayya.

      Afghanistan: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports by Physicians for Human Rights that (1) seriously ill Palestinians, and (2) those injured by Israeli forces, are dying...

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with the United Nations to reduce aggression and conflict globally.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the current political situation in Sudan, and (2) the prospects for that country's transition to civilian rule; what...

      Osman Kavala

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the joint statement by the ambassadors of Canada, France, Finland, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway,...

      Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the British peacekeeping force in Mali of the proposed withdrawal of French troops from that country.

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what diplomatic steps they have taken to support international action to tackle climate change ahead of COP26.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Assistance Animals: Export Health Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 25 October regarding assistance animals travelling from the UK to the EU (HL2987), whether...

    • UK Seafood Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the promised £100 million of funding for the UK Seafood Fund they have allocated.

  • Home Office

    • Insulate Britain: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Insulate Britain protesters have been arrested; and of those, how many (1) have been charged, and (2) have broken court injunctions.

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in stabbings in the past four years.

  • Treasury

    • Energy: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the elderly can afford to heat their homes during this winter; and what plans they have to cut VAT on energy bills...

    • Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to tackle the debt crises in low-income countries.

      Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had about the future of the Asia Infrastructure Bank.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the recovery of the UK tourism industry from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Gambling: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the measures in place to protect (1) young, and (2) vulnerable, people from problem online gambling.

      Arts: Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value to the economy of the creative arts industry.

      Channel Four Television

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many responses they received to the Consultation on a change of ownership of Channel 4 Television Corporation; how many of those responses were in favour...

      Channel Four Television: Privatisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will produce a comprehensive assessment of the impact of Channel 4 privatisation on (1) businesses and jobs in the UK media production sector, (2) the...

      Channel Four Television

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) global media companies, (2) UK broadcasters, and (3) financial institutions, about the possibility of their purchasing...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish a cross-Government equality action plan; and what role (1) the Equality Hub, and (2) the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and...

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