Written answers

Tuesday, 9 November 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the National Disability Strategy, what progress his Department has made with Network Rail in accelerating the upgrade of rail...

    • Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has for the allocation of the £46 billion pledged to rail in the Autumn Budget 2021; what his timeline is for the...

      Railway Stations: Cullompton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has a planned completion date for the restoration of Cullompton train station.

      Birmingham-Shrewsbury Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Rails to Recovery report into improvements on the Shrewsbury-Black...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £300 million investment identified in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 for the extension of the Clean Maritime...

      Aviation: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of future GDP growth on air freight tonnage for (a) imports into and (b) exports from the UK.

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much of the £300 million in funding announced in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 for the extension of the Clean Maritime...

      Ryanair: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of Ryanair's plans to reduce fares in Winter 2021 on the Government's progress to meet its net...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate has the Department made of the lowest carbon option for road resurfacing.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of funding for new road building projects with the Government's net zero target.

      M11: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding the Government has provided to new M11 junction 7a.

      Driving Tests: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help support the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to address the driving test backlog.

      Railway Stations: Cullompton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department undertook a cost-benefit analysis of the restoration of Cullompton train station.

      Fawley-Totton Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department undertook a cost-benefit analysis of the restoration of the Fawley, Hythe, Totten railway line.

      Driving Licences: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to help improve the processing of driving licence (a) new and (b) renewal applications.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the 20 million covid-19 vaccine doses to be donated by the Government by the end of 2021 to countries...

    • Mental Health: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding his Department has provided to mental health research and innovation programmes in the North East in...

      Graduates: Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is planning to take to help ensure that the number of students undertaking PhD research in...

      Chief Scientific Advisers: Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of the Government’s Chief Scientists have a mathematical background; and if will provide information on...

      Life Sciences: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will commit to the allocation of new funding for new approach methodologies, including the use of advanced...

      Audit: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the White Paper on Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance, what assessment he has made of...

      Company Law: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the new Audit Reporting and Governance Authority (ARGA) will take to work in partnership with investors,...

      Fossil Fuels: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take in response to the conclusion of the International Energy Agency that there...

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will prioritise funding to improve energy efficiency to create jobs and reduce energy demand over...

      Energy Supply: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the energy retail market; what steps his Department has taken to...

      Drax Power Station: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the chimney stack emissions of carbon dioxide were in MWh from the burning of (a) coal and (b) wood pellets at the...

      Ithaca Energy: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the compatibility of the Abigail fossil fuel development proposed by Ithaca...

      Oil: Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to COP26, whether a decision has been made on the potential development of the Cambo oil field.

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons contribution based employment and support allowance is not included in the eligibility criteria for...

      Oil: Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential environmental impact of the Cambo Oil Field on (a) the...

      Ofgem: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Ofgem market entry requirements which came into effect in January...

      Climate Change: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government will take to ensure that local authorities help deliver the targets set by COP26.

      Electricity Generation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the National Grid has the capacity to manage a potential increase in...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of Ofgem's Access and Forward-looking...

      Housing: Energy and Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of retrofitting homes to (a) meet sustainable housing...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he expects the UK to halve its carbon budget.

      Heating: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the merits of gas central heating in providing a more beneficial score in an EPC rating...

      Oil: Shetland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) short- and (b) long-term jobs that would be created by the Cambo oil...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the economic and strategic value of thermal hydraulic testing to current and...

      Heating: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the £3.9 billion allocated in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 to decarbonising...

      Climate Change: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to lead by example in their decision-making process on climate change by consulting...

      Oil: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is his policy to issue any further drilling permits for oil fields in the North Sea.

      Heat Pumps: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of effectiveness of the renewable heat incentive policy in reducing the price...

      Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total cost of the Government's Carbon Capture and Storage programme is to 2030; and what the funding...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Green Homes Grant deadline for an additional...

      Pension Funds: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to (a) reduce barriers to investment and (b) encourage pension funds to invest in the green economy.

      Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the oral contribution by the Minister of State, the right hon. Member for Chelsea and Fulham, on 19...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Disability: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to use the £5.9 billion NHS covid recovery funding, announced at the Spending Review on 27 October...

    • Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase uptake of the flu vaccine.

      Home Care Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2021 to Question 36676 on Home Care Services, what steps she is taking to help ensure that the Care...

      Mental Health: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the mental health of elderly people.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to require Integrated Care Boards to report on their (a) past activity and (b) future plans to achieve...

      Neurology: Ealing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are waiting for a neurology appointment in the Ealing CCG area.

      Catheters: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to require NHS hospitals to record the date of catheterisation as part of a patient's care record.

      Ambulance Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what Yorkshire Ambulance Service's average response time is over the past 12 months for which figures are available, for (a) Category 1...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much he has spent on NHS negligence claims over the last 12 months.

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of foundation year dental graduates were employed in private practices in each of the last five years for which figures...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to help ensure that the NHS has capacity to deal with future infection outbreaks and deliver...

      Dentistry: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many places at dental school will be available in each year to 2035, by dental school.

      Dental Services: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that families of armed service personnel are not disadvantaged in accessing (a) NHS dentistry and (b)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence

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

      Autism: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allocate additional funding to support an increase in autism testing.

      Oxygen: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) quantities of medical oxygen and (b) number of units of portable gas cylinders used for transporting...

      Domestic Abuse: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to recognise domestic abuse as a driver of mental ill-health in the upcoming Women’s Health Strategy.

      Health Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce inequalities in healthcare and (b) prevent the avoidable death of Asian and Asian...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase funding for the NHS to tackle stillbirth and neonatal deaths.

      Dental Services: Wiltshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value is of a unit of dental activity for each NHS dental practice in Wiltshire.

      Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to review the effectiveness of (a) the 2006 dental contract and (b) payment by units of dental activity.

      Gambling: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a clinically informed assessment of the effectiveness of the voluntary support system for gambling harm has been carried out.

      Gambling: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeline is for establishing the remaining specialist gambling clinics as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has any plans to introduce rapid covid saliva tests for (a) primary or (b) secondary school children.

      Sugar: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Public Health England's 2020 report, Sugar reduction: progress report, 2015 to 2019, what assessment he has made of the...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will commit to supporting research into the long-term impact of e-cigarettes on public health.

      Smoking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help prevent children from taking up (a) smoking or (b) vaping.

      General Practitioners: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review his workforce plan for general practice and take further steps to ensure that there is an adequate (a) number of...

      Kidney Diseases: Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many renal dialysis services in England support 20 per cent or more of their patients to receive dialysis treatment at home; and how...

      Patient Safety Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to report the findings of the consultation on the appointment and operation of the Patient Safety Commissioner.

      Headaches: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who experience migraines are able to access NHS support.

      Breast Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to address the delays caused by the covid-19 pandemic, in patients beginning breast cancer treatment.

      Blood Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions officials in his Department have had with Blood Cancer UK on the number of cases of blood cancer that are being missed...

      Immunosuppression and Kidney Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to help ensure that healthcare facilities continue to provide covid-19 safe environments for (a)...

      General Practitioners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of moving to a model of salaried GPs.

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce rates of stillbirth and neonatal deaths and (b) address racial inequalities in...

      Dental Services: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department provides to help asylum seekers access dental care on the NHS.

      Health Services: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to replace the NHS Safety Thermometer with an equivalent system to track patient safety in NHS hospitals...

      Kidney Diseases: Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the total cost to the NHS of patient transport for in-centre dialysis patients in each of the past...

      Kidney Diseases: Dialysis Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average yearly cost per patient is of (a) in-centre and (b) home-dialysis, including the cost of treatment and management.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support GP's to make urgent cancer referrals to NHS hospitals.

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to fund regional programmes that reduce the use of illicit tobacco in deprived communities.

      Smoking: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the level of smoking in Newcastle upon Tyne.

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a detailed plan for reducing the waiting lists of NHS England including details on staffing and use of current...

      Hospitals: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Welsh Government and (b) other devolved officials in that country on delays to the...

      Hospitals: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeline is for the revised Strategic Outline Case for the Hospitals Transformation Programme in Shropshire.

      Joint Replacements: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in South East London CCG were waiting 18 weeks or more for (a) hip and (b) knee replacement surgery in each month from...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 September 2021 to Question 51725 on Travel: Quarantine, what is the reason for the differing requirements...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish monthly figures on the amount paid by local authorities in England on the (a) Test and Trace Support Payment scheme...

      Endometriosis: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to establish a national screening programme for endometriosis.

      NHS: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of complaint and support information provided to patients who report sexual misconduct by NHS...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking (a) in response to increases in demand for GP services and (b) to support GPs to meet that demand.

      Dental Services: Wiltshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of complaints to Healthwatch Wiltshire relate to NHS dental services.

      Abortion: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the impact of home use of both pills for early medical abortions on women in abusive domestic...

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with Commonwealth countries on their policy position ahead of the WHO Framework Convention on...

      Trading Standards: Electronic Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to provide additional funding for Trading Standards to help remove from the market disposable e-cigarettes...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of introducing a lollipop-style covid-19 testing method for children on the (a)...

      Immensa Health Clinic: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the new contract with Immensa to deliver further covid-19 tests was agreed before or after the discovery of false negative...

      Immensa Health Clinic: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the false negative covid-19 test results returned by Immensa on (a) people affected and (b)...

  • Department for Education

    • New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of adopting the NMITE skills-based educational model for levelling up in the UK.

    • Archaeology: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the economic impact on York of reductions in funding for archaeology courses.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the sufficiency of school places for children with high functioning autism.

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions officials in his Department have held with representatives of teachers of religious education regarding the value offered in terms of...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the £1.8 billion in education recovery funding, announced at the Spending Review on 27 October 2021, will be used to fund...

      Day Care and Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made on the adequacy of funding for childcare and social care services to meet the increase in public sector pay and the...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the use of isolation booths on the mental health of young people in school.

      Respite Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities over the use of the £4.8 billion additional...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential role of trade unions in driving up skills in the workplace.

      Schools: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allocating funding for the building of new schools to replace those with high carbon emissions.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent progress he has made on launching skills boot camps to train new heavy goods vehicle drivers.

      Skilled Workers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to help ensure that the Government's skills strategy prioritises training and courses that meet the workforce demands for the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many adults aged 18 and over have been tried in the adult court for an offence committed while aged under 18 in each of the last 18 months.

    • Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average time taken has been from charge to disposal for youth criminal cases in each of the last 18 months.

      Criminal Proceedings: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent steps he has taken to increase public confidence in the criminal justice system in Newport West constituency.

      Administration of Justice: Access

      What recent discussions he has had with the Attorney General on the effect of CPS administrative finalisation on access to justice.

      Offences against Children: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many child victims of sexual abuse reached the age of 18 before there case was heard; and how many of those people were then cross examined in each...

      Sexual Offences: Sentencing

      What recent discussions he has had with the Sentencing Council on sentencing guidelines for violent and sexual offences.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Reviews

      When the Independent Review of Criminal Legal Aid will publish its recommendations.

  • Department for International Trade

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason she has reduced funding for landmine clearance by 80 per cent.

    • Yemen: Politics and Government

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

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the healthcare needs in the Occupied...

      Lebanon: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the effect of Lebanon's economic crisis on...

      Bangladesh: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support her Department is providing to (a) human rights organisations and (b) other non-governmental...

      Bangladesh: Hinduism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with representatives of (a) human rights organisations operating in Bangladesh and...

      Ilois: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much of the 10 year £40 million Chagossian Support Package, announced by the Government on 16 November...

      Kashmir: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the scale of the current use of pellet guns by Indian security forces in...

      Western Sahara: Self-determination of States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 22 September 2021 to Question on Western Sahara: Self Determination of States, whether the...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate she has made of the number of ivory items owned by or collated by her Department.

      Sri Lanka: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the report by Yasmin Sooka and Frances...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Government's press release of 30 October 2021, UK donates 20 million more Oxford-AstraZeneca...

      Iran: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate her Department has made of the breakout time of Iran’s nuclear weapons programme.

      Yemen: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason the Government decided not to sign the joint statement on the human rights situation in Yemen that...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her international counterparts on supporting vaccination programmes...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the impact of reductions in UK official development assistance to support...

      China: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the recent tensions between China and Taiwan.

      Nasrin Sotoudeh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to her Iranian counterpart on the imprisonment of the human rights defender...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Carbon Emissions and Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent support she has provided to sub-Saharan countries to help those countries (a) mitigate the effects of...

      Ilois: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what projects have been funded from the £40 million Chagossian Support Package in the last five years since...

      Ilois: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what future expenditure is planned from the £40 million Chagossian Support Package; and in which countries...

      Italy: G20

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she held with the Welsh Government ahead of the G20 Summit in Rome.

      Kashmir: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her Indian counterpart on press freedom in Kashmir.

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the scale of human rights violations in Kashmir; and what assessment she...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Land Use: Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the merits of prohibiting trail hunting on land owned by his Department to prevent its use as a cover for illegal...

    • Ministry Of Defence: Ivory

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

      External Scrutiny Team: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2021 to Question 48135 on Reserve Forces, whether he plans to publish the 2021 annual report produced by the...

      Military Aid: East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of deploying of military personnel to assist the East of England Ambulance Service during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Military Aid: South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of deploying of military personnel to assist the South Central Ambulance Service during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Military Aid: South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of deploying of military personnel to assist the South Western Ambulance Service during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Military Aid: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of deploying of military personnel to assist the Welsh Ambulance Service during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Military Aid: North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost of deploying of military personnel to assist the North East Ambulance Service during the covid-19 outbreak.

      National Flagship: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the construction of the National Flagship will (a) be funded from the defence budget and (b) affect other defence capabilities.

      Ministry of Defence: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 108 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2013 to 2014 and page 172 of his Department's Annual Report and Accounts 2014...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that the tender process for Help to Claim retains adequate face-to-face provision.

    • Older Workers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what initiatives she is promoting to assist older people on Jobseekers Allowance who are considering changing career or retraining.

      Amazon: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policies of recent reports that Amazon plans to cut the pay of its yard marshals by...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a method to assess whether a benefit claimant has permanently left the UK.

      Social Security Benefits: Deductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants on legacy benefits had deductions made to their payments for third party debt deductions in May 2021.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of legacy benefits for people with severe disabilities.

      Asylum: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional support her Department provides to asylum seekers whose universal credit payments have been stopped.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to respond to a letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 16 September 2021, reference ZA57691 regarding a pension claim.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans on providing a substantive response to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton of 1 October 2021...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is provided on home working to staff in her Department resident in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral evidence given by the Permanent Secretary to the Public Accounts Committee on Thursday 28 October 2021, Qs 59-62,...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the State Pension in tackling pensioner poverty; and if she will make a statement.

      Employment Schemes: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) work coaches and (b) Disability Employment Advisors by (i) full time equivalent and (ii) headcount her Department has employed in...

      Employment Schemes: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Disability Employment Advisors by (a) full time equivalent and (b) headcount have been employed by her Department in each year since...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work coaches by (a) full time equivalent and (b) headcount were employed by her Department in each year since 2010.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2021 to Question 59130, on Nature Conservation, when badger culls will be included in...

    • Fungi: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the research report entitled State of the World’s Fungi 2018, what assessment his Department has...

      Pets: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to improve animal welfare and biosecurity following the consultation on Commercial and...

      Cats and Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to raise to six months the minimum age for cats and dogs to be transported into the UK.

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the presence of puppy farming in the UK.

      Rabies: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has to introduce a 12 week wait period post rabies vaccination for small animals entering the UK.

      Export Health Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of number of annual Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) documents, including export health...

      River Wye: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department has made on allocating funding to tackle pollution in the river Wye.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of construction work related to HS2 on England’s chalk streams.

      Farmers: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) current and (b) emerging health and wellbeing challenges experienced by farming communities.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2021, how many departmental meetings the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in his...

  • Home Office

    • Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to use diversion schemes and approaches to take people out of county lines involvement.

    • Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her strategy is for policing county lines gangs.

      Arson: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy that police forces are given an automatic right to access Fire and Rescue vehicle CCTV in order to facilitate...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in which financial year will the revised police national funding formula take effect.

      Nationality and Borders Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help ensure that the Nationality and Borders Bill is compliant with international law.

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her policy that children and families will not be accommodated in accommodation centres under either the Nationality,...

      Human Trafficking: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with her French counterpart on (a) preventing human traffickers operating in France sending migrants to...

      Nationality and Borders Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Nationality and Borders Bill’s on victims of sex trafficking.

      Nationality and Borders Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what (a) meetings and (b) discussions her Department has had with the (i) Crown Prosecution Service, (ii) Lord Advocate/Procurator Fiscal...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Metropolitan Police on the rise of drink spiking cases in hospitality and entertainment venues.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle anti-social behaviour.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of Afghan Christians who have settled in the UK following the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme scheme will re-open.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56158, on Immigration: Afghanistan, what entitlements to family reunion will people...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56158, on Immigration: Afghanistan, whether people evacuated during Operation Pitting...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56158, on Immigration: Afghanistan, how many people evacuated during Operation Pitting...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether special provisions will be made in cases where children pass their 18th birthdays while waiting for the Afghan citizens resettlement...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the process is for a local authority to move an evacuated Afghan family from the hotel accommodation they have been placed in into a...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Women’s Aid's estimate of September 2021 that at least £409 million is needed in 2022 to run specialist...

      Police: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions her Department has had with the Metropolitan Police on the scope of the Government inquiry into issues raised by the...

      Visas: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of expediting visa applications for Sudanese nationals in response to the political and...

      Contact Tracing: Travel Requirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which Minister approved the catalogue of data collection fields on the UK Passenger Locator Form.

      Dentistry: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to add dentists to the shortage occupation list.

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to ensure that the processing of asylum seeker applications is timely and in accordance with the...

      Immigration: Feltham and Heston

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of EU settled status application pending in Feltham and Heston.

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to grant an extension to the changes made to the minimum income and adequate maintenance requirement for a spouse visa...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to change the minimum income and adequate maintenance requirement for the spouse visa in response to the effect of the...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Windrush scandal, whether the Government has identified any risks associated with the use of the Biometric Services...

      Visas: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2021 to Question 58941 on Visas: Afghanistan, how many applications for visas to the UK have been made...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, in the context of remediation of fire safety defects in towerblocks, whether exemptions are possible for wooden balconies...

    • Building Safety Fund: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2021 to Question 35504 on Building Safety Fund: Leeds, what the public safety grounds...

      Planning Permission: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he will take to ensure that planning decisions contribute to halving the UK's carbon emissions by 2030.

      Gaming Machines: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether guidance for the forthcoming £1.5bn business rates relief fund for previously excluded sectors will include a...

      Council Tax: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what estimate his Department has made of the average amount people in Hendon constituency will pay for Band D Council Tax...

      Disability: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what local support will be made available to help disabled people to access photo ID for electoral purposes.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what proportion of the £4.8 billion in new local authority grants, announced at the Spending Review on 27 October...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when he plans to publish detailed guidelines for local authorities on support for relatives of British nationals to be...

      Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent assessment he has made of the prevalence of deprivation disparities within a locality.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, with reference to the oral Answer of the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury on 2 November 2021, Official Report, column...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2021 to Question 50144, on Planning Permission, if he will urgently issue guidance...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what provisions are in plans to help ensure minimum disruption for residents in buildings where fire safety remediation is...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether a building that has received funding from the Building Safety Fund can make a further application to that fund if...

      Coal: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, in the context of COP26, whether a decision has been made on the proposal to build a coal mine in Cumbria; and if he will...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the progress in implementing the commitments set out in the Joint Report...

  • Treasury

    • Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, whether the public sector pay increases proposed in his Budget statement will be funded...

    • Ministerial Boxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the green ministerial box cost that he used as a prop for a photoshoot at COP26; what budget the funding came from to pay for the box; and what...

      Boats: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the business rate cut for retail, leisure and hospitality sectors announced in the Budget applies to the leisure marine industry.

      Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the 50 per cent business rates relief discount will be available per business or per premise.

      Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to increase the cap on the 50 per cent reduction in business rates for the retail, leisure and hospitality sector to support businesses...

      Business: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to review the bank referral scheme and increase the (a) diversity of lending options and (b) availability of constructive...

      Community Development Finance Institutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support his Department plans to provide to community development finance institutions across the UK.

      Companies and Financial Services: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the conditions of the mandate to become net-zero that he plans to impose on UK companies and financial services.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of children in the UK who live in a household in debt in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Electronic Funds Transfer: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Payment Systems Regulator on potential improvements to reimbursement rates for victims of authorised push...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 October 2021 to Question 63907, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing the Lifetime ISA limit so...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Conduct and Markets Authority on the (a) findings and (b) implications for open banking and consumer trust of...

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish an assessment of the impact of his receipt of IMF Special Drawing Rights on public sector net debt.

      Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves: Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the public sector net debt of selling existing foreign currency reserves.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of proposed changes to the normal minimum pension age on the Pensions Dashboard which is built around...

      Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average annual interest was on the UK’s foreign reserves in each of the last 10 years.

      Azure Services: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the decision by Barclays Partner Finance to refund loans issued between April 2014 and...

      Liverpool Victoria

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will hold discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England on the monitoring of the voting process in the proposed...

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the Barnett consequentials resulting from the Autumn Budget 2021 are as a result of health spending in England.

      Public Expenditure: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Barnett consequential funds are from the Autumn Budget 2021, by (a) revenue and (b) capital expenditure.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that, following the upcoming expiration of his Department’s contract with Capita for the administration of the Equitable Life...

      Tax Avoidance: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to establish a 24-hour helpline for people subject to the Loan Charge.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Channel Four Television: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will take steps to ensure Channel 4’s current regional distribution of offices and headcount across...

    • Software: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to prevent children accessing adult applications on tablets and phones.

      Social Media: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she will take to evaluate the adequacy of social media companies’ risk assessments of the likelihood of...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if her Department will set out a timeline for the Online Safety Bill; and whether that timeline will allow for the outcomes of...

      Sports: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to support LGBTQ+ inclusion in British sport.

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the increased funding to her Department announced in the Budget 2021, how much and what proportion of that...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Income

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment has the House of Commons Commission made of the impact of reduced visitor numbers to the...

    • 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 effect of trends in the number of visitors to the Parliamentary...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Licences: Trailers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their announcement that UK drivers who passed their test after 1 January 1997 will no longer be required to take a specialist test to tow a trailer of...

    • A303: Stonehenge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ease any traffic congestion on the A303 near Stonehenge.

      Electric Scooters: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) deaths and (2) injuries can be attributed to e-scooters in England, broken down by whether the accident was caused by (a) the users of e-scooters, (b)...

      Bicycles and Electric Scooters: Vehicle Number Plates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require registration plates on all (1) bicycles, and (2) adult-sized electric scooters

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of those who died with COVID-19 in each of the last 20 weeks had received no vaccination against the disease.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Sanitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Independent School Standards Regulation 23A in the Advice on Standards for School Premises, published by the Department for Education in March 2015,...

    • Social Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take in response to the report of the Competition and Markets Authority Children’s Social Care Market study, published on 22 October.

      Schools: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that no children are harmed during the anti-vaccination protests outside schools.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Times of Sittings

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 17 October (HL3131), what plans he has to make this facility for staff late night travel home...

    • Old Palace Yard: Parking

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what assessment has been made of the security implications of allowing unsearched vehicles, without a car pass, to park in Old Palace Yard.

      Peers: Allowances

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the value of allowances for (1) Day Subsistence, (2) Overnight Subsistence, and (3) Office Costs, when they were last available to Peers; and what would...

  • Treasury

    • National Insurance Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to increase the employment allowance, and (2) to reform upfront costs, such as business rates.

    • Workplace Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their proposal to increase the normal minimum pension age from 55 to 57 in 2028, how many pension scheme members they estimate will benefit from the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to strengthen their military commitment to maintaining peace and stability in Bosnia and Herzegovina, through (1) EUFOR, or (2) NATO, deployments.

    • Office of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and what steps they will take to support the authority of the...

      UK Trade with EU: Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what diplomatic steps they are taking to prevent the implementation of a 'go slow' strategy by French officials regarding customs checks on shipments of goods to...

      Tigray: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that 9,000 Eritrean refugees living in refugee camps in Tigray have been forcibly returned to Eritrea; what discussions...

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Disability and Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any long-term, disproportionate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the employment of (1) disabled people, and (2) young Black...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with representatives of (1) haulage companies, and (2) other organisations involved in the goods supply chain, about recent...

    • Sewage: Lake District

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Environment Agency has had with water companies regarding the ending of sewage dumping in the Lake District; and when they expect to meet the...

      Rivers: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of English rivers have been assessed as being of a good ecological standard; and how has this percentage changed over the last three years.

  • Home Office

    • Crime: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to stop recording offences committed by trans women in the female crime statistics; and what plans they have, if any, to issue...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Community Renewal Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the allocations for this year's Community Renewal Fund will be announced; and whether they still expect that these projects will be delivered in the current year.

    • Local Government: Carer's Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to respond to the proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 made by Weymouth Town Council in December 2019 for the dependent...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, about amending the Business and Planning Act 2020 (Pavement Licences) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 to make it...

      Local Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which new parish and town councils were established as a result of a community governance review for each year between 2010–11 and 2020–21.

      Towns Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of  the role of town councils in the (1) preparation, (2) governance, and (3) delivery, of applications successful in securing...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Economic Situation: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to support the economy of Northern Ireland.

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill provides for (1) salaries, (2) secretarial expenses, and (3) travelling expenses,...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the support available to victims of Northern Ireland-related acts of terrorism in mainland Great Britain.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Ports: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the volume of trade coming from the Republic of Ireland via ports in Wales for onward transmission to continental Europe since 1...

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