Written answers

Monday, 15 November 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Instruction: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 28 September 2021 to Question 51863, what recent progress has been made on the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's plan to...

    • Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will update guidance issued by the DVLA on holding expired licences awaiting renewal.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that drivers understand the guidance on driving on a smart motorway.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 and the Transport Decarbonisation Plan, what steps he has taken to support car clubs to...

      Motor Vehicles: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with stakeholders on incentivising consumer behaviour change for increasing the use of car clubs, rentals and other...

      Railways: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with train operators on (a) extending or (b) replicating the Network Railcard in the North East.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding is available to deliver (a) the bus service improvement plan in England and (b) the bus service improvement plan in the South Yorkshire...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how the £620 million of funding for charging infrastructure and plug-in grants announced at the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 will be...

      Electric Vehicles: Vans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to support (a) the adoption of electric vans by small and mid-size enterprises and (b) van fleets facing additional...

      Heathrow Airport: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Civil Aviation Authority and Heathrow Airport Ltd on mechanisms for funding transport improvement projects...

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Civil Aviation Authority on the delivery of decarbonisation targets in aviation as part of the discharge of its...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2021 to Question 58329 on Roads: Snow and Ice, if he will publish the full results of his Department’s salt...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) passenger numbers and (b) income to the public purse that would result from (i) increasing rail fares...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the modelling undertaken by his Department in respect of the yield analysis of different rail fare scenarios.

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he made of the potential merits of introducing a price support mechanism for reducing the price of Sustainable Aviation Fuels,...

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to help tackle the backlog of applications awaiting a decision at the DVLA; and what recent progress the DVLA has made...

      Roads: Kirklees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding he has allocated to Kirklees Council for the resurfacing of local roads.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the steel industry achieves the Climate Change Committee’s...

    • Horizon Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to paragraph 2.38 of the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, what his timeframe is for association...

      Mathematics: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of mathematics graduates required to meet the Government’s ambition to...

      Companies House: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing (a) judges and (b) public officials to remove or hide...

      Visas: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the potential impact of visa...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent representations he has received on the potential impact of an international exhaustion regime on the...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to reduce the UK’s energy dependency on foreign states.

      Tamboran Resources UK: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his department has made of the potential effect of the Fermanagh fossil fuel development proposed by...

      West Cumbria Mining: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the Woodhouse Colliery fossil fuel development...

      Bryn Bach Coal: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the Glan Lash fossil fuel development proposed by...

      New Age Exploration: Fossil Fuels

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

      Heat Pumps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average cost of (a) a heat pump, (b) installing a heat pump and (c)...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Irish Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will take steps to ensure a choice for schools who do not wish to teach the Irish Language in any legislative proposals on the Irish Language.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Questions 41751 and 41752 tabled by the hon. Member for Gravesham on 3 September 2021; and for what reason...

    • Abortion and Miscarriage: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing funding for the provision of (a) abortions and (b)...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of future funding for the scientific research consortia.

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) average call duration, (b) average waiting time and (c) total number of calls were to the NHS emergency advice service...

      Sotorasib

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when new drug, Sotorasib, will be available on the NHS for lung cancer patients.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs there are in each Integrated Care System area.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of training opportunities for new nursing staff in (a) cancer nursing and (b)...

      Analgesics: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to minimise the financial impact on the NHS of the availability on prescription of paracetamol and other basic...

      Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve new-born screening and genetic testing for fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to double the number of cancer nurse specialists by 2030.

      Cancer: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of adequacy of the current national provision of teenage and young adult psycho-oncology.

      Gastroschisis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children have been diagnosed with gastroschisis in the UK in the last five years.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department collects on the take-up of covid-19 vaccines by (a) Black and (b) BAME communities.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will hold discussions with Health Ministers in the devolved administrations on steps being taken to ensure that there is similarly...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage uptake of the free seasonal flu vaccine among those aged 50-64.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support people who wish to be vaccinated against covid-19 but are allergic to ingredients in the...

      Immensa Health Clinic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the UK Health Security Agency on the covid-19 test errors at a private laboratory in Wolverhampton.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people over the age of 18 have taken up covid-19 vaccination by (a) ethnicity and (b) age; and what...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the NHS records single or double dose covid-19 vaccines received abroad so that patients can obtain...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been invited to receive a booster vaccination for covid-19; and how many booster vaccinations for covid-19 have been...

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 2 March 2021 to Question 156324, if he will make it his policy to publish the data used to inform the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the number of (a) people invited to receive a covid-19 booster vaccination and (b) covid-19 booster vaccinations...

      Cardiovascular Diseases: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Royal College of Nursing and (b) Polypill on the three-in-one pill to lower blood...

      NHS Test and Trace: Leamington Spa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests have been conducted at the Rosalind Franklin Laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa since it first opened in July 2021.

      EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate international travel for British citizens resident in European countries that are...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish a vaccine strategy.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to re-introduce mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing measures to limit covid-19 transmission.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the relative timings of lifting covid-19 restrictions for mixed-household socialising in (a)...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, following the lifting of some covid-19 restrictions, what additional steps he is taking to help prevent the spread of covid-19 in hospitals.

      Breastfeeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly Report published by the Scottish Government on 3 June 2019, if he will undertake...

      Smoking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the (a) appeal and (b) availability of (i) e-cigarettes and (ii) other nicotine products to children.

      WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: UK Delegations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2021 to Question 56847, on the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, if he will provide the...

      Gambling: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has provided guidance to primary care providers on the referral of gambling disorder cases into specialist care...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) availability of covid-19 booster vaccines, (b) average distance travelled to receive a...

      Abortion: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to tackle potential erroneous and misleading information on telemedicine for abortion care.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish its response to the consultation on the home use of both pills for early medical abortion up to 10...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including people under the age of 50 in the covid-19 vaccine booster programme.

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of social outcomes contracts in supporting people with long-term health...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential future litigation risk to the NHS in the event that chemicals in NHS-prescribed e-cigarettes...

      Hospitals: Children's Play

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospitals offer weekend play support staff for children.

      Immensa Health Clinic: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date it became known that Immensa had delivered false negative covid-19 test results to people in the South West.

      Coronavirus: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet with the Director of Public Health in York to discuss the local management of covid-19.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department had made of the recovery of the HPV vaccination programme from the covid-19 outbreak by October 2021.

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to make available in winter 2021-22 novel options for covid-19 prophylaxis, such as antivirals or...

      Influenza: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 28 October 2021 to Questions 62622 and 62623, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits...

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out his timeframe for making antivirals, molnupiravir and ritonavir, available to clinically extremely vulnerable NHS...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's decision not to recognise Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna or Janssen jabs...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department is issuing to children who have received two doses of covid-19 vaccine who are planning to travel to the US...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his department has had with the Department for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on the diplomatic steps...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of when the rate of covid-19 infection levels per 100,000 people in a rolling 7-day period will fall below (a)...

      Coronavirus: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 October 2021 on Coronavirus: Drugs, whether his Department plans to make Ronapreve available for the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to protect people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to covid-19 in the context of data from...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government’s plans are on offering a second dose of the covid-19 vaccine to children aged 12 to 15.

      Epilepsy: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria the NHS uses to decide whether a child with epilepsy can access a prescription for cannabis medication.

      Epilepsy: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is making provisions for families who cannot afford to access cannabis medication via private healthcare for...

      Catheters: Urinary Tract Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help reduce the number of catheter associated urinary tract infections acquired by patients in...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what impact assessment his Department has made of (a) the equity of access to free prescriptions in the devolved nations and the cost for...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department is collecting on the number of NHS Trusts that are cancelling priority two elective procedures in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 6 September and 4 October 2021 on behalf of...

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of contracts for personal protective equipment being awarded to (a)...

      Anaesthetics: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle shortages in anaesthetic workforce in the forthcoming Elective Recovery Plan.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of progress in (a) improving patients' access to new medicines and (b) meeting the UK's ambitions to be a...

      Miscarriage: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure women experiencing miscarriages are not subject to delays in access to managed miscarriages as a result...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, what steps his Department is taking to measure how effective the additional...

      NHS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Local Authority Services and National Health Service Complaints (England) Regulations 2009 allow for two separate complaints,...

      Neurology: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's long term strategy is to attract, recruit and retain neurology professionals.

      Maternity Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve maternal outcomes for black women.

      Hormone Replacement Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2021 to Questions 65535 and 65536 on Hormone Replacement Therapy, for what reason HRT drugs and...

      NHS and Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many overseas NHS and care workers have received a reimbursement for the immigration health surcharge since 1 October 2020.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the funding of academy chain branches in Ipswich receiving comparatively less than the equivalent branch in London Tower Hamlets,...

    • Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils that have been off-rolled in state schools in each school year since 2015-16.

      Secure Accommodation: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report, Out of sight: Girls in the Children and Young People’s Secure Estate, published by Centre for Mental Health on 5...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Autumn Spending Review 2021, what steps his Department is taking to measure how effective (a) education recovery and (b) other...

      Covid-19 Education Catch-up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how his Department plans to monitor and evaluate the sufficiency of the additional £1.8 billion allocated to school catch-up in the Autumn Budget...

      Family Hubs: Luton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, whether Luton will receive funding for family hubs as one of the 75 areas to receive...

      Mathematics: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the number of young people studying mathematics at higher education.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of childcare support available to full-time students who undertake paid work.

      Special Educational Needs: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to Answer of 20 October 2021 to Question 57208 on Special Educational Needs: Expenditure, what estimate his Department has made of the...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, what additional funding he will make available for early years entitlements in (a)...

      Disability: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021, what steps his Department is taking to measure the progress of the restoration of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Telecommunications: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report by the Law Commission, Modernising Communications Offences, published in July 2021, which recommendations in that report he...

    • Swinfen Hall Young Offender Institution: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP/YOI Swinfen Hall, published on 4 November 2021, what estimate he has made of...

      Prisoners: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, further to the Answer of 2 November 2021 to Question 62679 on Prisoners: Mothers, if he plans to make an assessment of the implications for his policies...

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Birmingham, published on 3 November 2021, what steps he is taking to...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of additional prison places that HM Prison Service plans to open in (a) 2022-23, (b) 2023-24 and (c) 2024-25.

  • Treasury

    • International Monetary System

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to draw down the Special Drawing Rights issued recently to the UK by the International Monetary Fund.

    • Banks: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on local communities of closures of local branch banks.

      Mortgages: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of private landlords who have used a buy-to-let mortgage since the first buy-to-let mortgage was issued in 1996.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the upcoming expiration of his Department’s contract with Capita for the administration of the Equitable Life Payments Scheme, if...

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed (a) increase in digital and (b) reduction in community face-to-face debt advice...

      Mortgages: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value is of outstanding mortgages relating to buy-to-let properties in the UK.

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness of the reduction in VAT for the hospitality sector and (b) potential merits of extending that reduction.

      Retail Trade: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the impact of business rates on new shops setting up in high streets and city centres.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2021 to Question 66248 on Overseas Aid, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2021 to Question 66248, on Overseas Aid, whether the UK's Special Drawing Rights contribution to the International...

      Foreign Exchange: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2021 to Question 62566, what plans he has to require banks to show the difference between the mid-market (interbank)...

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he made of demand for face to face debt advice when recommissioning the debt advice service of the Money and Pensions Service.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Belarus: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her EU counterpart on the political and security situation in Belarus.

    • Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2021 to Question 53919 and with reference to her Department's Human Rights...

      UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will raise with her Moroccan counterpart the matter of Morocco requiring MINURSO to use Moroccan vehicle...

      Western Sahara: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will ask the Moroccan Ambassador to explain the use of combat or surveillance drones over the Berm dividing...

      Western Sahara: Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will make representations to the Moroccan Government on the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural...

      Somalia: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of her Department's spending on the Somali police Goodir Unit; and...

      Gaza: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the need to fully proscribe Hamas in order to facilitate the reconstruction of Gaza.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of reductions in the aid budget on the UN’s relief agency...

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the most recent Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and the Palestinian Authority, what...

      Afghanistan: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assistance she will provide to enable the Afghanistan Girls National Football Team to travel to Australia...

      Palestinians: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 October 2021 to Question 62756, what information the Government has now received from...

      Israel: Oman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to encourage diplomatic normalisation between Israel and Oman.

      Iran: Islamic Centre of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the relationship between the Islamic Centre of England and the Iranian...

      Crimes against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which Minister has responsibility for her Department’s atrocity prevention work; how many officials in her...

      Sudan: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in Sudan on the recent internet blackout.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether her Department is supporting the development of a net zero carbon strategy for the British Indian Ocean...

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the safety of Tigrayans outside of Tigray.

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 June 2021 to Question 24364 on Armed Conflict and Violence: Children, when the new...

      Canada: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she has had discussions with her Canadian counterpart on security partnership and engagement since the...

      Turkey: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the Turkish Government on (i) human rights...

      Colombia: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will make representations to her Colombian counterpart on the death of former FARC combatant María...

      Arnobis Zapata

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if she will make representations to her Colombian counterpart on the reported armed attack on the house of...

      Belarus: Russia

      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 announcement of deeper integration...

      Colombia: Mining and Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with her Colombian counterpart on tackling (a) illegal mining, (b) cocaine production...

      Colombia: Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the accuracy of reports of threats against leaders of the ASCAMCAT rural...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she plans to renew the Government's commitment to help 50 million people access nutrition services over...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when she plans to respond to Question 67045 tabled by the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Public Expenditure

      What assessment he has made of the impact on armed forces personnel and their families of the decrease in average annual real-term growth from 2021 to 2025 in day-to-day spending of his...

    • Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the name is of the terrorist armed group of the two men killed in Mali by British peacekeepers on 20 October 2021.

      Armed Forces

      What recent assessment he has made of the strength of the armed forces.

      Veterans: Education and Training

      What progress his Department has made on supporting education and reskilling opportunities for former service personnel.

      Navy: Deployment

      What assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Carrier Strike Group’s ongoing deployment.

      Armed Forces: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any current UK deployments involve the chartering of transport aircraft from other nations.

      Aviation: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much the Government has paid to other nations to charter transport aircraft since August 2021.

      Defence: Employment

      What steps his Department is taking to support defence jobs throughout the UK.

      Armed Forces: Carbon Emissions

      What steps his Department is taking to (a) monitor and (b) reduce carbon emissions from UK military activities.

      Type 23 Frigates: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2.11 of the National Audit Office report, Improving the performance of major equipment contracts, published June 2021, what...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many track kilometres were (a) forecast and (b) recorded against the UK's Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked) in each of the last three years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many kickstart scheme placements have been (a) approved, (b) advertised and (c) started by young people by (i) nation (ii) region and...

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to enable people aged 16 to 24 who are (a) not universal credit claimants and (b) at risk of unemployment to undertake work...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of staff in her Department are currently working from home on a full-time or part-time basis whose residence is in (a)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that people whose voices cannot be understood by her Department's automated helpline systems are...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the average telephony waiting time for people seeking support with their employment support allowance...

      Steve Moir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Health and Safety Executive investigation into the death of Steve Moir on the Guided Busway in Cambridgeshire will conclude.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to publish the results of the public consultation in response to the Health and Disability Green Paper.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average housing benefit is for (a) social and (b) private landlord properties, by region in England.

      Housing Benefit: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much and what proportion of housing benefit payments are spent on service charges.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what further steps she will take to address the concerns of the WASPI women.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Prime Minister's answer to the Oral Question asked by the hon. Member for Linlithgow and East Falkirk on 3 November, Official...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when benefit and pension claimants Post Office Card Accounts will be closed as part of the changes in benefit and state pension claim mechanisms.

      ASW: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the real-terms change in the value of pension payments that were not index linked for Allied Steel and Wire...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) administrative cost and (b) effectiveness of the 25 pence addition to the state pension for...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the part-payment of winter fuel payment being available to those who have narrowly...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Welsh Government on Women’s State Pension Age.

      Women against State Pension Inequality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she last met representatives of the Women Against State Pension Inequality group.

      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.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of (a) increasing financial support for people in receipt of the State Pension...

      State Retirement Pensions: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department is making on clearing the backlog of state pension payments; and what her Department's timeframe is for making...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of personal independent payment assessment criteria for renal patients in the UK; and...

  • Cop26

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Afghans her Department estimates to process through the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme before March 2022.

    • Alcoholic drinks: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the number of drink spiking incidents in England and Wales.

      Schools: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the UK's new immigration rules on the number of school trips from the EU to the UK.

      Asylum: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department holds on the number of people who have died while waiting for a determination on asylum applications in each of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2021 to Question 57200 on Correspondence, what estimate she has made of the total number of items of...

      British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's target time is for reconsidering an application for citizenship.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many letters her Department has sent to Afghan nationals in the UK telling them to make arrangements to the leave the country or face...

      Migrant Workers: Hospitality Industry and Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of trends in workforce supply and demand in the hospitality and tourism sectors; and what assessment she has...

      General Practitioners: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will expedite Skilled Worker Visas (Tier 2 Application) for GP surgeries in the Easington constituency that are seeking to employ and...

      Visas: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Hong Kongers have arrived in the UK via the British National (Overseas) visa scheme since its launch, by local authority.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the email correspondence of 7 July 2021 from the hon. Member for High Peak, regarding migrant Channel...

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when vulnerable female Afghan nationals sheltering in Tehran, and other cities and countries outside Afghanistan, will be able to access the...

      Motorcycles: Antisocial Behaviour and Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will produce a national police strategy for tackling anti-social behaviour and crime associated with off-road bikes.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 21 October 2021 to Question 58293 on Drugs: Misuse, whether a formal consultation process in line with guidelines...

      Emergency Services: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average 999 emergency police response times are for incidents in (a) Peterlee and (b) Seaham in the latest period for which data is...

      Police: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of whether there is a relationship between levels of policing and and areas of greater deprivation.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • British National (Overseas): Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when his Department will provide applicants to the National VCSE Grant Scheme with a decision.

    • Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he is taking steps to (a) end Section 21 evictions and (b) ensure no other route is created for no fault evictions.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 20 September 2021 to Question 49020 on Members: Correspondence, when a response to the...

      Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what progress his Department has made on ending the use of section 21 no fault evictions.

      Housing Associations: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what assessment he has made of the (a) value for money of service charges collected by housing associations and (b)...

      Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many civil servants have been transferred to his Department since 15 September 2021; and what units have been...

      Housing Associations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps he is taking to encourage housing associations to share fire and similar safety assessments with tenants and...

      Housing: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, which local authorities do not have a housing plan in place.

      Local Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will provide (a) details and (b) the number of local plans that have been halted by the Planning Inspectorate in...

      Local Government: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when his Department plans to respond to the Committee on Standards in Public Life review of local government ethical standards.

      Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, when local authorities will begin to allocate the £1.5 billion made available under the Business Rates Relief Fund...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Heating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what type of heating system is the primary source of heating at (a) Chequers, (b) Dorneywood, (c) Chevening...

    • Northern Ireland Protocol

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent discussions he has had with Maroš Šefčovič on the Northern Ireland protocol.

      Coronavirus: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress his Department has made on holding a public inquiry into the Government’s handling...

      Government Departments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what changes have been made to the machinery of Government since 15 September 2021.

      UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which of his Ministers is responsible for implementing any policies relating to (a) the suspension of tariff...

      British Constitution: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which units in his Department are responsible for constitutional policy.

      Procurement: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what ministerial responsibility he holds for cross-government procurement policy.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with (a) US trade representatives and (b) industry bodies on efforts to (i) reach a resolution to the...

    • Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the announcement of an agreement between the US and EU in the section 232 steel and aluminium trade dispute which includes...

      Trade Agreements: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to use its trade policy to promote higher animal welfare standards around the world.

      Whisky: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions her Department has had with the US Administration on the removal of UK tariffs on American whiskeys.

      Trade Agreements: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the meeting of the Joint Committee for UK-Palestinian Authority Trade and Cooperation held on 22 September 2021 discussed the...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her policy on the trade terms on agriculture agreed in principle with Australia (a) will or (b) will not become the standard terms...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the modelling set out in the UK-Australia FTA strategic approach, published on 17 July 2020, what forecast her Department...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many of the National Lottery’s 44,000 retail partners sell (a) both draw based tickets and instant win tickets, (b)...

    • Social Media: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Online Safety Bill will include provisions to help ensure that social media platforms provide advertisers with...

      Self-harm: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Online Safety Bill will include specific guidance on what constitutes (a) content that is harmful to body image...

      Youth Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what proportion of her departmental budget is allocated to supporting local authority provided youth services.

      Sports: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to tackle racism in sport (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will take steps to encourage a partnership approach between statutory services and the voluntary sector to provide...

      Youth Services: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional support she will make available for youth services for young people with SEND requirements.

      Youth Services: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a form of accreditation for people who volunteer with...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to help charities to recover from the effects of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cricket: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if she will (a) make anti-racism, equality and diversity targets in cricket a ministerial priority and (b) report annually on...

      Youth Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of demand for spending on youth services.

      Youth Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether funding for capital spending for new youth centres will also be available to youth centres that are planning capital...

      Cricket: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the prevalence of racism in professional cricket; and what steps she plans to take to tackle...

      Ofcom: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many FTE staff Ofcom has recruited to support its duties under the Telecommunications (Security) Bill; and how many FTE...

      4G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2021 to Question 58990, on Broadband: Banff and Buchan, what estimate her Department has...

      Ofcom: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many staff Ofcom has recruited on an FTE basis to support its duties under the proposed Online Safety Bill, and how many...

      Advertising: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether she plans to include provisions to protect internet users from illegal advertisements in the Online Safety Bill.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent advertising of dogs for sale through (a) Snapchat and (b) Instagram stories where content...

    • Food: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Northern Ireland administration on having the Union Jack on labels of food that enters...

      Meat: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the trade deal agreed in principle between the UK and Australia, what assessment his Department has made...

      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 Cambridge on Inshore Vessel Monitoring dated 1 September 2021.

      Export Health Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2021 to Question 65537 on Export Health Certificates, what steps his Department is...

      Sewage: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fines have been issued to each water company for discharging raw sewage into bodies of water years in (a) 2018, (b)...

      Ivory Act 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he expects the 2018 Ivory Act to be implemented.

      Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will consider the potential merits of a scheme to safely remove unwanted ivory products in the UK.

  • Attorney General

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to eliminate the backlog in issuing driving licences; and when they estimate that the backlog will be cleared.

    • Shipping: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport to the Chair of the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee on 1 March 2018,...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Natural Gas: Norway

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 26 October (HL2999), when they last communicated with the government of Norway regarding the gas supply...

    • Renewable Energy: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive regarding the use of renewable energy in Northern Ireland.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Eating Disorders: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eating Disorders report Breaking the Cycle: an inquiry into eating...

    • Maternity Services: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that all women's prisons have (1) paediatric, and (2) neonatal, emergency equipment; and how they intend to ensure that all...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce mandatory vaccines for all NHS England staff.

      Embryos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Kamall on 9 November (HL Deb, col 1588) that the time limit for storage of gametes and embryos will be amended by legislation...

      Gambling: Clinics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of establishing NHS gambling addiction clinics across England.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why COVID-19 vaccinations are compulsory for care home staff, and voluntary for NHS staff.

      Coronavirus: Ivermectin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19; and what plans they have to permit General Practitioners and...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the NHS about changes they are making to (1) outpatient departments, and (2) in-patient care, to avoid hospital acquired COVID-19.

      Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Department of Health and Social Care and the Office for National Statistics Direct and Indirect health impacts of COVID-19 in England,...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many care home residents who received two initial doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have now received their booster dose.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make masks mandatory (1) on public transport, and (2) in public spaces, as both COVID-19 daily cases and deaths continue to rise.

      Telemedicine: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost-saving implications of using video conferencing for (1) the delivery of mental health services, and (2) non-emergency GP...

      Steroid Drugs: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commission research to establish the (1) dependency, and (2) withdrawal, risks associated with extended prescribed use of mid to high...

      Health Services: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to replace the NHS Safety Thermometer with an equivalent system to track patient safety in NHS hospitals and community care facilities.

      Dante Labs and Immensa Health Clinic: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Immensa Health Clinics Ltd and Dante Labs have not received full UKAS accreditation to perform COVID-19 testing; whether Immensa Health Clinics Ltd and Dante...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 12 October (HL2877), what information they have received from the 15 companies who have submitted a proposal...

      Oral Tobacco

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they maintain a ban on snus products.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Mental Capacity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish a consultation paper on reforming the Mental Capacity Act 2005 to facilitate small payments by people who lack capacity.

    • Crown Dependencies: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Crown Dependencies last made financial contributions to the UK; and what were the amounts transferred.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Occupied Territories: Olives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about Palestinians being prevented from harvesting their olive crops in occupied territory by (1)...

    • Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of freedom of religion or belief in Pakistan; and what consideration they will give to this assessment when negotiating a trade deal...

      Pakistan: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) forced conversion, and (2) forced marriage, of girls from minority communities in Pakistan.

      Myanmar: Christianity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported military attacks on Chin civilians and churches in Myanmar; and what discussions they have had with the government...

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prepare for the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons in January 2022;...

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to engage as an observer in the first Meeting of the State Parties to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in...

      Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Stockholm Initiative for Nuclear Disarmament and its stepping stones approach; and what plans they have, if any, to join...

      Pakistan: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan regarding an independent, impartial and prompt investigation of allegations of (1) forced...

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking ahead of the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (1) to clarify their...

      Pakistan: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) funding, and (2) other support, they are providing to protect girls from minority communities in Pakistan from the practice of forced conversion and...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Livestock: Waste Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce a support package for the farming and agriculture sector if a mass farm animal cull is required.

    • Fishing Vessels: Marine Environment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to reduce, and (2) to eliminate, sea bottom trawling in UK waters.

  • Home Office

    • Alcoholic drinks: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle drink spiking.

    • Public Health: Licensing Laws

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have if any, to amend the Licensing Act 2003 to add public health as a licensing objective.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many instances of e-scooters being used illegally have been recorded in England; how many e-scooters have been confiscated by the police; and what plans they...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when was the last review of the total cost of the proposed UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre; what were the findings of that review; what is the most...

    • Evictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prohibit section 21 'no fault' eviction notices.

      Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the (1) capacity, and (2) capability, of Local Enterprise Partnerships are not undermined before a view has been...

      UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the estimate of £25 million private funding required to support the delivery of the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre remains an accurate...

      UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the flood risks to the Victoria Tower Gardens site proposed for the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre were last reviewed; and whether the floods...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Offenders: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar on 5 November (HL3354), what are the comparable figures of former prisoners employed by all...

    • Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925: Enforcement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925 is enforced.

      National Security: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security implications of outsourcing UK national security infrastructure to non-UK companies.

  • Treasury

    • Foreign Companies: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many overseas businesses selling directly into the UK by mail order have registered for UK VAT since 1 January; and what assessment they have made of the...

    • Internet: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much additional VAT revenue they have collected as a result of the changes to online platforms’ VAT liability that came into effect in January; and what...

      Directors: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal by the Financial Conduct Authority to count anyone who identifies as female as contributing towards the percentage...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Victoria Tower Gardens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their commitment (1) to protecting, and (2) to accessing, green spaces includes the preservation of Victoria Tower Gardens as a fully open park.

    • Mobile Phones: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Barran on 19 July (HL1998) and Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 27 October (HL3096), what plans they have to...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Lord Speaker and Senior Deputy Speaker: Staff

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what was the cost of the administrative team supporting (1) the office of the Lord Speaker, and (2) the office of the Senior Deputy Speaker, for each of the...

    • Peers: Attendance

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many members of the House attended proceedings of the House each sitting day in (1) September, and (2) October; and how many voted in each division in...

      Peers: Correspondence

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what arrangements are available to help backbench Peers deal with correspondence.

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