Written answers

Thursday, 18 November 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the shortage of HGV drivers across the UK; and what consultation has taken place with representatives of the...

    • Buses: Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of delays in processing Passenger Carrying Vehicle licences by the DVLA on the availability of bus drivers...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the £335 million allocated in the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 for zero-emission buses, how much of this funding will...

      Public Transport: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the (a) affordability and (b) availability of public transport in (i) Southport and (ii) the North West.

      Taxis: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 23 June 2020 to Question 59615 on Taxis: Licensing and the Statutory Taxi and Private Vehicle Standards guidance...

      Taxis: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the answer on 15 September 2021 to question 47036 on Taxis: Licensing, what plans her Department has to reform regulation of the taxi and...

      Motability: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to encourage people on Motability to choose electric vehicles; and if additional support is available for the installation...

      Shipping: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2021 to Question 65406 on Shipping: Employment, if he will provide figures for UK domiciled (a) ratings and (b)...

      High Speed Two: Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of July 14 2021 to Question 29790 on High Speed Two: Compulsory Purchase, how many residential properties have been compulsory...

      Midland Metro: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date his Department became aware of safety problems with the Midland Metro.

      Bridges: Northwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the strain on the single-lane bridge crossing the River Weaver at Winnington in Northwich; and...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what cross-Departmental steps he is taking to help make electric cars more affordable for UK consumers.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to make electric car charging points more widely accessible.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2021 to Question 70323 on Motorways, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effectiveness of his...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to implement proposals for households to switch automatically onto the cheapest energy tariffs.

    • Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households with vouchers issued under the Green Homes Grant scheme are waiting for work to be completed.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if his Department will extend the deadline for the Green Homes Grant scheme beyond 30 November 2021 for households with...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the impact of supply chain issues on the construction industry's ability to complete...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been allocated under the Green Homes Grant scheme, by region.

      Ports: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from the Scottish Government on Scottish Ports and their ownership by companies...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse in the event that (a) 10 to 25 per cent of...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what methodology his Department used to calculate the default estimates for the (a) Coronavirus Business Interruption...

      Mathematics: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the amount that the Government has spent on mathematical sciences at higher education...

      Hydrogen: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the use of blue hydrogen in achieving net zero.

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help protect consumers from rising wholesale gas prices.

      Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to help the steel industry to decarbonise.

      Employment Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will include in the forthcoming Employment Bill an extension of maternity allowance for fathers who are...

      Incinerators: Northwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the expansion of the proposed Northwich incinerator on (a)...

      Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to progress the delivery of the Life Sciences Vision.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to extend the pilot scheme launched on 30 September 2020 in England for residents vaccinated abroad to request that...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date a third covid-19 booster vaccination will be displayed on the NHS covid pass.

      Gambling: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on tackling gambling and gambling addiction in each of the last 10 years.

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether private healthcare staff who are unvaccinated against covid-19 will be permitted to carry out NHS treatment.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2021 to Question 67098 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what his timescale is for assessing how booster...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on ensuring that people who have had one of their two covid-19 vaccines abroad can obtain an NHS...

      General Practitioners: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to its commitment of November 2019, what progress his Department has made on increasing GP numbers by 6,000 by 2024-25.

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether money allocated to people under the Windrush Compensation Scheme is exempted from consideration in means testing for social care.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies has advised the Government to adopt its covid-19 Plan B.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2021 to Question 59887 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, where the available trial locations are; and how...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2021 to Question 59887 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what progress he has made on those trials; and...

      HIV Infection: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the HIV Action Plan will measure progress in ending new HIV transmission against 2019 levels.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that up to date and accurate guidance is (a) available and (b) accessible to health workers delivering...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will scale up the administration of the covid-19 vaccine (a) nationally and (b) in York.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ask the NHS to allow people to book their appointments for booster covid-19 vaccinations in advance so that they can schedule...

      Eating Disorders: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of the additional funding for health-related research and development, as outlined in the Autumn Budget and...

      Operating Theatres: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many surgical fires occurred in operating theatres in NHS England Trusts from April 2019 to October 2021.

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to mandate Integrated Care Systems to implement the NHS England Eye Care Planning and...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing measures to ensure that relatives of care home patients have...

      Pregnancy: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of healthcare provision services for pregnant women in prison.

      Hospitals: Northwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that hospital treatment is accessible for the residents of Northwich; and to what services...

      Surgery: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to allocate NHS funding to (a) reduce joint replacement waiting times and (b) provide support to people...

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has issued to Clinical Commissioning Groups on implementing the four week discharge to assess pathway standard that has...

      Joint Replacements: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were on waiting lists for joint replacement surgery in England as of 12 November 2021.

      Cardiovascular Diseases: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will prioritise cardiovascular care in the Government’s forthcoming delivery plan on tackling the elective surgery backlog.

      Gastrointestinal System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment (a) his Department and (b) NHS England have made of the impact of the findings contained within the recent Getting it...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Guidance on care home visiting, last updated on 23 August 2021, will next be reviewed by his Department, in response to the...

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's announcement that £375 million will be made available for research into neurodegenerative...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Disabled Children’s Partnership and Scope’s October 2021 report, The Gap Widens, what plans his...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 56853 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what the timescale is for the completion of the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of funding early mental health support hubs in communities across England...

      Disability: Children

      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...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing those under 16 with an NHS Covid Pass to evidence their...

      Social Services: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support the retention of care worker staff in (a) general and (b) trusts in which a high proportion of the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much he expects local Clinical Commissioning Groups to spend on children and young people's mental health as a proportion of its...

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure people travelling to countries, such as Israel, which require proof of three Covid-19 vaccination doses...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to lay regulations to rescind Schedules 21 and 22 of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

      Oral Tobacco: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress has been made on Committee on Toxicity’s review of the toxicological risks associated with oral nicotine...

      NHS 111

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for NHS 111 calls to be responded to by a clinician.

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) support patients receiving cannabis-based treatment and (b) help ensure that they can continue to access...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department’s elective recovery plan will include details on how (a) hospital bed and (b) surgical capacity should be...

      Cardiovascular Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on diagnosis of heart and circulatory diseases.

  • Department for Education

    • School Meals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with HM Treasury on increasing funding for Free School Meals, in response to the recent increase in the...

    • Government Departments: Anti-bullying Week

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues to encourage them and their Departments to mark Anti-bullying week 2021.

      School Meals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues in the Treasury on funding challenges in the school meals industry.

      Electric Vehicles: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure (a) students (b) mechanics in South Yorkshire have access to the (i) skills and (ii) training needed to service...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues in the Department for Education on the potential impact of the new requirement for care...

      Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answers of 2 November 2021 to Questions 62860 and 62861 on Remote Education, whether the Department’s Get Help with Remote...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reviewing its guidance on excluding children with special educational needs with...

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to extend the free period product scheme for schools into 2022.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Administration of Justice: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2021 to Question 904111 on Administration of Justice: Access, what steps the (a) police and (b) CPS are taking to...

    • Solitary Confinement: Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, under what circumstances can a prisoner be held in solitary confinement; and what legal conditions need to be met to hold a mentally ill prisoner in...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps the Government is taking to help tackle cyberflashing.

  • Treasury

    • NHS England and NHS Improvement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answers of 9 July 2021 to Question 25963 and 14 September 2021 to Question 44455 on NHS England and NHS Improvement, whether the Chief...

    • Amazon Web Services: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has received assurances that Amazon Web Services will pay in full its UK taxes on all income earned with respect to its recently...

      Annual Investment Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of business investments were covered by the Annual Investment Allowance in (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

      International Monetary System

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his Answer of 4 November 2021 to Question 67246 on International Monetary System, what estimate he has made of the monetary value of 0.5 per...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reconsider the Draught Relief policy so that it will apply to drinks served from draught containers less than 40 litres in...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 November 2021 to Question 70297 on Overseas Aid, over what time period he plans to channel and disburse the up to £4...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Tuvalu: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment she has made of the progress of projects funded by her Department that are designed to...

    • Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she has taken to (a) secure the release of Sudan’s prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok and (b) allow...

      Sudan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to protect Sudanese Christians from persecution and harm since the military...

      Nigeria: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions she has had with the Nigerian Government on tackling (a) banditry and (b) jihadist...

      GCHQ: Amazon Web Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the value of the recently reported cloud computing contract between Amazon Web Services and GCHQ is.

      Ghana: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to the Government of Ghana on the proposed anti-LGBT+ Bill currently before...

      Mali: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions has he had with his French counterpart on assisting those affected by the recent attacks...

      British Nationals Abroad: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support her Department offers to UK dual nationals arrested in (a) the country in which they are also a...

      Indonesia: War Graves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether she visited the Jakarta Commonwealth War Cemetery in Menteng Pulo during her visit to Indonesia on 11...

      British Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment she has made of the impact of the reduction to funding to the British Council will have on its...

      Guatemala: Judiciary and Rule of Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the closure of the International Commission against...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help the digital sector create partnerships through the Three Seas Initiative.

      Legal Representation: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support her Department provides to British citizens who urgently need legal representation abroad.

      India: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2021 to Question 65499 on India: Arrests, whether she has made...

      Trials: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps she is taking with allies through international organisations to promote access to fair trials for...

      Hong Kong: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the extension of China's Foreign Anti-Sanctions...

      Hong Kong: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with HSBC on allowing British National Overseas passport holders to withdraw their...

      HSBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment her Department has made of the potential for HSBC to split its operations outside of China and...

      HSBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions she has had with HSBC executives on the freezing of bank accounts of Mr Ted Hui and other...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: National Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Government procurement exercise reference TNA406, published on 11 November 2021, what discussions he has had regarding which of...

    • Clyde Naval Base: Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2021 to Question 68118 on Clyde Naval Base: High Rise Flats, what the maximum height is of the ladders used by...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentre Plus: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that Jobcentre Plus clients who need interpreters are provided with interpreting services at...

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on the rollout of yellow card warnings in place of immediate benefit sanctions.

      Family Resources Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of including data at a local authority area level in the household food insecurity...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what date all personal independence payment applicants will be offered the choice of an audio recording at their assessment.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many waivers were granted for universal credit overpayments classed as official error in financial year 2020-21.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of a modifying ​the Child Maintenance Service variation process in relation to...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department has spent on defending initial decisions made at benefit or health assessments which were then overruled at a...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department took to ensure that disabled people were adequately engaged during the recent Health and Disability green paper...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2021 to Question 68249 on Universal Credit, what proportion of the £67.8 million deducted from...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Intra-Trade Animal Health certificates were issued for dogs entering the UK in each month of 2021 to date.

    • Pets: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to regulate the online sale of pets.

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were imported using the Pet Travel Scheme in (a) August, (b) September and (c) October 2021.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect and promote the UK fishing industry; what his timescale is for providing details of new...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the EU Settlement Scheme Policy Equality Statement (PES) dated 22 May 2019, published on 7 September 2021, and the section...

    • UK Border Agency: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to seek a UK supplier for the replacement of the Border Agency’s existing cutter and coastal patrol vessel fleet.

      Anti-bullying Week

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had has with the Minister for Women and Equalities on her Department's plans to mark Anti Bullying Week 2021.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what target timescale she has set to open the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme.

      Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2021 to Question Number 59946 on Refugees: Afghanistan, what the (a) longest and (b) median length of...

      Fireworks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the data her Department holds on all crime committed (a) in relation to and (b) involving fireworks.

      Migrant Workers: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 58819 on Migrant Workers: Home Office, what steps her Department is taking to assess...

      Visas: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 October 2021 to Question 903764 on Agri-food Industry: Labour Shortages, how many visas have been issued for...

      Migrant Workers: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 October 2021 to Question 58819 on Migrant Workers: Home Office, how many visas have been issued to foreign...

      Abortion: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with relevant stakeholders on establishing buffer zones to protect people (a) accessing and (b)...

      Hate Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to tackle the increase of violent hate crimes in (a) Leicestershire and (b) England.

      Windrush Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether money allocated to people under the Windrush Compensation Scheme is exempted from consideration in means tested financial assessments.

      Rafał Ziemkiewicz

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what basis Rafał Ziemkiewicz was denied entry to the UK in October 2021; and who made that decision.

      Muslim Brotherhood

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will commission a new review of the Muslim Brotherhood to update the 2015 review; and if she will make a statement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister for Afghan Resettlement plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Tottenham dated 18 October 2021...

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what plans he has to repeal section 8 of the Local Government Act 1894; if he will issue guidance and clarification to...

    • Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if he will prioritise (a) publishing the responses and outcome to the consultation Supporting defence infrastructure and...

      High Rise Flats: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department plans to offer financial support to leaseholders of high-rise apartments facing remediation costs...

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how many homes have been built under the First Homes scheme.

      Derelict Land: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 8 November 2021 to Question 69103, on Derelict Land: Regeneration, whether his Department used a...

      Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether his Department conducted an impact assessment on the changes announced in respect to Class MA of permitted...

      Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2021 to Question 33952 on Permitted Development Rights and the Written Statement of 1...

      Social Rented Housing: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that social housing providers tackle cases of damp and mould.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what the average private let rents of buy-to-let properties are compared to the rents of social housing landlords, in each...

  • Scotland Office

    • Seed Potatoes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment his Department has made of the contribution to the economy of the Scottish seed potato sector.

    • Seed Potatoes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with representatives of the Scottish seed potato sector.

      Seed Potatoes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the impact of leaving the EU on the Scottish seed potato sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Seed Potatoes: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) the Northern Ireland Executive and (b) the Government of Ireland on Scottish seed potato...

      Edinburgh Prison: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many cases of covid-19 have been identified at HMP Edinburgh as of 12 November 2021.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Amazon Web Services: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total value is of Government cloud computing contracts with Amazon Web Services since 2014; and how...

    • Football

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Prime Minister last met the Chief Executive of the Premier League.

      Civil Servants: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential impact on the operation of the civil service of widening civil...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending financial compensation to bereaved parents...

      Amazon Web Services: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether Amazon Web Services’ cloud computing contract with GCHQ provides for a minimum of 10 per cent...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Economic Models

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the internal review of trade modelling announced by her Department on 1 July 2020, when the results of that review were...

    • Department for International Trade: CitySprint

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to contract reference 287415/1012191, published on 9 November 2021, for what reason her Department required a courier service...

      Trade Agreements: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to complete the trade deal with New Zealand.

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what changes she plans to make to the methodology set out in the UK-Australia FTA strategic approach, published on 17 July 2020, for...

      Foreign Investment in UK: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the implications of liquidity shortages in the Chinese economy for UK (a) businesses and (b) infrastructure...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the full methodology her Department used to assess the impact of free trade agreements on as of (a) 17 July 2020, (b) 23...

      Healthcare UK: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the full list of private-sector companies and organisations for which Healthcare UK has provided (a) consultancy, (b)...

      Department for International Trade: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, under the terms of the contract agreed by her Department on 26 August 2021 for provision of an Export Support Services Contact Centre, how...

      Department for International Trade: Film London

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her Department's letter of agreement with Film London/British Film Commission of 5 October 2021, what elements of...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Safety

      What steps the Government is taking to help tackle harmful content online that encourages or assists suicide.

    • ICT: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to produce a UK national cloud strategy; and how much the Government plans to invest in the UK...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to consult on the future of Channel 4.

      Yorkshire County Cricket Club: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the allegations of racism affecting Yorkshire County...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the findings from the final round of the Events and Research Programme will be published.

      Motor Sports: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to tackle the environmental impact of auto racing.

      Personal Records: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government procurement exercise reference TNA406, published on 11 November 2021, who has been...

      Personal Records: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which of the collations of service records maintained by the National Archives covers personnel from (a) officer ranks and (b)...

      Personal Records: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which of the collations of service records maintained by the National Archives covers personnel from (a) officer ranks and (b)...

      Tiktok

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations her Department has made to TikTok, the social networking service, in relation to videos posted on that...

      Channel Four Television: Privatisation

      What assessment she has made of the impact of the potential privatisation of Channel 4 on jobs in the independent media production sector.

      Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress her Department has made on analysing responses to its consultation on reform of the Electronic Communications...

      Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of a streamlined negotiation process for access agreements...

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether her Department plans to take steps to reduce gambling advertising during school run hours, in the context of analysis...

      Internet: Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps her Department is taking to help improve internet connections in Herefordshire.

  • Cop26

    • UN Climate Change Conference 2021: Invest Glasgow

      To ask the President of COP26, whether the Government has placed any restrictions upon Invest Glasgow at COP26 in respect of exhibiting at that Conference.

    • UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the President of COP26, whether external parties are able to (a) participate in and (b) make contributions to decision-making at COP26 via an open, transparent and accountable process,...

      Climate Change

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he will take to include civil society in the delivery of COP26 outcomes.

      Climate Change: Business

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure transparent accountability of (a) businesses and (b) public sector bodies on their delivery of COP26 objectives.

      UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the President of COP26, how many members of the Government attended the COP26 summit in Glasgow.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Transphobia

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to reduce transphobia in the (a) media, (b) NHS and (c) UK.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Local Enterprise Partnerships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Local Enterprise Partnerships (1) are locally democratically accountable, and (2) are working co-operatively with local...

    • Insurance: Accountancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the effects of IFRS 17 on the profits of the inherited estate of insurance companies, and (2) the reported remarks by Peter...

      Delivery Services: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote consumer confidence in buying online; and what assessment they have made of the performance of delivery companies in this regard.

      Delivery Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the importance of home parcel deliveries during the last 18 months to the health and well-being of the UK; what conclusions,...

      Help to Grow Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow participants in the Small Business Leadership Programme to participate in the Help to Grow Scheme.

      Iron and Steel: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a steel sector deal (1) to help UK producers compete internationally, and (2) to provide long-term, sustainable policy support...

      UK Endorsement Board: Accountancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 28 October (HL3092), what assessment they have made of (1) the discussion between Katherine Coates and...

      Accountancy: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the UK Endorsement Board in Paragraph 27 of its endorsement assessment for IFRS 16 that the test required by...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement a health inequalities strategy that targets deprivation and focuses on the impact on (1) physical, and (2) mental, ill-health.

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Ministerial Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Ministerial Directions have been issued in the Department of Health and Social Care since October 2020; and what matters they related to.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an additional £250 million a week has become available for the NHS since the UK's departure from the EU; and if so, whether they will provide a...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to invest in early intervention for psychosis.

  • Department for Education

    • Secondary Education: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the manifesto by Teach First A fighting chance for every child: a manifesto for ending educational inequality, published in...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nigeria: Fulani

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 5 July (HL1232), what further steps they have taken in Nigeria to (1) "promote intercommunal and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Shipbuilding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the National Shipbuilding Office regarding the development of the refreshed National Shipbuilding Strategy; and when the...

    • Navy: Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took in developing their plans for a new Royal Navy Surveillance Ship; when it will be ordered; when they expect it will enter service; whether it...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Methane

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Callanan on 3 November (HL Deb, col 1215), what assessment they have made of the reduction of methane emissions required in...

    • Seas and Oceans: Plastics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to remove masses of plastic from the oceans.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Pay and Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) how HGV drivers’ average earnings in the UK compare to those in the rest of Europe, and (2) how many European HGV...

      Food: Consumption and Production

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the proportion of food (1) grown, and (2) consumed, in the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Refugees: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect Afghan refugees from harassment in the hotels and other temporary accommodation in which they reside.

  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

    • Buildings: Water Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that recycled rainwater is used in (1) new dwellings, (2) refurbished dwellings, and (3) commercial buildings.

    • Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the management of the (1) Holocaust Memorial, and (2) Learning Centre, in Victoria Tower Gardens.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those living in buildings with dangerous cladding do not need to pay towards the costs of remedying this danger.

      Buildings: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote the use of wood in the construction of new buildings.

      Imperial War Museum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Prime Minister's Holocaust Commission Report, published on 27 January 2015, why they do not regard the new Holocaust Galleries at the Imperial War...

  • Treasury

    • Investment Income: Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional revenues could be raised by aligning Dividend Tax rates with Income Tax rates applied to earned income.

    • Capital Gains Tax: Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional revenues could be raised by aligning Capital Gains Tax rates with Income Tax rates applied to earned income.

      Monetary Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Bank of England about reversing quantitative easing; and what assessment have they made of its effects on public finances.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to audit the proportion of the UK's cash network that uses technology either (1) developed, or (2) manufactured, in states which may be...

      Cash Dispensing: Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threat posed by cyber attacks on the UK's cash network.

      Liverpool Victoria: Takeovers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to exercise their statutory powers to examine the takeover of Liverpool Victoria insurance company.

      Ministerial Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Ministerial Directions have been issued since October 2020.

      Treasury: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Ministerial Directions have been issued in Her Majesty's Treasury since October 2020; and what matters they related to.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Electric and Telecommunications Cables: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of other countries regarding the resilience of the UK's subsea cables.

    • Electric and Telecommunications Cables: Seas and Oceans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the resilience of subsea cables will be considered in the new National Resilience Strategy; whether they plan to designate subsea cables as critical...

      Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support (1) small, and (2) medium, sized telecommunications providers in mitigating Distributed Denial of Service attacks.

  • Cop26

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